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    Publish 7: The Source Awakens

    Publish 7: The Source Awakens

    06/07/2015
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    Publish 7: The Source Awakens

    System
    • Greatly Improved server stability
    • Made some performance optimizations
    • Fixed many instances where objects were not properly being destroyed from the database
    Spawns/World/Missions
    • Added heralds to all planets that will direct players towards various points of interest
    • Added dynamic Black Sun spawns to Dathomir, Endor, and Yavin 4
    • The Endor smuggler outpost now has a functional tavern
    • Taming a baby at a static spawn will no longer cause that mob to cease respawning
    • A sarlacc will now erupt and disease anyone nearby when a player approaches too closely
    • All types of dynamic spawns will now despawn when no player has been in range for 5 minutes (instead of just lair spawns)
    • Added distant ship flyovers above static cities
    • Added many more possible destroy missions to all planets and faction terminals (including many humanoid missions)
    • Reduced the size of a no-build zone on Tatooine
    Creatures/NPCs/AI
    • Many mobs now distinguish between special protections and effectiveness resists when examined
    • Fixed the resists/armor of many mobs
    • Wild creatures and wild tamed creature pets will now always have a 2.0 attack speed (not retroactive to existing pets)
    • Creatures can now have a special attack 2 without having a special attack 1
    • Fixed special attacks on many creatures
    • Creatures will now use their special attacks less frequently
    • Mobs will no longer regen HAM while in combat but will now regen it faster when not in combat
    • Fixed several other mob details
    • Most npcs should now have randomly generated names
    • Many npcs will now be talkative in reaction to their environment
    • Imperial npcs no longer take disrespectful emotes directed towards them lightly and will respond
    • Mobs will now be less prone to fleeing when a player approaches
    • Ai will no longer be aggressive towards vehicles, but will still be able to attack them
    • Ai can now be aggressive towards players who are riding a mount or vehicle
    • Adjusted aggro determinations so that aggressive NPCs will aggro more reliably (and from further away)
    • NPCs are now smarter about selecting attacks and should use their special attacks at a more consistent rate
    • Mobs are now more likely to engage their enemies in combat (mob vs. mob)
    • AI awareness is no longer dependent on player movement. As long as players are in range, mobs should be active
    • Aggressive mobs are much less likely to drop aggro when a player tries to /peace
    • Tougher mobs should now apply longer lasting states
    • A mob's resistances will now degrade based on their battle fatigue (beyond 500)
    • Added loot to some mobs that were dropping none before
    • Jedi sentinels no longer drop loot, give very little xp when killed, and will respawn faster
    Events/Dungeons/Theme Parks/Quests
    • Added Hero of Tatooine quests
    • Added generic quests to criminals, scientists, businessmen, and nobles
    • Rewrote all existing Death Watch Bunker code to fix issues with it
    • Added new functionality to the Death Watch Bunker
    • The Bestine Museum curator no longer limits a player to one schematic purchase
    • Captain Heff should now remove the warren evidence from your datapad when you turn it in
    • Fixed a couple of issues with Nym's themepark containers
    Combat
    • There is now combat spam for incurred wounds and battle fatigue, posture changes, armor mitigation, and state application/removal
    • Fixed grenade combat spam
    • Players can no longer be attacked while loading
    • Players in the same group can no longer attack each other except when in a duel
    • /peace will now clear the combat queue
    • The combat hit equation has been modified to be closer to live
    • Counter attacks have been fixed and re-enabled. They will no longer delay a player's combat queue
    • Adjusted melee combat range to account for latency when chasing a moving target
    • Multiple attributes can now be wounded by a single attack
    • Mobs now have hit boxes and one will no longer be required to stand inside of larger creatures to hit them in melee
    • Added generic weapon type checks to combat commands to fix some issues where certain commands could be used with the wrong type of weapon
    • PvP "House TEFs" have been added. A player executing abilities in PvP will now be ejected from and won't be able to enter a player structure for 5 minutes
    • It should no longer be possible to incapacitate oneself by using combat abilities
    • healing now generates less threat
    • Wearing a PSG should no longer sometimes increase the amount of damage that you take when the attacker has a high AP weapon
    • Many more actions are now prevented by warcry (or a similar delay)
    • many more actions are now prevented by the swimming state
    • Non-damaging state attacks (warcry, intimidate, etc.) are now only subject to the target's state defense (and no longer have to beat their primary defense as well)
    • Modified the formula for state application/defense chances to be closer to live
    • Intimidation now lowers min and max damage instead of just max damage
    • Intimidation from different sources now stack their effect
    • Intimidation now also lowers primary defenses
    • Increased the chance to successfully stand while dizzy
    • Increased the damage and accuracy bonus and the defense penalty from going berserk
    • The stunned state now imposes a larger damage reduction
    • Slightly increased the accuracy penalty from the blinded state
    • Fixed knockdown and posture change delays and dizzy flopping
    • forced posture changes will now cancel an active burstrun/retreat
    • Droids are now immune to blind, dizzy, stun, intimidate, delays, and biological dots
    • Vehicles are now immune to blind, dizzy, stun, intimidate, delays, biological dots, and posture changes
    • AT-STs and AT-ATs are now immune to blind, dizzy, stun, intimidate, delays, and posture changes
    • When applying multiple dots of the same type and pool to a target, weaker ones will no longer overwrite stronger ones
    • Reapplying a dot with the same or greater strength will no longer push back the tick of the existing dot. Instead, it extends it's duration and increases it's strength to that of the new one (if greater)
    • Weapon dots can now be applied one per weapon rather than one per type of weapon
    • The damage of dots applied from weapon attacks is now reduced by the target's armor
    • Bleeds now do damage once every 20 seconds
    • Fixed the order in which dots are healed
    • DoTs are no longer automatically cleared from a player or pet that is incapacitated and will resume their damage/wounding when the player/pet recovers
    • Players must now be within 80m of a mob when it dies to gain xp from the kill
    • Damage from dots now counts towards kill credit
    • Disengaging from combat during a battle will no longer clear a player's credit towards loot rights
    Professions

