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Author Topic: Starsector 0.9.1a (Released) Patch Notes  (Read 54869 times)

Alex

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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #225 on: April 02, 2019, 05:35:33 PM »

So, I have been put the game aside for two months since the patch notes came out and the Starsector itch has become unbearable, is there a chance for an ETA?

Soon :) Hoping to start playtesting in the next couple of days - the changes aren't *too* extensive but extensive enough to warrant more playing than usual for a .1 release.

I'm going through this a bit, but that's not the main thing.
The main thing is that the fleets of ships are small, I own capital ships and the bounties that appear are with well inferior ships.
Few ships and all are small. Rarely has one capital ship, but only one.

Might be because you haven't done many bounties yet and so they're weaker? Hard to say, though. Could also be mod-related if this isn't vanilla.
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #226 on: April 02, 2019, 05:54:27 PM »

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yep....huge senseless nerf...

Ill just insert my own code again.....Alex was too nerf happy this update so ill fix it myself.

Here, I'll save you some trouble and recommend a different game that might be better suited to your tastes.
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #227 on: April 02, 2019, 06:31:30 PM »

Might be because you haven't done many bounties yet and so they're weaker? Hard to say, though. Could also be mod-related if this isn't vanilla.

It's probably because I did it a few times.
The more times I do, the stronger are they?
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #228 on: April 02, 2019, 07:13:39 PM »

Right, yeah, up to a (pretty high) limit.
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #229 on: April 02, 2019, 07:52:37 PM »

So I think I'm something like 10 for 10 "steady" pod officers. Are they supposed to always be steady?



Would be nice if Loadout 3 OP rounded up/nearest/even so tugs could get a 6th OP for a second hull mod.


Is there a minimum time before missions are withdrawn? There have been a few times now I've gone to look at a new mission notification and it's already withdrawn.
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #230 on: April 02, 2019, 11:46:01 PM »

My issue is more that late game even a fresh colony will have bad loot, as blueprints don't replicate so instead the ruins get nothing.
Blueprints do replicate, actually; it's hullmod specifications that get filtered out if you already know them.
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #231 on: April 04, 2019, 03:43:24 PM »

So I think I'm something like 10 for 10 "steady" pod officers. Are they supposed to always be steady?

No, though [personal opinion] Steady really is probably the best roll, but Aggressive and even Reckless can have their usages in rushers and/or phase ships, and Cautious can be useful for missile or "artillery" ships [/personal opinion]

But no, they are not, and I have seen many officers of all personalities. You might wanna buy a lottery ticket with your luck.

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Would be nice if Loadout 3 OP rounded up/nearest/even so tugs could get a 6th OP for a second hull mod.

Not to just poo-poo your idea, but this seems like a very specific application/reasoning. That you can fit any hullmods on an Ox in the first place seems like a bit of a stretch, especially given they can readily fit IEA, which then lowers their sensor profile to match that of the capitals you probably already have in your fleet that justifies having tugs in the first place.


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Is there a minimum time before missions are withdrawn? There have been a few times now I've gone to look at a new mission notification and it's already withdrawn.

Now, that's an Alex question.
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #232 on: April 04, 2019, 03:53:06 PM »

So I think I'm something like 10 for 10 "steady" pod officers. Are they supposed to always be steady?

Oh, hmm - it depends on where you find the pods, and further out defaults to using the independent faction, which is all "steady". Let me change it so there's a bit more variety; there.

Is there a minimum time before missions are withdrawn? There have been a few times now I've gone to look at a new mission notification and it's already withdrawn.

Technically it could happen immediately, yeah. There's a delay from when the mission is created, but not from when the player first sees it. I should probably tweak this at some point.
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #233 on: April 04, 2019, 04:52:59 PM »

I've had the 'mission disappearing instantly' thing happen multiple times. I'm also pretty sure I've seen them disappear right after spawning but I could be mistaken.
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #234 on: April 04, 2019, 07:58:33 PM »

No, though [personal opinion] Steady really is probably the best roll, but Aggressive and even Reckless can have their usages in rushers and/or phase ships, and Cautious can be useful for missile or "artillery" ships [/personal opinion]

But no, they are not, and I have seen many officers of all personalities. You might wanna buy a lottery ticket with your luck.

Well yeah, for the most part I'd prefer steady, but I've already got more than I need, and I could use an officer or two that's more aggressive.
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #235 on: April 04, 2019, 08:53:34 PM »

On the topic of rather improbable "luck".... After searching literally over half of the galaxy for a hint of a Legion XIV, I found five of them (four recoverable) in two constellations right next to each other. And two more derelict legions in other systems in the larger constellation, which I'm going to guess were unrecognizable XIVs. Are they supposed to be spread out more than that? Seems kind of weird...
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #236 on: April 05, 2019, 10:55:28 AM »

The Legion XIV's are populated in constellations, so yes they are very clustered! Other things are populated in regions as well...
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #237 on: April 05, 2019, 06:05:35 PM »

Sure, but somehow 'remnant beacon systems often come in pairs' and 'domain probes are usually found near systems with domain survey ships' manages to feel better in both atmosphere and balance than 'every system in two constellations contains exactly one derelict capital ship of a variety that cannot be found anywhere else in the sector'
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #238 on: April 05, 2019, 06:53:02 PM »

I do agree with that! It would be much more interesting if interspersed between the Legion XIV's were other hegemony ships, or even derelict redacteds. Signs of a massive battle, etc.
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Re: Starsector 0.9.1a (In-Dev) Patch Notes
« Reply #239 on: April 07, 2019, 07:56:31 AM »

My issue is more that late game even a fresh colony will have bad loot, as blueprints don't replicate so instead the ruins get nothing.
Blueprints do replicate, actually; it's hullmod specifications that get filtered out if you already know them.

It's both - ruins won't give duplicate (known) blueprints or hull mods. And since you don't get to reroll the duplicate blueprints or anything, it does indeed mean the quality & value of ruins finds greatly diminishes as a game advances.

Incidentally, the odds of rolling three hits from the set of {alpha core, synchrotron, nanoforge} on the first month of tech mining is about 1 in 120.


I don't think it's a very good design. You're very likely to get a huge jackpot for doing almost nothing early game, and it's all downhill from there.
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