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  1. Hi everyone!Wanted to take the time to talk about dedicated servers vs host migration for consoles and we’re here to elaborate on what we’re doing for Friday the 13th: The Game. To start; we are currently working on dedicated servers for consoles. That is going to happen, however the time it is taking is rather substantial. We’re going to go a bit more in-depth on why things are taking time for dedicated servers and why we chose dedicated over the oft-requested host migration feature.First off; Host Migration vs. Dedicated Servers.One of the biggest, if not the biggest request we currently receive from our fan-base is for the inclusion of a host migration system.Host Migration would take a very long time to implement, something in the neighborhood of six months or so with our team to be able to work without interruption. It, unfortunately, is not a quick fix as some might believe.Even with host migration, as soon as the host drops we tend to see people leaving rooms and finding new games, thus perpetuating the wait and potential for loss of game data between clients. We’re talking about a good 30-60 second delay for a host switch and in that time is fairly common for users to quit. The potential for multiple interruptions for host migration is a very real possibility, especially knowing that users tend to leave the moment they are killed. We also have an issue if the host is Jason and they disconnect or quit; no one would be picked as a new Jason. With dedicated servers we can swap Jason, with host migration we can’t.While this system is potentially good, it stands as a band-aid rather than a full fix. We’re opting for the full fix.Dedicated Servers and What to ExpectWe have more coming soon, but going with dedicated is a smarter route for the game. Console versions of the game will perform smoother overall and you now have removed the host advantage. Whenever someone disconnects, you take away the need for the game to pause and there’s less of a chance of data loss in-between any migration of hosting duties. Overall; the console version will perform in the same manner that you see with PC in regards to joining and leaving games.We are getting close with our dedicated server system going live, however there are a lot of considerations we have to take into account. We have been working with a partner on implementing our dedicated servers and they’ve been doing a tremendous job in the time they’ve had. This is something we’ve been working on for quite some time now, but want to remind fans that it remains a long process as well to fully implement, just like host migration would.The work has been on track, but we have a lot of security protocols in place from the consoles that must be implemented. We have a lot we have to do on our end to ensure things are working properly so that when we go into audit with Microsoft and Sony, we minimize the time needed to go live. They have a minimum test and evaluation period and we want to get through that as quickly and properly as possible.We don’t have a set date at this time. We are aiming for late-September, but it is not out of the question that it might take more time and could go into October before we release. There has to be an audit that ensures things run properly on consoles and that is a process that takes time.TL;DR - Host migration bad, Dedicated Servers Good. Give us a couple months
  2. Would you be able to capture footage at all of what you are seeing?
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    Patch Notes - 05.24.18

    Hey all; if you are experiencing issues; we ask that you please report them in the designated thread that we usually set up for each and every patch we perform. Please be sure to include as much info as possible. Platform Screenshots if applicable. Steps to Reproduce/Full description of what you are attempting to perform Anything relevant that might help pinpoint the cause of the issue. Describe what you experienced prior to the update, and what specifically changed after that is causing an issue. Thanks!
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    Is This Game Policed?

    While it is unfortunate that a lot of misinformation is posted in regards to how policing is done, please know that users are banned for breaking the rules. We remind users that for bans to occur; we need to have you send complete proof of what is occurring. Around 99% of the reports we receive are incomplete...some of them are basically just 'this guy cheated, here's his username, please ban him.' We will not ban without getting 100% proof in regards to rule-breaking. We also want to remind users that we do not ban for team killing...as it is not against the rules. We will not comment on our actions or policies outside of Gun Media and our partners at EAC. Bans from rule-breaking and bans from cheating are verified, processed and recorded from a variety of ways to ensure accuracy of bans. We ban permanently for rule-breaking or hacking. We gave an amnesty to those that were caught using the exploits that were prevalent from the launch of the game, namely those using the Packanack Roof Glitch and those using the glitches in the rocks on various maps. We believe that launch issues from our side should not result in the permanent ban of a user for something that was patched after discovery of the issue. We issued bans during the interval to dissuade people from abusing the exploit. Not a single user has had a ban overturned since that amnesty. Exploit spamming will result in a ban, as the game has been out for some time, and users should know better by now.
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    Update barometer is dropping

    ...no. Users are suspended for instigating posts meant to cause flame wars to spark up even if they post things up in an attempt to seem as though they are innocuous. Like this thread. Edit; interestingly enough, this is your third official warning...so that's a suspension. Self fulfilling prophecies, amarite? :/.
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    Subreddit is Dead

