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  1. New functionality has been added to the XAYA wallet v1.2.1. You can now have multiple name updates for the same name in the same block. This will make gaming easier and better as well as being more profitable for miners who can include more transactions. This update is currently only for miners. It is not a hard fork, but we would like all miners to update first. By doing so you will be able to process more transactions per block. Read more at our blog here: https://medium.com/@XAYA/miners-update-to-v1-2-1-now-1ec883a69c93
  2. New functionality has been added to the XAYA wallet v1.2.1. You can now have multiple name updates for the same name in the same block. This will make gaming easier and better as well as being more profitable for miners who can include more transactions. This update is currently only for miners. It is not a hard fork, but we would like all miners to update first. By doing so you will be able to process more transactions per block. Read more at our blog here: https://medium.com/@XAYA/miners-update-to-v1-2-1-now-1ec883a69c93
  3. A Soccer Manager Elite game mechanics preview is now published here: https://soccermanagerelite.com/gameplay/ You can also read about it in BlockchainGamer here: https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/11945/soccer-manager-elite-reveals-its-ground-breaking-player-mechanics/
  4. Watch XAYA tech lead Dr. Daniel Kraft explain Atomic Transactions and the benefits they bring to blockchain games. Direct link. #BlockchainGames #BlockchainGaming #VideoGames #Crypto #IndieGames
  5. We're looking at the exclusive beta in the coming weeks. So it's just around the corner now.
  6. Yes. Windows then other desktop OSes (Mac, Linux) and then Adroid, IIRC.
  7. Make certain to get into the new Discord chat for Soccer Manager Elite here: https://discord.gg/d3KwbWu It's live chat & discussion with many veteran managers.
  8. We have several announcements in this post. DISCORD You asked for it, so we've delivered. https://discord.gg/TkETBA7 We've set up a Discord with multiple channels for noise-free and focused discussions and chats. TELEGRAM There's a new Telegram group dedicated to Taurion now. https://t.me/taurion_mmo Stay tuned in there for news, updates, and upcoming competitions! ALSO - the XAYA Telegram group is being deprecated into a Telegram channel. This means that it will be "read only". We'll use it to keep you informed about all things XAYA, including news about Taurion, Soccer Manager Elite, upcoming competitions, and more. In the meantime, please get into our other channels, such as here in our forums and in the new Discord. JOIN THE DISCUSSION FOR A CHANCE TO JOIN PRE-RELEASE TESTING There are 2 pre-release testing phases coming up. Soccer Manager Elite beta Taurion pre-alpha testing Participate in the respective forum, Telegram, and Discord channels for a chance to be invited to those tests. We need to know who's interested, so by jumping into the conversation there, you'll be letting us know! This is your chance to be a part of history with 2 of the most complex and interesting blockchain games.
  9. Here's a video about "what's a blockchain game?" that points out that Huntercoin was the first blockchain game. Enjoy! DIrect link: https://vimeo.com/338791105
  10. That looks excellent! We've had people asking for web wallets and the like. Let's hope nobody uses "brain wallet". 🙃 I remember one fellow on Reddit /r/Bitcoin used a brain wallet and sent a small "test" amount of his BTC to an address... whoops! All his other BTC went to a change address that he didn't have access to -- he lost it all! Brain wallets are a really bad idea unless you really know what you're doing.
  11. If there's an issue in the forums, please let me know. I've not seen anything like that, but sometimes admin/mod interfaces differ enough to be important for these kinds of problems.
