Holodeck Release Notes, Stealth fix for the HOG board, Performance Improvements

Over the past several weeks, Cryptic has been releasing updates to the general performance of the game.  For some the performance improvements have been noticeable and appreciated.  Even with a substantially upgraded computer I am seeing still some lag in STF’s, and other players are still plagued with FPS issues.  The performance improvements are a work in progress, and not all are necessarily listed in the patch notes.

One ‘stealth change’ not listed is actually a correction (not a nerf®) to the speed listed for the new HOG hoverboard. Originally possessing a speed of 65, it has been reduced to 60 to keep it inline with other superior boards.  The perception in-game is that the new boards are a guaranteed ‘I WIN’ in the races.  I actually had people jump out of the race when at the last minute I activated the new board instead of my superior board from last year.

My only complaint is that I bought the boards for multiple alts, many already having the existing superior boards.  Frustrating…

General:

  • Resolved an issue in the episode “Taris” where defeating the first set of guards before entering the room put the mission in an incompletable state.
  • Resolved an issue which was causing a few players to crash upon logging in.
  • Resolved an issue that would occasionally cause a crash when rapidly moving through emotes.
  • Resolved an issue where ships with fleet logos were not properly being able to be customized.
  • Returned the T’Varo costume to the Foundry.
  • Removed the Delta Recruit UI which was still appearing for Delta Recruit captains.
  • Resolved a typo in the Small XP Boost text in the C-Store to state each item grants a 1000 XP Boost as shown in the icon and stated on the item.
  • Reduced the minimum required level on the Tier 5 Veteran Heavy Destroyers from level 50 to level 40.
  • Resolved an issue where numerous T6 Ships were missing their Starship Trait icons.

Summer Event:

  • Added a bonus Summer Event donation task to give 40 marks for 40 Lohlunat Prize Vouchers.
    • The bonus Summer Event donation task requires the Ferengi Nandi project to be completed on one character on an account.
    • This project has a 20 hour cooldown.
  • Summer Outfits:
    • Resolved an issue with Tank Tops where an undershirt was also appearing while wearing these.
    • Resolved an issue where some bikini bottoms for females displayed two bikini bottoms at the same time.
    • Hammock Bikini Bottoms have been added.
    • Resolved an issue with Risian Shorts that made them look as If they were tearing at certain angles.
    • Resolved an issue with Risian shorts for females which caused legs to disappear.
    • Female Board Shorts no longer appear in Off Duty.
    • Replaced one of the surplus sets of Male Board Shorts with Female Board Shorts.
    • Altered the description on Female Board Shorts boxes to say they are equippable by Females.
    • Resolved an issue where chest hair was not consistently appearing.
    • Resolved an issue where Talaxian legs were not appearing on numerous swimwear pieces.
    • Resolved an issue causing legs to disappear when wearing the Risian Beachcomber Shorts and Pants.
    • Resolved an issue where Plaid and Basic Board Shorts were missing feet while wearing them on a Gorn Captain.
    • Hula Shirts can now be used in Off Duty.
    • Wetsuits now appear for KDF Reman Males.
    • Resolved an issue which was causing Reman Male chests to disappear when wearing the Risian Beachcomber Upper.
    • Letheans now have the correct hands when wearing swimsuits.
    • Gave more consistent names to swimwear.
    • Removed the “New!” tag from the Floral Accent costume package.
  • All Feather Monkey and Tropical Bird Duty Officer Assignments have had their durations reduced from 24 hours to 20 hours.
  • Resolved an issue that was causing floater thruster animation to appear behind the character when stopping or changing directions.
  • Resolved a text inconsistency for the Speed & Turn Rate on the LLAP Powerboard.
  • Floaters now appear when wearing Club Wear on Risa.
  • Changed the name of the Hurricane Generator Engineering Kit to Hurricane Turret.
    • All functionality remains the same.
  • Added “Iconian Marks” to description for all scaling “All Marks” choice packs.
  • Resolved an issue where the Targ H.O.G’s base speed and turn rate were incorrect values.

Character:

  • Resolved an issue with male Federation Odyssey Excursion pants, and similar tucked pants, to not clip with boots.
  • Resolved numerous belt category settings for proper compatibility with outfits.
  • Arms are no longer missing while wearing the TOS Medical Upper for male and female.
  • Resolved an issue where the TOS Medical Upper was not appearing for Talaxians and Humans.
  • Resolved an issue where the Female Miner shirt was missing a chest when Off Duty.
  • Resolved an issue where bare chest was an option in the Uniform category for Male Borgs and Vulcans.

Known Issues:

  • Some of the new Summer Event clothing clips with other pieces of clothing as well as arms and legs of players.
  • Players cannot purchase the Plesh Brek Frigate hangar pets when owning both the Breen Carrier and the Raider.
  • Players cannot purchase the Elachi hangar pets from the Fleet store if the Command version of the Sheshar is owned.
  • Occasionally, when accepting a new Episode, the sub tasks under the episode name will not initially appear in the mission tracker.

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