Star Pirates: in case you missed the Announcement…
Class X Drive Unit Change: an enhancement to the upgrade path for the Class X Drive Unit has been applied. The changes are:
Mk I….no change
Mk II…+1% CRIT CHANCE, +1 CRIT DAMAGE
Mk III..+1% CRIT CHANCE, +1 CRIT DAMAGE, -1% ENEMY CRIT
Mk IV..+2% CRIT CHANCE, +1 CRIT DAMAGE, -1% ENEMY CRIT
Mk V…+2% CRIT CHANCE, +1 CRIT DAMAGE, -1% ENEMY CRIT, -2% MALF (was: -1%)
Surprise: all you Notorious Star Pirates had a surprise just after noon ticked over on 2013-07-18. Energy, Research and Fuel refilled to maximum (hope you were busy just beforehand). You gained 2 more Notorious days free. And biggest surprise: you gained 200 exp. for every level you had (maximum: 20,000 exp). Green was the scene
Diverter Mod: has a new power. It now restores a flat 2 Energy per use. This is intended to help players just below a combat threshold and should assist new players as well as Ascenders looking for another attack or Commission. Item Market has been emptied since this change affects values.
AI Data Crystal is no longer findable: It has a new feature: when consumed, 4 Research Units are restored.
Finely Aged Alpha Centauri Rum is Findable: once again this is Rare.