You can now buy pets in the donation store! From parrots to withers, there is a huge variety of pets you can get. You can ride them, put them on your head, have them follow you, name them, and more! Buy your pet now!
This update was actually released a bit early by accident due to the plugin being uploaded to the wrong folder, but alas. It adds new weapons called plasma cannons, which you can see more about on this page.
It also makes it so that the minimum cooldown for left-click weapons is only one tenth of a second, so ships with fewer weapons can fire extremely rapidly and ships with many weapons aren't too advantageous. Right-click weapons now have a cooldown of 10 seconds but were buffed - proton torpedoes have a huge explosion power (although you can now have far fewer of them) and heavy lasers have twice as many explosions.
There is also a neat little feature that lets you rotate your ship with hotkeys while holding a ship controller, without using a helm sign. To turn right, you can drop the ship controller (it will cancel it) (default key is q). To turn left, you can switch it to your offhand (of course, it'll cancel that too) (default key is f). You can even do this during ship combat while sneak flying! It is very good for maneuvers, and it lets you save space in your ship by removing a helm sign once you're comfortable with ship controllers.
Base shields have been updated to be faster and better than before!
They use less power when being attacked by massive barrages and they in general take less damage from starships, for starters. In addition, instead of going straight to air, there are levels - they go from white energy to yellow energy to orange energy to red energy to air!
This makes it almost impossible to get shots through without insane amounts of weapons, or a very complicated bomber ship (which can be countered with multiple layers of base shields, at the expensive of more power usage). It also solves many exploits relating to, for example, water.
Base shields are now viable machines for defending your base! You can use them to save yourself from raids by your enemies. (Keep in mind, they do have a finite amount of power, so you will want to have some offensive defensive measures too for serious base defense).
For more information about base shields, remember that you can see them here.