I’m surprised that the “keys only + refund for equipment” is still as popular as it is. Mind you, I’m not complaining – this would make the transition a lot easier for me.
Still, I appreciate that it would negatively impact the players who have spent time exploring the galaxy and collecting all medals, so I still have my doubts.
No decision has been made yet, but here’s what I do know: The galaxy (in particular, star systems and planets) must be regenerated. The current galaxy’s density is heavily biased towards the bottom-right. The sectors there contain up to 8000+ players each. This creates load balancing problems on the server. I’d much rather have an approximately constant density of planets everywhere.
That’s the only thing that absolutely must change. But changing that has implications:
- The missions would also be regenerated. Those would be different missions rather than a reshuffling of existing ones, so it’s unclear how your favourites/todo/assignments/mission total would be affected.
- The exporation % would also change, making the 100% medal outdated.