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Zuurix

Member
Echo #109: Relic rework

Hey all, this is just a quick post about the current status of the game's development.

So, first of all, yes, I am currently working on a relic rework update.



It's pretty much done, this is what changes it'll bring:
The main changes:
  • Dismantling relics now always gives reliquary diode.
  • Relic property amount: Increased from 7 to 9, one above fully upgraded etalons.
  • Relics can now have scaling properties. E.g.: +x maximum armor, +x ether on kill.
  • Graphically improved Upgrade Sockets, Amplifier Well.
  • Tempoquake, Cryostasis now reduces weapon damage by 50%, instead of 90%.
These relics now increase relic limit by 1 and no longer compete with stronger relics for relic slots:
  • Legionvault, Fractal Arsenal
  • Scepter and Needles
  • Suun's Loom, Atomic Library
  • Deathlink, Assault Adapter
  • Surge Accelerator, Exothermic Focus
  • Eternity of Destruction, Arsenal Extender
  • NA-1, Naonic Archive
  • Strengthsource, Tridenkorian Flagship Systems
  • Zero Spire, Coolant Injector
  • Mark of Defender, Hero's Exempt
  • Radiance and Blight, Aberrant Alliance
  • Flame Tower, Redirection Hub
Now it's possible to disable animations of these relics by rotating them:
  • Asymadrenlysk, Craeno's Final Creation
  • NA-1, Naonic Archive
  • Eternity of Destruction, Arsenal Extender
  • Everlasting Light, Ether Networks
  • Legionvault, Fractal Arsenal
  • Trism of Glory
  • Duality of Transience, Etherion's Catalyst
  • Upgrade Sockets, Amplifier Well
  • Strengthsource, Tridenkorian Flagship Systems
  • Surge Accelerator, Exothermic Focus
  • Crippled Vault, Broken Reality
Endgame changes:
  • Decayed fragments required to create deterioration relics: Reduced from 1000 to 100. There's no reason to keep more casual players from getting Arcane Arsenal achievement. Including myself =]
  • Level 30+ alloy container vendor stock: Increased from 3 alloy containers to 22. Made getting those transient containers less of a hassle.
  • At max spaceship level: Altered Instance and Absolute Deterioration multipliers now also affect the experience. That means millions of Ascension XP!
The plan is to release all that and more next Saturday.

After that, I'm thinking about doing the set rework. I think I'll finally nerf Lodeon's Ultimatum and rework Oesa's Radiance, Kithalia's Blight, and Etherion's Clash sets.

I also might add a new mission type - something to add some visual variety to the game.

So that's the news for now, until next time!

PS.: I almost forgot to mention - I will update the Steam library assets. Don't know when, so just hang in there.
 
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Zuurix

Member
Update! Relic rework and endgame changes + Belarusian translation added

Better endgame, better relics, Belarusian translation, and more!

Endgame changes:

Decayed fragments required to create deterioration relics: Reduced from 1000 to 100. There's no reason to keep more casual players from getting Arcane Arsenal achievement. Including myself =]

Level 30+ alloy container vendor stock: Increased from 3 alloy containers to 22. Made getting those transient containers less of a hassle.

At max spaceship level: Altered Instance and Absolute Deterioration multipliers now also affect the experience. That means millions of Ascension XP!

Altered part drop chance in altered instances: Increased by 20%.

Relic rework:

  • Dismantling relics now always gives reliquary diode.
  • Relic property amount: Increased from 7 to 9, one above fully upgraded etalons.
  • Relics can now have scaling properties. E.g.: +x maximum armor, +x ether on kill.
  • Graphically improved Upgrade Sockets, Amplifier Well.
  • Tempoquake, Cryostasis now reduces weapon damage by 50%, instead of 90%.
These relics now increase relic limit by 1 and no longer compete with stronger relics for relic slots:
  • Legionvault, Fractal Arsenal
  • Scepter and Needles
  • Suun's Loom, Atomic Library
  • Deathlink, Assault Adapter
  • Surge Accelerator, Exothermic Focus
  • Eternity of Destruction, Arsenal Extender
  • NA-1, Naonic Archive
  • Strengthsource, Tridenkorian Flagship Systems
  • Zero Spire, Coolant Injector
  • Mark of Defender, Hero's Exempt
  • Radiance and Blight, Aberrant Alliance
  • Flame Tower, Redirection Hub
Now it's possible to disable animations of these relics by rotating them:
  • Asymadrenlysk, Craeno's Final Creation
  • NA-1, Naonic Archive
  • Eternity of Destruction, Arsenal Extender
  • Everlasting Light, Ether Networks
  • Legionvault, Fractal Arsenal
  • Trism of Glory
  • Duality of Transience, Etherion's Catalyst
  • Upgrade Sockets, Amplifier Well
  • Strengthsource, Tridenkorian Flagship Systems
  • Surge Accelerator, Exothermic Focus
  • Crippled Vault, Broken Reality
Cor's Voidshape set effect changes:

Renamed to Cor's Voidmass.
Effect changed to: If your spaceship has no compressed parts installed: Triples core attributes.

