It's been a busy few weeks for us! Last Wednesday we released a big update, followed by some additional fixes on Friday. We are looking into implementing bots for Frontlines in Verdun, and we know some people have concerns about this. We've said a little about that below.
The Wednesday update also included many adjustments to the new sound system that we're working on - if you want to try it out, we've included instructions in this post! Finally, we have more info about a reenactment battle being run by our community this Saturday.
FMOD Beta Sound System
We have been working on improving the sounds in Verdun and Tannenberg. You can already try them out and give us feedback in this thread
on the Verdun forums!
You can join the testing by adding the following to your launch options: FMOD FMOD_WIP
Note: make sure you are on the latest version!
How to add launch options: https://gyazo.com/142bc5d7db202d57b67addd377b2e167
There was a lot of speculation and concern about how bots will be added to Verdun. To clarify things, aside from the survey results showing a significant interest in adding bots to Frontlines, another reason we want to do so is as an option for the low population servers like ASIA, AU, SA, etc. This will also make the game playable in the far future when player count is very low on even EU and US. See it as a last resort when regular matches are not possible. You'll also be able to enable bots in private matches.
We also hope that bots will increase player retention, particularly among new players. If people know they can play a game anytime we should see more people online. For newbies, being able to start out with some easier opponents before moving to more competitive battles with humans should make the initial hurdle of getting into Verdun easier.
UserEcho Support Site
We are moving all bug reports and suggestions (except for particular things such as the FMOD beta sound feedback thread linked above) to our UserEcho support site[support.ww1gameseries.com]
. We have recently made some changes to the system there so that we can answer reports more easily. It's a great tool which:
- Makes it easier for us (and you) to keep track of suggestions and bug reports.
- Allows you to vote on what issues and ideas are most important.
- Makes it easier for us to communicate progress on issues or request additional information.
Focusing our attention there will allow us to react faster and more effectively. If you have any questions about how to best use the site, let us know.
The two GIFs in this post were taken during events run by the people behind the Verdun x64
and Tannenberg x64
group. They have recently reorganized their events into the three following categories, which should make things easier if you've not joined one before!
- Casual x64 Friday Matches (fun events)
- Historical Scenarios (themed public events)
- Reenactment Events (invite list only)
This Sunday they are running a Tannenberg Battle of Lemberg 1914 event. You can read more
in this post!
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