Pete Donnelly

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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Hey Techland U Gotta Do Something About This.   
    I'd love to ban all the cheaters in BTZ if I could!  Unfortunately, banning cheaters on PC is easier said than done. We can't just ban people that are reported somewhere without due diligence.  I'm sure you wouldn't be too happy if someone listed your name there saying "dasarrow is a cheater!" and we just went ahead and banned you.
     
    I mainly play on PC myself.  In my experience cheating isn't quite that common.  If I do run into cheaters, I log their name and move on.  No point in even trying to play a full game with them.  Better off not wasting your time with "script kiddies". 
     
    That being said, a lot of people feel like they are being cheated when they are losing and cannot figure out a good counter strategy to their opponents tactics.  I've been accused of cheating many times, just because some people don't know how to defend against an aggressive Hunter  
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Hey Techland U Gotta Do Something About This.   
    I'd love to ban all the cheaters in BTZ if I could!  Unfortunately, banning cheaters on PC is easier said than done. We can't just ban people that are reported somewhere without due diligence.  I'm sure you wouldn't be too happy if someone listed your name there saying "dasarrow is a cheater!" and we just went ahead and banned you.
     
    I mainly play on PC myself.  In my experience cheating isn't quite that common.  If I do run into cheaters, I log their name and move on.  No point in even trying to play a full game with them.  Better off not wasting your time with "script kiddies". 
     
    That being said, a lot of people feel like they are being cheated when they are losing and cannot figure out a good counter strategy to their opponents tactics.  I've been accused of cheating many times, just because some people don't know how to defend against an aggressive Hunter  
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Hey Techland U Gotta Do Something About This.   
    I'd love to ban all the cheaters in BTZ if I could!  Unfortunately, banning cheaters on PC is easier said than done. We can't just ban people that are reported somewhere without due diligence.  I'm sure you wouldn't be too happy if someone listed your name there saying "dasarrow is a cheater!" and we just went ahead and banned you.
     
    I mainly play on PC myself.  In my experience cheating isn't quite that common.  If I do run into cheaters, I log their name and move on.  No point in even trying to play a full game with them.  Better off not wasting your time with "script kiddies". 
     
    That being said, a lot of people feel like they are being cheated when they are losing and cannot figure out a good counter strategy to their opponents tactics.  I've been accused of cheating many times, just because some people don't know how to defend against an aggressive Hunter  
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Hey Techland U Gotta Do Something About This.   
    I'd love to ban all the cheaters in BTZ if I could!  Unfortunately, banning cheaters on PC is easier said than done. We can't just ban people that are reported somewhere without due diligence.  I'm sure you wouldn't be too happy if someone listed your name there saying "dasarrow is a cheater!" and we just went ahead and banned you.
     
    I mainly play on PC myself.  In my experience cheating isn't quite that common.  If I do run into cheaters, I log their name and move on.  No point in even trying to play a full game with them.  Better off not wasting your time with "script kiddies". 
     
    That being said, a lot of people feel like they are being cheated when they are losing and cannot figure out a good counter strategy to their opponents tactics.  I've been accused of cheating many times, just because some people don't know how to defend against an aggressive Hunter  
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Hey Techland U Gotta Do Something About This.   
    I'd love to ban all the cheaters in BTZ if I could!  Unfortunately, banning cheaters on PC is easier said than done. We can't just ban people that are reported somewhere without due diligence.  I'm sure you wouldn't be too happy if someone listed your name there saying "dasarrow is a cheater!" and we just went ahead and banned you.
     
    I mainly play on PC myself.  In my experience cheating isn't quite that common.  If I do run into cheaters, I log their name and move on.  No point in even trying to play a full game with them.  Better off not wasting your time with "script kiddies". 
     
    That being said, a lot of people feel like they are being cheated when they are losing and cannot figure out a good counter strategy to their opponents tactics.  I've been accused of cheating many times, just because some people don't know how to defend against an aggressive Hunter  
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Dev Request: Detailed ~Be The Zombie~ Patch Review   
    It's not just you unfortunately... There was a technical issue and the UV Light fix didn't make it into the patch  
    We are aware of the matchmaking issues and there will be a hotfix released ASAP to help on that end.
     
