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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] maintenance

Hello everyone,

On Wednesday, 8th May 2013, our servers will be offline for weekly maintenance from 7am – 9:30am CDT.
During this time, Jagged Alliance Online will be unavailable for playing.

Best regards,
your JAO-Team

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Game changes and refunds - an open letter to the developers

Hi!

Forgive me for not being able to reply in the same extent of your post.
Also, I´m not a cliffhanger representative, but just a guy who tested the game for a while and agreed to the changes that made it into the new version.

As the most active players may have noticed, the game was not able to keep most of the players until level 50.
This had a few reasons and we did our homework to find out about them with extensive research, testers and interviews.

The version you have now is the result of almost 2 months work by the JAO team.
We made the game more accessible and took out parts that have been unfair or frustrating for the vast majority of players.
On the other hand we added some further complexity, more options how to play, new tactics, a better PvP experience, lots of detail improvements and also additional content.
This patch will be followed by smaller patches with balancing and fine tuning.
We continue to work on performance, stability and bugfixes.

There was a huge step in the direction of letting people get almost everything without spending money.
Almost all items are available for ingame cash now. Premium ammo and consumables can be farmed even though they are not necessary in normal missions.
Earlier we introduced a few ways the gain the gold for more merc slots.

To suggest that we change this game in a direction where we only want to get as much money from every player as possible is not fair in my personal opinion.
Of course there are some possibilities the invest money. Of course we need to sell gold to be able to keep the game running.
But if you take one small step back and look at the bigger picture you may realize that this patch wants to create a better game.
A game that is less frustrating to newcomers and still interesting for veterans.

Since many of the changes were too big to test internally only, we provided the opportunity for the community to take part.
And some of Kongregates JAO players did and we are very thankful for the feedback you provided during the two testing rounds we did over the last few weeks.
Both times the feedback was positive towards the changes, but there was also some scepticism and complete opposition from a few individual testers.
We listened to that feedback and iterated this version a few times until we believed that the game is ready to be presented to the whole community.
Many of the included ideas actually came from testers and therefor I want to thank them once again! It was awesome to work together with you guys! Thanks!!

Regardless it is sad that a few are unhappy with the changes, which is understandable when the old version worked well enough for you and you have perfected your tactics already.
But I am absolutely convinced that the new version has much more potential to enable satisfying endgame and an awesome experience through PvE progression.
I´m sure you can still have a good time if you only give it a chance and get over the first shock. I was also irritated when I tested the first version, but I began to adapt my tactics and am very happy with the new challenges it provides now.

To conclude, I want to state that I think what we did to compensate for the changes is fair.
Every merc got a free reskill. Everybody got cash to hire three mercs of his reputation level for 14 days.
All cash and gold spent is not wasted. The hospital upgrades will be provided with very useful functionality in the future.
Your items are still as useful as before. There is only one thing I can think about, that may be not solved perfectly since it is not possible to do so automatically:
If you have perma hired a bunch of commandos, because they had most AP before the patch and were widely regarded as the most versatile archetype, you may want the swap them for other classes now. If you have this issue, we are happy to provide help via our support: jao_support@cliffhanger-productions.com .

I hope all of you can enjoy the new version and the advantages it includes.
Have fun!

Best Regards,
Cliffhanger QA

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] maintenance

Hi!

Today we will shut down the servers for a maintenance between 7.00 AM and 8.00 AM CST.

Best regards,
your JAO-Team

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] testers wanted

We started another round of testing with some further changes!

Lets have some fun on the test server!
Just write a mail to jao_support@cliffhanger-productions.com with the subject: test server 2
and include your company name in the mail!
You´ll receive further instructions soon.

Thanks!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Prestige Map Special Event Progress

Thats not the place to discuss this nossboss.
Post it to the thread about patches or open a new one about your complaints.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] testers wanted

Hi!

We decided to get more feedback from the community for our next patch.
So we would like to ask you to check out the test server.

Some upcoming changes are quite radical.
We will get rid of healing and repairing for example.
All mercs will be fully healed and gear gets repaired after all missions, no matter if you succeed or fail.
This will allow everybody to spend more time in missions instead of spending time, cash and fuel on managing the aftermath.

AP costs are changed and all archetypes will have 20 AP minimum.
Movement costs and costs to ready are reduced drastically.
Weapon classes and burst costs are adjusted.

