Fixes and Improvements: Mass Extractor Veterancy – Securing and protecting mass deposits is now vital to mid-term and long-term gameplay. Base unit cost and base Mass output has been reduced to half of the previous values. Mass Extractors will slowly increase in effectiveness as they accumulate veterancy until at 18 minutes they double their effectiveness.
All units built at Land Factories have had their visual scale reduced by 25%.
Players are now able to see the health value of enemy units.
Fix for veterancy bar not displaying properly.
Fix for Illuminate teleport ability overwriting the transport ability.
Fix for Air units not receiving their LOS buff after being built.
Fix for Pullinsmash ability remaining active when placed in a transport.
Fix for some abilities to be activated more than once if activated very quickly.
Fix for redirector not redirecting nukes if the launcher was previously destroyed.
AI: Updated the way the neural networks train. Integrated new neural network dataset.
Improved AI’s use of transports
Fix for AI bases not realizing their extractor spots were full.
AI is now able to build on floating islands and mesas again.
Fix for AI trying to expand to areas it cannot reach.
Fix for scouting positions that were under water.
Scouts will try to avoid defenses more.
Fix for AI engineers trying to reclaim something it cannot path to.
Fixes for AI microing.
Fix for AI determining a platoon's min firing range.
Neural platoon code cleanup.
Fix for AI not building Aegis.
Fix for AI not scouting with land when it has an air factory, but no air units.
Changed the way the AI counts the number of air attack units it has.
Adjusted when the AI will build a radar in an expansion.
Changed the rate at which threat from mobile enemies decays.
AI platoons will now take threat into account again.
Added ability to adjust AI aggressiveness.
Networking Improvements: If a player in the lobby does not have a connection to you a red ! will appear as their ping.
Adjusted max packet size to use Steam's max packet size.
Removed redundant pending connection cleanup.
If Steam reports any connection error, other than timeout, we will close the connection and log it. If the reported error is a timeout we log it and ignore it. Networking will handle the timeout at this point.
Fix to the connection adaptor when it transitions to a resting state.
Ranked matches that desync will now immediately end and be counted as a disconnect.
It will now cause the game to desync if a player modifies memory to give them free research items.
Army research data is now part of the sim checksum.
Balance Improvements: Factory experience value increased from 1000 to 1250.
Gantry experience value increased from 1250 to 1750.
Factory TML upgrade now prioritizes structures over mobile units.
Cybran Executioner Class movement speed reduced from 5 to 4. Minimum range of 20 added.
Magnetron cooldowns increased from 30 to 45 seconds.
C-Rex health increased from 51300 to 60000.
Intellitron health increased from 1500 to 2000. Cost decreased from 90m/300e to 80m/275e.
Loyalist speed increased from 4 to 4.2. Weapon range increased from 17 to 18.
Executioner Class RP cost increased from 6 to 7.
Kraken RP cost decreased from 12 to 10.
Sea Operations cost decreased from 8 to 7.
Naval Vision boost increased from 75% to 100%.
Structure Sonar RP cost increased from 1 to 2.
Intellitron RP cost reduced from 5 to 4.
Cobra RP cost reduced from 2 to 1.
Power Detonate RP cost increased from 4 to 5.
Land Regeneration effectiveness increased from 100% to 125%.
Land Health effectiveness increased from 20% to 25%.
Overcharge RP cost increased from 9 to 10.
Core Dump RP cost decreased from 4 to 2.
Illuminate Buhbledow build time decreased from 145 to 130. Cost reduced from 800m/2800e to 600m/2100e.
Harvog speed increased from 4 to 4.4. Weapon range decreased from 17 to 16. Cost reduced from 44m to 40m.
Wilfindja sonar increased from 60 to 150. Vision increased from 28 to 75. Health increased from 8000 to 10000.
Sooprizer now has radar stealth.
Quantum Floating RP cost reduced from 9 to 8.
Electroshock RP cost increased from 6 to 7.
Land Damage II RP cost decreased from 7 to 6.
Harvog cost decreased from 3 to 2.
Wilfindja RP cost decreased from 7 to 6.
ACU Range RP cost increased from 3 to 4.
Angler Torpedo RP cost increased from 3 to 5.
Core Dump RP cost decreased from 5 to 2.
Harvog AA upgrade damage increased from 8 to 10.
Weedoboth Scorch Bomb damage decreased from 25 to 20. Damage radius decreased from 3.5 to 3.0.
UEF Jackhammer health reduced from 40000 to 30000.
Poseidon movement speed reduced from 5 to 4. Minimum range of 20 added.
Mega Fortress cost increased from 1000m/3700e to 1100m/4000e.
C-230 Star King Extreme health increased from 10000 to 12500.
AC-1000 build time increased from 110 to 130.
UEF Land Factory Shield health increased from 6000 to 10000.
UEF and Illuminate Mobile AA health increased from 750 to 875.
Titan speed increased from 4 to 4.4. Weapon range decreased from 17 to 16. Cost reduced from 42m to 38m.
Transport Capacity increased from 10 to 15.
Land Build Time reduction increased from -10% to -15%.
