StarMade Surprise Update

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    1. schema

      schema Cat God

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      Greetings citizens, ~


      We’ve worked long and hard on this, and now we can finally reveal it. StarMade will be getting all new planets!


      Here is the first screenshot of the new planets:


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      These new planets are according to our benchmarks about a million times faster to load and only take a fraction of memory compared to the old ones! Generating the actual core of the planet was the hardest obstacle to overcome as it required exact placement of one block in a very specific position. One coordinate off, and the block would be in a different position, so we had to work for countless hours on getting those three numbers exactly right.


      These planets will be visible from all across the universe, as long as you are no more than a mile away from them. They integrate into the game seamlessly. The problems of them not being round has been finally solved by using a cubic sphere representation that looks like one cube block, but, if you squint and tilt your head slightly to the left, actually kind of looks like a sphere.


      There is so much to explore! As you can see, this planet will have multiple biomes. While exploring you will encounter vast deserts full of sand blocks, deep forests with lots of foliage. Colder areas with ice crystals all over the place.


      Take out your ship core, strap a thruster on it and explore all these exciting new planets. Don’t forget your salvage computer to mine some resources on your journey.


      Can you identify me?


      Thanks for playing StarMade,

      ~ The Schine Team


      Can you ID me?

      SOLUTION:
      Block IDs of all blocks named in italics.
      SAND(74)
      FOLIAGE(85)
      ICE_CRYSTAL(286)
      SHIP_CORE(1)
      THRUSTER(8)
      SALVAGE_COMPUTER(4)

      PASSWORD: 7485286184

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      #1 schema, Apr 1, 2017
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    2. Batavium

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      They finally got it! My life is complete now!

      Great 1 April guys! :ROFLMAO:(y)
       
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    3. schema

      schema Cat God

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      And that's not all of it ;)
       
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    4. 0ldSkull

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      Nice one, looks great!
       
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    5. Shaker

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      waste of time
       
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    6. 0ldSkull

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      Sounds like you missed both points...
       
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    7. Lone_Puppy

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      Sweet! Something new to play with and explore. :)
       
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    8. starhaiden

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      The new planets are amazing, I used to only get about 10fps when near a planet now I get 10,000,000 fps.
       
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    9. RossTerra

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      This is annoying me, I can't get the password.
       
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    10. HorribleHedgehog

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      I feel dumb for not figuring out the password. :oops:
       
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    11. RossTerra

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      You got it?
       
    12. HorribleHedgehog

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      Nope, still feeling dumb!
       
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    13. taisong

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      I don't get it
       
    14. RossTerra

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      Wow, that took way too long to get.
       
    15. taisong

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      Is this case sensitive? Because, if it is, then people will have to try a lot of large-small case variations.
       
    16. schema

      schema Cat God

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      Added first hint at the bottom of the post
       
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    17. DukeofRealms

      DukeofRealms Count Duku

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      I know people have got it already :) If you do have it, refrain from sharing the password or where it leads, don't want to spoil the fun now do we ;)
       
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    18. yoyo2901

      yoyo2901 Meatshield

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      the new forum chat feature is amazing :D
       
    19. jontyfreack

      jontyfreack Pipe-God-Emperor of starmade

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      I will give you a hint to what the link leads too.

      heaven.

      it leads to heaven.
       
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    20. Lancake

      Lancake Head of Testing

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      The password is not: LanCakeIsAwesome
      Tried multiple variations but none worked :(
       
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