    Artisan:
    • The plain short robe can now be crafted with sockets
    • Vehicle customization kits can now be crafted in a generic crafting tool (requires a newly crafted tool)
    • Fixed a rounding error when calculating xp for practice mode
    Bio-Engineer:
    • Fixed sampling checks to prevent sampling DNA from droids and other invalid mobs
    • Refined dna sample stat generation and pet crafting formulas to be closer to live
    • Bio-engineered pets will have their stats/level checked to see if they align with the new formulas. Any outliers will prompt the owner to have their stats or level fixed
    Bounty Hunter:
    • Bounty missions will no longer fail when your pet gets the killing blow
    • Bounty missions will no longer fail if a dot gets the killing blow
    • Arakyd droids can now be used at investigation 1
    Brawler:
    • Lunge attacks can no longer be used while kneeling or prone
    Creature Handler:
    • The transfer command can now be used with a non-CH as a target (provided all the requirements are met)
    • The special attack commands are now functional
    • Adjusted the formula for CH xp granted from combat to be closer to live
    • Newly tamed pets should now automatically follow their owner
    Doctor/Medic:
    • It should no longer be possible to heal/cure while swimming
    • Cure packs no longer apply their full strength to every dot on the target
    • Buffing no longer has faction restrictions
    Droid Engineer:
    • Added framework for droid module functionality. Only newly crafted modules will be functional.
    • Added functionality to the following modules: crafting station, armor, auto-repair, medical, item storage, data storage, repair, stimpack dispenser, effects, detonation, merchant barker, combat, playback, trap, harvest, and structure maintenance modules
    • Module clusters should now function properly
    • Droids without combat modules or innate combat capability should no longer attack and should now flee when being attacked
    • Added some functionality to personality chips
    • Droids with personality chips are now programmed via conversation
    Entertainer:
    • Soft Logging should no longer stop a player's performance
    Ranger/Scout:
    • Trap throwing speed is now static and no longer based on the speed of a player's equipped weapon
    • When throwing a trap vs. a target that is not in combat, combat is no longer initiated until the trap lands
    • Only rangers should now be able to tell when something is stalking them
    • Area track animals will no longer show droids
    Rifleman:
    • Strafe shot 1 and 2 will now remove the cover state and apply a delay to anyone that has cover removed
    Squad Leader:
    • Group terrain negotiation should now function
    • All squad leader group modifier should apply and persist more reliably
    • boost morale should now distribute wounds properly
    • Squad leader group skill mods and activated commands will now only affect group members in the same building as they are (or only those outdoors if the Squad Leader is outdoors)
    • It should no longer be possible for a squad leader to incapacitate themselves by using their abilities
    Tailor:
    • Skill mods added to an item from a schematic will no longer overwrite the skill mods an item gains from bio-enhanced components
    Weaponsmith:
    • Components crafted into weapons should now be visible on the final weapon, where appropriate
    Items/Loot
    • Added anti-decay kits to veteran rewards
    • Added datadisk loot kit and components to loot
    • Added empty datapad loot kit and components to loot
    • Added additional checks to prevent trading of no-trade items
    • Removing a powerup from a weapon now destroys it rather than placing it back in your inventory
    • When applying an attachment with multiple, same value skill mods, the first listed should now properly be chosen
    • The chance for a looted item to be exceptional or legendary now scales with the level of the mob it dropped from
    • Adjusted weapon decay. Weapons now have a chance to decay by 1 point with every attack instead of always decaying by a fraction of a point with every attack.
    • The chance for a mob to have loot was adjusted on nearly every mob in game. Now, generally, the higher level the mob is, the higher the chance for it to have loot
    Pets
    • Follow other command now works with non-player creature targets
    • It's no longer possible to store a pet while you are in combat
