Eve Online Rubicon 1.3 Patch Notes

Mar 12th, 2014
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  4. Patch notes for EVE Online: Rubicon 1.3
  5. 12.03.2014 10:28
  6. Patch notes for EVE Online: Rubicon 1.3
  7. Released on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
  10. Art & Graphic
  12. Lighting model updated to use linear calculations for ships. This first pass of Linear Lighting increases the texture fidelity improving the richness of color and gives the graphics team much more control for future improvements. We'd like to emphasize that this first implementation of linear lighting and the first step in overhauling our lighting system. More information is available here.
  13. The Tristan T1 hull now sports a modern design that reflects its Nemesis T2 counterpart and uses new warp-induced animations.
  14. Asteroids are now using latest shaders and are simplified for both performance and visual quality.
  15. All Sovereignty units are now renovated and using the latest shaders. There have been various bug fixes for the Sovereignty Territorial Claim Unit which ensures the correct visual state is represented depending on the sovereignty status.
  16. The background images in the Character Creator have been converted into a different file format. This decreases the image file size without losing image quality.
  17. The format for 3D meshes has now been upgraded to the latest version. All mesh files have been converted and will impact the patch size.
  18. Drone Assist
  20. Capped the number of drones that can be assigned to a single character at 50.
  21. Note: this cap ignores drones owned by the asignee
  22. German Localization
  24. “Hardpoint” is now consistently translated as “Montageplatz” in German.
  25. “Warp core strength” is now consistently translated as “Warpkernstärke” in German.
  26. “AU” (astronomical unit) is now consistently translated as “AE” in German.
  27. “Wormhole space” is now consistently translated as “Wurmlochraum” in German.
  28. “Frontal lobe” is now consistently translated as “Frontallappen” in German.
  29. In-Game Browser
  31. When clicking a button in the client to buy a PLEX or enter account management that requires, the system browser will be used instead of the In-Game Browser. (Includes actions in the character selection screen, the NEX store and the PLEX show-info window)
  32. Items
  34. New Hull Maintenance Bots have been added to the game in Light, Medium and Heavy sizes and both T1 and T2 variants. Blueprints for the Tech One Hull Maintenance Bots can be obtained at CreoDron stations.
  35. Two new improved variants of the Mobile Tractor Unit structure have been added. They are known as the ‘Packrat’ Mobile Tractor Unit and the ‘Magpie’ Mobile Tractor Unit and blueprints to manufacture them can be found in Ghost Sites.
  36. Four new cosmetic variants of existing ships have been made available in the NEX store. These ships require their completed base hull to build and have no increase in power. They can be purchased using AUR from the NEX store or using ISK from the market. For more information please see this dev blog.
  37. Punisher Kador Edition
  38. Merlin Nugoeihuvi Edition
  39. Rifter Krusual Edition
  40. Incursus Aliastra Edition
  41. Abaddon Kador Edition
  42. Rokh Nugoeihuvi Edition
  43. Maelstrom Krusual Edition
  44. Hyperion Aliastra Edition
  45. The Police Pursuit Comet has been added to the CONCORD LP store. It is a cosmetic variant of the Federation Navy Comet and has exactly the same stats as the standard Federation Navy Comet frigate.
  46. Miscellaneous
  48. All data on Jovian vessels suddenly disappear from capsuleer ship databases; conspiracy theorists go wild, until a CONCORD official explains they just decided to archive the information due to a lack of recent sightings.
  49. Russian Localization
  51. Various strings in the Neocom and Station Services were updated.
  52. Ships and Modules
  54. The Remote Sensor Dampener Optimal Range and Falloff bonus on the Celestis cruiser has been reduced to 7.5% per level.
