New Feature: The Outpost

The Expansion will see many new crafting features that have long been missing, allowing players to build items and ships with harvested resources. There are 5 crafting components: Organics, Metals, Radioactives, Gas, and Darkmatter -- Only Metal and Darkmatter currently have a purpose, but the expansion will add more with item blueprints and shipyards.

Wouldn't it be great if Corporations could buy and sell resources on the open market to get what they need, or sell off what they don't? The Outpost is a new defense installation for that purpose, plus more!



Outposts are like armed Starports where Corporation officers set buy or sell prices for resources, and add or remove Credits from transactions. Additionally, Outposts can be equipped with weapons, armor, and Strike Groups for self-defense should an enemy decide to raid the store. A destroyed Outpost will drop 10% of its Credits and Resources.

Corporate Leaders can toggle Movement Blocking if they want the Outpost to prevent non-members from passing through their territory. Each Outpost has a Rank and Progress (similar to Garrisons) so that members can improve the strength of the installation, allowing more powerful items to be equipped.


(Information from Kickstarter updates)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/967658980/the-infinite-black-expansion/posts/1939493

07/17/2017 Ozymandias

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Developer Posts

“THE INFINITE BLACK EXPANSION http://www.tib-x.com Howdy folks! A lot of players have been asking for a progress update, and wondering about our beta test status. The reason things have been slower than expected is due to employee departures. One of our lead developers took a new job on the other side of the country working in augmented reality, while our lead interface designer moved on to another industry outside of game development. We wish them all the best and are excited to see what they accomplish, but unfortunately these unexpected changes impacted the timeline for TIB-X. There is still a 5-person team here working every day on The Infinite Black Expansion, and progress continues with all promised features. Programming for the game server, database, AI, new mechanics, and network code is entirely complete. About 90% of the artwork is complete. 16 unique musical themes were created to enhance the game experience, with scaling intensity and complexity based on events going on around you. There are also audio cues and ambient tones for specific events such as invasions, garrison raids, pending nova device explosions, and more. We're now in the process of creating all of the user interface screens, wiring them up to game logic, and testing on hundreds of different mobile devices and screen sizes. There are over 40 UI screens being produced. Examples below. After the UI we'll be creating the universe map visuals with ship movement, combat effects, event indicators, etc. The game will be ready to play once this is complete. Given our current rate of progress I estimate that the user interface portion will be complete within 6 weeks. These images are of some UI panels -- These are not mock-ups, are fully functional, and can run against live server code. The text displayed is placeholder. We'll have more and better examples in the coming weeks. https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/AAAA781A0185F99669B8A7494DC61E54.jpg https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/97DE6DB0F84E2D96459CDFFDB54AB907.jpg https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/7E2A4B6C5E862419C5F455A2CCCBDC58.jpg https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/2B8F5BF085845F7461027DE4FE5BEBAB.jpg https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/0A35BCCD883D9CA77E4EA8870E639593.jpg https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/3641A777C834FA0EA7F422CCD5747B9C.jpg https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/29AB761C049E4C83348E25F12412C108.jpg https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/D6B365E8912AA7A6102C6F2A48DEE594.jpg https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/CC967E47981D9877156C92722F2163E4.jpg”

04/26/2018

“We have already discussed this previously. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/967658980/the-infinite-black-expansion/faqs#project_faq_214511 We will test a credit-only system in the closed beta test and see how it works. As we test the new system, we'll be using your feedback to fine tune it. When we convert TIB accounts to TIBX accounts, we will automatically do all the appropriate conversions. Currency conversions will be fair, possibly even generous. I would not make any financial decisions now based on speculation. Please wait until closed beta testing! The economy will be changing, and there will be different ways to spend and earn credits (e.g. StarPort trading, new tech bonuses, map taxes, etc). We're streamlining and simplifying all the currencies. This includes reward points, claim points, combat points, and skulls. We will most likely roll all of those into Skulls. Our goal is to also remove many of the :commands related to item claiming. The plan is to integrate it into the Auction interface so you can easily find, see, and purchase what you want without having to reference the armory and/or type out long :commands.”

04/26/2018