This update brings a number of quality of life updates, as well as some very cool new features to Boundless. From today, you’ll be able to enjoy 4 new Guild Buffs, and a brand new Machine, the Chrysominter.
The Chrysominter takes any object in-game and converts it into Coin. This will be a variable base rate and will be calculated differently for each Item. These rates will change over time based on our analytics. So for example, Rock or Soil will pay out less than Diamonds or Rubies. It’s important to note that this isn’t designed to replace selling in stores - the Chrysominter won’t pay out more than the player-run economy.
It’s best to think of the Chrysominter as a way to make a quick buck, rather than big bucks. A good use case would be a Player who is left with several stacks of Rock after a mining expedition and wants some quick Coin to open their next Warp. Think of it as a way to ensure there’s always a way to generate income if you’re willing to gather the Resources.
One side-effect of the Chrysominter is that this will be the first time Coin values will be shown as decimal values in the game’s UI. As another example (not using real values), let’s say Rock is worth 0.1 Coin per unit. 10 Rocks would need to be input to make 1 whole Coin. Decimal values will be for these purposes only, with the minimum usable value still being 1 Coin - so you won’t be able to buy or sell goods for less than 1 Coin via a Plinth.
The Chrysominter will pay out in multiples of 100, so although conversion is instant with no waiting time, nothing can be withdrawn until the Machine’s balance hits 100 Coin. The Machine does also have Power Coils available, providing a boost of 5% yield for each Coil (up to a maximum of 8 coils).
As mentioned above, this release also features 4 brand new Guild Buffs. These are;
- The Weapon Augment Buff which will give your Guild Member’s Weapon Augments a boost to Durability, letting them Hunt for longer.
- For the Miners out there, the Hammer Versatility Buff allows Hammers to damage Blocks which usually require a Shovel - useful for those high-volume digging operations.
- The Bonus Consumables Buff gives Crafters the chance to receive an extra Brew or Food for free for each one they create.
- The Spark and Wear Buff will allow Machines to use less Power and last longer without repair. Build the relevant Helix today to start using your Buffs!
Of course, this update also brings a wealth of fixes and quality of life changes to Boundless, and you can read more about those in the full patch notes over on the Forum. Work is well underway on the next updates to the game, and we’ve got some very cool features lined up - watch this space…
For a little more depth and background on this release, James explained the reasoning behind the introduction of the Chrysominter in the release notes, so head over there for a deep dive into the new addition. Release 221: Chrysominter!
See you all in there!