  55. The optimal range of all Remote Sensor Dampeners has been reduced by 16.66%.
  56. A series of balance changes to several Tech One Frigates and Cruisers have been made. The changes can be found below:
  58. +2 PWG
  59. +3 CPU
  60. -20s Cap Recharge Time
  61. +25 m/s velocity
  62. +143000 mass
  63. -0.45 inertia
  64. +1 sensor strength
  66. KESTREL:
  67. +5 m/s velocity
  68. -50000 mass
  70. RIFTER:
  71. Removed +7.5% Small Projectile Turret tracking bonus per level
  72. Added +10% Small Projectile Turret falloff bonus per level
  73. +10 m/s velocity
  74. +0.01 inertia
  77. Removed +5% missile damage bonus per level
  78. Added -5% missile RoF bonus per level
  79. +2 PWG
  80. +10 m/s velocity
  81. +0.02 inertia
  84. +50 Capacitor
  85. +25s Cap Recharge Time
  86. +95 m/s velocity
  87. -0.05 inertia
  88. +160000 mass
  90. BANTAM:
  91. +30 Capacitor
  92. +15s Cap Recharge Time
  93. +70 m/s velocity
  94. +0.35 inertia
  96. NAVITAS:
  97. +35 Capacitor
  98. +17.5s Cap Recharge Time
  99. +80 m/s velocity
  100. +0.35 inertia
  102. BURST:
  103. +30 Capacitor
  104. +15s Cap Recharge Time
  105. +80 m/s velocity
  106. +0.35 inertia
  108. AUGOROR:
  109. +25 m/s velocity
  110. -0.12 inertia
  111. +2140000 mass
  113. OSPREY:
  114. +10 m/s
  115. +0.02 inertia
  116. -130000 mass
  118. MALLER:
  119. +10 m/s velocity
  120. -0.044 inertia
  121. +1100000 mass
  123. MOA:
  124. +200 shields
  125. -100 hull
  126. +50 capacitor
  127. +15s cap recharge time
  128. -220000 mass
  130. VEXOR:
  131. -10 m/s velocity
  132. +0.03 inertia
  133. -210000 mass
  135. OMEN:
  136. +25 m/s velocity
  137. -0.08 inertia
  138. +1950000 mass
  140. CARACAL:
  141. +0.01 inertia
  142. Skills
  144. The effectiveness of the Corporation Management, Empire Control, Megacorp Management and Sovereignty skills have been doubled. Corporation CEOs will need to reapply their skills in the corporation management interface for the changes to take effect. The new bonuses are:
  145. Corporation Management: +20 corporation members allowed per level
  146. Megacorp Management: +100 corporation members allowed per level
  147. Empire Control: +400 corporation members allowed per level
  148. Sovereignty: +2000 corporation members allowed per level
  149. The Repair Drone Operation skill and Drone Repair Augmentor rigs now increase the Hull repair rate of Hull Maintenance Bots in addition to the bonuses they provide to Armor and Shield logistic drones.
  150. The Sisters of EVE
  152. Sisters of EVE LP stores now offer Astero, Stratios and Nestor BPCs in exchange for new Rogue Drone Nexus chips:
  153. Rogue Drone 46-X Nexus Chip for Astero blueprint
  154. Rogue Drone 43-X Nexus Chip for Stratios blueprint
  155. Rogue Drone 42-X Nexus Chip for Nestor blueprint
  156. These new Nexus chips have a chance to drop from ‘Sentient’ Rogue Drones, which can be found in Rogue Drone cosmic anomalies or asteroid belts in Drone controlled regions
  157. The Nestor has received a small set of balance changes:
  158. Capacitor raised to 7000 (was 6200)
  159. Capacitor recharge time lowered to 1025s (was 1154s)
  160. Scan resolution increased to 125 (was 85)
  161. Role bonus to range of remote armor repairers raised to 200% (was 100%)
  162. User Interface
  164. The Direction scanners user experience has been improved. The single field range input has been replaced by two input fields, one for km and one for AU, and a range slider. Those three input widgets are interconnected and will update when one changes. The scan angle slider has been modified to be easier to use.
  165. Filtering and highlighting of words in chat is now possible by setting up a list of word in a setting window opened from a chat channel window. Those settings are stored on the server.
  166. The capacity of the bays of your current ship is now displayed in a bar in the Show Info window.
  167. The "Fitting" tab in the Show Info window has been given a bit of a facelift, and will list the fitting of your current ship or ships in your personal station hangars.
  168. The settings for the Notification section of Evemail have been changed to allow you to have different blinking and pop-up settings for each of the Notification groups. Those settings will be stored on the server.
  169. A new Notification group, Insurance, has been added.
  170. A configurable shortcut to toggle between “custom” and “center“ camera tracking modes has been added.
  171. A configurable shortcut to enable “custom“ camera tracking mode has been added, as well as a shortcut to enable “center“ camera tracking mode.
  172. The “Consume“ right-click option for drugs has been moved towards the top of the menu.
  173. Additional right click options are now available for celestials in the Orbital Bodies tab of the System Show info window.
  174. You are now able to open multiple Kill Reports by holding down the shift key when clicking, just like you can do with Show Info windows and Saved Fitting windows.
  175. The station guest list now comes with a counter for the number of people currently docked.
  176. The station guest list can now has a compact member list icon, that only displays the standings icon and name of the player.
  177. The station guest list now comes with a searchable filter for docked guests, which filters the list the moment you start typing.
