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Re: Testing frantic / beta discussion thread

Post by ecvej » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:30 pm

IRC bot now announces when a player gets a capital ship.

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Re: Testing frantic / beta discussion thread

Post by ecvej » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:52 pm

Full logs can now be downloaded. Please test.

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Re: Testing frantic / beta discussion thread

Post by clobqueen » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:03 pm

I noticed last beta after PK blew that the auto balance started autobalancing inactive, destroyed kril ships. One was listed as destroyed in rankings, showing ship type as a kril bomber, whilst also being listed as a Boraxian ship. The pilot also showed in Boraxian comms in all friendlies. Guessing the behaviour we want there is to not auto balance destroyed ships with no hw until the pilot logs back in again?

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Re: Testing frantic / beta discussion thread

Post by ecvej » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:41 pm

Good spot, thank you. There isn't an auto balance of destroyed ships, it does wait for people to login. I expect what happened is something like:

1) Kril player dies.
2) PK dies
3) Kril players logs in and game sets him as a boraxian. He doesn't like this and decides not to pick a new ship.

At this stage he is on the Borxian legion but still in his old destroyed ship as that doesn't get overwritten until he picks a new one. The solutions will be:

1) Create a "none" ship type or "Escape pod" that people go in when they die.
2) Don't display ship type for destroyed pilots.
3) Automatically put people joining a legion in a ship from that legion which gets overridden when they come back alive by choosing a ship.

I'm thinking either 1 or 2.

Thanks again for spotting it :)

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Re: Testing frantic / beta discussion thread

Post by clobqueen » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:01 am

Cool, thanks :) 1 makes sense to me, as you are put in the escape pod when you die anyway.

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Re: Testing frantic / beta discussion thread

Post by ecvej » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:28 pm

Cloakers now received a small damage bonus when attacking immediately after decloaking. One of Aftermath's ideas.

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Re: Testing frantic / beta discussion thread

Post by Arch » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:29 pm

I support 1 only if I can put guns on my escape pod and shoot things with it.

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Re: Testing frantic / beta discussion thread

Post by ecvej » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:39 pm

LCs & VCs can now download the attack logs for their HW.

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Re: Testing frantic / beta discussion thread

Post by ecvej » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:00 pm

Private comms from your LC will now be partially in white to allow you to more easily distinguish from a comm to all pilots.

Messages sent to more than one recipient by an LC will still be in red.

I may make further changes in this area. i don't like that LC comms to all in sector are all orange for example.

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Re: Testing frantic / beta discussion thread

Post by Aftermath » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:11 pm

ecvej wrote:Cloakers now received a small damage bonus when attacking immediately after decloaking. One of Aftermath's ideas.
Thanks ecvej. I'm looking forward to testing this one :D

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