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The Big One

 

published Sep 5th 2014, 01:25 by nonSENSE

New Features

General

  • Added Tome of Wisdom, which allows players to collect Scrolls and Recipes. These can in turn be used to craft new items or enhance existing items!


    • Scrolls can be used right away on their own to craft with and improve other items.
    • Alternatively, a player can add a scroll to their Tome of Wisdom, to produce unlimited copies of the scroll for a fee.
    • Some scrolls can be found randomly in gifts or item drops, others are exclusive to gamemode objectives or bundled with an achievement.
  • Added 2 new VIP memberships: Coral and Jade
    • Important: Members who have generously supported the community with their donations in the past will be offered a free upgrade to these new memberships.
      • Players who have received a silver crown will receive a free upgrade to Coral member.
      • Players who have received a gold crown will receive a free upgrade to Jade member.
  • Added Ancient Gems.
    • These rare gems can only be found by wearing items granting a special modifier (Ability to find Ancient Gems).
  • Added Arcane Shards.
    • Relics can be broken down into Arcane Shards using a special recipe.
    • Crafting 5 Arcane Shards together will produce a random relic item.
  • Added some features to make it easier for new users to get started on the servers
    • All new users will start out with a Genuine Bundle of Starter Items


    • New users will start with 15 tokens already on their account.
      (Existing users have had these tokens added to their account retroactively.)
  • All VIP members can now wear their (current) country flag as a chat tag.
    • This applies to all VIP members (Silver and up)
  • Added booster packs and temporary buffs which boost certain stats (such as magic find, rare find, lockpick success rate, ability to find ancient gems...) for a certain period of time.
    • Currently there are small (1 hour) and big (24 hours) booster packs available.
  • Added exclusive particle effects which are extremely rare and can only be received from Golden Casks


  • Fixed and improved Cross Server Chat (CSC) to communicate between servers.
    • CSC messages now display rank color and chat tags.
    • This features is only available to staff members and Coral / Jade members to prevent abuse.
  • Completely redesigned staff and VIP chat tags
  • Added several new emoticons, including Steam Community icons
  • Added Twitch.tv emoticons
  • Added 20 new chat tags, which can only be obtained from the new Bundle of Random Chat Tags.


    • Each bundle contains 4 random chat tags which can be used or traded.
  • Added attribute statistics viewer to the Account Info & Settings-menu:
    • A list of all active attribute effects will be displayed to the user.
    • This features is only available to staff members and Coral / Jade members.
  • Players can now display items from their inventory in chat.
    • Coral / Jade members can also display items from their inventory in Cross Server Chat
  • Redesigned the chat tag selection menu to display all chat tags the user owns at once.
  • Changed relic color from #BB7D3E to #D0A070
  • Modified the infobox describing an item to highlight certain aspects of the item.
    • Chests, crates and bundles have their series highlighted.
    • Names of contributors on community items are now highlighted.
  • Added option of resizing chatbox width in /settings menu.

Puzzles

  • Puzzles is a Garry's Mod gamemode based on the Half-Life 2: Deathmatch maps made by DST Studios. Originally run by BluShell Gaming, the gamemode is now being hosted and run by MoronYard. A big thanks to Banhfun for making this possible!
  • Every map has 8-13 puzzles. When a puzzle is finished, every player gets a reward.

Smash

Slope

  • Reworked the highscore system.
    • All player times are now stored.
    • Speedhackers will no longer be able to overwrite previous highscores.

Build To The Top

  • Added the hula doll prop.
    • Carrying the doll to the next level's platform will move your spawnpoint to said platform.
  • Added the gravity gun
    • Allows players to manipulate props a lot easier, with the downside of not being able to freeze props
  • Added weapon & general control information boxes, which will help new players get started with the gamemode.
  • Rebalanced rewards for completing the whole map.
    • Rewards can now include item drops.
  • Reaching a checkpoint (level) now grants a small cash prize.
  • Added new awards, some of which granting gamemode-exclusive item rewards.
  • Replaced the wooden board with a longer plank.

Marketplace

  • Ratings are now properly visible to guest (no login).

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug allowing players to get high killstreaks by killing the same player multiple times.
  • Fixed an error causing the Chemical Aura to display incorrectly.


  • Fixed Multiplier Madness not activating at times.
  • Fixed being able to freeze and unfreeze other player's protected props on BTTT.
  • Fixed several errors related to particle systems.
  • Fixed being able to trade yourself.
  • Fixed a typo with the puppet mine.
  • Fixed some smash weapon descriptions.
  • Changed the item code of the relic katana to use the non-legendary katana.
  • Fixed Cross Server Chat.
  • Fixed Slow Mines not being able to slow more than once per round.
  • Fixed being able to walk to prevent the effect of puppet and slow mines.
  • Fixed buff and debuff icons not being removed properly.
  • Item with styles are now properly displayed in the explorer.

Balance Changes

Smash Items

  • Ricochet Smash Weapon


    • Reduced damage dealt to victim from 8-15 to 4-12.
    • Mine owners can now take damage from using the mine.
  • Ring of Dexterity Smash Tool


    • Changed the way charges are gained:
      • Owner will gain 1 charge for every 4 mines activated in a 550 unit AoE by any player.
    • Initial charges have been reduced from 1 to 0.
  • Inferno Mine Smash Weapon


    • Reduced burn damage ticks from 2-4 to 2-3.
    • Increased starting ammo from 3 to 4.
    • Reduced delay from 9 to 7 seconds.
    • Increased movespeed reduction from 15% to 25%.
  • Force Staff Smash Tool


