Hurtworld-Servers.net Blog Feed en https://hurtworld-servers.net/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:08 CEST Hurtworld-Servers.net is a Hurtworld servers list. Its goal is to provide an efficient way for players to find a server that suits their needs and also for servers owners to get more players on their servers. 60 Patch 0.7.3.0 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/68/patch-0730-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/68/patch-0730-is-live/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:08 CEST

Hi Hurtworldians!

Tonight we have a content patch for yall that introduces new water mechanics and some new inland water features in the lead up to our island hopping update. We also have the newest member of our weapon arsenal the MAC10 which should melt people up close and becomes even more badass with the rare gangster stock. You'll also find 2 new kickass town events as we work through replacing duplicate towns. Lastly there's a bunch of quality of life changes like finally fixing buggy fall damage when wedged between 2 objects.



Last weeks experiment of timelocked servers will be disabled for now, we will re-evaluate how this affects the game and will likely experiment with it more in future to cater to all players.

This patch requires a wipe on all servers.

Happy Hunting.

Full Changelog
  • Added Mac10 gun and attachments to game
  • Added 2 new town events in start biome
  • Added swimming and oxygen mechanics as well as 'wet' binary effect
  • Updated graphics for sunscreen and poison sac
  • Fixed a race condition allowing door colliders to briefly penetrate players
  • Fixed many objects having the wrong material config (wrong impact particles + footstep sounds)
  • Updated Nullius map adding inland water features + fixing overpowered base locations
  • Added ultra basic water shader for potato mode
  • Fixed a spot where you could get stuck in the 'Servo Wars' town event
  • Fixed an issue where players would incorrectly receive fall damage when wedged between 2 unwalkable surfaces
  • Improved muzzle flash positions on guns
  • Fixed owrong icon poses
  • Removed most invisible cats to test performance improvement
  • Fixed first person blending issues between hipfire and aimed poses
  • [SDK] The clan registration window can now receive and display custom errors from server through ClanManager.RPCClanCreationError()
  • [SDK] GiveItemTrigger works correctly again, a simple example has been configured inside the level template
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Patch 0.7.2.0 Is Live - Content Delayed! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/67/patch-0720-is-live-content-delayed/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/67/patch-0720-is-live-content-delayed/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:27 CEST

Hi Hurtworldians,

Unfortunately we have had to postpone the content patch until next Thursday due to some last minute serious issues with the Unity 2018 upgrade. Having dropped support for DX9, we had hoped that even min spec machines would have no trouble running under DX11.

After distributing a test build to a few players we found a bunch of shader compilation / rendering issues that are more work than we can handle for today. We also didn't see the performance benefits we had hoped on lower end machines.

Given the circumstances we have decided to roll back to Unity 5.6 to ensure we maintain support for the bare minimum spec machines and continue to offer decent performance on total potato machines.

Unfortunately migrating the content from this patch will take a few more days, to be released next Thursday.

We've done our best to migrate the crucial quality of life fixes like name plates disappearing to this patch.

As a consolation, we've decided to use this opportunity to try a new feature we've been toying with for a while:

Time Locked Servers
Keeping a Hurtworld server competitive is a difficult thing when all players have different amounts of time to allocate to the game. Players who can roll around at 5am raiding people and collecting event loot have a big advantage and somewhat bypass the intended population of the server.

We design the balance for servers with >50% people in them, this is impossible to achieve 24 hours a day.

To work towards solving this we came up with running specific servers time locked to specific hours of the day. For example, Russia #1 will open at 4pm and close at 2 am Moscow time giving players from that region a reasonable chance to be able to play for most of the time that the server is running.

We will be experimenting with different time configurations so we cater to all players. This will not necessarily be a permanent thing, just something to test this week while we finish off the content patch. Let us know what you think in the comments!


