We have another great update to Boundless for you today as we release the second wave of Farming content! In this release we’ve introduced Decorative Crops, Beacon Boundaries, and some super helpful filters in the Knowledge and elsewhere.
The new Crops are;
- Imperial Harlequin
- Ancestor’s Blade
- Ornamental Oortweed
- Trailing Starblossom
- Sentinel’s Crest
These can be planted throughout your Beacons (as long as the correct growing conditions are met), just like any other Crop. Prestige Crops will eventually wither and die, removing the extra Prestige they give - so you’ll need to keep a good eye on your Crops and replace them regularly to benefit from their Prestige boosts. To craft most of these, you’ll need to use drops from the regular farmed crops. Sentinel’s Crest, however, will be harvested from Meteorites on Elemental Worlds.
We’ve also expanded the protection afforded to Beacons in Boundless. Upon reaching 10k Prestige, a horizontal boundary will now be automatically reserved around the outside of your Beacon. Other Players will be unable to claim these without specific Permissions, granted by the new title of ‘Surveyor’.
This will allow Players to plan their larger Builds as they expand, and will mitigate disputes over bordering Settlements. When multiple Beacons meet and Reserved Plots overlap, the Plots with the oldest claim have authority. For those who wish to disable this, the option will be accessible within the Beacon Control menu. For example, a typical use case here would be if you were looking to building a road network.
It’s a seemingly small change, but the new filter and search system within the game’s menus should make things a whole lot easier - from Crafting to going shopping for Ingredients, the ability to search for specific Items within the game’s various menus should come in very handy.
Of course, we’ve got all the usual fixes and quality of life updates in here too, and the full patch notes have all the details - Release 227: Decorative Crops!.
Enjoy the new-look farming everyone, and please share your screenshots with us as always!