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This… is my curse. (Posted by Noctis on Year 21 Day 149)
1 Year 21 Day 149, 21:13 Noctis banned player Tim Morrison providing the following reason: Hacking PSA: Hacking is bad, don't...
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Second ban for the player. Type Multi and Impersonation, protective gear failed. (Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 145)
 1 Year 21 Day 145, 22:43 Baugrems banned player Wesley OyKi providing the following reason: Multi Ban + Impersonation  2 ...
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[Multi-Ban] Arias Keenshard and 1, Geordi Sokar and 3 (Posted by Evan on Year 21 Day 139)
Year 21 Day 139, 20:31 Evan banned player Erli Dros providing the following reason: Multi Ban Year 21 Day 139, 20:31 Evan ba...
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Community News

Galaxy Fest Update (Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 176)
Coming to the Bright Jewel Sector on August 10th! Listed from Highest Ticket Cost to Lowest Ticket Cost Some prizes have custom i...
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More clicky things. (Posted by Evan on Year 21 Day 12)
New deathmatch and grudge matches. Deathmatch GRUDGE MATCHES! Y21D163 Edit: Deathmatch semi finals were very close! Now we're o...
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May the 4th be with you - GalaxyFest announcement (Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 159)
In honor of Star Wars day we are giving a special teaser announcement of an upcoming event.   GalaxyFest is going to be a large ...
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Technical News

Shocking New Weapon - Electrostaff (Posted by Kyle on Year 21 Day 175)
Our first melee ion weapon has now been released the Electrostaff. Enjoy and Have fun motivating those droids. https://www.swcombi...
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New Generic Carrier Ship Added (Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 173)
A new ship, not tied to any canon entities, has joined our game. The Colossal-class Heavy Carrier is essentially a smaller version ...
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Sync Report Y21 D172 (Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 172)
Faction Generic Datacards - There is now a daily job that runs and will enforce generic datacard membership requirements. Changes...
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(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 176 18:30)

Coming to the Bright Jewel Sector on August 10th!

Listed from Highest Ticket Cost to Lowest Ticket Cost

Some prizes have custom images themed to the Galaxy Fest
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3x3 Rock/Crater Moon 
3x3 Glacier Moon 
3x3 Lava/Rock Moon 
Rancor 
Rathtar
DP-20b Gunship 
Colossal Carrier
Foray Corvette 
Sphyrna Corvette 
GalaxyFest Diner
Clone Trooper Set
Heavy Battle Armor Set
Gonzanti Physical DC 1 use
ETA-2 Physical DC 1 use
T3 Astromech
WA-7 Protocol Droid
PK Droid
KX Droid
Porg
X-45
Jetpack
A280 Rifle
Green Milk
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Prizes will spawn in escape pods above the planet, ships just spawning in orbit of course.
Delivery to selected location is available at addition ticket cost.
Moons are shielded. Individual Ownership possible. Located Adjacent to Galaxy Fest Planet.

 

List is subject to change. Date is subject to change.

 

Edit: Moons cannot be delivered. Must stay where they are.

 

Edit2: Tickets are earned by playing mini-games. Like tickets at an arcade. Not directly purchaseable. Must play to win.

 
(Edited by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 176)
(Posted by Kyle on Year 21 Day 175 20:28)

Our first melee ion weapon has now been released the Electrostaff. Enjoy and Have fun motivating those droids.

https://www.swcombine.com/rules/?Non-Projectile&ID=409

 
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 173 22:13)

A new ship, not tied to any canon entities, has joined our game. The Colossal-class Heavy Carrier is essentially a smaller version of the popular MTC. This is a generic ship that we have been working on for a while now and glad to bring it to the game! 

 

The Generic Datacard for this ship is a massive 4.5 slots so be careful with the new automated Datacard checker that you don't lose it.

Check it out at the link below!

https://www.swcombine.com/rules/?Capital_Ships&ID=253

 
(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 172 20:38)

Faction Generic Datacards
- There is now a daily job that runs and will enforce generic datacard membership requirements.


Changes:
- You can now duel wield any duel wieldable weapons (previously you could only duel wield the same type of weapon)
- You can now cancel a bacta tank healing action (if you are in the tank and conscious). Doing so will not heal you and you will lose the bacta in the process.
- Cybernetics now shows you a preview of the success chances.
- Sector rules page now shows mini galaxy map preview.