  12. Fuck Jodons. Really. I mean it. I hate them. Lionis is the fiery 8th plane of Hell and Jodies are the demons that infest the place. Still, it’s rather sad how they got stuck with being sent there. The place is a hellhole of a planet. I’m glad I live here and not on Lionis, even if there were no Jodies there. The spin axis and speed of rotation of Lionis is just “perfect”. Perfect so that 1 side of the planet perpetually faces its sun, Ayre. The other side of the planet is in perpetual darkness. “Perfect.” Just more religious bollocks the Jodies push in their stupid holotainment propaganda. Consequently that trash heap of a planet has its habitable zone running in a thin band around it. How messed up is that? I’m certain that light has played a big part in how they’ve “evolved” or devolved as the case may be. I’m glad we didn’t get dumped there for eternity. I saw one fellow ranting on in a holovid that the magneto-lava pools actually made Jodons better and stronger people! Then he linked to some conspiracy stuff about how the magnetic fields around the lava pools on Lionis forced greater moral evolution in Jodies. Some garbage about magnetism and brain chemistry. Bullshit. They’re animals and everyone knows it. Forget their heavy engineering accomplishments, they’ve become a sort of feral human. Don’t get me wrong. Some of the beaches look nice, and there are nice “twilight” zones for honeymooners, but there’s no way to get there anyways, so who cares? Besides, those places are still stagnant in perpetually the same so-called “natural” lighting conditions. I saw on the news about some Jodon cult town suddenly going mad en masse and slaughtering each other. Weird. That disappeared from the solarnet pretty fast, but I managed to save a copy. But that reminds me of that yet another one of those stories from the back side of the planet, in the darkness, that one village, I forget the name of it. One of those mushroom eater places. Those buggers were mad too. Rumours have it that there was a cannibal cult there and nobody tried to stop it. There are lots of conspiracy sites out there that get into it pretty deep. I saw one about Baron Vostok performing some kind of occult ritual and sacrificing and eating his own newborn child! I couldn’t finish reading as it was pretty sick. Who knows if the rumours are true though? I’m not making excuses for Baron Vostok. He’s an absolute, bloodthirsty bastard, but who would seriously do that? Unbelievable. If true, they need to get rid of that. I don’t know how they live knowing that at any time they might be sacrificed by their very own friends and family! Bizarre. I’ll never understand them. Eat the weak? Feed the strong? They’re nuts. And 3 of their top 10 holotainment shows are arena battles. Animals actually die there and they cheer it on! Forget that sometimes people get eaten or ripped to shreds. Those shows top the charts and go viral on solarnet. “Moral evolution” my ass. They’re predators pure and simple. Seriously, fuck Jodies. That’s what happens there. And as for those conspiracy theories, I think the magneto-lava pools do have something to do with their moral compass, but not like most Jodies think. That Lionis is in any way “natural” for humans? It’s not! God, I can’t wait to finish training, get to Taurion, and smoke some of those scumbags. Who cares if half of the top 10 holotainment programs are Jodonite. Fuck ‘em. ### A rant post on Xayanet by RainSerpent425 from Verdis. ### Find out how you can get to Taurion at https://taurion.io/. ### Want to know more about the benefits of blockchain for gaming? Visit https://xaya.io Join the conversation: https://twitter.com/XAYA_tech https://www.facebook.com/XAYAtech/ https://t.me/xaya_en https://medium.com/@XAYA/taurion-f-jodons-969db51bf9af
  13. The Crypto Games Conference went well, and everyone knows about XAYA. Here are some photos from the event.
  14. That looks awesome! And yes, I'm a bit jealous! 😉
  15. @DarkClaw I think it's best for @snailbrain to chime in about this. He's still in Minsk, so might be another day or so before he's back and caught up to reply here.
  16. The auditorium fell silent as Minister of Space Exploration Jethus Issac stepped onto the stage and up to the podium for the keynote speech on graduation day. Recent news about Taurion and who would be selected for the first expeditions there hyped up the excitement. They’d completed their Taurion preparedness training. Would their graduating class be chosen? Today’s ceremony was being broadcast on solarnet, so anticipation was high. “10s of thousands or 100s of thousands of years… what does it matter? The point is, it was a very long time ago that the Great Exodus began. Earth was beaten. A shell of its once incredible splendour. Virtually uninhabitable, and certainly would be uninhabitable shortly. Why is less important, but scholars today still debate the true problem. In this Great Exodus, the best hope for the continuation of the human race would flee that dying planet. Many would be left behind to try and salvage what they could of planet Earth. It would take many years as resources from bases on the Moon, Titan, and other places in the Solar system would have to be repurposed or salvaged to build the great ships that would bring us all here. We would forever say goodbye to our planet, Earth, and our star, Sol, and head towards what appeared to be 12 viably “inhabitable” planets. Not everyone would escape though. Resources on Earth ran low, and many scheduled convoys never arrived here. Further, cryostasis pods would keep most people safe through the long journey, but 5,000 years is a long time for a pod to continue functioning. We lost many people. We can only pray. May God have mercy on the many souls lost. We thank them for their sacrifice. But we did arrive at long last. Or, at least the 3 Houses destined for this sector of the galaxy would arrive at our determined planets. We still know nothing of the remaining 9 Houses, and still don’t have the means to find out. House Jodon would settle on the planet Lionis, a vile, volcanic world where one