Ballrace compared to every single other game mode only really got one bit of content in the years since woodlands release, and that is the Ballrace Level Leaderboard HUD. A HUD that the average can’t use nor doesn’t know about.
Every other game mode last year got either some sort of new map or visual overhaul of a map. Ballrace has gotten nothing. This is funny to me as not only does Ballrace have the second most popular player base for its game modes. It also has one of the more active communities in Tower Unite. With the current discord having multiple players getting new top ten PB’s on the daily and with it also having a current tournament going on. I feel that ballrace deserves at least one of these few things
- A new map, back in 2019, Ballrace got 2 new maps, Event Horizon and Woodlands. These maps were for the most part enjoyed by the community. Since then its been almost two years without any new content. I feel that ballrace could use another map. Whether that be a brand new designed map like you guys did with Event Horizon, or a port from GMT, like Ice World or the old version of Paradise.
This in my opinion would a nice change of pace for the game mode allowing players to play a new map.
A Visual Overhaul, Ballrace is the only game mode to have not gotten a visual overhaul on any map in the last 3 years. In 2020 alone, MiniGolf, Virus, and Zombie Massacre got all-new visual overhauls to their maps. With MiniGolf getting Forest, Garden, and Waterhole. ZM getting Gasoline and Compound and Virus getting Overtime, Desertion, and Hosptial. All 3 of these gamemodes got new art passes on them in 2020 and MiniGolf, since then as gotten another with Sweet Tooth.
Even Little Crusaders got new lighting on every single one of its maps.
If I had to point out what maps I believe need a new Art Pass. Its Midori, and Summit with mainly Midori being the one who just straight up needs a new tune-up as Midori is the most unoptimized map due to things like the entire ground and scenery being completely solid ground that you can walk on, and the constant jitters that the platforms and players get when there are more than 6 people in a public lobby.
While this isn’t anything new that would provide new content to the game. One of the main things that needs to be fixed is the timer. There are many glitched times on the leaderboards that the community members have found or had happen to them. That it requires the need to message Caboose on discord to fix these times…
This was the main reason the ballrace leaderboards had reset a few months back. At the time, it was basically impossible on most levels to get top 10 on the leaderboards due to these times, and on certain levels, it was impossible to get top 50 legit.
The thing is, is that this problem was fixed months ago. It was all fine and dandy and people weren’t getting any glitched times anymore. But suddenly it was reverted back to the old buggy timer code that is still available to get cheated times/glitched times in.
This was brought up back in November 2020 and at the time, they were knees deep in crashes and other issues like MiniGolf desync. The dev mentioned that he reverted the code back to what we have now because of a visual glitch that made the stopwatch timer sometimes show the incorrect amount of time you had remaining in a level. He mentioned that he planned to look at the code connected to the timer again once the crashes had died done a little.
At the time we were happy that we got a response and were willing to deal with that answer. But since then its been about 6 months since that response and the timer is still broken and even easier to fuck with. I’m not going to mention how you fuck with it since I don’t want people fucking with the leaderboards even more. But the fact that it’s still an issue is why I writing this section
So my simple request is that the code for the timer either be edited to prevent this from happening, or for to simply input the new code that is not in the game at the moment.
Also if you want the whole message that I referencing then here you go.
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