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Sandzibar
February 27 2014, 12:12:37 PM
Patch Notes:

Known Issues:
If you bought a camo very recently before the update, your camo may not have been converted to the full set (vehicle, infantry and weapon) yet. Next week, we will be doing another operation to convert the rest. (We’re doing this to reduce game downtime.)

EU Server Issue
Adjustment to the way logins are processed which should reduce the long login issue and instability. (We’re not done working on this issue, but it’s another important step.

Spawning


Starting the game now puts you in the deploy screen instead of at the warpgate
Players can now select to spawn at a reinforcement point on another continent if there are no open reinforcement points on their current continent.
The closest spawn point to the squad leader is now available across zones

Revive Timer


Player corpses now have a 30 second decay timer. If the dead player is not revived before this timer then their corpse will be removed from the world and that player is no longer reviveable.
Successful revives now have a player-facing 10 second accept/decline timer. If this timer reaches zero then the revive is declined and that player's corpse is removed from the world.
Medics will now see the revive icon blinking as feedback when an ally player’s corpse decay timer is getting short.

Camo Consolidation


Camos for weapons, vehicles, and armor have been consolidated into one item.
All players who have purchased a camo in the past will now be able to equip that camo in all slots (if applicable; a small amount of camos have faction, vehicle, or weapon restrictions)
Single Use camos are not included in this change.

Class Quiz and Starter Loadouts


A class quiz has been added to help new players figure out which class to try first. Completing the quiz gives a reward for the class selected. All players can take the quiz when logging in to a warpgate.
Each class now begins the game with two unlocked loadout slots. These loadouts have been geared to expose each classes roles.
Existing players will have receive the additional loadout and any new items added to starter gear as part of the new loadouts

Sniper Rifles


New faction unique sniper rifles!

NC AF-8 RailJack

Cutting edge railgun tech found in Auraxis' Firearms Railjack sniper rifle allows for lightning-fast bullet velocities. Distant targets are dropped almost instantly following a split-second charge-up delay from its powerful superconductor.

TR TRAP-M1

Multiple firing modes on the TRAP-M1 give it incredible flexibility on the field. In addition to standard semi-auto fire, it utilizes a 2x burst mode for accurate long-range kills, with an additional higher RPM 3x burst mode for closer targets.

VS Phaseshift VX-S

Equipped with an experimental regenerating power core, the Phaseshift VX-S can be fired indefinitely with proper trigger discipline, or held down to fire a powerful overcharge shot. Reloading the core will cool down an overheated Phaseshift.

New common pool Nanite Systems scout rifle:

NS-30 Vandal
Thanks to its lightweight frame and stabilized barrel, the NS-30 Vandal scout rifle features accurate fire and superior mobility while aimed, making it a common choice for aggressive, mid-range infiltration.

VO Packs and VO Improvements
VO Packs can now be purchased and the new voice can be selected on the profile screen. Voice packs are specific to faction and gender.
Added occasional, contextual, automatic voice callouts:


Tossing grenade
Target-specific kill callouts (infantry, MAX, sunderer, etc)
Reloading
Healing
Repairing
Friendly fire warning

Misc


Un-owned boosts can now be viewed and purchased from the boost equip screen
Icons for each player’s class are now displayed on the passenger list
UI cleanup to the notifications menu
Horn audio can now be previewed.
The minimap/objective area of the HUD has been rearranged in anticipation of the Missions system
Sunderer No Deploy zones added to the Light Bridges at Heyoka Chemical Lab. They block deployment regardless of faction.
Nighttime on Amerish shortened and brightened. Now similar to other continents.
Redistributed infantry and areospace resources in regions around the southern warpgate on Amerish.


Balance
The NC Gauss SPR & Impetus, TR 99SV & KSR-35, VS VA39 Spectre & Phantom VA23 semi-auto sniper rifles have been improved to allow faster follow-up shots. They are also receiving an increase to damage at range and damage over time.


