Game Highlight: Empyrion Galactic Survival

Hey guys Night aka Charlie here, I was thinking of doing some sort of “highlight” of games on steam that we might be interested and that are relatively cheap. I may or may not do this every so week, I don’t know it depends if I got time and find a game but nevertheless, here we go.

This first game is called Empyrion Galactic Survival as you can tell by the title and its a pretty wicked sci fi survival game much like space engineers but with a bit less glitches, least from my run through on multiplayer.

20161130185720_1My carrier ship and I along with my upgraded shotgun

It has a lot to offer for a early access game, and has nearly topped Space Engineers in content(in just one year I might add compared to SE’s 3 years.) I’ve played it on single player and multiplayer, with the single player acting as a almost tutorial(more on that after the next pic). So far I’ve been I believe, eleven hours into it and already find it more appealing than Space Engineers and less frustrating than it by ten folds. Overall I liked it and the concept behind it, it feels like it could be a mini Star Citizen but is definitely a fun and not so glitchy game to play for us or to at least give a try.

20161130190139_1In flight and ready for battle

I know a lot of us like science fiction games( hell we started on Battlefront and worked to Plazma Burst 2) so I feel as if several of us would like this. It has a pretty decent survival feel, with scavenging for food and supplies a necessity and based on your level of difficulty. You actually need to kill the creatures in the game to get your food, some which defend themselves and some that don’t. Weapons and ammo are created, and everything you need to survive is created by hand and resources(and blood, lots and lots of blood.).\ There’s a tutorial for getting both a base and small vessel off the top, which is pretty good and moderately easy to follow if you land in the correct place. It features a skill tree where everything for the most part that you do, gives you experience and allows you to unlock new items that you can build for your base, small, hover and capital vessels, tools and weapons(this can be modified to be easy to earn exp or hard, as I learned on the multiplayer server I’m on, rip).

20161130190611_1A small vessel that I docked onto my capital vessel along with another gun(rocket launcher v2)

Crafting is real fun but not that realistically accurate as say, Space Engineers, but its still fun and easy to do nevertheless. Everything requires resources, from a small ship to a big carrier ship. Finding resources is both easy and hard, depending on where you land but your motorcycle makes it hella easier to travel at first. There’s also a factory setting where you can input resources and create a prebuilt ship(depending on the size, it’ll take you real time to construct it, but you can continue playing the game as you wait.) The ships I use are both pre built, although I did construct a ship(which now lies floating in the lake near my first base : D).

 

20161130190116_1

Besides the survival and building, there’s also combat with A.I. that you can do. You can be attacked by drones that sometimes catch you as you scavenge or if you are unlucky(read, “lucky”) to discover a station or factory, will be happily blown to bits by its defenses. In addition to this, you can attack these buildings later and raid them for supplies as well as better weapons, which is fun to do, but be warned that aliens lurk in certain places that can and will murder you if you’re unlucky (again read “lucky”.) Raiding such bases require massive amounts of ammo and missiles and the right ship, not just any would do. Although its fun to crawl out of the buildings with your loot and celebrate your victory as you die from a parasite infection you received from that tag team alien attack.

20161130190628_1Steep drop into the abyss that is Akua

Some things to note is the game is early access and can be bought on sale( I got it for ten during one of the steam sales) or for its normal listed price(20 bucks, bit cheaper than Space Engineers.) The dev team for this are very committed, they apparently take in the players advice a lot and from what I’ve heard and seen, update regularly and sometimes in bulk with patches to glitches and new stuff. They will listen to what you got to say(long as its constructive) and more likely than not, you’ll feel as though you contribute to the game unlike with other games where devs totally ignore you and tailor to the elites. The A.I. scripting, if Ill be honest, isn’t the best, but it probably will get there, its relatively new and needs work. Some glitches do appear(I glitched out of my ship that I eventually found floating in space some odd time later and recovered, it now rests proudly on my capital vessel’s landing strip) and you probably might get confused with the tutorial(its not hard but doing what it tells you in your given area may be difficult.) But overall, its a beautiful game and I highly recommend it for us to play together and just to try as we wait for Plazma Burst 2 .5 aka Daddy to come home.

-Night

(OUTDATED)

Hey guys Night here, we’re changing our massive amount of laws into simple rules for all to understand and know like the back of their hands.

-Before-

General GSA Laws:

1. Treat all members with respect. Do not harm fellow GSA members, or threaten them in any way to damage them.  (P: Warning or Probation from communicative services. I.E. The GSA chat, or in special cases for the dangering other members part, 3rd degree.)

