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After the original v3.0 of Blade of Agony has been taken down one month ago to calm things down, we are proud to announce the release of the updated version 3.1 which will be unleashed on Friday 9th 2021 - yes, already next week. As we have gone already into details about unfortunate coincidences and mistakable controversies in past articles, it's about time now to showcase what has been changed and improved.

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After the original v3.0 of Blade of Agony has been taken down one month ago to calm things down, we are proud to announce the release of the updated version 3.1 which will be unleashed on Friday 9th 2021 - yes, already next week. As we have gone already into details about unfortunate coincidences and mistakable controversies in past articles, it's about time now to showcase what has been changed and improved.

The new version is not just about changes, it's also about completely new features, but let's take a look:

What's new for v3.1?

  • New launcher (written from the ground, with additional options)
  • Addons (a total of 12 gameplay mutators, featuring interesting replay-possibilities, loadable with the launcher)
  • Ultra-Widescreen support (for 21:9 screens)
  • New damage and powerup screen indicators (including indicators for grenades, damage direction, damage types, powerup cooldowns)
  • Completely revamped fullscreen hud (powered by a new widget system, with transparent backgrounds)
  • New additional boss battles and enemies
  • Achievements system (total of 34, achievement board in the briefing room)
  • Performance improvements (higher fps rates on weaker machines)
  • Replacement and improval of edgy and sensitive content (e.g. removal of historical references towards the Holocaust, character renaming, content replacement)
  • Improvements to make the player-placed mines more useful
  • Sprite improvements (additonal rotational sprites for 1-directional enemies, hires sprites for numerous lowres variants)
  • Options menu simplification (making it more accessable to people outside the GZDoom community)
  • Includes latest stable GZDoom 4.6
  • Countless bugfixes, adjustments and improvements (over 400 Github commits)

Is this enough to keep you psyched? Well, we are, and we can't wait to release the new version of Blade of Agony to you - it was worth the wait and it is worth to play it (again).

PS: A very special thanks goes to our beta testers x3003, hawkwind3, Shockwave508 and everyone else who was active on our GitHub issues page. Another thanks goes to mgrinzPlayer for the new launcher. Thanks to all of you helping us improving the game. This wouldn't have been possible without you!

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

Im disappointed you caved into people saying you cant portray your art as you wanted

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Popscleman
Popscleman

I Agree

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Wolf_000
Wolf_000

I do too, but its only a game they made for free. When people start threatening to dox you, make you lose your job and it can affect your family and friends that have no involvement, that is going too far, they did the right thing. Just doesn't mean its a good one or that they are proud even. But when you're an adult, you have more to lose than just being burned online.

IF you wanna be disappointed, be disappointed to the people who forced them do it, go to their streams and forums and complain there instead of going after people who are providing you free entertainment.

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TheLastJedi
TheLastJedi

A historically accurate and horrific portrayal of The Holocaust is now "Edgy Content"

JFC

I respect the hard work you have done to bring this mod to life, but you and the other devs should have taken a stand.

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

They could of like, at the very least released a seperate version that is censored without removing the original

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Tleno
Tleno

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"Hey what if victims of real world tragedy became monsters you gotta shoot" is neither respectful nor historically accurate.

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

Then dont play it? If you dont like whats in it, no one is forcing you to play this mod man.

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TheLastJedi
TheLastJedi

The entire war was a real life tragedy, doesn't stop people making video games or mods about it.

The Wolfenstein series is based off the idea of "What if the Occult and Technological achievements the Nazi's used during the war were real?"

Is S.T.A.L.K.E.R a no-no to you because it took place during a historic tragedy? since the mutants were most likely both humans and animals.

The Zyklon C Zombies are neither respectful or historically accurate. AND ITS FINE! Why? because it's Wolfenstein that's why, and the fact ITS NOT REAL AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE BOTHERED BY IT!

