Content update and new System Quest

Posted by Stardust On February 28, 2015

Greetings, we’re releasing a content update, addressing some balance issues and updating our System Quest status.

Here’s a list of what’s new:

  • New gates needs to be aligned to 3 newfound Hostile Systems: Alteris, Walan and Davon. As usual, System Connecting’s traders are willing to buy Radio Beacons from players. You can find:
    • Albert Querel
    • Laureen Polerin
    • Zoe Markal

    … on Capital Stations. Also, you can find them easily from the market search, looking for Gate Construction Parts.
    After their orders are completely fulfilled, new gates will open within 24-48h.

  • System Gate Radio Beacons can be crafted. You can learn blueprints from
    • Katia Doronkova on Lugren II Base Station
    • Aria Melbassi on Xolten Base Station
    • Rafael Massi on Sabrac Base Station
  • System Gate Radio Beacons can also be found on some Deep Space Pirate ships in many systems.
  • This time, due to the high alien interferences, System Connecting’s traders also need alien Power Cells. These power cells can be looted from some alien battleships.
  • Three VERY DANGEROUS Invading Vessels were spotted in Grossil, Sinol and Muvor, within the Alien Invading Fleets. L.A.W. strongly recommends to *stay away* from them. They already destroyed many Battleships fleet with apparent ease. It seems they use some new type of hybrid technology that could be useable from standard ships, and also carry a good number of Power Cells.
  • Base Station Modules Maintenance costs were completely revised. They are now:
    • Planetary Mining Module: 180’000 credits / hour
    • Manufacture Modules: 5’000 credits / hour
    • Internal / External Defense Modules: 50’000 credits / hour (these are still not used)
    • Cargo Modules does not require maintenance.

    Also, Planetary Mining Module efficiency is now reduced to 90’000 tons / hour.

This is a much needed balancing action, as at the moment Planetary Base Stations are WAY too much profitable. They should still be profitable, but our aim is to make them a way for Holdings to control systems and to drive PVP, not just to make Holdings easily rich (even if they will help).

Have fun!

Client Update: 1.0.18

Posted by Stardust On February 12, 2015

Gates of HorizonWe’re happy to announce a new client and server release.

Here’s the list of changes and bug fixes:

  • a Mining Scanner Active Component was added. Informations are available from the “i” in Command Hexagon from Asteroids and Planets Reference Boxes, after activating the Component and within visibility range (1000 Km). High Mining/Advanced Mining Skill reduces the error.
  • there is a new limit while building Base Station, where it needs to be at least at 10MKm from any other Majestic Entity
  • Asteroids remaining volume is now shown as an HP bar on markers in Navigation Window
  • FPS are now capped to 90
  • added a message when mining Interactive Components are interrupted because of a full cargo
  • added a K or M to avoid quantity overflow on some icons
  • fixed a bug where chat frozen when docking with System Map open
  • fixed a bug where old Deep Scan Reference Boxes incorrectly shown on screen after a warp jump
  • fixed a bug with recharge, repair and transfer visual effect incorrectly disappeared from a certain angle
  • fixed a bug where selected manufacturing queue was de-highlighted after being selected
  • fixed a bug where an error was incorrectly shown trying to download an inexistent resource
  • fixed a bug where a warping ship could get stuck in a warp loop
  • fixed a bug with unavailable cargo during trading or manufacturing operations

Thank you for all your support.

Sail safe!

Gates of Horizon for Android: now available

Posted by Stardust On February 3, 2015

Android devices

Hello space explorers,

we’re happy to announce that Gates of Horizon’s Android version is now available on Google Play, for every player already owning a game account.

Please note: in order to play you will need a desktop version of Gates of Horizon and a valid login.

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Content Update: new systems opened

Posted by Stardust On January 29, 2015

Hello space explorers, we’re releasing a content update, addressing some balance issues and updating our System Quest status.

Here’s a list of what’s new:

  • The 3 new gates have been successfully aligned, and Zerib, Werten and Lugren are now reachable. Please take care while sailing, as Pirate and Alien presence has been detected.
  • System Connecting Corp. recently built new Gateways to 3 newfound Systems: Furik, Igani and Obim. As usual, these Gateways require to be aligned, and their traders are willing to buy Radio Beacons from players. You can find
    • Albert Querel
    • Laureen Polerin
    • Zoe Markal

    … on Capital Stations. Also, you can find them easily from the market search, looking for the new Gadget (Gate Construction Parts).
    After their order will be completely fulfilled, new gates will open within 24-48h.

  • System Gate Radio Beacons can be crafted. You can learn blueprints from
    • Katia Doronkova on Wristral Base Station
    • Aria Melbassi on Husil Base Station
    • Rafael Massi on Surimal Base Station
  • System Gate Radio Beacons can also be found on some Deep Space Pirate ships that we recently added in many systems.
  • Galumbris Mining Equipment and Ortega Support Equipment have discovered a cooling problem in their laser. As a security measure, cooldown of Medium and Large Mining Lasers have been increased.
  • “Renewable resources – is extreme mining leading to a global crisis?”, a paper submitted to Scientific Universe by Federation Analysts, showed that rarest resources are becoming more uncommon in bigger asteroids.
  • Due to the increasing crime rate in Hostile Systems, several Corporations have moved their Traders in the new Neutral Systems.

Have fun!

An eye on the future – 2

Posted by Storm On January 28, 2015

Gods-eye

Here we are, with our second episode of “our future plans for GoH”. (You may want to read the first one, if you missed it).

In the last months, we collected a very large number of great feedbacks from our players. (Did we already say that we love them? :) )

We obviously have our own vision of how the game should evolve, nonetheless this helped us to better understand which areas needed to be developed, reworked, or polished, using both our own ideas and some great ideas that came from players and that we really loved.

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Content Update: new system wide quest

Posted by Stardust On January 20, 2015

Hello space explorers,

since a few hours ago we added new game contents, and we’re happy to announce that a quest has just started.

Here’s a list of what’s new:

  • We started a system wide quest to align the new Gateways to reach the 3 new Neutral Systems. To complete the alignment, System Connecting Corp. agents are looking for System Gate Radio Beacons, and they are willing to buy them from players. You can find
    • Albert Querel
    • Laureen Polerin
    • Zoe Markal

    … on Capital Stations. Also, you can find them easily from the market search, looking for the new Gadget (Gate Construction Parts).
    After their order will be completely fulfilled, new gates will open within 24-48h.

  • System Gate Radio Beacons can be crafted. You can learn blueprints from
    • Katia Doronkova on Wristral Base Station
    • Aria Melbassi on Husil Base Station
    • Rafael Massi on Surimal Base Station
  • System Gate Radio Beacons can also be found on some Deep Space Pirate ships that we added in many systems. They are NOT near any waypoint. To find them, it’s useful to know that…
  • We increased Deep Scan Enhancer range from 5MKm to 50MKm. Remember that double clicking/tapping on any “empty” point in System Map will warp you there.
  • We added enemies in L.A.W. and Aliens waypoints, in Smuggler quadrant.

Have fun!