The theme for this update has been stability and desync fixes. The majority of time has been spent on fixing crashes and fixing several bugs and ironing out some other issues.
We have also added in a much requested feature; no combat zones around the faction starter stations.
These are there to prevent spawn camping and griefing. In a radius of 3km around these stations your ships weapons simply won’t function. These new zones are still under review and we will adjust them when/if necessary.
Additionally the repair tool now has third person animations, which means that you can now see other people using their repair tools. The repair beams have also been added to the repair drone to make it clearer as to which ship they are repairing.
We’ve also further improved the space flight marker compass with the ability to filter out certain types of markers. Debris now also has individual markers making it easier to track loot from destroyed ships and aliens.
We have also updated the chat box GUI, which will now scale with screen resolution and has a few extra upgrades such as CTRL-V capability and autocomplete on usernames when TAB is pressed. Clicking on a username will now automatically set the chat to whisper the next message to them.
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