Alliance of Valiant Arms, the popular Free-to-Play game on Steam, is having a special Weekend Deal to commemorate their latest update which includes Steam achievements!
Now through Monday at 10AM Pacific Time, all in-game purchases will net you double the G Coins in A.V.A.! Additionally, a new A.V.A. themed item, the "Black Rose", has been added into Team Fortress 2. Complete the AVA achievement, "1st One Down", to unlock the TF2 item and you'll also receive the TF2-inspired "Holy Mackerel" for your A.V.A. character!
We have a lot of awesome new changes coming in the September update. Here's a sneak peak at some of the big changes coming later next month.
<b>1. First Person Spectate</b> - That's right! No longer will you be staring at the back of your ally's heads while you're waiting to respawn. Player's will now be able to spectate ally's in first person.
<b>2. Kick Function Removal in Scenario or AI Modes</b> - It's unfair for players to work hard during the entire AI mission and get kicked last second. You deserve your reward. Players can no longer be kicked in Scenario or AI modes.
<b>3. Chatting System Changes:</b> A. You can now increase the chat box size manually. B. Player's Clan Mark will now be displayed next to your name in chat. C. You can now double-click a player's names in the chat to open a whisper to that player. D. You can now right-click a player's name to check their profile and stats. E. You can now toggle between multiple players that have whispered you by clicking the 'Insert' key. F. You can now toggle messages that you previously sent to players by holding 'CTRL' and using 'Page Up and Page Down to toggle the message.
<b>4. Capsule Changes:</b> A. The Capsule Names on the Capsule List will now change colors depending on how many capsules are left for that weapon. B. The current capsule count will now be updated quicker.
<b>5. Block Player Changes</b> - When you block a player, you will now no longer see any text from that player regardless of text location (I.E. Whispering, lobby chat, etc.).
<b>6. Demolition Rule Changes:</b> A. Round time limit changed from 3:00 to 2:30. B. Tournament rules is currently set to 7 Rounds but a 5 Round option has been added. C. The time left for defusing the bomb will now be shown visually.
<b>7. Sprint Key Added</b> - Along with tapping the 'W' key twice to sprint, you can now use the 'Caps Lock' key to toggle sprinting.
<b>8. Farming Prevention</b> - We've implemented various features that will prevent players from farming experience or supply. If you are found to be farming, you will receive an error message after your game as well as various penalties including loss of experience and supply, loss of weapon and item durability, etc.
<B>9. Removal of Certain Backpack Items:</b> A. Backpack A - Grenade Slot and Kevlar Defense removed. B. Backpack B - Grenade Slot and Helmet Protection removed. C. Backpack C - Helmet Protection and Kevlar Defense removed.
<b>10. Grenade Slot Expansion</b> - Players will now be able to equip grenades in all 3 grenade slots instead of having to purchase the Grenade Slot backpack item (which has now been removed).
<b>11. Map and Mode Category Changes:</b> A. Demolition, Convoy and Escape (coming soon) will now be set as 1 category instead of 3. B. AI Demolition is now it's own category.
The <b>IeSF Tournament</b> has finally arrived once again and it's time to find the BEST clan to compete against the best in the world! As reigning champs last year, <b>Team DefkoN</b> set the bar and took hom the gold for the United States! Does your clan have what it takes to win this year?
<b>ijji.com</b> has teamed up with the <b>World Online Gaming League</b> (<b>WOGL</b>) this year to host the 2011 U.S. National Tournament! What this means is that for this tournament, we'll have live streaming of the matches, <b>WOGL</b>'s Anti-Cheat System to ensure a clean and fair match and <b>WOGL</b>'s skilled staff to monitor each match played.
<b>Important Note:</b> Please keep in mind that because the Division Clan Mark Competition is a monthly competition, these items will not be available to purchase until the competition for July has been completed =(August 1st to be exact). Only players that are part of a clan that is ranked in the Division Clan Mark competition will be able to purchase some of these selected items (depending on the division you are in).
The winners for the Level Up and Win event have been selected! Check to see if your in-game name is below. All the winners must update their ijji.com profile information with the correct name and home address which we will ship the prizes to. If there is no name or address information provided by the end of July, the prize may be forfeited. The prizes will ship in early August.
The winner list is in In-Game Codenames.
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For all you competitive gamers, we have 2 different clan mark competitions coming up where your clan can compete to win a custom mark for your clan.
Clan Mark Competition:
The Clan Mark Competition is where your clan can compete to win one of 5 unique Clan Marks that will be available on a weekly basis. Once a week is over, the previous week’s Clan Marks will be removed and another 5 unique Clan Marks will be available to compete for. The Clan Leader must select a Clan Mark that they would like for their clan during the week in which that Clan Mark is available and during that weekend (Saturday – Sunday), their clan must play clan matches in the Clan Channel in order to obtain Clan Points. The clan that has accumulated the most Clan Points over all the other clans that have selected the same Clan Mark will receive that Clan Mark permanently (certain conditions apply).
Details: - Every week, 5 unique clan marks will become available for clans to compete for. - Only Clan Masters can select which clan mark to compete for. - The Clan Master can only select the Clan Mark they want to compete for from Monday – Friday. - On Saturday and Sunday of that week, clans can clan war for Clan Points. Clans that have selected the same Clan Mark for that week will compete for that Clan Mark. Only the clan with the highest amount of Clan Points during the 2 day period will automatically win the selected Clan Mark on the following Monday. - 5 new clan marks will be available the following Monday. This will be an ongoing event which occurs every week.
Division Clan Mark Competition:
The Division Clan Mark Competition is a competition where your clan is ranked based on your clan’s performance (clan points, winning % and total # of games played). Your ranking will unlock special privileges for your clan for a set duration as well as award your clan with a special Clan Mark based on your division.
Details: - There are 5 Division Clan Marks available (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Division). - Each Division has 50 clans. - There are 3 categories that will rank your clan for the Division Competition (Clan Points, Winning %, and the total number of clan games played). - The top 250 clans based on the 3 categories will be placed in a Division for that month depending on your clan’s rank in the top 250 clans. - If a clan claims multiple divisions in different categories, the higher Division Mark will be displayed. - Clan members who belong to clans that are ranked in a Division will acquire special privileges which will allow purchase of new special weapons and items such as Dragon AK47, Tiger M4A1, Dragon SPAS-15, and more. This will depend on your Division ranking and based on your ranking, your purchase privilege may differ. - If your clan already has a Clan Mark but is also placed in a Division, you will display your original Clan Mark, not the Division Clan Mark.
Schedule: The Clan Mark Competition will begin middle of July 2011. The schedule will be updated with more accurate information once confirmed.
The Division Clan Mark Competition ranking will be calculated from July 1st ~ July 31st. Special new item purchasing privileges will be given on August 1st.
More specific details regarding each competition will be provided within the next 10 days.
Update to Alliance of Valiant Arms have been released. This update contains an all new game mode INFECTION. The update contents will patch automatically through the Alliance of Valiant Arms game launcher when initiated. Updates include:
New Game Mode: INFECTION
New Map: Burning Temple [Infection]
New Capsule Weapons: Galil MAR (Pre-Release Capsule)
New Weapon Shop Item: K1A1 Rail (Point Man)
New Backpack Items: [Infection] Increased Health (Backpack A) [Infection] Special Weapon I (Backpack B) [Infection] Special Weapon II (Backpack B) [Infection] Increased Attack (Backpack C) [Infection] Increased Jumping (Backpack D)