Full Change Log:
  • Added timelock feature for servers that are only open during specific times of the day. This is a new feature we will be testing on official servers. This should make it feasible that regular people can be online for close to 100% of a servers uptime and be more competetive with players who can play all night. This should also reduce the chance of offline raids as there is a good chance most clans will have someone online during peak times.
    Usage: timelock <starthour:0-24> <endhour:0-24> (Must be the first command in your autoexec.cfg, cannot be changed at runtime, relies on autorestart when a server shuts down from your OS start script)
  • Fixed a bug causing player nameplates to disappear
  • Fixed some item serialization bugs + added extra debug messages to help find problems
  • Added a new right click menu option to amber that will protect all your protectable items
  • Fixed footsteps on metal surfaces using the grass footstep sound
  • Removed door sounds until we fix them to be consistent
  • Item descriptions now display on item tooltips
  • Frozen steaks (cooked and raw) are now stackable
  • Removed territory C4 from town loot crates
  • Removed FR18 Probos Tip from town loot crates
  • Added extra Shotgun Shell recipe that uses Shaped Ultranium instead of Shaped Mondinium
  • Added descriptions to weather effect tooltips
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Dev Update 154 https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/66/dev-update-154/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/66/dev-update-154/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:31 CEST

Hi Hurtworldians,

In this weeks dev update, we check out the new water mechanics, new Mac10 SMG, new town event grey boxes and new in depth trailer progress.

New content patch dropping this Thursday 5pm Melbourne time yall

Check out the full update here:
http://hurtworld.com/hurtworld-update-154/]]>
Hotfix 0.7.1.5 Is Live and Official Servers Have Wiped https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/65/hotfix-0715-is-live-and-official-servers-have-wiped/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/65/hotfix-0715-is-live-and-official-servers-have-wiped/ Thu, 28 Mar 2019 07:07 CET
Hey Hurtworldians,

Along with the official server wipes (optional for community servers) we're rolling out a hotfix patch to fix a regression in the recycler that crept in with the last hotfix. Recycler returns should now be correct for all items.

As always the 'oldversion' branch is pointing at the 0.7.1.4 version so you can continue to play on community servers that haven't updated yet.

Hope to see you out there!

Changelog
  • Fixed recycler returning too few materials for several items
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Hotfix 0.7.1.4 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/64/hotfix-0714-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/64/hotfix-0714-is-live/ Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:45 CET
Hey Hurtworldians,

We've got another hotfix patch for you tonight to fix up how the tether system interacts with emotes and also fixing how the recycler calculates returned materials for items that are crafted in stacks.

As always the 'oldversion' branch is hosting the last patch (0.7.1.3) so you can continue to play on community servers that haven't updated yet.

Enjoy!

Changelog
  • Being tethered now cancels any active emotes
  • The recycler now correctly accounts for recipes that output a stack of items (Fixes Landcrab mines and others having incorrect recycling returns)
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Hotfix 0.7.1.3 Is Live and Official Servers Have Wiped https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/63/hotfix-0713-is-live-and-official-servers-have-wiped/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/63/hotfix-0713-is-live-and-official-servers-have-wiped/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:09 CET

Hey Hurtworldians,

Just a quick hotfix patch for you tonight to settle down some of the more serious tether bugs whilst we work on a more comprehensive fix as part of our Unity 2018 upgrade.

Tethers will now snap when exceeding their new force limit which should prevent vehicles flying off at crazy directions when the tether finds itself trying to enforce an impossible to fit constraint.

Additionally EAC should now work correctly for all platforms.

Have fun!

Changelog
  • Tethers now break when exceeding their force limit
  • All vehicle types are now destroyed when failing their 'out of bounds' check
  • Fixed a null reference issue in the crash system
  • EAC should now load correctly on Mac and Linux clients

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Dev Blog 153 https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/62/dev-blog-153/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/62/dev-blog-153/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:05 CET
Hi Hurtworldians!

In this detailed dev update, we outline details of the next big content patch as well as a roadmap for the near future of development. Highly recommended read if you're interested in the future of Hurtworld!

Check out the full update here:
http://hurtworld.com/hurtworld-update-153/]]>
Hotfix 0.7.1.2 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/61/hotfix-0712-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/61/hotfix-0712-is-live/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 09:24 CET
Hi Hurtworldians,

Tonight's hotfix aims to increase the stability of interactions around tethers and should make things run a little smoother.

Change Log
  • Fixed the force position and visuals not matching up on tethers
  • Added a min tether length to prevent flying feedback loop on short tethers on vehicles
  • Fixed a bug where getting forced into a vehicle (or crash vehicle aka tether) would fail and kill you instantly and leave you in an invalid state
  • Fixed not being able to be tethered while holding a heavy slot item
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Hotfix 0.7.1.1 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/60/hotfix-0711-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/60/hotfix-0711-is-live/ Fri, 01 Mar 2019 11:51 CET

Hey Hurtworldians,

We're releasing a small hotfix to take care of some issues with the latest 0.7.1.0 patch and reduce false positives in our DDoS protection system. Whilst this patch doesn't make any changes to the tether system yet we realize there are still several bugs and strange behaviours around tethering and will be working on sorting those out next week.

