“The Uprising is over, powerful mercenary captains dominate whole planets as Warlords, taking to orbit in makeshift or stolen Warbarges, waging perpetual war in Molden Heath. You are one of these Warlords, or aspire to become one.”
Warlords Patch 1.2 will be deployed during downtime on July 7th and will touch on many different aspects of gameplay, player experience, and balance.
Planetary Conquest 2.0
The new Progression System is also being rolled out to provide an improved and easier to understand progression system for both new and veteran players alike. This will provide an optional overlay to assist players in leveling their characters and hopefully make more accessible to a larger range of players. For more details read our Progression System article.
Dropsuit Slot Progression
Dropsuits will be undergoing a form of partial Tiericide and all tiers of dropsuits will not have the same number of high, low, and equipment slots as their equivalent Prototype tier within that role and faction. Available PG and CPU will still be the limiting factor between tiers and the current CPU and PG values will remain largely unchanged from their current values.
Additionally there are some changes to slot layout of the Commando and Logistics suits.
*Prototype Caldari Logistics resources have been increased to 390 CPU and 78 PG
APEX Dropsuits will now be tradable. Additionally they have had their resources modified slightly to put them between Standard and Advanced in terms of power level.
New Types of Squads
Squads have been redefined and split into 3 different types and now have additional restrictions on what game modes they can be used in.
Fireteam – 4 Players
Squad – 8 Players*
Platoon – 16 Players**
*Squads cannot be deployed into Public Contracts
**Platoons cannot be deployed into Public Contracts or Faction Warfare Contracts
SKIN Conversion Initiative
As previously discussed, existing BPOs will slowly be converted into a SKIN module and an equivalent skinless BPO. This will allow players to use the colors from their existing BPOs on other dropsuits within that role and race. For example if a player owns a ‘Quafe’ Amarr Assault BPO, it will be converted into a ‘Quafe’ Amarr Medium SKIN and a Standard Amarr Assault BPO suit. Keep in mind that this is just the first wave of this conversion, and there are plans for additional curves in the future. The SKIN conversions included in Patch 1.2 are as follows:
All ‘Quafe’ Assault Suits
All ‘Quafe’ Commando Suits
All ‘Quafe’ Logistics Suits
All ‘Quafe’ Scout Suits
All ‘Quafe’ Sentinel Suits
Amarr ‘Tash Murkon’ Logistics Suit
Amarr ‘Tash Murkon’ Sentinel Suit
Gallente ‘Roden’ Commando Suit
Gallente ‘Roden’ Scout Suit
Minmatar ‘Brutor’ Commando Suit
Minmatar ‘Brutor’ Logistics Suit
Caldari ‘Kaalakiota’ Assault Suit
Caldari ‘Kaalakiota’ Scout Suit
A new SKIN Viewer has been added that will allow players to preview SKINs before purchasing them.
- ‘Show Info’ will now display all items on a pre-fit loadout and include if you have the skills needed to run each item.
- Maximum Warbarge level is now 8