[VC] TGIF! This Week in Dev and Community October 20 - 24

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by mi7ch, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    TGIF! Here’s your development news round-up for the past week!

    Player Bans October 11 - October 17

    As a reminder, the following numbers are permanently frozen accounts, and don't count temporary freezes.

    FB: 26
    KPs2: 6

    The majority of permanently frozen accounts are frozen for being a shared or alternate account. This is something we actively investigate, and we appreciate players reporting suspicious accounts to us.

    If you have any questions or comments about a frozen account, please direct them through Support as the Forums are not the place to discuss account freezes, because of the sensitive account information involved.

    New Limited Items!

    A new week means new Limited Items! Here’s what’s up for grabs (tomorrow!):


    October Midweek Calendar!

    The October Midweek Calendar is starts next Monday at 10:00 am PDT and wraps up on October 31 at 10:00 pm PDT. Prepare to be spooked!


    Support Report with your favorite burrowing nocturnal mammal and Answerpreneur, Aardvark!

    Happy weekend, players!

    This week we've had a lot of tickets from players who are feeling frustrated by frequent combative actions.

    You are probably familiar with it, but for anyone who is not, griefing is a general term for when a player is targeted with heavy numbers of battle actions. Griefing is pretty normal in games where players are highly competitive or when someone has a bone to pick.

    Within the limits of our games, griefing alone is not considered abusive and we don't take action on player's accounts simply for heavy attacking.

    However, we do recognize that sustained griefing can get a little old for the person on the receiving end. This is why our games include a variety of mechanics that help limit aggressive actions in certain scenarios. There is also a Protection http://support.kanoapps.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/106/0/vc---protection feature that allows temporary blocking of someone who has passed certain action thresholds.

    We also know that some players are not fans of Protection or the other game mechanics designed to shield lower levels and less aggressive players. The current system is designed to strike a balance that allows the vast majority of our community to play and have fun.


    who doesn't get why some people like candy corn, but is happy to donate any that comes her way.

    Terrible Joke of the Week

    No lame joke this week, but enjoy this humorous comic strip!


    That's it for TGIF this week, everybody! Thanks for reading, and have an excellent weekend!

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  2. Demonik1

    Demonik1 Well-Known Member

    no lame joke??? wtf??!!??!! this is horse sh**!!!! youre all FIRED!! except for mitch, hes cool ;p
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  3. Jared

    Jared Well-Known Member

    At least we got to talk about geese, though...
  4. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    Ah, whoops, I attached the wrong comic! Same artist, but this one contains a lame joke.
  5. Jared

    Jared Well-Known Member

    Defo not a Kano artist LOL
  6. Kel the Merciful King

    Kel the Merciful King Well-Known Member

    That was a lame comic strip ... where was the strip part???? har har har har ....
  7. Elias

    Elias New Member

    When do we get a new world and set of adventures ?
  8. Demonik1

    Demonik1 Well-Known Member

    And thats why you dont get fired haha
  9. amanda

    amanda Member

    I love the Halloween set all some job
  10. Jared

    Jared Well-Known Member

    I believe that mi7ch said in another thread that there is no ETA. That will probably be released before the next round of raid bosses. If I had to guess, I would say it should only take a year or so.
  11. Elias

    Elias New Member

    A year sounds about rite .
  12. amanda

    amanda Member

    How come the Halloween calendar doesn't have a more Halloween theme for the reward.
  13. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    I'm not sure about a whole year, but I don't think we'll be seeing a new Location before Christmas.
  14. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    Also I take it that comic strips are out as a possible Lame Joke of the Week substitute? :(
  15. Aardvark

    Aardvark Orycteropus Afer

    Glad you liked the Halloween limiteds, @amanda I'll let the art team know people are enjoying them! :)

    Also, if anyone else has a fondness for hilariously lame halloween comics, the one above and a number of others can be found on the tumblr of an artist known as frenum.
  16. Jared

    Jared Well-Known Member

    Were the limited quantity items inspired by something in particular?
  17. Grand Master Fielding

    Grand Master Fielding Active Member

    Thank you for that Elias, was thinking I'm the only guy bugging KANO about having a new world. Glad to see it's more than just me.
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  18. Jared

    Jared Well-Known Member

    mi7ch said in another thread that it would be at least 3 months or so for you all. It sounded like they are developing that now, but it won't be ready by the end of the year. It seems like they are trying to develop at least 2 new locations each year.
  19. JADES

    JADES Well-Known Member

    Just curious, was the cartoon kids renderings of KANO employees?
  20. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    Checked with the artists and apparently these kids are not inspired by anyone in particular. Might be fun to have more Kano employees make guest appearances in the future though (like a certain CEO in a certain ZS World Boss).
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