As always the 'oldversion' beta branch is hosting 0.7.1.0 so you can continue to play on community servers before they update

Changelog
  • Improved DDoS flood detection to reduce false positives
  • Fixed incorrect hitbox setup on land crab mines
  • Removed player collisions with poison traps (they still get triggered, this is just about restricting movement)
  • Tokars now drop poison sacs correctly
  • Improved camera positioning for crash 'vehicle'
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Patch 0.7.1.0 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/59/patch-0710-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/59/patch-0710-is-live/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:49 CET

Hi Hurtworldians!

Tonight we have our first content patch since the V2 launch. This patch brings the first of the physics toys that should expand ways of interacting with objects out in the world.

Tether System
This introduces a range of new gameplay opportunities beginning with a way to interact with your enemies in a non lethal way. The first attack with the tether bow will force a hit player into a bound state (similar to falling off a bike) and allow the shooter to drag them around at their leisure. The bound player can be freed by another player cutting the line or the attacker switching weapons from the tether bow.

Although this sounds overpowered in a PVP situation, we've made the bow projectile speed very low, making it quite hard to hit anyone with, while consuming expensive arrows. In any scenario where you can capture someone using this weapon, you would likely been able to kill them easily with a cheaper weapon.

The bound player always has the option to suicide using the console (F1->kill), which means the worst case scenario you die. In some cases your attackers will set you free or even enrich your gameplay experience by forcing you into slavery of some kind.

Once you have a single target tethered, you can bind it to another object by hitting a second "tetherable" physical object. At this point this can include other players or vehicles. There is no limit to the amount of objects that can be tethered together, however the weight will add up the more you want to lift / drag, make sure there is sufficient pulling power to toe your chain of victims across the map.

More pulling forces are better than one in cases you want to lift something heavy, combining multiple vehicles towing / lifting will increase your pulling power.

Cosmetics
While we've been busy working on stabilizing the servers against DDOS attacks and garbage collection spikes, our art team have been heavily expanding our gear cosmetics to replace a bunch of placeholder gear with more application specific looks as well as tons of hats and masks to ensure no two players look the same.

Traps
All the traps from legacy have had a revamp and been brought into V2 along with all new fake sleepers, fake loot crates and fake air drops to bait your opponents into ambushes or just kill them outright.

All this with a ton of bug fixes and improvements. See the changelog for a breakdown.

Happy hunting

Change Log
  • Added new tethering system and tether bow item for tying players and vehicles together with rope
  • Added several new vanity items (these items have no gameplay stats and are visual only)
  • Added new 'Rebel' gear set replacing several items from the heat protection progression
  • The combat helmet has been converted into a vanity item
  • Added fake sleeper traps, these will explode when destroyed
  • Added fake airdrop trap, these will call in an airdrop when placed, the cargo crate from this airdrop will explode when interacted with
  • Landcrab mines, medusa vines and poison traps are returning from legacy
  • Poison trap overhauled so it no longer destroys itself when triggered, instead it will need to be disassembled with a machine wrench
  • Crosshair hit markers are now activated by the server rather than being client predicted (seeing a non-blue hit marker should now always be a reliable hit)
  • Succulent plants and sunscreen are returning from legacy
  • Inactive item transitions now also have a progress bar so falloff progress can be tracked
  • Added irradiated owrong seeds as a new item transition from owrong seeds
  • Plugged up several rock cave base locations in Nullius
  • Fixed regressions in balance changes (Mozzy insurance cost and pistol rate of fire are now fixed again)
  • Fixed machines not being irradiated properly
  • Fixed TimedEffectZones trying to affect destroyed entities
  • Fixed a potential null reference exception in MapComponentMarker
  • Fixed Mozzys not consuming fuel properly
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Hotfix 0.7.0.13 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/58/hotfix-07013-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/58/hotfix-07013-is-live/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:28 CET

Hey Hurtworldians,

Just a quick hotfix for this afternoon to update our EasyAntiCheat integration, all saves are still compatible and no wipes are required.

