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Patch 3622 released !

Patch 3622 is online !

This is a huge patch, addressing all kind of bugs and balance problems.

This is the result of a month of work, and we are confident that all changes are for the better.
But if there is any broken change (balance-wise), an emergency patch will be released.
Thanks to Pip, ColonelSheppard, FunkOff and all the testers for their hard work !

Change log :

FA Lobby update (thanks to Xinnony) :

  • Add Autokick label and remove observer label status
  • Reorganised sections for AI settings.
  • Displaying if the game is ranked or not.
  • Fixed the loading of custom maps options (survivals,….).
  • More different colors (thanks to RK4000, pip and some others).

Ranked (automatch) :

  • Ranked games have score disabled.

Interface enhancements :

  • HotStat is integrated in the final score screen (unless the game is not over to avoid cheating). (thanks to Zulan)
  • Score panel font is smaller to display more infos (rating,…)
  • Score panel is wider for the same reason.
  • Score is truncated for more visibility (20.000  will show as 20k)

Replay :

  • The avatar section (under score screen) is hidden in replay.
  • Economy panel is hidden on observer mode, and displayed correctly when selecting a player.
  • Score is displaying the mass and energy income of all players. (thanks to Zulan)

Bug fixes :

  • Code base is now compatible with retail/DVD version.
  • Fixed issues with scores. (“no score” visible with some UI-mods, …).
  • Fixed some errors popping up in the logs with transports.
  • Fixed the nomads icon not displaying in chat.
  • Fixed T1 Aeon bomber and T2 seraphim bomber not dropping bombs.
  • Better aurora micro-management (more responsive to orders). (thanks to dstojkov)
  • The mantis miss less when moving. (thanks to dstojkov)
  • Fixed : Individual trees were giving more mass than group of the same tree. (thanks to Arkansas)
  • Fixed : Experimental have now other experimentals and SCUs on top priorities.
  • Fixed : SAMs now have EXPERIMENTAL as high priority targets.

Balance changes  :

General

  • Reducing energy storage destruction to 1000 (from 2000).
  • Remove death weapon on energy storage if self-destroyed.
  • Stationary shields overlapping are passing 15% of the damage instead of 50%.
  • Aeon ACU Chrono Damperer : mass: 1750 (from 2500), energy: 52500 (from 125000), buildtime: 875 (from 1250). Max range = 35 (from 22)
  • Cybran ACU regen rate : 15 -> 18.
  • Titan shield & armor HP inverted.
  • Soul Ripper veterancy requirements increased : 60-120-180-240-300 (was 40-80-120-160-200).
  • UEF tactical nuke “billy” : Energy = 315000 (from 630000), Mass = 5400 (from 10800), BuildTime = 4000 (from 10800). Increased missile health by 2.
  • Cybran Frigate : AA weapon damage = 4 (from 3) = 16 DPS (from 12), muzzle velocity = 60 (from 45).
  • Cybran Destroyer AA weapon damage = 10 (from 2) = 60 DPS (from 12).
  • Turn rate of Cybran frigate and aircraft carriers projectiles increased to 25 (from 12).

Air :

SAMS :

  • Health = 7000 HP (from 10500),
  • DamageRadius = 1.5 (from 0);
  • Muzzle Velocity = 45 (from 30, except Seraphim, remains at 100)
  • Increased veterancy level (24 – 48 – 72 – 96 – 120  was 12-24-36-48-60)

ASF

  • Aeon ASF : HP = 1750 (from 2500), mass cost = 350 (from 400), wreck value = 45% (from 90%)
  • Cybran ASF : HP = 1700 (from 2450),mass cost = 350 (from 400), wreck value = 45% (from 90%)
  • UEF ASF : HP = 1850 (from 2600), mass cost = 350 (from 400),wreck value = 45% (from 90%)
  • Sera ASF : HP = 1800 (from 2550), mass cost = 350 (from 400),wreck value = 45% (from 90%)

T2 units buff :

  • Obsidian : +0.3 speed (2.6> 2.9)
  • Rhino : +0.5 speed (2.7>3.2)
  • Pillar : +0.3 speed (2.7>3)
  • Ilshavoh : +0.1 speed (2.6>2.7)
  • +100 HP to Hoplites.

