Transcendence 1.3 RC 1
Transcendence 1.3 Release Candidate 1 is ready for testing!
This is likely to be the last build before the final release of 1.3, so please test it out and report any show stoppers.
The main gameplay change in RC 1 is a new set of missions in Eridani. If you dock at the Sisters of Domina, you'll be introduced to Benedict, a mentor who will help train you for your journey.
My goal is to make Eridani more friendly to novices and to further develop the pilgrim's story line.
In addition, RC 1 has the following changes:
I added an extra parameter to the <Maneuver> block:
This parameter allows you to (optionally) specify the acceleration (in degrees per tick squared) with which a ship will stop rotating. If omitted, this is the same as rotationAccel.
I've set the player ships to have the following maneuverability (max rotation speed/rotation accel/rotation stop accel):
Notice that the Sapphire and Wolfen but stop rotating instantly, while the other ships use the same rotation acceleration for stopping and starting.
In practice I like the feel of the Wolfen more now that it can stop rotating instantly. Similarly, the Sapphire have a very low rotation acceleration, allowing you to precisely control the turn, but it stops rotating quickly, so it doesn't feel sluggish.
As always, let me know what you think!
New to the credits this release:
Thanks to all!
1.2 will not automatically upgrade to this release (since it is a beta version).
1.3 Beta 1 and Beta 2 will automatically upgrade to RC 1.