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Zero-K v0.9.7

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MYrankAdminHistidine
5 years ago
Yep, another fast update - this time with a new feature, voice commands. This one also contains a gameplay change though, so those who use ships or striders should take note.

General
  • Added a voice command widget (Windows only)
  • Implemented the Strider hub. This builds all the units previously exclusive to the Athena (from which they have been removed), as well as the missile sub, battleship and carrier (no longer buildable at the shipyard).
  • (Re)added the Surfboard, a transport from which land units can fire
  • Fixed Missile Silo not working properly

Modules
  • Fixed aiming/firing issues with torpedo module

Chicken
  • Fixed excessively fast teching in chicken
  • Fixed chickens inappropriately going after human/CAI players on their team
  • Chicken/burrow count rises less dramatically with playercount in large games
  • Speed Queen has more health

Interface
  • Playerlist is much slimmer now; uses icons instead of text for ping/CPU indicators. A numerical reading is still available from the mouseover tooltip. Also fixed some bugs with player display.
  • Core Selector: default number of buttons reduced from 8 to 6 (can be changed in settings). Comm selection hotkey more responsive.

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NLrank[GBC]Tandstickor
5 years ago
Ah thanks for this update!
was about to post that the ctrl+C key in coreselector only worked on the key-release :P but you beta me to it!
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ATrankSkasi
5 years ago
Wtf are you serious? It's too early for an April fools' hoax. Strider hub? We removed that shit years ago for good. It's cool how ZK is becoming more and more like any other *A game just cause some people played them too much.
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PLrank[Sprung]
5 years ago
Strider hub looks like nano <_<
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NLrank[DE]Rick
5 years ago
@skasi
No like making striders with athena was good....
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CNrank[1uP]archl
5 years ago
Strider Hub? Hrm...
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AUrankAdminGoogleFrog
5 years ago
Strider Hub is *A now? The old Strider Factory was removed a while ago and replaced with Athena to reduce Strider production vulnerability. As far as I know the nano-turret hub idea has been around for almost as long and Athena was mostly a placeholder.

Anyway, I'd like someone to name a problem with Strider Hub.
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GBrank[GBC]HarveyN
5 years ago
can we put detriments on the surfboard?
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AUrankAdminGoogleFrog
5 years ago
No, it turns out they are too large.
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NLrank[DE]Rick
5 years ago
ORLY?
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GBrank[pikts]wolas
5 years ago
I can guarantee that this will break sea balance a lot, cloaker shields slow beamer skutles just everything we can find on land now can go on sea too, now sea will be ten times more complex as it is.
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USrank[rks]N2maniac
5 years ago
Quick test with surfboard: if the surfboard is destroyed the unit does not fall into the water but simply dies, leaving no corpse.

Is this intentional?

If so USE CARE WITH COMMANDER SURFING.

Also, does skuttle/roach surfboard seem broken to anyone?
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ATrankSkasi
5 years ago
I bet Skuttles can't jump onto Surfboats, but that's fine. Can Skuttles jump off surfboats?

GoogleFrog: Strider specialized buildings are silly because Striders are meant to be support units - something you can produce when needed. A unit that's only able to build striders means waste of metal as soon as it idles. This means that the hubs price and existence decide whether players build one or not, which is not as big a problem with units you or your team can use for different tasks.

An even bigger concern (albeit probably only for me) is the number of units. The more units there are the less unique each one is, the more crowded every build menu is and the more (tech/..)trees you have to remember. That's boring. Mixing and creating strategies with a few units with a wide variety each is much more interesting than using a dozen very incompetent units.
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GBrank[pikts]wolas
5 years ago
Skasi you should go play dune2 or something there is not too many units. Zero-k really dont have much similar units like BA has.
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PKrank[I]jussipe
5 years ago
Can blastwings ride the Surfboats? <8}
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AUrankjseah
5 years ago
Athena ought to be cheaper now that it can't build striders.
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NLrank[DE]Rick
5 years ago
Just a hover chassis for a com would have been enough. Surf chassis can be used in too many ways....
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ATrankSkasi
5 years ago
Yep wolas you're totally right. Glaive, Bandit, Gnat, LLT. Not BA at all. And it only has 15 static turrets that are so super unique and versatile, the modfile would explode if they were any more so.

Making Athena cheaper means you get less metal back when facplopping and later reclaiming it. That'd be mean for people who reclaim their Athenas instead of suiciding them into fighterscreens!
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GBrank[pikts]wolas
5 years ago
And compare BA almost each unit has clone. Zero-k well of course there is similar units but they also differs greatly. While yes glaive and bandit is quite similar, but still differs greatly. Does bandit has "aim" time like glaive never noticed...?

And here it ends llt and defender differs greatly! of course you can dumb down game a lot if you want merge and kick same role units from cloaky jumps shields into one fac, all vehs into one also ships/hovers air/gunship and so on. But I wouldnt like such changes at all.
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GBrank[pikts]wolas
5 years ago
By the way stop complaining allways, hearing same negative atitude all the time is annoying. If zero-k sucks so bad why you wasting your time :) Personally I enjoy playing it.


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