Bomb Camera Duration RP cost reduced from 2 to 1.
Air Heavy Shield RP cost increased from 6 to 7.
Land Damage RP cost decreased from 5 to 4.
Sharp Shooter RP cost reduction from 3 to 2.
Jackhammer RP cost increased from 8 to 10.
Combat Engineer RP cost reduced from 3 to 2.
King Kriptor RP cost reduced from 11 to 10.
Poseidon RP cost increased from 5 to 7.
ACU Health RP cost decreased from 3 to 2.
ACU Damage RP cost decreased from 4 to 3.
+ Increased lobby timeout to 8 seconds as an experiment, up from 4. This will increase matchmaker leniency, but may result in more shaky connections being permitted into games.
+ Save Game Load fixes. Rare broken save games from v1.23 should load correctly now.
+ Fix for illuminate Quantum Floating units sometimes not leaving wreckage, not firing off their death weapon, and not being able to fire their weapons when built on water.
+ Fix for ACUs not finishing their current project when paused.
+ Fixed UI based economy exploit.
+ Adjusted vanilla tuning of Loyalists to match DLC.
+ Adjusted vanilla tuning of Cybran Jump Jets to match DLC.
+ Adjusted DLC tuning of Illuminate PD to match vanilla.
+ Fix for AI platoons being too timid.
+ Increased AI Prioritizing of enemy ACUs.
+ Fix for the AI researching items twice after loading a saved game or starting a game with all research unlocked.
+ Neural Net platoon fixes to salvo calculations. Should result in more persistent attacks.
+ AI will attack a non-targeted enemies area if they can't attack anything else
+ The Infinite Build Queue (See supplemental announcement for details)
+ You can no longer see friend ranked lobbies in the Friends tab.
+ Fix for Illuminate air units not settling back into a formation after teleporting.
+ Factory addons no longer have a collision volume, to fix the issue where you cannot damage a factory because the projectiles are colliding with the addon, which takes no damage.
+ Fix for not being able to dock the protobrain.
+ Fix for Blank map being shown if a player plays a DLC game with one of the DLC maps and then tries to play a non-DLC game. Instead, we will defualt to the first map in the list.
+ Fix for some units not hitting the Seabed when sinking.
+ Fix for ACUs continuing to shoot when an attack is interrupted by a build/reclaim/capture/repair order.
+ Fix for ACUs losing the ability to attack if a reclaim order is interrupted as the ACU's build arm is being oriented.
+ Fix for the Cicada hiding enemy units from allied armies.
+ Fix for crash when trying to save a skirmish game.
+ Fix for instability issues discovered with the Noah, Ejected head.
+ Fix for refund amounts being incorrect if you Ctrl-K a factory that has a large amount of the same type of unit queued.
+ Fix for refund amount being incorrect if you removed chunks of units from the build queue via holding Ctrl or Shift and right clicking.
+ Shotja: Reduced Health to 800. Was 900. Reduced Turn Ratio to 90. Was 270. Weapon Turret rotation range reduced so that it can only fire in a narrow arc forward.
+ Loyalist: Reduced Build Time to 20. Was 21. Reduced Mass Cost to 40. Was 42.
+ Cybran Jump Jets: Reduced Land Jump Jets RP cost to 6. Was 7. Increased Land Jump Jet Range RP cost to 4. Was 3.
+ Research Convertor: Reduced Mass cost to 275. Was 300. Made Research Conversion ability cost 275 instead of 300.
+ Quantum Floating: Reduced Quantum Floating RP cost to 9.
+ Naval Jump Jets: Reduced range to 90. Was 110.
+ Adjusted when the AI builds extra mass convertors.
+ The AI will not build more than 1 proto brain on the DLC side, to match non-DLC.
+ Fix for AI Naval units sitting in base and not attacking.
+ Fix for some Guard base platoons getting stuck.
+ Fix for units being able to capture something they lost intel on.
+ Units that the AI knows are dead will be removed from the influence map to fix the case where an AI thinks there is a nearby threat when the only nearby threat is a unit slowly sinking.
+ Fix for AI building stuff in a player's starting location (for real this time) this will not stop an AI from building a Mass Extractor in the base, however.
+ Fix for AIs getting stuck because they have two bases that overlap each other.
+ Fix for AI scout platoons getting stuck on Seton's.
+ Fixed the neural net learning function so that it feeds the network forward before back propagating.
+ Fixed the AI's last stand distance for defensive points.
+ Updated AI neural net data.
+ Fix for mixed groups of air units having a portions of the units fail to attack when given a Form Attack order.
+ Fixed the AI handling of reclaimable mass around the base so that is uses the same search range as the task.
+ Fix for AI's getting stuck trying to clear an expansion base that an AI ally has already taken control of.
+ Platoon micro now prevents platoons from getting stuck while being shot to bits.
+ Save games in Skirmish and Campaign from older versions will not function in version 1.23. Campaign progress unaffected.
+ Replays from older versions will not function in version 1.23
+ Saving Skirmishes during the fire effect of a Jackhammer will invalidate the savegame.