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FWA 2022, we'll be away for a week!

By Rowedahelicon

Hello everyone! I wanted to inform folks that myself and a number of SCG staff are headed to Furry Weekend Atlanta this week! Because of that, it'll be a little quiet on the dev front. Folks are still welcome to inform me of any issues, the best way to reach me is via me telegram, "Rowedahelicon".

There may or may not be an FNG this weekend, depending on who is around, though folks are still welcome to hop on regardless! We'll see you all next week, and if you happen to be there, perhaps we'll see you there!

--Rowdy


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April 2022 : Map test, details within!

By Rowedahelicon

Hello folks, here we are again for an SCG map test, however we're doing things a bit differently this time! Rather than have try and have a single map test event night and adding in what feels good, we'll have a few initial map events, weed out maps that are objectively unplayable, and keep the rest on rotation for the proceeding future. Then, as we go along, we'll strip out maps that just aren't popular and those that are will remain in rotation longer.

Additionally, we now have a ton of metrics regarding what maps get played the most, as well as the overall ratings of a map, as we go along adding more into our rotation (https://www.scg.wtf/stats/maps), we can strip off those that are not just unpopular, but also grossly overplayed, this allows us to have more diversity in the map selections.

Finally, the general "rules" for map nominations will be heavily relaxed for now. Anyone can pitch any map they'd like to be considered in a map vote and we'll give it a shot. Of course, if they're joke maps or generally unconventional maps, they probably won't make it, but I don't want to rely on initial interest for maps for now while we work on getting more folks active in the community!

The current list of maps up for consideration can be found here, you're encouraged to reply there, but you can reply here as well! https://www.scg.wtf/jb/d/7065-april-2022-map-test-details-within


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The results are in~!

By Rowedahelicon

The results of the 2022 community poll are in and can be viewed here, https://www.scg.wtf/poll/23, but here's a rundown!

The people voted to keep melee crits on, have map testing events as frequent as every 3 months, and that folks may be interested in experimenting with stat adjustments (in a different server of course!).

I am also happy to report that I received a ton of feedback which I will be working with during the next few weeks to see what sort of improvements we can offer to the community. I'm even happier to say that at 45 submissions, this was the largest response we've gotten to a poll before!

45 doesn't seem like a lot, in fact that's pretty low in the grand scheme of things, but that's okay! I am always hoping to continue improving the community and getting folks involved so now we have another goal to meet in doing so! We've already gotten some new ideas on how to do so. Because this turnout was as low as it was, I am totally open to having another poll later on this year as opposed to next year.

The next big thing will be conducting a new map test, I have a big plan laid out and I think it will be neat~!

Big thanks to the folks who voted! If you didn't vote, it's OK, I'm not pupset! And there will be more chances in the future to do so~!


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Only a week left to go, vote today!

By Rowedahelicon

The 2022 SCG community poll is still going, but it only has a week left to go! Submit your vote if you haven't already done so~! https://www.scg.wtf/poll/23


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The 2022 SCG community poll is live!

By Rowedahelicon

The 2022 SCG community poll is now live! This is the first using our new polling system, it should be pretty straight forward, just a few things to note!

The link to do so is here, https://www.scg.wtf/poll/23, all the stuff below is just a bit of explanation!

This was built with fairness to the community in mind, a lot of it was inspired by someone from a different community who spoke extensively to me once about it. One aspect they discussed with me that stands out here is verification that votes to this poll are coming from the community and not at risk from harm.

Granted...the likeliness of this is slim. But this other community was a lot smaller than ours, and this person was still quite passionate about it. Because we're a furry community as well, it's a non-zero chance that it could happen. So what does that mean?

  1. This particular poll requires you to have been on an SCG server before you can vote, it'll check using your Steam ID against the store database.

  2. Also, this poll is still anonymous, I cannot associate anyone's entry with an account. At the very least, I can see who all voted but as I have hashed everything, it would be a pain in the ass for me to check and I am far too busy to ever bother. The hash mentioned is only so that you can not vote more than once on a particular poll!

I worry this is a bit much, but that is also a question on the poll itself, so if you agree or disagree, let me know! Or even tell me outside of the poll, I promise I won't cry!

As for the poll itself will run for 3 weeks, I hope to see a lot of votes cast! We'll do more, for different reasons and different questions, if there's anything you want to toss in that didn't make it in here, you'll get a chance next time!

-Rowdy


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