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[9/23 Updates] Easier to Learn, Harder to Master - Weapon Handling Update

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:37 pm
by Hky
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Hello all,

In today’s update, we took a look at weapon handling, putting a greater emphasis on recoil control in successfully landing your shots.

Most significantly, we have removed the upwards recoil, as well as the slight random sideways recoil, for all automatic weapons (Rifles, SMGs, LMGs). The aim kick of these guns is now purely based on the weapon’s recoil pattern, which now has a much greater magnitude multiplier to make controlling it more necessary and challenging. As a result, to master a weapon you must learn to control its recoil, which greatly increases the skill ceiling of aiming.

As a side effect, this change also means that upwards recoil is no longer significantly applied past ~10 bullets fired, as the recoil will switch to mostly horizontal depending on the weapon. This means that you no longer have to pull down on your mouse during the full spray, making it easier for inexperienced players to land some shots. It also makes the game much more gentle on trackpad users who can’t move their mouse across long distances.

The update also contains some performance improvements and QoL changes.



RECOIL CHANGES
  • Removed vertical recoil for automatic weapons
  • Increased spray pattern magnitude of automatic weapons
  • Made certain recoil patterns smoother with less jagged jumps: M14 EBR, M4A4, M4A1-S, Galil AR, IMI Galil, G36
  • Modified certain recoil patterns to require more recoil control: SCAR-L, M1915, M60
  • The recoil pattern is now applied on the first and second shots
  • Significantly reduced first shot recoil on all semi-automatic snipers
  • Recoil will now be greatly increased when firing quickly for all semi-automatic snipers
OTHER CHANGES

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  • Killing a mini-boss in Mob-Arena will no longer trigger the totem effect (only actual bosses will)
  • Greatly improved performance of the advancement toast effect by switching to a packet-based method from a different library
  • Wiped existing advancements cache – you might be getting some random “advancement made” notifications again
  • Re-enabled ViaVersion since we have eliminated it as a possible source of lag
  • Applied certain software storage optimizations on the server machine
 ! Message from: ryanmoneyman
We have also made some changes to the player report section.

As you may have noticed, there is a new subforums named “archived reports.” This is where reports are moved to when they are taken care of.

There is also a new auto-locking system. When a topic is submitted, it will automatically locked. This is intended to prevent arguments and bias. Staff members are still able to comment on them indicating if the suspect has been taken care of or not.

Re: [9/23 Updates] Easier to Learn, Harder to Master - Weapon Handling Update

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:23 am
by Vexy
RIP guns like the PPSH, Vector and SR-3M

Re: [9/23 Updates] Easier to Learn, Harder to Master - Weapon Handling Update

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:26 am
by Breaks
ryanmoneyman wrote:
2 weeks ago
We have also made some changes to the player report section.

As you may have noticed, there is a new subforums named “archived reports.” This is where reports are moved to when they are taken care of.

There is also a new auto-locking system. When a topic is submitted, it will automatically locked. This is intended to prevent arguments and bias. Staff members are still able to comment on them indicating if the suspect has been taken care of or not.
Thanks for doing this for me I guess lol (I would've been too lazy to do it)

Re: [9/23 Updates] Easier to Learn, Harder to Master - Weapon Handling Update

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:02 am
by Hky
Vexy wrote:
3 weeks ago
RIP guns like the PPSH, Vector and SR-3M
We'll look into finer balancing details soon enough, but this update certainly does make recoil control a much more important priority when considering whether to use a weapon, which is part of the intended effect.

Re: [9/23 Updates] Easier to Learn, Harder to Master - Weapon Handling Update

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 pm
by Turbo
Looks like the SCAR-L is mine now....