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    Beta Release

    Welcome everyone, to the first beta release of Iron Armada. After four years of development, Iron Armada is now finally moving towards a full release. Developing Iron Armada has been a massive journey, that has given us valuable experience, and a lasting appreciation for our supportive community. If you would like to play the latest version of Iron Armada, consider downloading the game on Steam. The beta includes many new features, as well as a few work-in-progress features we are still improving before the final release. PURCHASE IRON ARMADA ON STEAM Introducing automaton units, single-player modes, and cooperative modes. For the first time ever, Iron Armada now has full single-player support. This is possible due to an overhaul to our server-side wrapper and the inclusion of new automaton units. Automatons are drones that work similar to normal ships, but include a special artificial intelligence core which can take control of any ship it is attached to. Introducing pressurization and airlock mechanics. You voted on this mechanic... alright maybe two years ago, but it is now finally done. After a considerable amount of work, we've finally created a highly performant (yet still very simple) system for ship pressurization. Ships now require airlocks to seal decks, and unsealed decks will be exposed to the vacuum of space. However, fear not! Your player is equipped with a suit that features emergency oxygen reserves... so you can still survive for limited amounts of time in unpressured environments. Just make sure you don't stay exposed to the elements for too long. Introducing advanced logistics, docking mechanics, and expanded resources. After a considerable amount of testing, we've finally settled on a new system for managing resources and building ship tiles. Resources can be mined from planets, salvaged from debris fields, and stored in containers. These containers connect to any manufacturing facilities and allow for the construction of new tiles (or new ships, if you are using a shipyard.) Resources can now also be transferred between ships using the new docking mechanics, which can allow for new advanced gameplay mechanics (like tanker vessels.) Additionally new systems (such as salvage lasers) have been added, so that specialized ships can mine resources without requiring players to leave the safety of their ship. Introducing voice communications and squad mechanics. A new entirely optional feature is the inclusion of wings and voice communications. Players can now create wings that other players can join, and use voice communication between either other wing members... or with other faction members. We feel that this will help advanced players communicate with other teammates better, and hopefully also organize better strategies (if they choose to.) Introducing torpedoes and expanded weapon functionality. A major inclusion in the newest build of Iron Armada has been torpedoes and new weapon mechanics. Torpedoes are weapons with an explosive area of effect, but are much slower than conventional weapons... and can be easily shot down. Additionally new mechanics like weapon deviation, flak fire, armor penetration, and explosive damage will make combat much less predictable than before. Introducing the shipyard and ship blueprint management systems. No longer are you required to build ships from scratch. If you have saved blueprints on your computer, you can now request them from shipyards (provided you have the resources.) Shipyards also allow players to manage their existing blueprints, or generate new ones by scanning any ships that are docked to the shipyard installation. Introducing a simple in-game tutorial. Lastly, to help with new players... we have created a simple in-game tutorial to help explain the basic mechanics of Iron Armada. This is something we hope will help players learn Iron Armada more quickly, and make multiplayer matches more focused on gameplay... than on training up newbies. In closing. Thank you so much for your support over the years. Creating Iron Armada has been an incredibly worth while experience, and we've enjoyed every moment we've put into building this game. This beta release is still a little rough, and naturally we're hoping with your feedback we'll be able to get our game over the finish line. However this version of Iron Armada is the most feature complete version of the game we've released to-date. With your help, we'll be able to finally release the version of Iron Armada we all originally envisioned! Thank you so much, and hopefully I will see you on the battlefield soon.
  2. Welcome everyone, to the first full release of the Los Santos Muertos modification. After two years of development work, Los Santos Muertos is now finally moving beyond the beta phase. This does not mean that we are ceasing development... however this version of Los Santos Muertos is the most stable, feature complete, and expansive version of the modification that we have released. Welcome to Los Santos Muertos PLAY LOS SANTOS MUERTOS | JOIN OUR DISCORD SERVER | DONATE TO LOS SANTOS MUERTOS DEVELOPMENT Let's talk about the newest version of Los Santos Muertos. In Los Santos Muertos you can play as six distinct factions, or as a renegade survivor unaffiliated with anyone. You can purchase a wide variety of vehicles from faction vendors... or scavenge and repair vehicles from the wasteland. You can trade with vendors... or loot random supply caches discovered throughout the world. Bases allow players a place to save vehicles, save gear, and save their character. The Los Santos Muertos unique extraction system means players can't disconnect to avoid combat or to avoid losing their gear... so every engagement is high risk, but also high reward. Players who enjoy playing Escape from Tarkov, DayZ, or other multiplayer survival games will enjoy the unique blend of competitive and cooperative gameplay offered in Los Santos Muertos. The full list of changes will be listed below. Los Santos Muertos 1.0 Changes Added functionality to Radios. When a Radio is equipped... all friendly faction members who also have a radio equipped can see your location on the map. However... non-friendly players who have a radio equipped can also see your location (and your alignment) but only at short distances. This will be useful for linking up with other faction members, and also identifying what the alignment of other radio-equipped players are. This is essentially a basic IFF system... but is entirely optional, since the radio can be equipped and unequipped at will. Added finite ammunition to all vehicles for every ammunition type. Every vehicle now has limits to the number of rockets, bullets, grenades, shells, or other ammunition types that it can carry. Vehicles can be rearmed by purchasing each individual ammunition type at faction vehicle chop-shops. Most faction bases sell a selection of different vehicles, with more advanced vehicles being randomly available. This random advanced vehicle chance resets each real life day. Added a tutorial to the base game. We think this will help a lot of new players learn the game much more quickly. It can be easily opened, and explains most of the base mechanics of Los Santos Muertos. Expanded high-tier bases with more garages and more storage space. This should make high-tier factions worth the risk of joining. Currently high-tier factions are more strict about rules of engagement... however now these factions offer more facilities to members. This should make both low-tier and high-tier factions worth joining... depending on each individual player's play style. Countless bug fixes and balance changes. This includes everything from custom base borders (which fixes faction NPCs spawning way outside base perimeters... YAY NO MORE BANDIT HIGHWAY OF DEATH) to fixing the fact that keys were somehow able to open every single door. Obviously I'm sure there are still bugs that remain... but we feel confident that we have fixed most of the obvious and game-breaking ones. If you find any additional ones... make sure to report them on the forums! Hopefully you all are enjoying our modification. If you are, consider making a donation to keep development going. You can donate on our DonorBox page here: https://donorbox.org/lossantosmuertos. We are currently working on a standalone project, and if enough support is garnered... we may be able to make our next survival project on a standalone game engine. However... until next time, I hope I see you in the wasteland. It has been an honor to work on this game, and see so many people enjoy it. I am hoping this is only the beginning... and if you stick with us, I'm hoping we will be able to take the game much further. Long live Los Santos Muertos