Bugs:
- Asteroid Mining Depleting Deposit crash fixed.
- Asteroid Prospecting from non-squad leader now works better.
- GPS no longer operates when in hyperspace (it didn't previously work in hyperspace, it just acted like it did)
- Asteroid prospecting events are now sent to more people.
- Fixes to facility construction not moving certain things out of the way.
- HP and XP transaction sheets are now more detailed, and Force XP sheet is split from XP and shown on its own page (for new events only).
- Fix Crash when protecting/transferring stocks.
- Faction Stock now costs a flat 100,000 credits to protect/unprotect (Previously cost nothing).
- There's been some changes to how infantry squads are stored in the database, expect future bugs with this change.
- Workaround for a crash when sharing scanners with NPCs who were holding items with corrupt locations.
- Fix Force Speed ability
- Force page now more mobile friendly
- Show stats page now shows location and has travel planner destination button.
- Fix bacta tank parties occuring.
- Fix IFF page multiple entry.
- Fix an infinite XP exploit (Thanks to the unrelatedly swoll Jic)
- Income no longer shown on galaxy map pages and other pages (The value previously shown was the meaningless tax income value, and was removed many years ago and entirely unrelated to any FI income)
- Red/Green/Blue Flash messages no longer occlude buttons behind.
- Some missing Station IFF images were added.


Rules updates:
- Asteroid field damage rules are more detailed.
- Jetpack rules
- Datacard rules

 
(Edited by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 172)
(Posted by Evan on Year 21 Day 12 13:13)

New deathmatch and grudge matches.

Deathmatch

GRUDGE MATCHES!

Y21D163 Edit:

Deathmatch semi finals were very close! Now we're on to the final round! Also be sure to vote for the best bear in the grudge matches.

 
(Edited by Evan on Year 21 Day 163)
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 159 15:52)

In honor of Star Wars day we are giving a special teaser announcement of an upcoming event.

 

GalaxyFest is going to be a large swap-meet-like-event that takes place at a fairly central location. Plenty of fair warning will be given before it actually begins. Expect in a few months to get a more detailed announcement.

Event will include arcade games and special prizes that you won't want to miss. Come alone or bring the entire faction. 

 

No Questions will be answered beyond what was posted here.

 
(Edited by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 159)
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 153 12:43)

The GPS item can now be used to tell you how many deposits (revealed and unrevealed) exist within an asteroid field. Simply interact with the item while in a field to get the answer.

 

 

 
(Edited by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 159)
(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 144 19:57)

Faction Advisory Panels

New feature that allows shared ownership of factions. An FAQ and better instructions will be written up about this feature later in the week.
There's a new faction privilege called "Can view panel requests", the leader of the faction will need to visit the privileges page to ensure it is updated properly.


Asteroid Mining

Asteroid Mining part 1 has been released. Feel free to jump in and try it.
Part 2 will come later on that will make it slightly less tedious.
There's no faction restrictions on this form of asteroid mining, so anyone can perform it either for themselves or their faction.


Jetpacks & Force Speed

Jetpacks and Force Speed have been reworked. Now provide a timed buff increase to travel speed.
Jetpacks in particular let you travel over buildings while active.
Jetpacks running out while over a building hurts alot, ouch.
(We're sorting out an issue with people that used the old actions while the sync happened)

 

Asset Tag Corruption

There was recently a bug with asset tagging where the asset tag assignment may have been cleared. This probably affected you although it looked normal. You need to re-add your asset tag associations are on the faction inventory tags page (and your personal one).
(Looking into fixing it permanently with some database wizardry).


Changes:

- Emails have been removed from a lot of places in the game UI.
- Asset tagging had some major database changes
- Vision changes: ships in unmanned squads no longer provide vision. Only actively piloted squads will provide shared sensors.
- Ships, vehicles, stations, facilities that are: Under construction, wrecked, disabled, unpowered no longer provide sensors.
- Facilities, stations, and satellites will passively share sensors, and do not need to be piloted.
- Fixed crashes relating to assets blocking construction sites work.
- Race selection in character creation back to being alphabetical order
- Removed darkness and quests from join requests selection.
- Fixed an issue with location coords of raw materials when inside squadded entity
- Added code to help fix corrupt locations that occur after city/planet/system moving by admins
- NPC Shops can no longer be wrecks
- Materials cannot be loaded into fighters/gunboats (this was already an existing rule) but some code didn't handle it properly. That code has had a stern talking to.
- The red, green, blue messages shown on pages will now show at top of screen if you receive one when scrolled down.
- Asset protection now generates fewer events.
- The inventory action "toggle" asset protection has been removed.
- The summary inventory page now shows any applied filters.
- Fixed a bug where inventory assign reason would not show up.
- Fixed a bug where debt would not be cleared after purchasing from market.
- Fixed a bug where regular mining events would not be sent.
- Salary page now accepts numbers with commas in them, fixed salary page showing errors when successfully paying salaries.
- Can add multiple IFF entries at once on IFF screen.
- Fixed some filters on credit transactions page
- Fixed relative links in the factions menu
- When purchasing multiple items from an NPC shop, they will now be supplied in an item crate for you by the kind shopkeeper.

