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Battlestar Galactica Online - Game Update 51 - Rise of the Phoenix

13 July 2015

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Hello fellow Battlestar Galactica Online fans,

Today marks not only the day of the merging of the US game servers but also the release of a new game update for Battlestar Galactica Online. Here are the change notes:

FeaturesEdit

New websiteEdit

  • New one-page design
  • Two drop-down menus at the top to select a region and character to play with
  • New maintenance page in Cylon code design

Character modification sceneEdit

  • There’s a new button in the upper-right menu bar in all stations and outposts.
  • The “Modification screen” offers four new features:
    • Name Change
    • Appearance Change
    • Faction Switch
      • This feature will temporarily be deactivated to analyze the population balance after the merge.
      • It can however be activated at any time for certain level brackets and factions.
    • Character Deletion
    • This option is only available when more than one character exists on the same server.

Three new sectorsEdit

  • The “Carillon”, “Exomera” and “14 Toah” systems have been added to the galaxy map:
    • New 3D space design
    • More space
    • Higher player limits
    • Stronger NPCs
    • New decorative objects
    • Planetoids only contain water and asteroids only contain Titanium and Tylium.
    • Mining ship prices and resource extraction rate now show variances.

ImprovementsEdit

  • The hardware for the EU and US has been replaced by new, more powerful machines.
  • The loading ads which appear after logging in have been removed.
  • The 3D model of Cylon “Number Six” has been replaced with a revised version.
  • The jump distances have been adjusted for many sectors to ensure they work well with the placement of the new sectors
  • The character creation window has been updated in the new UI style.
  • The shader and asset handling feature have been slightly optimized.
  • The AI for outpost platforms now uses weaponry more efficiently.
  • A missile collision feature has been added to all decoration items that use a collider.
  • The jump effect has been replaced to achieve a more authentic BSG feeling.
  • Kat has been added to be an equal opponent for Scar; both have been placed in Exomera.
  • Spawn points in many systems have been rotated to point towards the sector's center.
  • The broken friend invite feature, which will be replaced with a better version, has been removed.
  • A short description for single map parts has been added.
  • Some loot containers, which were located too far away from debris fields, have been repositioned.
  • Tournament rankings will now use the correct metrics for positions after multiple ranks with same points.
  • The background has been exchanged and is shown to players in story mission dialogs.

BugfixesEdit

  • Resource distribution in Rayet has been reset.
  • A bug where OP platforms were not shown in the DRADIS has been fixed.
  • The background planets in Tau Altaar, Nilfhel, Muninn and Fenris have been restored.
  • A spawn zone bug in several systems, where players could spawn close to the opposite faction, has been fixed.
  • The mining gun has been removed from the equippable item list for the Stealth Ship as it cannot be mounted onto Stealth Ships.
  • An issue where players couldn’t see or hear bullet tracers and sounds from a War Raider Mk II while using low-quality settings has been fixed.
  • The collision volumes of the planetoids in Story Mission “Akhlys Arm” has been fixed.
  • A shader issue disabling the space fog in “Akhlys Arm” has been fixed.
  • A dialog in story missions referencing an the old loot window has been changed.
  • An issue where the UI disappeared after playing the DRADIS mini game in full-screen mode has been fixed.
  • Several optimizations related to reported localization bugs have carried out in multiple languages.
  • Corrupted Viper MK II/ “Ashen Talon” raider skin have been fixed.

Balancing ChangesEdit

  • Asteroid collision damage has been increased.
  • PvE Tylium rewards have been slightly increased.

HotfixesEdit

Hotfix July 14th:

  • Fixed an issue with the squadron window;
  • Fixed missing impact effects for asteroids.


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