    • Faction pets can now only attack and be attacked by opposite faction targets
    • Pet stims can now only be used on creature pets
    • The ranged attack and special attack commands can now only be taught to pets that have the corresponding ability/attack
    • Get patrol point and clear patrol points commands can now be taught
    • Pet patrol commands are now functional
    • Pet follow range is no longer based on the pet's equipped weapon
    • Pets should no longer re-aggro previous targets after death or being stored
    • It should now be possible to call a pet within any public building
    Player
    • Un-equipping a weapon now properly updates a player's level
    • Structure permission lists will now automatically remove entries of deleted players and update entries of players whose name has been changed
    • Faction point caps now only increase for your current faction when you take a promotion
    • Fixed faction point gains/losses from pvp deathblows
    • Resigning from a faction now removes any faction you have beyond your new cap
    • It should no longer be possible to get stuck with an unhealable, non-damaging dot state
    • Fixed the distances to which spatial chat and emotes will now carry. That distance is now based upon the chat type
    • A player can now claim a new veteran reward for every 360 days accrued beyond the pre-set milestones
    • Canceling a crafting session during the add ingredient step can no longer cause some components to be lost. Components will now always return to inventory even if it overfills it
    • It's no longer possible to store clone data where it is already stored
    • Clone data will continue to be stored when a player clones
    • Cloning to a pre-designated facility no longer applies 100 battle fatigue
    • Player event perks can now be deployed while mounted
    Group/Guild
    • A weekly update is now performed for each guild. During this update, the member list will be cleaned up.
    • Guild renaming now happens during the guild's next weekly update instead of always 1 week later.
    • Guilds now must have a minimum of 5 members. If a guild is below the minimum during it's weekly update, it will be disbanded.
    • Guild management terminals are now automatically associated with the guild of the hall's owner
    • Maintenance can now be withdrawn from PA halls
    • A group leader can now select the loot rule to use. Functional rules right now include 'Free For All' and 'Master Looter'
    Player Cities
    • Cities no longer perform their very first update after 24 hours. The first update is now performed after 1 week.
    • The citizen assessment that a new city (and a city that drops below 10 citizens) performs is now independent of the city update cycle and therefore will no longer delay elections from happening when they are scheduled to do so.
    • During a city update in which an election takes place, the election is now processed before city contraction/expansion. This ensures that a newly elected mayor gets any mails relevant to the update instead of the old mayor.
    • Mail is now properly sent to a mayor when a city is first started, after a citizen assessment occurs, any time a citizen is lost or gained, any time a structure is added to a city that wasn't added by the mayor, any time a structure/decoration/terminal/trainer is removed from a city for being outside city limits after city contraction, from a lack of maintenance, or because there were too many for the new city rank
    • Mail is now properly sent to a player who becomes a citizen via a city's expansion or whose structure is added to a city by any other means
    • Mail is now sent to all citizens when a mayoral candidate unregisters from an election
    • A player city must now be rank 3 or higher to set a specialization
    • A city specialization can now be removed at any time (even when a city is on cooldown for setting a new one)
    • The defense bonus from the stronghold specialization now only applies to a city's militia members, and only when attacked by another player
    • Adding a non-garden decoration to a player city now has the proper politician skill check
    • Fixed the info displayed on all of the city reports
    • City banned players that later become citizens will have their ban automatically removed. Any citizens already banned in their own city will have their bans lifted automatically
    • A city must now be at least rank 2 in order to have taxes levied. A city contracting to rank 1 will have all tax rates set to zero
