All of us on the Battlestar Galactica Online team would like to thank all our players for their patience and understanding over the last few weeks while we worked on updating the game to the latest version of the Unity engine.
We appreciate that this meant going for longer than usual without an Update to the game, and that due to the amount of work involved, we were unable to add many new features or address some of the existing issues and bugs. However, with last week's Update we were able to upgrade to Unity 3. This was a big step forwards for the game, and Battlestar Galactica Online is now better looking, smoother and more stable than ever before.
Today we're pleased to announce the release of the latest Update for Battlestar Galactica Online, which includes several exciting new features and systems that we've been working on for some time.
Merits and Merit Rewards!
The biggest new addition to the game in this Update are Merits, a new 'currency' that can be earned through PvP play and give access to unique rewards that are unavailable by other means:
Sell Water for Cubits!
This Update also features an extensive revision to the in-game economy based on the data we've been gathering since the Open Beta began. While we're aware that such changes are not always the most popular with our players, they are nonetheless vital to the long term fun and growth of the game – if it's too easy to earn resources, the game loses its challenge, and if it's too hard, the game becomes frustrating.
One change we're fairly confident that everyone will like, though, is that from today's Update you'll be able to exchange Water for Cubits!
The third of the big new features in today's Update introduces scaling of XP and loot rewards for both PvE and PvP play. It's no fun for low level players to have to compete with far more experienced pilots when hunting NPC enemies, and neither is it very enjoyable to be hunted by high level enemy pilots for 'easy' PvP kills. So, in order to encourage players to engage NPCs and players of an appropriate level for their experience and skill, high level players will now receive less XP and loot for defeating low level NPCs and players.
We want all of our pilots – both the newest nuggets and the long term veterans – to have a challenging and enjoyable experience in Battlestar Galactica Online, and we believe that this new system will help to achieve that goal.
For full details of all the above systems and the other improvements and changes in today's Update, be sure to check out the Full Release Notes.
Finally, we'd just like to assure all our players that we remain completely committed to making Battlestar Galactica Online the best browser-based game available. While we're extremely proud of what we've already accomplished, we have a long way to go and this is still just the beginning of what we have planned for the game.
Our players are the most important part of that process, and we greatly appreciate the amazing support and dedication you've offered us so far. Your feedback and suggestions are vital to us, so please let us know what you think of this latest Update so we can continue to improve and expand the game in the ways that you want the most.
Good hunting and have fun out there!
To the Fleets!
We are planning to deploy the patch as scheduled to the live servers today.
Main purpose of this update is the Battlestar Galactica Online game client upgrade to the Unity 3d version 3.3. This is the latest version of Unity, making the gaming experience much more stable and exciting.
We also made some balancing adjustments to the repair and durability system and the connected resources; this is the first step of more balancing adjustments following up in the next patches.
Detailed patch notes are located in the dev blog section of your forum.
Galactica actual out!
Aerilon recon SitRep:
The Aerilon reconnaissance squad was able to sustain a permant bridge-head in Battlestar Galactica Online US east datacenter. All are welcome to join in the battle for the Veil sector.
Galactica actual out!
Calling the Fleets:
The population Battlestar Galactica Online is growing and more space for exploration and epic battles is needed.
Connected to today’s update a new colony was founded in our European datacenter.
The colony of Picon has joined Battlestar Galactica Online and has opened its gates, for new habitants.
Galactica actual out!
Urgent news form the Fleet Headquarters:
The day we all have waited for, finally arrived. Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta started and with the start of the open beta the NDA has officialy been lifted.
So tell all your friends how awesome BSGO is and let them know they should report for duty on board of the Galactica or the Basestar asap
With the open beta another important feature is finally available:
Localized game clients.
You can now choose one of the available languages in the upper right corner of the log in screen.
To start the game in your language just select it and log in. The game will then start with the localized client.
There´s one more thing we add for the open beta, a 2nd EU-Server, "Libran" which is now availble.
Enter the game and join the epic Battle for the Veil sector.
Your Battlestar Galactica Online Team