Tag: Legitimate

Improved NPC, Cheer, Prestige

Improved NPC, Cheer, Prestige

There’s been lots of changes over the past week or two with the configuration of the server so I wanted to get a post out there to make sure all you Bumfuzzlers were aware!

Monument NPCs

NPCs are working far better now and they’re a lot of fun – challenging yet not insane. For a bit now the bots on Modtopia were really accurate over long distances and that was a problem for anyone going to monuments. I worked with the developer to adjust and test some changes that should make them function much better.
Here are the changes:
  • Come equipped with a short, medium and long range weapon
  • Will select weapon depending on their distance from you
  • Set to 40% accuracy up to 100 meters, 20% up to 200 meters
  • No longer drop weapons. It would allow too much farming

So far, it appears they act far more reliably and are fun to engage. Let me know if you find anything weird with them since it could always use more testing.

Special thanks to CannonFodder, ATaXia, Ron Swanson for reporting issues and MrNiceGuy for helping with a good amount of testing!

Christmas Cheer

On Modtopia we believe in Christmas all year round, but MrNiceGuy pointed out that there were no presents and stockings weren’t being filled! This is a no no! I found Santa and got him working again. He expected to have off until December 24! 🙂 Thanks MrNiceGuy!

Prestige

Again on Modtopia, Loyalty got a bit of a kick in the pants recently. Not only can you type /loyalty and know your points, level, next level and points you need, but you can find out what advantages that’ll give you. Further more, you’ll get reminded on your loyalty points and noticed when other people on the server reach new levels.
The next installment of changes to Prestige is the further breaking down of the existing loyalty levels to create a more frequent reward system. Until now you’d get Legitimate at 420 loyalty points, Veteran at 1,440 points, Allegiance at 2,880 and VIP at 10,000. This created a seriously long time in better rewards. I wanted to make it more frequent and ensure players knew what new powers they were getting.
I already added 10 levels before Legitimate in the last update, but now I’ve added levels 11 to 24. Depending on which level you’re at, you’ll either need 250, 500 or 1,000 loyalty points to reach the next level.  Here is a layout of all the levels between Legitimate and VIP.
  • Level 11 (500 loyalty points)
    • KDGUI: Displays Kills/Deaths (/kdguitoggle)\
    • Teleport Increase: 32 daily teleport requests (+2), 5 min cooldown, 24 sec countdown (-6) (/tp)
  • Level 12 (750 loyalty points)
    • Night Lantern: Automatically turn on/off lanterns at sunset/sunrise (/lantern)
    • Old School Quarries Loot: Access to custom loot in Quarries
  • Level 13 (1,000 loyalty points)
    • Pills Here: Radiation pills increase health, hunger and thirst by 25%
    • Show Crosshair: Shows crosshair on screen (bind F4 “crosshair”)
  • Level 14 (1,500 loyalty points)
    • Instant Research: Research table activity requires only 5 seconds
    • Sleeper Animal Protection: Sleep w/o animal attacks
  • Veteran Level (2,000 loyalty points) PURCHASE
    • Backpack (small): increased inventory space (key: B, Bind B “backpack.open”)
    • Homes Increase: 4 homes (+1), 34 daily (+4), 4 min cooldown (-1), 12 sec countdown (-3) (/home)
  • Level 16 (2,500 loyalty points)
    • Boobytraps: set fire & shock traps on boxes and doorways (/trap)
    • Handyman: Repair all structural items from one place (/handyman)
  • Level 17 (3,000 loyalty points)
    • HeliControl: call the superheli, limit 1 per day, cooldown 1 day (/callheli)
    • Snap Traps reset automatically after being triggered
  • Level 18 (3,500 loyalty points)
    • Old School Quarries Probe: probe ground without survey charge (/getdeposit)
    • Visual Cupboard: view your cupboard coverage as a sphere (/showsphere)
  • Level 19 (4,000 loyalty points)
    • Personal Beacon: Marks location w/beacon (/wphelp)
    • Teleport Increase: 34 daily teleport requests (+4), 5 min cooldown, 12 sec countdown (-18) (/tp)
  • Allegiance Level (5,000 loyalty points) PURCHASE
    • Backpack Increase (medium): increased inventory space (key: B, Bind B “backpack.open”)
    • Homes Increase: 5 homes (+2), 40 daily (+10), 3 min cooldown (-2), 10 sec countdown (-5) (/home)
    • Offline Doors: All your doors automatically close on sign off (/ofd)
    • Proximity Alert Increase: be alerted of other players within a 10m radius (/prox)
  • Level 21 (6,000 loyalty points)
    • Recycler: recycle anywhere, no need to travel to monuments (/rec)
    • AutoCodeLock: Automatically places code lock from inventory, sets code and locks codelock (/codelock)
  • Level 22 (7,000 loyalty points)
    • Turret Lock: Lock your turrets to prevent meddling (/lockturret)
    • Bloodtrail: when wounded no trail of blood is shown
    • Boobytraps Increase: set fire, shock, landmine & beartraps on boxes and doorways (/trap)
  • Level 23 (8,000 loyalty points)
    • HeliControl: call the superheli, limit 2 per day, cooldown 12 hours (/callheli)
    • Turret Info: Access turret authorization and kill information (/turret)
    • Turbo Boost: Automatic boost when killing animals
  • Level 24 (9,000 loyalty points)
    • Medic Revive: pick up wounded with syringe
    • Instant Research: Research table activity is instantaneous
    • Teleport Increase: 40 daily teleport requests (+10), 4 min cooldown (-1), 10 sec countdown (-20) (/tp)
 Some things to note.
  1. You may be on a level where your points don’t line up. You can either let me know about it or wait until the next level for it to be resolved. For instance, Veteran used to be 1,440, but now it’s 2,000. You might have 1,499, but are marked Veteran. Once you hit 1,500 you’ll be assigned to Level 14 and then will need 500 points to hit Veteran.
  2. You might not have permissions to something you had or you may have permissions to something you didn’t have. For instance, the ability to recycle anywhere was at the Veteran level. Now it’s a level above at Level 16 so you’ll need a couple Loyalty points to get there.
  3. I’m going to be adding more benefits to each level. For now I just took what was already out there.
  4. There will levels after VIP. I’ll work on them soon!

