A new big slice of content has been patched into Starbound's 'stable' branch, meaning it's ready for the masses to consume. This update brings a much sought after feature: planet bookmarks, which lets us keep tabs on favourite locations.
It also includes teleporters for us to zip around the vast galaxy, and uses Teleporter Cores to create new stations. Adventurers also now get pets aboard their ships to feed and nurture.
These little pets will roam the ships and investigate various objects and develop an appetite for certain foods. A Food Bowl keeps them nourished while you're away, with a Pet House also craftable for them to "sleep in adorably". A new biome is also now active on worlds; Slime Caves. These can be found deep in the earth of radioactive planets.
A new Ark destination has been added to the Ancient Gates which is a "huge and ancient ruin" to poke around in, and it also teases the overacting plot of the game, says developer Chucklefish.
AI pathfinding has been given an overhaul so now NPCs are smarter about "jump accurately and reliably" to find paths over difficult terrain, and they don't get stuck in liquids so easily.
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