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MrCrispy  [developer] Aug 23, 2013 @ 7:10am
Map Editor Class/Weapon Balancing Feedback
Soldiers!

One of the most frequent types of feedback we receive is regarding the balancing of certain weapons, equipment, and classes in Ace of Spades. And we love to hear it!

Currently the Map Editor update is in Beta, and includes a number of balancing tweaks designed to improve gameplay. We would like to take this opportunity to gather your feedback about these changes - and any other balancing changes you would like to suggest!

Here are the most notable changes in the Map Editor Beta so far:
  • Reduced Starting Block Count for Commando, Scout, Engineer, Miner, and Zombies
  • Reduced Max Block Count for Commando, Engineer, and Zombies
  • Max Block Placement Distance Decreased
  • Pistol Range and Max Ammo Reduced
  • Snub Nosed Pistol Max Ammo Reduced
  • Minigun Max Ammo Reduced
  • Shotgun Max Ammo Reduced
  • Drillgun Max Ammo Reduced
  • Jetpack Fuel Refill Rate Increased

Your feedback should focus around these variables:
  • Range
  • Reload Time
  • Delay (From Click to First Shot)
  • Shoot Interval (Time Between Shots)
  • Accuracy
  • Recoil
  • Player Damage (Including: Torso, Head, Arms, Legs)
  • Block Damage
  • Entity Damage
  • Ammo (Including: Initial, Max, Restock Amount, Clip Size)

In your feedback you should break down the weapons and/or equipment you would like to see balancing changes, and which particular elements. We will later take this feedback and make decisions on any additional changes that should be made, taking into account the balancing of the game, rather than just popular demand.

You can find out more about how to join the Map Editor Beta here: {LINK REMOVED - Please don't spam, and be wary of scams.}http://bit.ly/15fK2Ed

Looking forward to reading your feedback!
Last edited by MrCrispy; Aug 23, 2013 @ 7:12am
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Ls_K Aug 30, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
So its good to hear that you finally decided to update the game. :)
But these (balancing)changes do not adress the Problems you created with the last update. Not at all actually.
And since there are like 6666 Threads about "how you ruined the game with the last update", i'm sure you know what to do, so i wont stress that here.

But to give you a little feedback on the balancing side, yes, "Jetpack Fuel Refill Rate Increased", that is good!
Also i think you should reduce the ammo given through boxes a little bit.
And i would not reduce the Max Block Placement Distance, because i think its already okay like that.


And to be honest, if you just do some kind of "Rollback" to the (lets say) January version of the game and add the Map Editor, this would be cool. The game was a lot more fun back then.

Aaaand when can we expect the update being released? (getting out of beta)
Fr8_Train Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:54pm 
How do I upvote this? Because I agree with everything Ls_K SAID! I can assure you not one single person will complain about the patch being "Rolledback". The game was indeed a lot more fun before the patch and the only time I bothered to run Ace of Spades is only to check and see if anything has been changed. Please, make it like before!

P.s. Most Pre-fab structures have to go. The ease of poofing structures really takes away from the building aspect of the game and is no fun when Zombies build bridges from the other side of the map in under 1 minute and vault into your base. Like I said, please bring back the old Ace of Spades. Thank you!
Last edited by Fr8_Train; Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:55pm
MrCrispy  [developer] Sep 4, 2013 @ 8:40am 
Hey,

Thanks for your feedback guys, I don't think we'll be able to do something like a Rollback at this stage. What aspects don't you like the most in the last few updates and I might be able to let you know how we're already addressing those, or can try and squeeze them into the next update. Especially if it's regarding balancing.

FYI - Serverbrowser, and votekick are two things we're already working on :)

Regards,
MrCrispy.
Ls_K Sep 4, 2013 @ 10:07am 
First, i ONLY play zombie mode, because this is the only one i like in this game. But i played it A LOT! I really enjoyed that. I really enjoyed playing the Jetpack guy, and i was really sad when you introduced the both new jetpacks. I dont like them. It would be cool if you could Re-introduce the old one.

But yeah, a good Server Browser should be priority #1, because this is the reason nobody plays this game anymore i assume. Its good to hear that you are working on that one.

Since i never hosted a server in this game before, i dont know about this, but Server-Admins should have the chance to decide on their own, wheter they want to enable Vote-Kick or not.
This Feature was often abused.

As soon as the Update goes live, i will tell that to all of my Friends i played with, and then we will see, if you successfully revived this game!
Blingie Sep 5, 2013 @ 11:55pm 
Originally posted by Ls_K:
First, i ONLY play zombie mode, because this is the only one i like in this game. But i played it A LOT! I really enjoyed that. I really enjoyed playing the Jetpack guy, and i was really sad when you introduced the both new jetpacks. I dont like them. It would be cool if you could Re-introduce the old one.

Old horizontal jetpack was the best thing about the Rocketeer and introducing it to the Engineer would be great.
Last edited by Blingie; Sep 5, 2013 @ 11:56pm
Rocky1138 Oct 2, 2013 @ 12:20am 
Originally posted by MrCrispy:
Hey,

Thanks for your feedback guys, I don't think we'll be able to do something like a Rollback at this stage. What aspects don't you like the most in the last few updates and I might be able to let you know how we're already addressing those, or can try and squeeze them into the next update. Especially if it's regarding balancing.

FYI - Serverbrowser, and votekick are two things we're already working on :)

Regards,
MrCrispy.

Instead of doing a rollback, offer the classic mode as a new gametype like zombie mode, et. al.
MrCrispy  [developer] Oct 4, 2013 @ 2:25am 
@Rocky -> You can play the mode "Classic CTF" already! :)
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