the developers read the message boards?
Yes, absolutely. Most members of the team read the boards
on their own, in addition to receiving reports highlighting
the major topics of interest and discussion.
there be in-game staff to address customer concerns?
Yes. Our customer relations department will be fully
staffed to provide technical and in-game assistance
through a variety of means.
there be in game volunteers?
No. Though we do anticipate that some of you may have
a desire to assist one another and that some play styles
lend themselves well to this sort of role. We will provide
players with the opportunity through regular game play
and completion of missions, to take on additional roles
within their community. Any player may choose to become
involved in this expanded game content by diligently
completing missions and earning the appropriate faction
guilds exist in Earth & Beyond?
Player-formed guilds and organizations will be encouraged
and supported within Earth & Beyond, permitting
powerful cooperative exploratory treks, trade missions
and galactic raids.
there be guild vaults?
We want to provide guild support, but this is unlikely
to be present at launch.
guilds be allowed to use different chat channels?
Yes, we'll provide guilds and other groups the ability
to use their own chat channel.
guilds control planets or space stations?
guilds be able to declare war on each other?
will the news system work?
News will be provided inside the game within the lounges
of space stations as well as on our news site.
NET-7 is the only communications, media and virtual
network that spans the whole of civilized space. Linked
by a series of relay stations at nexus points, signals
are sent through the gate network. Effectively NET-7
is the major news network for the Earth & Beyond
universe and strives to present as impartial a view
of events as possible. Other news services allied with
various factions compete with NET-7 to present news
and put their own particular spin on situations.
Player interaction with NET-7 might
occur while visiting a space station. The huge in-lounge
screens keep travelers informed through broadcasts,
breaking bulletins and even commercials! Those players
who enjoy the challenges of serving as a galactic reporter
might opt to undertake missions for NET-7 and earn the
opportunity to submit stories for broadcast on NET-7.
Of course, NET-7 reports will be relayed to the Earth
& Beyond website as well.