[VC] TGIF! Viking Clan Development News July 13 - 17

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by mi7ch, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

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

    Player Bans July 6 - July 12

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

    FB: 10
    Kong/Armor: 5

    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:


    Raid Boss This Weekend!

    This fiery giant has returned to threaten Midgard! Ready your clan and fill the water balloons! Need a refresher on the Raid Boss? Check this thread here.


    Weeklong Calendar on Monday July 20!

    Next Monday at 10 am get ready for a Weeklong Calendar! It runs until Friday July 24 at 10 pm PDT.


    Game Server Performance Update!

    In case you missed this post earlier today by Kendall, we’ve given an update on the performance issues that players have been seeing over the past while and have outlined out next steps. Give it a read here if you haven’t already!

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

    Happy weekend, players!

    Recently we noticed some players talking about meeting up in real life, which led to @mi7ch and I having a bit of an argument.

    I love the social side of our games. It's great that people can talk and help each-other, forming lasting alliances, friendships, even relationships! So I think it's awesome people who have gotten to know each other though the game are interested in meeting in person.

    My compatriot doesn't disagree, however he does have some reservations. For example, he is a bit uncomfortable with the idea of you guys using the forums to publicly organizing meetings, just in case somebody tries murder you and make a suit out of your skin.

    I certainly can't fault anyone for thinking about safety first, so we ask that players not try to organize meetups through forum posts, as this would make information about your location public. We'll be removing any posts like this that we see in the forums or games.

    You can choose to organize meetup through private channels such as PMs. HOWEVER, please make sure you do so safely! There are a wide variety of resources available that discuss this topic, and I highly recommend doing some reading before attempting a meetup.

    Here are a few essential tips from us:

    • Choose a public place
    • Bring a friend (or two!)
    • Make sure a few people know when and where you are meeting this person
    • Do some research - use social media to get a better understanding of the person you are meeting
    • Don't give out personal info like your phone number or home address
    • Trust your instincts, and don't be afraid to bail if you are not feeling comfortable.
    • Have an exit plan - something like another engagement set up for later so you will have a legit excuse to leave if you wish.

    Have fun and be safe!

    who thinks Kano HQ could use some more rainbows

    Terrible Joke of the Week

    Here's your lame joke of the week!

    Two birds are sitting on a perch.
    One says to the other, "do you smell fish?"

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

    Play Now!

    Facebook Canvas: https://apps.facebook.com/vikingclan/?fb_source=appcenter&fb_appcenter=1
    Facebook Connect: http://www.kanoplay.com/vikingclan?game_server=server_1
    Kano Play Server 2: http://www.kanoplay.com/vikingclan?game_server=server_2
    Kongregate: http://www.kongregate.com/games/kanoapps/viking-clan
    Armor Games: http://armorgames.com/viking-clan-game/15774
  2. Kel the Merciful King

    Kel the Merciful King Well-Known Member

    I have met 8 people via the game in real life. Amazing tales from some of them as they were early leaders of the game. Can u skinivers? :D most were great people and some are now life long friends. I know 3 (at least) married couples who met and married playing the games. Its been most interesting to say the least the social side of the games.
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  3. Kel the Merciful King

    Kel the Merciful King Well-Known Member

    Now of course on the other hand, there are the split ups ... "You playing again?" ... and the near splits ups! One fellow I know quit rather than lose his wife. Another I would 1/2 dozen seriously imploded their accounts for the sake of their family and a few are moving on now v. time spent with "Kano Apps" :) Can't have it all!

    BTW you have a new Raid boss next month? I suggest 2 beasts in it, each fighting the other to at least simulate a battle game! And puhleeze no Orange in it ...
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  4. Kel the Merciful King

    Kel the Merciful King Well-Known Member

    Add another engaged couple :)
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  5. Tony Montana

    Tony Montana Well-Known Member

    Sweet, thank you kindly

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