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If you like total freedom in the way you conquer the enemy this is the ultimate war game for you. Build freeform constructions as a medieval Builder, fight in sword duels as a Knight or snipe with your bow as an Archer.
Release Date: Nov 5, 2013
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Build 1233 - Builders and Archers

September 2

Another balance and fix build, this time addressing builders and archers much more than knights.

Be wary of falling spikes!
Builders

  • Repairing Builders can now repair damaged blocks for the cost of a full block, which helps avoid structures collapsing and makes maintenance much more convenient. Doesn't work on doors/platforms/traps/spikes etc yet - just solid wood/stone blocks.
  • Spikes
    Spikes now pass cleanly through 1 wide holes, and shouldn't get "stuck" on background walls any more.
  • Buggy Hitting
    A few more bugs have been fixed in builder hitting - there are a few more that will be getting attention in the next build, but most notably you should be able to attack enemy structures through team-mates again (no more asking knights "please move i cant hit the door")
  • One Hit Kill Mines
    Builders can now more easily defuse mines without mishap to allow offensive mines to be sensibly countered without interfering with their utility elsewhere.
Archers
  • Triple Shot Changed
    The triple shot is no longer an inaccurate streaming 3 shots, instead it's a 3 shot "shotgun". Charge times are the same.
    This serves 2 purposes:
    • a little easier to use in support and CQC, as there's more tolerance missing with a cone of shots than 3 relatively straight shots.
    • Reducing tower spam, as the enforced cone of fire means that firing mindlessly from a tower is hopelessly inefficient - firing at groups still works but you need to focus your single shots if you want to snipe, not just mindlessly overcharge.

  • No "pierced" sprites
    We felt that this was just unneeded clutter and took the opportunity to remove the "stuck in arrows" - they were hurting FPS and sometimes obscured the team of various units (not to mention had crazy results with siege engines and boats)
  • Can climb arrows in all structures
    Arrows should stick into all structures in such a way that you can use them as arrow ladders, this includes platforms, traps and doors.
Knight
  • Only real knight relevant change is very slightly slower jabs - they may be able to be slowed more but they're almost back to the previous build rates currently, going to move slowly on this one.
Fixes and Tweaks
  • Clantags displayed differently
    They'll show up in chat and on mouse hover, but not in the scoreboard; this is an experiment to see if it helps player identification, we might need a separate column in the scoreboard for clantag, feedback here is welcome, leave it in the forum thread. Clantags are also accessible by script for modders now.
  • Arrows hit mines again (this was a bug).
  • Flag blocks building in slightly smaller space.
  • Fixed water stunning teamies on direct hit.
  • A lot of stuff doesn't decay or decays much more slowly.
  • "Recent Damage" is tracked a little longer - no more missing kills for fire arrows.
  • Pickup priority tweaks - still not perfect by any stretch but should be more predictable now at least, as it's based on your position instead of a weird combination of cursor and player.
Have Fun!
Max/Geti

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BUILD 1215 - Rebalance and Fix Central

August 15

New build for KAG - potentially a little rough around the edges but what's there needs to be tested with the public before we can move much further.


Now with extra flammable platforms!

New build is going out at the moment, should be a long build but out in 30 minutes or so from this post. There will be the usual lull as servers patch over between maps and the client builds aren't done, and again as the steam build propagates out - don't panic if you see lower than average numbers in the next few hours.

Here's a summary of the more serious changes, split by section:

Balance Changes:

  • Knight Rebalance
    There have been some long-standing complaints about the knight; this should help to address a lot of them and help reign in some of the more obscure parts of current knight play.
    • Shield Glide is no longer infinite
      Your shield glide will gradually lose its effectiveness as you fall through the air - you can put more wind into your sails with multiple bomb jumps, but this alone makes knights a lot more prone to gravity (like every other class). You can also no longer infinitely climb up walls with wall jumping.
    • Jab does minor stun
      Players from classic era will remember "slash cancelling" with jabs - while this is very ping dependent, we've decided to try it out again. It lets you get a quick, reactive cancel to someone charging a slash or double slash in front of you with jabs.
    • Slash doesn't break shield for as long
      Slashes will not break a knight's shield stance for as long, giving them a chance to attack back with jabs if you're "slash surfing" them.
    • Circle of Power
      All of this together helps enforce a circle of power in knight combat options: slash > double slash > shield > jab > slash - there's still the wildcard of shield bashing and bombs in the mix to keep things fresh of course, but this should make knight combat a little less slash-heavy.
  • Archer Tweaks
    • Reduced stun range
      The range at which arrows stun players has been reduced a little.
    • Special Arrow spam discouraged
      When firing special arrows with legolas, you will automatically switch to normal arrows for the 2nd and 3rd shots. This is to further encourage actually aiming with special arrows instead of just spamming 3 bomb arrows at a tower with triple shot.
  • Drills builder only
    At the request of the community by poll, drills have been made builder only for now. We'll see how this change affects their use and the builder's place in the game.
  • Map Borders
    The map borders are active on all edges, including the top of the map - this prevents simply "jumping over" tall structures.
  • Weaker Wall-run
    Wall running has been reduced from 3 tiles to 2, making smaller structures more significant.

