The Mandalorian Games
After being indefinitely postponed due to the Great Sith War, the Games are returning to Mandalore! Competitions ranging from feats of strength to displays of cunning and vigor will be held a week from now (March 7). Each organization will be allowed one champion to represent them in the games and events seeking to become the overall winner of the Mandalorian Games. More details to follow as the event draws nearer.
Defective Hyperdrive Recall Announced
[Defective Ships Repaired] GNI reports that the reseller of the StarSpeeder 500 transports which have been suffering hyperdrive failures has engineered a fix and a massive recall effort is underway. Representatives expect all ships to be repaired in 24 hours from this broadcast. In related news, some calls for help from the last wave of stranded ships have been received in a language unfamiliar to our translators.
Lua for Mobs (and other fixes)
- Added lua programs for mobs, allowing us to create much more interesting and dynamic behavior. Also, for anyone who's curious or involved in the build port, documentation about the functions you can now run in lua programs is being published to https://lotj.github.io/lua-docs (not everything is documented yet) - Fixed automatic saving of locker contents when you get or put items in them. - Fixed a bug which occasionally caused horrible crashes and loss of player equipment/inventory when a ship frame was finished and someone who was working on it had other blueprints for that same ship in their inventory.
Hyperspace Disturbance Proves Too Much for Small Drives
After many small craft manufacturers began to receive reports of reduced hyperspeed performance, a science commission was put together to determine the cause of such slowdowns, as the problem seemed widespread. After diligent effort, it was discovered that a persistent solar wind from another galaxy was providing just enough resistance for smaller hyperdrives to suffer. As such, all starfighters have seen a reduction in their overall hyperspeed, as have the low quality, if popular, public transports. Fortunately the more powerful drive of the 578-R and all freighter-or-higher drives have been unaffected. Unfortunately, the edge of this solar wind 'front' reaches far beyond any current sensor technology. It would seem until newer drives are developed, the slowdown is permanent. OOC: I am extremely sorry. I did not take into account a code change, and we had some ships that needed tuning down. Otherwise we'd be one-jumping the entire galaxy by mid-Era2 and the galaxy would simply feel like a city you could quickly drive across instead of a dozen planets spread across the parsecs.