Hippos will mess you up real bad in Assassin's Creed Origins
10.13.2017 14:00:14 Hippos are bastards. And in Assassin's Creed Origins, they may be nigh-unstoppable engines of chaos that want to take a chomp out of you, should you venture too close to them.
10.13.2017 02:00:14 It is no secret that Ubisoft loves their DLC. So fans of the series were not surprised to see the company announce a host of Assassins Creed Origins post-launch content. The game will have a lengthy life cycle, with two major expansions and a number of smaller updates prepared to be released after the game launches later this month.
Talking The Music Of Far Cry 5 With Composer Dan Romer - Skewed 'n Reviewed
10.12.2017 22:00:23 Gareth at Skewed and Reviewed recently spoke with Dan Romer about his work composing the music for the upcoming Ubisoft game Far Cry 5 and shares how the music is shaping the pending game.
Battlefield 1 October Update Out Now, Here's What It Does
The October update for Battlefield 1 has arrived. This month's patch is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC and primarily makes an assortment of bug fixes and gameplay tweaks to the online shooter.
One of the more notable changes DICE has made to Battlefield 1 is removing the 40-player option for Operations. "Based on continuous feedback from our community and an ongoing effort to ensure successful matchmaking for Operations servers we have disabled the 40-player option," creative director Lars Gustavsson said in a statement on the game's website. "We've determined that by allowing servers to only support 64-player Operations, match joining times are kept at a minimum and the probability of joining an active populated server is drastically increased. Our goal is to unite our players under this fan-favorite mode and consistently provide more instances of matches quicker."
The vast majority of the other changes address various bugs that appear in the game, such as one that prevented players from spawning in a plane controlled by a teammate if the plane was outside of the combat area. DICE has also tweaked the Concealed Rescue Specialization to no longer automatically deploys smoke on a fallen squad member. Additionally, players now have the option to disable the Chromatic Aberration and Photographic Film Grain Noise effects.
You can find the patch notes for this month's Battlefield 1 update below and on the game's website. All Battlefield 1 players will need to install the update in order to continue playing the game online.
Battlefield 1 October Update Patch Notes
Specializations & Assignments
The Concealed Rescue Specialization has been changed and no longer deploys smoke automatically on a downed squad mate. For smoke to be deployed on a downed squad mate, a squad mate with the Specialization must now spot the downed player.
Fixed an issue with the Stimulant Syringe Specialization where the revived soldier would not receive the sprint boost.
Fixed an issue with Healing Hands Challenge #1 "Heal 10 Different Squad Members." It is now cumulative and tracks between matches.
Fixed issues where Soldier Assignment progress was not being displayed properly.
Weapons & Gadgets
Changed the Ottoman Standard Issue Rifle from the Martini Henry to the G98. This is more historically accurate, and should be a better matchup against the British SMLE.
Increased Tripwire-HE blast damage from 80 to 85, enough to score an Assist Counts As Kill against an enemy with the Flak Specialization.
Fixed an issue where throwing a smoke grenade would prevent the thrower from performing other actions for a short time.
Changed mid-length Parabellum (25-50 left) reload from 6.75 to 6.85 to match animation position.
Fixed an issue where 3P Bayonet Charge VO could be cut off if the charge started immediately after the ability recharged.
Added missing emblem to FA Automatic Rifle.
Fixed an issue where no audio would play for automatic weapons in single fire mode for 3P soldiers.
Fixed grenade resupply audio.
Added Press or Hold option for Bayonet Charge.
Fixed overly bright mane and tail on horses in Tsaritsyn cathedral.
Both gunners of Ilya Muromets now show hit markers when hitting enemy players.
The Assault Truck's sensitivity is now affected by sensitivity options.
Fixed an issue where 3P enemy footsteps could be heard too loudly when the local player was in a vehicle.
Fixed an issue where the grenade throw emote from a soldier inside the Putilov-Garford Armored car could be heard from very far away.
Selecting a friendly soldier or vehicle in the deploy screen will now show their current health as a circular bar around the selected icon.
Fixed an issue where bomber weapons were inaudible from 3P camera in seat 1 of large bombers.
Fixed an issue that prevented players in a squad spawning in a plane controlled by a squad member if the plane was outside of the soldier combat area.
Maps & Modes
Brusilov Keep: Fixed issue where players could spawn in fire.
Fixed an issue with Mother Voice Over on Operations Globe screen.
Fixed an issue where English was playing instead of Localized MX and SA languages for Mountain Fort Defender Loss VO.
Fixed occluding issues with factory ruin pillars in Tsaritsyn.
Enabled damage on barbed wire close to capture point D on Galicia in Conquest.
Fixed floating dirt mounds around the train wreck on Volga River.