Cybran Firebeetle :

  • damage radius = 4.5 (from 3.5)
  • MaxRadius = 4.4 (from 4.5)
  • Damage = 3000 (from 4500)
  • Firing tolerance = 180 (from 4) ; it means the unit doesn’t have to face its target to explode.
  • Firebeetles are now immune to each other explosion, meaning they are much more threatening in numbers.
  • Added a button that makes instant death explosion, the same way CTRL+k does.

SCUs

Aeon SCU :

  • gun upgrade gets +10 range (total = 40)

UEF SCU :

  • high ordonance upgrade  + 10 range (= 35)

Cybran SCU:

  • weapon upgrade gets + 10 range (= 35)
  • EMP upgrade cost is reduced to 1000 mass (from 1500) and 2400 buildtime (from 4800) ;
  • AOE is slightly buffed to 3 (from 2.5), duration is set to 4 (from 3) and ProjectileLifetimeUsesMultiplier becomes 1.30 (from 1.15) so that the longer range shot doesn’t disappear (because it doesn’t last long enough!!!).

Seraphim SCU :

  • Nano upgrade cost = 2500 mass (from 1500) because it adds 14000 HP to the health of the unit, so it should be more expensive than the others nano upgrade (and not cheaper). Even at this price, it’s the best defensive upgrade of all the SCU.
  • Overcharge cost = 4500 mass (from 3000), energy cost = 300 000 (from 200 000), buildtime = 10000 (from 9000).
  • Sensor upgrade : mass cost = 800 (from 1000), energy = 36000 (from 2000), new vision radius = 36 (from 45), new omni radius = 60 (from 80), adds +10 range to main weapon (but not to Overcharge weapon).

T3 artilleries :

  • 20% mass reduction cost :
  • Aeon Emissary : 73200 (from 91500)
  • Cybran Disruptor: 69600 (from 87000)
  • UEF Duke  : 72000 (from 90000)
  • Seraphim Hovatham :70800 (from 88500)

Game Enders (except Scathis)

  • 25% mass reduction cost :
  • Salvation : 202500 (from 270000)
  • Mavor : 224775 (from 299700)
  • Seraphim Yolona Oss : 187650 (from 250200)

Scathis :

  • Energy = 1500000 (from 93000)
  • Mass : 85000 (from 63000)
  • Scathis is now amphibious (not floating !)
  • Speed 1.5 (from 1)

 

 

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Balance Patch 3622 : Testing !

We’ve entered the next phase of the patch process : The testing.

During 25 days, we will put the proposals to the test.

Sometimes we will test “bad” changes to be sure they are bad, sometimes we will remove “good” changes because they are not so good.

No change is “safe”, even a 90% popular change can be removed if proven bad.
On the contrary, you can ask to test a (proposed) change for a day or two and post some replays proving it’s actually a good idea.

But this is only possible if you are part of the testing and give feedback from your games !
Remember that it is probably your chance to be heard until the next patch period (in three months).

The thread to give feedback is here : https://direct.faforever.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=3205

The full logs are always available here : https://bitbucket.org/thepilot/forged-alliance-forever-lua/commits/all (you can click on the numbers to see a complete description).

You can test the mod in the featured mod list : “Balance Testing”.

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Patch 3622 – Balance changes survey.

The survey for the patch 3622 is now available.

You still can discuss it and have more details about the changes proposed here : https://direct.faforever.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=52

You can fill your answer and preview the result on this link : https://direct.faforever.com/survey/

You will be able to alter your votes as many time as you for a week.

You have to login with the FAF client to see your invitation after this line.
If you don’t see it, please contact admin@faforever.com.

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New patch season !

The forum for the next patch is now open.
You can view the rules and participate in this forum : https://direct.faforever.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=52.

This is the time to participate or not in the balance process. If you don’t, you will lose your rights to cry about a change (or a non-change) !