June 17, 2017 | Etaew | Viewed 5,718 times |
Major changes have arrived to the Public Test Server (PTS) introducing a big change to the way event rewards are made. Earn new Purified Gulanite currency from game activities and use to purchase special boxes from the new Ex Inanis Runner vendors.
The Gulanee are a rarely seen Votan species whose bodies are composed of an array of energy producing gasses and a viscous core. Although most believe they are simply a big ball of luminescent light, this is far from the truth. The energies in the bodies are of various densities and compositions. These energies do not mix, instead entwining and swirling about in a chaotic dance, like blood rushing through veins. Some forms of energy are light rays that would simply disperse if not for the will and complex containment suits of the Gulanee. A Gulanee outside of his containment suit cannot survive for more than a few hours before his will collapses and he loses vital forms of energy, dying. Formed of energy, they also consume energy, something that poses a threat to any frontier town struggling to produce fuel for the community. Other threats they present are radioactive leaks and communication interference. This makes them unwelcome in most outland settlements.
Gulanee are strange beings, misunderstood by all, even the Votans. They were the only species to live on their own planet, a gas giant called Gula. They were only discovered during the Votanis Collective’s intergalactic quest for a suitable energy source for the exodus to Earth. After eventually deciphering the inaudible language of the Gulanee, the Votanis Collective made a pact with them to siphon energies from the planet Gula for their arks in exchange a portion of the Gulanee species would accompany the arks as emissaries. Most of their populace stayed behind, confident they would endure the destruction of the sun Sulos. With such a small contingent included aboard the arks, it is rare thing to encounter the Gulanee in the New Frontier.
The Gulanee have spread throughout the globe. They appear to be in a constant journey with no destination. It is rare see a Gulanee. It is even rare to see one as part of a static community. They walk alone throughout the world in containment suits that have now been heavily modified since being on Earth.
At least one Gulanee on Earth was a known criminal being held in a cryo-pod. This was the infamous crimelord Dy’Dekuso who escaped from his prison in an arkfall and now leads a horde of outlaws called the Raiders.
A faction of the Gulanee, calling themselves Ex Inanis, are looking for a new resource: Purified Gulanite. These Gulanee have found a way to live off of the energy provided by this Purified Gulanite, and as such have found a way into the towns of Paradise without absorbing all the power around them into their energy based bodies. They enlist members of their faction, called runners, to trade for this valuable resource from Arkhunters who obtain it in Paradise, so that they can continue to thrive. What is their mysterious intent?
A new currency has been added to the game: Purified Gulanite. You can find this currency listed in the stats screen in your menu. This currency will be dropping from the following types of content in game:
Due to this, the following changes will be in place:
Collect Purified Gulanite and Scrip and trade it in to these Ex Inanis Runners in town for boxes that contain your favorite synergies and mods!
Each runner sells several different kinds of boxes:
Every weapon purchased from an Ex Inanis Runner, will have the Ex Inanis Manufacturer bonus: 2% ammo regen every 10s!
These new weapons are replacing the old jackpot structure. Weapons purchased from the Defiance store or the Ex Inanis Runners, have a chance to roll a perfected version, which will contain one of 3 different manufacturer bonuses:
These new perfected weapons will roll with random bonus stats, and will always be legendary. In addition, we have now included MORE weapon types to your favorite synergies! Every synergy will have never before seen weapons. In addition, all Perfected weapons will roll with a random nano, and explosive weapons can now contain the Syphon nano!
Perfected weapons have a much higher chance of dropping compared to previous jackpots, both on the Ex Inanis Runner and in the Defiance store.
All of the boxes that are sold on the Ex Inanis Runner will have premium versions available on the store. Premium versions will:
Store boxes will not be available on PTS
Karma will no longer add for events in game. Instead, karma will now be added when you purchase a box containing a weapon from the Ex Inanis Runner (mod boxes will NOT contain karma). Each point of karma will show up as being added in your chat window, and will contribute to the chance of getting a perfected weapon.
Karma earned through the Defiance store will be a separate karma as always, and will also contribute to the change of getting a perfected weapon.
Karma is still a patron only system, and is only active when you have a patron pass active.
A new mysterious NPC, who seems to possibly lead the Ex Inanis, is showing up in emergencies in Paradise. Can you find him? After completing an emergency, Py’Numbra has a rare chance to spawn, and will remain for only 1 minute after the emergency has ended. During this time, any player will be able to purchase the following from him for Purified Gulanite:
Seek out this mysterious Runner to get the best loot in the game!
As always, thanks for testing, and keep in mind that these notes are not final and subject to change.
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Lovebitesalot 83 (PC-NA)
I'm glad emergencies will take part into this, i was starting to think that they were just annoying roadblocks.
2 years ago