Fixes and Smaller Changes:
  • Platform Fixes
    Lots of issues with platforms have been cleaned up, most notably grappling them, wallrunning on them, and fire spreading through them. They also got a small sprite facelift.
  • Mine Fixes and balances
    Mines explode with much smaller radius, collide with platforms, don't explode with materials on them, and shouldn't go invisible any more.
  • Spawning timer no longer resets on click
    This only really applies to CTF - TTH still has wave respawning and some limitations there, though it should fare a little better than it did.
  • Server Fixes
    A memory leak in the server was identified (finally) and fixed.
  • Storage Changes
    The storage is a little more attractive, has damage frames and responds to lantern containment - thanks to community member Skinney for these changes.
  • Saw changes
    The saw spews out a slightly more reasonable amount of wood.
  • Spectator Fixes
    Several fixes to the spectator mode have been made, most notably including it getting "stuck".
    Thanks to community member norill for these fixes.
  • Interface Fixes
    Some discrepancies with the TDM and CTF spawn time interfaces have been cleaned up.
  • Stun Fixes
    Stun is now respected for picking up/throwing items, and for using drills.
  • Builder Hitting Fixes
    Builders should have a slightly easier time hitting what they want to hit - theres still a few finicky edge cases but overall it should behave more sensibly, especially when trying to mine tiles near objects.
  • Tips on Death
    Some helpful, community sourced tips are displayed while you're waiting to respawn - you can turn these off (along with other ingame help) with f1.
  • Fixed Builder digging in no-build zone.
    No more undermined tents or halls.
  • Fixed CTF HUD not showing for 1 flag maps.
    Speaks for itself, annoying little bug.
  • Emoticon bindings in Entities\Common\Emotes\EmoteBindings.cfg.
    If you need faster access to some of the emoticons you can now rebind them clientside, though it is a little fiddly.
  • "No Chat Bubble" option and some options fixes
    For those sick of seeing chat hovering over someone obscuring the action, you can now turn these off in the options menu.
    Some other options that were having issues being saved should be fixed now too; let us know if any options still fail to be saved after quitting the game normally.
  • Fixed lots of Larger Resolution Issues
    Larger resolutions now have fixed size cursors and can aim accurately, and work for vertical aspect ratios too if you're that way inclined.
  • Lots of other fixes and tweaks - changelog too big! I'll put together a changelog to include in the forum post, though it may take a little more time.
General Concerns:

  • Archer may be too strong We're well aware of the potential for balance changes like this to swing power too far "the other way". We'll be watching very closely in the coming week and adjusting things as need be in a follow-up build.
  • A focus has been put on Gravity A lot of the changes here have put a focus back onto gravity - we want structures to have more of a purpose, people to need builders a little more, and vertical play to be a little more dicey; we also want to see less of people building giant turtle towers behind their base and flying all the way across the map :^) Keep this intent in mind when you're cursing at not being able to jump up "measly" 8 high tile walls - players are going to have to adjust to more "grounded" play, and that may take some time (at least a few games).
Looking forward to seeing you guys in game to put these changes through their paces! I'll be around tomorrow to make hotfixes if necessary but hopefully they can wait until next week - after the game re-stabilises.

Have Fun!

Geti/Max

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Reviews

“No other game allows you to build a castle, actively fight off invaders, and then jump onto a catapult to be flung over the walls of your rival’s castle to claim its inner sanctum as your own.”
4.5/5 – http://indiegamereviewer.com/review-king-arthurs-gold-build-destroy-and-storm-the-castle/

About the Game

If you like total freedom in the way you conquer the enemy this is the ultimate war game for you. Build freeform constructions as a medieval Builder, fight in sword duels as a Knight or snipe with your bow as an Archer. KAG blends the cooperative aspects of Lost Vikings, mashes them with the full destructibility of Worms and the visual style and action of Metal Slug, brought to you by the creators of Soldat.

