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Alpha Devblog #2 Patch 1.2 Preview (Airport | Lock Reworks | Compass Improvements ++)

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Jul 25, 2014
Brooklyn New York
Hello all,

Thanks for checking out our 2nd Alpha Devblog! Some of you might be new here so thanks much for the support! The team pushed out an update just before the Christmas/New year holiday and then took some much needed time off. We've been back at it for a couple of weeks now and have been busy at work with the 1.2 patch! Below are just a couple of features and mechanics we've been working on. Check out the full changelog here.

Lock Mechanic Rework (coming in 1.2)

Our lock system is rather unique. It's also not had too much attention since its introduction. After our last patch, we received quite a few heated bug reports. It seems there are instances where locks simply didn't work, among other issues. The last couple of weeks James and the team have spent a good deal of time reworking the system.

  • Lock kits can now be removed while they are unlocked and reset.
  • Created functionality for weaker crafted lock kits.
  • Now have the option to hide the pin code being entered. This allows streamers to use the locks without worrying about their code being visible.
  • Locks can now have multiple owners (Auto locking/unlocking) by snapping a lock shut with the correct pin entered.
  • Locks now only scramble on opening/closing of UI rather than after a lock has been snapped shut from within the UI.
  • Added new weaker craftable lock kit variant.
  • Lock code starting with 0 now work correctly. Previously locks would break after server restart.
  • Locks no longer show in the locked state after trying to lock with 0000.
  • Resolved issue with locks where the highlight would appear again after taking items from a container.
  • Locks can now be operated with keyboard num inputs.
  • Locks now have additional UI to help explain lock function.
  • All new lock UI added which is bigger and clearer to understand
  • Placed locks now show on the map including after death so that players can return to their locked containers.
  • Added craftable lock kit
A quick video showcasing new lock features
Lock Markings on Map and Death Markers

A lot of players have requested their placed locks be noted on map. This will allow them to return to their goods easier upon death along with a nice little death marker. Both of these were highly requested with our in game suggestion feature. Please consider using it above all else to report bugs and suggest features. It can be reached by pressing escape and clicking report bug or F1. This information is sent directly to the team and the more reports or suggestions the more time we can dedicate to the feature or issue.

Lock Markers - The highlighted one will be your last placed but all will be tracked.

Lock and death markers - this should ease the burden of getting back to your loot and location.
Craftable Compass

Many have requested a craftable compass variant. We've added that for 1.2 with a slight change to compass mechanics. Crafted ones and found compass both work the same just at different speeds.

New Compass Mechanics
Time Display

Another massively requested feature was a way for players to tell the time of day. The guys have spent some time this week working on a system just for that. You'll be able to access it with "F" just like the rest of your stats.

Time Display on Inspect (F)

Time Display Readouts
Weight and other information Readouts On Hover

Another much requested feature is weight on hover. The 1.2 patch will feature the ability to hover over items and get a readout on the current item your hovering ons weight along with ammo amount.

Displaying weight and ammo amounts on hover
Airport Point of Interest

The airport strip in game is, well, quite lackluster to say the least. The structure was removed some time ago and reworks have started for 1.2 patch. The airport will feature out buildings (hangars) broken down planes alongside a massive terminal. There are a lot of feature mechanics going in here. The perimeter will be sealed and you'll need to power the structure to open the gates for vehicles access. The terminal itself will feature an armory far more challenging than the current police station armory. We'll have some video and more design in the next devblog but below is a quick sneak peek at some of the airport plans.

Interior boarding area

Exterior terminal

Thanks for checking out our second alpha devblog. We'll do our best to get a devblog out as often as possible aside from patch weeks. Please consider switching over to our experimental branch if you're interested in upcoming features as they will be first released there. We're hoping to have the next patch out on experimental branch by the end of the month. Thanks for the continued support and continued issue and suggestion reporting :). Below are some helpful links to anyone new and interested in the game. If you'd like to follow a bit closer, please consider joining our Discord we're here, we're listening!

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Sexual Tyrannosaurus
Feb 24, 2015
What? No. We can't stop here. This is bat country.
Never ceasing to amaze, improve the big/little things and whoop ass with an update like this.