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Y21 D144 Evan Edit: As promised, the prospecting sensors we temporarily granted to the light freighters have been removed. Please refer to the Rules for ships with sensors capable of prospecting asteroid fields.

 
(Edited by Evan on Year 21 Day 144)
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 125 20:04)

THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THIS IS NOT A JOKE.

 

CP SHIPS HAVE BEEN CHANGED!

 

Disclaimer: Stats will not be changed from player input. CP ships are not meant to be amazing. CP Ships are not on a set schedule and may change any time. 

 

Edit: Spacelane Diner was close to our hearts and was always a special little ship. So... we couldn't let it go into the abyss quietly. See your local generic dealers and party on. (If you were hoarding these for resale, I'm sorry for your loss)

 
(Edited by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 129)
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 125 11:20)

While the Porgs have graced our CP exchange for a while now, it is time for a change.

Have you ever wanted to milk a creature? Do you fancy yourself a rancher? Then this new creature is for you!

 

On interacting with your new Thala-Siren, by pressing the talk button, you can choose to milk it once every 2 days. Make sure you're the owner though or maybe it'll swat at you.

Milk me

 

Make sure to collect your milk afterwards!

Green Milk

 

Edit: By popular demand, Banthas can now be milked once every 3 days.

 
(Edited by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 125)
(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 107 23:40)

Faction Requests

There is a new feature available to factions and faction owners.
Anyone with "view" inventory privileges can send faction requests. A request is a set of assets plus an inventory action (asset assignment, asset makeover, asset unprotection).
These requests can be seen and executed by people with appropriate privileges (assign privs, makeover privs or faction ownership).

You can raise requests via inventory actions, or access the list of requests from the factions menu.

Known issues:
- Error when "reason" field is left blank (Workaround: Put a non-empty reason in)

 

Bugs:

- Faction owner page reworked, in particular now it is less heavy to load when owning a lot of stocks.
- There is a new faction privilege "Can see Faction Status Overview" (leaders will need to assign this new privilege to people to use it)
- Fix crash on messages when trying to send message to purged character
- Removed "Lack of Interest" faction dissolution condition (it was never used)
- Fixed faction forum "infofield" permission checking
- You can now only see inventory actions you have privileges to do
- Assigning faction asset tags via inventory checked incorrect privs (now requires Assign Tags priv)
- Protecting assets via owner screen now generates batch events rather than one event per asset

 

Other Changes:

Maybe new issues with the following features:
- Faction Privileges storage major rework
- Asset Tags storage major rework
- Ctools rework

Y21 D108 Edit from Evan: Someone made a great tool that lets us delay the expiration of asteroid deposits. We've added more time to all deposits and will continue to do so until the full feature release of asteroid mining so that you can prospect without fear of your efforts going to waste. Be sure to thank Noctis!

 
(Edited by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 108)
(Posted by Noctis on Year 21 Day 73 12:34)

Good afternoon Combine!

Administration is looking for a new Descriptions Director.  The Director is responsible for uploading/updating descriptions, working well alongside description team members, and paying the team.  If you would like to be considered, please DM one of the following; Baugrems, Kyle, or Evan.  Also include your responses to the following questions.

1) When did you join the Combine.

2) Experience with descriptions.

3) Your activity level/frequency.

4) An example of descriptions you have written/submitted.

5) Is a hotdog a sandwich. (AND A HOTDOG IS A SANDWICH - Noctis) 

Please submit your responses no later than Y21 D87. 

 

EDIT:

Paul Luz is now the Descriptions Director. Thanks for the applications. I hope everyone still tries to join the team even if they didn't become director!

 
(Edited by Noctis on Year 21 Day 86)