As always 0.7.0.12 will be hosted on the 'oldversion' beta branch so you can continue to play on community servers that have not updated yet.]]>
Hotfix 0.7.0.12 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/57/hotfix-07012-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/57/hotfix-07012-is-live/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:23 CET

Hi Hurtworldians!

Hotfix 0.7.0.12 is now live. Tonight's hotfix furthers our push in the war against DDOS attacks. While the attacks keep getting smarter and adapting to our network protocols, we believe we are patching out the last of the holes that allow targeted attacks to effectively bring down servers.

This patch adds a new layer that allows the game process to pass IP addresses to the operating system to implement firewall filtering and free up the Hurtworld main thread from dealing with malicious packets.

Server owners will find a new handle_ddos_ip.sh / handle_ddos_ip.bat in the server builds that will be called with an IP address as a parameter whenever the server process detects excessive data from a specific IP address. It is up to each server owner to configure this script to block the IP permanently / temporarily and will change greatly depending on OS configuration. Another powerful use for this would be calling out to your ISP's hardware firewall API and blocking the IPs from there (I know OVH supports this).

We are currently working on an IPSet/IPTables implementation example for linux servers that we will push out in the next couple days. In the meantime competent server admins should be able to work filtering out.]]>
Dev Update 152 https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/56/dev-update-152/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/56/dev-update-152/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:32 CET

Hi Hurtworldians!

In this weeks dev update we check out some new gear, outline our plans for the next patch and unveil the flagship feature of our first V2 content patch which we're really excited about: Physics Tethers

Check out the full update here:
http://hurtworld.com/hurtworld-update-152/]]>
Hotfix 0.7.0.11 Is Live and Official Servers Have Wiped https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/55/hotfix-07011-is-live-and-official-servers-have-wiped/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/55/hotfix-07011-is-live-and-official-servers-have-wiped/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:04 CET
Hey Hurtworldians,

We've delayed the major content patch until the next wipe (28th Feb, more info on this in our next devblog coming very soon) but have got a hotfix patch with some important bugfixes for you instead.

Official servers are also wiping with this patch but community servers can make their own decision as saves are still compatible.
As always the 'oldversion' beta branch is hosting 0.7.0.10 so you can continue to play on community servers until they update.

Full Changelog
    • Improved camera collision detection again to stop players peeking into bases
    • Fixed construction placement validation volumes on several construction pieces
    • Fixed some layout issues in clan UI
    • Added an extra player volume to sleepers so construction validation checks against them are identical to players
    • Items with durability can no longer be recycled
    • Halved Beretta 9mm Pistol fire rate
    • Fixed players occasionally respawning at vehicles instead of their chosen respawn point
    • Added a vertical offset to crash vehicle camera to stop it colliding with the ground when rolling (makes camera much smoother when crashing)
    • Fixed ammo UI being cutoff for some languages
    • Fixed Mozzy claiming not consuming the amber cost
    • Fixed Mozzy sounds playing at incorrect times
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    Hotfix 0.7.0.10 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/54/hotfix-07010-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/54/hotfix-07010-is-live/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:51 CET

    Hi Hurtworldians,

    After a fair bit of chaos over the weekend where all our official servers were hit by a coordinated DDOS attack specifically designed to exploit a vulnerability in the network middle-ware we use, all official servers are back online and immune to the weekends attacks.

    All servers should be in the same state they were at the start of the attacks yesterday with no decay or amber consumption from stakes.

    We apologise for the downtime, and we are pretty confident that this vulnerability is now fixed and should make our official and community servers much more robust.

    Thanks for hanging in there with us.

    Change Log:
    • Big improvements to targeted DDOS attack protection
    • Fixed Emote crouch bypassing stand up check and being used to get into rocks
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    Hotfix 0.7.0.9 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/53/hotfix-0709-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/53/hotfix-0709-is-live/ Wed, 06 Feb 2019 10:58 CET

    Hi Hurtworldians,

    Tonight we have another critical but unexciting iterative hotfix patch to further work on server performance. This patch focuses heavily on runtime memory allocations reducing garbage collector spikes. This should take a lot of pressure off full servers, hopefully reducing the "rewind/backwards" lag spikes that are causing our receive buffers to cap out and lose packets. Not 100% there yet, we will keep iterating over the week.

