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pwebranflakes 02-13-2013 07:55 PM

Release Notes: February 14, 2013
 
General:

  • Updated Gorn Minefield:
    • Addressed an issue that may have caused ships to become invisible and untargetable but still able to attack.
    • Resolved an issue that caused the mission given by Admiral Yanishev to not complete.
  • Updated the text for Romulan History Volume 5, Chapter 8.
  • Updated the text for the Accolade "History of New Romulus, Volume 1 Chapter 3".
  • Items that cannot have more than one equipped at a time now display their equip limit in the item tooltip.
  • Players who are dead while an Optional objective completes in a STF will now correctly receive the bonus marks.
  • The Antares 2 Upper uniform and Vice Admiral Coat now correctly allow Fleet Emblems.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the setting for Double-Tap to Roll to be toggled incorrectly.
    • Previously it would occasionally toggle itself without changing the setting.
  • Players with either tier Steamrunner will now have an additional variant to choose from in the tailor.
  • Padded Boots are now available in the character creator for male characters.
  • The Winter 2012 Fleet Project can now be cancelled.
    • Only a Fleet Leader will be able to cancel this project.
    • This permission cannot be delegated to members of lower ranks.
    • Any items donated toward the completion of the project will be lost and not refunded.
    • Any Fleet Credit earned by donating to this project is kept.
  • Updated Temporal Ambassador:
    • The episode is now level 25.
    • In the Federation mission Journal, the episode falls between Preemptive Strike and Hunting the Hunters.
    • In the KDF mission Journal, the episode falls between Keep Your Enemies Closer and Skirmish.
    • The Tier 5 promotional ship is no longer available after 10am PST on 2/14/13.
    • Being on a team will no longer create multiple interacts for mission critical sections.


Fleet:

  • Updated the New Romulus Reputation Store:
    • Added more Romulan Plasma ground weapon types:
      • Stun Pistols
      • Compression Bolt Pistols
      • Sniper Rifles
      • Split-Beam Rifles
      • Pulsewave Assault
    • If you have already run your Store Unlock projects, these items will be available without further unlocks required.
  • Federation and Klingon Starbases: The Winter 2012 Base Ornament will now start off as hidden after it is unlocked.
    • Players will have to manually unhide it in order to see it.
  • Embassy: Federation players who have unlocked a tailor in their embassy should now be able to purchase the Romulan Senate Robes.
  • The full description for the Starbase T5 Engineering Unlock should now display in the UI.


Foundry:

  • Foundry: Updated the display name and description for the Cheer animations to more accurately describe them.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented music from playing in Foundry missions until combat was initiated.
  • The Foundry daily missions have been replaced.
    • The existing daily missions have been removed.
    • Now, all qualifying Foundry missions will automatically reward a scaling amount of Dilithium (from 480-1140) and skill points/expertise.
      • Dilithium will be rewarded based on the average playtime of the mission.
    • All spotlight missions will reward the same as a qualifying mission, with two exceptions:
      • Once every 24 hours, the first spotlight mission completed in that time frame will get a bonus 1440 Dilithium.
      • Once every 24 hours, the first spotlight mission completed in that time frame will get a scaling amount of Energy Credits, based on the player's level.


Systems:

