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As promised in the last post I will now go through the 5 attack lines on the map and try to illustrate some of the upcoming changes in more detail. Enjoy!
The area between A2 and A3 has gotten a hill sneaking across the road, while the road leading towards A3 is more sunken into the terrain, secluded with shrubbery and bushes.
After managing to sneak a lot of improvements into the town map, I managed to sneak up on Reto.Ratamahat and ask him to talk about the upcoming improvements and tweaks to the Town map. – Reto.Robotron3000
In the upcoming Keating build, we have given the Town map a graphical makeover and made some improvements to the level design. In this post I highlight some of the most important differences, and compare the old with the new. If you’ve been playing the map for a while, this might be a speedy way to find new hiding spots, and develop attack lines and defensive positions!
Continue reading to see what else has been polished and improved.
As an extension to the matchmaking work required by ‘Play with Friends‘ and as part of the general effort in making the game easier to understand for new players we are working on adding tiers to matchmaking as has been requested by the community for a LONG time. So without wasting further keystrokes, take it away Reto.Hal9K (tier 3) – Reto.Robotron3000
To help avoid the situation where first-time players are being completely overrun by more experienced players, we are working on adding tiers into the action game matchmaking. This is also a benefit for the veterans, as they won’t be as frustrated with people new to the game who might not yet understand what “NMY pz3 at B2 app. B3″ means. :-)
In the first iteration we will stick with two tiers, cleverly named: Tier 1 & Tier 2
We are continuously trying to improve performance as well as add more content to the maps. These two things often pull in opposite directions as more objects in the game gives more hiding places while also hurting performance. We try to keep ahead of the issues of bad performance by tracking performance over the different builds.
Jefferson and the accompanying Videolog is online. As you will probably be aware, it is summer here on the Northern hemisphere, so a lot of us are having some time off to go on vacation, frolick in the sun and spend time with family and friends. But fear not, not everything stops. We are gathering feedback and data and hotfixing Jefferson as fast as possible, if you run into issues, please head to the forums, and even if you might not get a reply from a developer immediately, we are reading and following up on all the important threads. As I am up next for some R&R there won’t be an Intelligence Bulletin for the next two weeks, but then I expect to be back with tall tales from the Swedish forests and a lot of information on the next exciting features for the game.
The team here is currently working on four major things: First is hotfixing bugs on the Jefferson build on live, second is helping the next build Keating through it’s Quality Assurance sessions to get it stabilized, third is working on features for the upcoming builds and last, but not least – vacations at various beaches and chilled white wine in the shade.
That is all from me, and have a great Wednesday everybody! :-)
The new build ‘Jefferson’ is online with a number of new exciting features (and a lot of bug fixes) and we hope you will all help us welcome new players and community members to the game. Following hard on the videolog from May, we herded Reto.KenSolo and Reto.Colding into the editing booth and they went to work. Take a look here:
The new build named Jefferson (after the Canadian Brigadier James Curry Jefferson) is online.
There are of course more happening in the build, so continue reading for more details…
The ‘Jefferson’ build will introduce some fairly large changes to all the rules behind the scenes of battles in the Strategy game, as Reto.indusninja has already described in an earlier post. Some of the changes – like the new skirmish battle implementation – have had some impact on Mobile Command, in that they of course need to be shown in some way.