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Warrior of the Week & Most Valuable Post for May 28, 2016

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Hi there, rock jocks!

This week's champion defended their lofty position!

raptur is the Warrior of the Week for the second week in a row!

Who will dethrone this great warrior?

 


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Our champion raptur receives the Laurel Crown of Victory on his DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Be sure to play early and play often to climb the leaderboards and become our next Warrior of the Week!

 


Most Valuable Post

Skeletonbane has been designing a bot carrier and recently shared a 3D concept with the community!

https://www.youtube....

Congratulations, Skeletonbane!!!!!!!

We might just have to find a spot for it in the game!

 


Enjoy the MVP forum badge that will appear on your DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Our MVP award is given to forum members who actively contribute to making Descent: Underground a better experience for us all!

If you don't yet have a Descendent Studios account, you can link your Steam account to enjoy the benefits of both sites with ease!

You will also receive a shout out on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Everyone else, remember: Our MVP badge is awarded to a member of our forums who has supported the game in a positive way (creativity is encouraged!).

Our great moderation team picks a member each week who goes above and beyond.

Get to posting!

 


Until next time, fly safe!

-Dunk

Week In Review (5/27/2016)

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Hey Descenters,

How's tricks?

Don't look now but co-op is very nearly ready and will be published soon -- very soon for those of you in the Underground. On top of that the dumpste.... err uh Goliath has some additional capabilities. Mining will become very important in single player as well as some multi-player games.

Be sure to read the patch notes Undergrounders, but here's a few highlights:

  • Ships have a bit more health

  • As mentioned above, Co-op

  • Both the smart and homing missiles have had a few tweaks

  • And, of course, more!


Wingman's Hangar is here:

 


 


Sadly, no studio snapshot this week Posted Image

Have a good one Descenters!

Cheers,

BlueDog

Most Valuable Post & Warrior of the Week for May 21, 2016

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Hi there, rock jocks!

This week's champion fought hard to come out on top!

raptur clawed their way above some close competitors to achieve dominance!

Congratulations on earning your crown!!

 




Our champion raptur receives the Laurel Crown of Victory on his DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Be sure to play early and play often for the best chance at defeating raptur and becoming our next Warrior of the Week!

 


Most Valuable Post

Inspades has been working diligently to try to determine the stats of ships and weapons, and to share those with the community!



Congratulations, inspades!!!!!!!

Thanks for keeping us on our toes!

 


Enjoy the MVP forum badge that will appear on your DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Our MVP award is given to forum members who actively contribute to making Descent: Underground a better experience for us all!

If you don't yet have a Descendent Studios account, you can link your Steam account to enjoy the benefits of both sites with ease!

You will also receive a shout out on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Everyone else, remember: Our MVP badge is awarded to a member of our forums who has supported the game in a positive way (creativity is encouraged!).

Our great moderation team picks a member each week who goes above and beyond.

Get to posting!

 


Until next time, fly safe!

-Dunk

Warrior of the Week and Most Valuable Post for May 14, 2016

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Hi there, rock jocks!

After a few weeks hiatus, this week's champion returned with a vengeance!

Jobode utterly destroyed the competition, topping nearly every category by a wide margin!

Congratulations on reclaiming your crown!!

 


https://www.youtube....

Our champion Jobode receives the Laurel Crown of Victory on his DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Be sure to play early and play often for the best chance at defeating Jobode and becoming our next Warrior of the Week!

 


Most Valuable Post

Roncli suggested a player option to save match results to a file!

https://www.youtube....

Congratulations, roncli!!!!!!!

Thanks for the awesome idea!

 


Enjoy the MVP forum badge that will appear on your DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Our MVP award is given to forum members who actively contribute to making Descent: Underground a better experience for us all!

If you don't yet have a Descendent Studios account, you can link your Steam account to enjoy the benefits of both sites with ease!

You will also receive a shout out on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Everyone else, remember: Our MVP badge is awarded to a member of our forums who has supported the game in a positive way (creativity is encouraged!).

Our great moderation team picks a member each week who goes above and beyond.

Get to posting!

 


Until next time, fly safe!

-Dunk

Week In Review (5.13.2016)

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Hey Descenters,

 


Last week, we delivered not one but two builds (ok, yeah the second one was to fix some broken stuff in the first one) and we're still chugging. Let's talk about some stuff we worked on this week:


  • The Deactivator. What? Yep, the deactivator is a special attack in the Warlock's arsenal. It gives the Warlock the ability to steal power-ups from its target. Random -- for now.

  • More Bots! Incendius is about to have some friends.

  • Co-op is taking shape. This, for now, is Survival mode. The bot AI is much improved and we have a new map just for this. We'll also add some achievements for this game mode.

  • Designopotamus has adjusted the ship stats. Get in there, fly, fight and let us know if he got it right.

  • Much more -- including some secret stuff I'm working on. Don't tell Rob!

 




A big Wingman's Hangar this week, take a look!

 


 


How about that Studio Snapshot:

 


 


BTW, if you're around on Fridays about 11:30 AM CST or so, you can jump into the game with the team while we live stream. Trust me, there is no more fun than killing Pixley!

 


Cheers,

 


BlueDog

Most Valuable Post & Warrior of the Week for May 7, 2016

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Hi there, rock jocks!

Phyrex is our Warrior of the Week, having destroyed the competition!

Congratulations on becoming this week's champion!!

 




Our champion Phyrex receives the Laurel Crown of Victory on his DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Be sure to play early and play often for the best chance at being crowned our next Warrior of the Week!

