Topic: Incoming gamma changes and gamma-only wipe
Just so this is not scattered around in various topics, here's what all gamma-dwellers need to know. Yes, we should have done this way earlier and I could list the reasons why we haven't, but that's not going to help us anymore now. Our goal is to provide a better gamma experience, that we can expand on without being hindered by the elephants in the room that are sky-high terrain walls and lagfest islands.
We're going to change terraforming with the aim to impose limits on the maximum slope you're allowed to do.
We're going to limit the number of buildings in a network with the use of a resource/usage system, much like it is with CPU/reactor in the case of robots and modules.
Unfortunately this is going to need a full gamma wipe, with reimbursements.
The wipe is currently slated about 3 weeks from now, around the end of the month, but this also depends on how testing of the new mechanics will go.
Details are still being worked out, I'll post them when they are settled.
We're approaching this very carefully since we don't want to arrive at the same state again in the future. This might result in less creative freedom at first, but we can expand from there again, with constant supervision on what's possible with the provided mechanics.