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[00:00:00] Hi, this is Matt with the Intergalactic Herald. Welcome to podcast number 30 of the Star Atlas Week in Review. All the information I’m going to go over will also be linked to if you go to intergalacticherald. com and look for News Recap number 79. That’s where I compile and curate all the Star Atlas content creators.
[00:00:23] So videos, articles, obviously Star Atlas. Announcements that they publish themselves. So before we get started in the content, just a couple of quick things. One, I’m always looking for podcast guests to join me on this looking for either other content creators in the Star Atlas community. Love to do an interview with you.
[00:00:41] Definitely any of the Star Atlas builders. that are in the builder program, building different things on the Star Atlas IP. And finally, if you’re just a community member and you just want to chat about the week in review, I’d love to have you on here and we can just have a kind of round table discussion.
[00:00:54] So I already mentioned it, but I’ll do it one more time. Again, if you want to get a weekly news recap of everything that happened in Star Atlas you can go to intergalacticcarroll. com and sign up for my weekly recap newsletter there. And then I have two star US projects I’m working on. One is a merch merch store called Intergalactic Gear.
[00:01:15] That’s intergalactic gear.com if you go to there right now. Still in the process of building it, but I’d love to get your input. So I have a merch survey to find out different things you may be interested in having or finding in a merch store. And then the other one is the interlock.
[00:01:32] This is a effort I’m working to create what I’m calling a non guild guild. So this is basically a place for people that are just Stardust gamers, gamers first, not necessarily interested in the guild experience. Again, everybody has different ways they like to interact with different things. But it would give a place to people who are, again, just Star Atlas gamers.
[00:01:53] They want to hang out, chat working to develop this on a platform that allows for differences from typical Discord servers. So this will allow for threaded discussions as the primary way to have discussions. So it’s not really a chat interface first. And you’ll get email. Have options for email alerts and notices if you’re interested in specific conversations and things like that.
[00:02:17] So if you’re interested in that, please go to intergalacticcoalition. com and please fill out my interest survey. Thank you. So moving into the content. I’ll go ahead and give a caveat to this whole thing. I’m recording this on September 23rd. If you’ve been in the Star Atlas community, you know, a few days ago, Star Atlas Sage Labs was launched.
[00:02:37] So a lot of the content I’m going over is kind of things that happened before that. Again, just, this is. how I create content. I only can do it on the weekends. I have a business I need to run. I have family commitments. So I’m not at all trying to be you know, breaking news or anything like that.
[00:02:54] This is more of analysis looking back hence the term week in review. So some of these things were things that were announced before SageLabs. I haven’t actually even Started Sage Labs myself, haven’t watched most of the videos that people put out about that. So, again, this kind of feels perhaps if you’re up and current on Starless News outdated, but again, that’s not the content I create.
[00:03:17] So next week, of course, I’m sure I’ll have a lot more to say about Sage Labs. So kind of again since the last podcast one thing I did want to point out and again, just give. Credit where credit is due. I guess they call themselves in the AFIA guild, the data runners, they have been making incredible tools.
[00:03:36] There was a Atlas brew where a couple of the quote unquote data runners. Again, I’m terrible at having people’s names. Should get better at that. I think it was Victor and Kenny. Let’s hope I was right there. But anyways, check out one of the Atlas Brews. Again, it would be in the newsroom cap.
[00:03:53] Hence why I don’t have to remember these things. I got links to all this stuff. Anyways I just want to give a lot of credit. They’ve been creating great resources. The most recent one is a tool they’re calling Nancy that basically goes through and looks at different Ships and how they would potentially be used within Sage Labs.
[00:04:09] So now we’re not just looking at the cost We’re looking at what’s the cargo space? What’s their What is it fuel consumption things like that that are all attributes of each ship that will be important as we use Sage Labs and move around the map and do our mining and Things like that. So do you want to give a lot of credit to a FIA for?
[00:04:32] And the two gentlemen in particular for building these tools, because they are really great. Next subject is the new ship configuration. So Star Atlas itself published on their Medium page a new ship configuration. So, a little background there were the original ship configurations that came out when Star Atlas came onto the scene a couple years ago a month or two ago, there was a Vision 2 of that this was going back through and really matching up as I understand, the artist concepts that were the initial.
