I’m just dropping by to give you a few extra details about a little feature I’ve snuck in that’s going live with the September release. It’s probably just appeared in the patch notes with the following message:
- The character selection screen will now present a warning drop-down if the user’s Omega State has expired since they last logged in.
We’re working to do a better job at telling you about your current account status, and this is the first tangible product from that. This feature is targeted at one specific use-case, and it’s this:
“I am a titan or supercapital pilot, and my subscription has lapsed without my realizing it. I need to be warned before I log into the game on my super, as it would be extremely vulnerable.”
The way the feature works is that when you log into the game, the server checks to see if you were omega the last time you logged in, but are now alpha. If you meet that criteria, you will see a little dropdown like this:
At this point, you have a decision to make. You can continue to log in on any of your characters as an alpha, which may affect the state of your ship and modules. You’ll get a little splash screen letting you know you’re now an alpha, and at that point you’re considered informed. After this you will not see this banner the next time you log in, but it will return to help you if your subscription lapses again in the future.
Alternatively, you may wish to ensure you are omega status before you log in. You can purchase omega via one of several channels. Once you have purchased omega, please be aware that this banner is not constantly polling for subscription updates. It checks your subscription status only once per login, and will not vanish once your omega status is activated. If you would like to be certain that your omega status has been processed, you should close and re-open the client. This will prompt the client to re-check your status, and once the banner ceases to appear your omega status has been processed and you are clear to log in.