Here's something to cheer up a reign on Monday morning: RimWorld's free 1.1 update is being implemented today for everyone, and better yet, a surprise DLC called Royalty was released. Do not worry, it is not a real battle.
The expansion means that some pretty glamorous figures can decorate their space hovel, since the DLC introduces a new "hyper-advanced technology of culture (ing) linked to honor". Despite its science fiction capabilities, the Empire still uses a hereditary system of government and can grant real titles to your settlers. While this gives the colonists psychic powers, they also become rather hoity-toity, demanding luxurious rooms and beautiful clothes while issuing "wild decrees that must be carried out", and occasionally play the piano, harp and harpsichord . I'm not sure how my roommates still hold me.
The advantage of enduring all this is that your settlers gain the psychic power to make enemies vomit en masse … among other things. The DLC also introduces high-tech weapons that "speak directly to the wearer through a psychic link," and a selection of body implants. I'll take the nuclear stomach for the next time I go to the pub.
Along with these new toys, something unexpected, Royalty adds a lot of missions to RimWorld. That may sound unusual for a simulation game generated by procedures, but missions are also generated procedurally to match: with different goals, enemies, rewards and global conditions to add variety to each challenge. Some will require you to host guests, while others ask the player to build "something special." Allies can request help from settlers, nearby sites can open for exploration and threat missions can throw a combination of horrors into their colony. Survive those and you will be rewarded with equipment, titles, allies and goodwill faction.
Fortunately, royalty does not cost a princely sum, and can be collected for £ 15.49. For all the details about the expansion, be sure to visit the Steam page.
Meanwhile, update 1.1 (which was tested on the unstable release of Steam a few days ago) is now available to all players and adds a lot of changes in the quality of life, new animals, weapons and traits, all for free . Unlike the cost of satisfying its elegant settlers.