It’s that time again! Now that Uber Entertainment is done with PAX East, it’s time for more Planetary Annihilation internal playtests and

  • Defensive Structures are more expensive now! They seem to be twice as expensive now.
  • The Dox is still a grenadier.
  • New buttons in the bottom right of the UI. No indication as to what they do.
  • Pretty nice move by Meta to use walls to trap Brad’s Commander.
  • UI improvements to Orbital. There’s now vertical lines pointing down to the planet to see where they’re at.
    Orbital Improvements
  • The Astraeus is much cheaper now – 1,500 metal in an attempt to make them viable for invading enemy occupied planets.
  • The SXX satellite now costs more: 39,000 metal.
  • They’re still going with the expensive Advanced.
  • Currently storage is the same, but it sounds like they’re going to increase storage quantities for both metal and energy.
  • New Models for the new Space Station, Avenger, Advanced Radar Satellite, and mine
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  • Various minor graphics/effects improvements.
  • The Anchor is still an anti-orbital and anti-ground unit. It fires in bursts now, and still cannot move. Now that Anchors are stationary, they should show their ranges while being built, just like defensive structures do.
  • Orbital factories are pretty cheap.
  • Some bugs were discovered in the playtest, which is a good thing because it means Uber will fix the bugs, it’s a bad thing because it means we won’t get the build today.
  • The metal sliders in the system editor are in the game and working, and pretty cool according to the developers.
  • When you select a unit, it’s a circle selection rather than a square.
  • The devs are saying Orbital feels much better – a lot easier to use. Which is a really good thing, Orbital has always been lacking in Planetary Annihilation thus far.
  • Nuke launchers have had their costs increased to 21,000 metal. The missiles probably also had a cost increase.
  • Aside from the new Avenger model, the firing animation is different, and they have this really cool, almost transformer like, folding out when they’re launched from the Orbital Factory.
  • There’s no explosion when orbital units are destroyed. 🙁
  • The match ended in a self destruct as the developers ran out of time.