Official announcements for AstroFlux
#50362 by Kumo Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:48 pm
The weapon balance update is finally out along with a few other changes.

Here is the full list of changes:
General:

***Two free resets to everyone!***

Clan Instances:
Reduced amount of resource drops by 20%

PvP Instances:
Increased level of all artifact drops by 5
Remove resource bonus

Weapons:
Acid Blaster:
Increased debuff damage by 50%

Acid Spore:
Increased damage by 75%
Increased debuff duration by 1 sec.
Increased direct damage elite tech to 200%
Increased debuff damage elite tech to 100%

Acid Spray:
Increased cloud duration by 25%

Astro Lance:
Increased base damage by 20%

Aureus Beam:
Increased base damage by 50%
Increased maximum charge up time to 3 sec
Removed PvP damage penalty

Aureus Lightning:
Increased base damage by 50%
Increased burn elite tech damage to 1000%
Increased direct damage elit tech to 75%
Reduced power usage by 20%

Aureus Corrosive Manipulator:
Added a 5 sec 2/5/10% Corrosive Resistance debuff at level 1/3/6
Reduced Corrosive Penetration elite tech to 30%
Reduced cooldown to 2.5 sec

Aureus Drone Controller:
Increased base damage by 200%
Removed debuff damage
Disables shield regen for 3 seconds
Increased teleport cooldown to 6 seconds
Reduced cooldown to 2.5 sec

Aureus Energy Manipulator:
Added a 5 sec 2/5/10% Energy Resistance debuff at level 1/3/6
Reduced Energy Penetration elite tech to 30%
Reduced cooldown to 2.5 sec

Aureus Kinetic Manipulator:
Added a 5 sec 2/5/10% Kinetic Resistance debuff at level 1/3/6
Reduced Kinetic Penetration elite tech to 30%
Reduced cooldown to 2.5 sec

Beamer:
Reduced base damage by 15%
Reduced elite tech burn to 1400%
Reduced 5 sec dot elite tech to 4000%
Reduced 10 sec dot elite tech to 6000%
Reduced 20 sec dot elite tech to 8000%

Blaster:
Increased base damage by 10%
Increased damage bonus at level 6 by 50%
Reduced burn damage elite tech to 1000%

Blood-Claw S28 Smart Gun
Increased base damage by 50%

Boomerang:
Increased base damage by 50%
Increased 5 sec dot elite tech to 500%
Increased 10 sec dot elite tech to 750%
Increased 20 sec dot elite tech to 1000%
Removed cap on max number of projectiles

Broadside:
Increased base damage by 80%

C-4:
Increased base damage by 30%
Increased debuff effect strength by 200%

Cloaking Device:
Reduced cooldown elite tech to 25%

Cluster Missiles:
Reduced power usage by 20%

Chrono Beam:
Increased base damage by 50%
Increased maximum charge up time to 3 sec
Removed PvP damage penalty

Concussion Sphere:
Increased damage reduction to 10/20/30% at level 1/3/6
Increased dual leech elite tech to 15%
Increased shield leech elite tech to 40%

Cruise Missiles VX-23:
Increased base damage by 25%
Reduced burn elite tech damage to 100%

Death Cloud:
Reduced debuff damage by 10%
Reduced power usage by 10%

Eagle Needle:
Increased base damage by 95%
Increased damage bonus at level 6 to 92%
Increased shield leech to 10/30/50% at level 1/3/6
Increased shield leech elite tech to 100%
Increased targeting radius by 40%
Increased add kinetic damage elite tech to 100%
Increased damage elite tech to 100%
Increased guidance elite tech to 200%

Firework Launcher:
Increased base damage by 50%
Reduced power usage by 20%

Flak Cannon:
Increased base damage by 25%

Flamethrower:
Increased base debuff damage by 75%

Flametrail:
Increased base damage by 50%
Increased debuff duration to 2/3/4 sec at level 1/3/6
Increased damage in PvP by 100%

