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It s unfortunate that King Arthur s Gold looks like Terraria, Starbound and the rest of that ilk. Because it is absolutely nothing like those games. What we have here is a tiny, heroic arcade murderfest between teams of 16 players on a medieval battleground that can be populated with huge towers and dastardly tunnels. It s also the only game for which I ve written a Steam review. Which must say something> about it s quality, but I m not sure what.

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Community Announcements - SallyTheButcher


It's time to upgrade your options with this Hurt + Heal DLC pack for Ace of Spades: Battle Builder. Adding 2 brand new classes of hero, as well as new weapon load-out options for all other classes, you can really add some punch to your creative shooting.

TWO NEW CHARACTER CLASSES
  • The Specialist: A run-and-gun mercenary with a shady past, this contract killer is not to be messed with. Get in quick, eliminate the enemy then get out even quicker. The Specialist's Fully Automatic Shotgun is the opposite of stealthy, and his Grenade Launcher really brings the thunder. Sticky Grenades and Chemical Bombs complete this highly toxic weapons arsenal.

  • The Medic: Heal up yourself and your team with a powerful Med Pack. Don't make the mistake of thinking the Medic is an unarmed nurse though - this battlefield doctor knows how to soldier their way out of trouble with a high-fire-rate LMG and tough Riot Shield to absorb damage.

NEW WEAPONS FOR EXISTING CLASSES
  • Commando: NEW Assault Rifle
  • Marksman: NEW Automatic Pistol
  • Engineer: NEW Mine Launcher
  • Miner: NEW Blocksucker

Get the pack and get in game to Hurt & Heal!
Community Announcements - SallyTheButcher


New Weapons
Brand new equipment options for the original 4 classes!

Commando



Parachute – Love rocket jumping? Hate the fall damage? Always dreamt of gracefully flying through the sky? Then suit up with this top-of-the-range parachute & make your enemies fear the air above!

Press SPACE again after jumping to open the Parachute.


Marksman



Radar Station – Do you find yourself looking down scope and finding no one? With the Radar Station even the loneliest Marksman can meet new people. Simple drop one of these little gems for a short duration of global map visibility.


Engineer



Disguise – Taking camouflage to a new extreme – be the block, wear the block, you are the block!


Miner



C4 – Timing not your strong suit? Pick the C4 (complete with detonator) for precise demolition & have a blast!


Balancing Changes
  • [Marksman] Increased the ‘aim down sights’ time for Bolt Action Rifle

Bug Fixes
  • It is no longer possible to place floating light blocks on the map so as to make you largely untouchable.
  • Fixed a graphical bug where entities (e.g. ammo crates) would turn grey if there were any falling blocks.
  • Spectators are no longer able to kick remaining players.
  • An issue with privacy settings in lobbies not carrying over to game has been fixed. Players can no longer join your game once the session has started and is set to ‘Invite’, for example.
  • Fixed crashes on Player Profile UI screen.
  • Steam Workshop: Subscribed maps are now only re-downloaded if the client's version is out-of-date.

Performance
  • Various performance optimisations have been made.

Localisation
  • Typographical corrections made across existing localised languages.



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Community Announcements - Shauny
As a thank you for your dedication to Ace of Spades we would like to give you the best offer on our Block N Load: Fully Loaded Edition pre-order!

Containing immediate access to the Block N Load BETA, our instantly wearable ‘Skins For The Win’ DLC Pack, a copy of Ace of Spades: Battle Builder, and the full game when it launches – all included in the pre-order price.

If you already own Ace of Spades: Battle Builder – we have an even greater price discount for you.

You can check out the game on the Block N Load Store page and if you're interested pre-order the game at a 50% discount exclusive to you as an Ace of Spades player.

Pre-order now!
Oct 28, 2014
Community Announcements - MrCrispy


Zombies,

We call on thee this spooky Halloween to unite in three Community made Halloween Maps!

Created by Ace of Spades Mapper "MrDisproportionateResponse" as part of the community run Halloween Map Competition run by the one and only friendly community Zombie Count.

The following three terr-ific maps are available to be played on all official Zombie Mode servers for a limited time during the Halloween period!

Draculas Castle - Steam Workshop


Pumpkin Patch - Steam Workshop


Trick or Treat - Steam Workshop


Get Infected! Launch Ace of Spades Now and find these maps on Official Zombie-Mode servers.

Vote for your favourite Halloween map: Click Here to Vote
Sep 2, 2014
Community Announcements - SallyTheButcher
Update Highlights
  • Ability to mod KV6 weapon & class skins
  • Vote kick improvements
  • Auto-balance adjustment to allow flexibility to join the same team when playing with friends in public matches
  • A lot of balancing changes throughout the game as requested by the community, including a nerf to the overall Marksman class & a buff to the Engineer class.
  • Map improvements
  • Menu improvements
  • Reintroduction of the colour palette throughout the game

    Modding
    Restrictions on KV6 modding have been lifted & so modifying your local weapon and class appearance is now possible. The only limit is the maximum dimensions: x = 48; y = 68; z = 38.
    The official guide to modding can be found here.

