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Ubi-Barbalatu
04-08-2016, 01:49 PM
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Dear Anno-Fans.

The new version 1.5 contains the free VETERAN'S PACK.
The team compiled some insights of the new features, modifications and improvements for you.


New Features

New difficulty level: Veteran mode
New quest types
New menu: Buildings Quick View
New option: Supply Stop
New ornaments


Modifications

Interface
Balancing
Technical optimizations


Additional source of information

The version update (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1427173) sums up everything in a brief text.
You can also find brief recaps created by several participants of the preliminary fan-test (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1406259=1#post11547629).

Ubi-Barbalatu
04-08-2016, 01:50 PM
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Veteran Mode
A harder and more challenging difficulty mode for experienced players has been added.
This feature is available if you create a new company.

Existing companies can be modified to use the new difficulty mode. This allows the current difficulty level for an old company to raise by about one step. This change is optional, but cannot be revoked afterwards. But, the game creates a save game, once you decide to activate the new mode for an old company.



Existing company: Option to switch to new difficulty mode
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If you want to prepare an existing company for the new difficulty mode later, you can use the option as shown below.

Existing company: Switch to new difficulty mode afterwards
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New company: Selection of difficulty mode
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New difficulty settings
Some options were added to the advanced settings that can be enabled to increase the difficulty.

Trader prices and refill: Adjust the amount and cost of goods offered at NPC traders.
Destructible ships: Ships that are destroyed in a crisis sector get replaced with rookie crews.
Inactive cost: Pausing a facility only halves its maintenance cost.
Demolish cost: Using the demolish tool costs resources.
Assignment rewards: NPCs can get very stingy with their rewards.



The setting options in detail
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Ubi-Barbalatu
04-08-2016, 01:50 PM
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Timed assignments
For a greater challenge, assignments can now be set to be fulfilled within a time limit. This feature is optional, you can activate it in the settings of your company. This new feature applies to all new companies (after game update to v 1.5) and to all existing companies that have been migrated to use the new difficulty settings.


New assignment types
NPCs now offer Escort and Distribution assignments.




Timed assignments
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Escort
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Distribution
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Ubi-Barbalatu
04-08-2016, 01:51 PM
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Buildings Quick View
A new management menu that lists all buildings in this sector has been added to the minimap.
You can jump to each building by clicking in the list or using a shortcut (default "J").



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Ubi-Barbalatu
04-08-2016, 01:51 PM
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Supply Stop
It is now possible to stop your employees from consuming a specific good by selecting it in the residence menu.



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Ubi-Barbalatu
04-08-2016, 01:51 PM
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New Ornaments
The update implements three new ornaments, the Veteran Statue (see below) and two classical ones: A bus stop and a lantern. These decorative items can now be built in temperate sectors.

Veteran Statue
This heroic building is a new type of ornaments as it is connected with conditions: It will be unlocked if you manage it to employ 1 million Investors on Veteran difficulty. Furthermore the statue is not available on a global level, but only for companies that unlocked the item.



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Ubi-Barbalatu
04-08-2016, 01:52 PM
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Added the Veteran Mode to the pre-defined difficulty settings during the corporation creation (see pic)


Updated the advanced difficulty settings during the corporation creation (see pic)


The administration costs for the new Metropolis Factor are now included in the credits balance tooltip (picture see below)


Added a Buildings Quick View and a button to toggle it next to the Minimap button (see pic)


The News popup in the title screen now contains more information on the content of free updates


Added a button to stop and resume consumption of goods in the residence menu (see pic)






The tool tip enlists all costs

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Ubi-Barbalatu
04-08-2016, 01:52 PM
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Rare Materials
The average amount of Iridium given out for all optional assignments has been increased by 50%.



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Corporation Headquarter
Increased HQ module effectiveness by 25%.



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Expansion Fee
Distribution centers now get more expensive every time one is constructed.


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Administration Costs
Heavy populated Sectors now lead to higher administration costs. They consist of upkeep for Transfer Routes and the Metropolis Factor that leads to a decrease of tax income. Tax income is reduced by 0.2% per 10,000 residents of one population level (up to a maximum of 23%). Administration costs are affecting older companies only after they have been migrated to use the new difficulty settings, but they will affect all new companies.

Ubi-Barbalatu
04-08-2016, 01:52 PM
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Performance: The start up and several loading times have been improved
Performance: Improvements for players with a large number of ornaments
Effects: Smoothen the transition effect when switching between the Strategic Map and a Sector




http://static.cdn.ubi.com/0075/forum/dlc_veteranspack/icon_achievement_quests_64.pngAchievement
The achievement "Project Manager" will be enabled correctly in Uplay and the game
(including the Action "Project Manager") if the correct requirements are fulfilled.

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More fixes and optimizations can be found in the version update (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1427173) post.

Ubi-Barbalatu
04-08-2016, 01:52 PM
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Dear Anno-Fans,

you're invited to share your opinions and to discuss the new version with the Community.
Please use the dedicated feedback thread here on the forums.


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