Operation Brusilov Offensive's final rating is now correctly rated out of 24 instead of 30.
Fixed an issue where Operations were geographically misplaced.
Removed vehicles from Back to Basics Conquest game type.
Fixed flickering bright snow on Galicia.
Echoes activated in Lupkow Pass.
Fixed an issue where more than one piece of music could play during the briefing of an Operation.
Removed Elite pickups from Domination.
Removed Elite pickups from Team Deathmatch.
Updated Red Tide Operation transitional announcer VO for 5 localized languages.
Updated localized VO for Red Tide Operation defender briefing.
Fixed issue where a player would change to the enemy team while playing Frontlines during a match.
Added additional Russian "self" VO.
Fixed a red background used for the White Army in Operation Red Tide.
Changed Conquest and Domination "You are winning/You are losing" lines to only trigger when teams are close enough (in tickets) to catch up.
Fixed an issue where Hero Kit introductions were not shown properly on Verdun Heights in Operation Devil's Anvil.
Fixed an issue where Pre-End-of-Round music and UI would not be triggered in the final minute of Frontlines gameplay if players were contesting a flag.
Fixed an issue where female war cry was heard on German and Austro-Hungarian teams during Operations games.
Removed invisible collision near the French spawn in Soissons.
Fixed a crash that could occur in the Operations game mode.
Improved culling on player heads.
When the video options motion blur amount is set to 0%, turning the motion blur system off entirely gains some graphics performance.
Added options to turn off the Chromatic Aberration (camera lens causing color fringing along high contrast edges) and Photographic Film Grain Noise post processing effects.
Fixed the issue where the gameplay options for controlling the visibility of the world icons for enemy and friendly soldiers were not working properly.
Fixed an issue that could cause server lag by disabling certain debug features.
Improved server FPS warning icon analysis and alert.
Players will now be unable to exploit the request order at the end of a round to become Squad Leader in the next round.
Allow player rank to be displayed in in-game scoreboard on password protected servers.
Added key bindings for Bayonet Charge (separate from Melee key binding).
Server admins will now have the ability to move players between teams.
In a new blog post, DICE outlined some of the balance changes it's making in the wake of the beta. The big focus, however, was on microtransactions and clarifying how they work and why DICE feels you can't just pay your way to the top of the leaderboards. "We know you have a lot of questions about crates and progression, so we want to clarify a few things, as the complete system was not in the beta and will continue to be tuned over time," it said.
"As a balance goal, we're working towards having the most powerful items in the game only earnable via in-game achievements," it explained. Crates are obtained by completing challenges "and other gameplay milestones" or by purchasing them--either with credits earned in-game or real-world money. Inside crates, you'll find Star Cards, emotes, victory poses, and outfits; any duplicate Star Cards you receive are turned into crafting parts that can be put toward other Star Cards of your choosing.
Star Cards impact gameplay and are players' major concern. DICE claims there is more to becoming powerful than simply buying a crate and getting a good Star Card. "You have to earn the right to be able to upgrade Star Cards and unlock most weapons," it explained. "You can only upgrade or unlock them if you have reached a high enough rank, which is determined by playing the game."
Despite DICE's reassurances, there are still those who want to play a version of the game where you don't have to worry about what Star Cards you or your opponent have access to. The developer says it's aware of that, though it didn't promise such a mode will be released.
"We also have heard some players are looking for a way to play where all players will have the same set of Star Cards with flattened values," it said. "Like everything else, we will be continually making necessary changes to ensure the game is fun for everyone. We will work to make sure the system is balanced both for players who want to earn everything, as well as for players who are short on time and would like to move faster in their progress towards various rewards."
Battlefront II releases for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 17. Whether we'll see any changes to the proposed crates system between now and then remains to be seen.
TKC servers are well run and every attempt is made to ensure a fun gaming environment. No racist or rude behavior is tolerated on any of our servers. TKC tries to have round the clock administration for it's servers but obviously sometimes a server will have no admin playing so if you witness any abuse for any game please attempt to report the offending players nickname, and if possible GUID here: "Server Vistors Complaint". Just give as many details as you can remember such as what the player was doing/saying. In addition cheating is not tolerated on our servers. We are protected by any of a number of different cheat tools at any given time including; VAC, steambans.com, pbbans.com, ggc-stream.com, metabans, pbscreens.com and punkbuster, depending on the game. If caught cheating your information will be submitted to the appropriate cheat tracker and you will be added to their database which will ban your Steam ID, PB GUID or EA GUID depending on the game and website.