    When the UV fix does make it through it will have the start-up cost and a 10 second recharge (is currently 7.0 with no start-up cost)
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Dev Request: Detailed ~Be The Zombie~ Patch Review   
    Good news!  We were able to push some tunables out today to update the UV Light.  Next time you play it should have the new values (start-up cost and 10 sec recharge)
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Current Matchmaking Issue   
    There is an issue with matchmaking right now on PS4 and PC.  It will show (and then fail trying to connect) to 4 player games that are not open to invasions.  Until the hotfix is released your best bet is to manually search for and join games of 3 players or less.  Avoid using the "Quickjoin" if you are having problems connecting.
      We are trying to get a fix out to everyone ASAP
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Dev Request: Detailed ~Be The Zombie~ Patch Review   
    We have had the ability to live tune a number of options since release.  The last patch that went out allows us to live tune even more (like the UV light)
    The matchmaking issue still requires a patch (which has already been submitted) and should hopefully get out to everyone today. 
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Dev Request: Detailed ~Be The Zombie~ Patch Review   
    We have had the ability to live tune a number of options since release.  The last patch that went out allows us to live tune even more (like the UV light)
    The matchmaking issue still requires a patch (which has already been submitted) and should hopefully get out to everyone today. 
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Dev Request: Detailed ~Be The Zombie~ Patch Review   
    Good news!  We were able to push some tunables out today to update the UV Light.  Next time you play it should have the new values (start-up cost and 10 sec recharge)
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Current Matchmaking Issue   
    There is an issue with matchmaking right now on PS4 and PC.  It will show (and then fail trying to connect) to 4 player games that are not open to invasions.  Until the hotfix is released your best bet is to manually search for and join games of 3 players or less.  Avoid using the "Quickjoin" if you are having problems connecting.
      We are trying to get a fix out to everyone ASAP
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Current Matchmaking Issue   
    There is an issue with matchmaking right now on PS4 and PC.  It will show (and then fail trying to connect) to 4 player games that are not open to invasions.  Until the hotfix is released your best bet is to manually search for and join games of 3 players or less.  Avoid using the "Quickjoin" if you are having problems connecting.
      We are trying to get a fix out to everyone ASAP
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Dev Request: Detailed ~Be The Zombie~ Patch Review   
    It's not just you unfortunately... There was a technical issue and the UV Light fix didn't make it into the patch  
    We are aware of the matchmaking issues and there will be a hotfix released ASAP to help on that end.
     
    When the UV fix does make it through it will have the start-up cost and a 10 second recharge (is currently 7.0 with no start-up cost)
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from DoctorPurrington in Dev Request: Detailed ~Be The Zombie~ Patch Review   
    Here are some of the more important balancing tweaks that weren't detailed:
     
     
    Groundpound:   Fixed not connecting after an interrupted pounce.  Fixed not connecting in shallow pools of water.  
    Flare Damage to Nests:  Fixed flares causing major damage if it was somehow resting on a Nest.  Fixed Nests taking double damage when they are in a flare.
    UV Light: Added a start-up cost for U.V. Flashlight.  Flicking your U.V. Light on and off repeatedly will drain it quicker than keeping it on.
    Spit-Pounce Combo:  There is a short cooldown after a spit before the Hunter will be able to pounce.  No more Spitting and then instantly pouncing to lock your opponent in place.
    Potions: Reduced the amount of "speed buff" and "damage mitigation buff" when using potions in BTZ. 
    Med-Pack: Humans receive an additional med-pack every time they re-spawn. 
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in New Update   
    Hey jcks!
    It's one new ability per Mutation.
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from DoctorPurrington in Dev Request: Detailed ~Be The Zombie~ Patch Review   
    Here are some of the more important balancing tweaks that weren't detailed:
     
     
    Groundpound:   Fixed not connecting after an interrupted pounce.  Fixed not connecting in shallow pools of water.  
    Flare Damage to Nests:  Fixed flares causing major damage if it was somehow resting on a Nest.  Fixed Nests taking double damage when they are in a flare.
    UV Light: Added a start-up cost for U.V. Flashlight.  Flicking your U.V. Light on and off repeatedly will drain it quicker than keeping it on.
    Spit-Pounce Combo:  There is a short cooldown after a spit before the Hunter will be able to pounce.  No more Spitting and then instantly pouncing to lock your opponent in place.
    Potions: Reduced the amount of "speed buff" and "damage mitigation buff" when using potions in BTZ. 
    Med-Pack: Humans receive an additional med-pack every time they re-spawn. 
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from DoctorPurrington in Dev Request: Detailed ~Be The Zombie~ Patch Review   
    Here are some of the more important balancing tweaks that weren't detailed:
     
