Beta 3 has finally arrived from the wonderful chaps over at Frontier Developments, Update 3 provides missing features that many players really desired. Mining, a dedicated bounty ship, 2,400 more systems to explore and fuel scooping.
Imperial Clipper (Shown in the Mining segment of the video.)
The Federal Dropship can be used to disrupt/drop ships out of warp. This ship will certainly be useful in PVP battles if an enermy attempts to retreat. Bounty Hunting with this ship will be far more enjoyable as you will be warping in to battle to intercept bounty targets disrupting the ship’s warp and giving the enernmy a suprised dewarp…
The ship seems to have 4 small lasers and one large laser, Looks like the Eagle is outgunned. The Eagle’s default gun allotment is 2 lasers (and some rockets to match)
2,400 new star systems!
Players have spotted a Super Nova occuring in Beta 3.
Commanders can now have multiple ships! – The UI allows commanders to freely switch between ships if located at the same station.
Mining Introduced (Prepaired to be ganked. Am i right??)
Mining is finally here! The Mining Laser breaks off pieces of rock which is collected via the cargo bay collection scoop into the cargo bay.
Flying past a Sun/Gas Object ships can now scoop fuel (however this will damage your ship if your not careful.)
Beta 3 is now live to all beta backers, Simply use the Patcher to update your game files to the latest version.
What we think
Beta 3.01 introduces many great improvements and a new proffeson (Mining). Now we have the Urge to return to do belts. We are wondering if Mining will mean the uprise in Ganking attemptings. (Something that’s happened alot in the EVE Universe.) Only time will tell.
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