After two and a bit days downtime we return. The forums and site are returned and in full working order, however we've lost all the mailing lists. These will be started again the near future and will be more tied to the site.
In the past week and the time the site was down we've been cracking on with BG. Predator has been preparing patches for the mysteriously broken bg_forestroad and some bug fixes for bg_bunkerhill. There will be a quick 1.2.2 patch before the new year to sort out most of the issues that we've had (there are only a few and there all minor bar the bg_forestroad problems).
BlackPanther has been doing some exciting work on g_snowlake for 1.3. This includes a whole rebuild of the lake area and reworking of the capture areas. To the side you can see two screens showing his progress. I have also been working with BlackPanther on the new site design which will be rolled out in the New Year. A screenshot of a work in progress build of the new design can be seen to the side as well.
We'd like to welcome Forklet to our team. Forklet will be working on the character skins for 1.3. Forkman will be a familiar face to a lot of you due to his work with Gettysburg, GreenLight by Invasion Works and being involved in the BG community over
the past three years. Expect to see exciting work from Forklet shortly.
Forklet our new character skinner has got straight to work and he wants to use you. That's right we want you (or rather your face) to star in future versions of the Battle Grounds (1.3 and above).
We're looking for you to submit pictures of your face head on. The best quality pictures and faces will be selected and used in future BG versions. For more details here is the info Forklet posted on the forums.
There are just a few requirements that must be met by applicants:
* Image Quality: Quality: Pictures must be taken using a digital camera, in good lighting conditions (no dark, murky, web camera pictures please!)
* Pose: Applicants must not be wearing glasses or any form of hat, and the picture must be head on, i.e. no profile pictures please!
If you say "Yes, I can do that" and fancy having your face in the game, please link your pictures in a ZIP file in this thread with your REAL NAME in the reply somewhere.
Just so you know, not EVERYONE will get their face in, but I will try hard!
So there you go, now you you've got to be careful who you headshot or you could lose your head!