While the Evocati Testers are putting Alpha 2.4 through its first paces, the patch notes have appeared on the web.http://starmon.shin0by.com/structure/html/pathnotes/pts/15320.html
"Alpha Patch 2.4.0 has been released to the PTU,
and is now available for players to test! This patch provides access to
our new Shopping experience, full Hangar interactivity from within the
game client via new options and the Port Modification App. Many changes
to Crusader and Port Olisar including the implementation of new
missions, Alpha Currency and Defender reputation. Tying all these new
features together and making them truly possible is our first iteration
of server-side Persistence – our first persistent server databases! With
this we can begin storing information about in-game characters, items,
currency and reputation so they can be recalled between game play
sessions. We also have our first pass on control unification between
flight and fps controls which promises a greater experience then ever to
players, new flyable Starfarer and Starfarer Gemini, the hangar-ready
Reliant and numerous fixes across the game."
the biggest features we’ve implemented in Alpha 2.4.0 is our first
iteration of true server-side Persistence. Persistent databases are what
allow us to store information on items, ships, questions, locations,
and actions that a player has taken, such that they can return to
exactly where they left off session-to-session. This is a huge step
forward into the “Persistent” part of making the “Persistent Universe”
the vast universe we all look forward to.
- During this first iteration, the following items will now “Persist” on the database and be saved from session to session.
- Item Purchases
- Hangar Configurations
- Ship Loadouts
- Character Loadouts
- Crusader Reputation (Criminal and Defender)
- Ship Ammo and Missiles (Crusader only)"
- The MISC Reliant (Base) has been added as a Hangar-Ready ship.
- The Starfarer (Base) and the Starfarer Gemini are now flight-ready, and available for pilots to summon in Crusader."
Looking forward to test this myself.
"Characters who exit Port Olisar in civilian clothing rather then a spacesuit will die. !" ;-)