2. Do not follow corrupt ways to achieve higher ranks. Only give or acquire a rank in the GSA through legal means, and do not give or acquire ranks because of blackmail/bribery/extortion. (P: 2nd Degree)

3. Keep on your GSA tag as well as avatar in all games/communicative services/instances of internet identity. Follow the GSA Tag Rules  at all times. There may by exceptions due to special divisions/groups. (P: 1st Degree)

4. Do not attack or declare war a foreign entity/clan without the authorization of a member of the Council. (P: 2nd degree)

5. You are allowed to create peace with other clans, but the peace may only be official once a member of the FG approves of it. (P: Warning.)

6. Only through a vote of the GSA members, initiated by the FG as a whole, may a member be promoted to a seat on the Council. (P:3rd degree)

7. Only members of the FG can fire a member of the GSA, and he/she must have just cause and reason to fire a member I.E.: The member broke a 3rd degree law. (P: 2nd degree.)

8. You must follow all orders given by a superior officer within the GSA, unless they infringe upon your rights or break the law. (P: 1st or 2nd degree.)

9. Spying missions to a foreign clan/entity are not permitted. (P:.2nd degree .) (Council approved)

10. A lower ranked member cannot relieve the orders of a higher ranked member of the GSA in any occasion. (P: 2nd degree.)

11. A player may not rejoin or join the GSA if he/she has been affiliated with an enemy/tensioned clan in any way, unless she denounces his/her affiliation with said clan(s) for a period of two weeks. (P: Fired.)

12. A member that has been fired from the GSA cannot rejoin GSA until a period of 1 month has passed. If the member is fired or quits more than three times then he/she can no longer join the GSA.Unless a majority of the FG authorize him/her to return to GSA.

13. The term: “Popular Vote/Popular Sovereignty” refers to only the members of the GSA. Therefore, only GSA members may vote. (P: Warning.)

14. Clan members and Foreign Members who are not editors/admins/authors/contributors are not allowed to use other accounts and must not deceive the members about their identity. (P: 2nd degree.)

15. Only members of the FG can rehire a fired member. (P: 1st degree.)

16. Promotions will only be given through legal means by promotion testing, unless a member of the FG approves a radical skip in ranks to an officer. Promotion Testing: (P: 2nd degree.)

17. Inactivity from the GSA for 1 month without informing any member of the GSA about a temporary leave of absense results on getting removed from your current rank and the GSA. (P: None.)

18. ALL Changes made to the GSA website or being must be announced in a sticky post on the website, within which the member who made the change must post the original format, and the new change that was made to the format. (P: 2nd degree.)

19. A vote must give the members of the GSA a minimum of 2 days, or 48 hours from the creation of the vote, to vote on the subject. (P: 1st degree.)

20. The GSA shall have power to make all laws which shall be necessary to its being by reforming the GSA Constitution, lead out by any legal Majority Vote, or legal Official who has the ability to do so. The GSA also have the power to overturn any law/act made by any official(s) with a 2/3rd majority vote. (P: No Punishment.)

21. ALL GSA members can be in a maximum of two other clans discounting the GSA. Unless there is a special occasion in which a FG member gives a general order to restrict members from entering a clan. (P: 1st degree.)

22. A foreign clan/entity can become an ally of the GSA as long as it is approved by a member of the FG. No clan’s diplomatic status can be changed without the permission of a FG member.(P: 1st degree.)

23. If a member is not in the GSA for any amount of time for any reason, then upon rejoining the period of time for a promotion test is reset. (P: 1st to 2nd degree.)

24. If a member is demoted in the GSA then he/she cannot immediately seek promotion through promotion testing, but must wait the normal period of time to be promoted again. (P: 1st to 2nd degree.)

25. The creation of Political Parties or organizations of voters who vote together to override others is illegal. (P: 1st degree on the leader of any such organization.)

26. All players wishing to join the GSA for the first time must sign up on the Join Page. (P: Warning.)

27. A member of GSA may not have an alias in any other clan while serving in the GSA. A member may also not rejoin the GSA under a different account or handle if they face a possible banishment or dishonorable discharge whether be it a few weeks or months. (P: 3rd degree.)

28. In an active vote of any kind, it is illegal to reform GSA law to effect the vote or the outcome of the vote in any way. (P: 1st degree.)