Belarusian translation:

Added Belarusian translation by LEX.by - keep in mind that it's not perfect.

Have fun!
 

Zuurix

Member
Major update! Set rework and endgame shortcut

This update is an attempt to even out power levels of the sets. Lodeon's Ultimatum should no longer be the only set capable of reaching 10+ waves in Absolute Deterioration.

The new and improved set effects:

Etherion's Clash


If your spaceship's installed abilities are of the same color:
Weapon damage is multiplied by X
The multiplier is based on the number of weapons installed
Armor generated by armor generation is added to base maximum armor
Armor generation is doubled
Always active:
+10% armor generation per Etherion's Clash set component installed

Cor's Voidmass

If your spaceship has no compressed parts installed:
Triples core attributes
+10 levels to Unload, Detonate, and Attract Mines abilities per weapon installed
Maximum armor is multiplied by 1 + 0.01 per alloy used during the mission
Capped at 1000 alloy
Always active:
+5% to core attributes per Cor's Voidmass set component installed

Ultranid's Torment


Cooldowns of all abilities are set to 0.5 seconds
Activating an ability deals damage to your spaceship
Damage dealt is equal to 10% of maximum armor
+10% damaging wave damage per every damaging wave chance percent that is above the cap
Current damaging wave chance: X%
Current damaging wave damage: X%
Always active:
+10% damaging wave damage per Ultranid's Torment set component installed

Kithalia's Blight


Maximum ether and maximum armor is multiplied by blight multiplier
When ether reaches 100%:
Ether is set 0 and the blight multiplier increases by 0.1
The multiplier is capped at 10
While your spaceship has no relays and nodes installed:
Weapon damage is multiplied by X
The multiplier is based on the number of weapons installed
Always active:
+10% ether generation per Kithalia's Blight set component installed

Oesa's Radiance

Weapon damage is multiplied by 1 + 0.01 per 1000 ether
3 seconds invincibility after an enemy is destroyed
Always active:
+10% maximum ether per Oesa's Radiance set component installed

Azimar's Killframe


Weapon limit is equal to the part limit
Ether is removed
Damage reduction is halved and the reduction cap is set to 100%
Your spaceship takes damage when a minion is destroyed
Damage is equal to 10% of weapon damage
Nuke ability damage is multiplied by X
The multiplier is based on the number of installed parts that increase ability levels
Always active:
+10% weapon damage per Azimar's Killframe set component installed

Lodeon's Ultimatum

Base weapon damage is equal to 100% of the maximum armor
Effect strength is based on the number of parts installed
Every second the damage is dealt to your spaceship
Damage dealt is equal to 2% of maximum armor
Always active:
+10% maximum armor per Lodeon's Ultimatum set component installed

Endgame shortcut

The endgame is now more accessible than ever!
Start a new game and jump right into the endgame by skipping leveling and story.

Other changes

Better Unload attacks, Awakening of Inner Power, mission-saving items, automatic containers + quality of life changes!
  • Relays + Unload: Mines created by this combo now deals 10% less damage instead of 50%.
  • Updated store and library assets.
  • Pylons + Unload: Mines created by this combo now gain damage while immobile and start seeking enemies automatically after 5 seconds.
  • Nodes + Unload: Mines created by this combo now pierce enemies.
  • Awakening of Inner Power ability now also removes minion maximum armor.
  • Added armor text to the HUD armor bar.
  • The set description now shows the total number of set components installed. E.g.: "Etherion's Clash - 11/6 components".
  • Sacrificial alloy containers, Lantern of Chances, and Pearl of Deterioration now give 5 seconds of invincibility after saving the spaceship.
  • Relics that increase relic limit no longer require one empty relic slot to be installed.
  • Fragment fusion is now instant when fusing more than 4 relics.
  • Replaced Steam store page artwork.
  • The leaderboard button now opens the leaderboard in the Steam browser.
  • The leaderboard button now opens the Absolute Deterioration leaderboard.
  • Fixed: Automatic alloy containers are not counting towards Consumer achievement.
  • Fixed: Automatic alloy containers are not helping with Malasmar fight.
  • Fixed: Automatic alloy containers are slow.
  • Fixed: Alloy containers are inheriting tooltip lines from relics.
Have fun!
 
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