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Old 04.06.2013, 17:52   #1
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Default Game Update 09 – Rise of the Cylons

Hello Pilots,


We are deploying an update to all live servers on Wednesday, June 5th. This update will contain the faction switch, our new Options UI, new features and bug fixes.

Finally it is done – with our Faction Switch we are going to let the Colonial applicants who met the requirements change sides and join the faction which has been the underdog for way too long. Now everyone may expect noticeable changes in regards of fighting for territory control and PVP availability. It is time for the rise of the Cylons – find all the details here: http://en.board.bigpoint.com/bsgo/showthread.php?t=522215

The implementation of our new Options UI marks the first step of an overall improvement of the whole game UI. It should give you an idea of what we are having planned for the game and offers you the opportunity to give us feedback on the UI development.

The new Options are now better accessible, are easier to understand and offer an intuitive handling. The pictures below give you a first impression:





Due to this implementation it will be necessary to make adjustments to your customized game configurations. That means you might need to adjust your graphic settings, for example.

This update will need a server maintenance of approx. 120 minutes overall. We are going to start to shut the servers down at 10.30 am CEST (UTC+2). The countdown will start around 15 minutes beforehand on each server.
The game update will be deployed as following:

10.30 am CEST – EU Kobol
11.00 am CEST – Libran, Virgon, Canceron
11.30 am CEST – EU Tauron, Picon, Sagittaron
12.00 pm CEST – US EAST
12.15 pm CEST – US WEST

Features:

Battlespace: To make it more interesting for new players we made adjustments to the Battlespace sector, those changes feature the following:
- Added a second planetoid to the sector
- Planetoids will now have a chance to distribute all resources (Tylium, Titanium, Water)
- Redesigned the platform to be more in line with the life of a new player
- Added spawn points for Colonial, Cylon and Drone NPCs
We ‘spiced up’ the life in the Battlespace sector a bit to be more in line with the life of a new player and to give him the possibility to complete his first daily missions in a protected environment.

- Arena: After your feedback in regards of arena improvements we restricted the use of nuclear missiles in arena sectors as a first step

- NPC: Weadjusted platform spawn times and locations in Muspell and Nilfhel in order to improve the distribution and make fighting platforms easier

- UI: Switching rooms during the logout countdown now cancels the logout process

- UI: The Triad / Prophecy reminder mail only appears once a month, not every day anymore

Bugfixes:
- Fixed an issue where players spawned into the radiation zone of Hades
- Fixed an issue where an item upgrade presented a “failed” message despite being successful due to a chance of 100%
- Fixed an issue where putting a ship paint into hold lead to a bugged inventory list
- Fixed an issue where the last used chat channel wasn’t saved after jumping / docking
- Fixed an issue where clicking the docking button didn’t work when a targetable object was behind the button
- Fixed an issue where /dnd didn’t block duel invites
- Fixed an issue where the “Check name availability” button was missing during pilot creation
- Fixed an issue where it was not possible to close the repair window
- Fixed an issue where “Scar” wasn’t representing his infamous name properly

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Hi pilots,

You can discuss the update here: >Link<

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Due to small adjustments to the options GUI that must be made ​​at the last minute, the update will be delayed by 30 minutes. The game update times are now in the following order:

11:00 am CEST - EU Kobol
11:30 am CEST - Libran, Virgon, Canceron
12:00 pm CEST - EU Tauron, Picon, Sagitarron
12:30 pm CEST - U.S. EAST
12:45 pm CEST - U.S. WEST

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Old 05.06.2013, 11:22   #4
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Pilots,

due to the fact that the Faction Switch is a very important step and a technical procedure that needs close monitoring we are planning to start the Faction Switch on Libran first. After this has been successfully performed and tested we are going to activate the Faction Switch on all other servers during this afternoon.

We hope that this cautious approach meets your expectations and we thank for your understanding!

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Old 05.06.2013, 16:11   #5
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Pilots,

after testing the Faction Switch on one server we came to notice that the announced name change feature isn't working even though working during internal testing. But instead of turning it off completely, we are fixing this issue for you. That means two things:

We are having another very short server maintenance tomorrow. (Time frame not yet predictable, will be announced tomorrow) And the Faction Switch will be DELAYED until tomorrow as well!

We are sorry for this, but we are sure you wouldn't enjoy the switch as much without a name change.

We thank for your understanding!

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Pilots,

after successfully fixing the issue with the renaming we are going to have another server maintenance to apply this fix to all live servers. This means a very brief downtime for every server. Every downtime will be announced by a countdown. We are going to deploy as following:

1.30 pm CEST – EU Kobol
2.00 pm CEST – Libran, Virgon, Canceron
2.30 pm CEST – EU Tauron, Picon, Sagittaron
3.00 pm CEST – US EAST
3.15 pm CEST – US WEST

In regards of the Faction Switch:

We are going to start the Faction Switch again on Libran first once the server is back at approx. 2.30 pm CEST. When that's done you will be able to change the Faction when you log into the game if your application has been approved previously. If you are already logged in by then - please log out and back in again.

If that goes well we are going to start the Faction Switch for all servers after the maintenance is finished! We're updating you in this thread when this happens!

Thank for your understanding and patience!

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Pilots,

the moment has come! The Rise of the Cylons is imminent!

At 4 pm CEST we opened the Faction Switch for all servers. Means: Those of you who applied and had their application approved will be able to change faction to become Cylons! After the login you will find yourself on the character selection screen. If you're currently in the game - just log out and back in!

If you change your name please obey, that you need to confirm the name change, wait until the character creation is finished and the relog once more so the name change will be applied to the chat system as well.

Furthermore: We will keep it open for a very long time! You will always be able to log into the game and change to your new faction if you haven't yet!
Thanks for your patience and enjoy your new faction!

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Pilots,

as some of you reported the certain 'sonorous humming' sound in the background being too annoying and therefore we reduced the volume for this sound effect.

Some background information:

This sound effect was in the game since the beginning, but was previously bound to the volume setting of the music. This has been a bug since it's rather a sound effect and no music. The bug was fixed with the implementation of the new Options UI. And that fix lead to the issue that this sound effect is now as loud as the other sound effects.

However since we want you to enjoy the game without this annoyance we decided to reduce the overall volume for this effect.

This has been done with a web sync of the client version and is already activated on all servers since noon CEST. If you're currently logged in the game you will need to relog to experience the change.

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