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K162 Space: Inferno Escalation Test Server Changes

Build 359766 “CHRIS” has been pushed to the test server as of April 12th. I will attempt to keep a list of changes here so bookmark this post.

Preliminary Size: 241 MB

1. Officer/Deadspace/Faction on Market

2. Stealth Bomber V3 Update

Not on Test server yet.

3. Drone Rat Bounties

Patriach 1.55 M
Drone Creator 1.4 M
Domination Drone 950 k
Spearhead Drone 800 k
Swarm Preserver 650 k
Viral Infector 80 k
Disintegrator 95 k
Defeator 185 k
Atomizer 110 k
Violator 87.5 k
Strain Splinter 25.5 k
Crippler 195 k
Striker Drone 205 k
Nuker 117.5 k
Siege Drone 215 k
Dismantler 22.5 k
Marauder 21 k
Barracuda 13 k
Devilfish 12 k

from Kalestra Cable

4. Status Effects Notification Panel

5. Text Trail-off Shading on Overview

6. Drake Rebalance

No change.

7. Missile Launchers

Not on Test server yet.

8. Reload MOTD and Clear options on Chat channels

9. Drone Region Security Status Adjustment

Confirmed. Details in Carebearing 2.0 Devblog.

10. Engine Trail Consistency

Deimos now has blue trails.


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  1. Qwerty4812

    favorite thing has to be missile launchers and faction/deadspace/office in market, much more convenient

    April 12, 2012 at 4:14 am Reply
    1. s2n pilot

      also adds more functionality. price histories, better idea of volumes/drop rates, and in general, less of a pain

      April 12, 2012 at 4:32 am Reply
      1. Some Guy

        I second this like, been waiting for ages for faction/officer/deadspace shit to have a space on the market.

        April 12, 2012 at 5:54 am Reply
    2. The Observer

      And for people complaining that you won't be making as much money, wrong. The availability will make you MORE money and faster. Someone shopping sees that the Corpii c-type is only a bit more than T2, he'll buy that instead.

      April 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm Reply
  2. zzz

    great, concise report.

    April 12, 2012 at 4:16 am Reply
  3. Totally on Crack

    Yeah love this report guys.

    April 12, 2012 at 5:30 am Reply
  4. Zarian

    did someone say beer pong?

    April 12, 2012 at 6:51 am Reply
  5. I can't wait!

    April 12, 2012 at 7:11 am Reply
  6. Hmmm

    Are bounties on other pirates changed to match the new bounties on drones?

    April 12, 2012 at 7:47 am Reply
    1. Some guy

      drones apparently are meant to have a higher bounty as they wont be dropping ANY thing expect the salvage you get from salvaging OFC

      April 12, 2012 at 8:05 am Reply
  7. DarthNefarius

    Nuthing about Incursion payouts in the journals deiminished or a certain assault site now missing in encounters section?

    April 12, 2012 at 8:13 am Reply
  8. Gallente pilot

    Gallente ships should have green trails. Blue is for Caldari.

    April 12, 2012 at 8:38 am Reply
    1. Jarod

      Amarr have blue too.

      April 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm Reply
  9. chaky

    kinda… that drone nerf is not affecting me at all, but i strongly disagree with it

    April 12, 2012 at 8:42 am Reply
  10. Widdershins

    NOO!! DEIMOS! GREEN TRAILS! Why would you do this?!

    April 12, 2012 at 8:46 am Reply
  11. so drones will have a slightly higher bounty on them. What only 200k isk higher so really not a big change over what you get in normal pirate space.

    However you don't get any loot, which is what offsets the lower bounty in pirates and can bring in some big isk getting the right meta 4's (like heavy launchers). So drones will be a better place to bot is all, since no need to loot you just kill and repeat. CCP better get working on the anti bot campaign and kick it into full gear or they will have added one of the biggest faucets the game has ever seen.

