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Former PWE Community Team Lead
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 9,046
# 1 Release Notes: August 23, 2012
08-22-2012, 04:39 PM
General:

  • Resolved an issue which caused the explosions from destroying Borg Devices in the tutorial to not affect nearby Borg.
  • Updated several maps to remove the overly-bloomy areas.
  • Added the TOS Bridge and TOS Ship Interior template maps to the Foundry.
  • Improved performance while in the Foundry editor.
    • Lag should be greatly reduced. Please report it if it's not.
  • Updated the Armitage to support the Type 6 material.
    • Players who have already purchased this ship will need to reclaim it from the C-store to see the change.
  • The player's head will remain visible when enabling visuals in an EV Suit.
  • Updated the rewards for the Defera Invasion Probe boss missions to give out fleet marks at the same rate as other hard missions in the Borg invasion.
    • 20 regularly and 25 during fleet hour.
  • Resolved an issue where the cooldown time may not always be displayed for the Regent's console.


Duty Officers:

  • Fleet Duty Officers:
    • The variety of Duty Officers received by opening packs has increased.
    • Fleet Duty Officers will not grant Recruitment CXP and Dilithium when dismissed.
  • Fleet Reports:
    • Updated "Espionage Report" to correct the odds calculations, so it's now uniform with other success/crit odds.
    • All Report assignments now require a specific Specialization, instead of having some require this while others accepted any Officer from a specific department.
      • The following assignments were affected by this change:
        • Development Report
        • Engineering Report
        • Marauding Report
        • Military Report
        • Science Report
  • Flight Deck Officers updated:
    • The buffs provided for Recall, Intercept and Escort modes no longer rapidly flicker between being active and inactive.
  • Facility 4028 Fugitives Assignment Chain:
    • Doubled the CXP rewards for completing "Return Dominion Fugitive to Facility 4028" for both Federation and KDF.
  • Duty Officer Personnel Officers should no longer close the window when certain assignments are accepted.


Fleets:

  • Fleet Mark Boosts are now available for purchase on Fleet Starbases!
    • Visit your Operations Quartermaster to find the items for sale on your store.
    • These boosts do not need to be provisioned, and are available without running any special unlock projects.
    • Each boost will provide you with a 20% bonus on your Fleet Marks, up to a total of 100 Fleet Marks earned.
      • A minimum of 1 will be awarded in cases where fractions would result.
    • The price per boost is 15,000 Fleet Credits.
      • 5,000 of which you'll make back by donating the bonus Fleet Marks!
  • Fleet Leaderboards now update correctly when players contribute multiple Duty Officers at once.


Systems:

  • The initial Crew loss from torpedo hits is no longer unresistable.
    • If you have resistance to Crew damage, you should now see a greater difference to your losses over time.
  • Updated the descriptions of several Operational Asset ships to include their unique abilities.
  • Updated Draw Fire:
    • Ranks 2 and 3 of this power are no longer far more Fragile to incoming fire than originally intended.
    • Also increased the amount of damage you can take before losing the effects.
  • Updated Melee Combat:
    • Melee weapons and attacks now have 80% bonus shield penetration, up from 50%.
    • Increased the base damage of all melee attacks.
    • Nanopulse melee weapons were given a smaller damage boost than other melee weapons.
    • Melee attacks now benefit from Weapon Proficiency, but receive a smaller bonus from Combat Specialist.
      • The maximum total bonus is still the same as before.
      • Unarmed combat still does not benefit from Weapon Proficiency.
    • Rebalanced the damage values of some specific melee attacks to help equalize the value of different melee weapon types.
  • Increased the base turn rate of the Science Vessel, Science Vessel Refit, Science Vessel Retrofit, and Fleet Science Vessel Retrofit from 14 to 15.
  • All Damage Resistance consumables that grant Shield Damage resistance now grant the correct amount of resistance.
  • Updated tooltips on several consumables that granted damage resistance.
    • They were listed as a %damage resistance and are now correctly displayed as an integer.
    • This is a text change only.
  • Updated all abilities and consumables that affect Team, not allies, specifically "Team".
    • Ground Team abilities and consumables will affect all team members: players, Bridge Officers, and Pets.
    • Space Team abilities and consumables will only affect players, no pets.
    • Previously, these Team abilities and consumables affected the 5 closest teammates, so players were often not Buffed properly.
  • Updated and clarified tooltips for Ground Armors.
  • Consumable Peregrine and To'Duj Fighters can now be slotted into device slots on your ship while you are on a ground map.
  • Consumable Peregrine Fighters can now be equipped on the D'Kora by Federation players.
  • Consumable To'Duj Fighters can now be equipped on the Jem'Hadar Attack Ship by KDF players.
  • Updated Polarized Tetryon weapons so they proc as frequently as intended.
  • Resolved an issue that was preventing the procs on some Phased Tetryon weapons from functioning properly.


UI:

  • Preview images have been added to the career selection page of the character creation UI.
  • New items received in the reward popup list on the chat window will now always appear at the bottom of the list.
  • Autocomplete is now working properly in mail and various invitation text input boxes.
  • Resolved issues with HUD UI options not remembering changes for Mouse Over selections.
Brandon "BranFlakes" Felczer | Former Community Team Lead for Perfect World Entertainment