  • Romulan Research Lab Scientist Duty Officers should now function as intended.
  • Updated Romulan Traits:
    • Renamed the Covert Operative traits to Romulan Operative to avoid it being confused with the "Covert" trait.
    • The Basic Romulan Operative, Romulan Operative, and Superior Romulan Operative traits now can stack with themselves if the player has multiple Bridge Officers with the same trait.
      • For example, having two officers with Romulan Operative will now provide the combined bonuses from both officers.
    • Decreased the critical hit chance provided by the Basic Romulan Operative, Romulan Operative, and Superior Romulan Operative traits to 1%, 1.5%, and 2%, respectively.
    • The Basic Romulan Operative, Romulan Operative, and Superior Romulan Operative traits now also provide a slight increase to critical severity.
      • The increases are 2.5%, 3.75%, and 5% Critical Severity, respectively.
  • Tachyon Mines no longer share a cooldown with Tachyon Beam.
  • Increased the Shield HP of several ships, including the following:
    • Aquarius Destroyer
    • Fleet Aquarius Destroyer
    • K't'inga Battle Cruiser Retrofit
    • Fleet K't'inga Battle Cruiser Retrofit
    • Heavy Cruiser Retrofit
    • Fleet Heavy Cruiser Retrofit
    • Escort Retrofit
    • Fleet Escort Retrofit
    • Scourge Destroyer Retrofit
    • Fleet Scourge Destroyer Retrofit
    • Fleet Norgh Bird-of-Prey Retrofit
    • Somraw Raptor Retrofit
    • Fleet Somraw Raptor Retrofit
    • Science Vessel Retrofit
    • Fleet Science Vessel Retrofit
    • Research Science Vessel Retrofit
    • Fleet Research Science Vessel Retrofit
  • Reman and Romulan Mk XII Space Sets:
    • Slightly increased Capacity and Regen Rate on both shields.
    • Doubled the Stealth and Detection bonuses on both deflectors.
  • Polaron Dual Cannons Mk XI [CrtH] will no longer display as a Mk VII Disruptor weapon.
  • Expose Attacks now display accurate Chance % and Duration, based on a player or Bridge Officer's Traits.
  • Exploit Attacks now display accurate Damage Enhancement figures, based on a player or Bridge Officer's Traits.
  • Resolved a typo in the power description for Technician Duty Officers.
  • Decreased the duration of Romulan Distress Call items.
  • Replaced the Viral Matrix II ability from the Romulan Distress Call - D'deridex Battleship and Operational Asset - D'deridex Battleship with Hazard Emitters II.
  • Omega Reputation:
    • There are two new Store Unlock Projects available, at T1 and T3, that will grant access to the Liberated Borg Duty Officers previously available in the STF store.
  • Clarified the power description in the tooltip for the Assimilated Tractor Beam.
    • This is a text change only.
  • Klingon Honor Guard and Adapted MACO Pulsewave Rifles' secondary fire no longer triggers the category cooldown on all Grenade abilities.
  • Engineering Team will now completely cleanse all effects caused by Viral Matrix.
  • Relativity Pistol: The Hold and Damage Immunity should now always last the same duration, regardless of the user and targets' innate resistances and buffs.
  • Flight Deck Officer: "Recall" variant now applies its Defense buff properly.
    • It applies a single time, consistently, of the same amount as listed on its tooltip.
  • Jem'Hadar Attack Ship Pets now have a higher engine speed and turn rate.
  • Jem'Hadar Attack Ship Pets' Antiproton Sweep power now properly obey targeting arc restrictions.
  • All carrier pets will be more intelligent about favoring their forward firing arc, if they are fitted with cannons.
  • Tricobalt Shockwave Torpedoes should no longer fire in a Spread pattern.
  • Updated Tricobalt Mines & Triciobalt Torpedoes:
    • Reduced the cooldown of both of these weapon types from 60sec to 30sec.
    • Their damage has been halved as a result of this cooldown reduction, keeping their Damage-per-Second constant.
    • The shared Cooldown on multiple Tricobalt Mines has been reduced from 30sec to 15sec.
    • The shared Cooldown on multiple Tricobalt Torpedoes has been reduced from 30sec to 15sec.
    • The global Cooldown for all Tricobalt devices has been reduced from 15sec to 5sec.


UI:

  • Tweaked the New Federation character and New Klingon character buttons to improve the appearance for the German localization.
  • Updated the Fleet event UI:
    • Fixed a bug where the event editor in the fleet events window would display February 1st as a Thursday instead of Friday.
    • Made all the input fields in the fleet event editor work with the mouse wheel.
    • A fleet event can be set repeat to at most 10,000 times.
      • Which if the event occurs every day until then, will put the ending time sometime mid 2040.
  • Removed the non-functional Custom option from the Foundry search.
  • Resolved the inability to admin custom chat channels with a large number of subscribers.
  • Resolved an issue that caused all Impulse Engines to appear to have the same values when viewed in stores.
    • This is a display change only.
  • The Fleet Level display will no longer be cut off for fleets with really long names.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the Dilithium mining minigame to display incorrectly.


Known Issues:

  • The Romulan Robes are not yet available for KDF characters.
  • The Foundry Spotlight mission cooldown does not currently display in the UI.
  • Foundry missions that do not qualify for rewards still reference Investigate Officer Reports Daily.
  • Some players may experience difficulty changing their graphics settings.
  • At this time, only the current Foundry spotlight mission grants the bonus EC and Dilithium. A future patch will resolve this so that past spotlights in the "spotlighted missions" tab also qualify for the special spotlight bonus.


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