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Q&A with Tanguy Dewavrin

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Hello everyone, Tanguy here! I’m sure you’re curious to know we’ve been up to, so it’s Q&A time!

 

Wondering what we’ve been working on, what’s down the line or what I’ve had for lunch? Post your questions here, in this thread and let’s have blast! I’ll be coming on to the Atom Universe forums this Thursday 10th December to answer as many of your questions as possible about the development of Atom Universe and about going-ons around the Atom Republic studio.

 

Looking forward to your questions and see you all on Thursday!

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Hiya Tanguy! :D 

 

Thank you for having this Q&A with the community! :D That's awesome & can't wait to see all the questions everyone has as well as seeing your answers. I'll have to think a bit about mine, but will post them here soon. :)

 

See you & everyone here Thursday! :D  

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Thanks tanguy for having this Q and A with is really looking forward to seeing everyone's questions and your replys. I'm also gonna have a think about mine :).. 

 

See eveyone Thursday :)

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Ok, my question is, if there is going to be a subscription based VIP pass for people when AU opens, how will that affect the Community members who already have the VIP pass through their level of pledge with the Kickstarter, will they have to have a subscription also? How will that work exactly?  And do you think it's fair to them? They were under the impression the VIP pass was exclusive to the backers which made it unique.

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Greetings All! 

Thank you for doing this Q&A, Tanguy. Maxpaws and I want to know if you could please join in on one of the meet-ups with all of us? It would be fun to just hang out and enjoy. 

 

Angelz :D

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Ok I have one question, 

 

i was was wondering what is happening with the cosmic pathfinders?

are we still cosmic pathfinders or do we have to apply?

If so what will it actually be will we be in game guides or has nothing been arranged/sorted 

 

thank you you for reading 

 

pix 

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I have several questions myself, but I will start with a few.

 

How will the servers be maintained? Will they solely be hosted by AU or will community members have an option at some point to host their own?

 

Seeing as how I missed the initial deadline to submit my personal space for consideration into AU, if I complete it or any other content, would I still be able to submit it at a later time for consideration? I only tinker with UE4, so there are delays when I tinker.

 

More questions to come soon!

 

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Question.

 

Will you guys have minigames that will let you use the camera or the playstation move controller as the controller? :P

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Umm, my silly question...

 

Will you add private message setting as I can disable it while someone PM'ing me without permit? A lot girls fought back as just say "NO PM ME!"

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Can I have Atom Universe for Christmas ?

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21 minutes ago, RosieMoon said:

Can I have Atom Universe for Christmas ?

Santa - "Well, that depends lil Rosie, have you been a good girl this year?" 

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Nobody Here Have Asked Serious questions. 

My question is : What type of shampoo do you use?  Your Hair Looks Marvellous Tanguy! 

My question : What Are You Having For Lunch on Thursday December 10th? 

My question :  Do You Even Lift Bro? 

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hehe, I couldn't help myself.  But my question is - Will pc players get new additions (clothes, spaces, etc.) before ps4 players?  And if so, how long before ps4 players have access to the same stuff?

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Is the development status of Atom Universe well smoothly?
Or, do you have  any problems?

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In the future when we can buy spaces, clothes,furniture ect...... Can we pay for it with PS cards?😊

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Will this product be just like ps home spaces,furniture and your home so you can organize it how ever you want and hows the project doing 

 

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Hi Tanguy, The big questions that weigh heavy on everyone's mind is the PlayStation Home "fam's" that used to use app's to mod the servers that used to freeze users on PlayStation Home, Sniff for codes, & bully/harass other users, This has been big topics not only in the Atom Universe community on the PS4, But as well as mine
over at J.F.C & The Virtual Community. 

