Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ST RPG: Officers Guide From Player Forum


Here is the mostly complete list of Star Traders RPG Officers.

Thanks to a post from TP that focused on rumors for me putting this together.

The Political Officer
Rumors:
* We heard about a talented Political Officer stranded on (name of planet).
* The Exchange is closed rumor
Found
* In the palace
Bonuses:
* Notification of trade bans
* Improved negotiation skills
Cargo to improve bonus
+ Spice

The Mechanic
Rumors:
* We heard about a talented mechanic stranded on (name of planet).
Found
* In the palace
Bonuses:
* Repairs in-flight
Cargo to improve bonus
+ Metal, Crystal

The Alien Hunter, aka Veteran Officer
Rumors:
* Alien attacks on a planet rumor
Found
* Wilderness area of a planet
Bonuses:
* significantly improved salvage values for alien ships
* bonus to fighting aliens
* possibly attracts aliens
Cargo to improve bonus
+ Artifacts

The Scout, aka the Smuggler Officer
Rumors:
* a group of very skilled scouts are operating on (name of wild zone)
Found
* Wilderness area of a planet
Bonuses:
* Bonus to Explore/Harvest activities
Cargo to improve bonus
+ Records

The Pilot
Rumors:
* Booming Spice, overflowing the Exchange and Hall rumor
Found
* In the palace
Bonuses:
* Improved Pilot/Stealth benefits
Cargo to improve bonus
+ Spice

The Military Officer
Rumors:
* The Mercenaries are congregating rumor
* Possibly found with military surplus rumors (I can't remember)
Found
* In the Military base
Bonuses:
* Bonuses with all ship to ship combat, especially boarding
Cargo to improve bonus
+ Weapons

The Spy
Rumors:
* A Major Accident shutting down the Star Dock Rumor
Found
* In the palace
Bonuses:
* advises when no Good Rumors left (only Flavor Texts)
* makes "Buy Rumor" is always free
Cargo to improve bonus
+ Spice

The First Mate
Rumors:
* Major starport expansion rumor
Found
* In the palace
Bonuses:
* Bonuses to crew morale
* Has a turd for a lip
Cargo to improve bonus
+ Vudka

Specifics about the bonuses here:
http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/inde....read=709&page=2

notation is rate/sev/effect, stacking

Artifacts - Increase Chances of Solar Accidents +1% / +1% / +2%

Electronics - Increases Chances of Encounters +1% / +2% / +0%
Electronics - Increases Surveillance Rate +0% / +1% / +1%
Electronics - Increases Chance of Military Officers +1% / +0% / +0%

Weapons - Increases Blockade Rate +0% / +1% / +1%
Weapons - Increases Warrior Skill At Full Boarded +1 Absolute Points
Weapons - Increases Chances of Encounters +1% / +2% / +0%

Records - Increases Explorer Skill At Optimal Dang/Rich (80%) for +1 Absolute Points
Records - Increases Scout Officer Explorer Bonus at All Ratios for +0.5 Absolute Points

Spice - 10% Hold Spice Provides Political Officer +1 Negotiation Per Unit
Spice - 10% Hold Spice provides Pilot Officer x%* Pilot Per Unit

Metals - 10% Hold Metals Provides Mechanical Officer +1 Repair Per Unit
Crystals - 10% Hold Crystals Provides Mechanical Officer +0.5 Repair Per Unit

Luxury Rations - Slows Rate of Morale Decline By 2% Per Unit During Water-Fuel Use (3% with First Mate)
Vudka - 10% Hold Metals Provides First Mate +1 Crew Boss Per Unit

*Dunno exactly how much the spice benefits pilot.

Star Traders RPG v0.4.39 Released


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v4.3.9 - 2/29/2012

  • Elite: New Starting Ship ()
  • Fix Starport Bugs
  • Fix Memory Error
  • Improves Small Screen Performance



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Cyber Knights RPG v0.6.41 Released to Android


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v0.6.41 - 2/29/2012

  • New Combat Escape screen
  • Fixes Load Game FC for LDPI
  • Fixes Escape FC
  • Improved Dialogs, Text, Fixed Typos


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Cyber Knights - The Expert Speaks

One of our forum members, @gravling, is  an absolute master of keeping her Heat low in the NBZ.  Heat management is a big part of being successful on the dangerous streets of the old city, and here is some concise and awesome advice straight from the Expert herself!

1. You cannot reduce heat by sleeping at the same hotel you slept at last night, or the night before, or the night before that. You need to move around.

2. Stealth exit instead of normal exit your battles.

3. Buy a taser or stunna, and just knock your targets unconscious instead of killing them. The neighbourhoods take it a lot better.

4. If the heat gets bad -- particularly after 'the spy attack burns you' head for a hotel. If you keep walking around you will keep attracting enemies, and the more you fight them the more your heat grows. Its Death Spiral time.

5. If you have a good rep in a neighbourhood you won't notice the heat -- or notice it as much -- there. Thus you need to build up your rep with some faction or 3. The secret to getting a good rep is to do more good for them between sleeps than burns off every night.
The more good you do for them, the longer it will take for it to burn off. If they only slightly like you, they will be quick to forget you. If they like you a lot, then each bar of liking will endure longer -- the relationship is not linear. But it is very hard to do enough jobs to get liked that way when you have only a 1 job computer. Upgrade to a 2 job one as soon as you can.

Try to find work that gives you 2, and then later 3 jobs in the same neighbourhood. If you spend all your time travelling from job to job you will never build up the necessary rep.

