New Aquarius Naming Guidelines

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The subject of this article is from the NEXT update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 28 October, 2018.
Naming guidelines for New Aquarius.

This page describes New Aquarius naming conventions.

Summary[edit | edit source]

New Aquarius uses a system of abbreviated coordinates and New Aquarius space markers when naming systems in the civilization's 2 official regions. These naming guidelines are modeled after the Galactic Hub Naming Guidelines.

The naming guidelines are considered mandatory within the 2 regions. Players who don't wish to follow the naming guidelines should only upload systems outside of the official 2 regions.

Note that, since the NEXT update, New Aquarius (following the Galactic Hub) has changed its policy regarding naming guidelines. Naming guidelines are now strictly abbreviated coordinate sets for navigation purposes. Secondary tags and any other references to in-game content except coordinates have been dropped, to avoid forcing civilizations to relocate again in the future due to outdated & incorrect tags. System and planet names should never explicitly reference any in-game content except coordinates.

Full Examples[edit | edit source]

The following are examples of possible system names which conform to the Naming Guidelines. Note that these are just "imaginary" - they don't actually correspond to any in-game locations.

Solar Systems[edit | edit source]

  • [AQUA1-79] Laos

This system is located in the first (core) region. It has a Solar Index Value (SIV) of 0079.

  • [AQUA2-17A] Athens

This system is located in the second New Aquarius region. It has a SIV of 017A.

  • [AQUA-2] Nelos

This system is located outside the 2 official regions. It has a SIV of 0002.

AQUA Tag - [AQUAn-###] - Mandatory[edit | edit source]

The AQUA Tag is an abbreviated coordinate tag. The first part (AQUAn) represents the first portion of a coordinate. The second part (###) is a shortened version of the Solar Index Value, the last part of a coordinate string which only appears once per region. In other words, for any system in a region, the first part of the coordinate string will be the same, but the 4th part is different - the part which varies is the Solar Index Value.

Use of the primary tag is mandatory, in every galaxy, on every platform, in every mode. If you don't want to use the naming guidelines, please upload systems outside of New Aquarius and other civilizations, where no naming guidelines are enforced. If you upload systems inside the New Aquarius' 2 official regions without following the naming guidelines, you are doing a long-lasting disservice to the community, and your uploads will be harder to navigate to.

Part 1 - AQUAn, Civilization Marker & Region Number[edit | edit source]

1. Civ Marker & Region Number - This part is simple - it just lets people know this system is New Aquarius space, and which part of our space. Its format is AQUAn, where "n" is the region number:

So for Notwertja, for example, all tags within that region would begin with "AQUA2".

(If you want to follow naming guidelines outside New Aquarius, even though naming guidelines are optional outside of the 2 regions, use "AQUA" with no region number.)

Part 2 - ###, Solar Index[edit | edit source]

2. Solar Index - This part lists the fourth numerical portion of a coordinate sequence, with the left zeros dropped. For example, if the coordinate string was "0469:0081:0D6D:0001", the solar index is "1". If the coordinate string is "0469:0081:0D6D:0210", the solar index is 210. The zero(s) on the left is dropped because it's just "padding," 0210 is no different than 210. The zero on the right is retained, as 210 is different from 21. The solar index portion may be one, two, or three characters long.

If this is too confusing, just retain all 0's.

Coordinate strings can be located by pressing up on the D-Pad, or PC equivalent, and then building a Signal Booster.

It's also worth noting that solar indexes of 79 are always Black Holes, and solar indexes of 7A are always Atlas Stations.