29. Laws may not be made that contradict pre-existing laws/rules. (P: Warning.)

30. A law can not be voted on again unless factors change that constitute a revote on the law, or if a period of three weeks have passed since the last vote. (P: Warning.)

31. All laws that are not stated in the Constitution are considered free rights of the members. (P: None.)

32. If a law/rule is created or destroyed, then only a force equal or stronger in power to the law can undo or change the law. Ex.: If the people vote to remove a law, then even the FG as a whole cannot remove the law using his/her own power. (P: 1st Degree.)

33. You cannot commit treason by harming the GSA or its entirety/members. (P: 3rd Degree.)

34. A member is innocent until Proven Guilty.

35. You cannot manipulate someone through bribery/blackmail or other insidious strategies to acquire a promotion.

36. If you are called upon to come to a training map, defend a base or raid an ENEMY base, then if you have the ability, you are obligated to join and assist in said map, failure to follow this law will result in 1 day ban from the GSA chat each time, with an exception of 1 per day. In other words, if you are called to train with GSA once a day, you must join. But if you’ve already trained with other GSA that day then you are not obliged to train again. (You are not obligated to go on raiding sprees done for fun, only things that have to do with training or wars.) [FG Implemented]

37. All members that posses the privilege of author, editor and admin must abide and follow the post regulations rules that are stated. Follow the Post Regulations: https://gsafaction.wordpress.com/0-3-member-resources/post-regulations/

 38. Comments are to be neither edited nor deleted, except for the following exceptions: You may edit out profanity, you may delete comments from an enemy, but ONLY if that person poses a hack/site deletion threat through commenting, You may delete comments in order to keep a post clean. But you must warn people that they will be deleted in the post. (P: Removal of site powers for one (1) day)

39. Whenever a vote is created to perform an action, then there must also be a choice within such a vote in which members can vote to change nothing. Votes that end in a stalemate must have a runoff election between the top two voted choices.(P: 1st degree)

40. Only members that were active in the GSA for a period longer than one year can achieve the Veteran Rank. Once said member leaves/retires from the GSA than he/she may be reinstated or may acquire the Veteran Rank: [GSA]Veteran., but only if approved by a FG member. Upon entering the Veteran Rank, there is no activity requirement, and these people can never be removed from the members list unless the FG authorizes it. [FG Implemented] (P: 1st degree)

41. The Authority level of Veterans is as follows: No authority, yet may not be ordered by any rank (except the FG). The Veteran is not an active and truly official member, however he/she is bound by GSA law and has GSA rights, and is to be treated as a GSA member. [FG Implemented]

42. Contact or communication of any sort with banned players or isolated clans without the permission of the FG is prohibited. This includes commenting on websites or forums related to those clans/players. If a non-GSA member is found communicating with banned members, they will be added to the “Punished” role until communication ceases. Repeated offenses will result in a  ban from the GSA chat. (P: 3rd Degree)

43.Only members of the EKAT division may fight in official battles with foreign clans unless the EKAT member chooses  to invite a player/etc(P:1st degree)

 44. You do not have the right to slander or damage a member’s reputation in anyway to get them fired or demoted because of dislike or hatred towards that member. (P:2nd Degree)

45. A member of the GSA may not share their identity with another person, or mass of entities. In the case of this happening the member’s cases of identity will be null and he/she must create a new identity to which it is private and not accessible by anyone other than the GSA owner. (P:1st Degree)

46. Members below the rank of Lieutenant cannot recruit members into the GSA. Members must be the rank of Lieutenant or above to invite or recommend someone to join GSA. (1st Degree)

GSA: Fixes

Hey fellow GSA members, Night here, and today I propose to you an option to participate in making GSA better and being a actual part of it. Now I have several plans I’m gonna propose after this post but I want to hear from you all on what YOU think, yes you in the crowd of blue smurfs. So therefore:

  1. What do you think is needed for GSA?

  2. What would get you interested?

  3. Are the current games we have listed as our main (PB2, Planetside 2, Warframe and World of Tanks-all free btw) good enough?

  4. Would you want to change something up or even voice an opinion?

  5. And how are we, The Supremes, doing so far?

I ask a few questions but you guys can add to them or ask one and provide a response to it, I want some feedback so I can add your opinions if they fit. Also, this is you lot participating so more power to GSA. Thanks for reading and as always,

Night is occasionally Right (Jonb7 edited this, sic ’em boys!)

