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Game Update (29 Feb 2016)

02/29/16 - 12:30 PM
The latest update to America's Army: Proving Grounds includes a brand new map, Homestead! Homestead is a FLO map with a C4 OBJ type. We've made some great improvements to the server browser adding back in right click functionality to see more in depth server information. New server admin options are in this update as well. The Challenge Coin system has been revamped, and we've added in Steam Trading Cards. Check out the details below for more info.

New Map - Homestead

Homestead centers around a makeshift communications outpost in a heavily forested region of Czervenia. Use the dense foliage around the map to carefully approach the objective areas while also keeping an eye out for enemy combatants patrolling through the vegetation

HUD/UI

  • New menu added to customize friendly and enemy nameplate colors

  • Brief animation added when opening/closing text chat

  • Colors on the victory banner match the rest of the HUD

  • Fixed issue where roles were sometimes not properly reset upon side swap

  • The "Last Man Standing" message now appears whenever you are the last player up on your team; revive status of downed teammates is no longer considered

  • The Demorec spectator no longer appears in voting lists as an eligible player

  • Enemy spotted no longer update if the spotted player moves; the spot remains fixed to the initial spot location

  • Buttons on the settings menu now properly highlight with mouseovers


Server Browser

  • Right click menu added when selecting a server

  • Players may view server info to see a list of players on the server


Server Settings

  • Implemented a server setting to disabled supported fire (bDefaultForbidAnchoring)

  • Implemented a server setting to disable to the minimap dot for nearby enemies that have recently fired (bAllowEnemyFireMapDot)

  • Keyboard shortcuts added to the of main menu and ESC menu (Use first letter of the command, i.e. hit 'O' for Online on
  • main menu, 'R' for Resume on esc menu, etc.)


Challenge Coins

  • Challenge coins (Hawkeyes, Deadeyes, etc.) now display the weapon used

  • It is now possible to get the same challenge coin in a round with different weapons (i.e. if you get three M4 kills and three
  • M9 kills you receive a Hawkeye for each)

  • Players may now earn challenge coins with enemy weapons


Server Management

  • Shutting down a server via HAS no longer causes game and launcher crashes

  • Banned players may no longer join a server and use VOIP for a few moments before being kicked


Trading Cards

  • Steam trading cards have been added

  • Unlock 6 different cards, 10 profile backgrounds, 5 emoticons, and a profile badge


Miscellaneous

  • Damage memory for kill assists look back 30 seconds (previously was 15 seconds)

  • Fixed various typos in loading screen text

  • Floating bottles on Breach no longer float

  • Fall damage is disabled while the match is paused by an admin

  • When using the SwitchLevel command in single player an invalid map name no longer results in a crash

  • Adjusted culling distance on several objects on Watchdog

  • Fixed several small collision issues on the Hospital family of maps

  • Fixed a spot on Checkout where a player could get outside the play space

  • "World Boundary Volume" has been added to the editor for map makers to use

  • Banned players can no longer use VOIP while attempting to connect to a server

   

Site Update - v2

02/28/16 - 7:06 AM
The new IceNine website is here and special shoutout to liquid  for doing all the heavy lifting.  The main sections of the website are complete but we will continue to add the rest of the small items in the next week.  It will constantly be evolving, add new features, customizing user and admin panels as we go.  After the majority of the website is complete,  we will move forward with integrating the website to the forums. 

So check back for future updates!

   

TWL - Ides of March

02/21/16 - 4:56 PM
This tournament will be TWL's first tournament for AA:PG on there temporary script and open to the first 16 teams to register.  They are hosting this tournament to help build our community back while we work on there customer league/ladder scripts. Check them out at http://www.teamwarfare.com. The only prizes here, will be a graphic for your website and a high five. This is purely for fun.
America's Army Ides of March Open

No of Teams: 16
Type: Single Elimination

Description:
Welcome to America's Army Ides of March Open.

This will be a max of 16 teams.

Teams will have a max of 10 players on their roster.

We encourage all teams to read the rules and make sure you download MOSS AC Client. This tournament will be a 4v4 and you will have a whole week to complete your games. The default day will be Wednesday at 9PM EST and the cut off time will be 11:59PM EST on Wednesday night. The tournament will open on March 15, and teams have 1 week to complete each round.

ROUND 1 - Mar 16-23
ROUND 2 - Mar 24-30
ROUND 3 - Mar 31-Apr 6
ROUND 4 - Apr 7-13

   

FGL 5v5 League

02/20/16 - 7:30 PM
FGL has finalized the new site, and are moving forward with there attempt of hosting an America's Army Proving Grounds event.  FGL is looking for a minimum of 8 teams to sign up, but they would love to have more than just that. Both North American and European teams are welcomed to participate so long as time constraints allow teams to participate.
Visit this link:AAPG 5v5 League
Once registered create a team then signup for league via this link:
FGL AAPG Sign Ups

The anti-cheat client we will be using is MOSS: MOSS: www.nohope.eu
Check it out, its going to be a much different playing field out there, hooah!

We will be starting First week of March. Currently we will be playing Thursday Nights but that could change.

   

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