Dev Vlog 3 & v0.1.7 “Greater Heights” is LIVE!

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v0.1.7 "Greater Heights"



Summary: A new dev vlog! Height customization, new items, new balance tweaks, lots of UI fixes, and a whole bunch more!

Change Notes:

Spacemen Gameplay:
- Spacemen are now awarded Employee Points for launching Research Samples into space from an EME
- Spacemen are now awarded Employee Points for launching a Supply Crate into space from an EME
- Credit is now properly given to the Spaceman who was last to leave/drop an objective in the EME's contact zone
- 50 Employee Points are now rewarded for turning a Generator back on during a power outage
- 1000 Employee Points are now rewarded to any Spaceman who survives the Shuttle escape.

Monster Gameplay:
- Remote Arm should work again (UE4 bug reset some "Can Have Arm" type variables on objects, hopefully it won't do it again)
- Made Footprints Great Again
- Thermal Footprints now respect Left vs. Right foot
- Thermal Footprints now fade over time, instead of just disappearing instantly
- Fixed issue where Thermal Footprint decal was super thin
- Burrow decal now fades over time once the Monster unburrows
- Monster's first-person arms are no longer visible to the Monster when burrowed
- Monster with Chitin perk no longer shows up on the Scanner map while in Monster Form
- Monster with Chitin perk no longer shows up on Thermal Vision while in Monster Form
- If a Monster does not have a keycard, they will now steal a keycard from a Spaceman when using Burrow Trap. (If the target also has a keycard)
- Monster Opt In Button now has a completely new and sleeker look, with reduced text clutter as well
- The Monster will now be poisoned for 3 minutes if they eat a Spaceman corpse who had the Antibodies perk. When poisoned, Monster Health Regeneration is completely halted.

Items / Gear:
- NEW GEAR ITEM: Vision Enhancer. By pressing 3, cycle through Night Vision and Thermal Vision.
- Night Vision provides much better light in the dark, and without any of the downsides of a visible flashlight.
- Thermal Vision provides a glimpse through walls and reveals burrowed Monsters, but hinders your ability to see what's going on around you in detail.
- Flamethrower residual flames now rapidly deal damage to anyone in contact with them (they last about 5 seconds)
- Flamethrower damage per flame hit reduced to 7, was 8
- The Noise Grenade and Flare projectiles now fizzle out and leave behind charred remnants when they end.
- The Flare fired from the Flare Gun now deals 40 fire damage to the first Spaceman it contacts, if it hasn't hit anything prior to that.
- Flare Gun now has a proper first and third person mesh
- Stun Baton now has a proper first and third person mesh
- Bots are now stunned by Stun Baton

Assault Rifle:
- Assault Rifle has received large balance, feature, and visual changes.
- Assault Rifle damage to Spacemen is now 6, down from 9. Damage to Monster is unchanged.
- Assault Rifle time between shots increased to 0.1 up from 0.075.
- Assault Rifle and Handgun now have bullet spread. The longer you fire in sustained bursts, the less accurate the weapon will become. This makes the AR more accurate in short bursts, but much less accurate than ever before if you simply hold down fire.
- Assault Rifle can now zoom in, complete with zoom animations and sound effects!
- Assault Rifle is now semi-automatic when zoomed.
- Assault Rifle is now using the older model with the scope. Looks and feels better with the new zoom functionality.
- When zoomed with an Assault Rifle, names of Spacemen can be read from much further away.
- If shot, you will be knocked out of zoom.

Customization:
- You can customize your Spaceman's height from the customization menu. (Does NOT affect Monster Form height) Height will mildly affect your camera position and hitboxes. This has mild effects on balance and is entirely by design. Enjoy being tall, short, or anywhere in between!
- The Monster will correctly mimic the height of a Spaceman when disguised as them, including camera height.
- Bots now get a random height at the start of a match, for further variety.
- New (FREE) Voice Pack: Trooper. The only thing this space trooper hates more than an alien is two aliens. (voiced by Oz Hansen)
- New (FREE) Voice Pack: Tom Videogre. Our first community-created voice pack! An Australian in space? At least, this isn't his first time with creatures trying to kill him! (voiced by Tom Videogre)

Menus / UI:
- The text that previously said "YOU ARE DEAD" now changes to display a different message depending on cause of death. (For example: A death by flamethrower spaceman now says "SCORCHED")
- The icon that previously always showed a Handgun now changes to display a different icon depending on cause of death. (For example: an explosion-induced death now shows a frag grenade)
- Fixed length cut-off issue with some text on the You Died screen
- Changed the coloration and font of various parts of the You Are Dead UI to be more readable and more appealing to your eyeballs.
- Improved appearance of the "You are a Spaceman" "You are the Monster" intro text when round starts.
- Reduced the opacity and changed color of the map pulse effect when the Scanner refreshes the map
- Research Samples that have been launched no longer show up on the map when Scanner is active
- Fixed bug where overhead map icons would be incorrectly rotated on certain maps.
- Fixed bug with the Objectives panel displaying "{total}" instead of the actual number.
- On the Objectives panel, Spacemen now see a green checkmark next to completed tasks.
- On the Objectives panel, Monsters now see a red exclamation point next to tasks that Spacemen have completed.
- Fixed some GUI placement on the main menu and server browser
- Customization menus no longer have buttons on them if the feature is not in the game. (example: Suit customization button is now removed.) If the features do eventually show up, the buttons will return.
- New desktop splash image for the game when it's initially loaded
- Please Wait popup now has a 60 second timeout, just in case it gets stuck (rare condition)

Known Issues:
- Spacemen no longer animate looking up or down. Something broke with our animation blending setup when we upgraded to UE4 4.12.5 and we'll need to suss out what it was. For now, this is turned off in the interest of getting the patch available.

Enjoy!