[56K Modem Warning] Tower Unite Discord Development Sneak Peek


#4729

July 9th, 2018

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#4731

i love the “thank Caboose” from Mac after Cabooses words of encouragement


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#4736

July 12th, 2018

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#4737

a e s t h e t i c


#4738

Flash (Speedy Boi)?


#4739

YEEEES new effects for speed shoes!!! The effects have looked so bad for so long!!! :smiley:


#4740

I’m pretty sure these are the same effects… The context for this in the discord is that this image is meant to display the customizable floor in Smooth Dirt.


#4741

oh, well that’s embarrassing lol. I would love some new effects on the speed shoes. They still look like their from the early alpha, probably because they are.


#4742

I think V_Desertion, MG_Waterhole, and MG_Garden need visual upgrades before that.


#4743

Waterhole had a visual upgrade already.
Garden is getting a new lighting pass at the moment.
I remember Lifeless talking about updating Desertion at some point.

I don’t think we will update the effects for the speed shoes unless they are bugged.


#4744

July 15th, 2018

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#4745

Rad progress so far. Good job guys ;3


#4746

Couple things about the chat so far:

###Local Chat Changes
Local Chat messages will show up in Global Chat, and will have the [LOCAL] tag next to them. There will be a setting to toggle off displaying Local Chat messages in Global Chat.

Player leave and join messages now have player data associated with them. You can click on the player name of a “leave message” and find out what their Steam profile is, or add them as a friend. This is incredibly useful if you had fun with a person and something happened where they disconnected without sending a chat message.

###Global Chat
All Global Chat is available in every single game - and the menu. The message will be tagged depending on where you sent the message from:

  • From the menu: Menu
  • From an official Plaza, it’s based on region: US DAL, US LA, EU FRAN1
  • From a Condo it shows the Condo owner’s name and Condo map: MacDGuy's Condo, MacDGuy's House
  • From a Game World: Ball Race, Virus, Zombie Massacre

When you start a Game World or enter your Condo, it will send a “game invite” notification to Global Chat with a button to join their server. If you start a friends-only or private server, this notification will not be sent. There will be a setting to only display these messages in the announcements chat tab (the bullhorn icon).
A couple of examples of what these will look like:

  • If you start a public Game World server: MacDGuy started Ball Race - GLXY
  • If you start a public Condo: MacDGuy entered their Smooth Dirt

###Blocking/Filtering
You can block all messages/notifications from a specific player by using the block feature. Any game start notifications will not appear from blocked players, either.

All chat messages are filtered, if you have the parental controls enabled for filtering bad words.

###Misc.
All previous chat messages persist between switching servers or maps.


#4747

Global chat seems like its going to have a very positive impact on the community. The main menu, private condos and empty plazas always had an isolated feeling to them and I think that will be remedied greatly.

Finally Virus games will no longer elude me or require me to keep an eye on server lists/Game world ports. Also hopefully this means getting the four minimum players will be much quicker!


#4748

Does the new chat UI still have issues where blocked/muted player’s chat appears for a fraction of a second? It is quite disorienting.


#4749

Does the message for opening a public condo occur when you open your condo to public after starting it on another setting?


#4750