-Night

Assessment of Actions

Hey guys, night here. most of you may be wondering what this is about so I’ll make my intentions clear now and later as well. I intend to be honest and show it since I’ve changed, bear with me. The Gwen thing was a lie. I was horrified by what I told Kera at the time. I realize this was wrong from the start but at the time, my emotions got the best of me so for that i am sorry GSA. I am sorry Kera for lying to you, I shouldn’t have and thats my fault.I didn’t intend to harm GSA at all, it just went down the way it did to concur with the lie.(No I am not justifying it at all, I’m just stating how it and why it went down.) Whatever reasons I may have had for it, I assure you they don’t cover this at all. It was wrong and I take full responsibility for it. For the Pzk issue, that was not done out of hate for him, but for what I felt was preserving the stability of GSA(I believed him to be creating a new clan since he made a separate chat which although I was added to, I didn’t buy into it). I did hear him say stuff about the FG but perspective sure did its number on me. However do as I may, it was wrong of what part I played in it, I also take full responsibility for it and I want to personally apologize to Pzk for what went down and banz for letting him take the full fall . I’m sorry Pzk, it was wrong to assume stuff, and I know your intentions were good. I understand how some of you may be feeling about all this. Now if you wish to demote me, then go on ahead. If it be fair justice, then so be it. However, the whole reason for this and my intention is to show I’ve changed from the guy I was in the past. I’m more honest now then before, and this post proves that. There’s a reason I made this, its not on a whim. Its not in response to bravo’s post, he made that in haste after finding out.(yes its in haste considering he didn’t provide a full evidence, trial format, etc etc) I understand your trust in me may be low, that is my fault. Be whatever occurs, I want to make things clear. I’m owning up to my mistakes in the past and I’ve tried to end any drama with Bravo to which he’s continued not to uphold justice, but out of animosity and anger towards me. bravo, you can’t deny this. But either way, I forgive you. and I’m sorry. Everyone, do things by your own intentions. Consider everything not just what one person may say. I am once again sorry to all those I’ve wronged and lied to, including the members of GSA. I’m not perfect, no one is. But I hope that by now, you all understand I’ve changed my attitude on things. I wrote this and intentionally told kera first since it started there(the first lie). I planned to make this first and into a trial but bravo beat me to the trial thing, so i write this since I originally planned to post it. This is me owning up to my past, I’m sorry once again for those I’ve hurt and pulled into this(including the GSA members and all the random debates/arguments between me and bravo). Whatever you guys decide, its on you, not what I think, not what bravo thinks. That was my intention as well with this post, to leave my fate up to the people.

-Night out

Vote for a division between the Council and Members(Read thoroughly, the title comes out of context)

VOTE FAILED

Hello fellow GSA members and whatnot, Council member Night here to introduce a vote to separate the Council and Members.

Now before you immediately vote – or even +, I want you to take the time to read what I mean exactly by this “divide”.

This is what I mean by a “division” before everyone jumps to a conclusion, there will be more below this.

“I said it so that when we(the council) hear about news first(since we are most likely to get it first, unless you[a member] are playing pb2 and someone tells you info there)know and think of whatever we need to(but not decide on it right away without input from the members), so when the members hear and jump to any conclusions(as they might since information can be mishandled, we make that mistake as well[we being the council which is why we’d need their input]), we can help make everything clear and they can make everything clear to us as well(us again being the council)”

Further information on this “divide”:

Now from this, a further explanation would be that we are most likely going to get information first(we being the council). So the division(not a big one in reality) would be to let the other council members know at first(since they are the leaders of the GSA and preside of it through the people), but let the members know asap(if not, directly right away or after hearing of said news) so we can have input from the members(since they vote and have a say in GSA, not trying to take that away at all) and finally, make a decision based upon what we all think(the decision going to the Council since the Council decides as the leaders BUT have that decision based on both the Council and Member’s final thoughts, and not just either or or a premature(rash) decision.

A example of this new “division”(taken from a real situation):

Spirit messages me saying that he wants GSA to provide help to the new alliance that is to be made in the future, so I’d message the other Council members and once they know(at least have gotten it), I’d say it on the public(or members only, whichever) so that we can get input from everyone else.So now, the Council members will formulate what they think, discuss it on the councilforum chat(which everyone can watch and later comment upon for the next part) and then head back to the members only or public chat, to hear what the members have to say about the stuff talked about in the councilforums, and express their thoughts(which can obviously change what we think, this isn’t the final thoughts or final decision, keep that in mind) and at last, when everyone agrees upon something, we’d make the decision.(as the council with all the input considered and even added)

This pic I put since that’s what says we’re the leaders, and are at the top of the chain of command of GSA:

gsa

So do you think there ought to be this type of divide in GSA? Do note it doesn’t break any laws created that I’ve seen, so it’s not “illegal”.

