Riding the wave...
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Recent v26 spam didn't go unnoticed. There has been a great response from the community, and a host of people, willing and able, have joined the dev team previously running on fumes. So it's time to ride the wave of change.
First of all, it has been decided that we shall stop holding back releasing changes and additions for such time that XR 1.0 is officially completed. We will be including the new stuff progressively into w/e version of XR it's currently running. As we speak, textures are being remade, old maps are being reworked, new props are being added, bugs and compatibility issues are being fixed, tutorials are being created and balance suggestions are being reviewed. Even if they're not ground-breaking, here are some of the most interesting projects aimed at improving the Savage experience and the community:1. Newerth.com Re-designed
The website is getting a re-design, aimed at improving it both visually and in terms of functionality. A new Screenshots Gallery where players can upload their own images is an example of its new features. Special attention will be given to better promoting Savage XR to new visitors and to provide easier navigation and access to important resources such as Downloads Area or the NSL page, all throughout the forum. 2. New ingame Stats page.
A completely redesigned Stats page will be included with XR as soon as it's done. It will contain the full list of awards and relevant info for the player accounts, available at the click of a button. Accessing one's own account stats will be possible even without connecting to a server, from the main menu, a page that will also be a central point for the next 3 items on this list.3. Clan Management panel
Long overdue, the clan panel will allow clan leaders (and members, to some extent), to manage the clan affairs with greater ease, through the ingame graphical interface. The exact list of actions available is yet to be decided upon, but the current clan commands will surely be present.4. Achievements
Following a number of events (which haven't been decided yet), like awards and accomplishments in terms of playing the game, the players accumulate Reward Points. There are some extra awards in it for these players, and most importantly, the points can be redeemed, exchanged for some fun stuff (read next). These points or what they're gonna be used for won't have any effect on the actual gameplay.5. Ingame Shop
Players having won Reward Points will be able to trade them for new, custom clothing accessories, weapons and armor pieces, brand new taunts, visual effects and sounds, from inside an ingame shop. Clansmen will have the option of using similar crests (logos, icons etc), or decorate themselves with specific shields or helmets, for example. Might be a while before the array of available items gets really extensive, but i'll be personally assisting serious clans with this feature, just like i've done up until now with icons.
To make customization even more exciting, auctions and competitions will be held for specific items and we will go even as far as producing unique such items to be worn by one and only one player. As an appetizer to this enjoyable new feature, i am going to start a contest right now, for the prize of being the first player to ever receive a free, custom made, unique item, associated with a single account. This item is going to be worn ingame for everyone to see, and what the item will be and what will it look like ingame shall be the choice of the winner! (Of course, within the boundaries of common decency... and FPS!). An example of such thing is the recent Christmas pack or this:
I am going to ask you a question. The answers to this question, given by forum users, will have to be submitted in the form of a 256x256px still image with captions
. After 1 week, a selection of images that have entered the competition (1 from each user), picked by the subject of this very contest, will be pitted against each other in a poll lasting for another week. The author of the picture that will get the most votes will be the winner and the proud wearer of the first unique item Savage has ever seen, to be admired and revered by everyone!
And the question is: Who is Bobbe?__________________________________________________________
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