Gatling Cannon GAU-186:
Increased base damage by 10%
Removed PvP damage penalty

Gatling Gun:
Increased base damage by 10%
Reduced burn elite tech to 650%

Gatling Laser:
Reduced damage by 8%
Reduced burn elite tech to 600%

Golden Flak Cannon SE-24:
Increased base damage by 25%

Golden Gun Flak Shells:
Increased damage by 30%
Reduced power usage by 20%

Golden Gun Scatter Shells:
Reduced rate of fire by 50%
Increased damage by 100%
Increased power cost by 24%
Projectiles now use the ship velocity as base

Golden Ram Missiles SE-24:
Reduced range by 20%
Increased power usage by 50%

Infested Missiles:
Reduced base damage by 10%

Heavy Cannon:
Increased speed by 10%
Increased base damage by 100%

Hell Fire:
Increased projectile speed by 25% (max range remains the same)

Horror Nuke:
Increased base damage by 10%

Horror Seeds:
Removed PvP damage penalty

Hunter-killer Launcher:
Increased damage by 100%
Reduced rate of fire by 50%
Increased power usage by 100%

Kinetic Phase Blade:
Reduced base damage by 35%, increased maximum focus bonus to 500%.

Larva Lightning:
Increased base damage by 40%

Lightning Gun:
Increased damage rate by 43%
Reduced power usage by 43%

Light Wave Generator:
Reduced base damage in PvP by 25%
Increased projectile spread by 15%
Reduced direct damage elite tech to 60%

Mine Launcher:
Increased base damage by 50%
Reduced activation delay to 3/1 sec at level 1/6

M2 Launcher:
Increased base damage by 20%
Increased missile speed by 20%

Missile Launcher:
Increased base damage by 30%
Reduced power usage by 20%

Moth Zero Gland:
Increased damage by 20%
Reduced power usage by 20%

Nexar Blaster:
Reduced corrosive burn tech to 650%

Nexar Bomb:
Reduced base damage by 10%
Reduced power usage by 15%
Increased direct damage elite tech to 125%
Reduced debuff elite tech to 125%

Nexar Projector:
Increased base damage by 20%
Increased speed by 20%
Reduced maximum charge up time to 2 sec
Increased speed elite tech to 40%
Removed PvP damage penalty

Noxium BFG:
Reduced damage in PvP by 25%

Noxium Nova:
Reduced base damage reduction to 15/25/35% at level 0/3/6
Increased elite tech damage reduction to 25% for a maximum possible 60%
Increased direct damage elite tech to 75% damage
Added 5 sec corrosive debuff elite tech for 80% damage
Increased 10 sec corrosive debuff elite tech to 120% damage

Noxium Spray:
Increase base damage by 15%
Reduced power usage by 20%

Nuke Launcher:
Increased base damage by 10%

Photonic Blaster:
Increased base damage by 20%
Reduced burn damage elite tech to 700%

Piraya:
Increased base damage by 100%
Reduced life steal to 5/8% at level 3/6 (to compensate for increased damage)

Piercing Gun:
Increased base damage by 120%
Increased range by 35%
Reduced rate of fire by 33%
Reduced power usage by 11%

Pixie Launcher:
Increased damage bonus to 52/64/110% at level 3/5/6

Plasma Blaster:
Removed PvP damage penalty

Plasma Flares HG-168:
Increased base damage by 20%
Added reduced damage elite tech for 50%
Can target and destroy all missile type projectiles

Plasma Gun:
Reduced debuff elite tech to 50%
Increased extra projectile elite tech damage penalty to 25%

Plasma Torpedoes:
Increased base damage by 25%
Increased base debuff damage by 25%

Plankton Siphon Gland:
Increased base damage by 33%

Poison Arrow:
Removed PvP damage penalty

Prismatic Crystals:
Reduced damage in PvP by 15%
Reduced base debuff damage by 20%
Increased extra projectile elite tech damage penalty to 75%

