Star Traders: Frontiers Update #227: Dry Dock Transport Sept 8, 2020 22:37:13 GMT -5 strega likes this
Post by fallen on Sept 8, 2020 22:37:13 GMT -5
Update #227 follows quickly on the heals of #226 because of the "Free Fuel" bug that accidentally slipped through in the last update. We know everyone has been enjoying the free cruiser around the galaxy but we've got to get that fixed with Update #227. To assuage the suffering of once again burning Water Fuel, we've added a killer feature from the community request list -- transferring dry docked ships between zones!
Transfer Dry Dock Ships
If you're buying and outfitting a ship, sometimes you really need it to be in a different zone -- to access faction-specific components or to access higher military or economic ratings. Or perhaps you bought it somewhere with a nice discount but not a nice enough starport to do years of upgrades. Whatever the reason, it has long been a pain to move ships around -- you had to swap to them, fly them yourself and then find another ride (i.e. buy another ship) back to the original ship.
We're excited to announce the ability to transfer dry dock ship across the galaxy with Update #227. You can pay a reasonable fee of $100,000 credits per hyperwarp jump and an extra 11% for each Mass class at or above 6000 Mass.
In order to initiate this ferry service, you must first land on the zone where you dry docked ship resides. Then open the Star Atlas -- from the zone, from the galactic map, etc -- and find the zone you want to transfer the ship to. At the bottom of the zone, you'll find a transfer offer and price. Of course, you must meet the requirements of Military Rank 1 and the zone must have 7 Starport or a rare 9 in the case of Indies. If you can afford the fee, the transfer is made instantly -- basically, as fast as you can fly there the ship will be waiting for you.
To all those captains building out a glorious fleet and asking for dry dock transfer, enjoy!
v3.0.99 - 9/8/2020
- Added new feature: pay to transfer dry docked ship from one starport to another using Star Atlas
- Star Atlas now includes a note about any zone that has a ship in dry dock
- Fixed issue allowing free fuel travel within quadrants for low Mass ships
- Fixed issue where starport repair detail text could still report an incorrect timeline for repairs