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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
Community Announcements - Shauny
As you may of seen already, Ace of Spades is free for the weekend! You can download and play the game immediately and you can also buy it for 80% off from our Steam Store page!

To get stuck right start the game go onto 'Join Match' then choose the Server Browser, from here you are able to specifically choose what type of server best suits you, be it ping, game mode or players.

Make sure to get stuck in and use the content featured from our creators on the Steam Workshop also, there's over 10,000 pieces of content on there!
Community Announcements - Shauny
Hello Soldiers,

Great news! Ace of Spades is 66% off for a limited time!

Ace of Spades: Battle Builder is the first-person shooter that lets you create your battleground, destroy it, then create it again.

Up to 32 players choose from seven unique classes and jump into team-based, multiplayer mayhem across an endlessly evolving battlefield, to construct, destruct and take out the oppsition.

Get involved in the action before the sale ends on June 30th!

Purchase Ace of Spades: Battle Builder!
Community Announcements - Shauny
As you probably know, this summer is host to the Fifa 2014 World Cup, which will be enjoyed by people all over the world. So, with this in mind, we thought we would run our own tournament to celebrate ‘Ace of Spades’ style!

This is a great opportunity for teams to get involved in a competitive 4 v 4 tournament and battle for glory……and prizes of course. The theme/style will be designed to complement the summer of football, accompanied by live stream coverage provided by our regular Twitch hosts.

Interested? Ready to have fun and pit your skills against the world alongside your friends? Then visit our event details page here and get the Intel on the event.

Teams will be drawn live on our Twitch channel at a later specified date, and teams drawn will be given a ‘country’ that is actually taking part in the 2014 Fifa World Cup. To add to the theme of the tournament we’ll decide upon the groups with the draw.

Prizes for the very top teams will include exclusive Deuce Box Heads, free Ace of Spades game copies, and Amazon vouchers.

Signups are now open at our Events page, and will close on Friday 13th June.

We hope to see as many teams as possible, so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Game on!

The Ace of Spades Team
Community Announcements - MrCrispy
We're happy to announce that from today, everyone can now access a preview of the upcoming Dedicated Servers update.
We have picked 3 key Community members to head up the servers for the three core regions, the admins can then recruit additional admins if they wish to help them run a great server during the preview period.

The Servers will be running on Multiplay's ClanForge Software, you can read up on all the features provided here

Count - Wiki Overlord, and awesome evangelist of all things community! He will be admining all the servers located in the US Region

Marisa Krisiame - Providing us with laughter with the 'easy-listening' music, and much super clever technical talk. MK will be admining all the server in the Australian region.

Old Flads - It's not often you see Olly without his Camera, he has been an awesome member of our Community, he will be admining the London Server.

Throughout the duration of the Preview you will only be able to play on the Servers provided in the Server Browser

How they choose to run the servers during this preview period is completely up to them, and we look forward to what they come up with!

Check out Old Flads' video of how to get involved in the preview.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wUY6t53XGNM

Or check out the text tutorial below to access the preview & get involved.

1. Head into your Steam Library, right click Ace of Spades then go into properties

2. Click the 'Betas' tab and enter the following code j@g3x_s3rv3r (This should provide you with confirmation of access to the 'Server Preview' branch)

3. Make sure the Server Preview branch is selected in the the drop down menu

4. Press 'Play, and wait for the update to download, go to 'Find Match > Server Browser > Community' and join one of the preview servers and play with everyone!

We hope you will check it out, and take advantage of the opportunity to get involved via the dedicated server update before it is launched.

The Ace of Spades Community Team
Community Announcements - Shauny
Hello Soldiers, as we approach the start of our GameBlast Stream we’re happy to announce that Ace of Spades will be going on sale from 10AM EST tomorrow until 10AM PST on the 24rd February with 75% off for £2.50, 50% of these profits will be donated to GameBlast.

The 24 hour Stream Schedule is listed below, we will go live on www.twitch.tv/aceofspades from 1PM GMT tomorrow. We hope to see you all there!

