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pwebranflakes 12-12-2012 05:18 PM

Release Notes: December 13, 2012
 
General:

  • Added shields and armor to the ground devices vendor on New Romulus for the reputation system.
  • Teamed players on New Romulus can now achieve the different exploration perks.
  • Temporarily removed "Romulan Plasma Flamethrower" from the T5 Projects list.
  • The Winter jacket can now display Fleet emblems.
  • Updated the cropped Winter jacket for Trill, Caitian, and Ferasan females.
  • Updated the C-store text for all the versions of the Vesta to include information about their consoles.
  • Ferasans and Caitians can now use the winter scarves.
  • Resolved the issue that incorrectly allowed Romulan Bridge Officers to have their costumes changed.
  • Updated the location of the hidden Lobi in Cold Comfort so it's no longer incorrectly obscured by geometry.
  • The Investigate Officer Reports mission now requires completing only 1 qualified mission, has a 30 min cooldown, and rewards 960 Dilithium and 50 Fleet Marks.
  • The Fleet Action daily that randomly picks 1 of 3 missions now gives 50 Fleet Marks and 960 Dilithium.
  • The Mining Event got a little more than a 50% boost to dilithium earned per node.


Winter Event:

  • Added a mini-Q to the gazebo who can handle bank, mail, and exchange needs.
  • Added a Trade-in Store to the GPL Conversion Unit that will allow you to exchange Winter Epohh pets for Romulan Marks.
  • Winter event: Updated competitive race so that players are not disqualified automatically when a teammate is disqualified.
  • Added more snowmen that spawn if many players are on the map.
  • Snowmen and boss are a bit tougher if there are more players on the map.
  • Q now explicitly tells players to check their Duty Officer assignments while on the winter map to look for special holiday Duty Officer assignments.
  • Extended no-knock volume to cover starting wooden platform of competitive race
  • The snowball fight now requires the defeat of 150 snowmen to move to boss stage.
  • Added a transwarp to ESD and Qo'noS to the winter event.
  • Updated the FX for the Snowman Boss.
  • Updated "The Fast and the Flurrious":
    • Joining "The Fast and the Flurrious" race automatically removes Q's polymorph effect.
    • "The Fast and the Flurrious" now has a race official who explains when to race, how to race, and what you win.
    • Updated "The Fast and the Flurrious" to always award 2 winter epohh tags to people who finish the race without placing 1st-3rd.
      • Finishers must now click a "Finish" flag at the end.
  • Players in line for the single-person race are now safe from the snowmen.


Systems:

  • Tachyon Harmonic: The Shield Drain component of this power is once again fully-functional at all ranks.
  • The Tetryon weapon ground proc now properly drains shields.
  • The "Omega - Style 1" unlock will now properly grant Mk XI visuals instead of the old Mk X visuals.
  • Obtaining a Mk XII set of Honor Guard or MACO ground gear will now properly unlock the associated Adapted set.
  • Updated Winter Event abilities:
    • The Secondary fire on "Flurry" is now 30m instead of 20m to match all other Snowball Weapon ranges.
    • "Flurry" primary fire now does slightly more damage per tick.
    • "Avalanche" primary fire recharge increased from .5sec to .75sec
    • Free Snowballs now melt after 1 hour, instead of 10 minutes.
    • "Free Snowballs" and "Unmelting Snowballs" now deal slightly less damage, but also have less damage variance.
  • Beefed up the Snowman Overlord.
    • Added a new Range-AOE power to the Snowman Overlord.
    • Snowman Overlord's minion summon is now a shorter effect, allowing him to take other actions while it's activating.
    • The Snowman Overlord is now more resilient to incoming fire from all Snowball Weaponry.
  • Updated the description of the Frosted Boots.
    • Removed references to a 30-hour lifespan, since they are now permanent.
  • Federation characters can now purchase a Purple Nanopulse Bat'leth, and KDF characters can now purchase a Purple Nanopulse Lirpa.
  • Increased the number of Holiday Collectibles received with a Critical Success on Holiday Duty Officer Assignments.


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