Star Traders: Frontiers Update #204: Refinements Mar 11, 2020 19:33:17 GMT -5 strega and lordscrod like this
Post by fallen on Mar 11, 2020 19:33:17 GMT -5
Update #204 arrives in the relative quiet after the end of our Cyber Knights: Flashpoint Kickstarter campaign. Things have been in a fury here at Trese Brothers HQ and we're excited to get back to regular order -- improving Star Traders: Frontiers and building Cyber Knights. As we gear up to tackle the next big set of improvements, we've rounded up some of the latest issues from the community and put them all to rest in #204, as well as adding a new Cadar-only ship and rebalancing large ship prices.
Cadar Reach Defender
The Reach Defender (5000M) is a prestigious Cadar hull design dating from the early 200s that favors armor over shielding to maximize the ship's heavy duty superstructure. Built around a pair of M94 Cannons, the Reach Defender becomes more and more dangerous as it closes range. Using an advanced Cadar Battle Prow, the Reach Defender can soak incredible amounts of damage and continue fighting, a popular capacity among Cadar's elite military forces, bounty hunters and privateers.
Across the board we've rebalanced 8000M and 9000M ship pricing making them more expensive to purchase. We're experimenting with some large ship designs (10K) mass and considering component pricing adjustments for large mass ships, including installation surcharges for oversized hulls. We'd love to hear your feedback on the new ship prices and how you'd balance the costs and advantages of new extra large hulls.
Sell All Ordering
When you use the Sell All feature in the Exchange, it will now sell the cargo in order of the value of the cargo items. This will allow your Talents to run against the biggest sales and not get chewed up by smaller sales.
We've updated the names of two resources to be more clear and to help avoid players having confusion over Stashing missions. Usralite is now Refined Ursalite (as there is an Ursalite Ore) and Kambrinite is now Refined Kambrinite (as there is a Kambrinite Ore).
We fixed several reoccurring issues that plagued component repair cards and Talents in Explorer and Salvage. We've made several adjustments to standardize these and provide for consistently effective component selection and improved logging so you can more easily see how much and what was repaired.
v3.0.49 - 3/11/2020
- New Ship: 5000M Reach Defender (Cadar Close Combat Cruiser)
- Rebalanced ship prices for 8000M and 9000M ships
- Improved "Sell All" Cargo Ordering to trigger Talents better
- Improved "Patchwork" Talent's Component Repair scheme
- Improved Orbital card "Wreck in Space" Component Repair scheme
- Fixed issues with Combat Logging of Parry Buffs
- Renamed Ursalite to "Refined Ursalite"
- Renamed Kambrinite to "Refined Kambrinite"
- Fixed issue with Contacts showing incorrect level when unable to recruit
- Fixed issue with being able to Spy on invalid worlds