0.9993 Update Is now Available
[UPDATE] The latest build is now available…
Get your Desura clients ready, the next build will be released within the next 24hrs. It brings with it a Leaderboard reset and older profiles are not compatible. This means everyone will start at the beginning again. The reasons for this are due to format changes and a rebalance of the costs of upgrades and rank XP requirements.
View the change list HERE on the forums.
The new build also features the ability to play in practice/unlimited fuel mode as well as an accurate landing mode which requires all 4 feet to be inside the pad circles before the pad will register the LM.
A new Skill XP bonus has been added for completion of missions which factors in the landing accuracy mode and what upgrades you had installed during the mission. Using Upgrades lowers the Skill bonus, this was added to counter some of the feedback about the game getting easier as you add upgrades. This should hopefully satisfy the more experienced pilots who enjoy the challenge. Note you can still buy upgrades and they can now be enabled and disabled.
There are many more additions and bug fixes to mention and I am expecting that this will be the final beta release before the game is considered version 1.0 Gold…