Let me know if you have any feedback or if anything doesn’t work as expected.

As always Bumfuzzlers, please keep the feedback and support coming! Have fun out there! 🙂

Animals, Autokits, Forums

Animals, Autokits, Forums

Before the upcoming wipe on Thursday, I’ve got a few updates for you Bumfuzzlers. Mostly they’re just tweaks and adjustments, but important to recognize nonetheless! Here we go!

Bumfuzzler Forums

I’ve made a few updates to the forums. Here’s a couple of the updates:

  • You can now configure a signature
  • Main forum page now shows forum statistics
  • You can now send private messages
  • Under avatar each user now shows data

Animal Population

With my recent changes to population of resources, animal counts may have been nerfed a bit more than I wanted them to be on Modtopia. Thanks to a heads up from WRecKLeSS I checked the numbers and decided to bump animals up 50%.  For instance, bear counts were limited to 18 and now they’re 27. This is about the same increase you can expect for other animals.

VIP Class Autokits

Last week I trimmed the autokit fat for VIPs on Modtopia, but I left Allegiance, Veteran and Legitimate autokits alone. Now I’ve made a few adjustments to avoid having players spawn with too many items they may not want. For those of you unsure what I’m talking about, the autokits are what you spawn with. Depending on your loyalty points, you’ll spawn with different items. For instance, Allegiance doesn’t spawn with the same items as VIP and Legitimate doesn’t spawn with items as good as Veteran.

Thanks to Orion for the feedback.

M249 VIP Kit

Earning 10,000 loyalty points (/loyalty) will get you VIP status and being a VIP on Modtopia will get you access to the M249 kit. Well, it appears that I had a typo on the website stating the command was /kit m249 when it was really /kit vip_m249. I’ve since fixed that error thanks to ATaXiA. I personally would recommend using /kit anyway as it shows an easier graphical menu of all the kits.

Thursday’s Wipe

This Thursday, I’m going to wipe the Modtopia server at around 8:00pm EST. This time it might take me slightly longer because I am going to reinstall everything on the server and test many of the plugins one by one – especially those that have been giving us trouble. I’m thinking it might be an hour or maybe 90 minutes or so.

I’m eager to get this done also because I have a couple of new goodies coming your way! 🙂 I want to start with a good foundation before moving forward with those.

Thanks as always for all the feedback Bumfuzzlers. Keep it coming!

Sort, Skin Perks, Research

Sort, Skin Perks, Research

As always Bumfuzzlers, we have lots of goodies for you!

Absolute Sorter

If you’ve got OCD or just like to have your loot in order, you’re going to love this plugin. You can specify what a box is for and then easily, with the click of a button, dump only those items in that box! You can also have drop boxes so when you come in from gathering, simply accessing a box will dump all your content! Tremendous time saver for the truly organized! I would advise you take a look at the video below. It’s somewhat long-winded, but it’ll help you get the full potential out of this great addition!

