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September 28, 2018

The time has come to lift the veil from some other things (in addition to new equipment) we've been working on lately. So, how about... Daily Quests? Or exploring the Galaxy without a need to spend time and IGC to refuel? All of these and a new module to help you keep ships alive are here, in our weekly WIP article:

Daily quests


Daily quests are one of these obvious things to eventually appear in your day-to-day life in Starfall Online. You might call it a simple routine, but these things are here not just to add another "to do" into your plans and distract from galaxy exploration. On the contrary, it will add a variety to your battles, exploration process and make you think of other interesting ship fits ways to defeat enemies as daily quests are adjusted specifically for these goals.

Here are a few facts for you to know about daily quests in Starfall Online:

  • Every day you get a new daily quest
  • You can have 3 daily quests in total
  • These quests can be abandoned
  • For now, It rewards you with IGC and XP

Daily quests can require to use or deal damage with certain ships, weapons, specific damage types (e.g. photon), modules (mines or in general); activate certain modules, reach certain exploration goals or even, for example, repair hit point and regenerate shield. And even more - there will be a wide variety of activities you can complete while fighting against pirates or exploring confines of the known space.

Along with daily quests implementation we've done some slight changes to the quest panel we must mention here: to let you come up with fleet formation and equipment before you deploy into space, now quest panel is visible even in the main menu, on the right side of the Shipyard screen. Also, to not confuse you with different quest panel location, it is now displayed on the right of your screen when on the Galaxy map.

Swarm Repair Drone


Yet another module to install onto your support ships - Swamp Repair Drone is about to be added into the game. It's another, an advanced analog of simple Repair Drone which will help you maintain your ships and keep their hp bars full:

Swamp Repair Drone is a 2x3 activatable support module which can repair your ship armor and structure within 25 seconds. It has 3 charges (drones), which can be launched simultaneously or one by one - each of them has its own cooldown - 90 seconds - and can be directed to a separate target. Although each drone individually repairs a bit less hit points than a single Repair Drone does, all together they do a lot of repairs per second, saving your precious ship, or even 3 of them at a time, from seemingly inevitable death.

Say "Goodbye!" to the fuel system


That's probably one of that questions which caused long discussions and gave us a lot of "change or remove" requests from you, Commanders. And it's been in our long wait list of issues to resolve right until now: we had to come back due to a new movement system as it appeared that now fleets consume even more fuel.

No fuel. Really.

So, as it doesn't take any super-important functions (except for the artificial limitation of galaxy exploration duration), it was decided to remove fuel, for now, to not distract you from the real fun of Galaxy exploration in Starfall Online. It doesn't mean that we won't come back to this system someday later, in another form, but starting this moment you can discover new systems without worrying about things like fuel.

Hope it will make your journey in Starfall Online Galaxy even more enjoyable!

 

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