Today, CCP Rattati announced that Warlords Hotfix 1.1.2 had been deployed. This hotfix began to lay the foundation for other features to come.
First, boosters are now tradeable! Only certain boosters can be traded, however. The 7-Day Active and 30-Day Passive boosters are tradable. Why only these two? Only CCP knows. One can assume it is to see if there is any exploiting going on. The two boosters are the most expensive in their class, for lack of a better word. 7-Day Active boosters are 5,000 AUR, and the 30-Day Passive boosters are 14,000 AUR.
On the subject of trading, CCP Rattati also said that certain SKINs are tradable. If you have any of the following skins, good news for you. The Tash-Murkon, Kador, Ishukone, Kaalakiota, Roden, Duvolle, Brutor, and Thukker SKINs are tradable as of today. Since SKINs are “considered BPOs”, as Pokey Dravon put it, not all of them can be traded at this time. CCP Rattati did add “with the intent for more to follow” at the end of the trading section, in the hotfix release notes, so be on the lookout for that.
Another big change to come as a result of today’s hotfix is ISK payouts in Factional Warfare battles. Rattati said, “As explained here, we are changing the payouts for FW (to grant ISK refunds of losses) and PC (to reward winners for winning), hopefully this will incentivize players to queue up for both game modes and of course, try their utmost to win, more here.”
The first changes to Planetary Conquest have begun to roll out, ahead of the PC overhaul in Warlords 1.2. CCP Rattati, with help of the DUST 514 community, has decided to reduce the cost of Surface Infrastructure from 75 million ISK to 25 million ISK. Clone Packs have also seen a price reduction. Originally priced at 50 million ISK, they are now 10 million ISK.
After many tweets, support tickets, and complaint threads in General Discussion, the MCC Construction Facility map has been removed. Players were reporting, in masses, about getting the “fatal error” message pop up whenever they were on that map. This would disconnect players and force them to completely reset their Playstation 3 systems. Cross Atu, of OSG Planetary Operations, has reported having as many as five people disconnect from that map at one time. Kain Spero, of Negative-Feedback., has reported half of a full team sync, 8 people, being disconnected on the map. Spero has said that reinstalling the game completely seemed to have fixed the problem for him.
Other small fixes include giving the Assault HMG its proper damage profile, the Loyalty Rank bonus effects the Loyalty Rank like it should, and all Orbital Strikes have seen a 20% price reduction.
The current price for all Orbital Strikes is as follows:
- Small Flux Strikes – 240 WP (Originally 300 WP)
- Large Flux Strike – 2,400 WP (Originally 3,000 WP)
- Standard Warbarge Strike – 3,200 WP (Originally 4,000 WP)
- Large Laser Orbital Strike – 4,000 WP (Originally 5,000 WP)
CCP Shanghai will continue to monitor these changes, and watch for exploits as time passes. Remember, if you see any bugs, take a picture and report it to CCP! Help the team out!