    • The incumbent will now always win a city election that ends in a tie (if the incumbent is one of those tied for the lead)
    • Any mayoral candidate that loses their citizenship will now automatically be removed from the race
    • Whenever a player loses citizenship, their vote in the current mayor election is properly removed
    • If a mayor is deleted, their city's civic structures are no longer deleted along with them and a new mayor can be elected to take their place
    • Player city bank terminals, mission terminals, and skill trainers will now only register on the planetary map if their city is registered
    • A mayor can now align a decoration or mission terminal's facing to north, south, east, or west after it has been placed in the city
    • A city that doesn't have the funds to pay for it's specialization during it's update will have it removed
    • A city that doesn't have the funds to pay for it's registration during it's update will be unregistered
    • A player who has been city banned can no longer use that city's skill trainers or slice that city's mission terminals
    • City banned players no longer receive the benefit of a city specialization
    • /cityban, /citypardon, and /grantzoningrights now require both the player issuing the command and the target to be within city limits
    • When a city contracts, civic structures that required the previous rank are no longer deleted immediately but will be deleted during the following city update if the city does not expand back to the original rank
    • Skill trainer and mission terminal limits are now enforced when a city contract. Any trainers or terminals beyond the new limits are removed
    • Garden city rank requirements are now enforced during city updates and gardens are at risk of being destroyed if the city's rank remains below the requirement.
    Misc
    • Newsnet terminals are now usable
    • Weather effect duration now scales down with severity
    • Updated player, vendor, guild, and city naming filter checks to be closer to live
    • Fixed the way in which certain commands are queued so that they will no longer get queued multiple times in some situations
    • Added/Improved more admin commands for staff
    Last edited by Vlada; 06-07-2015 at 08:19 AM.
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    You guys rock my socks off! Thanks for all the hard work.

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    Damnit.

    Now to read it all.

    Components crafted into weapons should now be visible on the final weapon, where appropriate!!!
    I've waited 12 years for that to come back, that's awesome.
    Last edited by Lusty; 06-07-2015 at 08:05 AM.
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    WOW, lots of stuff! Thanks!

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    Thanks to our devs, QA, the code contributors, community testers and everyone else involved in bringing us another great publish!
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    My body is ready for this.

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    Does the components built on to weapons apply to newly crafted weapons only or is it retroactive as well?
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    Combat is about to get interesting.

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    Thanks to everybody making this publish possible!

    Special thanks to washu and Nee, I really enjoyed the teamwork concerning DROIDS over the last weeks and months!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherokaa View Post
    Does the components built on to weapons apply to newly crafted weapons only or is it retroactive as well?
    Newly crafted only.
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    Sweet! Great job guys... keep up the good work.
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    Great work team. Your dedication and support to the project is legendary. These changes and additions are most welcome.

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    Amazing Job guys
    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorwine View Post

    Special thanks to washu and Nee, I really enjoyed the teamwork concerning DROIDS over the last weeks and months!
    ./pep-talk Community!

    Many thanks to you as well Thorwine. Keep us posted on how things work out on Basilisk in the next few days post-merge.

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