6. Don't be afraid of cancelling jobs. I.e., go to the Yakuza Gambling Den with a 2 job computer. Take a job. It will either be to Los V (in Roxbury Crossing) or somewhere in Fennian land. Then take another. If they don't match, cancel one and keep drawing another job until you get a pair. You will gain rep by not travelling all over that offsets what you lose if you pick a Connector who has limited choices in where he sends people.

7. Walk instead of using taxis unless it takes you more than 2 hours to walk there. All taxi rides take the same amount of time -- and the thopters and the water taxis take no time. If you are spending all your time in taxis you will never improve your rep enough for it to matter.


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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cyber Knights RPG v0.6.39 Released


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v0.6.39 - 2/27/2012

  • Fixes XP Bugs
  • Fixes Escape Combat Bug
  • Fixes Encounter Crash
  • Improves Map Performance
  • Fixes Attack Range for Runner


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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cyber Knights RPG v0.6.37 Released for Android


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v0.6.37 - 2/24/2012

  • New Combat Victory screen
  • Martial Art Runners now starts with weapon
  • Moved Doctor button up in shop
  • Fixed DV affect on gaining XP
  • Fixed some Encounters
  • Improved Dialogs, Text, Fixed Typos


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

RPGs - Defensive Actions

They are often not glorified, but in many more realistic game systems, defensive actions exist for a reason.  If damage is deadly, or getting hurt leaves you wounded and less capable than you were before, defending yourself (even sometimes at the expense of your own offensive actions) is the best strategic decision.

Some games provide space for characters who build their combat strategy on defensive actions, to the chagrin of storytellers world-over.

So, what do you think?  Do they have a place in mobile RPGs?  Cyber Knights gives you a Dodge and Cover action whenever you are targeted by an enemy, and I personally use them often (especially on Brutal, where Perma-death lurks).  Fun, indifferent, annoyed?  What about bad guys who use them against you?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Star Traders RPG v4.3.5 Released


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v4.3.5 - 2/20/2012

  • Elite: New Starting Ship (Aeternam Vale)
  • 2 New Merchant Ships, 2 New Cruiser Ships
  • Ship Art Fixes
  • Improved Memory Manager Performance
  • Fixes Xolar Cruiser
  • Improves Starting Ship Armor Values


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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Templar Assault RPG v0.3.7


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v0.3.7 - 2/19/2012

  • Fixes Several Artwork Bugs
  • Improves Flame Features
  • Adds Better Armor Values
  • Shielding vs. Flame
  • Plating vs. Xeno Attacks
  • Fixes Several Crashes
  • Improves Help File Content


Cyber Knights RPG v0.6.35 Released


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v0.6.35 - 2/18/2012

  • Credit bonuses on jobs per profession
  • Fixed DV in Team display
  • Fixed info on runner when hiring
  • New martial artist Runner available (Mars, BraveStar)
  • Improved Dialogs, Text, Fixed Typos

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cyber Knights RPG for Android v0.6.33 Released


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v0.6.33 - 2/14/2012

  • Better Team display
  • More info on runner when hiring
  • Fixing Data Courier crashes
  • Display heat reduction when staying at a Hotel
  • New martial artist Runner available (Mars, BraveStar)
  • Improved Dialogs, Text, Fixed Typos

Star Traders RPG v4.3.3 Released


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v4.3.3 - 2/14/2012

  • New Ship Artwork: Lifter Hull
  • 5 New Elite Only Ships
  • New: Vega Skylift
  • New: Pirate Skylift
  • New: Xlar Lifter
  • Two Mysterious New Ships
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Star Traders RPG v4.3.1 on Android Market


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v4.3.1 - 2/12/2012

  • Fixed Templar Lifter Bug
  • Fixed Alien Ship AI Bug
  • Reduced Ram Damage for Small (< 10) Hull Ships
  • Fixed Double Launch Bugs
  • Fixed Reported Crashes

Cyber Knights v0.6.31 Released


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v0.6.31 - 2/12/2012

  • New martial artist Runner available (Mars, BraveStar)
  • 7 New Backroom Contacts: Mars Inc
  • 7 New Backroom Contacts: AzTeK Global
  • 7 New Backroom Contacts: Yakashima
  • More Data Courier jobs
  • Improved Dialogs, Text, Fixed Typos

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Accolades for Cyber Knights - Best 5 Android RPGs

Thanks to all our community members who share Cyber Knights with others, talk about it on their social networks, and tell their friends. And thanks to our dedicated team of contributors who are helping make CK such an Epic RPG!

We have landed in a Best 5 Android RPG list, amongst some other major titles that definitely have more than 3 Brothers and a community of Champions behind them!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Star Traders RPG Updated to v4.2.9



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v4.2.9 - 2/7/2012
- 2 New Ship Designs
- 1 New Alien Ship
- 1 New Hive Ship
- Fixes Reported Crashes
- Fixes: Dominion Cruiser
- Fixes: Vinge Interceptor
- Fixes Some Typos

Templar Assault Major Map Artwork Upgrade (v0.3.5)


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v0.3.5 - 2/7/2012

  • All New Map Artwork!
  • Fixes Several Map Bugs
  • Cleans Up Text / Artwork
  • Fixes Reported Crashes


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Cyber Knights Updated to v0.6.29



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v0.6.29 - 2/7/2012

  • Gear stacked in EQ
  • Movement highlights destination
  • Confidential Mars Memo leaked!
  • New character lists class gear
  • Safehouses list neighborhood
  • New data files
  • Improved Dialogs, Text, Fixed Typos

v0.6.27 - 1/31/2012

  • Fixes Crashes

v0.6.25 - 1/30/2012

  • 7 New Backroom Contacts: Knight Horizon
  • 7 New Backroom Contacts: Yakuza
  • 7 New Backroom Contacts: BraveStar
  • New Job: Dataware Courier

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