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Zero-K v1.7.5.0 - New unit: Sparrow

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4 months ago

This version contains a few oblique plane nerfs and a simple Raven nerf. The biggest such 'nerf' is a new scout plane, the Sparrow, that can be morphed from a Radar Tower. This new scouting option loosens the Plane Factory's monopoly on effective scouting.

In other news, Scalpel can now kill Mace in two shots and a few campaign missions have been improved.

Balance


Added Sparrow, a light scout plane that is morphable from a Radar Tower.
  • Cost 120. Note that it costs 65 when morphed from a Radar Tower.
  • Speed 225
  • Health 400
  • LOS 950

Raven is slightly more expensive
  • Cost 300 -> 320

Scalpel now kills Mace in two shots.
  • Damage 622 -> 660

Blastwing can see further
  • LOS 380 -> 450

Interface


  • Added an option to control when wreckages and rocks are highlighted. The options are always, when reclaiming, or when constructors are selected, which is the new default.
  • Improved some depth of field details.

Campaign


  • Replaced planet Aspiris, the Tank Foundry mission, with a more interesting Tank Foundry mission.
  • Added Sparrow unlock to planet Cygnet, the Sling mission.
  • The patrolling units on Kirdipan, the terraform mission, no longer chase the players units.

Fixes


  • Fixed some bugs with heathbar LODing.
  • Clamp instead of block off-map commands. These commands should not normally be issuable, but when they are issued it is good to give players feedback.
  • Fixed units set to guard shields or cloakers ignoring custom formation orders.
  • Fixed a performance issue with lobby UI scaling and fullscreen switching.
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4 months ago
Nice changes. I doubt that'll remove air as a second factory from 1v1 games, but it might push it back and should make the choice between Phoenix and Shadow more interesting.
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4 months ago
Is Sparrow constructible from the Airplane Plant?
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4 months ago
I think it is not as much of an air nerf as it is an artillery buff. scouting plane for lance sniper etc is deadly.
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4 months ago
when do we remove fog of war?
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4 months ago
Fog of war is fine, but the approximated terrain occlusion isn't. Without scouts that ignore terrain, we can't properly fight over hills. Hidden stingers are just one of many symptoms. Although I find it boring that it's so easy to scout the enemy's base at times, I'm very happy for any change that lets me better see the front that I'm fighting on. Fighting blind is no fun.
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4 months ago
It looks like Airplane Plant does build sparrows, but it look like Sparrow can't morph into radar towers. Why is that?
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4 months ago
quote:
Added Sparrow, a light scout plane that is morphable from a Radar Tower.


from a Radar Tower
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4 months ago
Iris and Aspis can morph back into Cornea and Aegis respectively. Sparrow is only from building to unit and not from unit to building. Why is that?
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4 months ago
It would be cool to land Sparrows to become radars in enemy territory. It would also have a real cost because the morph wouldn't pay back i assume.
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4 months ago
I can imagine the fun of dealing with radar towers on all kinds of unreachable places. At least AA doesn't have to climb on mountains to kill stuff.
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4 months ago
The main problem I have with the sparrow is that cheese will become so easy to defend against (if you know how to defend against it) because it is scouted early.
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4 months ago
I'm pretty sure a scouting Sparrow will arrive slower at your enemy's factory on most maps compared to a Dart scout.
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i crash every game since today. https://github.com/ZeroK-RTS/Zero-K/issues/3549
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4 months ago
Sweet.

Nerf shield fac.
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4 months ago
cruise missile look new plane.
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4 months ago
I've made a lobby version update to fix a bug in the campaign with unlocking Sparrow.
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What USrankHellaciouss said
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4 months ago
Where is Lamer? Circuit needs this capability stat :D
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who's going to update the wiki and add in sparrow as a unit. p.s is it ok if i do this. just tell me. is the sparrow also build-able in gunship because adding another scout plane to airplane fac is kinda pointless if you ask me.
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