1PM - We announce the winners of the Ace of Spades RT, Follow & Win. (find out more)

1.30 PM - Public Matches on the AoS Servers

3PM - Custom Game Masscare (Crazy settings + Rules)

5PM - Custom Game Requests, the viewers decide what rules we play on.

7PM - Buildathon Winner Announcement - We review the top maps made with the GameBlast tag.

9PM - 2 vs 2 Charity Wingman Rumble - Highest team point score over the 2 hours wins!

11PM - Build a Battle - Zombie Midnight Theme, what can Shaun & Sally come up with?

1:00 AM - Bring Out the DEAD! - The Community Zombie voices come to life! In this special section of the stream, we show off all of the Community Made Voiceovers in Zombies!

3:00 AM - Best of Steam Workshop - Give an overview of who won the map making contest (cut down version) & then have a look through the workshop. We'll show you specifically why we chose this map and give you some advice upon on how to improve upon your maps!

5:00 AM - Public Freeplay - The Ace of Spades Team jump straight in to a public server to play a variety of standard games.

7.00 AM - Custom Game Craziness - Crazy combinations to the extreme, we may take requests from the viewers also!

9.00 AM - Build a Battle - We take on a Community Team to build the best map possible in the given time. (Dream Theme)

11.00 AM - GameBlast Grudge Match - 1vs1, 2vs2, 6vs6? Who knows! It's the battle of Green vs Blue!

See you there.

Sally, Chris & Shauny
The Ace of Spades Community Team
Community Announcements - Shauny
We’re happy to announce that the Ace of Spades Community Team will be getting directly involved in raising money for GameBlast with a 24 hour live stream, we’re thrilled for you all to join us. Find out all of the details below.

Dates

Februrary 21st 1PM GMT - Februrary 22nd 1PM GMT

What is GameBlast?

GameBlast is a special 24 hour streaming event for SpecialEffect, the donations you all make will go towards making gaming easier for people with disabilities. To read more about the event as a whole click the link (http://www.specialeffect.org.uk/gameblast)

Video about the Event - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKLNrCivOzw&feature=player_embedded
Event Information

We’re just under a week away from the event but we have three opportunities for you guys to bag yourselves some goodies for showing off your skills! Read more about each specific event below.

Bring out the Dead

We’re looking for some outrageous over-the-top or serious Zombie voices that we could throw into our Stream while we attempt to take on the Zombie horde at one point. We're looking for Zombie death notices and/or Groans, show us what you got! Follow the steps below to get your audio clip on to the Ace of Spades Group.

  • First of all you need to do is head on over to www.soundcloud.com and register, upon register then record your Voice Clip in the .ogg audio format.
  • Secondly, join the ‘Ace of Spades’ Soundcloud Group (https://soundcloud.c...s/ace-of-spades)
  • Upon joining, head over to your ‘Tracks’ then add your Zombie-esque track to the group.

Prize – You have the pleasure of having your voice being used in a special section of the stream!

GameBlast Buildathon

We’re looking for any talent map makers/teams to step up and make a map based on the theme of this event which is the charity GameBlast, when making your map it MUST have either the logo of ‘GameBlast’ or ‘SpecialEffect’ somewhere on the map.

We’ll be looking to feature some top maps so make sure you put your creative mind to use!

Prizes

  • The prize for your creativeness is a £50 Amazon Voucher. The Ace of Spades Team will also donate the equivalent of that value also
  • OR you can give up that prize voucher and the Ace of Spades Community Team will do the same for ‘GameBlast’.

2 vs 2 Charity Wingman Rumble

During the 24 hour stream we will be featuring some fun 2 vs 2 matches, anyone who turns up at the time of the event can take part but if you register early you will be first on the list to play. You can signup now in the 'Events' section of the Ace of Spades Community Site (http://www.aceofspades.com/community).

Prizes

The team that takes home the voucher is the team that wins by the highest margin, the game mode will be Multi-Hill.