    • Reduced push force from 415 to 350 units.
  • Repulsion Mine Smash Weapon


    • Reduced push force from 500-750 to 450-675
  • Puppet Mine Smash Weapon


    • Increased effect duration from 5 to 5-7 seconds.
    • Increased starting ammo from 2 to 3.
    • Victim's movespeed is now increased by 20% for the duration of the debuff.
  • Reversal Mine Smash Weapon


    • Increased effect duration from 3-5 to 4.5-6 seconds.
    • Reduced delay from 4.5 to 3 seconds.
    • Victim's movespeed is now increased by 40% for the duration of the debuff.
  • Flashbang Mine Smash Weapon


    • Reduced effect duration from 4 to 3 seconds.
    • Decreased AoE from 600 to 500 units.
    • Increased starting ammo from 2 to 3.
    • Reduced delay from 12 to 9 seconds.
    • Increased kill contribution timer from 6 to 8 seconds.
    • Affected players will now see a black instead of a white screen.
  • Healing Mine Smash Weapon


    • Healing mines come with a starting capacity of 30 HP.
      • After this initial capacity is used up by either the owner or other players, the next player to step on the mine will take 30 poison damage.
      • Players who have been damaged by the healing mine can no longer regenerate health for 7 seconds.
      • The healing mine's capacity is replenished after dealing damage.
    • Increased heal amount from 4-8 to 6-12 health.
    • Increased kill contribution timer from 10 to 15 seconds.
    • Increased starting ammo from 4 to 5.
    • Reduced delay from 4 to 3 seconds.
  • Slow Mine Smash Weapon


    • Reduced effect duration from 8 to 6 seconds.
    • Increased movespeed reduction from 80% to 85%.
    • Decreased starting ammo from 6 to 4.
    • Increased delay from 2.25 to 4 seconds.
  • Bleed Mine Smash Weapon


    • Increased starting ammo from 3 to 4.
    • Reduced delay from 6 to 3 seconds.
  • Stun Mine Smash Weapon


    • Increased effect duration from 1-1.75 to 1.5-2.5 seconds.
    • Reduced delay from 2.75 to 2.5 seconds.

Chest / Crate contents

  • Modified Mysterious Chest A contents


    • Re-added Katana


  • Modified Mysterious Chest B contents


    • Added Ring of Dexterity


  • Modified Mysterious Chest C contents


    • Added Drill Mine


  • Introduced Locked Crate (Series 12-18)


  • Introduced Robo Crate (Series 2)



New Items

Hats

  • Added the Human Skull hat


  • Added the Blue Rival hat


  • Added the Boot hat


  • Added the Bootleg Billycock hat


  • Added the Brim-Full of Bullets hat


  • Added the Cottonhead hat


  • Added the Firewall Helmet hat


  • Added the Fur Cap hat


  • Added the Hetman's Headpiece hat


  • Added the L'Inspecteur hat


  • Added the Lucky Shot hat


  • Added the Red Rival hat


  • Added the Satellite Hat hat


  • Added the S0lar T0pi hat


  • Added the Stahlhelm hat


  • Added the Steel Shak0 hat


  • Added the Tin Cap0tain hat


  • Added the Vending Cap hat


  • Added the War Pig hat


  • Added the Texas Tin-Gall0n hat


  • Added the Tyrantium Helmet hat


  • Added the T0wering Pillar of Hats hat


  • Added the B0nk Leadwear hat


  • Added the Cyb0rg Stunt Helmet hat


  • Added the R0b0tic Birg Cage hat


  • Added the Stuntsr0b0t hat


  • Added the Legendary Birthday Hat hat


Body Attachments

  • Added the Antenna body attachment


  • Added the Banana Peel body attachment


  • Added the Beep Boy body attachment


  • Added the B0lt B0y body attachment


  • Added the Cactus body attachment


  • Added the Chainsaw body attachment


  • Added the Fairy Wings body attachment


  • Added the Huntsman body attachment


  • Added the Meat Hook body attachment


  • Added the Megapixel Beard body attachment


  • Added the Target Practice body attachment


  • Added the Prick body attachment


  • Added the Tiny Cube body attachment


  • Added the War Axe body attachment


Auras

  • Added the Vwoosh aura


  • Added the Whish aura


  • Added the Razzle aura


  • Added the Oxygen aura


  • Added the Carbon aura


  • Added the Helium aura


Crates / Chests

  • Added the Locked Crate (Series 12) crate


  • Added the Locked Crate (Series 13) crate


  • Added the Locked Crate (Series 14) crate


  • Added the Locked Crate (Series 15) crate


  • Added the Locked Crate (Series 16) crate


  • Added the Locked Crate (Series 17) crate


  • Added the Locked Crate (Series 18) crate


  • Added the Robo Crate (Series 2) crate


  • Added the Golden Cask chest


Gems and Jewels

  • Added the Amazonite gem


  • Added the Citrine gem


  • Added the Onyx gem


  • Added the Hiddenite gem


  • Added the Iolite gem


Bundles

  • Added the Bundle of Random Chat Tags item


  • Added the Genuine Bundle of Starter Items item


Special items

  • Added the Tome of Wisdom item


  • Added the Arcane Shard item


  • Added the Small Booster Pack: +100% Magic Find item


  • Added the Small Booster Pack: +100% Rare Find item


  • Added the Small Booster Pack: +100% Lock Pick Rate item


  • Added the Small Booster Pack: Ancient Gems item


  • Added the Big Booster Pack: +100% Magic Find item


  • Added the Big Booster Pack: +100% Rare Find item


  • Added the Big Booster Pack: +100% Lock Pick Rate item


  • Added the Big Booster Pack: Ancient Gems item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Dog item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Penguin item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Bug item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Flask item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Apple item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Orange item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Joystick item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Leaf item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Mask item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Poison item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Poop item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Shuriken item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Basketball item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Football item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Golf item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Soccer item


  • Added the Chat Tag: Tennis item