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  • Notch Mention of AoS Could Unbalance the Game
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    I found a post under the General Gameplay section called "Notch broked it." Recognizing Notch's name, I clicked on the post and found out that Notch linked the download of the game in his Twitter. My opinion is that this has some pros and some cons. I wanna talk about the problem, but first I'll mention a good aspect to keep spirits up. This will increase the AoS population by thousands, boosting this game in fame and also more people will donate making this an awesomer game than it is already (really hard to beat :D).

    Now the problem. In the post "Notch broked it", commenters said minecrafters will interpret it and either join the game's servers and build like it's candyland, or rip on the game calling it a rip-off. Neither of those concern me much, although I know that some minecrafters will do this and have already done that. My concern is that many minecrafters who want to build freely will notice three things:
    1. Green spawn/territory is in a relatively flatland, which is nice and easy to build on.
    2. Green team promotes building much more than blue team. They are in lowlands and need as much cover as possible from the sniping blues on top of mountains.
    3. Green team usually has better defenses and can better defend the builds minecrafters make than the blue team, minimizing chances of it being tore down by a sneaky ninja on the other team.
    You've probably inferred by now that I implied most minecrafters will probably prefer the green team and will overpopulate the green team. Many starters at this game will be too scared to join blue team since it will have much less players, and the beginners will join green too, overpowering the green team even more.

    The bottom line is that the preference for green team will sky rocket and the teams will unbalanced, making unfair games on most servers. On a vote taken on the unofficial Ace of Spades Blog in early April, 284 people preferred blue team, 297 people preferred green team, and 183 people couldn't decide. There was also a system that allowed you to only vote once to make the poll accurate. This was pretty balanced and made it about a fair match. Now in late April, when the world of Minecraft learned about this game from Notch, the polls could take a drastic turn.

    #3763
    YourMom
    *BANNED*Gregarious
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    The new Beta should have Team Balance induced.

    We can't relay say much as Ben has not had time to post much :/

    #3769
    Jackster
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    References and Shout Outs -
    Ace of Spades Unofficial Blog by Shawnsey Tom: http://www.aceofspadesblog.com/
    Ace of Spades Blog Vote: http://www.aceofspadesblog.com/2011/04/this-poll-in-review-colors.html
    "Notch broked it" Post by Mr. Wrinkle: http://ace-spades.com/forums/topic.php?id=80

    #3775
    YourMom
    *BANNED*Gregarious
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    when is the real game gonna come out?

    #3776
    JukelProNabb
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    I agree with you Jackster, and I also think after the new Beta version is released Ben will probably start interacting with the forums again since he couldn't see their opinions for a long time.

    #3780
    YourMom
    *BANNED*Gregarious
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    To Jukel: It came out, but the creator wanted to rewrite the coding for the ace of spades website so he had to put the game on a hold. If you go to ace-spades.com and you clicked "Play" before it said "Beta Testing on Hold". Now there is one server on that is testing Beta 0.36 but it is not open for public. At the very latest, you will be able to play the game in a little less than 2 weeks. At the very soonest, maybe tomorrow. I think it'll be leaning towards the latest, but I think you can wait. :)

    #3786
    YourMom
    *BANNED*Gregarious
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    I play LOADS OF minecraft too, but I'm not about to go building fucking pixel art.

    Listen, they'll just get pissy when they get griefed anyway and leave.

    Why the fuck would you build on here when Minecraft Classic is free too?

    People play this to fight and shoot shit and destroy shit.

    #3792
    Zenzombie
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    Well said zombie.

    #3800
    Death Smog
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    I agree. I play minecraft, and so do loads of other people who play AoS. The style of this game is not meant to promote free-building, and most minecraft players will recognize that immediately and focus on the war aspect of the game. And, I think it will remain pretty balanced because the blue team offers a lot of things that minecraft and the green team don't, which should also lure in new players.

    #5532
    catman
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    Yourmom, I am honored you used my blog for reference! :)

    #5539
    MadMonkey119
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    @You netcode of ace of spades /=website

    #5564
    Zakski
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    funny, most of the time i'm joining servers, there are always more blues than greens

    #7281
    Headshotter
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    DALTONIST.

    #7291
    Lolnabz
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    @Lolnabz Being colorblind is having difficulty distinguishing colors, not mistaking something for something completely different. I know because I actually am a colorblind person.

    And your name's pretty darn funny.

    #7364
    BlackMuffin
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    Actually, I found blue team to have more minecrafty builders than green team...
    While green team build out of necessity which makes their structure mostly useful, blue builders always seems to be fancier and like to spend hours on a project, most of the time, useless that will just attract griefers.

    (I do not mean to offend anyone: I am more often on the blue team and I got to know this game through minecraft)

    And minecraft players are not all fancy builders as much as I know (I am one and hardly build anything in this game), so I think you do not have to worry about unbalanced teams.

    #7479
    Nezod
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    I think, ze servers needs to make their own maps like in TF2. It will make minecraft builder kids GTFO and play instead of building. Oh also there should be option for disabled pickaxe/shovel/brick just in case

    #7480
    Lolnabz
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
     

    Oh also, I played AoS before Minecraft. Minecraft is very good in singleplayer but multiplayer is just bunch of retarded assholes that just say "DONATE FOR FLYMOD" and shit.

    #7482
    Lolnabz
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago
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