Skin Perks

I’ve added 100 new Skin Perks for a total of 180 different Skin Perks! You should start finding them out there as you play. This batch are all clothing as we’ve already covered the weapons and tools. These items, for now until I balance them, will give you anywhere from 3% to 7% dodging damage ability. I personally like the potato head ski mask 🙂  One player found a sweet looking LR Skin Perk today! It was  a beauty! 🙂 Here are just a few of the many!

Instant Research

I’ve changed the research times back a little towards defaults to give the players with higher loyalty more benefits. For players just joining, it’ll take 10 seconds to research, for Legitimate and Veteran loyalty groups, it’ll drop down to 5 and then Allegiance and VIP loyalty groups instantly research!

Duelist

I’ve enabled Duels again for those of you who’d like to challenge a fellow Bumfuzzler to a beat down! Type /duel for more information and be ready to fight! If you see a giant round high wall stacked arena, that is in fact the very same place you’ll rumble!

Cupboard Messages

I’ve added a simple alert you’ll see when placing Tool Cupboards down. It’s mean to remind you that you need to put resources into the cabinet to prevent the decaying of your buildings. If you’re unsure of how to decay works, check out my post from the other day.

The North Pole

Santa is back with his little helpers up in the snow biome! There’s presents and boxes and wonderful things, but fear the elves! They aren’t too happy about you trying to take the toys they built from young children from across the world! You monster 🙂 I haven’t tested it thoroughly so let me know if you have issues.

Loot Adjustments

I’m still adjusting loot. Tonight I was working on the Bradley and Airdrops. It’s gotten better, but may still need some tweaking. I’ll await your feedback and go from there.

Enjoy Bumfuzzlers! 🙂 More updates to come, but please provide feedback!

 

Autodoors, RaidNotes & Bots

Autodoors, RaidNotes & Bots

Been working on a few things here and there and listening to feedback! Please give me all you got! I’ll do my best.

  • Autodoors – by default it’s off, but if you type /ad [time] your doors will automatically close after that time. For instance /ad 5 where 5 is 5 seconds. You can set it up to 30.
  • RaidNotes – For a while it’s been saying Player 1 raided Player 2 with 39988 rockets lol Well, it’s been difficult to fix so now it simply doesn’t list the weapon or number of weapons.
  • Bots – I’ve been trying to balance the bots at the monuments. I’ve lowered the accuracy, range and damage of them significantly. Some people say they’re OP others say they are fun and some feel they’re just right. Let me know. Special thanks to [IKEA] LetMeCringe for helping me adjust them.
  • TimeOfDay – this isn’t extremely useful right now. You can type /tod to give you time of day information. I’m in the process of using this to create a night gathering bonus. Been having some issues getting that to work, but we’ll see. For now you have another wrist watch 🙂
  • Loyalty – I’m still having issues with loyalty. Sorry for the pain, but if you find you aren’t getting what you expect, in terms of mods or kits, please let me know.

Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions! 🙂

Kit Menu, Nachos and Patch!

Kit Menu, Nachos and Patch!

Today was the customary Thursday patch (wipe next week) and it’s just been applied for your gaming pleasure. You can find the changes down below.

Also however, there were a couple of server changes I hope you’ll enjoy 🙂

  • Added new graphical kit menu. Use /kit for easy access to all the kits on the server.
  • Airdrop will now and forever be referred to as a Nacho Shipment! 🙂 Toss a signal and you’ll see what I mean lol
  • I’m still finding some issues here and there with Loyalty assigning the proper VIP Levels. Please let me know if you feel you didn’t receive the proper perks.

And now for the patch…

177 September 14 2017

NEW New tank sounds
NEW Combat log now indicates when someone is killed or wounded
UPDATED Download skins in background rather than waiting for them in loading screen
UPDATED Updated EAC API & SDK (fixes “EAC Disconnected” error)
UPDATED Client no longer stalls while spawning the map from cache
UPDATED Eliminated some GC allocations from nested coroutines
UPDATED Improved lighting: direct light now softer and ambient lighting less saturated
UPDATED Improved shadow casting: reduced floating shadows and light leaking
UPDATED Vending machines drop no loot + 25% increased health
UPDATED Autoturrets no longer have magical long range after something is targeted
FIXED Occludable sound voice limiting perf fix
FIXED Fixed game manifest download sometimes silently failing
FIXED Fixed official server list sometimes being shown as empty
FIXED Fixed ragdoll messed up level of detail
FIXED Fixed fly swarm not following ragdoll
FIXED Fixed another error thrown by culling on RetrieveAndApplyVisibility
FIXED Fixed visibility error when joining a server after finishing a demo play

RunningMan, Metabolism & Pills

RunningMan, Metabolism & Pills

Here’s a few more updates for ya, ya Bumfuzzler!

