Today we are introducing the new scenario rotation to Call of War! Starting today you will be able to join games from a list of 4 permanently available scenarios and 1 additional one from a pool of 5 scenarios. This extra scenario will change on a weekly basis.
To celebrate the introduction all active players receive 14 days High Command for free!
Why are we doing this? Our goal was to improve the player experience by increasing the activity across all running scenarios and increasing server performance. We analyzed which scenarios you like and play the most and which scenario are less popular. According to these findings we chose which scenarios will be available all the time, and which scenarios will make regular but temporary occurrences.
We expect the new scenario rotation feature to significantly increase activity on all maps as it distributes all players over a smaller amount of different maps. The improved activity is less demanding on our servers and improves server performance as less maps need to be provided and less AIs need to be processed.
Some of you might have noticed that Call of War has more than the 9 maps mentioned earlier. Based on our analysis we made the decision to retire those maps that are played less often in order to increase activity and performance and improve player experience. We know that some of you like these maps and we didn’t make this decision lightly, but in the end we came to the conclusion that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. We are confident that the new scenario rotation will introduce players to new maps they haven’t played before and bring more variation in the players scenario mix. Retired scenarios might come back as events in the future though.
The following scenarios will be available permanently:
- Tutorial Mode - Clash of Nations
- Europe - Clash of Nations
- World at War
- 1939 - Historical World War
The following scenarios will rotate on a weekly basis:
- America - Homefront
- Pacific Conquest
- Dominion Antarctica
- Europa - Road to War
- 1939 -Blitzkrieg
The following scenarios will be retired:
1941 - Mediterranean Theater
The English Channel
This week "America - Homefront" will be available in the scenario rotation, followed by "Dominion Antarctica" next week.
Another change that will help to increase activity across all running scenarios is the limitation of game creation. With this change game creation will be limited to members of High Command. Members will be able to create 1 game every month. Game creation is not limited to scenarios that are currently in the rotation. This change will include internal alliance games. Alliance challenges are excluded from thesechanges.
Fire Control Review
two weeks ago we adjusted the fire control settings of units. As part ofthis adjustment we tweaked the Fire at Will mode in the way that units now block units of neutral nations or even open fire when in close range.
We received a lot of feedback and concerns regarding the changes from you and we listened carefully. Due to your feedback we reviewed the adjustment and its behaviour in live game rounds within the team once more and concluded that we want to fix and improve these settings to be more in line with player expectations. We would like to thank each and everyone of you for sharing your constructive feedback from first hand experiences, as it helps us to continuously improve Call of War.
Although we are dedicated to re-work the fire control settings as soon as possible, we would like to point out that it will take some time for the change to be developed and tested. We will release the changes in one of the upcoming releases. This means that it won't be an immediate fix and will take some weeks to be available in live games.
Your Bytro Team