It’s Jon-Enee “Neume” Merriex again, producer for District 187, here to talk a little bit about where we are at and what to expect in the month of December. We’ve got a lot planned for this month so let’s have at it!
First and foremost, welcome to all our new players. Our launch last month on Steam was HUGE. We saw a tripling of our normal load and had to add more servers over the past week. In an effort to not launch more servers in the future we’ve used a new load balancing method that will allow us to adjust the amount of load each channel can get without having to do a maintenance to add more servers.
That said, this month we’re working quickly to release the games first post-launch update entitled: Police Navidad!
As you can imagine from the update’s name, this is our first Christmas update and we’re excited to bring it to you. The update will feature a lot of fun things including 3 new game maps, a new mini game arcade call MarbleLand and more! It is scheduled for release on December 18th. In addition to the update we’ll be launching a new package on Steam for the holidays that features a great deal on a number of items. For this blog, I’d like to take a moment to talk about MarbleLand and our new VIP Rooms.
MarbleLand is a new area of the game which you can find on the left hand navigation in the game lobby. In MarbleLand, you will find a number of new arcades where you can use Cash or Gold “Marbles” (purchased in the item shop for Cash or Gold) to play a mini game. Everyone is a winner and you can get prizes from the brand new Famas to our Holiday Santa and Rudolf costumes.
VIP Rooms are a brand new way to put your money where your mouth is. You will notice an option called “VIP Room” when creating a new game. Once you select this, you can then set an entry fee. Everyone who joins this room (including you) will need to have a ticket (purchased from the item shop) for that amount of gold. Only gold can be used as an entry fee, never cash.
After doing this you can set the pot “share” conditions. “Rank Share” means that the top ranked players will receive a portion of the pot. “Team Share” means the winning team will receive a portion of the pot. Finally, 10% of the total pot will be withheld and awarded monthly to a random clan in Street Fight. More details to come.