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[LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
« on: September 18, 2008, 07:22:04 PM »
D12 is now available on the Live servers and as usual we are giving you the Highlights of this new deployment:
  • The tier selection process has changed in several ways.  Individual trainers for each class have been replaced by one single trainer on maps that had trainers previously.
  • Series 2 Physical Chaingun: This newly developed fully automatic weapon has the ability to punch through enemy combatants, cutting down anything in its direct line of fire.  This comes at a cost however, of reduced accuracy and the inability to lock a specific target.
  • Series 2 Laser Pistol: With the ability to fire 3 shots per rapid fire burst, this weapon is ideal for eliminating individual targets at close range without drawing too much attention.
  • Instance: Omega Labs (Torden Abyss): This new instance map is available for players level 50+ . Omega Labs can only be accessed from Section 5 of Penumbra HQ, which has the highest security clearance in the facility.

Maps and Missions
  • Instance: Omega Labs (Torden Abyss): This new instance map is available for players level 50+ . Omega Labs can only be accessed from Section 5 of Penumbra HQ, which has the highest security clearance in the facility. Players must play through the Penumbra story arc on Abyss in order to be granted Level 5 Security Clearance to gain access to this section. The final prerequisites for Level 5 Clearance are the Section 4 missions “Giants of the Abyss,” “Hyper Links” and “Pathogen.” The instance contains 5 new missions:  “Bad Medicine,” “The Omega Files,” “Ways and Means,” “The Doctor Is In” and “The Final Countdown.”
  • Concordia Palisades - Following a recent, devastating attack on the Cumbria Research Facility by Bane Forces, the AFS has begun construction on a fortified installation known as “New Cumbria.” There is now a “New Cumbria” waypoint inside the fortification.
  • Concordia Palisades - The mission “Welcome Tour” has been removed, and two new missions, “The Reformists” and “Crash Course” have been added at New Cumbria.
  • Concordia Palisades - The mission givers, NPCs, vendors, and other support infrastructure from the Cumbria Research Facility have been relocated inside the New Cumbria fortification.  NPC greetings have been changed to reflect recent events in the area.
  • Concordia Palisades - The “Palisades Targets of Opportunity” mission has been changed, adding the waypoint at New Cumbria and an additional boss kill, and removing an objective to kill Stalkers.
  • Concordia Palisades - Spawns have been thinned and rebalanced in the following areas:  Clearcut Field, Skive Base Entrance, Lake Elinor environs, Fithik Trench and Hightower Outpost.
  • Concordia Palisades - New “Region Objective Indicators” showing large search areas upon mouse over have been added to the missions ‘Missing Specimens,’ ‘Intercept The Bane Hunting Parties’ and ‘Pincer Power.’
  • Concordia Wilderness, Concordia Divide: The skies and sky lighting values in these maps have been updated
  • Concordia Divide: Removed an unused subterranean room from Foreas Base which was appearing on the in-game overhead map.
  • Concordia Divide: AFS engineers have recovered General British’s Soyuz spacecraft and are at work restoring it for display inside Foreas Base. Personnel may observe the work in progress outside Foreas Base HQ. As all Soyuz pieces have been recovered, the missions to retrieve those pieces have been removed.
  • New Creature: Atta Grubs: The new Atta Grub creature and corresponding art assets have been added to the following maps:
    • Instance Map: Kardash Atta Colony
    • Instance Map: Ojasa Atta Hive
    • Instance Map: Rivasa Atta Colony
  • Instance Map: Refuge: Relocated one of the Eloh rooms to correct appearance of overhead map
  • Instance Map: Maligo Base: Repositioned subterranean areas of Maligo Base to correspond more accurately with surface structures and terrain (as established by the Plateau shared map).
  • Instance Map: Temporal Chamber: Oriented Temporal Chamber and Messenger Room to correspond correctly with Plateau map, and removed one area that was completely unused, but which appeared on the in-game overhead map.
  • The appearance of the Brann corridor door has been updated in order to make them read more clearly as doors
Game Mechanics