[00:05:06] Release of the ships for purchase. And then as they were actually modeling them within the UE5 environment. So again, these have actual space dimensions I mean, functional landing gear. People have to walk through a doorway. You gotta sit in a seat. So 2. Or, yeah, generation two of the ship configuration.
[00:05:29] It was more of looking at the outside of the ships, you know, where guns might be, what kind of other things. So a lot of the ships went through revisions and updates to fit the actual models that were being built by the 3D modelers, not just the artist representation. Some people in the community kind of didn’t like this because they were sold a ship they purchased a ship based on a description.
[00:05:51] In fact, I know one of my ships actually lost a crew member because of it. I have to admit, you know, I think there’s some merit there. However, on the other side, I do totally understand. I mean, I want a functional 3d model of a ship that I can interact with as a playable character. And, yeah if you can’t fit in, I don’t know, three seats or something, then you have to take away a crew member.
[00:06:14] I get it. But I think, again, it’s just one of the things that probably a lot of the community just didn’t understand that this was coming, though a few people had mentioned that, you know, there will be changes. So yeah, I mean yeah, again, I guess hindsight’s 20 20, probably should never have thought that what I was buying was the actual ship.
[00:06:34] I get why you have to change it. So there’s been this third generation of ship configurations that they released. And I think again, some of this is basically, you know, our components upgradeable, maybe it doesn’t really matter. Go check out my news recap. Look, read the article for yourself. I’m trying to think if I can find Things.
[00:06:49] So yeah, here it says the first major update came with a second generation ship configuration v2, which saw significant changes to crew components and modules, crew stations and interior elements were also introduced and recent version two update received a lot of feedback from the community, most notable, and then they released different things.
[00:07:05] And this article kind of goes through those major points. Again, this is great information it’s, it’s just too detailed for my personal preference. Again, personal preference. But I am glad the team is doing this and putting out this different information so that we, we know what this kind of next configuration change is.
[00:07:23] So, just wanted to point that out. In preparation for SageLabs. Star Atlas did also introduce two different features, functions. We’ll go over the first one, which is their updated referral program called StarPath. So they had StarPath before so I guess I should back up. What’s a referral program?
[00:07:42] In my business… Entrepreneur life, I guess I’ll call it. And my side businesses. There’s this whole concept of affiliate marketing. So many businesses one of the biggest ones is Amazon. You may not know this. So if you go to a website and there’s a link to Amazon that link actually is an affiliate link.
[00:08:02] So the person hosting… The link, if you purchase that item, or technically anything on Amazon within, I think, 24 hours is how it works there’s a small commission paid to the person that referred that person to the website. So again, links on one’s website, or social media network, a hyperlink goes to the company in this case, it could be Amazon, it could be something else, or now, Star Alice.
[00:08:30] If a financial transaction occurs. A small commission is given, or a commission is given back to the person that did the referring. So, that’s why you get the referral program. Other places may call this an affiliate program. And again, I don’t know, maybe there’s some technical definitions of what it is.
[00:08:49] But, in the actual execution, same thing. There’s a link, you click. Somebody gets a commission based upon your purchasing. So, Star Allies decided to update their Star, what they’re calling their Star Path program to be much more Web 3, in the sense that it becomes tied into your wallet on the blockchain.
[00:09:10] And so, there are some different consequences for that, i. e., it’s not just a link, it’s not just… Well, I’m not even sure how it knows on your computer. I know on affiliate websites mod of its cookie base, so web, web browser cookies. But anyways, there’s a great article. So Star OS published the actual announcement and then a number of Star OS content creators have gone back through that.
[00:09:31] Again, I always have to keep saying if you want videos, there’s a lot of content creators. If you’re looking for a text description, Athea’s website and Funcracker writes. the most excellent articles for that. I need to do some put it on my own website to link more to their content because it’s excellent.
[00:09:49] So so I won’t go into details of how much you get or anything like that. More than that, you know, there’s a better one out there. If you are thinking of recommending to people in your Environment, community, whatever. Hey, go ahead, get it, can’t hurt. But there are some gotchas. One I noticed on somebody posted on Twitter that there is a way to potentially reverse engineering link to figure out your wallet.
[00:10:11] So, again, it’s one way people could actually put what do you call it? Find out who you are if you’re trying to stay anonymous. So, you know, be aware of that if, if, again, anonymity is something you’re trying to do within your Web3. Experience. But again, it’s a great program. I’m glad they’ve updated the word structure both for the refer er and the refer ee are a lot better.
