You still are not understanding. The points do absolutely nothing for the ability; they are ONLY affected by research. A player can sink 4+ points into the ability, and even if it has multiple levels, it will only be at level 1 once the first research item is done.
Correct, I noticed this years ago when I first made the JumpPoint ability. I had to live with that.
I uploaded corrected files there weren't that many and found another problem while I was looking, opened ticket to address. Should be able to put this to bed without too much fuss.
Many thanks. I still want those abilities (some) to require research. Hmmm, perhaps I will accept defeat but I'm not sure I will add these fixes into 0.43. Might use 0.43 as a test of sorts as to how many ExperiencePoints tha AI really wastes that way.
OK, I propose getting rid of the following SoaSE artifacts as they have far less value in B5SotYR.
1) Power Core Relic:- +15% increase of zero AM regen is still zero.
2) Resilient Metaloids: +50% increase of zero hull regen is still zero.
The +10% AM capacity of PCR isn't really worth an artifact anymore. I could probably apply the +1 ship armour of RM to Ikarran Vault.
I also suggest replacing Manifest Dominion with Triluminary as that has similar bonuses.
Maybe get rid of Ion Field Generator as planets seem more siege resistant in B5SotYR than SoaSE - that would free up a slot for Technomage Coven.
Sounds reasonable. Thanks. Please make me a ticket
I propose leaving the option of increasing the number of artefacts beyond what is in vanilla SoaSE:R entirely on the table. If we have more artifacts / planet bonuses that can be found, lets add them in. GoaFan77 has already done this in his own mod so we know it can be done.
It is still on the table, but not for the current release (0.43). As we gain more artefacts we will need to use GoaFan77's modification.
Damn, I could cry. He was a fine actor and one of the reasons I stayed with B5 during the first season. May the stars look down upon him with love.
Would an "In memory of Andreas Katsulas, Michael O'Hare & Jeff Conaway" tribute in the B5SotYR loading screen be appropriate?
You should also include Tim Choate (Zathras) on such a screen.
Anyone who can do a dignified Loading screen honouring these brilliant souls is more than welcomed. Please do one and send it to me or post it here. Thanks to whomever feels skilled enough.
As for my lack of presence here, I'm really sorry about this. I'm pressured to make a Photo Album with my journal entries of my vacation by my love and also have lots of work in my day job (new DB project, needs to be finished completely in 3 weeks) so I hereby apologise for my lack of updates. I would want to release 0.43 around the and of the month (whatever state it is in at that time) to gain a bit more widespread insight and field testing.
Thanks to all of you for the help and information and I've added myself a reminder to add those who are contributing information, coding and such to the Credits as well. You deserve to be mentions as well.
@boshimi336, NewHorizons and Lavo_2 - if you want early access to the sources you can create an account on BitBucket and send me a pm/mail so I will add you as a dev (just please dont mess the repository up )