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Smashball Times announces the upcoming patch this week, and tells how team captains can get free access to official Smashball servers for league matches!

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In This Issue:

  1. New Update This Week: Are you a Swinger?
  2. Team Captains, Get Free Match Servers!
  3. Match Highlights: PLTO trounce IDF
  4. Forum Turds, by Zed Anger
a swinger

Yeah, he's a swinger.

New Update This Week: Are you a Swinger?

Smashball Labs announces new animations, bug fixes.

Smashball players will be extra rabid this weekend, after their Steam
client automatically updates their game with the new patch!

Most changes address minor bugs or exploits, such as goal-crowding
and goalie-pulling. The new patch contains a few new features, like:

  • New animations for hooking, carrying the ball, and the MIRV.
  • Streamlining of the Locker Room.
  • Automatic Team Balancing.

"We plan on sending our build out to Steam by tonight," said Glarg
Xuulhumper, Vice-President of Lies and Bullshit. "It may take a few
days for the patch to go live, but it should be up by Friday."

The full changelog for the patch can be found here:

Team Captains, Get Free Match Servers!

All Teams Can Play on Official League Servers

Want to schedule a match against another team, but you don't have a server?
Gnash your teeth no more! Now any team can set up an official ISL server to
play a match against another team.

"We're still working on a lot of the automatic league integration, like
automatic server-starting, demo and video generation, and
coach mode
," said Prok Unfilatior, Vice-President of Making Stuff
That Blows Up at Smashball Labs. "Until then, we want to make it easy
for teams to play in the Summer 2009 Season."

Team captains can find instructions for requesting access here.

plto idf
Brave Little Bugs

Match Highlights: PLTO trounces IDf

One would be surprised at any other result

The Pluto Paladins steamrolled the
Iskandar Dragonflies
last week 67-27 at the Murderplex on Alpha Erandi VIII.

After a rough no-score first round that left them down 0-7, the Paladins got their asses
in gear and started cashing in the points. They tied it up by the end of the second
round and kept up a steady stream of runs and shots throughout the rest of the game.

The Paladins dominated the MVP lists, with PLTO DoomyDoom
scoring a whopping
36 points. The Dragonflies played a team game, but they weren't able to keep the ball
out of their goal room. They passed a lot more than the Paladins, but got far fewer
attempts on Pluto's goal.

The Dragonflies performed an admirable job, considering they're the farm team
for the venerable Iskandar Dragoons.
ID 5arge, the owner of the Dragoons, even played as Halfback in the match.

Forum Turds

by Zed Anger

Those amoral lunatics in the Smashball Forums have
been hard at work this past week, probably all hopped up on whippets
and listening to devil rock like Marilyn Manson and Def Leppard and
watching The Daily Show. Some of the ripest moments have been:

  • What is this?
    Some sordid collective diary of depravity?
    "Forward carcass in Smashdome this morning, lasso burns on broken armor. This game is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The chokes are extended gutters and the gutters are full of goo and when the drains finally scab over, all the halfbacks will drown."
    And it gets worse from there. Half of the pro players seem to have similarly
    sick existences.
    You thought
    athletes in the NFL were bad? It turns out one of our players, CookieMonster,
    has a fetish for the truly bizarre. Proscuttio? Really? Is this what we have sunk to?
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