New Planet Speculation Thread

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    1. Valiant70

      Valiant70 That crazy cyborg

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      Recently posted elsewhere on the forums: seemingly spherical planets hidden in Starmade's code are revealed by a glitch
      Could this be real? Could it be a hoax? Let's look at the screenshots and see how the images line up with the clues from the last teaser. For convenience, here are the screenshots from the above quote:
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      First of all, what are we looking at? Are these "bent blocks?" I don't think so. Look carefully at the last screenshot. It looks like the plates have been contoured so that they look rounded without all the weirdness that would come with bent voxels. This seems to align with this comment in the teaser:
      Recall this gif from the teaser:
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      There was a bit of discussion among players whether the horizon is curved. Most finally concluded that it is a hill. If true, this could be a plate from the planets in the screenshots above.

      If this is real, it's definitely been optimized... A LOT. The number of blocks is obviously enormous. Recall this comment:
      The first screenshot appears to show multiple biomes, although this could just be the result of looking at the brown sides of grass blocks around the planet.

      So, is it real? If not, it's a pretty skillful hoax job. Screenshots like these would be tremendously hard to fake, and would not be likely to agree with past clues about the new planets in such detail. So what do you think? Real? Fake? Genius? Underwhelming? Be sure to post any new information you find.
       
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    2. Oh wow! I was considering asking for the old worlds back for a long while now but daamn!
       
    3. Thadius Faran

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    4. Lone_Puppy

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      Wow, this is defo what I've been waiting for. I did wonder why we had that annoying radial gravity and this makes it make a lot more sense.
      I hope this is how new planets are going to look, but bigger.
       
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    5. Crimson-Artist

      Crimson-Artist Wiki Administrator

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      OH MAN!

      I really hope they have an extensive underground cave system. I want to explore these on foot and be rewarded for it.
       
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    6. Sei-neko

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      I can't see any kind of atmosphere. I really hope they increase the size of the atmosphere bubble to allow for at least a couple of kilometres of aerospace.
       
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    7. Criss

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      Oh haha hmm jeeze. How'd that get there? I wonder what that's all about. What a strange looking planet. Would sure be interesting to see that in the game. Yup....
       
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    8. MConlisk

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      They do have a cave system similar to what you would see in Minecraft. I started to take pictures of the caves, but had to go to work. Here are the screenshots I have. These are kind of dark as it was on the back side of the planet at the time. I'll try to get better ones.

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    9. Dr. Whammy

      Dr. Whammy Executive Constructologist of the United Star Axis

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    10. jstenholt

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      Quit tantalizing us you absolute sadist. DISH
       
    11. Lone_Puppy

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      I'm sorry, but according to Diskworld views, this is a complete fabrication. The ball planet theory is all lies. ;-)
       
    12. Byamarro

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      I've just realised that the only people who may miss oreo planets are flat earthers.
       
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    13. OfficialCoding

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      I mean of course I'll miss Dodecahedron Planets, but only because nostalgia. Dodecas were what was in the game when I started playing. However, I've been wanting sphere planets since I started playing. If and when they switch to spheres it will be a welcome change.
       
    14. Dr. Whammy

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      Technically, it's an icosahedron; a 20-sided polyhedron comprised of triangular faces. In any case, I am thoroughly impressed; the thing looks great.

      On the other hand, while these teasers are cool, it's been almost a year and a half since the original GIF was posted. If they keep dragging ass like this, I'm going to have to take matters into my own hands.

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      My alternative. Just in case...

      Surely I jest; as I'm sure the coding that went into this new planet type was a royal pain in the neck and to be fair, I think I'd rather have Schine's brand of optimized planet. Their efforts are what keep me following this game but I'll be ready in case they decide to keep us all waiting. ;)
       
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    15. Dire Venom

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      This is glorious, thank you for posting the update!
       
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    16. Crimson-Artist

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      Well there goes the big reveal. At this rate you will never catch up to Nintendo in terms of hype reveals.
      --- Updated post (merge), Dec 12, 2018, Original Post Date: Dec 12, 2018 ---
      Do you think you can get us a size comparison pic? Like make a ship of a specific size and take a pic of it next to the planet.
       
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    17. Lone_Puppy

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      Yeah, that's a good idea. Use one of the trader ships, like the B190 or the C140 as they're most familiar.
      --- Updated post (merge), Dec 12, 2018, Original Post Date: Dec 12, 2018 ---
      I was thinking, to get a decent sized planet you will need to up the size of the sectors considerably. On that note, will the new universe be using sectors in the same way or even have sectors?
       
    18. EricBlank

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      Its almost certainly going to have sectors in some sense. Hopefully the way objects are distributed doesnt depend on the silly 16^3 "systems" we have now but something based around a sphere of sectors around a randomly-placed star... I'm going to keep kicking that particular horse until it either rises up from the dead or I join it, yes.
      Sectors can be expanded up to 7.5-8km without rounding errors/resource usage becoming a problem, and if planets can be scaled up to even 1km diameter without killing 50% of players' computers maybe the default sector size would be raised to 3-4km, too.

      The pictures posted do make wonder. CrissCriss comment just makes it harder to let go. I definitely want to see these ingame
       
    19. Lone_Puppy

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      Lol. With the new universe they might just move the horse. ;-)
       
    20. Mr.Steam

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      Any clue on the diameter of those things? My guess is around 500 meters which isn't huge, but not bad either.
       
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