A new major update has been released for the best space MMO on Linux
Vendetta Online, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc., is now at version 1.8.287-288, featuring a large number of fixes.In Vendetta Online, thousands of people can play together in a persistent universe. This is yet another major update that brings even more balancing changes and even support for Sony gamepads.
Players will get to control a pilot in the Vendetta Online universe, but you will also get to have some certain benefits and liabilities that are specific to the nation you have joined. The rest of the gameplay is defined by player choice, and you will be able to do whatever you want to, either moral or immoral.
One of the most interesting things about this game is the fact that it's actually built and maintained by only four people, which probably makes it one of the most efficient projects out there.
Some of the updates for Vendetta Online are quite large and take care of some very important issues and problems, but they also bring major changes to the underlying code.
“As the final release note states, we have rolled out the new sector code to all sectors in grayspace. We'll be continuing to monitor things, and then eventually roll it out to the entire game. We're doing this in stages to make sure our fixes don't compromise other areas of game stability.”
“At the same time, we aren't convinced that we've fixed all hit-check related issues with these architectural change, and we're continuing to monitor and enhance things as we move forward. If you experience problems with shots not hitting, please submit a Support Ticket to let us know when/where,” said the developers in the announcement.
Also, the UI now provides better updates when mining asteroids, the capship (capital ship) energy drain now properly persists between NPC and player-controlled capships, capships can no longer be used to conquer stations, players will now get a notification if they receive Temp KOS by damaging a conquerable station defense turret, a conquerable station issue that occurred when players set it as their home station has been fixed, and a disconnect error that occurred when a passenger was present in capship during an explosion has been fixed.
A complete list of changes can be found in the official announcement. Download Vendetta Online 1.8.287-288 right now from Softpedia. Keep in mind that you will need a constant Internet connection to play this game.