All these changes allow new interesting strategies.
We still have to test a lot, especially for PvP.

It will be work in progress and some features will be half implemented, but we chose to give early access to allow at least one iteration with player feedback.

Anybody who likes to participate during the next few weeks can apply from now on.
Write a short mail to jao_support@cliffhanger-productions.com with the subject: “test server”
Please tell us your company name and your forum name.

I will respond to all mails next week, provide access data and additional information on the patch changes.

Thanks and have a nice weekend!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Help a master thesis with your opinion on browsergames!

I´m posting this for Torsten, a student who asked us to post a survey for his thesis. -------------------------- You are playing “Jagged Alliance Online” and you have a moment free? Help me with your opinion on my study about browser games! You can find the online questionnaire "Quality valuation of browser games" here: https://www.soscisurvey.de/onlinespiele2013a/?l=eng Participate now and win a 20 Euro Amazon vouchers! This survey is part of my master thesis at the University Münster, in which I am examining the formation of quality valuations of browser games. I would appreciate so much if you take 15 to 20 minutes to fill out the online questionnaire to “Jagged Alliance Online”. Thank you for your support!!! Torsten -------------------- The results of this survey will not only help Torsten, he will also share the feedback you provide about JAO with us anonymously. Thanks!
 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Shiar Showdown

A fanatic religious leader has ordered a death squad to cleanse the town of Ahla from infidels and strike fear into the hearts of the population.
Ahla’s population put together all their valuables to be able to offer a lucrative bounty to those willing to seek and destroy every last of the fanatic’s army. Join the battle, eliminate the threat and beat those aiming for your bounty.
Your Mission: Stop the Death Squad and save Ahla’s population!

- Reach Warzone Shiar rank 1 with your alliance.

- The 3 best merc-companies that are not part of the winning alliance will also get the reward.

- Reach more than 100 Warzone Points and enter the raffle to be one of the 3 lucky winners.

Rewards for mission goals:
50 Gold,
5x Crafting Kits and
50.000 Cash

The event starts Friday, 6:30pm CST and lasts 24 hours.

Good luck!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] maintenance

Hi!

Today we will shutdown the servers for a maintenance between 6.30 AM and 7.30 AM CST.

Best regards,
your JAO-Team

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Tribute to Rambo event results

We will get an ingame news window with the next patch that allows us to promote events like this better.
Next time we´ll also announce it a little sooner and communicate the rules better, maybe moderate it while it´s going on.

I think the event was actually a little too long for that kind of challenge :)

Next event will be something less complicated. like the molwanian airspace event.
But we are eager to try naked PvP again as soon as possible!

And yes stankybones, you needed to win a match to be considered for the lottery.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] New MOD: Jamosh

Hi all!

We are happy to announce that one of our most active players, Jamosh will be joining the MOD team with immediate effect!
Please don´t hesitate to contact him with questions and concerns.

Welcome :)

For bugreports and support please continue to write to jao_support@cliffhanger-productions.com – make sure to always tell us your company name and the time of occurrence.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Tribute to Rambo event results

It has been a long evening for some contenders.
Others where able to score high enough in only a few hours.

The undisputed first place goes to: DreamTeamPL, a fierce level 31 merc company who scored twice the points of second place.
DreamTeamPL will receive 500 gold! Congratulations!

The winners of 100 gold for place 2 – 5 are:
RenkLee
Onyx Ravens
Jamosh ltd
tarytu

The lucky winner of the lottery is Puman, who will also receive 100 gold.

The prizes will be delivered soon.
We hope all participants had fun with some matches!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Tribute to Rambo PvP contest - updated version

Real heroes don´t need armor.
Did Rambo need to wear armor?
Real heroes don’t need fancy new weapons!
Did Rambo have those?

This is our Tribute to Rambo PvP contest for real heroes!
So come on and PvP half-naked and don’t forget to bring an old gun!

To win, you must gain the most PvP victories when:
1) wearing or carrying no armor with your mercs!
2) fighting with an empty backpack!
3) using only standard ammunition
4) using only weapons with max. level 23!

It is just you, your team and your skills!

You are allowed a hip belt and its contents though – but no filling your hip belt up from the backpack!

Two more conditions to participate:
1) All participants must be at least reputation level 30 when they start the event.
2) You always have to take 4 mercs to PvP matches.

Every victory gains you one point. The team with the most points wins. Simple, clean, fast.

