January 3, 2011

Artillery work in progress

Some features already done, some are still on the workbench.
Testing and polishing the artillery line of sight calculation.
DEV Crm testing the artillery calculations.
Red dots mark the flight path of the bullet, blue dots mark the points on the terrain to check for line of sight block.
Dear players, please do not think that lightbots will have artillery. "Testing" means testing. :)

January 2, 2011

Banhammer strikes.


Because this blog isn't official, I guess that means that I can troll around for a few minutes.
After a bit investigation, we successfully banned 15 accounts because of NIC selling for real money.

Many of you reported a large group of miners, mining for 12+ hours a day, without corporation and pretty suspicious.
It was super interesting to connect all those accounts together, and investigate their account, find someone who supposedly bought NIC from them, talk to the persons, confirm that these guys do what I thought they do... and then wave the banhammer.

I have to warn all of you, that such activities are forbidden by the EULA. If you receive cash from an unknown player, either send it back or immediately report this issue to a GM.

I was thinking by the way... How's this goes with other smaller mmos? Do they have the tools to confirm such issues? To point out the required informations? For us it's one of the most important things, to make sure that our game provides fair gameplay for every player. Do the other small mmos even care about such things as "gold farmers"?

Well, we do care. Take care guys!