Update Changelog 2019-Nov-28

Today’s game update adds 7 new University courses, and there are more to come! The new feature Genotype Food grants various bonus effects, depending on the genotype consuming it. As requested by your Citizen Council, the item pools of tier 4 and tier 5 have been extended by nearly 60 items. Part of this game update is also some combat balancing again, and on the forums, every post has a dedicated URL again. Read on to see all update details…

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Update Changelog 2019-Oct-30

Today’s update adds a new card to the Citizen Council page, showing all candidates for the next election. As a bonus, there are also various other changes which made it into the game earlier than planned. There’s further combat balancing improvements for armor, reputation, skills and focus, and also some mission fixes. Finally, a special gift has been sent to all Citizens who were active during the last tenspan!

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Update Changelog 2019-Oct-15

The wait is finally over! Today we released a brand new – and rather huge – game update, bringing new features, detail changes and many fixes.

As requested by the first Citizen Council, the item and storage management has been improved, and now features in your CORETECHS. The narrative team edited many existing missions, and created a new tutorial mission for new players. The forum structure has been simplified and the UI has been improved. The Resource Hub is a new interface for dev & Citizen blogs, FAQ, Technical Insights, Announcements, Area Tutorials and Tau Station Tips. Read on for the full details of the new game update!

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Update Changelog 2019-Jun-25

Greetings citizens! The new update has been deployed and it contains changes and improvements for game features across the board. This is most extensive changelog we ever had so far. Besides the huge Side Job rework and the brand new Archive 2.0 we also have various Syndicate changes and improvements, (also for blueprints!), preparations for the upcoming buildings, further message clean-ups and several performance boosts, 18 new item images, new NPC avatars, and you can now use the new “/me” chat command 🙂 Read on for the full list of details, but be warned – it’s a doozy!

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Update Changelog 2019-Mar-19

The latest release updates the Citizen Council page, presenting the recent election results. As requested, a bond log is now available in your information panel, there are 2 new missions and a batch of 30 items has new artwork. When buying from NPC Vendors, all adjustments to the final price are displayed (with reasons) before performing a transaction. University course enrollment is shown on the main University page so this important detail is now visible on first sight (no longer only on the class detail pages). Last but not least: Bodyguards have arrived! Check out the nearest Security area.

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Update Changelog 2019-Feb-28

We conclude February 2019 with a big new update for you! Alongside 2 brand new missions, a batch of 40 new exclusive epic items and also 22 artwork updates, you’ll find an additional section in the CORETECHS for the Citizen Council. There are also new side jobs, 2 Jump Gates were expanded with an Embassy and as usual, many of your forum reports has been taken care of (thank you!). Read on to see all details about the new game version.

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Update Changelog 2019-Feb-05

It has been a month since our last update and it’s the first time we’ve moved to our new “monthly” update system. So grab a drink, maybe a snack, and get ready for a longer update than normal. And after you’ve read through this, we’ll have a little request for help.

First, we have a new system open! This is YZ Ceti, a red dwarf approximately 12 light years away from Old Earth. Despite being rather close to Tau Ceti, YZ Ceti’s lone jump gate connects to L 726-8, making it the first star system in the Tau Station universe which does not have a jump gate connecting it directly to Sol. YZ Ceti has four Consortium stations levels 19 through 20.

As another major change, citizen tier levels are now capped at the max tier level as developed stars. In the long run, this should help with the common concern that citizens have expressed when they advance faster than civilization can provide them with the supplies they need. In the short run, some players will have to make adjustments. This is one of the interesting aspects of enjoying an alpha 😃 Please note: the highest station level is currently 20 which reflects tier 4, but as some of you already made progress to tier 5, the slightly higher level-cap of max 25 will remain. Once we have the first level 21+ station (i.e. tier 5), the new system will apply.

Many new university courses have been developed. These include combat stim courses to allow you to take a stim in combat and still get a hit in. This, combined with lower toxicity of military stims and all stims giving greatly increased boosts should make stims an interesting option in combat.

Other courses include ship engine repair and ship hull, navigation, and life support maintenance. These allow citizens to repair ships faster, reducing costs and getting them flying again. And speaking of flying, since YZ Ceti doesn’t connect directly to Sol, the Multi-Jump Ship Navigation courses have been released, allowing you to pilot across more than one jump gate on a single trip!

There’s also been a lot of work with the messaging system, streamlining some messages, removing others which provided no value, and generally digging into messaging in preparation for more improvements in the future.

And while we’re talking about the future—the new citizen experience is being heavily worked on. Some issues are simple, such as the avatar for Evangeline, the first NPC new citizens should encounter.

Other improvements include providing them with 20 genetically bound tier 1 rations to give them a head start in understanding the universe, and providing popups to explain what to do when their stats run too low. However, we’re going to extend those popups to everyone for now. These popups will appear only once per area/action, so you shouldn’t be overwhelmed with them.

This is where the aforementioned “request for help” comes in: we’d like you to give us feedback about those popups. What works, what doesn’t, what’s broken, and so on. We think they’re pretty awesome; we’ve been wrong before 😃Just keep in mind that they’re actually targeting new citizens. After you’ve had a chance to see them, we’ll restrict them to new citizens again.

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Update Changelog 2018-Dec-31

The new year is very close, but as we promised, another (huge) game update has been added in 2018. Team players can now start challenging Syndicate Campaigns in The Wilds. Everyone can explore a brand-new star system and a new mission. The combat UI has been reworked, massively reducing the need of scrolling. All stims have been renamed to indicate their purpose. Your CORETECHS archive contains a detail description that explains how the new naming works. Read on to see all details about today’s improvements and game play extensions.

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