Prismatic Easter Egg:
Increased base damage by 50%
Reduced activation delay to 3/1 sec at level 1/6

Ram Missiles X-22:
Reduced range by 20%
Increased power usage by 50%
Reduced damage in PvP by 20%

Razor:
Increased base damage by 75%
Reduced range by 25%
Increased direct damage elite tech to 50%

Railgun:
Changed damage type to Kinetic
Increased damage by 150%
Reduced add corrosive damage elite tech to 50%
Reduced burn damage elite tech to 150%
Decreased rate of fire by 50%

Shadow Blaster:
Reduced base damage by 15%
Reduced power usage by 20%
Increased projectile speed by 5%
Deals 40% bonus damage if target is affected by Shadow Projector

Shadow Bombs:
Reduced base damage by 15%
Reduced power usage by 15%
Increased direct damage elite tech to 125%
Reduced debuff elite tech to 125%

Shadow Projector:
Increased base damage by 20%
Increased speed by 20%
Reduced maximum charge up time to 2 sec
Increased speed elite tech to 40%
Removed PvP damage penalty

Snow Cannon:
Increased base damage by 50%
Increased maximum charge up time to 3 sec
Removed PvP damage penalty

Sonic Missiles:
Reduced activation delay to 1 sec

Spore 83-X Smart Gun:
Increased base damage by 50%

Sticky Bombs:
Increased base explosion damage by 25%

Teeth:
Increased base damage by 100%
Decreased rate of fire by 50%
Reduced burn damage elite tech to 700%

Vindicator Blaster:
Increase base damage by 20%
Damage bonus when the target is affected by Vindicator Cluster Missiles have been increased to 50%
Reduced burn elite tech to 400%

Vindicator Cluster Missiles:
Reduced base damage by 10%
Reduced power usage by 10%

Vindicator Projector:
Increased base damage by 40%
Increased speed by 20%
Increased range by 10%
Reduced maximum charge up time to 1 sec
Removed PvP damage penalty

Vindicator Teleport:
Channeling Vindicator Teleport causes a temporary vulnerability increasing damage taken by 100%. It’s still as powerful but you have to be smart about using it.
Increased cooldown by 50% to match regular teleport

Viper Fangs:
Removed the pvp damage penalty.
Damage bonus when the target is affected by Poison Arrow have been increased to 50%

Wasp Bait:
Increased base health to 200%
Increase elite tech bonus health to 150%
Reduced cooldown to 2.5 sec

X-32 Constructor:
Increased base damage by 40%
Reduced power usage by 50%
Reduced cooldown to 2.5 sec

X-42 Constructor:
Increased base damage by 15%
Reduced power usage by 50%
Reduced cooldown to 2.5 sec

X-73 Constructor:
Reduced damage in PvP by 20%
Reduced cooldown to 2.5 sec

X27-S Smart Gun:
Increased base damage by 50%

Basic Techs:

Armor:
Reduced cooldown of convert to 5 sec

Engine:
Increased speed boost bonus to 30/60/100%
Reduced improved speed boost bonus elite tech to 100%
Increased speed elite tech to 10%

Power:
Increased attack speed elite tech to 15%
Increased reduced power usage elite tech to 15%

Ships:

Chrono:
Added 5% cooldown reduction

Eldorado SE-24:
Increased base health to 10

Horror Pumpkin:
Increased base shield to 8

Judicator Prototype:
Increased cooldown reduction to 15%

Portal:
Increased cooldown reduction to 15%

Retro:
Added 10% cooldown reduction


Artifacts:

