The next update will be released later today. It’s going to be fully backwards compatible – but very soon we’ll need to start adding big chunks of new functionality that may introduce breaking changes to the game. The question is how to best handle these updates. There are three options:
- Total reset. This is the easiest and fastest option. The galaxy is reset, and you start at the beginning as a new player. Zero keys, zero equipment.
- Keep keys only. This is a good compromise. The galaxy is reset and you start with a new profile, but the keys you have already earned carry over to your new profile (Note: you receive the total net keys earned, not your current key balance. If you earn 100 keys but have spent 80 of them and only have 20 left, you still get all 100 back).
- Total upgrade. This is the hardest option. Everything is migrated, including your equipment, galaxy exploration, score, tier, etc.
Bear in mind that options 1 and 2 will allow us to issue updates at a much faster rate than option 3 (because in option 3 we’ll need to consider how each change impacts existing data, carefully plan upgrade paths, test for compatibility, etc).
(Also note that we’re only asking about Early Access. The official release will obviously use option 3.)
Post your thoughts, reasoning, and justification below, then select your preferred option:
- Total reset
- Keep keys only
- Total upgrade