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    Zone code changelog

    Going to try and keep this thread up-to-date with some changes made in the code around the zone. Yeah, pipe dream, I know. Well, eh, let's give it the ol' community college try, at any rate.

    I'll keep the thread open but all replies will be deleted before posting a new change, to make it easy to read them all. So you can post etc but I wouldn't put up your best iCarly fanfic or anything.

    Bug reports and feedback appreciated.
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    • Logging in and playing pub more than 15 minutes a day for multiple days in a row will now earn you a loyalty bonus. This bonus will continue to increase until day 7, where you will receive a mega-bonus between $25K and $250K.
    • You can now sponsor a Terr or Shark on freq 0 and 1 by using !st and !ss. The money will be provided every minute. For example, !st 100 will give $100 each minute to the Terr on your freq, allowing them to afford bursts and ports. Players have to be actively playing to receive the sponsorship. When you leave, the sponsorship will automatically finish, or you can type !st/!ss by itself to cancel at any time.
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    • Many !buys reintroduced from the 75% off sale are now a regular part of the store. (Super, shield, baseterr, roofturret, 100-length brick for weasel)
    • Super and shield !buy time extended from 20 seconds to 45 seconds.
    • Ball introduced as an experimental feature, with goal beneath flag. All players on the freq will receive a reward for each goal made.
    • Ship-passable holes opened in all 4 lower base ears to allow a larger variety of opportunities to enter base. Main tube is still the fastest point of entry.
    • End round bonuses increased, especially for longer games.
    • Rock-paper-scissors games (!rps) now show as arena messages when over a certain amount.
    • Basic bot spam protection.
    "You're a gentleman," they used to say to him. "You shouldn't have gone murdering people with a hatchet; that's no occupation for a gentleman."
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    • !buy ballpower charges up the ball for 30 minutes, making it increase the strength of weapons when held. An interesting buy for LTs, in order to get those legendary L4 bombs. (Currently set to 10min; will be increased to 30 on next bot reboot.)
    • !buy greet:<msg> leaves a message and $5000 for the next player who joins the game
    • Large !fruit wins ($100K+) are now shown in arena messages
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    • Extensive testing done on !fruit odds. (Thanks to Iam for help in testing.) After running 50,000,000 spins on the old algorithm, the payout rate was found to be slightly too low (around 90% payout rate if not receiving the bonus for in-game !fruit playing).
    • Added a new possible win on the fruit machine to compensate. "Spec-Hunting an LT Matchup" is Spectator, Terr and Levi, and will give 7x payout (or 8x if in-game).
    • New odds were tested (30,000,000 spectator spins, 50,000,000M in-game spins). Payouts have improved on average by roughly 3% for spectators and 4% for in-game players. In-game players now receive odds similar to some of the loosest slot machines in the world. ("Loose slots" are slot machines set up in casinos in a prominent, central location that can be seen from many directions, specifically set at a high payout rate to encourage people to play nearby, lower-paying machines.) ...Good luck!
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    • LVZ rebuilt with graphics files split up to fix game-crashing error on certain newer systems



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    • Daily bonus now resets at 3AM EST / 12AM PST / 7AM GMT
    • !stats now shows info about daily bonus. 3 states are: playing now will start the bonus cycle; playing now will give you the daily bonus; playing now will not give you daily bonus, but the next stage will be available in X time. Also shows number of consecutive days you have received the bonus. Please report any bugs you see in this feature
    • Decoy cost reduced from 1400 to 900
    • Potential fix for new players entering zone and not seeing walls/money after download
    • Raised !fruit win announcement to $150000 and above
    • Fireworks now include sound
    • !servertime shows summer time in regions that use it
    • Being in spec no longer reduces total time played (was leading to extreme playtime displays on !stats while in spec)
    "You're a gentleman," they used to say to him. "You shouldn't have gone murdering people with a hatchet; that's no occupation for a gentleman."
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    • Round start !warp FR spawns also include mid-spawns. (Pending update; currently all !warps are midspawns) This may allow removal of the heavy-handed "no levs/LTs on roof at round start" rule
    • Everyone in mid will now be warped at round start. (Pending update)
    • !afkcheck available for all players. Once 2 players !afkcheck someone, a challenge code will be sent to the player in question. They must respond with the correct code in 30 seconds or be sent to spec. (Pending update)
    • Players will automatically be disconnected after 5 deaths without firing weapons. (Previously 8)
    • !switch reward for balancing teams now $1400. (Previously $750)
    • !stats should now correctly show when next loyalty bonus is available
    • Created foundation for cutting down on green spam, informing via freq or even public message for less-important details in the game.
    "You're a gentleman," they used to say to him. "You shouldn't have gone murdering people with a hatchet; that's no occupation for a gentleman."
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    • Dramatically increased $ bonuses for elim wins, especially with higher numbers of players.
    • Added a $ bonus for streak-breaking.
    • Refitted zone-wide adverts to the [ ] bracket standard to increase visibility.


    Pub

    • Fix for !lagcheck
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    • Help underlay graphics on the map for new players. !helpon/!helpoff to turn on/off.
    • Ball Jackpot now triggers randomly between rounds. Scoring a goal after this notification will give a substantially increased reward.
    • Automated handling of teamkillers when moderation staff is not available.
    • PurePub and SortaPurePub are now buyable for 10 minutes at a time, at 1/3 of the cost.
    • !buy beer (thanks to Zazu for this)
    • !warp now allows you to toggle off low-population spawning in base, so you can have traditional-style spawn duels at low population if you wish.


    + many bugfixes across various bots.
    "You're a gentleman," they used to say to him. "You shouldn't have gone murdering people with a hatchet; that's no occupation for a gentleman."
    -Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment

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