As we keep our eyes open on the more known people that used to harass and freeze servers using these app's, There has been a lot of issues that have been reported from the Four Kings Casino from Digital Leisure, Also good news has been reported that a lot of users who harass others on that app have been banned & removed, but others continue to threaten the Atom Universe communities & state that because Atom Universe & another unmentioned social platform are 
cross play, that they are planning on attacking servers, & that it will also effect the PS4 users, Can you help clarify that everyone will be safe from these type's of attacks & discomfort gameplay because of these old actions from these type of people? 

I know that it had been mentioned before that you have hired security on your servers, I guess it would put everyone's mind at ease to know there will be swift actions, & a Zero tolerance policy for anyone that condones in these type of actions. 

I hope there is IP ban's & misc. 
Thanks for your time, & Keep up the great work. 
We are all anticipating Atom Universe, as we know it will be a great success.

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*Ahem.. pulls microphone closer* :)

 

Hello Tanguy, I have a few questions..

 

1.  When will the public released version be available?
2.  The VIP pass was exclusive to £50.00 level and above backers/donators. Per an AR recent announcement "Once early access is available, we will propose an optional monthly VIP pass subscription"  Will it be the same VIP pass or different?
3.  Currently in the Alpha test, under main menu I see a disabled feature named "Social" can you please explain what that is?
4.  I know the Bowling alley is priority, will it be in the early release?


Thank you for answering our questions and concerns. Last, we would like to invite you to come and hangout at one of our meet-ups at the Hub as Angelz_Soul asked you, we won't keep you long promise.

 

Nio C:-)

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My question:

 

How are you approaching the in-game economy? Is it the intention that players could make real life money out of playing the game, or do you want to avoid this? And if they can, what kind of restrictions would there be to this?

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Well it is nice to have you pop in and give us this opportunity to express our concerns, ideas and overall judgment towards AU and well You as well.

 

With AU still in the Works how does your team look at this project at its current state and do they feel they have accomplished what they planned out to do?

Is there any competitiveness with Nebula Realms as to bringing out the best product or having the earliest release date?

Will the required specs change for the PC as the game grows? I can currently play the game but not smooth even though my computer meets the required specs according to Steam.

 

Overall Tanguy you have created something that we all can enjoy, I will be looking forward to the final product upon release.

 

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My question:  Backers who have their name around the fountain...  do they also get their name in stars?  Also, the names in the stars...  will that be a 'static' on all the time effect, or something different, like, just there when it's dark...  or  work like a firework works?                        :) hehe, 'work' three times in a sentence!

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I see some great questions here! :D 

 

Well today is the day! Thanks again Tanguy for having this Q&A with the community! :D

 

Here are a few questions of my own which I hope you can answer:

  1. In the Alpha, there is a feature for "Display Name" which I see defaults to your username (Steam ID for PC or PSN ID for PS4), but you can set it to whatever you want. I noticed I could set it, but it doesn't show up in the Alpha yet. Will this feature be working for the initial release and if so, I'm assuming Display Names will go through some kind of uniqueness check such that no 2 users can use the same Display Name? I think @bestscreenname asked if there could be something in place such that a user couldn't set his/her Display Name to be the same as someone else's Username (unless you are that particular user of course) to prevent people from impersonating others. Will you be handling that situation as well?
  2. I had previously heard from you guys that with PS+ membership, certain exclusive items would be offered. How would that work for PC users where there is no PS+?
  3. I understand that there will be various editors in the future to customize avatars, personal spaces, rides, etc.  Will there also be one for allowing users to customize/create their own dance moves/interactions without having any programming/development knowledge? Maybe even a way to capture our motions using certain accessories (e.g. PlayStation Move, PlayStation VR/Oculus Rift VR headset, etc.)? I would love to make dance moves that more closely resemble how I dance IRL :) 
  4. A recent customization option I have been interested in is using the AU mobile companion app that you guys will be releasing in the future for uploading images to the game to help us create our own content. I was specifically interested in uploading an image of our faces to superimpose onto our avatar to make it resemble ourselves. Another community member started a topic about it and I posted my thoughts about it to that topic, including an example of another game doing something similar: http://atomuniverse.net/AU/index.php?/topic/195-face-scan/&do=findComment&comment=16822 Is this something you think you guys could add in the future?
  5. I have seen a few members ask about the price points for certain items in AU. Do you think you could share some information about the value of Atomz in terms of dollars or pounds and what items like clothing, personal spaces, etc. may cost in Atomz?
  6. I understand there will be the concept of Planets in AU. Can you provide an overview of the topology of AU in terms of how planets may contain public and personal spaces and how we would navigate from planet to planet, e.g. from the Hub. Will there be some kind of celestial map that we can use to navigate between planets?
  7. I understand that based on feedback from the community (which is AWESOME!) in addition to what you originally planned for the first release, you have also added a private space, avatar's that are more realistic than the placeholder's seen in the early demo (although they will not be customizable initially), avatar dance moves, avatar interactions (piggy-back, hug, etc.), avatar-to-avatar physical interactions, and the ability to drive a vehicle. I personally have seen some of those in the Alpha which is great. Do you think you can share any other additions that weren't originally planned for the 1st release? Also, understanding that there will be an update every 2 months after the initial release, would you be able to share what you think are some of the high priority features for subsequent updates? Others I've heard mentioned by Dena are: personal space customization, avatar customization, ride editors, and the ability to upload your own photos and designs into the game

