I kind of wish it hadn’t started with the default starting lines but – honestly – we lack any good tools for map setup with bde deployments. What makes the intermission neat is the gameplay. The winner will be based on who kicks the most brigades/divisions off the map, and routed brigades are off for the entire intermission.
We’re also running a few cool new scripts – which I’m going to post an announcement on tomorrow including the new auto-ao-placement script (brigade focused rather than town focused) and our new “brigade strength report”.
The host got patched for the intermission with new brigade movement rules — you can’t move a brigade off-map from a pocket, unless its a ground brigade and it is down to 10% infantry; should be an announcement about that and an increase to the off-map time (for all bdes) tomorrow.
I also snuck in some GM tool changes I’ve been working on: a note system for checking history on player’s accounts and logging on a player’s ping (if they’re using netcode2) in .reports and stuff.
Tomorrow we’re doing a bunch of testing of Jaeger’s performance work and then Friday we have a big sit down with Gophur/Ramp and plan out a dev schedule for 1.28 features.
UK player killban swung by the office Monday, which caught us all a little by surprise despite the fact we’d had several weeks notice. TBH, when someone flies 3000 miles to “visit” you tend to want to have something to show off but we’re at that point in the dev cycle where there’s nothing interesting to show.
We got Martini to show us, ahm, a building. Rendered in the new graphics engine with reflections but … Just a building.
We saw Doc looking at a town in the terrain editor. *Cough* And just about everyone else was off sick, in a meeting or out to lunch.
Thanks for stopping by, though, Kill :) Hope I didn’t bore you and your wife senseless :)
Lastly, sad news :( HALLPASS (snellman) returned to Finland today :( I was hoping to go to lunch with the gang today but … intermission. Allan – we’ve really appreciated all your hard and varied work – you’ve been a real boon to the team. I hope suddenly being free of Doc won’t cause your head to explode :) All the very best with your degree!