When available we also offer ways for players, in-game, to contact admins to report bad behavior. These come in the form of game server plugins. Players will, if the server has the option available, have the option to report a player using, @report [player] [reason] or @admin [reason] to call an admin to the server. If an admin doesn't respond in a timely manner, please use the @report option so we can follow up on it later or use "Server Vistors Complaint" as mentioned above. If an admin is not available, we also try to give the players the opportunity to use @votekick [player] or @voteban [player] [reason]. This allows the guests to our server the ability to kick or temporarily ban a player who is breaking rules.
Profanity - Many of the games we play have very bad language, some don't, that should make a difference in how we enforce our rules. For that reason we are going to implement a new rule, which will seem strange at first, but there is reason behind it. Bad language will only be tolerated on Teamspeak channels for games where there is bad language in the game. In other words, since there is bad language in Bad Company 2, bad language will be acceptable in the Bad Company 2 Teamspeak channel and on the Bad Company 2 servers. On our Half-Life 2 DM Teamspeak channel and game server, bad language will not be allowed. Future games will also be handled in this manner. The reason, we do not want to exclude members with different beliefs. If I buy a game and one of the selling points for me was the fact that it did not have bad language, that should be respected. I do not want a father or grandfather having to explain bad language to their children or grandchildren because they heard profanity on a TKC Teamspeak channel they thought was free of such things.
How to deal with with Mic/Text spammers - No one wants to listen to a lot of unrelated chatter either on the game server, or Teamspeak. No one wants to see a lot of text spamming either. It's distracting to some, and in the case of Bad Company 2, causes lag problems when the text log gets too long. If someone is talking or typing too much, respectfully ask them to stop. If they continue, you may have to mute or kick them, and if they continue after that, a ban might be in order. When on Teamspeak, a certain amount of "visiting" is fine, but the gamers who want to communicate tactical information to others playing shouldn't have to constantly interrupt talk about the latest CPU, or talk of what's going on at school. If someone is talking too much and you don't feel like you want to address it, PM a clan leader and we can handle the situation.
Team Switching - In some games this is a big no-no and if you are admin for one of those games, ask the player to go back, if they don't and you have the ability, move them back manually. If you continue to have problems, kick/ban them. In other games, like Bad Company 2, team switching usually isn't as big a deal. Sometimes friends or clan members might want to play together, in that case, try to facilitate them and swap some people around. This will show you to be respectful of community and they will probably be very appreciative of your efforts. If there is a mass exodus of people from a bad team to a good team, you can mention in-game that people need to stop. If someone is ignoring you and continues to unbalance the teams, just kick them off the server. For a game like Half-Life 2, teams change after each round, so trying to put clan members together is just a waste of time, that is why team switching is considered bad.
Hacking/Cheating - This is the most overused excuse for kicking someone off of a server. Players are unjustly booted off servers all the time simply because they were too good. That is not fair. Do not base a decision on cheating on a single round, if it isn't really ridiculous score-wise, sometimes people just have great rounds. But if they continue to have an unbelievable K/D ratio, then you might need to ban them. Sometimes it might be necessary to ban someone just because they are killing the server. For me, this is the thing I hate to do the most. That person might be doing nothing wrong, other than being really good at a game. Try to put yourself in their shoes and only ban guys who are really obvious. I don't want to see anyone being banned for an aimbot because they went 29-0. I and many others have had a better score than that, it DOES happen. You have to consider how the person is playing the game. Are they playing as recon? Are they in the heli with a really good pilot? Sometimes, if you are unsure, it might be best to ask the opinion of a clan leader. Remember, visitors to our servers have the ability and a forum to complain about unjust behavior from our server admins. If someone complains about you, you want to know that you did everything by the book.
Soldier Names/Nicknames - We will not allow names that are offensive to anyone. I think we can all use our best judgement here, but if you are unsure, ask another admin what they think of the name and come to a consensus before taking action. Players using racist names should be perm banned immediately. It does no good talking to someone like that because they're only goal is to cause trouble.
Banter and Trash Talking - Now its okay to joke around, but if several players are going at it constantly on the mic or in chat just nicely ask them to stop. If it continues warn them again that if they don't stop they will be kicked, if for no other reason that mic/text spamming. If they ignore this warning then go ahead and kick them. A certain amount of this is fine as long as it's good natured, however sometimes this can lead to hard feelings so you have to use your best judgement of when something is going too far or things are starting to get out of hand.
Racist/intolerant behavior - This is a subject that we will show no mercy on. If someone is being a racist, and that means they are hating on blacks, whites, browns, yellows, whatever the case may be, they get perm banned. No warnings, no kicks, just ban them. We don't need that kind of intolerant behavior on our servers. I don't care if the person is joking, I don't care what his real intent was, if he's spewing hate speech, he's gone. This also applies to someone who is spewing hate speech against a group of people, like Muslims, Christians, agnostics, atheists whoever. We are a gaming clan. This is our hobby and it's supposed to be fun. Everyone who comes to a TKC server should be respected and able to play the game hassle free. Not everyone believes the same, and if someone can't get over it and comes to our server with an agenda that includes racist or intolerant speech, I expect you guys to bring the hammer down swiftly.
