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Today marks the 157th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam and we thought what better way to honor and remember the anniversary than to give you all an update on the progress of some of the most anticipated features of War of Rights currently in development!

We’re very excited to be detailing some of the progress we’re making regarding the implementation of the initial artillery system into the game as well as a small sneak peek about some very cool things to come in the time after the introduction of artillery.

One of our programmers, Michael will guide you through the progress below.




1楼2019-10-03 22:55
    Artillery Progress
    Hello everyone!

    For those of you who don’t know me my name is Michael and I have been a programmer at Campfire Games for 3 years. I am responsible for a lot of the notable systems including: the formation system, the weather system, free-looking, spectating, the admin tool, officer orders, capture zones and more. Currently, I am committed to two of our most important roadmap features which I am here today to talk about!

    Arriving soon will be one of the most requested and anticipated additions to War of Rights, the artillery! Here is a brief rundown of what to expect and where we are now.
    The very first artillery implementation which we’re quickly headed towards will be a work in progress (as most if not all things in an alpha are) and will thus feature both limited game mechanics as well as a lot of new exciting bugs for you to enjoy.

    That being said, it will feature the core mechanics of functional artillery:

    - Different artillery classes with different tools and weaponry.
    - Unlimited artillery crew slots - if a team wishes to use all available battery pieces (or none) they can do so.
    - Pu****le cannons (by wheels) by two players at once.
    - Ammunition and powder pickups from limbers.
    - Different types of loads (such as explosive shell and canister shot).
    - Horizontal aiming adjustments by lifting the tailspike of the cannon.
    - Vertical aiming adjustments by turning the elevation screw of the cannon.
    - Firing by fixing a lanyard to a primer and pulling it.
    - Recoil from firing will require the cannon to be pushed back to its initial position in order to maintain accurate fire.
    - Pu****le limbers in order to make sure that the supply for the cannon can be moved with it should it be deemed - a good idea to relocate the gun.





    — 不同的炮兵种类及其携带的不同工具与武器
    — 不设限的炮兵部队成员—一支小队完全可以把什么阿猫阿狗都往里塞(或不这样)。
    — 加农炮的移动需要两名玩家同时推动轮子。
    — 从弹药前车获取炮弹及火药粉。。
    — 不同的炮弹装填方式(例如开花弹与霰弹)。
    — 通过提高加农炮尾钉来调整水平瞄准。
    — 通过转动加农炮的仰角螺钉来调整垂直瞄准。
    — 只有拉动固定在底火上的绳索才能开炮。
    — 开炮造成的后坐力使得炮手只有将加农炮推回原定位置后才能实现持续性的精确打击。
    — 在有必要转移炮兵阵地的情况下,为了确保加农炮能够得到补给,非固定的弹药前车能同炮车一并移动。

    2楼2019-10-03 22:56
      Here’s a short list of some of the things we’ll be looking to bring to the artillery system in later released iterations:

      - Artillery specific team damage punishment system (the first release of artillery will have friendly fire turned off).
      - Chance of normal and catastrophical misfires without proper maintenance of the cannon.
      - Dry sponge & worm tools for properly clearing stuck embers after firing.
      - Chance of explosion when hitting the limbers.
      - Chance of explosion when hitting the shell while it is being carried over to the gun for loading.
      - Vent hole plugging step while loading.
      - Fence destruction.
      - Horse drawn artillery.


      — 特殊的炮兵友军伤害机制(首次更新的炮兵其友军伤害将会关闭)。
      — 不恰当地使用加农炮将有几率导致一般性甚至是灾难性的哑火。
      — 当弹药前车被击中时将有几率发生爆炸。
      — 炮弹在被搬运的时候被击中时将有几率发生爆炸。
      — 装弹时需遵循的排气孔堵塞步骤。
      — 栅栏的破坏效果。
      — 马拉式火炮。

      At the time of writing all the hard work of many individuals is converging and we are now putting it through rigorous testing while ironing out the remaining issues. We hope you will enjoy this forthcoming feature as we continue to deliver the most authentic and engaging civil war experience we can muster.

      So when can you expect to get your hands on the initial artillery release? We do not know yet but great advances are currently being made each day in order to ensure that the release isn’t too far off.

      We look forward, in great anticipation, to experiencing artillery with you all and your invaluable feedback as we continue to press on!




      3楼2019-10-03 22:56
        Artillery Drill Camps

        For the initial artillery implementation we’ve also expanded the drill camp map with two new Artillery specific drill camps and firing ranges - one for each faction as well as given it a major detail overhaul throughout the entire level

        You’ll deploy in the artillery camp of your faction when spawning as an artilleryman in the level. There you’ll be able to drill positioning, loading and practicing your aim at the range alone or with a trusted band of crewmates.




        4楼2019-10-03 22:56
          A glimpse of Cavalry

          One of the benefits of the supporting framework for the artillery, known internally as the transport system, is that it has been built from the ground-up with cavalry in mind. Our forethought has already slashed the development time for cavalry in half and you will all be seeing it sooner than you likely think!

          Lastly, working on both the artillery and cavalry has been a welcome challenge at Campfire Games. It is our first venture that has really concentrated all the departments together to deliver some of our most complex additions to the game yet. It has been a real pleasure to work more intimately with much of the team. From the late nights of spit-balling gameplay mechanics to the long afternoons of arguing about the viscosity of soil, these deliberations have made this my favourite project so far!

          That’s all for now. Until next time, have a good one!





          5楼2019-10-03 22:57
            完结撒花,顺便说一句,被屏蔽的单词是“p u s h a b l e”,意思为可推动的

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