    Change Log:
    • Permanent fix for OSX crash from network API bypass
    • Item invalidation / creation no longer allocates a ton of serverside allocations
    • Removed a ton of redundant map marker network objects
    • Ported object event subscriptions away from delegates to reduce allocations
    • Reduced max CPU usage of weather systems and spawn director
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    Hotfix 0.7.0.7 Is Now Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/52/hotfix-0707-is-now-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/52/hotfix-0707-is-now-live/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:01 CET

    Hey Hurtworldians,

    Another hotfix patch for you tonight with more improvements to DDoS protection and performance.
    We've also added some quality of life improvements in the form of a new storage item for heavy slot resources + an inverted pitch control option for Mozzys.

    We're also wiping official servers with this patch and community servers will be forced to wipe also when they update.
    As always the 'oldversion' beta branch is pointing at the previous version (0.7.0.6) so you can change to this to continue to play on community servers until they update.

    Changelog
    • Added a heavy storage rack for storing heavy slot items
    • Improved DDoS protection
    • Added MinSpikeDebugTime console setting that will configure how often warnings for long frames will be output. Defaults to 5 seconds, will output a warning whenever a frame takes longer than the time (in seconds). If profiling server performance, a value of 0.5 should provide some good insight. We are curious what the max these spikes get up to on community servers
    • Added invert pitch option toggle for helicopters
    • Fixed in game changelog not showing properly
    • Improved positioning of owrong and bandage items
    • Improved entity update tick timing when in low performance situations (should improve smoothness and consistency when running FPS less than twice the tick rate)
    • Added handling for EAC shutdown error preventing servers from shutting down and restarting smoothly
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    Hurtworld Dev Blog #151 https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/51/hurtworld-dev-blog/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/51/hurtworld-dev-blog/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 07:57 CET

    Hi Hurtworldians!

    It's been a wild couple of weeks keeping the wheels on V2 with the massive influx of players from our launch. It's been amazing to see everyone jumping in to what we've been working on in the background and giving some awesome feedback.

    We're slowly getting things under control and are laying plans for our next content releases and server wipe cycles.

    Check out the full details here:

    http://hurtworld.com/hurtworld-update-151/]]>
    Hotfix 0.7.0.6 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/50/hotfix-0706-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/50/hotfix-0706-is-live/ Fri, 25 Jan 2019 12:40 CET

    Hey Hurtworldians,

    We've got another hotfix patch for you tonight with more improvements to performance (especially server side), fixing items that could have been recolorable but weren't and fixing the third person camera to stop players peeking inside bases with strange camera angles.

    We've also fixed a MacOSX networking issue that was preventing clients from connecting to servers. Please note we still need to fix some shader compilation issues on some Mac setups that cause the server connection to time out on the first try, make sure to try joining a server more than once if you are having problems!

    As always the 'oldversion' beta branch is pointing at the previous version (0.7.0.5) so you can continue to play on community servers before they update.

    Changelog
    • Fixed an issue with MacOSX version not being able to connect to servers
    • World item generation refactored and performance improved (should help with item falling through world issues)
    • Mozzy chassis can now be recolored and will accept Mozzy paint masks
    • Improvised bow can now be recolored
    • Improved camera near clipping plane collision detection (fixes being able to peek into bases by placing your camera at strange angles in third person perspective)
    • Fixed race condition in server interaction blast casts
    • Reduced memory allocations resulting in more consistent performance
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    Hotfix 0.7.0.5 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/49/hotfix-0705-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/49/hotfix-0705-is-live/ Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:51 CET

    Hi Guys,

    Tonight's hotfix further iterates on network stability and performance. We located some serious issues with our background network thread that were being exploited by targeted DDOS attacks to bring down servers.

    These should now be fixed along with significantly reduced ram usage on the client and the server.

    The reduced ram usage should solve the issues people with low ram have been having connecting to servers since the last patch.

    Change Log
    • Patched an exploit in RPC layer that could be used to crash the server with malformed packets
    • Fixed race conditions in background network thread
    • Removed over eager allocation of network message buffers using tons of ram
    • Reduced frame lease pool of network messages on client (less ram usage)
    • Added "frameleasebitstreampool <count>" console command to expand bitstream pool. Increase this if you are getting frame lease exceeded by <count>. Default on the server is 1500, only increase by amounts exceeded.
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    Hotfix 0.7.0.4 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/48/hotfix-0704-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/48/hotfix-0704-is-live/ Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:00 CET

    Hi Hurtworldians,

    Tonight we have a server performance hotfix that should alleviate a lot of the movement corrections on full servers. There is still a bit of work to do on the server perf but this should be a good step towards getting everything tickityboo.

