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News about the incoming update for the mod and forum issues, links to our Steam group and Facebook page.

Posted by Unikraken on Jun 12th, 2013


Version 0.52.21055 Update

Earlier this week I gave word to the team to finish up current mod tweaks this week. After they're done we'll hand that release over to the testing department and they'll try to break it for us. You should expect this sometime late next week. I'll post the full changelog below, but I'll cover some of the biggest changes to the mod right now:

  • The Orion is much closer now to the Covie-killing capital we imagined. It also now has an ability that allows it to fire more rapidly at a lower dps, for participating in smaller engagements (designed for killing frigates instead of capitals).
  • All of the ships that are derived from re-purposing the Phoenix colony ship have the new updated models. New fighter models are included as well.
  • Flood homeworlds are much harder to take now. Only turn on Flood/Pirates in your matches if you're up for the challenge. Flood are in no way done, but they're much closer now to being finished.
  • New shipyard factories.
  • We've changed wormholes into Forerunner portals, enjoy the view from inside the structure!
  • Strikecraft have been nerfed. Squadrons have been reduced in size, while individual craft have been buffed. Carrier-spam is less effective now.

The UNSC Fleet is done, but we still have several building to put in. This won't be the last update you see before the Covenant come out, I assure you.

Forums:

We've had some issues with our forums and we're trying to fix that now. Basically, email validation failed to do it's job. For the time being we've turned off email validation while we hook up to a dedicated email server. If you were previously waiting on that email, your account has been approved and you're welcome to join the discussion. If you haven't created an account yet, now's the time!

Click here to go to the forums!

And for good measure, here are our other social media locations:
Steam Group
Facebook page
Google +

Changelog:

Quote:

Added:

- "Cov Killer" ability to Orion Battlecruiser
- "Fleet Command" ability to Thermopylae Supercarrier
- Flood World armor buff
- Flood World icon
- Flood World portrait
- Flood-themed pirate raid alerts
- "Full Power" ability to Valiant Heavy Cruiser
- Game speed buttons
- Level 3 to "Spartan Boarding Party" ability
- New Athens Carrier mesh and textures
- New Capital Ship Factory mesh and textures
- New damage particle effects
- New faction icons
- New Frigate Factory mesh and textures
- New Longsword mesh and textures
- New Phoenix-class colony ship mesh and textures
- New player icons
- New Sabre mesh and textures
- New unit HUD icons
- New unit portraits
- New dialogue for the Orbital Defense Platform
- New wormhole particle effect
- Orion-class battlecruiser to GalaxyScenarioDef file so that it can be used in GalaxyForge
- "Red Line" ability to Phoenix Assault Ship
- Research preqrequisite for Anchor Station hangar upgrades, "Hangar Defense"
- "Skilled Piloting" ability to ONI Prowler
- "SotP" prefix to all custom map names
- "Targeting Uplink" ability to Valiant Heavy Cruiser
- Weapon range buff to Defense Coordination Station

Changed:

- Capital ship build menu order
- Consolidated UNSC research tree
- "Eion Light Carrier" unit's name to "Eion-class Light Carrier"
- "Evasive Formation" ability's level 1 minimum experience level requirement from 5 to 3
- "Evasive Formation" ability's level 2 minimum experience level requirement from 6 to 5
- Frigate build menu order
- "Huge Cargo Holds" research per level modifier value from 7.5% to 15%
- "Mako Corvette" unit's name to "Mako-class Corvette"
- Marathon-class cruiser's "Fusion Rockets" ability's range from 8500 to 11000
- "New Blood" ability's stacking limit from 100 to 60
- "New Blood" ability's damage modifier from 0.25% to 0.30%
- Orbital Defense Platform's ability to a weapon
- Orbital Defense Platform's max hull points from 3000 to 1500
- Orbital Defense Platform's damage from 5000 to 15000
- "Orion Battleship" unit's name to "Orion Battlecruiser"
- Orion Battlecruiser's MAC cooldown from 2.7 to 5
- "Phoenix carrier refit" unit's name to "Phoenix Assault Ship"
- Phoenix Assault Ship's credit cost from 1800 to 1200
- Phoenix Assault Ship's "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's minimum experience level requirement from 0 to 6
- "Phoenix-class Carrier" unit's name to "Phoenix-class Colony Ship"
- "Pirate Base" planet name to "Flood World"
- Reduced the costs of building and upgrading the Anchor Station by roughly a third
- Sabre Bomber's maximum linear speed from 2700 to 2400
- Sabre Bomber's autocannon damage from 80 to 30
- Sabre Bomber's missile damage from 200 to 150
- Sabre Bomber squadron size from 8 to 2
- Sabre Interceptor's autocannon damage from 80 to 30
- Sabre Interceptor's missile damage from 200 to 150
- Sabre Interceptor squadron size from 8 to 2
- "Sabre Squad" squadron name to "Sabre Bombers"
- Sabre Interceptor Squad" squadron name to "Sabre Interceptors"
- Longsword Bomber squadron size from 3 to 2
- Longsword Fighter squadron size from 4 to 2
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 1 range from 7000 to 9000
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 2 range from 9000 to 10000
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 1 point blank range splash damage from 3125 to 3000
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 2 point blank range splash damage from 4375 to 3500
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 3 point blank range splash damage from 5625 to 4000
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 1 close range splash damage from 2343 to 500
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 2 close range splash damage from 3281 to 600
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 3 close range splash damage from 4218 to 700
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 1 medium range splash damage from 1562 to 500
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 2 medium range splash damage from 2187 to 600
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 3 medium range splash damage from 2812 to 700
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 1 long range splash damage from 312 to 500
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 2 long range splash damage from 437 to 600
- "Shiva Nuclear Missile" ability's level 3 long range splash damage from 562 to 700
- UNSC's "Sprint" ability's stacking limit from 100 to 80
- Valiant Heavy Cruiser's credit cost from 2000 to 1600
- Valiant Heavy Cruiser's "Evasive Formation" ability's range from 5000 to 50000
- "Vulkoras Desolator" unit's name to "Deployer Vessel"

