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Among Seas of Dust 0.5 is a balancing act; I am attempting to make the game better by balancing NPCs to the player. So, ASoD 0.5 implements a couple of changes to make this happen.

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Among Seas of Dust 0.5 is a balancing act; I am attempting to make the game better by balancing NPCs to the player. So, ASoD 0.5 implements a couple of changes to make this happen.

First of all, NPCs and Players now have equal HP if they were flying the same ship: your slasher frigate no longer has 550hp to their 150.

Next, gun damage for players and NPCs is scaled by 2n+2 so both sides have a change at each other. Now the player has to fly smarter or die, and so do the NPCs.

Finally, Passive shield regeneration has been added to both, so your shields and their shields regenerate. This does not apply to hull, meaning that if you get into someone's structure, they can't get that back in space.

Here is the complete changelog:

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  • --> → Balance: NPCs now have equal HP as the player would have in their ship. So the slashers fly a slasher frigate that now has over 500 hp, just like the player in one.
  • → Balance: Bullet damage reformulated by 2n+2 to compensate for increased HP (done for both player and NPC).
  • New: NavMap now has a legend.
  • → Fix: NPC movements were restricted to they can no longer move on 2 axes at the same time.
  • Change: An animated menu (made by a fan) has been added.
  • → New: Controls menu added to show the player controls.
  • Fix: Slasher Deathbringer became the Slasher Miner and has fixed HP.
  • Fix: When you dock your cruise turns off even if you docked by dieing (is that right?).
  • → New: Passive shield regeneration for player and NPCs.
  • In addition, a few irritating bugs were hunted down and eliminated. Specifically, the cruise-death bug, dock-cruise bug, and the slasher miner being called a deathbringer.

    Please send any and all feedback to masternerdguy@yahoo.com and enjoy your refreshed, harder, ASoD version 0.5 .

    Comments
    kburts
    kburts

    how do you bring up the menu?

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    masternerdguy Author
    masternerdguy

    it starts first thing in the game

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