Transition to Gaming Community

Community Update:
You may have noticed some changes with the discord and the website.
That is because I’m slowly doing the legwork to transition us from being only focused on Space Engineers, and instead focused on being a gaming community as a whole. This is important to me and many others because many of us don’t play SE like we used to (I’m at 4392 hours and Infantry is over 5000)

Here is the starting list of multiplayer survival games that we as Expanse Survival Gaming want to represent, to start. Please DM on discord with other games and how many people you play with!

Space Engineers
Avorion
Starbound
Last Oasis
Eve Online
Day-Z
Prosperous Universe
Pavlov VR
Valheim

Slipgate to “The Darkness”

Gertronic Exile Scouts have located an abandoned structure deep in the Expanse.

It appears to be a gateway or some kind; and it is active.

No ships entering this ‘Slip Gate’ have returned.

The only thing to ever come back through the gate is the following signal.

TRANSLATION COMPUTER: MESSAGE EXTREMELY UNORTHODOX IN COMPOSITION. TRANSLATION INCLUDES MANY LINGUAL BEST-FITS. FOR CLARITY, BEST-FITS ARE DENOTED BY ASTERISK PAIRS.

OVERALL ACCURACY OF TRANSLATION: UNKNOWN.

(MESSAGE BEGINS…)

That is *funny*. You think you *see* Darkness but Darkness are not *light reflections*.

Maybe you think Darkness are *many bubbles* too. It is such a joke.
Darkness are not *many bubbles* like *campers*. Darkness are just Darkness.


I am Darkness. I am one with many *fingers*.


My *fingers* reach through into *heavy space* and you *see* *Darkness bubbles* but it is really *fingers*.


Maybe you do not even *smell*? That is sad.


*Smelling* *pretty colors* is the best *game*.

Perhaps you have not been to the *Playground*. The *Playground* is for Darkness, but *Campers* can go.

It more fun than several.

You can go there for too much fun.

(MESSAGE ENDS…)

Experimental Stargates Coming Soon

Soon there will be SwitchMe plugin testing running in production (of course).
This means you will potentially be able to move in between two server instances, with your grids.
We ran tests last year and worked with the development team, and I feel confident it’s time to give it another try.
I want to bring back Dark world, with maybe 1-2 other mods. It will be a great place to hide, but it will be a much smaller map, however.

PURGE Week and WIPE Schedule

Starting soon, we will be moving to a two month Whiteout Inter-Phasic Event (or WIPE). This is because recent discoveries in space-time physics magneto-hydro harmonics has extended the time we can stay safe from this dangerous source of space radiation. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this event, all grids are destroyed and everyone starts fresh, in a new universe that is much like our old one.

Not everyone is happy about the WIPE, and the UN has decreed there should be a Periodic Urgent Removal of Gratuitous Engineering (or PURGE). During this time the inter-planetary collision avoidance scanners will overheat causing rapid scans. This will begin a week-long decent into chaos as vendettas are fulfilled. At the end of the of the week, the scanners will finally melt down, and scan every grid for a single day. This is followed by a complete WIPE.

Talk to your local UN or MCR admin if you have more questions.

Check our new Events tab to find out when these events start, as well as many other admin-sponsored events (TBD).