If you abort or chicken out against another participant who is within the allowable range and non-armored, you will lose one point from your score.
We only fully count wins versus teams within 7 levels of the winning team (counting the merc level average between both teams).
You may abort or chicken out against teams having a higher than 7 average merc level difference – if you play and win, however, you gain twice the points.
If a player with more than 7 levels difference decides to take a chance against you, you may also abort or continue fighting. You will gain 0.4 Points for such a victory. All allowed aborts against other naked PvPers need to take place before the fighting begins. If you abort after one of your mercs got killed, you will loose a point.

If you repeatedly disconnect during pvp matches, we will also suspect you of trying to rig the results and decrease your score accordingly.
We will look at the matches and will sanction any exploiting and cheating. Oh, and if any of you try to farm naked pvp players for honor, we will kick you were it hurts…So if you see them, you better quit first…

Repeatedly running away, hiding and letting the time pass until it is depleted is a cowards choice and will be counted as disturbance of the event and punished.

The event will start at 12:00 Noon and end at 12:00 Midnight CST on Wednesday the 23rd of January. 12 hours to show you are a hero!

The five most ramboesque heroes and a lucky few randomly chosen participants will be rewarded.

First place will gets you 500 gold!
Second to fifth place gets you 100 gold each.
The lucky few random picks will get 100 gold.

And of course your honor level will rise as side effect, so you can brag to others and get your mitts on those nifty honor items in the shop.

And yes, the shy ones amongst of you may use camouflage paint.

……………
If you want to participate, please post it here. It is not mandatory, but it could help all participants.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] How and where to grind cash?

Are you sure?
It should have loot drops like all other missions as well … but I´ll check it out to be sure.
Until then I suggest 33.2 – You should be able to finish it quite quickly and the loot items sell for some good money.
Still, if you do it right, 45.1 is the best mission to get cash and good drops.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Tribute to Rambo PvP contest -outdated post - see update above

more clarification: it´s not for players who are exactly level 30. It´s for 30 and above. Sorry if that was confusing :/

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Tribute to Rambo PvP contest -outdated post - see update above

The weapon level is the item level. Not the required merc level.
raideres …. if you play some matches and score a few wins you will be considered for the lottery.
Few random participants will also win 100 gold!
This should be a reason for everybody to try it out.
So it might be fun, raise the honor level and with some luck win you 100 gold :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Tribute to Rambo PvP contest -outdated post - see update above

We decided to update the prizes:

First place will gets you 500 gold!
Second to fifth place gets you 100 gold each.
The lucky few random picks will get 100 gold.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] easy way to make and share a screenshot

With windows 7, 8 and vista you can use the pre-installed snipping tool.

Go to the tab where you want to make the screenshot.
Click on the Windows Button and type “snip” into the “search programs and files” bar.
Open the snipping tool.
Now drag a frame around the area you want to make a screenshot of.
Save the screenshot to desktop.
Go to imgur.com and press the button “Computer” unter upload images on the right side of the page.
Navigate to desktop, select the screenshot and click on “start upload”
After the upload is complete, copy the link from your adress bar and use it as you wish. Send it to me as PM or post it in the forum.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Tribute to Rambo PvP contest -outdated post - see update above

both will be sanctioned. We will look at every PvP match and we can see exploiting patterns quite easily.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Tribute to Rambo PvP contest -outdated post - see update above

It would be great if everybody can post here if he is going to participate.
This is also the right spot for questions or feedback on the event.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Tribute to Rambo PvP contest -outdated post - see update above

EDIT: visit http://www.kongregate.com/forums/256-jagged-alliance-online/topics/322358-tribute-to-rambo-pvp-contest-updated-version
for the updated version

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Secure the Molwanian Airspace!

new event will be announced very soon.
Some info upfront: it will require reputation level 30 and it will most likely take place on Wednesday evening.
Also, all players between 30 and 50 will have a fair chance of winning prizes!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Maintenance 17th of January 2013

Hi!

Today we will shutdown the servers for a maintenance between 4.30AM and 5.30AM CST.
We will also deploy a patch of JAO.

Best regards,
your JAO-Team

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Stuck on mission

ok. There is no mechanic. Just kill all enemies. They may be striding around somewhere looking for you so you´d best split up your mercs.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Jagged Alliance Online] Stuck on mission

hmm wait, that shouldn´t be the objective … let me check that mission out before I tell you nonsense :/