 


Most Valuable Post

Swingarm1032 experimented with cool textures for the whitebox map kit!



Congratulations, Swingarm1032!!!!!!!

Thanks for being awesome!

 


Enjoy the MVP forum badge that will appear on your DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Our MVP award is given to forum members who actively contribute to making Descent: Underground a better experience for us all!

If you don't yet have a Descendent Studios account, you can link your Steam account to enjoy the benefits of both sites with ease!

You will also receive a shout out on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Everyone else, remember: Our MVP badge is awarded to a member of our forums who has supported the game in a positive way (creativity is encouraged!).

Our great moderation team picks a member each week who goes above and beyond.

Get to posting!

 


Until next time, fly safe!

-Dunk

Week In Review (5.6.2016)

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Hey Descenters,

We've pushed new releases to both Proving Grounds and Production this week.

Some fun and cool additions to the game.

 
Let's start with Production:

  • Both the Panzer and Typhoon have had their special abilities improved!

  • Fusion Cannon!!! This is a beast (if you score a hit). It also has a risk/reward component to it.

  • Kill message improvements. You'll now see not only who killed you but also with what!

  • We've moved to Unreal 4.11.2. Lots of general improvements with this release.

  • Sound attenuation improvements.

 




In addition to a new Production build, we've moved even more to Proving Grounds:


  • The Warlock has a special tool that unlocks secret doors. We're also implementing a Warlock tool that can steal power-ups from opponents -- not in this build though.

  • The Goliath can now build "bricks" . These can be used to seal off tunnels or other passage ways. Don't worry though, they are destructible.

  • A number of fixes to VR.


For a complete list, along with known issues, check out the Proving Grounds release notes.

 




Here's the famous Studio Snapshot:

 


Get your Wingman's Hangar right here:

 


Hope all of you enjoy the new builds and please let us know on the forums.

Cheers,

BlueDog

Warrior of the Week & Most Valuable Post for April 30, 2016

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Hi there, rock jocks!

Our Warrior of the Week, NUB_Joe, distinguished themselves in multiple categories and rose above the competition!

Congratulations on becoming this week's champion!!

 


https://www.youtube....

Our champion NUB_Joe receives the Laurel Crown of Victory on his DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Be sure to play early and play often for the best chance at being crowned our next Warrior of the Week!

 


Most Valuable Post

R4Z0R-BL4D3 shared a workaround for Linux users who've been having joystick issues!

https://www.youtube....

Congratulations, R4Z0R-BL4D3!!!!!!!

 


Thanks for being awesome!

Enjoy the MVP forum badge that will appear on your DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Our MVP award is given to forum members who actively contribute to making Descent: Underground a better experience for us all!

If you don't yet have a Descendent Studios account, you can link your Steam account to enjoy the benefits of both sites with ease!

You will also receive a shout out on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Everyone else, remember: Our MVP badge is awarded to a member of our forums who has supported the game in a positive way (creativity is encouraged!).

Our great moderation team picks a member each week who goes above and beyond.

Get to posting!

 


Until next time, fly safe!

-Dunk

Week In Review (4.29.2016)

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Hey Descenters,

 


You may have been wondering what we've been up to this week. Well, let's get right to it.


  • We had an odd bug hit our weapons system. It took a bit to figure out and fix, but it is fixed now. This was one reason we haven't released anything new into the wild lately.

  • The Typhoon Spin Attack has been modified. It is no longer a toggle on/off, but rather a short burst followed by a cool down.

  • We have some sound occlusion implemented. Essentially, if there are walls between you and the SFX, the sound will be attenuated.

  • The Panzer shield is ready for the Proving Grounds.

  • The Warlock special abilities are currently being developed. Look for those in-game soon.

  • We're looking into (farther along than that actually) giving players the ability to use a tone for power up notifications rather than the current voice notification. If you aren't interested in being notified when you pick up a power up, you can already turn it off. Just slide the power up slider all the way to the left.

 




Look for these and more in the Proving Grounds and production very soon.

 


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We haven't had a studio snapshot in a while, but we do today. Enjoy!

 


 


If you missed out on some of the cool stuff we are doing, check out Tyler in this week's livestream that follows WMH.

 


 




That's gonna do it for me this week. Have a great weekend.

 


BlueDog

Warrior of the Week & Most Valuable Post for April 25, 2016

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Hi there, rock jocks!

Becoming Warrior of the Week is more than just kills and points, it takes determination and grit- the kind of endurance that VoV displayed to become this week's champion!

Congratulations on becoming top rock jock!!

 




Our champion VoV receives the Laurel Crown of Victory on his DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Be sure to play early and play often for the best chance at being crowned our next Warrior of the Week!

 


Most Valuable Post

TallonHunteR made a great post about twin-joystick play and involved some other twin-stick pioneers!



Congratulations, TallonHunteR!!!!!!!

 


Thanks for being awesome!

Enjoy the MVP forum badge that will appear on your DescentUnderground.com forum account!

Our MVP award is given to forum members who actively contribute to making Descent: Underground a better experience for us all!

If you don't yet have a Descendent Studios account, you can link your Steam account to enjoy the benefits of both sites with ease!

You will also receive a shout out on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Everyone else, remember: Our MVP badge is awarded to a member of our forums who has supported the game in a positive way (creativity is encouraged!).

Our great moderation team picks a member each week who goes above and beyond.

Get to posting!

 


Until next time, fly safe!

-Dunk

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