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Posted by: Erik Luken
« on: April 13, 2019, 01:14:42 PM »

"Crayon Eater"... but, but... THEY TASTE LIKE PURPLE!!!

Everyone knows that red tastes better.
Posted by: littleWolf
« on: April 13, 2019, 08:12:45 AM »

Creaton ?
Posted by: xenoscepter
« on: April 09, 2019, 02:24:39 PM »

"Crayon Eater"... but, but... THEY TASTE LIKE PURPLE!!!
Posted by: MarcAFK
« on: April 09, 2019, 08:49:24 AM »

Well thats no fun, they're already called Jarheads anyway.
Posted by: mtm84
« on: April 09, 2019, 02:47:59 AM »

Whats the Naval equivalent to Crayon eater?

Marine?
Posted by: MarcAFK
« on: April 09, 2019, 02:43:31 AM »

Whats the Naval equivalent to Crayon eater?
Posted by: Erik Luken
« on: April 08, 2019, 09:51:16 PM »

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Jarhead
Petty Officer

Something seems off here...

I prefer it to "crayon eater".

I can arrange that title for you :D
Posted by: Jarhead0331
« on: April 08, 2019, 08:46:54 PM »

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Jarhead
Petty Officer

Something seems off here...

I prefer it to "crayon eater".
Posted by: Jovus
« on: April 08, 2019, 08:35:51 PM »

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Jarhead
Petty Officer

Something seems off here...
Posted by: Jarhead0331
« on: April 08, 2019, 11:45:04 AM »

I dunno, what's left?
the new AI is major but looks pretty close to done, ground combat hasn't been tested and probably needs a bit of bug fixing, but apart from that, I have no idea what you think steve's going to be doing untill 2020 :p

The only really significant development areas left at the moment are strategic offence for the AI and diplomacy.

There are a lot of minor UI areas that I left out when programming functionality, which I am fixing as I need them while playing, plus some smaller windows such as habitable world search. However, those are just labour intensive - they don't need a lot of thought and aren't even that necessary for a first release. They are tidying up more than anything.

The thing that is taking time at the moment is testing and and fixing bugs for existing functionality. I tested functions within the code as they were written to ensure no immediate execution errors, but once all the different areas of the code interact during a real campaign, it creates a lot of unforeseen situations. Even the fact that something is going wrong is not always immediately obvious. Also, fixing one thing sometimes uncovers other problems that were hidden by the first bug. I've caused some fairly spectacular problems by fixing minor bugs :).

Finally, the major factor in development is simply the availability of my own time. This week for example, I had to take some work visitors out to dinner on Monday, we have a work poker tournament tonight, I am out with my wife tomorrow and we have friends coming over from the UK to stay at our house Friday to Monday. The weather is getting warmer so we are starting to BBQ and the hot tub will be filled this week. We have holidays coming up in May and July and the TT festival is in June for 2 weeks. The list goes on. Even when I do have free time, I have other hobbies beside Aurora. I just ordered an 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope so I can finally do some astronomy, so that will be taking up some time too :)

I'm not being pessimistic, but rather just pointing out the variety of reasons that remaining work is not necessarily correlated with delivery time. Lots of rain for example, is probably good for Aurora :)

Out-of-town guests, BBQ, hot tub? Sounds like you need to get your priorities straight...and invite me over for the party. What? I'll bring the beer.  ;D
Posted by: xenoscepter
« on: April 08, 2019, 11:19:48 AM »

Uzbekistand is west of Georgia X.X
Posted by: xenoscepter
« on: April 08, 2019, 11:19:06 AM »

Not too far off, just south of Belarus.
Posted by: xenoscepter
« on: April 08, 2019, 11:18:24 AM »

Ukraine, that's in Central Europe if I'm not mistaken. West of Russia, with Uzbekistan south of Russia near Georgia. Ya'll are south of Finland I think, now that I've written my guess-timate, I'm gonna go fetch ye olde Atlas.
Posted by: Father Tim
« on: April 08, 2019, 10:41:11 AM »

And I'm Ukrainian, that's not as far as Alpha Centauri but most Americans fail to find it on map :)

It's northwest of Georgia, along the coast. . .  so Missouri?
Posted by: MultiVitamin
« on: April 08, 2019, 06:52:07 AM »

Lies, everyone knows that America is situated on a pangea-like supercontinent and people claiming to be from other "countries" are just alien Invaders trying to earn our trust with Doritos and mountain dew. USA! USA!!!
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