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There’s a cold wind blowing on the island, and the inhabitants are ready to get their kill-streaks on. There’s so much to be thankful for: Big bones, big lungs, ol’ painless, leg days, even deep digs.
What’s that? You didn’t hear that some old favorites are making a comeback with a twist? Well quit gobbling that buttery corn cob and read on!
[b[The new patch will be released on Tuesday, November 22nd. Servers will be down starting at 10AM Eastern for up to 4 hours.[/b]
This time out we’re focusing on a couple of key aspects of the game: Aggressive vs. Passive play and melee combat mechanics.
Aggressive play (which is inherently risky) is not adequately incentivized and leaves the victor vulnerable to vulturing, while passive play (which is dull to spectate and can lead to crowded end-of-match scenarios) presents no major risks or downsides. While we do not intend to eliminate passive play, we do want it to be a risky choice, so we’ve implemented the following changes:
The U.S. presidential election is nearly upon us and just when you thought the last political shots had been fired, The Culling has a final trick up its sleeve that could decide the outcome of the race. That’s right: Trump and Hillary masks are making their way to the island (sorry, Gary Johnson).
In the final hours before Super Tuesday, Culling contestants will show their support by dressing up as their favorite candidates. Hop on a private server (hosted in Frank’s garage), build a wall around your Airdrop landing pad, and leak the blood of your enemies. Step aside, Washington Post, The Culling is ready to flex its influence and rock the vote!
The new patch will be released on Monday, November 7th. Servers will be down starting at 8AM Eastern for *up to* 4 hours.
In addition to goofy rubber masks, this patch has A LOT going for it. For months we’ve been systematically targeting various core game systems and overhauling them to be more balanced, more competitive, more fun and more... “more”.
This time we have Airdrops, Economy, and Match Events in our crosshairs.
You can read the details below, but the short version is that we now have Early-, Mid-, and Late-Match Airdrops that only become available at specific time intervals (provided you have enough FUNC). Coupled with a stingier economy, we expect Airdrop choice to be more interesting strategically and more critical to the outcome of matches.
Perhaps the most exciting thing about this round of changes is that for us it represents a critical milestone on our Early Access roadmap. At this point we’ve addressed all of the game systems that required overhauls, which frees up more of the team to focus on the Major Update that’s still in the works. There will be more patches before the update, but they are likely to involve fine-tuning, rather than huge shifts. This is the stimulus package we’ve been looking for.
In a tip of Frank’s fedora to the Cullmunity, we’ve made a few timing tweaks to Blocking and Shove, we’ve added Cullmunity tournament-winner banners to the Cullmination, and we’ve made it easier to view the scoreboard when you’re spectating.
We’ll see you on the island!
EXTRA BONUS SECTION:
Hot on the heels of their Culloween event, the Cullmunity is gearing up for their biggest tournament yet to close out the year.
The Cullclusion (http://theculling.com/blog/2016/11/3/cullclusion-pre-qualifier-event).
More guests, more prizes, and the biggest purse to-date; it doesn’t get much better than this.
Proceeds from entry fees for the tournament are being delivered to the Texas Homeless Network, helping those in need during this holiday season. That’s literally a win-win when you put your money where your mouth is!
You sign up and get more details on the Cullclusion here. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cullclusion-2016-tickets-27792364711)
But what if you want to put your fist where your mouth is? Well you’re in luck friend, there’s an option for that.
Each weekend leading up to The Cullclusion on November 18-20th we will be running Pre-Qualifiers to help contestants book their very own free ticket to the tournament!
Windows will be open starting on 12pm EST and closes 6pm EST ( Nov 5/6, 12/13). During this time period, a contestant merely needs to meet the following minimum requirements to be entered in the running.
Play at least 10 matches during the time period
Win at least 1 game
Get a minimum of 3 kills in a single game
If you haven’t registered for the free Pre-Qualifiers, what are you waiting for? Click here ! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-qualifier-for-the-cullclusion-event-tickets-28860449381)
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