    This patch also fixes the autodetection of low ram mode which was getting stomped by the fixes to the configuration saving.

    For server owners we also added a new admin command to jump the connection queue. Usage:
    jumpqueue <steamid>

    As well as the ability to use rcon from inside the queue.

    The "playerid" command will put your steamid into your clipboard for quick jumping of self through queue.

    Lastly server connection issues now render on top of the UI.

    We'll be monitoring the servers to ensure the fixes are improving things and will keep working on perf improvements into the weekend.

    Thanks for your patience, happy hunting.]]>
    Server Performance Status Update https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/47/server-performance-status-update/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/47/server-performance-status-update/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:39 CET

    Hi Hurtworldians,

    Usually we would post a devblog outlining the status of all the issues we are working on, but given the urgency of fixing the server performance I've opted to throw a quick status update out so we can keep working on getting it resolved.

    The last patch we put out contained profiling code that allowed us to monitor our busy official servers in realtime and analyse the data.

    We've now identified the root cause of the lag spikes happening across busy servers and are working hard to get it resolved.

    The good news is that the issue is fairly contained and should only take a couple of days to repair, once this is done I expect our servers to run flawlessly.

    Given the weekend is approaching and the repairs may take me a couple of days, Tom is working on a quick fix that will significantly improve the situation until the proper fix is complete. Hopefully this will mean we have things in a decent state by the weekend.

    Thanks for your patience <3]]>
    Hotfix 0.7.0.2 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/46/hotfix-0702-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/46/hotfix-0702-is-live/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:31 CET

    Hi Hurtworldians,

    Tonight's hotfix focuses mainly on improving server performance. While this patch won't give big gains, it gives us the tools to profile our servers and determine whats causing the lag spikes.

    Players being starved of entity spawns should be now fixed.

    Ram optimisation on the client should have also improved a lot. Low ram mode has been moved into the game options and will automatically turn on for anyone with less than 5gb of ram. This is a quick fix for people with 4gb of ram struggling to get into game, we will likely improve the solution in future so everyone can have access to full res textures.

    We are working around the clock to isolate the server performance issue, I have high hopes everything will be sorted by the weekend.

    Happy hunting!

    Full Changelog
    • Deferred spawn system no longer starves players that joined the game late of entity spawns
    • Removed Low Ram Mode from launch options and added to options menu
    • Added automatic Low Ram detection
    • Fixed options not saving on restart
    • Heavily optimised meteor showers and cargo plane network traffic
    • Removed nonsense numbers from "debug 1" text
    • Removed a ton of useless server debug messages
    • Server is now forced to use low ram mode
    • Crunched a bunch of level textures that didn't need to be high res
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    Hurtworld Hotfix 0.7.0.1 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/45/hurtworld-hotfix-0701-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/45/hurtworld-hotfix-0701-is-live/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:05 CET

    Hey Hurtworldians,

    We've just pushed out a hotfix patch containing a Low Ram Mode launch option to help players on low spec machines connect to servers as well as some other small fixes and UI hints.
    As always the previous build is available on the 'oldversion' beta branch so you can continue to play on community servers that have not updated yet.
    Full patch notes below:

    0.7.0.1 Changelog:
    • Removed default ping filter from server browser. Server browser pings are often inaccurate, use in game ping as indicator through 'debug 1' in console
    • Added Low Ram Mode as launch option
    • Disabled turning off EAC
    • Beds can now be placed without build rank on clan ownership cells if you are part of the clan
    • Added ping indicator in debug text (f1 -> debug 1)
    • Fixed door costs being out of sync with UI
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    Hurtworld V2 Is Now Live https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/44/hurtworld-v2-is-now-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/44/hurtworld-v2-is-now-live/ Sun, 13 Jan 2019 07:59 CET

    Hi Hurtworldians!

    Its finally here, after 2 years of work its finally here. Hurtworld V2 is now live on the main branch. Its been a long road to get here, but we're really proud of where we are at with the game.

