Planetside Dev Tracker


8

Posts today

76

Posts in the last week

1678

Posts total recorded
Latest Patch NotesPC Downtime - April 1, 2020 (about 22 hours ago)

PC Downtime - April 1, 2020

Post
about 22 hours ago - jgolenbo on Forums - Thread - Direct
All PC servers will come down early tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 1) to introduce changes to the current Outfit Wars qualification process & scoring system. We're also using this downtime to perform planned network maintenance on EU PC servers (Cobalt & Miller). EU PC servers (Cobalt & Miller) will come down at 5:00 AM PDT (2:00 PM CEST). All other global servers will come down at 6:00 AM PDT. Maintenance in all regions is expected to last until 8:00 AM PDT (5:00 PM CEST). More information on the Outfit Wars qualification changes can be found ... Read more

Yesterday


Originally posted by BinaryNS

Thanks to the RPG team for addressing my findings so quickly. I look forward to having a fairer outfit wars qualifier after the patch.

I really struggled to find a good way to contact the team confidentially that would guarantee a quick response for a bug with time-sensitive, large effects like this. Please let me know if there's any way (feel free to DM) if there's a better way to approach this situation any differently next time.

You did a great job. We do frequent this subreddit, so posting your findings here is very helpful to us.

Originally posted by hdt80

What's the reasoning behind no revives? I strongly disagree with that decision. Revives are necessary to take a base and are a huge source of income for medics. With these changes really only players that get kills will be useful, and no supports.

I was on the fence about this one, too. When it comes down to it though, players won't suddenly stop giving you revives because it's not counting toward base capture score. There are a lot of other incentives like experience gain, directive progression, getting allies back so they can fight, etc.

However, what players will do if the behavior is incentivized, is sit in a choke point on top of the biggest pile of bodies you can find, constantly reviving players over and over again as they're mowed down the moment they stand up, despite the futility of their position, with no one pushing to make plays that actually take bases.

It's because of how easily revives can be farmed that we decided to put this one on the list for the time being. Doesn't mean it needs to be there forever though, if that behavior were suddenly to change.

Originally posted by zepius

But it’s April 1st so is it actually real? πŸ€”

It's not April 1st local time for us, so I can assure you that this is for realz

Original article is here: https://forums.daybreakgames.com/ps2/index.php?threads/outfit-wars-alpha-1-scoring-fixes-and-fairness.253943/

We'll be bringing the PC servers offline at 6am PT, April 1st to bring in the changes detailed in the article below. The downtime is expected to last up to 2 hours.

Hey there, folks. We're on the cusp of completing the Outfit Wars Alpha 1 cycle now, with loads of Outfits per server currently participating in the Qualifiers.

With this being somewhat of a landmark for Outfi...

Read more External link β†’

"Bastion" permissions are coming in the April update.

MARCH 31 6:00 PM PDT UPDATE: We're overlapping tomorrow's Outfit Wars global patch with a planned network maintenance on EU PC servers (Miller & Cobalt). PC will come down in *EU ONLY* at 5:00 AM PDT (2:00 PM CEST). All other PC servers will come down at 6:00 AM PDT. Maintenance in all regions is expected to last until 8:00 AM PDT (5:00 PM CEST). --- Hey there, folks. We're on the cusp of completing the Outfit Wars Alpha 1 cycle now, with loads of Outfits per server currently participating in the Qualifiers. With this being somewhat of a landmark for Outfit Wars, the fairness of scoring has come into question as we lead up to this big moment. We set Alpha 1 up with the expectation that we'd be able to see what kind of meta developed, and use it for a baseline moving forward. And thanks to the enthusiasm around the feature, we were quickly able to come up with a list of potential changes for our next round of testing. However, there were a couple exploits that surfaced ... Read more
When do they post? (GMT +0)
Something missing? Let us know and we'll add it!