Recoil recovers faster, from 5 to 6
Cone of fire bloom per shot improved from 1.0 per shot to 0.8 per shot
Min damage improved from 334 at 75 meters to 334 at 85 meters
Long reload is now faster, from 3.3 to 2.975 seconds
Short reload is now faster, from 2.22 to 2.125 seconds
Hip cone of fire improved: min = 5.5, max = 6.5
In addition to the above, the NC Gauss SPR, TR 99SV, VS VA39 Spectre have had an additional recoil reduction. Vertical recoil reduced from 1.3 to 1.2 per shot.

TR 99SV & TSAR-42


Adjusted weapon position in hip so that they block less of the screen and have a smoother transition into scoped mode

TR KSR-35 & VS Phantom VA23


Now transition to iron sights faster

Semi-Auto Scout Rifles have received a damage over time increase when emptying the magazine. This includes the NC AF-6 Shadow, TR HSR-1, and VS Nyx VX31


Reload is now faster, from 2.76 to 2.4 seconds
Ammunition capacity increased from 12/72 to 12/84
Increased NC AF-6 Shadow and TR HSR-1 muzzle velocity to 570 m/s
Corrected VS Nyx VX31 muzzle velocity being set too high. It is now at 540 m/s as listed in the 02/13 patch notes

Battle rifle muzzle velocity is now faster


NC Warden & TR AMR-66 projectile velocity increased from 500 to 600
VS Eidolon VE33 projectile velocity increased from 500 to 570

NC AF-18 Stalker, TR SOAS-20, VS Artemis VX26
These no longer use sniper tracers or flyby audio. They now use carbine style tracers.

Bug Fixes


Engagement Radar will now track enemies that are no longer on the minimap
Fixed reinforcement spawn points and instant action not working correctly on Amerish
You should no longer be able to fall between the terrain and building structure at Split Peak Pass
Fixed issues at Ikanam Garrison with spawning underground and broken teleporters
Fixed issues at Ikanam Biolab where the airpad wouldn’t resupply and the jump pads were jacked.
Fixed the gravity pads and missing collision at Mekala Cart Mining
Removed some pesky pink barrels at Deep Core Geolab
Fixed an issue where single use camos could not be unequipped
Fixed a bug where the option to resupply or equip frag grenades is removed once the player runs out of their purchased amount
Fixed confirmation window having the wrong text when unlocking crossbow bolt attachments
Fixed standard spawn locations being incorrect when death happens while out of bounds

Sandzibar
February 27 2014, 05:14:57 PM
And when you log in there's a Quiz. Just fill in anything - as it lets you changed your free wep choice at the end.

For VS the weps are (chose one):
Ghost, Pulsar C, Pulsar LSW, Corvus, Cosmos (left) - Think they are each worth 250 certs. So thats nice, if you dont have it.

and a 1 days boost and Cells camo.

Saul
February 27 2014, 06:16:06 PM
Chuffed about the camo. Interested to see how the revive nerf will affect gameplay too, could be a big one.

k3yb04rd.w4rr10r
February 27 2014, 07:49:32 PM
Chuffed about the camo. Interested to see how the revive nerf will affect gameplay too, could be a big one.

Honestly it's in the right direction but not enough.

If they gave the medic gun a heat mechanic and capped the number of people revive nades could pick up then it would be a completely new tactical meta. A meta that would be arguably a hell of a lot better because killing someone would actually have greater meaning.

People would actually focus on spreading out and taking people before they got to point rather than forming these giant front lines of infantry that only move when one side charges the other, causing the most absolutely shit firefights imaginable.

Hydronic
February 27 2014, 09:40:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTykY2B0kEY

ctrlchris
February 28 2014, 01:49:20 AM
NC AF-18 Stalker, TR SOAS-20, VS Artemis VX26
These no longer use sniper tracers or flyby audio. They now use carbine style tracers.

thank fuck for that

Cortess
February 28 2014, 07:17:20 AM
So if we had giraffe-camo for infantry, we now get them for armor for free?

And if we had same camo for infantry and armor, they essentially steal cash from me?

Marlona Sky
February 28 2014, 07:43:34 AM
So if we had giraffe-camo for infantry, we now get them for armor for free?

And if we had same camo for infantry and armor, they essentially steal cash from me?

