It's been almost a month since our Launch and things have been swapping between people taking a post-release break and dealing with real life issues to furious bursts of activity as people get time to work - Personally I've been wrapped up with trying to
a) Consistently get out weekly Shoutcasts (this weeks will be a day late by the way, not releasing until tomorrow).
b) Keeping the team on-track for our next release (this will be a significant release)
c) Working with the Balance Team to analyze all the replays and posts that have been coming in re: the state of balance for the next release.
d) trying to buy a house lol.... which is a much more time consuming process than you might think.
So heres the skinny on what you can expect in the OMG BETA 2 release - I can't give you a date of release but tonight we FINALLY passed the main hurdle that was holding it up (and had been a problem for the last 3 months actually) - Emplacements are working! After like 9 recodes they're now fully functional and just need some final pieces added, but the veterancy issue is solved, the scar errors are solved, we've been testing for 2 days and everything is finally working. If you see Marcus, buy him a Lexus.
BETA 2 Changelist:
Veterancy Effects added
Emplacements Added (may or may not be able to pack them up and move in this release, depends on how long everything else changes
Launcher 1 (the one screenies were posted of way back when)
COMPLETELY RECODED BACKEND (completely new company manager, battle room, etc.)
- New Battle Room:
- Fixed Ready/Unready button
- Host now chooses map when game is created
- Maps available for download when joining game
- Integrated Chat
- FUN/WAR Integration
TONS of stats integrated including but not limited to
Best Unit (Currently)
Best Unit (Lifetime)
Total Vehicles killed
Total Tanks Killed
Total Infantry Killed
Total Units Lost
Total Vehicles Lost
Total Tanks Lost
Total Infantry Lost
Top 100 lists for both players and units
WAR/FUN system (Can't give details on this yet but it will allow you to have multiple armies from different factions while making sure that the WAR CAMPAIGN counts
New Wear & Tear System
8-10 New & Updated Maps - Improved versions of Foy, Laya, Pavillion Square, Riverbend - New maps like Venue and a remade Point du Hoc as well as many other changes.
Experiance Rewards System to help new players or bad players field competitive companies
New War Challenges system
Things that MAY make it into this release:
FLASH War Map & Momentum Meter (for the WAR Campaign)
Advanced Training System (ATS)
So that's it for now, I know this update has been a long time coming but now that we're back on track and close to the release of BETA 2 you can expect content and development updates more frequently.