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Monday, April 21, 2003

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Vendetta 3.2 Update Released
8:56 AM | Alvaro Radigales | Comment on this story

Vendetta, the space MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) by Guild Software currently in a free testing mode, has reached a development milestone with the update to version 3.2.

While still largely incomplete, this update is the most impressive Vendetta build since the release of version 3.0, and features major gameplay changes and an expanded universe. Among others, Vendetta Central, the game's official home page, lists:

-The universe has been expanded to 13 charted sectors. Each Nation now has 2 sectors, their home sector and an outlying sector intended to become a "newbie zone". Uncharted sectors also exist (not marked on the map or the HUD), and a few more will be added. These locales may be more dangerous but potentially rewarding. NPCs may drop hints to their locations at some point down the line.

-The ships have been completely reconfigured. Each Nation has a single ship available only to that nation. All other ships are available to all nations.

-Weapons configurability has been greatly expanded. Weapons now exist either as "Small" or "Large" addons, which may be configured into "Small" or "Large" addon ports. Weapon firing group configuration allows any or all combinations of these weapons to be triggered simultaneously or grouped in a variety of ways.

Other tweaks include improved AI and the addition of new trade items.

Due to the major structure changes brought by this latest version, all player accounts were reset as soon as the update was released. All money previously owned by players disappeared, and scores were set back to zero.

Still, and as the development team themselves admit, several issues are yet to be addressed, as this update suffers from sound blackouts, unbalanced gameplay and an awkward station menu interface. These and other issues are already known by the development team and should be fixed in future updates.

Like all previous updates, Vendetta 3.2 is available for download through the Vendetta application's auto-update system.

Guild Software
Vendetta Online

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