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# 1 The earth
03-23-2010, 09:10 PM
Well uhhh did 2012 really happen in the star trek universe? is that why the earth does NOT rotate on its axis? or is it just a programming error? Either way I would like to see the earth rotating as much as I love looking at North America. If I could see a dev post on this It would make me really happy.
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# 2
03-24-2010, 05:08 AM
Its called a geosynchronous orbit. Aka the space station rotates around the Earth at the same rate that the Earth turns.

While we're on the topic of the Earth.. why can't we beam down again? I realize the 'whole' planet would be silly but places like SF Academy or the capital (aka bits of Paris) would be nice food for the eyes (and the roleplay).
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# 3
03-24-2010, 05:41 AM
I think what he means is that the Earth always maintains the same facing towards the Sun. From space, it looks like it's always about 3:00 in the afternoon in California. Conversely, from SB1, it looks like it's perpetually early evening on the west coast.

There's also the troubling fact that the Sun is at zenith well north of the Tropic of Cancer...
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# 4
03-24-2010, 05:38 PM
Wait.. we're expecting astronomical accuracy from the devs? I don't even see suns in the solar systems we explore let alone placing the planet and its satellites with any detail within the solar system.

Though it would be nice. Its those little inconsistencies which continuously ruin the emmersion factor for the game.
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# 5
03-24-2010, 07:09 PM
Klingons slagged the rest of the planet years ago, it's not very pretty. Glows at night though! {{:-)
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# 6
03-27-2010, 02:02 AM
I dont think any planets rotate in STO. And for the fellow who spoke of SFA, I'm sure it will be added eventually. Pretty much everyone is asking for it.
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# 7
03-27-2010, 02:14 AM
The Academy, and UFP HQ, Paris would be a nice touch. As would the fleet yards at moon base, and Utopia Planitia, Mars..

I was bored, and full impulsed around the back of earth once or twice.. no reason, no real reports other than a "oh tha's kewl" moment.
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# 8
03-27-2010, 03:54 AM
what ever happened to going around the solar system? I swore I saw Jupiter station in the season 1 preview.
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# 9
03-27-2010, 05:54 AM
Since we are already talking about the SOL system....
The moon is a bit too small.

Look at ALL the other moons in the game, our moon is a joke compared to them...
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# 10
03-27-2010, 05:55 AM
Do planets rotate in EVE?

I believe there should be some astronomical accuracy.
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