  3. Yeah we actually just figured this out ourselves the other day. We're looking into it. Thanks for the report!
  4. There have been some issues with the automatic ban system. There will be some changes made to it soon, so I would just be patient until then. Once the changes happen, all bans will be reset. Additionally automatic bans will only last for twenty-four hours. Only administrator bans will be permanent, and naturally automatic bans will be reviewed... and possibly upgraded to permanent bans if the reason is deemed suspicious enough. Unfortunately as you possibly know... cheating in FiveM is a massive systemic issue. Most servers are rendered unplayable because of it. Our anti-cheat system simply scans for player behavior that is deemed "impossible" (such as spawning in items, regenerating health, or other things that are not possible any other way than through cheating.) While most of the time it is likely automatic bans are correct... the automatic system has been known to improperly ban users from time to time. However this is why we will be changing the system here soon. In general... we would rather have a few innocent players be banned, than a few guilty players not be banned... since it only takes one cheater to ruin the server. So TLDR... we'll reset you and your friend's ban here soon enough. Just be patient. Additionally the ban system will be updated shortly after to only ban users for twenty four hours. If you want to help us improve the ban system, then sending us your log files (as well as recapping what happened when you were banned in detail) will be immensely helpful. Cheers!
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  6. Welcome everyone, to the first full release of the Los Santos Muertos beta. After months of hard work, open playtesting, closed playtesting, building, and rebuilding... we are proud to unveil the first feature complete version of Los Santos Muertos. While there is still more work to be done, bugs to be fixed, and hopefully even deeper game mechanics to create... this version of Los Santos Muertos represents the first full version of our original vision for the game. Welcome to Los Santos Muertos PLAY LOS SANTOS MUERTOS | JOIN OUR DISCORD SERVER | DONATE TO LOS SANTOS MUERTOS DEVELOPMENT Let's talk about the new stuff. Including faction alliances, crafting blueprints, personal stashes, dynamic traders, new factions, overhauled looting, and new equipment. Los Santos Muertos now allows you to join factions, and fight along friendly NPCs. Additionally, joining factions grants players access to exclusive faction perks like personal storage, alternative extraction points, and vehicle garages. However... players must achieve and maintain each faction's required reputation alignment or be expunged (with an additional reputation penalty.) Additionally... faction members cannot kill other faction members, both players and NPCs alike. So while allied with a faction... be careful who you kill, or your own faction may turn against you. New factions, equipment, and features available in Los Santos Muertos Save items in personal storage. For the first time in Los Santos Muertos... players have the ability to store equipment, items, and gear at allied faction bases. When allied with a faction, players can access their personal storage container from within the faction camp. This will allow players to store equipment, money, ammunition, weapons, or other supplies scavenged between raids. Your personal storage is persistent while offline or when killed... allowing you to safely store your hard-earned loot between missions. However... personal storage containers have a capacity limit, so choose wisely which items you store! Personal storage containers in Los Santos Muertos Craft items using scavenged blueprints. Introducing a highly requested feature, our latest update introduces crafting into Los Santos Muertos. Using materials scavenged throughout the world, players can craft items at faction workshops... using rare blueprints. Blueprints can be purchased from traders, stolen from other players, or found while looting containers... and carrying a blueprint in your inventory allows you to craft a blueprint's recipe while using a workshop. New rare crafting materials in Los Santos Muertos Dynamic trading. Los Santos Muertos now includes dynamic faction trading, which means faction traders will always be changing which items they sell... and buy. Rare items will sometimes randomly appear in trading posts... as well as rare vehicles in faction chopshops. Faction items are now much more unpredictable... opening up a world of possibilities. Sometimes trade opportunities will appear between factions, allowing players to purchase items at a lower price... and sell them to factions willing to purchase them at a premium. We expect player trade lanes and convoy motorcades to appear... however remember to be quick, because trade deals can often expire as quickly as they appear. Dynamic trading and crafting in Los Santos Muertos This is only the beginning. While this is our first feature complete version of Los Santos Muertos... this is by no means the end. We intend to continue development of Los Santos Muertos as long as we are able. Already we have additional plans for future features and new game mechanics. We have now developed a platform that we can continue taking further... adding new weapons, vehicles, items, and possibly even deeper mechanics... such as character skill trees, complex quests, and possibly an entirely new island to explore. If you believe in our work, and wish to support us further... consider donating to our development team. If you are a programmer, artist, or developer yourself... consider joining our team. If you are simply a player who loves our mod... make sure to join our Discord community, and spread the word of our work. However, until next time... I hope you enjoy our latest update, and I look forward to seeing you in the wasteland. Long live Los Santos Muertos