  178. You can now drag modules from kill reports to the compare tool, chat and other places.
  179. Further details are available in a dev blog here.
  180. FIXES
  181. Blueprints and Manufacturing
  183. The Gnosis now requires one unit of Tritanium to build instead of materializing out of thin air.
  184. German Localization
  186. Various consistency issues in the German translation were fixed.
  187. Graphics
  189. A texture was adjusted to reenable missile smoke trails.
  190. Corrected occlusion issues causing stations to be visible through moons.
  191. Fixed missing textures on certain dungeon stations
  192. Isolated the Mobile Micro Jump Unit effect to activating ships only.
  193. Modified the jumpgate transition to eliminate distorted fisheye camera effects after jumpgate travel.
  194. Reinstated exhaust flame effects on the Rorqual.
  195. The Purifier shows now the correct Viziam logo.
  196. Miscellaneous
  198. Fix for an issue where a stationary wreck that had previously been moved by a tractor beam could occasionally become impossible for some missiles to target.
  199. Fixed an issue preventing station services from transferring/disabling properly.
  200. Modified the Gallente Military Station to prevent ships from becoming stuck on undock.
  201. Minor content fixes including spelling errors, object placement and mission completion triggers.
  202. Corrected an issue giving medium-sized ships the potential to become stuck on Customs Offices.
  203. Jump count in Incursion Global Report and for saved locations in People & Places now uses autopilot setting for calculations.
  204. Missions and Complexes
  206. The NPC will no longer attack you after you finished the mission: What's in a Name - Poke (3 of 5)
  207. The Industry skill book has been added as a reward for completing the mission: Making Mountains out of Molehills (1 of 10).
  208. The Industry skill book has been added as a reward for completing the mission: Balancing the Books (1 of 10).
  209. A Civilian Miner module is provided at the beginning of the mission, and the misleading un-minable asteroids in the mission location have been replaced with less confusing objects in the mission: Balancing the Books (3 of 10)
  210. The transport ship More Bark has been changed to a white cross hair transport ship in the mission: Fair Play (2 of 5).
  211. Fixed an issue with too many Outposts being present in the level four variants of the mission: Intercept the Saboteurs.
  212. De-spawning issues with Blood Den has been fixed.
  213. The required mission-item was changed to "Angel Simple Trigger Mechanism" which is found in the complex in Traun for the mission: Information at a Cost.
  214. Popups for drug production Radar sites now indicate more clearly their risk & potential rewards.
  215. The static site "Ancient Amarr Tomb" was moved from it's moon location. This site can still be found using probes.
  216. NPCS
  218. The True Centus Preacher has often been found carrying blueprints for Bhaalgorn battleships. Sansha Kuvakei has personally ordered that the Preacher be reeducated to ensure that it only carries glorious Nightmare BPCs in the future.
  219. Rogue Drone Officers have a higher drop rate on modules now and are guarantied to drop a 42-X Nexus Chip.
  220. NPC AI has been enhanced to handle multiple targets in more robust way.
  221. Ships and Modules
  223. The bonus text on Scimitar and Oneiros now says "Remote Tracking Computer" instead of "Remote Sensor Booster".
  224. Cloaked ships are no longer able to use the extended fitting range of a Mobile Depot to refit whilst still cloaked.
  225. The velocity of Heavy Missiles is now properly affected by Bastion Module I.
  226. Fixed descriptions of the Chimera, Wyvern, Thanathos, Nyx, Nidhoggur, Hel and Revenant to properly link the Capital Shield Emission System skill in their "traits" tab.
  227. Fixed issue that caused some overheated tracking disruptors to affect target falloff range too strongly.
  228. A ship that is invulnerable as it exits warp will be prevented from activating a Cynosural Field Generator until the warp invulnerability has cleared.
  229. Skills
  231. The "Required for" tab in the Show Info window for skills like Anchoring or Propulsion Jamming is now also listing structures like Control Towers or Mobile Warp Disruptors.
  232. Tutorial
  234. The CONCORD NPCs in the Advanced Warfare Tutorial Arc (9 of 10) - "Glue" were adjusted to not shoot the player if he bumped into their ships.
  235. User Interface
  237. On the star map, the list of station services shown in the solar system pop-ups sometimes did not correctly include 'Militia Office' as one of the available services. This has been fixed.
  238. World Shaping
  240. Added some missing Ore upgrade sites for certain null sec systems.
  241. Changed names of two planets in 8S-0E1 as a part of a reward for a DUST 514 tournament:
  242. Planet III becomes Eon Prime
  243. Planet IV becomes Ancient Gliese
  244. Wormholes
  246. The aggression range of Sleeper NPC's has been adjusted in all wormhole sites.
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