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July 13, 2018

Commanders,

As we are in the middle of Summer, Snowforged Team is about to go on the traditional vacations to replenish our forces and continue game development with an increased enthusiasm. We won't be away for too long - just a couple weeks - and will definitely have something great for you when we come back;)

And here is a portion of weekly news updates for you - this time we are talking about tasks, new locations and an important function:

Autopilot


A function you've dreamed about and asked as about many times before is finally here: Autopilot gets available in Starfall Tactics.

This simple function allows you to build a path from one system to another. Now you can mark a destination point on the Galaxy map and either manually get there, or choose the autopilot to let your fleet automatically move from one system to another until it gets to the point. However, you must take into account that it won't protect you from pirates and other enemies, who can attack you on your way to the system. So don't go too far away while using autopilot - the space is dangerous!

Secret Locations


What if... a planet is not that big to hide things and someone makes a stash somewhere deep in space with something really valuable? In an asteroid field, in the middle of mine field or in the nebula, or just anywhere in the open space - there is always a chance to find a hidden location with some stuff.

While traveling across the galaxy, you can notice some strange signals coming somewhere out of space, step by step, following to their source, you can find several highlighted regions which can be scanned. Scanning takes only a few seconds and lets you find out of there is anything in this location or not. In case your scanner shows something interesting, you can enter a location and find a cargo box with some loot or even an item which starts a special task. However, there is no guarantee that someone won't come to protect his property or try to steal it before you. Be careful while emptying stashes;)

New task types


We always try to implement new goals for tasks and new mechanics which can help us improve the whole quest system and help us create a solid foundation for some future possible questlines. So, here are four new task types to appear in Starfall Tactics:

 

  • Tasks which can ask you to explore a certain system and share received navigation data with there science center. There is nothing more simple then getting a bonus reward for exploring another system, especially if you are heading in the same direction, right?
  • Destroy a specific pirate fleet on his way from one system from another: Tracking down a specific pirate fleet which constantly moves between certain system can be a bit harder, but this task can definitely pay off. At least, a colony which gave it to you will be happy to get rid of the potential threat.
  • Eliminate a particular boss in a Pirate Base - get another special reward for destroying Killdosers, Man'O'Wraths, Injectors and other powerful pirate Bosses.
  • Destroy a pirate Outpost - these new solo-encounters has just appeared in Starfall Tactics and definitely deserve some attention from you in case you are a solo player looking for some equipment and XP.

See you in a couple weeks, stay tuned!

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