General
  • Creature: Bane Linker: This creature now uses different models to differentiate high level and low level versions.
  • Series 2 Physical Chaingun: This newly developed fully automatic weapon has the ability to punch through enemy combatants, cutting down anything in its direct line of fire.  This comes at a cost however, of reduced accuracy and the inability to lock a specific target. Players should be able to find this weapon on various Bane bosses above 27 level.
  • Series 2 Laser Pistol: With the ability to fire 3 shots per rapid fire burst, this weapon is ideal for eliminating individual targets at close range without drawing too much attention. Players should be able to find this weapon on various Bane bosses above 21 level.
  • Dialogue audio added to 200 missions gamewide.

Issues
  • Using polymorphing to turn into a Thrax Soldier or Technician with a weapon unholstered will now correctly display the Thrax weapon in the player’s hand.
  • The Polymorph version of Repair on the Thrax Technician will now display VFX when repairing another player or NPC.
  • Reflective Armor helmets will now display correctly when wearing a upper face item; like sun glasses.
  • When a creature or player is rooted from the Netgun they will be immune to knockback.
  • The debuff icon for Disease now uses the correct icon.
  • Nitroglazers will once again do cryogenic damage instead of physical.
  • The Laser, Fire, EMP, and Virulent Crit debuffs can now be removed with Cure.
  • Sacrifice will no longer leave or place you in combat.
  • The Engineer’s Repair Bot and Shield Bot’s attack will now display properly.
  • Scourge is no longer improperly set as a debuff.
  • The follow creatures have had their VFX altered so they more closely resemble the appropriate damage type:
    • Thrax Pistol Soldiers
    • Thrax Rifle Soldiers
    • Thrax Technicians
    • Thrax Grenadiers, which will now do incendiary damage
    • Bane Linkers
    • Bane Hunters
    • Bane Lightbenders
    • Hominis Machina
    • Forean Machina
    • Thraxus Machina, which will now do electric damage
    • Warnet Soldiers
    • Warnet Queens
    • The Strider’s Ground Pulse attack.

Ability Changes
  • Grenadiers can now be healed when using the skill Sacrifice.
  • The first installment of Pet Improvements is now Live and all Bots/Clones/Spotters will now act more consistently and reliably.  Each Bot/Clone/Spotter is automatically set to follow and guard the player and each will always assist the player above all else.  Each rank is now a toggle as well so you may cast the same rank of Bot Construction, Spotter, or Create Clone to dismiss your pet.  A few pets have also been changed slightly so that they are more useful to their master:
    • The Repair Bot now has a radial repair instead of a direct repair and the VFX have been changed to reflect that.
    • Spotter Rank 3 now uses a radial repair tool instead of a healing disk.

Interactions
  • To add clarity to the type of squad invite received, there are now different icons in the pending tray for a regular squad invite vs. a squad merge.
  • Added in confirmation window for deletion of an item from backpack or lockbox.  This consists of a dialogue box confirmation and defaults to ON.  This can be changed in options menu.
  • Added in confirmation window for purchasing an item from a vendor for credits.  This consists of a dialogue box confirmation and defaults to OFF.  This can be changed in options menu.
  • Added in confirmation window for purchasing an item from a vendor for prestige.  This consists of a dialogue box confirmation and defaults to ON.  This can be changed in options menu.
  • Due to a formula error, the location on the large player map and the location given using the /loc command did not match by a variable amount based on the map.  These values should now match.  For reference, the /loc has always been correct, and the map will now reflect that data.
  • The tier selection process has changed in several ways.  Individual trainers for each class have been replaced by one single trainer on maps that had trainers previously.  UI has been redone such that players can more easily view the entire class tree.  You can get more info on a class by clicking on that class’s icon on this screen.  This will pull up all the skills available to that class along with a summary of that class’s role.  You may also compare two classes side by side to make more informed tier selection choices.  This screen also includes a cloning button to remind you to clone before choosing a new class.
  • Updated the artwork for the Character Selection screen.  Characters on this screen will also display in combat stance rather than idle.

