Last week we introduced some significant changes. We moved Weewar over to a much faster hardware set up. It allows us to have many more users play simultaneously – and we know that many people have been waiting for invites for a long time (several thousand in fact). We are looking forward to get you playing asap.
We have also introduced a whole slew of new units. They will require some tweaks still but they are working rather well already. Thanks to all of you, who took part in the testing rounds providing valuable feedback and input!
Pic4sch4f volunteered to create graphics for many of these new units (or parts of some) and we think he did a great job. Thank you very much for this wonderful contribution!
The new units are available for pro players from the start. They are:
Submarines, Destroyers, Battleships, Speedboats, Hovercraft, Jets, Bombers, Helicopters and an Anti Air Cannon. They can be built in the brand new Harbor and Airfield tiles that will appear in many maps shortly.
For the time being the Hovercraft is special as it can capture buildings (like Troopers can). We wanted to enable some new maps featuring Islands and for that we needed a capturing unit that can cross water.
Another significant change to the game’s mechanics is the addition of “Zone of Control” (ZoC). Find out more about ZOC on the wiki.
We have also integrated some much requested features on the site:
Your headquarters now show you the number of games that require your attention across the entire site (e.g. if it is your turn or if you have been invited to a new game).
We have integrated the chat into the “ready to play list” in the Community section.
If you want to invite new players to a game, email invites will now be sent straight after you create the game (rather then after you have started playing the first round.)
If you are using Internet Explorer things should work and look a lot better for you now.
The browser window title now reflects how many games are waiting for you and if it is your turn – which is great if you want to monitor Weewar from your task bar – at work for example ;)
As usual you can discuss this update and everything else over at our Group at Tangler or give us your feedback directly. We appreciate your input and will make sure to be quick to deliver further improvements!