    It's been amazing to see so many players old and new jump in for the launch.

    Buzz aside, we're in this for the long run and unlike our Early Access launch that exploded beyond our expectations, this time we are a lot better prepared. We've got a ton of big updates in the pipeline and we're confident we've ironed out the issues that have slowed us down in the past.

    An enormous amount has changed since Hurtworld V1, below is a comprehensive list of changes that should get you upto speed.

    See you out there <3

    Clans
    Clans have been added to the game
    Players apply to join clans, clan officers and admins accept or reject applications
    Online clan members are marked on the map and their nameplates are recolored green and draw at a longer distance
    Clan totems have been added that work like ownership stakes except entire clans are authorized instead of individual players

    Amber protection
    Added amber protection to many items, these items can be protected for a small amber cost so they do not drop on death (the amber drops instead)

    Customisation (gear)
    Gear can now be customised with various consumables that can change colors, patterns and item names

    Fragments
    Added fragments that can be inserted into items with spare upgrade points to give them extra stat bonuses

    Customisation (players)
    Players can now change their base appearance, hair style and facial hair

    Town events
    Added town events that start randomly around the map and are marked with a yellow circle
    Control town events are won by being the only player standing on the capture point until it is fully captured
    Loot frenzy events spawn extra loot boxes that have more loot than usual and are marked on the map

    Meteors
    Meteor strikes spawn randomly around the map and are marked on the map by colored circles matching the color of the rich resource nodes they spawn

    Air drops
    Air drops spawn around the map dropping valuable loot caches, these are not marked on the map so keep your ear out for planes flying overhead

    Mozzy
    Added the Mozzy helicopter into the game, these chassis have a rare chance of spawning in towns

    Heavy slot
    Added heavy slot items, players can only carry one of these items at a time and will move slower while carrying them. Additionally players cannot enter vehicles while carrying a heavy item or equip gear from the hotbar.

    Slug
    Added the Slug truck into the game, they can carry up to six heavy slot items at a time and are useful for transporting them around

    Overhauled weapon simulation (recoil etc)
    We've upgraded our weapon simulation to include recoil and contextual bloom that effects the gun differently depending on movement speed and whether or not the player is grounded.

    Weapons
    We've rebuilt all the weapons in the game to match the new graphic style and take advantage of our new item system.
    Most weapons now have attachments that can be swapped out to give the weapon different stats and behaviour (eg. sights, magazines, silencers)

    New level
    Diemensland has been replaced with our new level Nullius

    Map
    We've added a minimap and compass to the UI as well as a full screen map overlay that can be toggled with the 'M' key by default

    Territory control
    Territory control points have been added that can be captured and controlled by clans
    Territory control points show their owner on the map
    Territory control points create rare heavy slot resources roughly every 20 hours, if one has spawned and is waiting to be collected this will be indicated on the map
    Territory control points can only be defended with wooden and concrete constructions
    Added Territory C4 which is a cheap to craft C4 that can only be deployed at territory control points
    Territory control points accumulate clan ranking points which can need to be claimed from the point, these points are then used to rank the clans in the clan roster for bragging rights

    Jump puzzles
    Several 'jump puzzles' have been added to the level, these are hard to complete jump tracks for the Kanga motorbike that reward rare materials that can be traded for rare Kanga panels

    Rare crafters
    Added crafting machines to major towns that craft vehicle panels and other rare items in return for heavy slot resources and jump puzzle rewards

    Connection Queue
    Servers now place players into a queue when they are full (default queue size is 20)

    Rare creatures
    Creatures have a chance to spawn as a rare variant with different colors, upgraded stats and rare loot

    Interaction tabs
    All nearby interactable items are now listed as tab buttons on the left of the screen when the character window (inventory) is open
    The clan window and handcrafting menu are also accessed via these interaction tabs

    Recycler
    A recycler machine has been added that can turn spare items back into their original materials (with some loss)

    Temperature overhaul + thermometer ui ** food buff
    Biomes now have a consistent day and night temperature rather than constantly blending between the two
    Hot and cold protection stats now increase your maximum and minimum safe temperatures respectively
    Added a thermometer ui that displays maximum and minimum safe temperatures as well as the current temperature
    Being well fed (having less than 25% hunger) gives a small buff to temperature protection, eating a cooked steak provides a short buff to temperature protection as well. These buffs stack

    Bandages
    Added consumable bandages that are used while standing still and heal the player]]>
    Hurtworld V2 Launch https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/43/hurtworld-v2-launch/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/43/hurtworld-v2-launch/ Tue, 08 Jan 2019 19:51 CET

    Hi Hurtworldians!