side of the planet perpetually faced its sun. Seemingly unending centuries of hardship would make the Jodons a callous people. House Reubo would settle in a nearby solar system on the planet Aquarion. With 95% of the planet covered by water, the Reubos would adapt to scarcity through ingenuity and innovation. Our House, House Ephrati would settle on Verdis. Exquisitely lush with thick vegetation, it’s beauty was unmatched by any on Earth. But so were its dangers similarly unmatched. Toxic foliage, venomous creatures and gargantuan beasts made each day survived one to celebrate. However, over the years we Ephrati would gradually learn from our environment and develop long term strategies of survival. While Lionis, Aquarion and Verdis are all survivable, they’re all still resource poor. Certainly they may have abundances of some resources, but not enough to truly rebuild civilisation such as the once great Earth boasted. Thousands of years passed and each House physically kept to their own. How could they justify the travel costs without the means to fuel them profitably for trade? As you may have heard, over a year ago a strange transmission was detected from a nearby solar system. It was strong, clear, and obviously from some form of highly intelligent civilisation. It was also undecipherable. Long range communications between our 3 Houses has ramped up well beyond our normal media, idle chatter and holotainment programs. The planet orbits a brown dwarf star inside of its plasma sheath. That the signal came through to us was a freak of nature. Physical investigation was needed. Probes from each House were sent and it has been determined that this planet is rich in minerals, fuels, metals, and other badly needed resources. Resources that could be used to thrive, prosper, and even eliminate fuel rationing. Once probe data was collated and processed, scouts were sent. What they found would astound everyone. They found a large, sophisticated, ancient building left there by someone, or something. The building is still functional, and inside the air is breathable. But it is the building’s Great Hall that is of most significance. It’s ornately decorated with pictures, sculptures, and undecipherable glyphs… undecipherable all except one that’s written in an ancient tongue from old Earth, “Taurion”, after which we have named the planet. But more than prosper, Taurion is rich enough for us to rebuild the great ships of old, but this time with superior technologies. Reaching out to the stars is within our grasp. Newly developed, albeit still theoretical, trans-light engines will make finding the other 9 Houses, or at a minimum discovering their fates, a very real possibility. The opportunity to reunite Humanity after countless millennia is laid at our feet. Ladies and gentlemen before me today, you have been immersed in the knowledge needed for us to forge this new, bright future. You have prepared yourselves in mind, spirit, and body to venture forth and begin the Great Quest. We will gather the resources we need. We will restore the great ships of old for intra-galactic travel. We will speed the great ships of old with our new technologies to travel in weeks what once took us thousands of years. We will do this for pride. We will do this for honour. We will do this for our House!” Minister Issac shouted. “And you…” The Minister paused and took a more somber tone, “You will go to Taurion.” The silence broke. The students rejoiced, clapping, standing, whistling, pumping their arms in the air and chanting the name of their House, Ephrati. Yes. This was a moment of pride, honour, and duty. They would go to Taurion. ### Find out more about Taurion at https://taurion.io/ https://medium.com/@XAYA/taurion-graduation-day-320641a8d1e2
  17. All vehicles are ground vehicles.
  18. Hello Paul! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. And yes, you've made a good point. The short answer is that realtime gaming will be fully available inside of XAYA Game Channels. We've not released that yet, but it is coming. At the moment games are limited to ~30 second blocks. Some information on mining and block speeds is available here: https://github.com/xaya/xaya/blob/master/doc/xaya/mining.md#high-level-overview-for-triple-purpose-mining- Once we've implemented the game channels technology, realtime gaming will be possible. However, I should mention that there is a small caveat there. Due to the XAYA network being P2P, there is a bit more latency than in a strictly server-based game. This will have limiting effects for games where tiny millisecond differences are important, such as in some First Person Shooter games. Now, that could be dealt with in different ways to limit the negative effects of a P2P network by grouping players into groups with lower ping times between them or perhaps some other method. (There is all the issue of what "realtime" means in some computing jargon, such as for a realtime OS. However, that sort of computing really isn't very relevant for our purposes, and is rather niche. None of Windows, Linux, or Mac are realtime OSes.) The realtime gaming experience is coming. We hope to have Game Channels out as soon as we can manage. Hopefully I've answered your question. If not, let me know and I'll try to clarify. Cheers, Ryan
  19. Decentralised, autonomous, boundless. Taurion is an online gaming experience like nothing before it. Spread across factions and a massive alien landscape, gamers will have the opportunity to compete and harvest resources in a limitless environment entirely driven by the player. With roots in the pioneer Huntercoin experiment, Taurion is an evolutionary project that leverages the XAYA blockchain to create something truly unparalleled. Taurion is poised to act as a leader in ushering in the next era of online gaming. For the first time, users will experience an MMORPG experience that remains unburdened from the constraints inherent to its predecessors facilitated within traditional gaming environments. Read more on the XAYA blog here: https://medium.com/@XAYA/forging-a-decentralised-mmo-763fc4856eeb