Increased the value of Add Single Type on artifacts by 300%
Increased the value of Add Multi Type on artifacts by 50%
Increased the value of Multi Multi Type on artifacts by 50%
Increased the value of Add Health on artifacts by 100%
Increased the value of Multi Health on artifacts by 35%
Increased the value of Add Shield on artifacts by 75%
Increased the value of Multi Shield on artifacts by 35%
Increased the value of Add Armor on artifacts by 50%
Increased the value of Speed on artifacts by 100%
Increased the value of Maximum Power on artifacts by 50%
Increased the value of Power Recharge Rate on artifacts by 50%
Reduced convert hp to 150%

Bug fixes:
Fixed a spawner causing crashes in Vorsran
Fixed collision radius the hangar in Fulzar
Fixed artifacts with resistances above 75% not displaying their real value
Fixed a bug that caused the PvP resistance cap not to apply to pets
Fixed a bug where cloaked enemies were not synced on the client resulting in untargetable enemies

Have fun and fly safe!
#50364 by RadiantStorm Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:12 pm
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! WOOT! GJ
NEEDLES ARE BUFFED YALL R DEAD!!!!!! HAHAHAAH

couple issues: Please give us more than 2 resets, this is a MAJOR update and we deserve more free resets to test it, OR make all resets this month only 25-50 flux. Something like that. Pls :D
Make the Snowformer a buyable ship please. I really want the wep :D

BUFF THE EE, not just NEEDLES
Last edited by RadiantStorm on Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:23 pm, edited 3 times in total.

Phorcys
#50365 by BrianN Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:13 pm
A couple of stat based changes not covered:
Artifact values:
Health%*1.35
Shield%*1.35
Maximum Power%*1.51

And may i suggest that in the future, you do more changes less drastically.

ETA: When you change so much, its hard to tell what is a good art anymore
Last edited by BrianN on Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke
#50370 by Kaasblokje Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:14 pm
Just a phew problems:
1. You can still kill yourself with firework launcher.
2.The main problem with golden gun flak shell was the velocity, not really the damage or power usage.
3.DID YOU GUYS seriusly make the most overpowerd weapon in the game (kinetic phase blade) STRONGER?!
4. Flak cannon from wanderer....just look at its picture now.... see something familiar? :P
5. Normal mines got boosted.. but what happens to prismatic eggs?
6. Shield not working glitch isn't fixed yet.
Last edited by Kaasblokje on Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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#50372 by Will Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:38 pm

I am the monster that breathing men would kill...

BLUE HAWKS ELITE
#50375 by TheSyndrome Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:34 pm
FINALLY, been waiting for balance update since Vorsran came out. Oh joy!

TheDepraved
#50377 by Gjoken Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:39 pm
spheres dmg debuff, derp here. dmg debuff wep might need a nerf overall but sphere is the same as before

the kin blade wasnt nerfed nuff at all (some even saying it got buffed). and im fearing it will dominate pvp even more

all tho i do like that some art types got increased, do i still not see why arts should play such a big role (maybe even more now)

not sure what the rest of the update will bring. aside from the bux fixes can i only give devs +1 on the pvp-clan instance change
Last edited by Gjoken on Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:30 pm, edited 2 times in total.
#50378 by RadiantStorm Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:42 pm
When you release a balance update, make resets free for 7 days. So we as players can test every weapon to its potential, 2 is such a small number for over 30 weapon changes, most of them major. A MAJOR art rebalance and some decent ship changes.

Oh and for Cloak cooldown, you guys gave Assassin and the Shadow 25% cooldown please? lol jk. no more infinite cloak so flying thru vorsan is much harder without good arts? Is that what I am seeing with the Cloak nerf?

My EE is coming back now, traf watch out ;)

Phorcys
#50380 by HolyDemon Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:55 pm
Aww why is Gatling Laser nerfed even though nobody is using it :(

IGN: HolyDemon
... duh
#50385 by BrianN Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:05 pm
Please post artifact buffs/debuffs

ETA: Buffing chrono is completely unfair to those of us who cant use zoom...we already get punished enough now every gnoob can sit outside and snipe.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke

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