    Then let it do what it's going to do as a community and try to avoid starting bait threads in the future. You should focus on the places you enjoy hanging out, and not drop snide comments at other locations in an attempt to appear 'superior' to other fan communities. It serves no one for your behavior.
  7. A reminder; please do not quote large posts/videos/images when replying to a specific post. As for the ongoing flamewar, you've already been warned once by an admin. This is your second warning. Please go to PMs or offsite for personal disagreements.
  8. Soon as it started we realized the issue. Changed it during the stream on an alternate device, so it'll go into effect next stream. That account is a burner/stream account, so hope people adding it aren't mad when we dont accept. :/.
  9. Nah, that was shown and is getting posted all over the place. No sense crying over spilt milk. We actually need to edit out the racist friend request names we received on that Steam account.
  10. Please keep all discussion on the new info within the appropriate topic. Thanks!
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    New Info on the Game Coming

    Sorry, but please refrain from these kinds of topics to keep the forum free from clutter. Speculative threads like this can cause a lot of excitement and misinformation that no one wants to be part of when/if there isn't anything actually going on.
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    Update

    Closing due to duplicate topic of much discussed questions. While we know you are clamoring for more information, please stay tuned for news directly from ShiftySamurai! He will be the first to let you guys know of upcoming items!
  13. Hey all! So, the biggest thing we’ve heard from our community with the game are issues pertaining to rampant team-killing that has unfortunately been abused by players on all platforms. While the mechanic’s intent is designed to promote life-or-death experiences into each and every game you play, the reality has turned into more of a Battle Royale scenario to a point our team feels a change needs to be made. In the next patch; Public Games will no longer allow counselor team killing through weapons use against other counselor players. The shotgun, machete, and other assorted weapons will no longer have any effect on friendly players. However; there remain a couple dangers. The biggest one is that the car will remain as-is. A car can and will be able to run you over and kill you. We decided on this as the alternative was abused during our beta where users would simply stand in front of the car, effectively blocking it from moving. The next consideration is that counselor-placed bear-traps will still cause damage to other counselors that walk over them, however a resulting death will no longer incur an XP Penalty. To that we say; pay attention to placed traps. Our team believes that the ability to hurt other counselors is something that this game should have as it adds tension and requires players to make tough calls. However, we do not believe this should be a mechanic that is abused by players to the point where the vast majority of our current communications from fans are complaints of rampant/unwarranted team-killing/griefing/trolling. We will include this mechanic in private matches for now, with the hope of better options in the future. Tl;dr · Public Matches - Team Killing is No Longer Possible · Public Matches - Cars Can Still Kill · Public Matches - Traps Still Can Hurt/Kill - no XP penalty Loss to Trap Placer · Private Matches - Team Killing Still Possible · Can’t Have Nice Things. -Gun
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    will the weekly news continue

    Shifty is the community manager, so any and all communications from Gun Media about anything official will come through him via official accounts.
  15. Please review the rules when making new threads. This thread is not really contributing to any specific discussion, and the title of said topic is about the same as the overall goal of this specific sub-forum. We appreciate your discussion, but a 'general' discussion thread isn't really necessary.
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    Update has been cancelled?

    Given the responses were completely off topic...I'mma go ahead and close this. April Fools is on April 1, not April 5. Don't want to cause confusion, given you decided to make the thread very deceptive. Not sure why you feel the need to respond here and go off topic with that, but okay. Please refrain from off topic comments in the future. If you have an issue, you may PM a mod or admin.
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    Update has been cancelled?

    The update is not cancelled and the team remains hard at work. Stay tuned for updates, Shifty has been hard at work on some stuff.
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    Hacking Pay to Win games

    We do not advocate or particularly believe that anyone should ever steal from others. Not sure how this thread slipped through, but absolutely going to close this and remind users not to advocate theft.
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    Give Your Fellow Forum Users a Title

    YES. ALL THE YES.
  20. Flagging us privately does not give you a line on getting more information on bans. We actively review reports and pay attention to each report that comes our way. We do not and will not discuss bans publicly in any way, shape or form. We are watching.
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    AldermachXI vs Pappus - Twitch Boxing Match

    This grudge match has gone on for months now and had consumed far too much time here. This is over as far as the forums are concerned. Take your issues elsewhere.
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    New Mod: NthnButAGoodTime

    Hey all, so we've added NthnButAGoodTime to the moderating team. Please welcome him in and all that. He's been a long-time member of the forum and we believe he'll be a great addition to the community mod team!
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    Seriously

    Godwin's Law strikes again.
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