[PC] TGIF... This week in Dev and Community 30/11/2012

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Wonder Bread, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Wonder Bread

    Wonder Bread Active Member

    TGIF! Happy end of Movember everyone! I'm personally pretty happy to be rid of my stiff upper lip, although it was for a good cause.

    Let's take a look at the past week!

    Player Bans Nov 17 - Nov 23

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

    FB: 0
    MS: 50

    As always, we are committed to keeping our games fun and fair for everyone, and will continue to ensure that players are playing fairly and within our Terms of Use by swinging the banhammer where it needs to be swung.

    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 Monthly Calendar!

    A new month means a new monthly calendar launches December 1st at 12am PST.


    New limited items!

    A new week means new limited items!


    Look Awesome? Go get them tonight!

    Facebook Offsite Game Policy Change

    Facebook announced a change to their policy regarding offsite versions of games on Facebook that will take effect December 5th, 2012. You can read more about the policy change here, and you can read about how this will affect players using the offsite version here.

    Running out of steam in the Battle Arena

    A few weeks ago, an exploit was uncovered in the Battle Arena because of player activity, which we remedied through a couple of fixes and a throttling feature introduced earlier on last week.

    The throttling feature is designed to prevent players from abusing exploits within the Battle Arena by limiting the number of actions a player can make over a given amount of time. Through testing and player feedback, we have tried to make these limits extremely difficult to hit normally while maintaining their ability to prevent exploitation of the feature.

    If you have run into the throttling feature in the arena without using an exploit or similar violation of our Terms of Use, please send a message in to Support to let us know.

    Community-Proposed Battle Arena Tweaks

    Last week we made a change to the requirements needed to receive a rank reward in the Battle Arena. Because of substantial community discussion on the topic, we've changed the threshold to what we believe is a reasonable middle-ground. You can read the announcement by clicking here or the smiley face. :)

    Updated Moderator Policies

    There have been quite a few discussions in the past few weeks regarding moderators and moderation. To help with this discussion I've updated and posted our moderator policies. They're in FAQ form and are meant to be easily understood, but if you have any questions about them, feel free post in this thread or message me directly. You can read the updated policies by clicking here or on the sunglasses smiley face. :cool:

    New Addition to the Moderator Team: Jared

    We're pleased to announce the newest addition to our Moderator Team is none other than Jared. Jared was a natural fit for the team, as he's played VC, PC, and LCN for quite a while, and has been a helpful and considerate member of the forums for quite some time now.

    I'll be working with Jared to get him up to speed regarding Moderator duties and abilities, but we're very excited to expand the team and have Jared spreading the awesome with the rest of our team.

    Support Report

    Unfortunately, Melanie was incredibly busy this week and wasn't able to to write a message for TGIF, as she was too busy responding to Support requests.

    On her behalf, I'd like to remind everyone to keep being awesome, and to remember everyone you play with is a person, and to treat them as such. :)

    Joke of the week!

    Joke of the week time! The following is from a twitter account I was told to follow called Bad Joke Cat. Enjoy.
    How did the hipster burn his tongue?He drank his coffee before it was cool. Highlight for hilarious answer! Click here for the appropriate sound effect.

    I hope you all have a safe and fantastic weekend, and are getting your Advent Calendars ready. We have one at home that has a different kind of tea for every day until Christmas, and we're pretty excited about it.

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  2. The Protector

    The Protector Banned

    Wonder Beard,did you invent a new month?

    Movember what is that?
  3. Linda

    Linda Guest

    Top Poster Of Month

  4. neill1990

    neill1990 Well-Known Member

    thank you guys for adding the messege histry. i was just about to post an idea about it so thanks for reading my mind :)

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