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EphemeralEternity
2016-07-09
  NPC BM and VM updates  

The next batch of updates are in. First off NPC are very complex in how they work, but basically the amount of NPC in the ranks are determined by the players on each server, the more people out of newbie protection the more NPCs in the ranks, if the fewer the less.

NPCs fleets are semi random with some factors to improve their ship selection, each npc can only select ships from it`s race and neutrals available but it should provide some interesting fleets. NPC fleets can have more pr than what their pr is shown to have, this is intentional, their base pr will increase or decrease depending on how well players are doing against that particular NPC. An NPC can have as much as 30% more pr in fleet than the pr they are show at or 30% less though generally they should hover around the pr they are shown at. Unless players have a run of good luck or bad luck against a particular NPC.
Every time an NPC is hit it will generate a new fleet at a new pr. Also each npc will show as one planet but they generate planets when a player wins against them upon the hit. the more planets you take the better things you can win, for instance if you win 3 the could win an a c3 or c.4 determined by the race so yes collectives will not have to worry about getting c2`s or c3`s.

VM you can now vm for up to a year, you also extend your vm any time while still being in vm. So you can vm at anytime, even if you hit someone recently though the vm will not kick in until 24 hours after you last attacked someone so it`s a VM queue this action can not be canceled, if you have more than 6x your base pr in fleet on rt or 8x your base pr in fleet on TB you will get a warning informing you that going into vm will cost you 50% of your fleet. Those in VM will no longer affect the top 5 bonus and their names will be darkened in the ranks. You can also choose to cancel VM at any time but you will be thrown out of vm and will not generate turns for 12 hours. Also counters against you are extended through vm.

BM is pretty self explanatory, but we decided to leave out buying food and and selling back to the system at this time. We may revisit the ideas, Guards can no longer buy food.

Cash cap has been increased to 5 tril and and food goods and rm caps is no 10 bil, and no change to slave tribute

Also ranks have been changed so check it out

Sorry I typed all this up in a hurry and there`s more I wished I could go indepth with atm and I will be around to answer your questions you have later.
TheShinobi
99+ day(s) ago
NPCs are getting a 30% bonus to their Pr every time I fight them, and sometimes it`s more than 30% and I`ve calculated the Pr change dozens of times to confirm this.
tavikas
99+ day(s) ago
there are still expired&unused retals visible in the attack retal list!
i did re-check and the empire in question last attacked me 7 days and 14 hours ago.
when i select filter retal (i currently have paid account) i see him listed, but when i try to attack i get the "Target is too weak for you to attack. Target power rating is below 30% of yours." message

I could swear retal was not announced being limited with just +30% PR or even last over a week without VM`s.

Could it be possible to recheck the issue once again?
MastaKilla
99+ day(s) ago
Problem is gone now... maybe it just needed a server reset.
Sibiriangun
99+ day(s) ago
I have checked. The problem is that someone is on my retal list even though the counter is expired, which the system correctly recognizes if I try to use the counter (I get the "target is outside your range" message).

So im just wondering if counters never gets removed from the list, because then it will just pile up expired counters on every empire I dont get to use it on eventually...
Asmodean
Game-Guide
99+ day(s) ago
Double check your battle logs. Easy to miss a recent attack :P
MastaKilla
99+ day(s) ago
Thanks BW.

Now I have a retal on my list even though it is expired though. I cant use it, so its not a big issue, but they should be removed from the retal list when they expire.
BadWolf
99+ day(s) ago
There was an oversight in the old sections of code that conflicted with a few changes regarding counters, and their odd behaviour. This has been fixed as of this post.
perfectfeverpitchcom
99+ day(s) ago
I guess the solution is for everyone to get paids then? ;)
AdmiralSarek
99+ day(s) ago
can`t hit the previous button when unpaid, so can`t see who is above you
perfectfeverpitchcom
99+ day(s) ago
what`s the ranking problem?
EPrussia
99+ day(s) ago
the ranking problem is back
AdmiralSarek
99+ day(s) ago
Market withdrawal seems to work nicely now, at least on real time. Don`t have to spend turns or anything in order for the stuff to come back from the market
Jester
99+ day(s) ago
Thanks BW! Sorry, I must have missed where you talked about the market withdrawal update before.
BadWolf
99+ day(s) ago
Okay i`ve uploaded two updates, another for market withdraw (Should work now), and the other for expired goods.

If there`s any problems let me know.
BadWolf
99+ day(s) ago
I`ve already updated withdraw like several days ago, asked people to test and inform me if it`s working however.. no one bothered to do so.
Jester
99+ day(s) ago
Regardless of all that future update discussion, I would really like to see two bugs with this specific update fixed, as they have a rather big impact on producers.

1. Withdrawing only allows to 2 bil
2. Expired market items only allow to 2 bil

If the new max is 10 bil, can we update to 10 bil for both withdrawing and expiring items, pretty please?
Syn
99+ day(s) ago
True it wouldn`t be hard to code in there, but think it`s more of a time issue
DarthCaedus
99+ day(s) ago
no not really. terran income sucks and its meant to be easy. and to those saying its to hard to code surprise its the ones with most to lose
Syn
99+ day(s) ago
:/ it`s not based off of "one weeks Marauder experience" thank you. Used to play back in 2010-2011, and I used ferts back then. Didn`t really notice anything spectacular about them. They are good, just not great . Just my opinion tho lol. Everyone has one :)

Lol @ that first comment. I`ll just watch. My mom says I shouldn`t be around those.
Inverted
99+ day(s) ago
Forgot to /sarcasm on that first comment.

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