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10.12.2013

Game Update 28

Re-factoring

Hello Pilots,

We are deploying an update to all live servers on Wednesday, December 11th code re-factoring and some features.

The code re-factoring is not visible during game play, but was necessary in order to clean up code and means for our Development Team the solid groundwork for future features. It should also slightly affect performance positively.

This update will need a server maintenance of approx. 120 minutes overall. We are going to start to shut the servers down at 9.30am CET (UTC+1). The countdown will start around 15 minutes beforehand on each server.

The game update will be deployed as following: 

9.30 am CET – EU Kobol
10.00 am CET – EU Libran, Virgon, Canceron 
10.30 am CET – EU Tauron, Picon, Sagittaron
11.00 am CET – US EAST 
11.30 am CET – US WEST

This release will contain 

Features:
- Environment: We increased the amount of freighters cruising around in the galaxy
- Graphics: We added to all flight controls the awesome thruster effects during hard turns
- Controls: Added a hotkey to switch to advanced flight controls (not bound by default).


13.11.2013

Game Update 25

Balancing Mines

We are deploying an update to all live servers on Thursday, November 14th. This update will contain rebalancing of the Mines / Mine fields, some smaller changes and bug fixes.

With this update we are making some smaller, but crucial adjustments to rebalance mines and mine fields. Those changes are for Strike and Escort mines:

-          Increased power cost

-          Increased activation timer from 3 to 5 seconds

-          Decreased radius

-          Changed the value for Critical Offense for all mine / mine fields to 0.

This update will need a server maintenance of approx. 120 minutes overall. We are going to start to shut the servers down at 9.30am CET (UTC+1). The countdown will start around 15 minutes beforehand on each server.

The game update will be deployed as following:

 

9.30 am CET – EU Kobol

10.00 am CET – EU Libran, Virgon, Canceron

10.30 am CET – EU Tauron, Picon, Sagittaron

11.00 am CET – US EAST

11.30 am CET – US WEST

Features:

-          Items:  To bring accuracy of all Escort cannons in line we raised the accuracy to 325 for Escort cannons won in Interdiction Duty

-          Items: Change of stack size of “Unidentified Objects” from 5 to infinite and merged into one big stack

-          Assignments: Removal of “Invite a friend” assignment until we implement a new system

-          Assignments: Halloween Event ended last Sunday therefore removed assignment “Emergence”

Bugfixes:

-          Fixed an issue where it was not possible to promote / demote / remove wing members

-          Fixed an issue where the state of a player (online/offline) and new level  was not updated

-          Fixed an issue where Top Gun Battle medals weren’t displayed properly after the end of the tourney


06.11.2013

Game Update 24

New Tasks

We are deploying an update to all live servers on Thursday, November 7th. This update will contain the Stage One of our new Assignments and – time to get excited: Escort Tournaments!

The primary source of content has always been the daily missions. In the first phase of our new assignment system we are going to change the missions significantly. So what’s to expect?

Well, how does this sound?

  • 250% increase of the Daily Mission rewards
  • Cubits and Merits are added to Dynamic Mission rewards for Gold and Platinum levels

Good for a start, eh? And there is even more. You will find new missions in your Daily Mission logs as well, for you to participate in the new dynamic content of our game and get more loot out of it! The two new missions are:

  • Regional Combat Patrol: Participate in 3 dynamic missions
  • Regional Combat Patrol – Strategic Victory: Win 1 Dynamic Mission

These two missions will replace your mining missions after your character reached level 20. 

Find more details in Lead Game Designer Javery_BP’s latest Developer’s Blog: http://blog.bigpoint.net/battlestar/bsgo-dev-blog-10/

Pilots,

You have been asking for it and we have heard your call! Pretty soon we are looking for the “Escort Top Gun”!

With this release we are going to introduce our new Escort Tournaments. Those tournaments are pretty similar to the Strike tournaments. They are featuring the same characteristics, but the sector is much bigger and you are only able to participate if you are above level 10.

Also as a part of streamlining our game content and cross-promote different game elements to animate everyone to play we are exchanging Tuning Kits for Interdiction Duty map packs – depending on the ranking in both the Escort and Strike tournaments.

We also improved our ranking display for both tournaments! Look out for the new tables to see your position after the next tournament!

So join the battle and be the next Escort Top Gun!

 

This update will need a server maintenance of approx. 120 minutes overall. We are going to start to shut the servers down at 9.30am CET (UTC+1). The countdown will start around 15 minutes beforehand on each server.

The game update will be deployed as following:

 9.30 am CET – EU Kobol

10.00 am CET – EU Libran, Virgon, Canceron

10.30 am CET – EU Tauron, Picon, Sagittaron

11.00 am CET – US EAST

11.30 am CET – US WEST

 

Features:

-          Content:  Increased Daily Mission Rewards

-          Content:  Two new Daily Missions

-          Content:  Escort Tournament

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the client crashed after leaving / being removed from a squad while flying a carrier
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to rent a capital ship indefinitely and independently from another capital ship already being rented at the same time
  • Fixed an issue where the assignment progress was displayed 3 times in the middle of the screen
  • Fixed an issue where the dialogue was misinforming the player during the second tutorial mission

Your Battlestar Galactica Online Team

Link to the forum discussion thread:

http://en.board.bigpoint.com/bsgo/showthread.php?t=549230

 


01.10.2013

Double XP Event

October 3

Dear Pilots,

We’re having the Double XP Event starting at midnight server time to run the whole Thursday, October 3 – for 24 hours!
That means: 100% more experience, an increased merit cap and 20% more cubits out of interdiction missions!

Your Battlestar Galactica Online Team


27.09.2013

Double XP Event

September 29

Dear Pilots,

We’re having the Double XP Event starting at midnight server time to run the whole Sunday, September 29 – for 24 hours!

That means: 100% more experience, an increased merit cap and 20% more cubits out of interdiction missions!

Remember: If you pop a Divine Inspiration you double the cubits rewards from Interdiction Mission as always – plus another 20% during XP Day!

Your Battlestar Galactica Online Team


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