Create the proposed “divide”(+)

Votes: 2 votes

Not create the proposed “divide”(-)

Votes: 8 votes

Voting ends 01/22/2015 at 11:59 PM(Pacific Time)

Banned List Vote [ENDED]

VOTE ENDED

Hello guys, Councilor Charlie here, here’s the vote to remove Blackbird from the banned member’s list. If you haven’t done so already, I recommend reading the Expose2016 post before voting. I also reccomend remembering the past but dont just let that decide your decision. Consider everything, or not, its your choice haha. Wooo Democracy man haha, alright here’s the vote:

Remove Blackbird:1 votes

Leave Blackbird there:10 votes

Vote ends 12 PM 01/15 2016 or January 15, 2016

[Bravo] seriously, who suggested this?

 

AJ’s Disappearance

Hello people of GSA, Council Member Night speaking to you today about AJ and his lack of contact and activity with GSA. As many of you know, he has not been here for the past 2 months or so, and because of that, as of today he is to be moved to war veterans and  removed from the council. We’ve waited a long time for him to make any contact and he hasn’t, so this demotion is necessary seeing as we need a active Council. No hard feelings AJ, but you gotta be active bro if you see this.

-Night out

[Bravo] I am the one who asked Nighthawk to make this post. The council has unanimously agreed to this, except Eagle, he probably would vote against this or something but I deleted Kik… so other than Eagle, the council has agreed to this. Regardless, after being afk for a month without notice he should be kicked from GSA entirely, but he is demoted to Veteran because it isn’t right to kick a long-time member out of GSA unless it’s because of a serious offense. It’s “technically” only been a month because he was on the old chat a month ago, he came in saying “Hello children” and then left. Before that, he’s been afk for about… idk… a little less than a month. So yeah, 2 months.

[Eagle613]: Inactive for one month and you “kick him”? Okay…let me sip my tea. I bet the majority of you are jumping with joy given this new information. But never forget that AJ has always been the most loyal GSA supporter that has ever taken up memebrship in the clanAlthough some of his actions could be seen as controversial he alwyas did what he did for the advancement of GSA. And it saddens me so to be one of the few, or the only one, who is sad to see him go. He will always be one of the best GSA had to offer.

[Bravo]: @Eagle 2 months, if you want to lawyer it, it’s one month. Don’t for get that it’s also a law.

[Eagle613]: That wasnt the point of what I typed up. The point was to make sure someone said what needed to be said. That a lot of you guys have been waiting to kick him for the longest time and I wasnt gonna let it happen without spilling some tea on why he was one of the best GSA members. So yeah about the 2 month or 1 month whatever, it has been proven in the past that loyal long time members will be taken down so its not like I was surpised or didnt know it was possible.

Council Member Vote

Hello everyone, Council member Night here, alright so we need to vote in a new council member so the council can be up to speed and whole.

As you all know, we need to get the council whole and ready for GSA and this post is here to do just that.

Therefore, sign up below.

Please Note You Must Be Active On Discord In Order To Be A Part of The Council.

Sign up for Council Spot:(Candidates)

Pzk

Sniper

Banz

 

And then after we have at least 3 people who have signed up, we’ll vote for them below here:

Vote for Council Spot:(To be done after 3 days)

Pzk:1 votes

Sniper:4 votes

Banz:9 votes

-Voting has ended-

Our new Council Member is……..

BananaReaper aka Banz!!

GSA Kik

Hey guys Night here,  I just want to announce that we have a kik group and if you want to join it, then friend either me, banz or ben. Its a good way to talk when you’re on the go or like me, have a broken pc(or can’t access the chat for whatever reason)

Kik users:

BananaReaper

LegendaryBenny

NighthawkTheValiant

Bill19ormustang

Join the group and we’ll see you there

New Law + Base Password

59. Members below the rank of Lieutenant cannot recruit members into the GSA. Members must be above the rank of lieutenant in order to invite or recommend someone to join GSA.

Also, keep in mind we are changing the usual password for protected posts to something simple. Remember it and if you don’t remember it, ask me and I’ll remind you. In order for others to not see just ask me and I’ll tell you it.

 -Night