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Another Halloween; another PVKII update. Introducing the Viking Bondi! This update brings the 10th class to the game, combat and balance updates, visuals and more!

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DAWN OF BONDI UPDATE - PVKII Beta 0.4.1.0 Update Changelog & Release Notes

Another Halloween; another PVKII update. Introducing the Viking Bondi! This update brings the 10th class to the game, combat and balance updates, visuals and more! Check out the trailer by AGSMA below!



Highlights:

  • The 10th Class, Viking Bondi
  • Class and Shield Balance Updates
  • Code Fixes and Updates
  • 15 Achievements

Screenshots:

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Changelog
Please see below for a summarized changelog that details many of the changes in this release. Head over to our Bugs/Support Forums to report any issues.

Main Features:

Bondi
The youngest of all the Viking classes, the Bondi, is a freeman who owns a land, proud of his farm, and is seasoned in the art of hunting.

A hunter, swift with his bow. Immense strength with his atlatl. And a piercing, precise, seax. A new range element unlike his elders in battle. He is less honorable a man for his lack of melee weapons, however his steadfast charm for hunting and gathering makes him an honorable story to his family. But his story is a quest of vengeance. His land is taken; his family murdered. And so he seeks to end the lives of those who attempt to take all he has left.

Special
Hunter Rapid Fire. Use in the heat of battle, Bondi enters a euphoric hunter state to release multiple arrows in succession towards targets with piercing damage.

Voice and Music
Voiced by Franki “Hankshaw” Garpeman, a real life viking conquering the internet with his deep voice and sexy Nordic accent. Known for his voice work in the Elder Scrolls Renewal: Skywind project, Reficul, Crystals of Fate, and more recently, Quantum Replica.

Bondi Musical Theme by Dylan JDM

The Bondi is the culmination of countless hours of hard work from PVKII Developers, Authorized Creators, Beta Testers and Contributors, with significant efforts coming from: Corvalho, jRocket, Lord B, and our amazing coders and QA/testers!

Character Classes

  • Updated team balance for bondi update

  • Bondi Dismemberment

  • Can slice up ragdolls into gibs with gibs enabled with some limitations

  • Can now attack gibs and bounce them around with some limitations

  • MAA special no longer slows down movement during the warm-up phase

  • MAA can now get excited properly during his special with weapons other than his halberd

Shield Re-balance

  • Only fully charged shield bashes can stun

  • Cannot be stunned by shield bashes if blocking, but your block will be cancelled if it is fully charged

  • Reduced shield knockback to make sword counters more relevant

  • Slightly reduced shield bash hitbox to make bashing people behind you more difficult (a full fix will come at a later time)

Code Updates

Misc:

  • Ragdoll lifetimes and limits can now be fully customized beyond player limit, or “Doom” style ragdolls that almost never go away

  • Misc. crash fixes and crash exploit fixes

  • Add “cold” damage option to trigger_hurt, which uses a blue fullscreen damage indicator instead of red

  • Fast weapon switch enabled by default

  • Powderkegs should now always be transmitted regardless of how far away they are as well as players holding them, which should fix the inaudible keg bug

  • Miscellaneous minor performance increases, particularly on player spawn

  • Weapons no longer block you from switching to other weapons (useful to the randomizer plugin where you for instance couldn’t switch between the Berserker’s bigaxe and Huscarl’s two handed axe)

  • Impulse 101 now really gives all weapons

  • Disabled team is now a ConVar “mp_disabledteam” which could be used for mods, to disable a team on any map, or enable a team on a map that has a disabled team

  • New “instant_trigger” entity for mappers/maphacks, a radius based trigger that doesn’t use a brush

  • Fix modified balance servers not being tagged as such in some cases

  • Remove damage dealt label from scoreboard as it’s not completely accurate

  • Remove redundant NAT warning

  • Minor updates to net_graph to show more information

  • Add cl_menumodels ConVar to disable models in the main menu (may be useful on Mac if you crash while joining a server sometimes)

  • Add server-side option to disable player sprays “sv_playerdecals” in case you don’t want players potentially posting adult content

  • Updates and fixes to MapHack scripting interface

Achievements

Bondi Achievements

Bondi - Play a full round lasting at least five minutes as a Bondi - Title: The Ranger
Hunting Season - Kill 3 enemies with the flatbow within 10 seconds - Title: The Predator
Long Distance Relationship - Kill an enemy with the atlatl or flatbow from - Title: The Life Coach
We’re Having Parrot Tonight - Hunt down 20 enemy parrots with the flatbow - Title: The Bird Man
The Gutting - Kill 25 enemies using the seax - Title: The Field Dresser
Anyway You Slice It - Amass 100,000 points of damage against your enemies using the seax - Title: The True
Raised By Wolves - Kill 20 enemies while they are in mid-air using either your flatbow or atlatl - Title: The Jungle Cub
Lay Low, Aim High - Kill 5 enemies with atlatl headshot while crouched and not moving - Title: The Squatter
Green Team - Assist 100 kills as bondi - Title: The Viking
Got Something To Prove Kid? - Amass X objective points as a Bondi - Title: The New Kid
Reinventing Archery - Kill 10 enemies with Rapid Fire special - Title: The Andersen
Beast Mode - Kill 3 enemies with Rapid Fire special in one life - Title: The Beast Killer
Hiding in The Daisies - Kill 2 enemies in a row using rapidfire while pushing up daisies - Title: The Botanist
You Wood - As a Bondi, collect 50 missed bolts/arrows from the environment (not pickups) - Title: The Gatherer
Bondi, Janus Bondi - Dominate an archer or a sharpshooter during a single life - Title: The Hunter

Contributions & Other Noteworthy
Agsma - Bondi Trailer, Promo Art
Corvalho - Promo Art
Roald - Bondi Trailer Environment
Phonebooth - Texture Art

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Happy Update and Halloween everyone!

PVKII Team
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