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Watch This Planet Arkadia Update 2012.1 (31st Jan 2012)

Discussion in 'Planet Arkadia Release Notes & Updates' started by Cyrus, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Cyrus

    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    The Arkadia Colonial Administration (ACA) has been acting for some time on the need for clear guidance to be given to new colonists on Planet Arkadia.

    After creating the Arkadia Adviser program, Celeste Quarry and the surrounding area was landscaped as a place for new
    arrivals to learn in a safe environment.

    The ACA has now cooperated with a number of organisations to extend the new colonist experience much further.

    Existing colonists are invited to visit the exquisite new location northwest of Resolute Firebase where new
    arrivals will begin in future, at the coordinates 30180, 18040. Speaking to the Barman in the Arrival Lounge there will begin the ACA missions.

    The journey that follows will reveal an array of new items including the first Arkadian vehicle, and involves groups such as the Imperial Federal Navy (IFN), the Archaeological Society, Herman Industries, Lorika Tek and IFN Medical.
    Important Note on the Underground Area

    The underground area is not yet available, we strongly recommend not downloading it as there is no advantage doing so prior to its release - you will still need to download the final content when it is released at a later date.



    New Content

    • Arkadia Colonial Administration (ACA) mission series for new colonists. Talk to the Barman at 30180, 18040 to begin the mission chain.
    • Exploration Hoverpod (L) - Beginner level Hoverpod, a single person vehicle capable of travelling on both land and water.
    • New Trainer versions of various items are introduced in the ACA missions.
    • New buildings and landscaping at various locations across the southeast of the continent of Sentosa, including a well-appointed path from Resolute Firebase to Celeste Harbour.


    8 Coins Changes

    The 8 Coins area has undergone a major overhaul with numerous terrain and layout changes. Key Changes are:

    • 8 Coins Headquarters has been moved to a new central location and the old HQ demolished. The demolition also destroyed much of the canyon the old HQ was contained within.
    • The 8 Coins Town in the NE has been demolished and replaced with a mining operation.
    • Teladon have migrated eastwards and the Teladon Camp has relocated with them.
    • A Scoria Camp has been setup to monitor Scoria activities around the entry to their cave system.
    • Defiant Firebase Academy has been demolished and its Teleporter repurposed for use in the new Scoria Camp. If you had the Academy TP, you will now have the Scoria TP.
    • Defiant Firebase has been rebuilt in the east of the area to protect the central plains.
    • A number of Carabok escaped when the Academy was destroyed and those are now present in the fields near Defiant Firebase along with a group of Oro.
    • Windy Islands has been renamed to Windy Isles.

    Resource locations have not changed.

    If you log in after the update and find yourself in an unexpected position please use the “Teleport to nearest revival” command (default: T) to move to the nearest revival and teleporter.


    Issues Fixed

    • Various floating objects grounded.
    • Ramp issues with some bridges fixed.
    • Fixed spacing issue in GYRO FAP-2 Text Description.


    General Changes

    • MAKO Trainer (L) can no longer be traded.
    • More Ore Resources will now spawn in the center of the continent.
    • The Academy mission chain will no longer start by arriving at an Academy, you can still start it via the Information Desk.
    • Resolute Firebase Academy and its teleporter has been removed.
    • The Bokol and Halix groups south of Resolute Firebase appear to have been a little put off by all the modifications to their habitat, and have moved somewhat west.
    • Suffering from the same issue, the Ostelok in the area appear to have moved eastward.
    • Never to miss a good opportunity to nibble the ankles of new colonists, Carabok seem to have sensed the new opening in habitat, moving into the area vacated by the Bokol.


    Known Issues

    • The 8 Coins area map looks different to the rest of the planet and the maps of the areas around Resolute Firebase and Celeste Harbour have not been updated.
    • There is a texture issue with the Hoverpod that did not appear during testing.
    • Stage 5 of various IFN Challenge missions are currently unavailable.
    • Estate Terminals show the wrong colour when set to private.
    • Weapon sounds can vary from shot to shot on some weapons.
    • Limited Blueprint Book cannot be coloured or textured.
    • Some types of eyewear can appear outside or on top of the Armour Helmet.
    • Skin from some face/head shapes can be seen when wearing Armour Helmet.
    • Televators in buildings may link to the building next door in rare cases.
    • Feran are afraid of getting too close to the ground.
     
  2. Yquem

    Yquem Active Member Pro Users

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    Level 5 missions ?
     
  3. Dwiss

    Dwiss Member

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    I am out of words nearly. Those views are stunningly beautiful!!! My regards to the devs for a great job done!
     
  4. isclay

    isclay Active Member

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    XeroX Active Member Pro Users

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    wow this looks awesome! :) Just landed on Arkadia to check this out. ^^
     
  6. Few Scars

    Few Scars Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Arkadia Adviser

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    This is a great beginners mission. Look forward to exploring more :)
     
  7. AttacKat

    AttacKat Active Member

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    Where is the halfpipe tracks so we can start having Arkadian Pod X-Games?

    Love the pod ... :D:cool:

    jc
     
  8. nutrageti

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    great update :) keep the vehicles coming too :D
     
  9. RexDameon

    RexDameon Active Member Pro Users

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    the loopdy loop race track on NI is something that does seem kinda fun. I wish we could make like an almost natural occuring one for doing races and stunts and stuff.
     
  10. KMax

    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Oh man the images look awesome I can't wait to see the new content tonight after I am done with work.
     
  11. capt.dex

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    yeah just arrived there again - nice update!
     
  12. RedDragon

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    Can't find the second person!

    damn!:mad:
    In the mission taked from barman, to find 5 persons, I can't find the second one (25476 / 27431 is the indicated 2-d point) I search around and is no orange point of some person.
    Anyone can help?:surrender:
     
  13. David | Arkadia

    David | Arkadia Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    Hey Red Dragon, sorry I didn't understand your question when you asked in game. You just run down the path until you reach the watchtower where you'll find the second NPC.
     
  14. MIND

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    i effin hate my internet when theese awesome updates come :D
     
  15. MIND

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    oh btw what speed?

    (by that i hope it will come a featue that you can modd your pod so it can have more fire power, more speed, or more armor etc.)
     
  16. Carny

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    +rep if I had any to give for David responding to in-game mission help questions directly. Amazing. Can't wait to get home and explore the new content and join in some hoverpad races!
     
  17. Numbers

    Numbers Member

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    Excellent!! Keep up the great work! :)
     
  18. NOJ8

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    I just want to make a request about the Trainer stuff you cant trade, how bout make it so when they reach minimum condition they can be TTed, otherwise its just broken stuff sitting in storage.. kinda annoying.

    Also the hover pods texture is messed in-game and looks nothing like the ones in the OP picture. Other then that very nice missions for new players to get a feel for things!

    EDIT: Picture of the Exploration Hoverpod. Dont know why the picture shows up so small, but oh well..

    http://arkadiaforum.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Entropia_2012-01-31_15-46-47-71.jpg

    Front and back view:

    http://arkadiaforum.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Entropia_2012-01-31_15-55-36-11.jpg
     
  19. rick_janson

    rick_janson Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    They know :)


     
  20. NOJ8

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    Ops my bad. I did read the OP a few hrs ago, I forgot. :)
     

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