Framework and Tools
  • Added Fake (Fuzzy Glob) Shadow Support.  This feature puts a dark circle under the feet of players/creatures to mimic a shadow.  This is available for both non-deferred and deferred lighting modes.  If you have dynamic shadows and fake shadows enabled, the dynamic shadow will override.  But if no dynamic shadow is active, the fake shadow will appear. This included associated UI in graphics options.  This feature is disabled in Low Quality mode.
  • Team armor hueing tech added to support PvP Wargame and CoCP maps.
  • Lowered animation degradation on irrelevant objects when RQS is inactive.

D12.3
  • Howling Revenge (Treeback Camp: Palisades): More Alpha Beast Howlers were added to allow for mission completion.
  • The night time Sky box in Wilderness and Divide no longer has a Default Texture.
  • Amoeboid spawning above level 30 no longer have a default texture when spawned.
  • Radar for Thunderhead is now up to date.
  • Radar for Ashen Desert is now accurate.
  • Soyuz Spacecraft now has camera collision.
  • Recover Equipment (Palisades): Mission Reward Mech Armor Gloves now has skill requirements.

D12.4
  • Corrected text errors in Cuthah Plains zone information.
  • Corrected icon location in Lamna Armory map.
  • Fixed a crash for users running an AMD Quadcore, and ATI 3,000 series cards on ATI 8.8 and 8.7 drivers.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the mission “Orders From High Command” to break.
  • New trainer UI tooltips are no longer cut off when comparing 2 classes.
  • Corrected tooltip errors in Lightning Storm and Physical Crit Hit debuff information.
  • Added text to Fake Shadow Toggle in the Options menu.
  • Added new names to the Random Last Name Generator at character creation.

D12.5
  • Corrected an issue that caused water to turn black when using certain video cards.
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Re: [LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 06:39:57 AM »
hmm, so the new crafing is not live yet ? or did i miss something ? ôô
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Re: [LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 07:58:58 AM »
I though they where going to make Trax Grenadiers deal fire damage too?

But all in all great stuff to look forward too can't wait till the weekend :)

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Grenadiers do deal fire damage now, It just isn't on the list...
« Last Edit: September 19, 2008, 03:11:24 PM by System_Crush »
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Re: [LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008, 11:44:47 AM »
Chaingun Chaingun Chaingun Chaingun Chaingun Chaingun *breath* Chaingun Chaingun Chaingun.

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Re: [LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008, 03:45:49 PM »
I though they where going to make Trax Grenadiers deal fire damage too?

But all in all great stuff to look forward too can't wait till the weekend :)

[EDIT]
*Plants his rear in a bucket of water* *sizzling noises and steam emerge from the bucket*
Grenadiers do deal fire damage now, It just isn't on the list...

What's with this line (under Issues):

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Thrax Grenadiers, which will now do incendiary damage

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Re: [LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2008, 05:30:42 PM »
What's with this line (under Issues):
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Thrax Grenadiers, which will now do incendiary damage
/doh
Damn firefox CTRL+F function counting the space after 'Grenadiers ' as not the same as 'Grenadiers,' with a comma.
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Re: [LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2008, 01:51:13 AM »
Just noticed this today, but the 12.5 patch notes now also says:

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Series 2 and 3 Fire Shotguns: Corrected a timing issue which was causing a much faster rate of fire than originally intended. At this time, each shot from a progressive shotgun will still do the same damage as it previously did, however the pace at which these weapons fire has been slowed.

Meaning, they fire slower now.

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Re: [LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2008, 06:13:59 PM »
Sounds reasonable, I always thought the S2 and S3 shotties were a bit too superior.
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Re: [LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2008, 06:16:49 PM »
just back and back spamming ... lomez lomez ... ôô
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Re: [LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2008, 06:47:07 PM »
Congratulations on your 1700th post. Which is almost 1100 more than me, you Series 2 Spammer  :P
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Re: [LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2008, 12:44:36 AM »
300 more and i can upgrade to series 3 !
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Re: [LIVE SERVER] Deployment 12 (18/09/2008)
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