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

“Welcome to the 21st map contest! Please make sure you read the new Stipulations for each map! Maps that don't meet our required stipulations won't win anything! Winners will receive at least 500 BDs and their maps will be featured in the expansion! ALL participants will get 100 BDs for their efforts, just as long as the maps follow the STIPULATIONS of each contest. Spellbook staff will pick the winners and runner-ups sometime after the contest has ended. The number of people participating in these events will determine the BD payouts and the number of Runner-ups. So, the more people participating, the bigger the prizes! For INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the map tool, please reference the Instructions section in the previous contest's post: https://www.spellbook.com/forum/?cat=2&scat=3&tid=5101&p=1 Our nineteenth Map to build is #36 on the Universe Map, "Sied." This map is a Wyrd map. RULES AND STIPULATIONS: 1) One entry per person 2) Do whatever you want, just make it look cool 3) The map needs to be ~175 total sectors. 4) Low-effort maps will be excluded from prizes. Please put some thought into your maps. 5) This map requires a centralized location for an NPC planet, at sector 8/8 Submissions that do not fit the above criteria will win nothing! THIS IS THE MAP TEMPLATE FOR THE CONTEST! START HERE! You can edit anything on this map except the Jump Gates! The existing paths can be changed! http://www.spellbook.com/tibx/mapbuilder/?m=AAAAAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAARARAVARARARAJAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAANGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAMIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAQARARARARARARARGJAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGEAAAAAAAAAAAA&g=IAAFDOOI-- Prizes will be awarded next Monday, along with the other contests for this week/b] Universe Map: https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/5D543EEE6B612ED65AD84B75D22E4F01.jpg”

12/12/2017

“Welcome to the 20th map contest! Please make sure you read the new Stipulations for each map! Maps that don't meet our required stipulations won't win anything! Winners will receive at least 500 BDs and their maps will be featured in the expansion! ALL participants will get 100 BDs for their efforts, just as long as the maps follow the STIPULATIONS of each contest. Spellbook staff will pick the winners and runner-ups sometime after the contest has ended. The number of people participating in these events will determine the BD payouts and the number of Runner-ups. So, the more people participating, the bigger the prizes! For INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the map tool, please reference the Instructions section in the previous contest's post: https://www.spellbook.com/forum/?cat=2&scat=3&tid=5101&p=1 Our nineteenth Map to build is #26 on the Universe Map, "Jurax." This map is a Heteroclite map. RULES AND STIPULATIONS: 1) One entry per person 2) Do whatever you want, just make it look cool 3) The map needs to be ~175 total sectors. 4) Low-effort maps will be excluded from prizes. Please put some thought into your maps. 5) This map requires a centralized location for an NPC planet, at sector 8/8 Submissions that do not fit the above criteria will win nothing! THIS IS THE MAP TEMPLATE FOR THE CONTEST! START HERE! You can edit anything on this map except the Jump Gates! The existing paths can be changed! https://www.spellbook.com/tibx/mapbuilder/?m=AAAIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEAAAAAANGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGAAAAAAAANCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAiAAAAAAAAAAHCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAiAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGAAAAAAAAAAAiAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGAAAAAAAiAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOGARApAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAiAAAAAANGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAiAAAAAAAAAANCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAiAAAAAAAAAAAAHCAAAAAAAAAAAAAiAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANCAAAAAAAQAhAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGEAAAAAA&g=ANABLAOL-- Prizes will be awarded next Monday, along with the other contests for this week/b] Universe Map: https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/5D543EEE6B612ED65AD84B75D22E4F01.jpg”

12/12/2017

“Welcome to the 19th map contest! Please make sure you read the new Stipulations for each map! Maps that don't meet our required stipulations won't win anything! Winners will receive at least 500 BDs and their maps will be featured in the expansion! ALL participants will get 100 BDs for their efforts, just as long as the maps follow the STIPULATIONS of each contest. Spellbook staff will pick the winners and runner-ups sometime after the contest has ended. The number of people participating in these events will determine the BD payouts and the number of Runner-ups. So, the more people participating, the bigger the prizes! For INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the map tool, please reference the Instructions section in the previous contest's post: https://www.spellbook.com/forum/?cat=2&scat=3&tid=5101&p=1 Our nineteenth Map to build is #44 on the Universe Map, "Obrion." This map is a Precursor map. RULES AND STIPULATIONS: 1) One entry per person 2) Do whatever you want, just make it look cool 3) The map needs to be ~175 total sectors. 4) Low-effort maps will be excluded from prizes. Please put some thought into your maps. Submissions that do not fit the above criteria will win nothing! THIS IS THE MAP TEMPLATE FOR THE CONTEST! START HERE! You can edit anything on this map except the Jump Gates! The existing paths can be changed! https://www.spellbook.com/tibx/mapbuilder/?https://www.spellbook.com/tibx/mapbuilder/?m=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAkAAAAAAAAAAAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGAAAAAAAAAkAANCAAAAAAAAAAASApAAAAAAAAAAGGAAIAAJAAAAASAhAAAANCAAAAAQAhAAAAAAAAOEApAAAAAAAAGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOEAJAAAkAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOEHDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMI&g=HACOOO---- Prizes will be awarded next Monday, along with the other contests for this week/b] Universe Map: https://www.spellbook.com/media/forum/5D543EEE6B612ED65AD84B75D22E4F01.jpg”

12/12/2017

“We haven't chosen any winners yet, but we have narrowed-down the best submissions for each map contest. Some people's maps are consistently good and follow what we're asking for, so nice job! Below is a list of names of people who have been chosen as finalists for Map Contests 1-8: glimmung x3 nyqx x3 Grizellus x2 Guss x2 heerend x2 Skade x2 Tulkus x2 Xariol x2 DarthOdin x2 KungLeon AAAC antm1 ChangMao x3 CydKnight dirtybags lhooman MarqLong x3 sigmasgirl sixty7pearls If you don't see your name on this list, you might want to check out some of the maps these people have done to help you get an idea of what we're looking for. Please be aware that we are now actively disqualifying maps that don't fit the criteria we have outlined for each contest. We had to disqualify 5 submissions in the last contest, and it was painful for us to do. Please make sure you abide by the x/175 sector cap!”

11/10/2017