[00:10:32] So they’re also partnering with a company called BuddyLink to help do some of this. So again, look for the article, read about it see if it’s something you might want to do. The other program they announced before SageLabs was something they’re now calling Atlas Prime though. I think Yeah, that’s Prime now.
[00:10:50] And again, I have to always give credit to someone on the Stardust team who loves to build acronyms. So, Prime is short for Protocol for Real Time In Game Microtransaction Ecosystem. Again, hats off to whoever’s coming up with these. I’m, I’m… Chuckle because it’s, it’s fun. Anyways, so what this apparently is going to do is allow for in game transactions that used to need to use Solana for the transaction to actually process the transaction in Atlas.
[00:11:26] So again, it’s still new haven’t read too many more People who’ve gone into this and analyzed it, but basically it sounds like it allows for a Star Atlas gamer just to keep Atlas in their wallet and use that as a transaction. Because as we know, every transaction within Star Atlas is on the Solana blockchain, which hence needs to use a Solana fee to do that.
[00:11:49] So this one basically changes that out. One thing I did notice, and again this is perfectly fine and they’re being upfront about it is Star Atlas, or the DAO, is taking a small cut of each of those transactions. So in some senses, this is no different than when you use a credit card, Visa, MasterCard, get a cut.
[00:12:12] So, Star Atlas slash the DAO is getting a small cut too. Again, that’s great. It brings easier
[00:12:22] options to people who are playing. They don’t have to keep all these different blockchain coins in there. And, of course, you can also just turn it off if you didn’t want it, there is that. So, again, it’s a great little thing, again, moving forward to you know, lowering the barriers for entries for people who want to PlayStar OS giving a small transaction fee, which again goes back to supporting star Atlas slash the Dow.
[00:12:47] So again, I think this is great. And this is something they announced in preparation for Sage Labs because we’ll be doing a lot of more transactions in Sage Labs. And so again they’re building another, we’ll call it infrastructure. And again if we go back over the last year or two. I mean, they’ve been building a lot of things, many things we’ve already forgotten, like the ability to have a wallet in a UE5 environment.
[00:13:10] I can’t remember what that was called. So they’ve been building a lot of infrastructure that Interestingly, and again, I think is a potential, they’ve said is potential revenue generation is they can license this technology to other people who want to maybe build games on the Solana blockchain. So again, it was very cool, great feature, sounds interesting, but again, sort of behind the scenes.
[00:13:33] So again, it was in some senses not a lot of news because everybody was getting really prepped or very excited and waiting for the release of Star Atlas Sage Labs, which was and has occurred on September 21st. So it went live lots of things in the discord. I think they had a special live kind of Atlas brew just to.
[00:13:56] paint out and launch party. So there might be a link to that. I’m not sure now. Again, there was, there was lots of lots of content that got produced in the last 48 hours. So so as of now, it’s launched again, like I said, at the beginning, I haven’t had a chance yet to find the time to play, to get in, to even complete watching all the videos of the starless creators that came out.
[00:14:18] But. Again, if you’ve listened to me while you’ve kind of started learning sort of my play style, and I have to admit, there’s part of me that’s like, oh, I gotta get in, I gotta play, and there’s another part of me, I’m like, what am I doing? I don’t even know yet, and again, maybe they went over some of this in the last Atlas Brew, which I haven’t watched I think Dominic posted a How to video haven’t watched that yet.
[00:14:40] So it’s kind of also, oh, and I even saw a posting within, I think it was a foundation room that Somebody was like, well, why isn’t there a tutorial? Why isn’t this all games do this? And I think it was CEO, Michael Wagner posted back remember this was never intended for public release. This was an internal testing tool that the team decided to release.
[00:15:00] So it isn’t polished. It doesn’t have the best UI. And again, I kind of have to, if I had to roll to reverse, I’m like, yeah, you guys, this is what you asked for. It’s not perfect. It’s not the greatest onboarding experience. So again Not be careful what you watch for, but you know, be aware of, yeah, it’s, it’s out there.
[00:15:18] So the part of me is, you know, again, just figuring out what to do and things like that. So I, I have to I guess be, I don’t know, a little like, yeah, where do we start? Like, why isn’t there a nice intro? Well, again, they didn’t have time. Just trying to get the thing out. So, you know, and again, this gives the content creators of Star Atlas, lots of places to fill the gaps.