Fixed:

- Berlin-class Frigate's "Coordinated Bombardment" buff so that it no longer affects structures and starbases
- Devout Class's normal map
- Typo in "Bulkhead Optimization" research description string
- Zealot Class's normal map

Removed:

- "Ion Blast" ability from Thermopylae Supercarrier
- Longsword Fighters and Longsword Bombers from Anchor Station
- "Raze Planet" ability from Valiant Heavy Cruiser
- "Repair Droids" ability from Phoenix Assault Ship
- "Targeting Uplink" ability from Orion Battlecruiser
- Weapon cooldown buff from Defense Coordination Station

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Roboute-Guilliman
Roboute-Guilliman Jun 12 2013, 2:53pm says:

awesome thanks for the update :)

+7 votes     reply to comment
-Defender0-
-Defender0- Jun 12 2013, 2:54pm says:

You're all going to love the new toys

+9 votes     reply to comment
Capt.Keyes
Capt.Keyes Jun 12 2013, 4:30pm says:

Bad time for me to wipe my PC and re-install windows.

+5 votes     reply to comment
DEATH_TROOPER
DEATH_TROOPER Jun 12 2013, 4:57pm replied:

lol,

FAIL...

+3 votes     reply to comment
Dhoulmegus
Dhoulmegus Jun 13 2013, 1:26am replied:

Use a laptop. Kappa

+5 votes     reply to comment
Capt.Keyes
Capt.Keyes Jun 13 2013, 2:37am replied:

I see what you did there.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Willsy
Willsy Jun 14 2013, 12:25am replied:

Worse time when you got wiped by the flood on 'Keyes'.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Tothe
Tothe Jun 12 2013, 5:59pm says:

Sounds like you guys are continuing your awesome work :)

+2 votes     reply to comment
kowkillar
kowkillar Jun 12 2013, 9:13pm says:

Looks like I'll have to install entrenchment on my new comp soon.

+2 votes     reply to comment
-Defender0-
-Defender0- Jun 12 2013, 9:30pm replied:

itll be worth it

+2 votes     reply to comment
Infensive
Infensive Jun 12 2013, 9:56pm says:

Thanks for the tank!
He never gets me anything.

+4 votes     reply to comment
KhevaKins
KhevaKins Jun 13 2013, 12:15am says:

"testing department and they'll try to break it for us."

lol, makes it sound official, like I wear pants while testing or something ;)

+5 votes     reply to comment
Unikraken Author
Unikraken Jun 13 2013, 2:09am replied:

I don't wear them while coding, you shouldn't have to while testing.

+10 votes   reply to comment
Guest
Guest Jun 13 2013, 3:17pm replied:

You are a giant space squid.- agigabyte

+2 votes     reply to comment
-Defender0-
-Defender0- Jun 13 2013, 4:21pm replied:

And you are a horse.

+5 votes     reply to comment
james340
james340 Jun 13 2013, 5:50am says:

Woo, really excited for this! Thanks guys, love your work!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Jun 13 2013, 4:05pm says:

To clarify, the fact that you are a giant space squid is why it makes sense that you do not wear them.

+4 votes     reply to comment
zaun3694
zaun3694 Jun 15 2013, 6:04pm replied:

and you are a rabbit

+5 votes     reply to comment
-Defender0-
-Defender0- Jun 20 2013, 5:20pm says:

If you hear something that sounds like glass shattering, buildings collapsing, and other related mayhem, just know that it is the testers breaking the hell out of the mod :)

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