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Tormentor667 Author
Tormentor667

The Zyklon C zombies, experiments and occult stuff won't be removed. It's only minor changes. I guess people fear more worse things to happen as what we actually changed.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

Why would we not fear the pending changes? Your demented critics demand you change:

- Historical WW2 occult paintings reflective of demonstrating just how evil and mentally deranged the Nazis were (which is accurate of their personality and emphasis the immersion of their evil nature and shalt not be removed).

- That LITERAL feminazi-sympathizer coward Major Arlene wants you remove the sprites of female nazi being killed over a slight-tear from her shirt.

- She also wants you to remove the female tortured victims (but of course, let's ignore and condone the male civilians being tortured! Totally not misandric and hypocritical of her!") Neither of the tortured prisoners should be scrapped! They emphasize immersion of the Nazis evil nature and are historically accurate.

- She cried wolf about an obese Female Ubersoldat boss and her "big breasts", as if obese women don't have boobs! **** is Arlene in? Third-grade?!?

- What is next? Removing Mengele as a boss, Izak Stern as a prisoner, more historical elements of WW2 erased to appease cyber-terrorists?

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Besides renaming the Randi Heit character (the only criticism of which I can agree with those parasites from Doomworld), there are PLENTY of reasons to be fearful of your new "solution"!

I am holding on tightly to the 3.0 build. If your 3.1 does have better updates far as gameplay improvements, I'd rather just transfer those changes to the 3.0 version and preserve the old vision.

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geedra
geedra

Did you just say Major Arlene? I passed by her twitter page only a couple of times. but anyways I don't think she's in a position to make any demands, cos for one she's not working on the game and it's not her work. BOA dev doesn't owe anyone anything and shouldn't kowtow to censorship.

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DOOMGUY914
DOOMGUY914

She made a youtube video pointing out all these aspects of the mod, and gaslighted the criticism to the mainstream, after the initial shitshow on Doomworld forums.

She also de-listed said video when she realized she wasn't getting support for her views. Shame.

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Guest
Guest

Tleno

*BZZT* SJW detected

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CrossDressiNate
CrossDressiNate

No one cares. If you can't handle the world, don't leave your home and shut the internet off.

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CrossDressiNate
CrossDressiNate

Adding new content is meaningless if you just cave into communist trash. Especially since it replaces the original content

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rhody_girl
rhody_girl

Nailed it, Sister!

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

*Brother

Apparently the user is male (according to profile).

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rhody_girl
rhody_girl

K. The username literally contains the word "CrossDress". So, I decided the word "Sister" is/could be accurate.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

Haven't heard of femboys mate?

Dressing like a woman doesn't make you a woman. Likewise with tomboys; dressing like a man does not make you a man.

Though if he had a sex change operation that'd be a different story.

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Guest
Guest

yes, i totally agree with your Logic,
why would the Communists sworn Enemies of the Nazis ever want People to know about the Atrocities commited by them, just makes no Sense,
silly me for not connecting the Dots sooner.

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rhody_girl
rhody_girl

You basically "cucked down" 'cause you were 'dead-naming' a character that was based on a zDoom dev! Said char was around like atleast 2.0 iirc.

Furthermore, you rejected your artistic freedom and gave in to mob mentality! Disrespeting freedom of speech/expression for all that is! What's so difficult 'bout releasing a 'Lite' version for spoiled brats who can't handle the truth?!

Be advised: I'll keep distributing 2.0/3.0 for all folks who want the true experience. You will receive the same backlash as the Ion Maiden/Fury Devs did back in 2019.

Sincerely,

a (trans)WOMAN

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

Thank you for ensuring this piece of art and love stays available to us even if those who hate art dont want it to

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rhody_girl
rhody_girl

Much appreciated

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CrossDressiNate
CrossDressiNate

Can you say based?

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

BASED

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Tormentor667 Author
Tormentor667

We are sorry to have disappointed you, as you make good points. Though please read my longer reply below for some more detailed explanation.

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Guest
Guest

Where do I go to download your 3.0 version?

