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Our History


It might not seem like it but Eyes & Ears already has some good history behind it.

We all start small as this timeline well shows, we can't wait to see it grow moving forward.






Pre-History
Grand Opening
Pre-Alpha
Alpha 1
Alpha 2

Pre-History

December 27th, 2017

A Need Realized

After reading the tale of a stranded pilot being rescued in Elite Dangerous, the possibility of a wayward Novean drifting far from civilization cements itself as a real possibility in Dual Universe.

Various mechanics like the loss of random inventory items as a result of death or forced respawning present the first of many reasons for the creation of an organization that can prevent all this.

Its founder, DarkHorizon, has an idea.

March 8th, 2018

A Name

Before Eyes & Ears our name was "Valiance Rescue" as a testament of our willingness and courage to brave the unknown.

Our organization is officially located in the Dual Directory on the Community page.

March 24th, 2018

A Very Rough Draft

An initial draft for "Valiance Rescue" is created and ready to post on the Arkship Pub.

At almost 3,000 words, multiple posts are demanded for readability. This, however, does not come to pass and is shelved due to life issues.

The original document can be found here - Source

May 5th, 2018

Searching for Opinions

Upon further development and new ideas, DarkHorizon drops the first official hint in Glory's "very prepared" Q-Cast Q'n'A with the Terran Union.

The members present seemed to express general support for the idea. - Source

May 12th, 2018

A New Face

"Valiance Rescue" is officially renamed to "Eyes & Ears - Search & Rescue".

May 26th, 2018

Our Website

eyesandearsrescue.org is purchased, development based off the unposted initial recruitment post commences the next day.

Grand Opening

June 7th, 2018

Update - r0.10

Eyes & Ears is officially a public organization.

This commemorative date was chosen to celebrate the r0.10 update which introduced mineable ore alongside the crude scanning and marketplace mechanics.

June 7th, 2018

Member Two

User TheGreatPigeon is accepted as the first member after its initial founder.

Pre-Alpha

June 13th, 2018

1st Staging Area

Tortuga City, a player run city creation initiative, accepts Eyes & Ears request to be the first host city from which rescue operations will be launched!

Given Dual Universes early stages, details on both sides remain unclear.

June 14th, 2018

A Name

Eyes & Ears is recognized as a neutral organization through the signing of the 'Convention of Neutrality and Mutual Improvement' agreement and membership status in the Inter-Neutral Assembly.

June 19th, 2018

First Affiliate

Vulture Corporation accepts Eyes & Ears request to utilize its service sector for the mining and production of ore, fuel, and transportation of materials.

Alpha 1

December 6th, 2018

First Rescue

Glavies is the first survivor rescued by Eyes & Ears during the Alpha 1 phase. After the rescue, they had this to say:

"I went to Discord to vent my frustration about my space shuttle exploding, and about me being lost on the vast and enormous planet Alioth.

Suddenly... a hero... a hero named DarkHorizon offered his aid. He picked me up and flew me to the closest market, this guy saved my day and should be given the medal of.. err heroes?"

January 29th, 2019

Second Affiliate

Eyes & Ears partners with its second affiliate, DYNAMIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES, which intends to provide us and our customers with standard craft of high quality.

Additionally, they have agreed to set aside development space for us to build a second launch point from.

March 7th, 2019

Third Rescue and Fifth Member

Dread Reaper is our third survivor rescued in the Alpha 1 period. After some discussion on the journey home, they quickly decide to become Eyes & Ears fifth member and a dedicated pilot.

March 9th, 2019

Fourth Rescue

With some teleportation assistance from NovaQuarks Stormeye, DarkHorizon resupplies Kergon in the rescue of Bramse, PirateTrader, & WhiteMEat on board the Ministry organizations spaceward 'The Rex Liberata'.

March 12th, 2019

First Interplanetary Rescue

Our rescuer, Dread Reaper, catches up to DARK_EXETER on the planet Ion for a fuel resupply after DARK found themself stranded and in need of assistance.

This marks Eyes & Ears fifth rescue.

May 25th, 2018

10th rescue

The rescue and repair of UncivillizedFrog on Alioth marks the 10th recorded Eyes & Ears rescue.

May 26th, 2018

Third Affiliate

Albatross Inc sets the groundwork for a future partnership with Eyes & Ears with the provision of purpose built ships.

A LUA based snap in for the public is also placed up for general discussion.

Alpha 2

July 11th, 2019

r0.16 - Changing with the times...

Eyes & Ears marks Dual Universes transition into the Alpha 2 stage with a minor face lift and a visual downgrade for a more simplistic appearance to its website.

July 18th, 2019

Back-to-Back Rescues

Eyes & Ears director DarkHorizon successfully completes two back-to-back rescues in space. Rescues 15 and 16 respectively.

haraldroine's first trip into space since joining Alpha 2 ends a little less than spectacularly.

Just as haraldroine is getting back on their feet, Grimmethy requires assistance after an unexpected server restart and lack of spare fuel supplies finds them stranded en route to Teoma.

What's next?