  • The RunningMan plugin will now provide better rewards.
    • Rewards Wood from 0 to 100,000
    • Rewards Stone from 0 to 100,000
    • Rewards Metal Ore from 0 to 10,000
    • Rewards High Quality Metal Ore from 0 to 2500
    • Rewards Cloth from 0 to 10,000
    • Rewards Leather from 0 to 10,000
    • Rewards Karma Points from 0 to 1
  • Implemented the Metabolism plugin: Health ticks up slightly faster, food and water ticks down slightly faster.
  • Implemented Pills Here plugin (available for Legitimate VIP group and up): Radiation pills recover 25% of health, hunger and thirst.

Enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!

6 mods, new VIP lvl, more!

6 mods, new VIP lvl, more!

Hey Bumfuzzler! There are TONS of changes since I last posted!

We’ve got 6 new plugins, a new VIP level called Legitimate and several adjustments based on some of the feedback you’ve given me! If you haven’t yet, make sure to add me on Steam to ensure you get me your feedback! 🙂

Here’s some of the server changes:

New Plugins

  • Handyman mod added: Allows repair of entire structure from anywhere within the structure (/HandyMan on|off) (Thanks to DjRYFY)
  • Team Deathmatch event mod added: Join in recurring TDM events
  • Deathmatch event mod added: Join in recurring DM events
  • BradleyControl mod added: Allows for more control of the Bradley tank
  • Old School Quarry mod added: Other loot added to quarries, allows for /getdeposit command (Thanks to DjRYFY)

SuperHeli

  • SuperHeli now comes every 3 hours instead of 2 and leaves after 15 minutes instead of 30 (Thanks MrNiceGuy)
  • SuperHeli health lowered by 25%

SuperBradley

  • BradleyControl mod added: Allows for more control of the Bradley tank
  • Bradley now provides more than double the loot
  • Bradley health raised 30%
  • Bradley damage and accuracy raised slightly

Quarry Changes

  • Old School Quarry mod added: Other loot added to quarries, allows for /getdeposit command (Thanks to DjRYFY)
  • Quarry now generates 5x the resources (Thanks to DjRYFY)

Offline Protection

  • Nerfed 100% protection from 3 to 1 hour (Thanks to Squidwart, DjRYFY)
  • Nerfed 80% protection from 6 to 2 hours (Thanks to Squidwart, DjRYFY)
  • Nerfed 65% protection from 10 to 6 hours (Thanks to Squidwart, DjRYFY)
  • Nerfed 50% protection from 18 to 9 hours (Thanks to Squidwart, DjRYFY)
  • Nerfed damage after 168 hours from 200% to 125%

AI Bots (Temporarily disabled due last patch)

  • Added scientists, soldiers and agents at all monuments
  • Soldiers now spawn with airdrop to guard it
  • Soldiers and agents now spawn via parachute

VIP Levels

  • New VIP level called ‘Legitimate’ earnable at 420 loyalty points
  • Legitimate VIP level (420) unlocks the following plugins: Bounty, Dynamic Signs, KDGUI, Keep Active Item, Night Lantern, Old School Quarries, Show Crosshair, Sign Artist, Sleeper Animal Protection, Teleport increase
  • Recycler plugin now available at Allegiance level (2,880), removed from Veteran
  • Proximity Alert plugin now available at Allegiance level (2,880), removed from Veteran
  • Bloodtrail is enabled for all players except Allegiance and VIP
  • Veteran VIP level (1,440)and up have access to Handyman mod (/Handyman on|off)
  • New Legitimate VIP level (420) and up have access to additional Quarry loot
  • Veteran VIP level (1,440) and up have access to /getdeposit, checks ground content like survey charge w/o requiring survey charge

Website – www.bumfuzzler.net

  • Redesigned the Plugins page to better explain the plugins and VIP levels
  • Redesigned the store pages for products to reflect new changes

I truly hope you all enjoy the new changes to the server! I’ll continue to work to make it an even more enjoyable experience for everyone! 🙂 Please tell your friends, donate or purchase VIP levels to help out!

P.S. – New VIP kits are coming soon! 🙂