2.2 - Change of Plans!

CrazytalkCrazytalk TerminatorPVKII Team
Hey everyone!

We've got a little news today on the progress of our next patch.

First, I want to clear something up that has changed recently. In the past we had plans of making 2.2 the Orange Box Engine patch. However, we're currently in the process of working on 2.2 as a bug fix only patch with a few additions and changes. We were originally going to name it 2.1.1, but decided to go with 2.2 to avoid confusion. This is only a minor naming difference, hopefully everyone will understand. So now our original plans for the Orange Box engine and other features patch will be named 2.3.

As for the new 2.2 patch, things are going well. There have been many suggestions and other posts made in the forums and we've taken the time to read them all. 2.2 is well underway and we hope to get it out as soon as possible. As of this news post we're having a bit of minor trouble with our internal file hosting, though once this is cleared up we're going to keep on rolling through these fixes and tweaks!

A few of the things you can expect to see in 2.2 are:

-Grail is automatically transfered to the killer of the carrier if close enough.
-The player who kills the Grail carrier has health and armor restored instantly.
-Reduced movement speed and health boosts of the Grail carrier.
-Last Team Standing relies on mp_timelimit and mp_winlimit to avoid 5 minute map switches.
-Fixed pickup respawn issues on Deathmatch maps.
-Fixed a Blunderbus exploit.
-Reduced damage taken from perfect parry.
-Fixed bug with assisted suicides.
-Skirmisher, HK and Huscarl specials now break props so be careful around those explosive barrels!
-Much more!

This is just a small list of changes, there are a few surprises we are holding off for now! There have also been a few changes to some of the maps that will be worth checking out at release.

I would like to take this time to mention to the server owners out there an undocumented feature that was included in 2.1. There is a text document named adminlist.txt, which can be found in the pvkii\scripts folder. Using this document, you may add the steam IDs of your admins and they will have blue icons in-game just like the Red and Orange ones of the Dev team.

You may also notice a new donate tab on the front page of our site. We are now accepting donations to the mod for contests and other community related events. Any money donated will be used strictly towards prizes for future contests. If you are interested in donating, please include your steamID in the comment field so we may add your name to the Dev Contributors list, giving you a white icon on the in-game scoreboard! You will not see the icon right away in most servers until the patch after your donation, though we will do our best to update the list in the official servers as quickly as possible.

We hope everyone's enjoying 2.1 as much as we are! We've gotten a lot of feedback and suggestions that we're taking into consideration for the next few patches.

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  • ParaSwarmParaSwarm Members
    edited August 2008
    Sounds great dude. All of those changes are gooooood.

    I've had a lot of fun in PVK2 over the past year. I've met a lot of players and I've had some good times. Like many other players, I would buy the game if I could. Since the game is free, I've donated as much as I'd pay for a true retail game. Keep up the great work.
  • KrogothKrogoth Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    Sounds awesome, PVK just keeps getting better and better.
  • Banjo BoyBanjo Boy Pickin' to Beat the Devil PVKII Team, Authorized Creator
    edited 1:40AM
    Nice job. Can't wait. You know the deal.
  • Teh_SuxTeh_Sux Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    Yay!

    BLunderbus lul
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  • SkuzzlebuttSkuzzlebutt Buttskuzzle Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    yay perfect parry dmg reduced!
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  • oWn4g3oWn4g3 Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    Nice, love the new changes. Especially the life boost for the killers of the grail carrier.

    Which STEAM ID should we add to our donation. The Name or the Steam_ID that is shown ingame when typing status ?

    Keep the great work up =)
  • BadGuyBadGuy Senior
    edited August 2008
    Please consider taking a look at the captain's cutlass damage, it hits like a two handed weapon. tongue.gif
    "if you lived near me I would've drowned you in a bucket of your mothers blood" - Wolfy Snackrib
    QUOTE (Sven Svennson @ Mar 9 2010, 04:12 AM) »
    Maybe I need a break from PVK.

  • Sommer62Sommer62 Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    sounds okay.. im still not on to that orange box engine.. i think it will be bad.,. but ye cant say until i have seen it..
  • CrazytalkCrazytalk Terminator PVKII Team
    edited 1:40AM
    Thank you guys for the donations, they are greatly appreciated!
    When making one include the Steam ID Number (an example should be in parenthesis in the comment field)
    As for the cutlass, we realize how strong it is, and the captain is meant to be the melee class. What we may be looking into doing is playing with the blunderbuss spread and damage for next update.

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  • Wee_Free_ManWee_Free_Man Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    Great job PVKii team!
    The news update is as appreciated as the new patch!
  • Sentinelx1337Sentinelx1337 Banned
    edited 1:40AM
    Keep up the great work guys, I love this freaking mod and plan on donating soon(my new job starts in 2 weeks).
  • NoahNoah Members
    edited 1:40AM
    "-Reduced damage taken from perfect parry."

