We've added a new revamped version of Moria Gold, reduced the lag and released a new donator package!
It's been a long time since our last real update. The reason for this is that Steal has been away for a while, and I myself have been busy with school. Steal is back now, and I managed to find some time during this week, so we've finally got some updates for you! :)
Improved Moria Gold
Moria Gold was one of our least favorite maps since EW v2 started. We've tried to improve this with small balance changes, but this just wasn't enough. To remedy the real issues, Gelek, along with some other builders, has created a new revamped Moria Gold.
This Moria Gold has a very similar layout, but the main difference is that it has another Goblin spawn, much closer to the gold. The bridge between this spawn and and the closest pile of gold, can, however, be blown up by a Dwarven Berserker, to make it harder for the Goblins. For the Dwarven Berserker to do this, he has to grab TNT near the Goblin's central spawn, and take this TNT all the way up to the ledge above the bridge. If he succeeds to blow this up... bye bye bridge.
This map also gave us an opportunity to readd Trolls. Goblins had a big disadvantage on this map, and they could use the support the Trolls would give.
Connection and lag issues
The past months, there's been a lot of complaints about lag and connection issues. Those connection issues have now been ressolved, and the lag has been worked on a lot. It's a lot less laggy on the server now, but there's still some work to do. Expect it to be even less laggy soon. This might take some time.
New donator package
We've also added a new donator class package - the Rohan Pack! This package contains two classes, the well remembered Torcher class, and the Horseman class. Torchers can throw flaming torches that explode on impact, while Horsemen can jump on horses on the stable location in each map. This package is only available for Edoras and Helm's Deep, but this might be expanded if we add more Rohan maps in the future.
That's it for now! More updates will follow, but it will most likely be a little quiet until the summer holidays begin, as a lot of us have school work to finish off in these coming weeks. Let us know what you think about these updates and what you might want changed!