  • Build Defenses With Freeform Building
  • Destroy the enemy castles with physics and explosives
  • Freedom to move by land, water, dig tunnels or fly in the air
  • Use the environment to burn or drown enemies
  • Interact with a living animal and plant world
  • Drive siege machines with your teammates
  • Fight with 32 unpredictable humans in multiplayer
  • Freely change to one of 3 distinct classes
  • Singleplayer, cooperative and competitive game modes
  • Customize with 60+ unique heads
  • Create your own adventure with community created mods & scripts

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 256 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.1GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 256 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Lion
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.1GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 256 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.1GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
45 of 52 people (87%) found this review helpful
99 products in account
2 reviews
165.6 hrs on record
King arthurs gold is one of the most satisfying games i have ever played.
Nothing in this entire world beats the feeling of watching the frigtened, scattered and wounded faces of your enemies get clobbered in with a giant sword, or watching as the improvised wooden huts that your enemies used as a "base" burn quickly to the ground.
And the most amazing part is when you finally, after nearly an hour of constant struggle, getting the last flag and charging home with your team on your back.

and dont even get me STARTED on the swordplay.
The swordplay feels smooth as butter and is rather responsive and feels GOOD.
(did you get that? it feels GOOD. like, nutella sandwich good. yea, its that great.)

But i feel as if the archer class is a little weird to play, especially if you are planning to grapple on to a wall and snipe. Its still good, but it doesnt hold a CANDLE to the knight master race.

The builder is basically a fleshed out version of the TF2 Engineer. you can set up ballistas and catapults, you can make tunnels (teleporters) for your team to use, you can build workshops for your team to buy usefull things like kegs (big bombs), bombs (weaker bombs), mines (self explanitory), as well as water based bombs and arrows (stun bombs).

8.5/10 es rly gud
Posted: June 9
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40 of 46 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 products in account
1 review
1,159.6 hrs on record
Great game. Involves skill & timing. Too many hours spent.
Probably the one game I've played the most in my lifetime
Posted: May 5
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
50 products in account
2 reviews
784.7 hrs on record
dont waste 500 hours of you life on this game, no wait, do, it has been some of the best hours of my life, knowing awesome people making friends and kicking ♥♥♥♥, ive gone through good and bad in this game for 2 years, i love it so much ;u; KAG is love! KAG iss life!
Posted: June 27
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
23 products in account
5 reviews
7.6 hrs on record
King Arthur's Gold. Where do we begin?

Let's say you just start in the game. You have no tutorials, you are just thrown into a random game. What do you do? You begin building a fort. You see someone else doing an entirely different thing. Are you doing it wrong? One guy is putting trap blocks over a hole, another is digging a large tunnel with water, another is creating rooms packed with traps and class shops. Who is right and who is wrong?

All of you are right! This game encourages creativity. Using what's around you and turning it against your enemies. A shark in a pit killing soldiers? Turn it into a trap. Enemies built a wall? Launch yourself in a catapult. It is all these different ways to play that make every game so fun.

Assume they are putting heavy siege upon your walls. Off the top of my head, you can:
- Build tunnels for a constant stream of defense.
- Fill a boat with explosives and ram it into them.
- Get a boat full of builders to destroy the small base they built.
- Build walls behind the wall that is under siege
- Dozens of more ways, for you to discover!
To counter these:
- Have builders climb up using ladders to destroy the tunnel.
- Sacrifice yourself by turning the boat back into their wall, toppling it over into their base.
- Knights to stab the builders.
- Put your catapult on a boat for a constant push on each wall.

TL:DR, King Arthurs gold is a fun game that encourages creativity to defeat your enemies.
9/10
Posted: June 19
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26 of 41 people (63%) found this review helpful
131 products in account
5 reviews
5.0 hrs on record
ran into enemy team with lit bomb in hand, killed all including myself 10/10
Posted: June 25
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253 of 284 people (89%) found this review helpful
230 products in account
2 reviews
34.0 hrs on record
This is absolutely brilliant! It's like a turbocharged multiplayer Lemmings. The insanity you get on a 20-player server is hilarious. It really is as crazy as the videos above suggest, but it's better than it looks.

Definitely my multiplayer game of the year 2013!
Posted: November 25, 2013
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