Come celebrate AlkotÃ³ -- a Solrain (Jumpgate) Holiday
If you played as a Solrain character in Jumpgate, and have not yet come back to play the revived game, next Tuesday is a good time to come back since it is an ancient Solrain holiday called AlkotÃ³ and it also marked the end of the fiscal year for Solrain corporations. Perfect time for an Sol to rejoin the JG universe. 😉
Here's the story on this year's holiday:
STCC Calls for AlkotÃ³ Supplies
by Kedra Brenari, reporting for UUNN
Wake Station â€“ The STCC has put out a call for all Solrain pilots to help with preparation for this yearâ€™s AlkotÃ³ celebrations on 104.04.22.
â€œWe are thrilled to host the official AlkotÃ³ festival this year,â€ said Hantor Rebenios, Governor of The Wake station. â€œAnd T&P has been a great partner in helping us pull things together. But we need our independent Solrain pilots to help as well by hauling in supplies for the event. We still need Organic Foods, Beers (all types), Water and Textiles for the various Corporation dinners that will be hosted here after The Closing.â€
â€œWeâ€™ll also need about 50 Sabre missiles delivered as well,â€ Rebenios added.
Modern AlkotÃ³ is primarily "celebrated" as the end of the Fiscal Year (â€œThe Closingâ€), when books are closed and profits are calculated. The work day ends and celebrations begin at 14:00 GBS Time (14:00 GMT; 9:00 EDT). Most Solrain Corporations treat their employees to a fine dinner. Fireworks -- usually accompanied by a concert or music of some sort -- are the traditional finale to this holiday. Since Pilots and Space Station Residents canâ€™t enjoy fireworks the alternate tradition is â€œNuking the Gateâ€ where a number of Sabre missiles are fired at a specified gate with the resulting light show broadcast throughout the Commonwealth.
Because the political climates with both Octavius and Quantar are tense this year, there have been no official invitations made outside of Solrain. â€œUnofficially,â€ said an unnamed STCC official, â€œall pilots with peaceful intentions are welcome to help us prepare and to join the celebration on the 22nd â€“ especially for The Nuking of the Wake/Purian gate.â€
Gate Nuking traditionally takes place at 24:00 GBS Time (Midnight GMT; 19:00 EDT), so all pilots are warned to stay well away from the Wake/Purian Lake gate between 23:50 and 00:10 GBS time to avoid unfortunate accidents.
AlkotÃ³ is an ancient feast that predates the Sorian culture, and is now sometimes referred to as "Founder's Day." Many scholars insist that the original translation/meaning was closer to "creator" or "begetter of all things" and that the newer "Founder's Day" was simply the result of modern-day secularization of Solrain culture.
BREAKING NEWS; STCC Votes to Move Holiday
by Thane Carios, reporting for UUNN
Solrain Core â€“ In a shocking turn of events, the STCC (Solrain Traders and Citizens Council) voted very late last night to move the observance of the AlkotÃ³ holiday from the 22nd to the 30th of this month.
A prepared statement from Cristofore Parce, STCC Premier, was released this morning:
When asked about how this impacted his preparations, the Governor of The Wake station, Hantor Rebenios said, â€œWell itâ€™s kind of a nice surprise. We have an extra week to get ready now.â€
Critics have hinted that this move has more to do with balance sheets and income statements than with The Second Collapse, suggesting that corporate special interest groups have been lobbying for an end-of-month closing date for many years, and that with this year being a tough economic year, and extra week of profits could make the difference between no-bonus and big-bonus for some CEOs.
Solrain history scholars note that this may actually be the third date on which the ancient holiday of AlkotÃ³ was celebrated as some recent finds have suggested a similar holiday being celebrated on â€œthe sixteenth day of the eighth monthâ€ in the distant past.
Jumpgate EVOLUTION coming back? turn will bring many players to play it.
Not evolution. Evolution was a disaster. The ORIGINAL. 😉
because the evolution was a disaster?
Not sure what your question is. Evolution never really made it past early Alpha. There was lots of feature creep and continual changes that tried to make the game satisfy all people.
The things that made (and STILL make) the original Jumpgate GREAT are the flight engine (which has never been equalled IMO), the skill requirements (which were pretty steep) and the open sandbox nature of the game. And now you can add another feature -- FREE (not "free to play" ... REALLY free). 😉