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Krin
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Hi! I've been working on Colony v6.0 and we're doing some testing and technical things now. It should be out really soon. Anyway, here are the notes:

Anti-Hacking
New features are being added into 6.0 to make it harder for hackers. Using more server-side code so that it's not easy to breach, and also you will automatically be de-synced from a hacker if the game thinks that he is hacking.

Friends List
Added a friend list feature. You can add friends by user name, so you can see whenever they come online, chat with them directly whether you are in a game or in the lobby, and also you can block users.

Balance Changes
Influence Cap raised to 200.
Prides: Now cost 40 Influence, up from 35.
Gladiator: Price reduced. Weapon range and damage increased slightly.
Sakata Spider: Price slightly reduced. Range, speed and HP slightly increased.
Meditec: Now takes slightly few seconds to deploy.

New In-Game Commands

/add [username]
Adds that player to your friends list.

/remove [username]
Removes that player from your friends list.

/friendlist
Displays a list of all your added friends, and shows whether they are online, offline, or blocked.

/block [username]
Block that player from sending you private messages.

/unblock [username]
Unblock the player.

/w [username] [message]
Sends a private message to the user. He/she has to be on your friend list for that to work.

Note: The usernames in all friend list commands are case-sensitive.

That's all for now I'm still trying to figure out a way to create a kind of spectator mode. No promises though!

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chessmaster102
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cool upgrade of the game

Quicksmasher
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Sir, dont be surprised if you get Love-Mails from time to time (i wont be the author of any of them, i promise). Well... your work is just brilliant dude! But the coolest part is, that you also love your work

And dont forget how to speak German, Sir!

vinster132
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Ahh, interesting Krin.

The friends list is a good idea, as has been suggested quite often.

New features are being added into 6.0 to make it harder for hackers. Using more server-side code so that it's not easy to breach, and also you will automatically be de-synced from a hacker if the game thinks that he is hacking.

That's also good to hear.
Influence Cap raised to 200.

Yes. I like that.

Well, the spectator thing should be good. Nice to watch players play and learn their strategies. =)
komputerkurt
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meh I don't get my rank back?

Quicksmasher
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SIR! WAIT!!!

http://armorgames.com/community/thread/5826820/quicksmashers-1v1-colony-tournament-2010

U see this? This is my little tournament. Dude, a spectator mode would be PURE AWESOMENESS FOR MY LITTLE TOURNAMENT!

I meant... Sir... please Sir!

vinster132
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Well, he said no promises. But I'd like a spectator mode as well...

Quicksmasher
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Ouch, and Sir, please lessen the upgrades cost bank - treasury A BIT, and the upgrade length VERY MUCH lol, everyone makes 2 banks instead of one treasury, and i think thats strange.

Also, why is the upgrade length of outpos/forge tier 1 - tier 2 much longer than from tier 2 - tier 3? D: Late game is bigger than early game, but hell, i havent calculated everything now. I havent expected 6.0 to come so early! Great work Sir! DD

Quicksmasher
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Awww and what about the modikata? Lol, the price must be higher! :-(

AnbuHank
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and also you will automatically be de-synced from a hacker if the game thinks that he is hacking.


Make sure that the game KNOWS he's hacking, and not think.

This is great Krin. Now I know what will be the new updates. Thanks.
AnbuHank
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Oh yeah. Don't be greedy about asking for more changes Quicksmasher. Most of the game is fine the way it is. Krin already fixed the units that had trouble. I can't wait for this version.

Gladiator: Price reduced. Weapon range and damage increased slightly.
Sakata Spider: Price slightly reduced. Range, speed and HP slightly increased.


Now exactly what will their prices be when the update comes?
Quicksmasher
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Make sure that the game KNOWS he's hacking, and not think.


Otherwise your system can be in a church and not in colony, where it can think of anything it wants.
Impiety
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Make sure that the game KNOWS he's hacking, and not think.

Otherwise your system can be in a church and not in colony, where it can think of anything it wants.


LOL

But seriously, I definitely think you should establish some accurate anti-hack conditionals in Colony, besides stuff like if (resource > 1000), then
kick(player). Maybe you could do...

if (time_passed_in_seconds < sum_of_resources)
{
//kick(hacker)
}

or...

If (person_has_built_spec_ops_building == false && there_are_S_marines_on_field)
{
//kick(hacker)
}
Quicksmasher
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if (time_passed_in_seconds < sum_of_resources)
{
//kick(hacker)
}

or...


Are you retarded!? Youd get kicked at the beginning of any colony game lol!
VincentPopp
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Thanks for going with a few changes I sent You.

DestructiveAngel
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sounds good the spiders are going to be deadly. almost like hovers.thats going to make a new build

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