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NordInvasion Client Release: NordInvasion 1.0.1 "Bootcamp"

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NordInvasion 1.0.1

Hello NordInvasion community!

For many months, we have been hard at work to bring you another great update to the mod. Today, we are pleased to announce that NordInvasion 1.0.0 is now released!

This release contains a wide variety of changes but most of them are focused around making the game more welcoming to new players. Our goal is to make the experience of joining NI for the first time more welcoming. In the past, new recruits were so weak that in many cases, they would die from only one blow of the first Nords. This is a frustrating way to learn a game and we feel it can be greatly improved. To this end, we have introduced a new tier to the character class tree, training, and a new game mode, Beginner mode.

Major Changes:

Training Classes
The training classes are designed to give new players a taste of each class from the start without having to commit xp. Each training class provides the player with a basic set of free gear to get started with. The training classes can be swapped out at any time with no penalty until the player chooses a path to follow further.

Beginner Mode
Beginner mode is designed to give new players a place where they can get started in the game with a more gentle learning curve. Beginner mode will be open to all players but will only reward players who are under level 28. This is intended to keep the Beginner servers a place for beginners to play without getting taken over by people hoping to farm. Interactive props such as health and ammo restore points are also highlighted to draw new players to take a closer look.

Support Class Requirements
The requirements for support classes have been adjusted to level based without any need for assist xp. This allows for players to start bringing in support gear sooner without being forced to choose between levelling up or helping the team. All assist xp that has been spent so far to get your support classes has been refunded.

Assist XP Range
Assist xp is now rewarded over the entire map rather than only players within a certain distance.

Activity Tracker
Players who have been inactive for a certain period of time will stop receiving assist xp and loot until they become active again.

Client Version Check
Servers will check if the client is running a compatible version. If they are not, the player will be warned of the incompatibility and then removed from the server.

More Changes:

Nearly all early-tier equipment has been rebalanced to fall inline after the new training gear.
Tome and Barrel uses trigger a chat message.
Replacing items during prep time will not change your death counter.
Wraiths have returned to Hard, Ragnarok, and Cavalry mode.
The in-game gold counter is now accurate up to 10 million.
The scoreboard shows the total number of bots in each wave and how many have died.
The scoreboard also shows a count of the spectators.
There is a new chat screen to see all the messages without kills and assist xp (press 'O').
Map makers can now set weather and time-of-day more easily.
Various fixes to overlays and chat prompts.

There are bound to be a few outdated item stats on the website so expect adjustments over the next few days.

Map Updates:

Ancient Bastion
Caravan Ambush
Coastal Raid
Handes Retreat
Kings Castleyard
King Reach
Medieval Fields
Old Shire
Royal Observatory
Swadian Bay
Swadian Castle
Swadian City
Great Hall
Swadian Keep
Swadian Overgrown
Swadian Temple
Swadian Town
Swadian Village
The First Defence
The Great Hall
Traders Valley

New maps:

Forest Outpost
Graubergen
Nordic Fortress
Swadian Citadel
Swadian Folly
Hypers Castle (coming soon)

New Developer:

With this patch, we would also like to welcome Kanade Tachibana to the development team! His focus is on the game code and many of the improvements in this patch are thanks to him.

Donations:

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the people who have donated so far. Your support is greatly appreciated and is what keeps the servers running. NordInvasion survives entirely from donations from players, admins, and developers alike. One-time donations soon pass away, however, and once again we ask for your continued support. If enough people donate regularly - even in small amounts - we will be able to keep NordInvasion running for a long time to come.

NordInvasion 1.0.1

The NordInvasion updater is available here

The full patch is available here

Merry Christmas!

Love,

The NI Family


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