The donor group, as some may have noticed, hasn't been used very effectively in the past. We're now introducing some changes which aim to make it more relevant and ultimately give it a bigger role in how our services work.
These changes have been made after examining all the available data and ensure both that the vast majority of donors are given a reserved slot and that obvious features of the data are recognised. They are thus a reflection of the observed trends, rather than a significant change in the use of the donor group....
Today we started a public test for upcoming v1.4 Python(our main gameplay coding language in PR:BF2) changes and fixes. The test will run for one week and will be hosted on these servers: PRTA EU Hardcore
Report bugs and feedback from playing on these servers here: Feedback thread
These are server side changes. You don't need to download anything!
Updated outpost overrunning system. They now get overrun when:
8 soldiers are within 150m
4 soldiers are within 100m
2 soldiers are within 50m
Outposts stay overrun for 30 seconds and will become active 90 seconds after being build
PRTA Presents:Manhunt Event | 18:00 PRT, 7th of AUGUST 2016
Server: PRTA | EU - MANHUNT Event Server Password: <TBA> Date/Time: August 7th, 2016 @ 18:00 PRT
"You, among many other participants, have been selected by your beloved countries to participate in the world's first Manhunt! You are known as the most notorious criminals in your nations and this is your punishment.. or your way out. You will find yourself starting...
Some of you may had a glimpse at some threads (that we removed) or heard rumors, but it's true that our forums have been breached in recent months. At least once that we know of. This breach included emails, usernames and possibly passwords. As we couldn't find several users in the breach it's likely the breach was only partial.
As many of you know our forum software is old and with no active web-developers this is very likely not going to change soon. So our security is not as good as it likely should be.
We have forced a password change on all our users here and on the Official PR Tournament forums and ask you with this notice to not use the same or similar passwords that you use here on other services. Please notify people that might not read this forum anymore as well of this.
We apologize for not being able to provide you with the security you deserve, but being a volunteering group it's sometimes hard to provide our players next to the game development...
Another classic map has been updated for v1.4. This time it's Gaza (Beach).
First introduced in v0.9 featuring then new Israeli Defense Forces faction and their opposition faction Hamas, Gaza has probably been the definition of close quarters hell in Project Reality.
The new Gaza has been in works since 2011 but remained on hold most of its time due to my absence. I'm proud to announce that after a year of work I've completed it and it will replace the current Gaza in v1.3.9 with v1.4 release.
A number of the members of the community, development team and moderation team have noticed a very negative culture that has been growing on the forums as of late. As a result, we will be placing a new emphasis on the rules of the forum, and will in particular be creating two new rules to effect a change in that culture.
Rules one and two for posting on the forums will now be as follows:
§1 Show Respect
This community can only work if we all respect each other. To that end, it is imperative that any time you engage with another user, either directly or indirectly, you show them respect with the content of your post. In particular refrain from flaming, insulting, abusing, taunting, and other similar types of actions towards other forum users.