Prepare to set sail once more as the relatively sizable naval update has entered its BETA phase! We need all hands on deck as the new game-play additions will require plenty of testing to make sure everything is in order before the update sees a full release.
Have a read at our latest blog post for a brief look at what’s to come.
What To Expect? A Brief Rundown
Well, where to start? When we said that the update is relatively sizable, it is indeed relatively sizable.
Starting from the largest of additions, the 50-Gun Frigate based on the ‘La Proserpine’ is truly a sight to behold! She packs enough arsenal to make quick work of other vessels pending that its crew is sufficient to the task. Rocketboats will also come in especially handy during the bombardment of coastal fortifications. Work your way through the enemies’ defences and create a breach before the landing parties do their deed.
Speaking of coastal fortifications, the Coastal Siege game mode will also be making a comeback! We have done extensive development to ensure smoother server performance. Prior to this update, servers on both the Coastal Siege and Naval Battlefield game modes idled at a 100% CPU usage due to several inefficiencies with how a third-party plugin functioned.
Now that this is over and done with, monthly costs for renting a coastal or naval server can be reduced by providers to almost match that of servers hosting army-based game modes. We do certainly hope to see crews forming up and more events taking place on this front.
It’s going to be quite the task to consolidate all that was done into one ‘brief’ summary. Row-able rowboats, completely redesigned the Naval Battlefield game mode so it functions according to a score-based mechanic, a new interface detailing the ship’s current statuses, designated rowboat spawns ensuring that players always find an available spawn point to join the round irrespective if a particular ship has been sunk, players are now rewarded with personal score for contributing towards the primary objective of sinking enemy ships and a whole lot more.
If you’d stick with us for a while longer, we’d like to let you know of other game-play oriented features present in this BETA besides all the naval and coastal goodness. Roleplay sits quietly in the current of a game like this and seeing the popularity and daily occurrence of community-hosted events, more functionality in support of this would indeed make for a great addition.
Providing solid groundwork for various roleplay scenarios to occur, hosts can now configure limits for classes, define the allowed spawn-able classes per spawn point and the equipment they spawn with, spawn props on a pre-defined location per map rotation, allow players to equip weapons from racks or even replenish ammunition and the list continues. Guides detailing how hosts can make use of this new functionality will be provided for.
Be sure to check out our updated roadmap if you’re interested in knowing more about our plans for both the naval and coastal scenarios. A new coastal siege map currently in the works is planned for release with the same update.
Participate In The BETA!
Would you like to have a go at what’s to come? Join us in the BETA! Hop in on our Community Discord to do so. You'll find all the details on the #announcements channel. It’s a great chance for you to provide us with feedback before the update sees a full release and help us make sure that everything is working as intended while you’re at it.
Everything present in this BETA is still a work in progress and bugs are to be expected.
Once again, thank you for your support and until next time, may good health be yours.
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