Star Traders: Frontiers Update #241: Mapmaker Rising Nov 28, 2020 14:09:32 GMT -5 strega, resistor, and 2 more like this
Post by fallen on Nov 28, 2020 14:09:32 GMT -5
Big updates drive a flurry of new play and from that falls a pile of great feedback. We've spent the last few days since releasing major milestone CARTOGRAPHER putting your feedback straight into the game to improve the ease of generating and sharing maps.
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Clicks are evil and the less of them we ask, the better for everyone. To this end, we've enabled the map generator to remember the settings from the last map generation -- quadrant count, density, map version. If you are looking to find a certain type of Max Density, 42 quadrant, version 2 map you now quickly generate new maps with the same settings on repeat.
We've included the map seed in the preview which makes sharing your maps easy and fast. Snap a screenshot of the preview and its everything you need to know -- the seed, the gate connections, its size, where the starting quads are. Happy sharing!
For those players looking for a certain setup with starting danger, we've added that detail to the map list. You can now see the quadrant name and starting danger for each faction in the summary. Especially for those looking for a new default map or wanting to play as a specific faction, this is a big help and increases the pace of the search.
Thanks to drspendlove for suggesting this missing blade -- there is now a level 9 strength-based blade you can find in relic weapon salvage cards.
v3.1.5 - 11/28/2020
- Added "Kamguard Deathblade" a level 9 salvagable strength-based blade
- Map preview screen now includes map seed so a single screenshot is enough to share your map
- Map gen settings including quadrant count, density and map version are remembered between gens, much faster repeat generation
- Starting quadrant name and Danger rating are now included in map list details
- Clarified maximum Intel creation rates with Unauthorized Access and Genetic Sequencing boarding Talents
- Fixed seed copying bug that could result in broken 1 quadrant map