[00:15:40] So that’s fine too. At some point I, I will probably update my, how to guide with some SageLabs stuff, but just like the reason why I didn’t do anything about the escape velocity, I knew it was a temporary thing. So, pretty sure SageLabs, in some form, will continue, but I need to double check and I’m sure people will be asking that.
[00:16:00] I would be not too surprised if in a day or two there’s posts in the Discord about, well, when’s the next thing coming? Again, human nature being what it is. And that’s really, I guess, what this final content segment is about, is that human nature. Once I kind of got over the, ooh, I got to get into this even a couple content creators had live streams.
[00:16:20] I, I’m okay. I’ll check it out next weekend. I’m not, I’m not in a rush. I’ve never, I guess maybe if you’ve been in Star Atlas for any length of time. It’s cool to get all excited, but on the other hand, we’re not even… I don’t even know what analogy to use. We’re barely at the starting gate for what Star Atlas hopefully will be someday.
[00:16:42] You know, again, we got ships, we got the marketplace score, and faction I guess that is faction fleet faction claims, then the DAO. There are so many aspects to this ecosystem, and that’s what, again, still to this day makes it really interesting. But now that we have something, it’s kind of like, yeah, I’ll get to it.
[00:17:01] And partly could be, I… personal business things that are taking way too much of my time. So the idea of sitting and using mental power to figure out what’s the right ratio of fuel, ammo and food to go out and get some new resource like I don’t know, copper or something and craft it into, what am I doing?
[00:17:24] So, anyways I have no style of gameplay yet. I don’t, I haven’t even got into it. But again, when I have some time, I definitely want to. Definitely will be reporting next week, I’m sure, on a lot of the content that was created that maybe helped me. So I just am not in a rush. So, you know, that’s just me.
[00:17:39] I don’t know. You might be in a rush. You might have already been into it and got a lot of enjoyment out of it. Great. That’s awesome. Good for you. And good for the team for giving us something because I think we can finally say Yeah, I think I can. We have a game. We can do something now with our ships. And you know, is the final destination, the final point yeah, we’re still at the beginning, but I again will give the team a lot of credit. I think the concept of raffle is awesome. It’s a great promotional tool. Who doesn’t love the opportunity to win something? So I think that’s great. You know. Will the mobile app come out next? Will the better version of Sage come?
[00:18:23] Will the next version of the showroom come? Yeah, I’m sure and it sounds like they are other teams are still constantly working on that So I’m sure in a couple weeks or whatever the time frame will start, you know, we’ll move on from this and we’ll Start talking about the next thing. ’cause again, we’re humans.
[00:18:39] We always wanna know what the next thing is, not what’s right in freight in front of our face. So hope you’re enjoying Sage Labs if you’re already playing. If not you know hopefully next week I’ll have a few more comments on that. Otherwise, again in fact, somebody just mentioned check out the content creator channel within the Star Atlas Discord.
[00:18:55] That’s a great place to find different people who are. talking about different things. Once you find them, probably they’re on YouTube or again like AFIA, they have their guides. You know subscribe to their channels so you can get updated from them. Hey. If you’re willing to, support them by clicking on the referral link for StarPath.
[00:19:12] Again, you can only pick one person, but you know, hey, that’s a great way to help them. They’re spending time just like I am, creating content. I don’t think anybody gets paid yet. Maybe a little ad revenue here and there. So anyway, so again glad everybody’s excited. I guess I’m kind of in the long haul.
[00:19:28] I got other things I’m doing, so I’ll get into it. So that wraps up the content section. Again, thank you for listening to me ramble on. If you’re on a podcast player that has those review buttons and stuff like that, obviously, please provide any comments there. If you want intergalactichero. com and I have a contact page there.
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[00:20:11] So you get all the content creators that I curated with some great content to Get it all in one place. And then if you’re interested in a few other of my projects, I’d love to get your feedback for my Merch survey, please go to intergalacticgear. com and fill out the Merch survey there. Or if you’re a startless gamer, not really interested in the guilds I’m trying to create a, small group, community, non guild guild called Intergalactic Coalition. Looking for anybody who might be interested in that kind of community vibe place to hang out, talk about things please go to intergalacticcoalition. com and fill out that interest survey. And that wraps up this podcast.
[00:20:49] See you again next week to hear more about my ramblings. Otherwise thank you. Again, this is Matt with Intergalactic Herald. Have a great week!