    I have to love you for that. I hate it to get killed when pp a noob attacking you from somwhere while I search for health. smile.gif
  • GuggzoGuggzo Members
    edited 1:40AM
    I like all the changes in this update especially this one.

    -Reduced movement speed and health boosts of the Grail carrier.
  • PiratesPirates Validating
    edited 1:40AM
    WOOOW I like this mod is AWSOME goood Jooob +5 STARS From me ! xD
  • The Red CrayonThe Red Crayon 3-7-77 Vigilante #21901923 Senior
    edited August 2008
    QUOTE(Crazytalk @ Aug 3 2008, 02:56 PM) »
    Thank you guys for the donations, they are greatly appreciated!
    When making one include the Steam ID Number (an example should be in parenthesis in the comment field)
    As for the cutlass, we realize how strong it is, and the captain is meant to be the melee class. What we may be looking into doing is playing with the blunderbuss spread and damage for next update.


    Is their a way to donate without paypal, like through money or cash order. Because I could definitely send a few bucks here and there for more donuts or hookers.
    My ingame name is Caligula, i play every so often.
  • CrazytalkCrazytalk Terminator PVKII Team
    edited 1:40AM
    Just drive up to Atlantic City and buy me a lap dance.

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  • BlackBurnBlackBurn Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    QUOTE(Crazytalk @ Aug 4 2008, 10:51 PM) »
    Just drive up to Atlantic City and buy me a lap dance.


    Better yet, give him a lap dance yourself!
    Yarrr parrot!
  • Brother PedroBrother Pedro Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    QUOTE(BlackBurn @ Aug 4 2008, 04:30 PM) »
    Better yet, give him a lap dance yourself!

    I am not sure if CT will enjoy that...
  • The Red CrayonThe Red Crayon 3-7-77 Vigilante #21901923 Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    he might, im sexay!
    My ingame name is Caligula, i play every so often.
  • RymyRymy Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    Nice job, indeed, some changes in the 2.1 were just perfect, especially some of the balance changes. And If I may have a word about the Captain, it's good the cutlass damage is high, but the speed doesn't seem to differ very much from the Skirmisher's. The damage is also very high when directly hitting with the cutlass, without loading the hit meter and hard to parry especially as a HK. One of the most useful fixes seems to be that parrots can't block players anymore, they were really annoying! biggrin.gif
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  • l'avairl'avair Members
    edited 1:40AM
    are you going to start adding the new classes before the ob port or after?

    have you ever considered adding random textures for things like the parrot, the skirmishers shirt, the vikings shield, etc, so they're not all the same color?
  • AmerikaAmerika Honkey Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    There aren't any new classes, this is all they're making.

    By the way, why did you increase the damage from a perfect parry in this update?
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  • RymyRymy Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    QUOTE(l @ Aug 6 2008, 02:51 AM) »
    have you ever considered adding random textures for things like the parrot, the skirmishers shirt, the vikings shield, etc, so they're not all the same color?

    I think that's a good idea. That would give some randomness to the scyrvy, dirty crews, also with vikings & maybe knights it would work well.
    HALVALLAA!
  • MikplayeurMikplayeur Senior
    edited 1:40AM
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    -Grail is automatically transfered to the killer of the carrier if close enough.


    I don't understand this change. For me I think the mode grall is more fun if the grall travelling away from us after the die of the grall carrier. If our team is near it's not a problem to retake the grall. Moreover if "The player who kills the Grail carrier has health and armor restored instantly" he is ready to the fighting and retake the grall !

    It's my point of view.
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  • SkuzzlebuttSkuzzlebutt Buttskuzzle Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    @Mikplayeur

    i dont like this idea too tongue.gif
    its more fun when the grails is on the floor and everyones trying to get it.
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  • CrazytalkCrazytalk Terminator PVKII Team
    edited August 2008
    Again, thank you for the donations. Those who have donated and included their steamID should see their icons on the scoreboard in the official servers! They will be available to all servers when 2.2 comes out.
    Remember, if you want your icon in all the servers, you need to get those donations in by 2.2's release or you'll have to wait until 2.3!
    Also, the roadblock we hit with our hosting has been resolved so we're back in motion icon_grog.gif (Thanks Chilly!)

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  • The Red CrayonThe Red Crayon 3-7-77 Vigilante #21901923 Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    god dangit, i dont have a paypal and i want to donate.
    My ingame name is Caligula, i play every so often.
  • SkuzzlebuttSkuzzlebutt Buttskuzzle Senior
    edited 1:40AM
    paypal doesnt work for german money.
    would like to donate something too
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  • GazGaz Sir PVKII Team
    edited 1:40AM
    Really? I'd have thought they accepted Euros.....

    I just checked, it does, almost every currency in the world.... icon_bushblink.gif
  • SkuzzlebuttSkuzzlebutt Buttskuzzle Senior
    edited August 2008
    Problem is that the payment types dont work for me.
    (thats what i mean in my post above)
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