    We're super excited to announce the time has finally come to officially launch Hurtworld V2 this Saturday the 12th of January.

    In our 150th dev blog we reveal the new teaser trailer as well highlight all the changes that will be rolling out with V2 vs V1.

    The experimental branch has been shut down for maintenance in the leadup to the launch on Saturday.

    Hurtworld legacy will remain accessible as a launch option.

    Check out all the details here:
    http://hurtworld.com/hurtworld-update-150/

    ]]>
    Hurtworld Dev Blog #149 https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/42/hurtworld-dev-blog/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/42/hurtworld-dev-blog/ Thu, 20 Dec 2018 13:35 CET
    Hi Hurtworldians!

    In this weeks dev update we check out the graphics pass on both axes, and go hard on balance and performance leading up to the V2 release.

    Check out the full update here:
    http://hurtworld.com/hurtworld-update-149/]]>
    Exp Patch 0.6.5.0 Is Live! https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/41/exp-patch-0650-is-live/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/41/exp-patch-0650-is-live/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:59 CET

    Hi Hurtworldians!

    Tonight we have the patch everyone has been waiting for, bringing back vehicle theft, making vehicle crafting come from melting down chassis in towns, and bringing back tons of town loot all day long.

    Loot balance in this patch pushes further towards progression speed, getting everyone geared up faster and into end game with enough resources to risk in fights.

    Happy Hunting!


    Full Changelog
    • Vehicle beacons have been removed
    • Kangas, Roaches and Goats can no longer be destroyed (they can still be disassembled though)
    • Claimed vehicle inventories are no longer locked
    • Vehicle wheels can be destroyed again
    • Scrap has been removed
    • The vehicle crafter has been removed
    • The vehicle wrench is now crafted from the wood workbench
    • Claiming a vehicle will first unclaim any current claims of the same type
    • Map tracking added for claimed vehicles in close proximity
    • Emission is now animated and controlled by power for campfire, firepit and blast furnace
    • Added town loot spawns to all town event locations
    • Large mining rocks that can only be mined with explosives can now fall from meteor showers in the snow and red desert biomes
    • Dynamite is now craftable from titranium workbench
    • New coal model
    • Hair added to most hat models
    • Lower LODs created for many assets
    • Item icons updated
    • World item scales updated
    • Clan creator visuals updated
    • Blast furnace flame particle position lowered
    • Interaction tabs now fallback to handcrafting window when no other left hand side window is open
    • Improved Nullius' shorline
    • Fixed group id pooling issue (fixes map marker issues)
    • Stopped player ragdolls colliding with loot boxes to improve ragdoll consistency
    • Vehicles can now only power on when the drivers seat is occupied
    • Territory control zones now reset their build restrictions when captured
    • Updated gearbox and engine names to include vehicle types
    • Wheels, gearboxes and engines will now be added to loot on vehicle disassembly rather than being destroyed
    • Fixed several broken ladders in town events
    • AR15 ironsight ads fov set to 75%
    • Changed mini rank for authorizing on clan totem or capturing a territory marker to recruit (was officer)
    • Vehicle disassembly loot rebalanced
    • Increased rare creature spawn rates
    ]]>
    Hurtworld Dev Blog #147 https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/40/hurtworld-dev-blog/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/40/hurtworld-dev-blog/ Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:22 CET

    Hi Hurtworldians!

    In this weeks dev update we go into detail about our next patch, starting a big optimization pass and talk V2 release.

    Check out the full update here:
    http://hurtworld.com/hurtworld-update-147/]]>
    Hurtworld Dev Blog #146 https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/39/hurtworld-dev-blog/ https://hurtworld-servers.net/blog/39/hurtworld-dev-blog/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 18:15 CET

    Hi Hurtworldians!

    In this weeks dev update, we look at the Mozzy damage model, some admin tools for content creators, do a pass on all item poses, more work on the coastline and recreate a classic scene for the trailer.

    Check out the full update here:
    http://hurtworld.com/hurtworld-update-146/]]>