Sorry for this late post! Uprising 1.8 was deployed a couple of days ago, which comes with new weapons, cloak for scout, and new suits. There’s also a sidearms event on with bonus skillpoints if you kill someone with a sidearm or while in a commando suit, and bonus isk for killing commando suits.
So the patch notes for Uprising 1.8 are out! Uprising 1.8 is due to be released March 25th. Quite a few things in there, but from my perspective:
- New dropsuits and weapons
- Cloaking device
- Equipment balancing
- Laser rifle buff
- No mouse fixes
- No EVE integration improvements
New dev blog out talking about equipment balancing in 1.8. It also introduces the cloaking device! This sure does sound interesting, and I can see a lot of people using them.
I’ve decided though there’s one feature I really want for 1.8: usable mouse+keyboard controls. I simply cannot get m/kb working to a reasonable degree. Part of the problem (and only part) is that it’s hard to aim at things in the distance. The smallest unit of movement on my mouse corresponds to quite a jump in the reticle position. Then there’s the complete inability to aim meaningfully in close quarters combat. Others seem to be able to keep their reticle on me, but my mouse goes haywire all over the place. It’s overall a horrible experience.
The most puzzling thing about m/kb support in Dust 514 is that a while ago, before they touched it, it was quite good! I know I used to be able to actually aim reasonably well. Not any more.
So Uprising 1.8 is going to come with new drop suits, to (I think) fill in the gaps! That includes new heavy, commando, and light suits, along with changes to role bonuses. Check it out.
It seems it’s starting — the Uprising 1.8 news! It’s been a little while, I suppose even the guys at CCP need some downtime over Christmas. This dev blog talks about upcoming additions of pistols and some SMG news, and other weapon related tweaks.
There’s a community spotlight out now featuring this very site! Check it out.
Apologies for the lateness of this, but there’s a thread asking for feedback on equipment. Check it out.
In working towards 1.8, CCP has put up information on stats for dropsuits and weapons, and asking for feedback. There’s some suits in there not yet released, so I wonder if we will see those coming out with 1.8 or not.
CCP is continuing to offer events in Dust 514, and here’s what’s coming up this January:
The art of stealth and subterfuge is the mark of a true assassin. From January 15 to 29, mercenaries will be able to showcase their deadly talents with Operation Shinobi! Jump into a Scout suit and grab your Nova Knives to prove your worth and earn rewards.
For every kill you score with any Nova Knife while wearing any Scout Suit, you’ll earn the following rewards:
- 1 x ‘Neo’ Scout gk.0
- 1x ‘Neo’ Scout mk.0
- 1x ‘Fleshriver’ Ishukone Nova Knives
You can earn up to 200 of each reward. Kills may be earned in any form of battle. Rewards will be delivered after the event ends. Rewards earned in Operation Shinobi are not exclusive from those earned in Operation Shadow Hunt.
Operation Shadow Hunt
As killers with Nova Knives are striking down mercenaries from shadows, bounties have been issued on anyone wearing a Scout suit. Between January 15 and 29, it’s your chance to show off the dominance of the other dropsuits. Use any Assault Rifle, Combat Rifle, Rail Rifle, Scrambler Rifle, or HMG to take down enemies wearing a Scout suit and earn bonus ISK based on the level of the dropsuit killed.
- Militia – 2000 ISK
- Standard – 10000 ISK
- Advanced – 25000 ISK
- Prototype – 50000 ISK
You can earn up to 10 million ISK as rewards during this event. The ISK will be delivered after the event ends. Rewards earned in Operation Shadow Hunt are not exclusive from those earned in Operation Shinobi.
Accelerated SP Week
Earn extra Skill Points during the week of January 22 to 29. During the week, you will receive 5 times the normal SP from War Points earned during a match. The weekly Skill Point cap will be boosted to 3 times the normal amount during the week as well.