Mod of the Year!
SWAT: Elite Force made it into Moddb's Mod of the Year spot, at #10. We also won Editor's Choice for Singleplayer mods. Thank you everyone for your votes. They certainly paid off! It's the first time that a SWAT 4 mod has been recognized as such, and hopefully we can reach higher for next year.
In case you didn't realize it already, Happy New Year! 2018 is going to be a peak year for SWAT. In particular, we're going to focus on a few things:
- Future Elite Force versions (of course)
- The SWAT 4 + Elite Force Wiki (detailed below)
- A new Patreon campaign (detailed below)
- Bringing more people into SWAT 4
In 2017, we saw SWAT 4 get put on GOG.com, Elite Force got some huge upgrades, and SWAT 4 got many articles done about it on major websites. Let's carry that momentum into 2018!
The SWAT 4 Wiki
Many people didn't know about this, but there is actually a SWAT 4 Wiki filled with all kinds of information about levels, equipment, and even the characters you'll run into in the missions. However, we could always use a helping hand there. I was waiting on announcing the wiki on Moddb until there was a reasonable enough amount of content, but there is quite a lot of information!
Thanks of course to Trev421, LeRutY and all of the other people who have contributed on the wiki.
Thanks to my Patreon contributors, we were able to help ValeRa purchase servers for a recent Barricaded Suspects tournament. This inspired me to start a new campaign. I want to purchase some official servers for SWAT: Elite Force. My current idea is to purchase servers on MarkMods.com and run an SEF Official NA, and an SEF Official EU. Currently I have enough patrons to fund just one of these servers at 10 slots, or both of these servers at 5 slots. Ideally, I would like to have both of these running at 16 slots. We will need roughly $50/month to have both of these servers at 16 slots.
On top of the good feeling you get from donating to us, you'll also get your name in the credits and/or a fancy Discord role. For more information, check out the Patreon page.
I took a small break from SWAT related stuff over the holidays and will be sharing information about the next cool stuff that will come, as it is made. No need to worry! The next version is still several months away as we are focusing on adding some really solid new features to the game. The new weapons are just the first piece of the new changes.