Tomorrow I’ve got to set up the arena script for this weekend’s intermission promo during which I believe we’re giving away a Blu-Ray DVD player as first prize and signed T-shirts as seconds. Tonight, I wanted to add something to the beta codebase that I’ve been wanting for a while – a chat notice when you kill someone. Don’t worry, it’s beta only. While I was adding it I decided to lump ahead and add a little experimental (#ifdef’d, because we’re in feature freeze) bonus code.
Basically: if you kill someone who’s in a capture building or if you get a kill from inside a friendly capture building, it throws you a bonus point (or if you are both inside a capture building, two). I figured it would pick up the pace of some of the testing so I could try and garner some data on other stuff I’ve been looking at.
Thanks to everyone who was in Kalmthout :) I don’t think anyone has ever had to fight quite so hard to get out of their own bunker ;)
You can download the 720×480 DivX movie here (5mb) – in which you can about read the chat spam ;)
The kill messages I really kinda like. But its very gamey. Good for intermissions maybe. However, for the time being, they’re beta only.