HANZO BLADES - 08-08-2008
I have run into a very inconvenient situation last night. All the actual versions of the Hanzo swords were banned in CCS. As I understand it might be pressing affair for some, let me explain.
We were using the 2.0 CCS API provided to us by the CCS developers in all our blades. It turned out that the armor damage enhancing feature we were using wasn't behaving according to the documentation - even though we were assured we can use it without a problem. We found out just a couple of days ago and were working on a new release to solve this issue. Tonight I was contacted, told that our swords are unbalanced and causing trouble to the CCS RP and after a short discussion between Kahiro and one of the CCS people I was announced that all our blades using the 2.0 api were banned instantly.
You can imagine what came next. Frankly, I wasn't aware that our swords were that popular at all. It's pretty pleasing, on the other hand, I've never seen IM's from different ppl coming in 20second intervals for a couple of hours, until today that is :) Not having slept much, we were working on a solution to the situation. Which is as follows:
1. We're discontinuing our support for CCS. All our new blades will come just LL damage enabled, or (if we consider it fit) will use and be tuned for another combat system.
2. The existent CCS swords have been updated to 1.7 version. It's without any enhacements, just a plain CCS meelee stick. The updates are available for free in the mainstore (you get just the updated CCS blade, the other parts are working allright). At least this will allow the users that bought the swords mainly for the CCS usage to continue using them within CCS.
3. We've brutally cut our prices on existent weapons and are preparing for some new releases. Check yourself - 200-350 on combat versions and 100-150 on the decors... where else would you get something like this?
You can belive me I'm as disappointed as you are with the situation, and I can assure you we will keep up the work we've been doing so far. Peace on Earth!
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