 

Finally I have a personal question for you. I have seen from your Facebook page that you have a beautiful family with your wife and 2 daughters. Would you mind sharing about your family life and what things you enjoy doing for fun when you are not working on Atom Universe?

 

And yes, as @Angelz_Soul & @nio0 mentioned, we would love if you could join us for one of our meet ups in the Alpha, the next one will be this Sunday at 3pm CST (9pm BST). It used to be on Saturdays at 8pm CST (2am BST), but this past Saturday we discussed changing the time so that those in EU could more easily attend since it was quite late for them. Here is a link to a topic for the Alpha meet ups: http://atomuniverse.net/AU/index.php?/topic/1201-event-au-community-meetup/

 

Thanks again for taking the time to answer our questions as part of today's Q&A session with you. It is very much appreciated and as always, keep up the great work on Atom Universe! :D

 

 

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Added mentioning of Alpha meetups, added question about additional features in initial release and future updates
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On 7 December 2015 17:00:08, AtomAngel said:

if there is going to be a subscription based VIP pass for people when AU opens, how will that affect the Community members who already have the VIP pass through their level of pledge with the Kickstarter, will they have to have a subscription also?

Hi all! I'll try and answer all questions.

First off AtomAngel, yes: our Kickstarter and Paypal backers who gave £50 or more will get a VIP subscription. Its duration will be relative to the amount donated. So your VIP membership will last longer if you donated more.

 

On 7 December 2015 17:00:08, AtomAngel said:

And do you think it's fair to them? They were under the impression the VIP pass was exclusive to the backers which made it unique

 

Yes it is fair, because they also get the other perks and exclusive content later down the line, that will be unique to our backers, and it's not something you can buy after Early Access.

 

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On 07/12/2015, 17:12:30, Angelz_Soul said:

Maxpaws and I want to know if you could please join in on one of the meet-ups with all of us? It would be fun to just hang out and enjoy. 

Yes I'd love to join you if I'm available, just let us know the time and date :)

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On 07/12/2015, 18:32:05, ♥So♥Pixelicious said:

what is happening with the cosmic pathfinders?

are we still cosmic pathfinders or do we have to apply?

If so what will it actually be will we be in game guides or has nothing been arranged/sorted 

Firstly I see the Cosmic Pathfinders as a club within this forum. Cosmic Pathfinders will be given a signature to add to your profiles some time in the new year. To join the club, members can talk to your group leader (@Jigsaw4422). There are no in-game guides at this stage, and this subject will be discussed later down the line, when we get closer to developing the in-game moderation.

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