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Tormentor667 Author
Tormentor667

We do not accept any links here to a 3.0 release. If any of these get posted here, we will delete them.

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WW1enthusiast20
WW1enthusiast20

Watch JMAA might complain on his youtube channel and call you a infiltrator and say youre not trans. Because god knows that creature JMAA (The guy that called a bomb threat in to a police station as a joke) has the deciding factor according to his retarded beliefs. Lmao. Good on you Rhody, keep being amazing.

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PurpleRhino83
PurpleRhino83

(buried)

This much malding over stuff that were pretty tasteless to begin with? Damn..

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Iron_
Iron_

That's not a word outside your twitch containment zone, trash.

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anime_tiddie_expert
anime_tiddie_expert

rot in hell, doom world scum

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

**** off! Lowlife Doomworld scum!

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SweetJuleka
SweetJuleka

I'm honestly disappointed in you people (the devs of BOA), and I don't think I need to explain why...

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Tormentor667 Author
Tormentor667

We are sorry to disappoint you, really. Read my longer explanation a few replies below and you will maybe understand our decisions.

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Conmiester
Conmiester

Not surprised since I knew it was going to happen from the start. If only the devs had the balls and the will to keep their original art than being like cowards and carving in to those idiots, this would have never happen but I guess it's "too late" at this point.

All we really need is, Someone out there who can restore the original content/art as an addon when v3.1 is out. That way, we won't have to play the official version that is censored.

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Tormentor667 Author
Tormentor667

Creating a user addon that restores content is fine from a modding perspective, as long as someone is interested in creating it. We won't forbid that.

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Conmiester
Conmiester

That's fair enough, after all.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

I can at least side with that... Honestly relieving to read that.

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

Good man

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godnevermess
godnevermess

this is all good, of course, but now it is clear what audience you are working for. This game is not for ordinary mortals, but for mentally ill f*****s. Ion Furi decided who they are making games for. They realized that the f*****s were not playing their game. But you probably don't fully understand this.

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

They change it for who screams the loudest and threatens them.

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PurpleRhino83
PurpleRhino83

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Hey do you reeeeally want the CONCENTRATION CAMP SURVIVOR ZOMBIES (among other things) in your cartoony ww2 shooter that bad? At this point you must have realised that this says more about you than the mod itself right? You must know that not all "artistic works" are worth expressing, yeah?

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

All art is worth expressing so long as if its passionate and made to entertain or express a message worth exploring.

Why censor what someone else is using for their vision? No one is physically hurt by this and if you dont like what they make then its your choice to not consume it

What artistic works are not worth expressing then if this is not okay? A fictional shooter where the antagonists are literal unjustifiable monsters who turn people they view as "subhumans" into unthinking weapons. Are you saying that we shouldnt demonize the nazis? Dont do emotional appeals dude, its not a good way to reinforce your arguments

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CrossDressiNate
CrossDressiNate

No one gets to decide what art is ok, and what art isn't. Censorship has no place in any form of art, or even any place in a free and open society. Go back to the playground, since peer pressure is so important to your shallow world view.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

I kind of disagree with that to some degree (*cough* pedo/loli art *cough), but for the most part, you are totally correct.

Almost none of BOA's content should be censored. The only change that ever needs to happen is renaming the Randi Heit character (unless he can garner consent from Marisa Heit to use her birth name).

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anime_tiddie_expert
anime_tiddie_expert

go back to twitter and leave our community alone commie scum

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

Ho look! One of the lowlifes (PurpleRhino83) from Doomworld has come here to cry storm!

**** off wanker!

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Tormentor667 Author
Tormentor667

We are in a different situaton than the makers of IF, you can't compare the situation.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

Hardly different. 3D Realms caved in because ResetEra infiltrators terrorized their Discord community and smeared them as homophobes.

You are caving in because Doomworld cried wolf and wrongfully accused you of being anti-semetic, misogynistic, and transphobic.

EDIT: I saw your long discussion regarding German laws. Somewhat disregard this message (well the caving-in part).

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