Features - New users now have one week to verify their email address. - UI: more colors, highlighting yourself and blackening blocked players. - UI: game list displays captain counts / slots - “Death cam”: Camera orbits the site of last ship death while respawning - Added display and filtering of server location to match list - Added ability to select preferred location at match creation time - Added pregame match chat - Global lobby chat moved to Steam group chat
Balance - Field Gun has a decreased turn speed, rate of fire, turn radius, as well as an increased reload time and slight drop. No changes to damage have been made. - Rocket Launcher has an increased rate of fire. - Squid has a major boost in top speed, from 37m/s to approximately 47m/s. This should bring back kiting back and make the Squid a viable support ship. - Discrepancy between intended balance and database numbers found. Should mitigate Carronade issues -- Squid should have had 850 armor instead of 700 -- Flechette modifier against armor should be 0.2 instead of 0.4 -- Light Carronade should have slightly slower rate of fire and slightly longer reload time
Bug Fixes - Stats and achievements are no longer tracked in Sandbox. - Achievements requiring you to do something to targets that are inside a cloud now can be progressed. - Store purchase errors caused by Steam declining transactions are now displayed to users. - UI: player information popup refreshes automatically on rank info update. - UI: running matches now correctly display ship names / classes. - AI: disconnected players will now be replaced by AI crew on ship death / respawn. - Fire Extinguisher no longer rebuilds destroyed components. - Fixed some performance problems (sudden framerate drops) with ship deaths - Fixed an issue with Steam integration that could cause voice bugs and possibly crash very high-end machines.
Known Bugs - Certain routers are known to corrupt the game’s traffic, in particular the Linksys WRT54G line. We are working on a more permanent fix, but bypassing your router should work around the problem.