    April 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm Reply
    1. dima che

      Bots, in drone regs? You must be kidding. 😉

      April 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm Reply
      1. Horde ratter

        did you see the listed of bots the drone region had 2% wow now that bad vale has 1% and high sec had 88% of all bots haven't looked at it in an while but maybe be should make such stupid comments

        April 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm Reply
      2. dsfawe

        Few people actually bot in dronelands. It would be retarded. It requires twice the accounts to generate less actual profit, and a thousand more things can go wrong with it.

        Of course, this *will* be changing after this patch… hurp durp. Perception becomes reality yet again.

        April 17, 2012 at 4:34 am Reply
    2. The Observer

      to be fair, not everyone can be asked to go back and loot/salvage or use another account to do that (which is what I do). It's easier ratting. I would like it if the bounties were a little higher than they are now, maybe 10% – 15% higher, but again, it's perfect for bots.

      April 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm Reply
    3. CareBearStares

      "Look Sir, Droids!"

      April 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm Reply
  12. M1k3y

    Finally, no more paranoia about contract scams on faction/deadspace o/

    April 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm Reply
  13. blobingandlovingit

    new status effect bars are sex.
    about time with the faction/deadspace gear.

    April 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm Reply
    1. GetAGirlfriend

      Wet, slimy, clumsy, sometimes smelly, punctuated with a moment of extreme pleasure that makes the whole tiresome affair worth it?

      People who describe things as "sex" out themselves as virgins.

      Just saying.

      April 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm Reply
      1. hurr

        And people who describe sex the way you do out themselves as having incredibly low standards in women (or perhaps men as it would make a little more sense.) You poor, pathetic bastard…

        April 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm Reply
        1. DrugsAreBetter

          Bumpin uglies is a bit like sov warfare, thrilling and exciting the first couple of times but then starts to become a chore. Flying solo FTW =) And yes, being a wanker is implied. I was pretty as a youth and got all my fuckin done early, ask the babysitter.

          April 13, 2012 at 11:23 am Reply
      2. Sukhard

        Eww, take a shower and turn on the lights then – what you describe can't be enjoyable for you OR the hamster.

        April 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm Reply
      3. Bokun

        You're doing it wrong. L2F

        April 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm Reply
      4. anon

        Dude, diversify you routine… or maybe you are homosexual? (no insult intended)

        April 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm Reply
  14. Flying spaceships

    Reload MOTD….. That alone is win, FC's everywhere will rejoice

    April 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm Reply
    1. Fuckin with CFC

      In theory, I agree. But in reality, people are fucking lazy. Already as it is people don't read the MOTD in a fleet and ask for the info visible right before their eyes. If they don't read what's already on screen, why would people reload the MOTD?

      April 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm Reply
  15. Rainbow Dash

    Good, to the point, +1

    April 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm Reply
  16. Veritas

    In this article: CCP include functionality that should have been in since Alpha. Players rejoice at innovative "new" features.

    April 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply
    1. hurr

      So fuckoff if you are still bitching? Im sure swtor is more your style anyway…

      April 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm Reply
  17. mebiatch

    you missed drone queen with is 1.8 million isk…

    April 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm Reply
  18. Missile Launchers

    It was said on fanfest that the missile launcher modells will be deployed with the Inferno main release at May 22nd, so it makes no sense to roll out the new stealth bombers on an earlier date. (Especially the Purifier appeared to be in a quite early development stage)

    So no wonder they aren't to be found in the Escalation-client 😉

    April 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm Reply
  19. masterochi

    Blue trails on the Deimos? That was the coolest thing about that ship. Bah. Who would want to fly a Deimos now? Just another FAIL HAC boat now.

    April 12, 2012 at 5:40 pm Reply
    1. not sure if serious

      April 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm Reply
    2. Mommie

      I really guess your comment is just fail. It's just a graphics change. So tell me why this makes anything fail? Maybe you should fly a shuttle instead of a FAIL HAC if this sucks you that much. Poor..

      April 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm Reply
  20. Sold

    good report. Simple and to the point. Just the facts.

    April 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm Reply

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