Alien Worlds Tool Balancing is Live!
Based on community input, the Federation has just completed the installation of a new orbital Trilium-detection sensory network, which is now operational for all six planets. This network provides Trilium locational and pocket density information that more sophisticated (i.e. rarer) mining tools automatically analyze in order to more efficiently mine on a given tract of land.
In other words, mining pools have been revamped to take tool rarity into greater account.
This has been achieved by creating dedicated pools of Trilium rewards that can only be accessed by tools of a certain rarity. The rarer the tool the more Trilium it can potentially mine!
You can also mine across these pools with multiple tools. For example if your build consists of one rare, one epic, and one legendary tool, then 1/3 of your mine will come from each of the three pools. There is nothing that Explorers need to do to access this new feature except to mine with the best tools you have available!
The Federation will continue to make Tool balancing adjustments as needed in the near term so please expect specific rates to adjust over time in order to find the best balance for the community. The new values are reflected in the above graphic.
Alien Worlds continues to evolve thanks to Explorer feedback! This update is the result of community collaboration, and is based on a suggestion from Explorer FifthAce who is a staple of the community and Galactic Hubs grant recipient. Check out his Alien Worlds inspired animations on his YouTube Channel.
Interested in building on Alien Worlds? Visit Galactic Hubs to learn about the Alien Worlds grants program.