Metabans - We will use Metabans only for cheaters and will verify each ban using Cheat-O-Meter. This will ensure that we are not forcing our Metabans followers into banning players we have banned for breaking rules other than cheating. If we deem you are cheating and Cheat-O-Meter doesn't really indicate cheating and we can not find information about you or your clan tag, meaning there is no website or previous information on you as a player or clan that we can cross reference, we will ban you on our servers, but not Metabans. Clans must have a website that we can find and access to be considered legit, otherwise we will view your tags as hogwash and your suspect behavior will be deemed as cheating. Again, we will not add a ban that is not supported by Cheat-O-Meter to Metabans.
We want everyone to have the best time possible so do your best to maintain a good gaming atmosphere, then everyone can have a good time.
To join TKC you only have to read our "Code of Conduct" and then apply for membership by filling out an online application. After submitting your application you will become a "member candidate". You will be allowed to wear our tags but only as (tkc), all letters in lowercase. As you progress, as seen by our members, you will be advanced to (Tkc), then (TKc) and then finally (TKC). You will receive emails at each step with detailed instructions on what you need to do. To obtain your full membership and the right to wear the (TKC) tags, you will have to pass a vote by the TKC members. Only those members who have gotten to know you will vote. An 80% yes vote will be required for full admission. Please keep in mind that full membership takes 8 weeks.
For you to be accepted you will need to display good manners, sportsmanship, and the ability to follow our rules. This applies to all game server activitiy and forum participation. If you do not feel you can meet our requirements we respectfully ask that you not apply as we have many who want to join and we can not waste time on gamers who are not serious about membership.
So now you're a member of TKC congrats! It is important for you to note that membership in TKC is not a lifetime privilege. Only the clan founders Big Flem and Squidward have lifetime membership and can not be removed. Clan leaders expect it's members to participate in clan activites when they can, and to be an ACTIVE member in the clan. We consider active members to be members who regularly post on the forums, participate in clan activities when possible, and communicates and develops friendships inside the clan. We do NOT consider a member to be active if they only ever play on our servers and nothing more. The leaders of this clan work hard to organize events and if you can't support these activities, can't check and post on the forums at least once or twice a week, then you are not TKC material and eventually you will be kicked from the clan. If you do not think you can meet these requirements as a member of TKC, then please don't attempt to gain entry into the clan as you will only waste your time, and ours.
Beyond administration positions such as "Clan Leader", "Division Leader", etc, the answer is no. However we do have achievable military style ribbons and medals that can be won for various acts. You may see each members ribbon and medal "Display Case" by going to the "Members" tab and under each members profile clicking the "Awards" icon. Below is each award and how you obtain that award. Note that medals also have an associative ribbon:
Ribbons(Hover over information icon for description)
In the past TKC had too many admins on our servers and things got a little out of hand. We are not looking for any new admins, however if we feel you will make a good addition to that team we will ask you. Being a server admin is not fun and games. It requires you to WORK, and follow server administrator rules which are well defined once you become an admin. Our admins are forced to stop playing whatever game they might be playing, and work to secure and maintain server tranquility reguarly. If you are an admin that does not mean you will get to run willy nilly and ban, kick, and torture at will. Admins who do not follow our rules will be stripped of admin duties and power. In addition there are more requirements of admins such as, reguarly checking our server admins forum. Once you become an admin you will be given access to this forum and you must check and read it quite often. It is a way for admins to help one another by posting their thoughts on what is going on, who to watch closely, etc. Do not ask us constantly to be an admin, that is the surest way I know to never become an admin. Our leaders will identify the best candidates for admin duties if we think it necessary.
No. In order to have an official TKC server it must meet certain standards. In addition, we might not want a server for a particular game, and if you aren't an admin, then you shouldn't have admin authority on any server. Official TKC servers have to be setup as close to identical as possible. This means that the clan leaders must have all access to any of it's servers including the ability to restart that server, gain access via FTP and game panel. It means that the clan leaders can setup the server with it's normal settings and add the usual addons. In short, if you want to have your own server then that is fine, but don't try to name it "Boom Boom Room" or tie it in any way to TKC.
Clan TKC maintains several servers that are open to it's clan members and the public. In addition TKC has other expenses that require money. To pay the bills TKC relies on it's members and visitors to donate. Without these donations, TKC will cease to exist. Please consider donating money when you can. We do our best to use the money wisely, to invest in TKC, to invest in PC gaming.
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