  • The prize for winning is 2 x £25 Amazon Vouchers. The Ace of Spades Team will also donate the equivalent of that value also
  • OR you can give up that prize voucher and the Ace of Spades Community Team will do the same for ‘GameBlast’.

Steam Schedule
The Schedule will be updated each day as we get closer to the event!

1PM - We announce the winners of the Ace of Spades RT, Follow & Win.

1.30 PM - Public Matches on the AoS Servers

3PM - Custom Game Masscare (Crazy settings + Rules)

5PM - Custom Game Requests, the viewers decide what rules we play on.

7PM - Buildathon Winner Announcement - We review the top maps made with the GameBlast tag.

9PM - 2 vs 2 Charity Wingman Rumble - Highest team point score over the 2 hours wins!

11PM - Build a Battle - Zombie Midnight Theme, what can Shaun & Sally come up with?

1:00 AM - Bring Out the DEAD! - The Community Zombie voices come to life! In this special section of the stream, we show off all of the Community Made Voiceovers in Zombies!

3:00 AM - Best of Steam Workshop - Give an overview of who won the map making contest (cut down version) & then have a look through the workshop. We'll show you specifically why we chose this map and give you some advice upon on how to improve upon your maps!

5:00 AM - Public Freeplay - The Ace of Spades Team jump straight in to a public server to play a variety of standard games

You can already start donating for this worthy cause at (http://bit.ly/AoSGameBlastDonate), show your AoS colours by leaving a comment with your name! Starting next week, more information will be revealed about the stream, stay tuned!

The Ace of Spades Community Team
Community Announcements - Shauny
Hello everyone, we've just released the new Community Site below is a list of everything you can do on there.

First of all is the change of Forum Software, we have moved from ‘vBulletin’ to ‘Invision Power Board’, the change was decided because we believe it will allow us to provide a better service to you guys through a more flexible platform that we can manage ourselves. It has also allowed us to utilise plugins that will add much desired features.

  • Community Home added. The new number one destination for all of your community needs!
  • Featured News
  • Community News
  • Community links & Fan Pack
  • A dedicated area which will highlight Community Creations
  • Latest Activity – find out what’s going on via this Calendar feed
  • Current Hot Topics
  • Ace of Spades TV – The best video content from our community video makers
  • Staff updates/statuses

Clans - For Clans we have added a dedicated ‘Clan HQ’ which will be the hub for clan pages providing a much needed home within the community.

  • This will allow Clans to post as if it was their own Forum
  • Ranks can also be assigned to each member of a clan so a ‘Chain of Command’ can be established
  • Through customisation Clans can now develop their own identity
    Recruitment applications can be managed through the closed group settings & your own recruit/application forum
  • We want to cater for the full range of clans; casual/social, creative, and competitive clans, so each clan can easily identify themselves as such.

Blogs

Home of the Community News Team

  • Featured Blogs – If you have an idea for an interesting Ace of Spades Blog then you can pitch it to us for the chance to get your own blog or a group blog. So get your thinking caps on!
  • The entire Forum Index has been revamped also, providing a modern, sleek and much cleaner layout.
  • The top level of the forums has been cut down to just three categories so you won’t have to scroll as much, and can find what you need quickly.

Coming soon

A massive upcoming feature is our ability to ‘Self-host’ a variety of different competitive activities right here on the site, we will be putting this system to good use very soon with a fun Ace of Spades Cup for teams to participate in.

  • This will finally allow for the much requested clan ladder our Clan Ambassadors, leaders, and members have been dreaming of
  • Both player run and officially run headline tournaments are now possible
  • Anyone can register a team regardless of whether they are in a clan or not. So gather your closest friends and prepare for war!

We will be actively checking for any noticeable bugs that may cause an issue, and improving the site over time, but feel free to give us feedback over in the feedback forum.

We hope you enjoy the new Ace of Spades Community home, and here’s to 2014!

Sally, Chris & Shaun
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