Update and Patch Notes: Version 0.2.10

PATCH NOTES-VERSION 0.2.10

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MAIN FEATURE: PATCH HIGHLIGHTS

GROUPING UNITS

– You can now organize your fleet into distinct squads that you can give individual orders.

– Find the GRP icon in the top right corner to start. We will post an in-depth tutorial on this feature soon.

DAMAGE INDICATORS

– You can now select to display the amount of damage a ship has accumulated over the last few seconds.

FLEET LOADOUT SYSTEM

– Fleet Loadout System contains three presets that are individually configurable.

– You can find more details in the latest Transmissions from the Team.

OPTIMIZATION

– Device performance is now improved; including reduced battery consumption/heating and improved game performance.

NEW T3 SYSTEMS

– We have added 6 new T3 Systems to the Nimbus Galaxy.

– Three are owned by the Iyatequa and three are owned by the Yaot.

MAIN FEATURE: STRIKES & MISSIONS

Tanochet

– The Deep Space Yaot torpedoes cause 50% less damage to hull and armor.

– The speed of the Deep Space Yaot torpedoes has been reduced.

– Two enemy Assault Frigates have been removed from the mission.

– The difficulty of this mission has been decreased.

TEMPLE TONAATI

– The Temples defenses have been altered to allow for easier passage on the left.

– We removed two assault frigates from the final fight.

– The defense platforms on Temple Tonaati have been switched from Cangacian to Tanoch.

– The difficulty of this mission has been decreased.

ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS

– T2 and T3 scanned missions now give out tier appropriate rewards.

– The mission awarding Raab S’jet now also grants Credits and Insignias.

– Consumable Blueprints have replaced Insignias for main Strike rewards.

– Enemies in the Pirate Hideout Strike (normal) have been reduced.

– Your Ally joins you one wave earlier during Jolja mission.

– Small Hull Parts for T2 Blueprints are now unlocked during the New Resources mission.

MAIN FEATURE: MARKET

NEW BLUEPRINTS AVAILABLE IN MARKET

– Electronics Parts for all Tiers

– Light Missile Cluster T3

– Light Twin Battery

– Level requirements have been reduce for T2 Blueprints in the Market i.e. the Interceptor now requires level 6 instead of 17.

MAIN FEATURE: BALANCING

COMBAT

– Increased the general hit chance against Fighters and Corvettes.

– The rate of Damage against armor (i.e the Gearscore visible in the strike lobby) has been reduced.

– Beam Weapons now deal significantly more damage against Fighters and Corvettes.

– Torpedos now deal significantly more damage against Frigates, Fighters, and Corvettes.

– Beam Weapons now deal less damage against Flagships.

MISSILES

– Missile damage has been increased by 66%.

– Missile range has been increased by 10.

– Missiles now deal extra damage against Destroyers, Flagships, and Command ships.

UI

– Added a number of highlights to help new players during the tutorial.

– Improved the visualization of the Health Bars and added Separator Bars.

– Research is now grayed out until you can start your first project.

– Small, Medium and Large Salvage reward boxes now have the correct icons.

– Dialogue that needs to be tapped to continue a mission now flashes.

BLUPRINTS

– Blueprint icon now indicates its Tier.

– Blueprint categories have been color coded.

– Blue = Ships

– Red = Turrets

– Yellow = Intermediates

– Green = External Modules

ADDITIONAL BALANCE CHANGES

– Reduced the construction time for T1 Frigates.

– Increased the amount of Credits and Adamant given as level-up rewards.

– Increased the contents of the Large Credits pack in the market from 300k to 400k credits.

– Increased the size of the Flagship inventory to 70.

– The speed, health, and armor of Freighters has been slightly reduced.

– Scanned missions are now rewarded with more credits.

– Reduced the time it takes to craft a Small Intermediate Product from ~60 seconds to ~40 seconds.

– A Game News banner has been added to the intro screen.

– The camera angle no longer resets after opening the sensor view.

– A splash screen has been added to  reduce issues with the game crashing on start-up.

– The app has been updated.

– Cinematics are now skippable. Note: We plan to add a library where you can rewatch all cinematics.

– Added nine new loading screen hint messages to help new players.

MAIN FEATURE: ADDITIONAL FIXES

– Officer skills now work as intended during Temple Tonaati mission.

– Tier 2 and Tier 3 procedural missions drop rewards (Tokens of Gratitude) for the correct Tier.

– Enemies and Salvage in Liaison Missions have the Tier corresponding to the Mission Tier.

– Random encounters in T3 space now spawn T3 enemies.

– Movement commands given to Flagships and Escorts now work as intended after traveling around entities such as pirate bases, trading stations, etc.

– Heavy Twin Ion Turrets now give the intended amount of damage.

– Procedural missions will disappear from the target list.

– Pirate Expulsion missions now correctly disappear from the target list after completion.

– Kinetic Hull damage and Kinetic Armor damage research bonuses are now applied correctly.

– Push notifications respond when processes, like Refining and Fabrication, are complete.

– Trader Ships have the correct icons.

– The Khar-Kaalad and Riif-Sa in the Tutorial now have all modules, including engines.

– When you begin a strike the message ‘x has started the strike’ is shown rather than ‘x has left the lobby’.

– Chat notifications will no longer show for your own messages.

– Processes on inactive flagships are now paused. Note: This is not entirely fixed yet. At times, items may seem ready to collect; however, they will not be collectible until the needed time has passed.

– Squads and Escorts should no longer attack enemies if ‘Automatic Battle Mode’ is set to ‘Off’. Note: When attacked, your units will defend themselves. Please report any issues you encounter regarding this option.

– Liaison mission hyperlinks now open the specific mission in the system view target list.

– Civilian ships in rescue and Escort Missions now have the tier corresponding to the mission tier.

– In rescue and escort missions, you now have enough time to reach the civilian ship before it is destroyed. Note: Further fixes will come to the civilian rescue missions in future updates.

– Elite and Epic weapon modules and repair modules now display the correct icons.

– The stash now shows the correct amount of resources when retrieving items.

– Health bars on top of ships are hidden when at 100% health or when you open the ‘Internal’ menu.

– The ‘Clear local cache’ button now works as intended.

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