    Vote Kick Improvements
    • Kicks can no longer be initiated if the target player is in a team with 2 or less players.
    • Spectators can no longer initiate a vote kick.
    • If the kicker is on the opposite team to the target player, the kicker’s vote is no longer counted.
    • The pass threshold for a vote now takes into account half of the players in the team, rather than the entire game.
    • Vote kicks are now anonymous.

    Known Issues
    • There are a few cases where your name will be revealed rather than remaining anonymous

    Balancing Notes
    • The Pickaxe has had its player damage reduced.
    • The Pickaxe is also less powerful against blocks.
    • The Pickaxe now swings slower.
    • The Combat knife has had its damage dramatically increased.
    • The Combat knife is now slower.
    • Pistol headshot damage has been slightly reduced.
    • The shoot interval of a Pistol has been increased.
    • The recoil on a pistol has been significantly increased.
    • The Pistol has had its range reduced.
    • The Triple Barrelled RPG now has a larger blast radius.
    • The Triple Barrelled RPG now does twice as much block damage.
    • The Triple Barrelled RPG now deals slightly less damage to players
    • Regular grenades now deal higher damage to blocks.
    • The Bolt-action sniper has had its maximum ammo reduced to 7.
    • The Semi-Auto rifle has had its maximum ammo reduced to 15.
    • The regular RPG now causes less damage to blocks.
    • The pistol now has a slightly slower reload speed.
    • The Marksman can now fall a maximum of 30 blocks before death from full health.
    • The Marksman and Commando have had their speeds slightly reduced.
    • The Engineer’s speed has been slightly increased.
    • The Miner now starts with 0 blocks.
    • The Commando’s Shovel now digs at a slower rate.
    • Dynamite now has a maximum ammo of 1.
    • Dynamite now does more damage to player-placed blocks.
    • Dynamite now has an expanded blast radius.
    • Reduced the Torso damage of the Semi-Automatic Sniper.
    • Slightly reduced the Arms Damage of the Semi-Automatic Sniper.
    • Slightly reduced the Legs Damage of the Semi-Automatic Sniper.
    • Slightly reduced the Headshot Damage of the Semi-Automatic Sniper to balance it more with regards to the Bolt-Action Sniper.
    • Slightly increased the shoot interval of the Semi-Automatic Sniper.
    • Slightly increased the speed of the Crowbar.
    • The Commando now has access to the Fort Wall prefab.
    • The Scout now as access to the Caltrop prefab.
    • The Engineer now has access to the Bridge prefab.
    • The Engineer now has access to the “Super Pole” prefab.
    • The Pickaxe has been removed from the Miner’s loadout.
    • The Pistol now recoils upwards.
    • The Prefab lag should have been reduced.

We hope you enjoy this update as well as the recent dedicated servers update, and that it allows you to create even more amazing things!

Ace of Spades Team
Community Announcements - TauOmicronMu
Soldiers.

We are excited to inform you that the “(almost) everything you asked for” update has just been released onto the Community Beta Preview!

This includes a host of changes, including re-enabling Kv6 Modding, Balancing Changes and changes to maps!

If you want to check this out, head to your Steam Library, and right-click Ace of Spades. From there, click “Betas”, and change the dropdown option from “NONE – Opt out of all beta programs” to “community – Pre-Release Preview”.
For more information on the changes, head over to the forum post here : http://www.aceofspades.com/community/page/articles.html/_/official-news/new-community-beta-preview-r75

Enjoy!
Tom (TauOmicronMu) and the Ace of Spades team.
Community Announcements - MrCrispy
Soldiers,

You can now rent your very own Ace of Spades Game Server!

Create your very own, up to 32-slot server and customise it to your exact specifications! Carve your own take on existing game modes, host community created maps from Steam Workshop, or go vanilla and run Classic Mode 24x7!
With Dedicated Servers, the choice is yours…

We’ve partnered with one of the world’s leading providers of Game Servers, Multi-play to ensure you can host your own server from one of many worldwide locations, backed up by the power of ClanForge.

Get your Ace of Spades Dedicated Server Now: http://www.multiplaygameservers.com/game-servers/aos-aceofspades/

You can find help & documentation on how to configure your server here on the Server Guide Pages here!

Release Notes:

  • 'Prefab Lag' should now be resolved for most players

  • Server Browser has been updated with new filters to accommodate community servers

  • Server password prompts for passworded dedicated servers have been added to the map loading screen

  • A number of other minor tweaks and changes
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