Beeline has released the below statement regarding some of the changes found in the new patch:
Hi Ghostbusters Community,
With the many changes we have made in this update, the value of the items in the game have changed as well. Rather than forcing players to hold onto items that may no longer be as valuable as they had been, we have chosen to reimburse players with Power Cores for any premium item purchases, and we have awarded bucks for any non-premium items. Players may now re-purchase any premium items they still would like to own.
Slime has changed significantly as well, and players will now receive as much Slime as they need to progress through game play. Players will no longer need to accumulate large amounts of slime; therefore the Slime quantities have been reset accordingly.
We hope this helps to answer many of your questions.
For those wondering, here’s what’s new with update 1.3.0:
Supercharge Your Team in Ghostbusters 1.3.0!
- The better the gear, the better the light show! Maxed-out weapons now produce more spectacular beams.
- Spend less time grinding to collect slime and more time upgrading your equipment
- Unleash devastating area effect attacks with all-new Buster special abilities
- Boost your team’s power for a tough bust with disposable gear
- Use your PKE meter to track your progress as you clear out troublemaking ghosts
- New destructors terrorize New York!
Zynga’s highly popular iOS game Respawnables didn’t really interest me all that much it was released late last year. I’m not really a “handheld guy”. Heck, aside from Beeline’s Ghostbusters game, all of my other gaming habits rest around my consoles. Then I saw this image…
Ghostbusters!? PROTON PACK!? Oh, consider me interested!
The above (and below shot) is from Respawnables brand new update, featuring both Ghostbusters and Men In Black items.
If you’ve never played Respawnables, it’s a a third-person shooter and will probably remind gamers of similar titles like Valve’s Team Fortress.
If you’re a Second Life player and a Ghostbusters fan, be sure to check out “Slime Square.” It’s a world/sim dedicated to recreating some of the best moments from the Ghostbusters franchise as well custom role playing.
Here’s what co-owner Aaron Leitch had to say about the project:
This is a fully-immersive Ghostbusters environment – complete with most of the major scene locations from the movies and cartoons. (Spook Central – including Dana’s and Louis’ apartments and Gozer’s Temple, the Firehouse, the NY Public Library, the Manhatten Museum of Art (Vigo still on display!), the Tavern on the Green, the Doomsday Door, the Pillar of New York, the Slime River, the Ghost Zone, etc, etc.) Everything is interactive in some way, and most locations are well haunted. This is the largest and best Ghostbusters homage ever seen in Second Life or any virtual reality platform outside of the Ghostbusters Video Game. :)
However, the real hook is the Ghostbusters RP Game. This is a fully-automated ghost-hunting game that runs throughout the sim. At the Firehouse, “Janine” (an A.I.) receives and screens incoming calls, then dispatches players to haunted locations to bust the ghosts. In-game money is earned for each ghost trapped, which is then spent on things like pack recharging, equipment upgrades, etc. There are even slime samples and haunted artifacts to collect, and Black Slime to avoid.
Players can purchase equipment from ANY Ghostbusters line - the two movies, the RGB, the EGB, the GB Video Game, the Kenner Toy line (for kid avatars) and even our own “Future GB” creation. We are also working on a line based on the original storyboards for Ghostbusters 1. :)
Some of the content that’s available:
I’ve never been a huge fan of Second Life, but I absolutely enjoyed the hour or so I spent in this world. I talked with Vigo, blew up Gozer’s temple (Stay Puft included), fell into the river of slime, made a toaster dance, had a ghostly moment at the New York Public Library, visited Ray’s Occult and that’s just the tip of the slimed covered iceberg. If you’re a fan of Second Life or just an open minded Ghosthead, give it a try.