As the developer said some time ago:
I’m still uncertain how exactly the transition out of EA would be handled.
Judging by a poll way back (Poll: How to handle CIU updates ), most people would actually prefer to “reset & keep keys” rather than do a full upgrade. Odd, but there you go.
In any case, here are the alternatives I’m currently considering:
- Reset of progress, but bug/idea/EA medals and keys persist. By “keys” I mean your current key balance plus whatever your owned equipment is worth (so you can buy it again). Note that this is not the same as giving you back everything you’ve ever gained – I’ve decided against that, because it has impossible to maintain fairness due to changing rules (e.g., balancing of mission key yields, economy/price changes, plus the occasional exploits).
- Maintaining the current galaxy exactly as it is, and creating a separate galaxy (everyone starts at zero on the new galaxy).
What I definitely want to avoid is for new players to enter a world were older players have already been playing for 2 years, and then trying to complete with them. It would be bad user experience all around.
But as some people want to keep everything and we’re now, well, closer to the end of early access phase (even though according to developer’s reply from somewhere near v40 it already took way more than he expected), I decided to bring the fresh poll and make a place for discussion on this point, because talking about this in chatting place is inefficient and unreliable because of 3 days thing.
So, write your thoughts and your versions of how the transition might be handled.
- Keep everything as is
- Keep current keys only
- Keys only + refund for important equipment
- Full reset
- New galaxy
Personally would like to point out that keys refund is not as good as it sounds: you can spend all balance for, idk, extra lives? And with thousands of lives after exiting early access you lose both lives and keys you spent, because lives in my opinion is not equipment which worth refund, like painted spacecraft or squadron license.