     
    Groundpound:   Fixed not connecting after an interrupted pounce.  Fixed not connecting in shallow pools of water.  
    Flare Damage to Nests:  Fixed flares causing major damage if it was somehow resting on a Nest.  Fixed Nests taking double damage when they are in a flare.
    UV Light: Added a start-up cost for U.V. Flashlight.  Flicking your U.V. Light on and off repeatedly will drain it quicker than keeping it on.
    Spit-Pounce Combo:  There is a short cooldown after a spit before the Hunter will be able to pounce.  No more Spitting and then instantly pouncing to lock your opponent in place.
    Potions: Reduced the amount of "speed buff" and "damage mitigation buff" when using potions in BTZ. 
    Med-Pack: Humans receive an additional med-pack every time they re-spawn. 
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from DoctorPurrington in Issues With Night Hunter's Claw Melee Not Dealing Damage?   
    I believe it reduces the Hunter claw damage to 2 hit points so most likely it would appear to do nothing from the hunters perspective
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from jcks in Changes To Btz In Upcoming Patch   
    Can't really talk much about it right now, but I can tell you we are hard at work on some new features for BTZ that I'm really excited about!  Sorry I can't share more at the moment.. I'll let you know when I can! 
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from dasorrow in Issues With Night Hunter's Claw Melee Not Dealing Damage?   
    We are looking at this too.  There is an issue with groundpound connecting if performed immediately after a failed pounce.  This is because there is a very small window where the Survivor is still in his "pounce interrupt" animation and cannot be affected by the groundpound.  The hunter gets control back as soon as he hits the ground to give him a chance to escape.  The most likely fix will be to add a small delay to when the ground pound can charge after an interrupt.  As fun as it might be for a hunter to chain a failed pounce into a ground pound every time, it would be abusive and no fun for the Survivor.  
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from dasorrow in Issues With Night Hunter's Claw Melee Not Dealing Damage?   
    We are looking at this too.  There is an issue with groundpound connecting if performed immediately after a failed pounce.  This is because there is a very small window where the Survivor is still in his "pounce interrupt" animation and cannot be affected by the groundpound.  The hunter gets control back as soon as he hits the ground to give him a chance to escape.  The most likely fix will be to add a small delay to when the ground pound can charge after an interrupt.  As fun as it might be for a hunter to chain a failed pounce into a ground pound every time, it would be abusive and no fun for the Survivor.  
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from cirqle in Horde Summoner Spit Not Working Properly   
    Hi cirqle,
    The skill unlocks the ability to charge 2 spits.  You will always start with 1.  If you look closely at the 1 with the circle around it you will see that another is charging.
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from DoctorPurrington in Issues With Night Hunter's Claw Melee Not Dealing Damage?   
    The damage resistance buff from the Night Hunter booster reduces the amount of damage you recieve from melee attacks (including the Night Hunters). It is something we are looking at in BTZ as it can be confusing for a hunter expecting a kill from claw attacks.
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    Pete Donnelly got a reaction from dcolby in Upcoming Patch   
    HI Everyone!
    We're still working hard on tuning BTZ and I thought I'd share a short list of things to look forward to in the upcoming patch.
     
    Humans
    -Adjusted damage scaling across all weapons vs Hunter (no more 1 hit kills against the Hunter)
    -Adjusted damage scaling across all weapons vs Nests (no more 1 hit kills against Nests)
    -Adjusted damage scaling across all weapons vs BTZ Zombies (no more 1 hit kills on every zombie defending the Nests)
    -Added a cooldown for throwing flares (no more flare spamming)
    -Added a timeout for players staying in water too long (similar to safe zones)
    -Increased the height required for drop attack to successfully connect against Hunter
    -Fixed issue with Humans not receiving proper fall damage from Hunters Tackle
     
     
    Night Hunter
    -Improvements for BTZ matchmaking
    -Added grenade notification for incoming air strike attack
    -Removed UV block cancel of missed groundpound recovery (consoles)
    -Fixed Infinite Spit exploit (consoles)
     
    Note that this isn't a fully comprehensive list quite yet.  There are still other changes in the works and we will let you know when we can!  Right now I just wanted to give you all a little heads up on some of the tuning changes that will be coming to BTZ soon!
     
    Good Night and Good Hunt!