Give me a SC refund to be honest. But, they probably wont. :(

Cortess
February 28 2014, 10:19:13 AM
So if we had giraffe-camo for infantry, we now get them for armor for free?

And if we had same camo for infantry and armor, they essentially steal cash from me?

Give me a SC refund to be honest. But, they probably wont. :(

No, they won't.


Also ... which gun to get from the quest? Corvus or Ghost? For HA i already have enough weapons ... Pulsar C i already own i think.

Sandzibar
February 28 2014, 10:43:24 AM
Corvus is like a Pulsar C, but for medics. Slow firing but hard hitting and accurate.

Ghost you probably wont like as I think you dont like bolt actions.

Cortess
February 28 2014, 11:23:31 AM
Corvus is like a Pulsar C, but for medics. Slow firing but hard hitting and accurate.

Ghost you probably wont like as I think you dont like bolt actions.

Yeah ... just tested it ... strange design.

Anyone tested the new ES sniper yet? Are any of them blatantly OP?

k3yb04rd.w4rr10r
February 28 2014, 01:11:55 PM
Corvus is like a Pulsar C, but for medics. Slow firing but hard hitting and accurate.

Ghost you probably wont like as I think you dont like bolt actions.

Yeah ... just tested it ... strange design.

Anyone tested the new ES sniper yet? Are any of them blatantly OP?

NCs is shit due to low refire time. yea it's a lot more accurate but you ain't getting no chance for a second shot if you miss, which everybody does.

TRs is not a sniper rifle really. It's like a shit SABR-13 (TR AR). I wouldn't touch it.

Ours is okay. Not overpowered. It's definitely up my street because I don't like to get pigeon holed at one range. The only non-obvious downer with it is that you can't charge it in stealth.

The real gem is the NS Scout Rifle though. It's OP as shit in the right hands. Hip fire CoF is so tight it's practically a CQC weapon. Recoil settle is very low and you can just rail off those shots very quickly. 0.75x ADS... great for cornering and makes you that much more difficult to head shot. I was beating SMG/CQC Carbine users at close range with this thing and taking multiple people in a frontal attack at about 15m.

Sandzibar
February 28 2014, 01:52:24 PM
Grown to love the Nyx - after initially hating it compared to my Ghost - so might invest in the new NS Scout.

Nyx's nodrop projectile is great though. I'd miss that.

Phrixus Zephyr
March 1 2014, 02:47:46 AM
I can't decide between the Nyx and the Phantom for mid range stuffs. The Ghost is ok, but i'd prefer a semi-auto for that kind of range.

Varcaus
March 1 2014, 02:48:45 AM
I can't decide between the Nyx and the Phantom for mid range stuffs. The Ghost is ok, but i'd prefer a semi-auto for that kind of range.Like 100M just use a bolt action and headshot people.

QuackBot
March 1 2014, 04:00:10 AM
Corvus is like a Pulsar C, but for medics. Slow firing but hard hitting and accurate.

Ghost you probably wont like as I think you dont like bolt actions.
C but you can craft wood to coal in the oven. 10 Wood nets 1 coal iirc.

Saul
March 1 2014, 11:11:25 AM
Holy fuck, Quackers is playing Starbound.... o_0

ValorousBob
March 2 2014, 04:37:33 PM
lol No he's talking about Minecraft.



Corvus is like a Pulsar C, but for medics. Slow firing but hard hitting and accurate.

Ghost you probably wont like as I think you dont like bolt actions.
C but you can craft wood to coal in the oven. 10 Wood nets 1 coal iirc.

Saul
March 2 2014, 11:05:50 PM
lol No he's talking about Minecraft.



Corvus is like a Pulsar C, but for medics. Slow firing but hard hitting and accurate.

Ghost you probably wont like as I think you dont like bolt actions.
C but you can craft wood to coal in the oven. 10 Wood nets 1 coal iirc.

Oh. +10 lame points for him then.

Marlona Sky
March 2 2014, 11:15:03 PM
So apparently the patch broke Deep Cloak. Now even if you are not moving a muscle, people can still see you 'shimmering' at a pretty good distance.