  20. Ping @SM Alex @Gorski @domob @snailbrain. Can you guys help with @Christian Pichler's questions above?
  21. For my own take on this issue, it may make sense to "defend" a name by claiming similar names, but only up to a point, after which it becomes impractical. For example, it may make sense to register the following: user User USER But beyond that I don't think it's practical as you can get into situations like this: us3r Us3r US3R u53r u5er etc. Then, you also have the following situation: " user" "user " etc. My guess is that games should filter what they consider "illegal" names, e.g. names that begin or start with a space or that contain quotes, etc. I rather doubt that people will register exhaustive defenses against similar names, so bloat will not likely be an issue there. It's not practical, and games will most likely filter for what they consider illegal names. Or, perhaps in other words, just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean that you SHOULD do it. However, that's my own personal take on it. How things bear out in reality remains to be seen.
  22. Ryan

    Big 4 Updates

    Big 4 Updates We have several updates for you. Soccer Manager Elite beta sign up is live Taurion update MMX partnership Blockchain Gaming Alliance Soccer Manager Elite You can now sign up to the SME beta program. Only a limited number of players will be able to participate, so act now if you wish to join. You can sign up here at the bottom of the page: https://soccermanagerelite.com/ SME is a blockchain-powered version of the popular Soccer Manager Worlds MMO. However, this takes soccer management to entirely new levels of ownership and live action. Never before has any game offered this level of intensity in this exclusive player-driven game world. You can own part of a club, propose and vote for managers and sign new players. Or even let your managers have free reign to do as they please. You can even be a manager. But you’d better do your job right or you’ll get sacked by the club owners (other players). As a manager, you’ll need to set the right tactics to dominate your opponents as well as scout and bid for players to improve your club’s team. Skill trumps luck, so the competition is real. Powered by the XAYA blockchain-gaming platform, SME is an MMO that runs without servers. It works in a decentralised P2P fashion and is like no other manager game before it. Check out more information on the forum: https://forum.xaya.io/forum/22-general/ Taurion Update Taurion development is coming along very well and we expect to have a competition style demo ready in around a month (more info coming soon). There’s lots of work going on under-the-hood for the core game, and the GUI is looking beautiful with translucent controls. Here are some screenshots and artwork. Check out the latest development update here: https://forum.xaya.io/topic/520-taurion-april-2019-development-update/ MMX Partnership XAYA has partnered with MMX and we’ve been working to help bring new functionality to their platform. Specifically, we’ve been working to integrate human readable .luxe addresses for use with Bitcoin and Ethereum addresses, which aren’t human readable. Minds + Machines Group Limited (MMX) is a leading domain registry centered around geographic, professional occupation, consumer interest, outdoor activity, and generic top-level domains, e.g. .london, .law, .cooking, .yoga, .fishing, .vip, etc. The company has partnered with the lead developers of the Namecoin blockchain and XAYA platform to develop an “easy-to-use naming solution that will integrate human readable .luxe addresses with bitcoin alphanumeric addresses in a fully secure and decentralised fashion.” (source) XAYA is proud to partner with MMX in order to help bring their customers new functionality that integrates traditional domain names with blockchain technology. MMX will add in functionality for .luxe domains to contain special data, such as Bitcoin addresses for payments, contact information, and other data. This data will be stored on the XAYA blockchain while .luxe-enabled wallets and applications will read that data and provide secure and seamless integration of .luxe domain names with blockchain technology. Blockchain Gaming Alliance We are proud to announce that we have joined the BGA, an important industry association for games that incorporate blockchain technology. http://blockchaingamealliance.org/ The Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA) is a coalition of game and blockchain companies committed to advocating for blockchain technologies within the game industry since it offers significant opportunities for innovation. The BGA provides an open forum for stakeholders to share knowledge and collaborate on research which fosters new ways to create, publish, and play games. By joining this industry organisation, we hope to help push blockchain gaming into the mainstream where both game developers and gamers can reap the benefits of blockchain technology. Further, membership may help boost the profile of the XAYA platform and make it more visible for developers looking to create truly decentralised blockchain games. ### https://medium.com/@XAYA/big-4-updates-fdd3393c66cb
  23. The Soccer Manager Elite beta sign up is live. You must sign up if you wish to participate in the beta program. The announcement is here: You can sign up here: https://soccermanagerelite.com/
  24. If you're getting a confirmation message like that, you should be good. Perhaps @SM Alex can chime in to verify.
  25. @crypto_investor The previous owners were on board. Maybe you're right and the new owners are less enthusiastic. Cross fingers.
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