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Devlog KAG BUILD 2837 - Taunts, Emote Bindings, Siege, Kegs, Italian Translation, and Minor Fix Onslaught!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Furai, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Furai

    Furai THD Team THD Team Administrator

    This build contains a few big ticket bounty items as well as a large number of small tweaks, fixes and improvements.

    Emote Bindings


    A long standing request has been the ability to rebind the emoticons on the 1-9 keys. While this has been possible with some fiddly config file editing in the past, now it has a fully fledged in-game menu for rebinding, which is instantly reflected in-game.

    You can access the emote bindings through the new "bindings" sub-menu in the "esc" main menu in-game.

    Taunt Menu

    While the appearance is still something we're interested in improving, the taunt menu is now fully functional.


    You now can quick-chat in-game using B (by default, button is bindable as always) - a radial menu will pop up with various categories of quick-chat - for both communicating with your team and taunting your enemies. The text will even go to the correct chat channel, so that enemies don't learn your plans, but they do hear your taunts!

    Siege Through Platforms

    Siege engines (both catapult and ballista) can now fire safely through (very close) platforms.


    This allows some extra protection against arrows on towers, but also allows them to be put safely into platform-enclosed bunkers!

    Keg Improvements


    Kegs got some attention to make them more appealing and interesting to play with as well:
    • Chain reactions - kegs now set other kegs off, allowing for devastating explosions!
    • Fire and enemy fire arrows can light kegs, so burning enemy keg caches is an option!
    • Water bucket splashes deactivate lit kegs (but not water bombs/arrows, to allow existing techniques for launching kegs to still work)

    Italian Translation

    The Italian community, particularly Guardian-of-Irael, have contributed an Italian translation for the game. You can try this out by setting the language in misc options, same as any other language. We welcome feedback from the wider community on the quality of this translation, but thanks so much for your work on it so far!

    All the rest

    There are a lot of "miscellaneous" changes this build as well including fire arrow larger initial "catch" area, dinghy + sponge + fireplace + shop improvements, glitch exploits patched, map tweaks, cursor misalignment and more.

    See the full changelog for details!

    Thanks to the Community

    Thanks to all the contributors who helped out with developing and testing these updates, and all the folks involved with #democracy pitching and voting for these changes. Special shout outs to Epsilon, Asu, Vik, Shylie, GoldenGuy, Monkey_Feats, Bunnie, Cruxiat, Coroz, and Franek.

    All 4 of the big ticket items this build were developed through the community development bounty system, where we pay community devs to implement community-pitched and voted ideas. KAG is certainly becoming a community driven game, and it's wonderful to see.

    If you'd like to get involved with that, be sure to join the official discord and check out kag on github! We'd love for you to get involved.

    Have Fun!
    Furai (on behalf of Geti)

    Full Changelog
    Added Taunt Menu (B button by default) (thanks eps)
       Multiple "types" of taunts
       Taunt goes to all-chat or team-chat as appropriate
    Improved keg functionality (thanks eps)
       Fire/fire arrows activate (arrows only collide with unlit enemy kegs
         and any lit keg -> archer can't just light own keg)
       Water buckets deactivate (only water buckets to still allow
         launching kegs with water bombs)
       Explosion chain reaction (keg activated by other explosion)
       Invincible to other keg explosions (to allow for chain reaction)
       Fixed weird fuse sound when relighting keg after it was frozen by admin
    Catapult Rocks & Ballista Bolts Pass Through Platforms (thanks Monkey_Feats)
       Only works for nearby platforms
       This allows enclosed siege bunkers that don't self-destruct
    Added in-game emote binder (thanks eps)
       Can rebind emote hotkeys 1-9 and saves preferences
       Initial Italian Translation added (thanks Guardian-of-Irael)
       TTH fire updated the same rate as CTF
       Updated accolades (thanks bunnie)
       Fixed description of Water Bombs in TDM. (thanks cruxiat)
       Held item is no longer dropped when using eat key (thanks eps)
       Removed weird pixels in knight shield anim (thanks franek)
       CTF/TDM Map Improvements (thanks map mods and authors)
       Removed winter holiday sprites and script changes
         - todo: make them come back when it's xmas each year!
       Added ability to upgrade damaged wood blocks (thanks eps)
       Increased starting fire size of fire arrows. (thanks shylie)
       Fixed knight cursor alignment (thanks eps)
       Fixed knight glide trampoline infinite flying glitch (thanks eps)
       Adjusted some pickup priorities (thanks shylie)
         Lit kegs now are even more prioritized, and unarmed enemy mines are now a priority as well.
       Added more fireplace improvements (thanks eps)
         Fireplaces settle when spawned & cooked food maintains original velocity
       Dinghy improvements (thanks shylie)
         Dinghies no longer decay when left alone.
         Dinghies can be captured.
         Players cannot pick up enemy dinghies without capturing them.
         Added dinghy dump inventory button.
       Shop Improvements
         Change range of the buy button for trader post (thanks goldenguy)
         Prevented buying items from destroyed shop (thanks eps)
       Improved sponges (thanks eps)
         Increased health slightly because they are currently quite fragile
         Dries out slowly when in flames or near a fireplace
         Interacting with sponge disables auto destroy
  2. Tons of nice new features, (TL;DR) notably emote binding, better catapult, quick-chat taunts, better fire, keg improvements, better dinghy "storages," damaged wood to stone, and drying out sponges - all of those are really useful! Can't wait to make catapult bunkers..!

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  3. Geti

    Geti Please avoid PMing me (poke a mod instead) THD Team Administrator Global Moderator

    Hotfix 2838 is out to solve outstanding issues with the changes, enjoy!

    Fixed kegs lighting when splashed with water
    Fixed 8x_Grounds map having wrong flags
    Modified fix for infinite flying with trampolines
    Fire arrows do wider spread upon hitting doors/platforms/etc as well as "real" tiles
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  4. Fuzzle

    Fuzzle Grand Grumbler

    Code review OP.
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  5. Biurza

    Biurza E X T R A T H I C C Staff Alumni Mapping Moderator Donator Tester Official Server Admin
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    You meant to say:
    Code [​IMG] review [​IMG]
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  6. AmestriStephen

    AmestriStephen Bison Rider Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Tester

  7. :kag_wave: when?
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