Thursday, February 23, 2012

METALSTORM RELEASES VERSION 4.0.5




Z2Live has just released version 4.0.5.

3 items were listed (sorry didn't get a very good screenshot of the update description - forgot to hit the "More" button):

1.  Looks like the update makes an attempt to improve the versus mode auto-matchmaking so that you will play against players of similar skill ratings more often.    Does that mean I can't get anymore 9-0 wins over guys flying Tempests with skill ratings of 600?  My self esteem is going to take a beating!  :-)   Seriously, sounds like this will provide a better competitive environment - time will tell as more people get the upgrade.
Per comments on this post, it looks like everyone with a skill rating over 3000 all will get lumped in the same bucket - too bad, the groupings should go all the way up to at least 10,000 in my opinion.

2.  Two additional entry level planes added (see below).  A re-skinned Talon and a re-skinned Paladin.  It looks like Z2 wants to get beginners to start accumulating different planes in their hangers early in their "careers" so that they will hopefully get hooked on the game and play more.   



 The D-21 Falcon appears to be an incremental step up from the Annihilator, giving a little bit more Agility and throwing in some energy, all for the modest price of 1500 credits.



The D-21 Wartusk looks like a poor mans Paladin but as a twist, you get +10% overheat limit which as far as I can see, no other Weapons Class plane offers (none have any overheat limit improvements).  This will offer best-of-fleet overheat limit of +60% fully upgraded.  This is handy for campaigns and maybe survival mode but I don't see overheat limit as extremely valuable in versus mode (as always, chime in if you disagree!)

Both planes have been added to the Comparison Guide - check it out!

3.  The third change in 4.0.5 is simply listed as an umbrella statement that numerous bugs and fixes were made.  Assume that this will improve lag, but we can only hope!

Please comment away if you see specific changes/improvement/differences in 4.0.5 that are noteworthy and I will try to update this post as they become evident!

58 comments:

  1. Re-Skinned Planes ....... Again ....... :(

    will get those , but i ain't spending 1 coin to MAx'em .....

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  2. Thank you for the heads up.

    Tried out A-10 and it's not half bad...

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  3. Matching is so much better - with 12k rating this morning I played 15 rounds and lowest opponet ratings is 3.5k. Good - I scored served +25; bad - no more 14-0 for raipd credit pile up.

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    1. Tell you a secret, after you enter versus mode, press the invite friend button and select play now. You will battle with lower SR opponent with SR from 500-3000.

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  4. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeFebruary 24, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    Ditto here.

    Now the company figured out a way to make credits to be potentially scarce! Hard to get +690 credits in 2.5 minutes when there is no noob to slaughter. Probably shouldn't buy the 2 new planes for collection purpose.

    The connection is fussy this morning - I got three -12s due to bad connection and I didn't even see my opponents. Did get a single +25 for the same reason but I'm still in the red...

    I will sit out playing survival until next week to earn some credits (I'm poor and never paid a penny to buy coins) and also wait the server to function properly after the new update.

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  5. Are you Z2live formula blogs?
    Metalstom version 4.0.5. Update and is not begun.
    "Connection Error", "Session timed out", "Rstry" Pop-up comes out.
    version 4.0.5. update is much problem.
    It is impossible to start game.
    When is next update version?

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  6. good starter planes at reasonable prices my falcon is the best agility plane i have

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  7. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeFebruary 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Here is how matching is being done:
    3001~999999 will be matched
    2001~3000 will be matched
    ...

    Effectively evil Z2live want players buy R40 and such. One player complained he wasted over a hundred Lancers on me and all ended in draw... No more easy kills for sure and I need to hold my credits tight.

    I copied the code from another site:
    "versusSkillRatingBrackets": [
    {
    "minSkillRating": 0,
    "maxSkillRating": 550
    },
    {
    "minSkillRating": 551,
    "maxSkillRating": 600
    },
    {
    "minSkillRating": 601,
    "maxSkillRating": 750
    },
    {
    "minSkillRating": 751,
    "maxSkillRating": 1000
    },
    {
    "minSkillRating": 1001,
    "maxSkillRating": 2000
    },
    {
    "minSkillRating": 2001,
    "maxSkillRating": 3000
    },
    {
    "minSkillRating": 3001,
    "maxSkillRating": 999999
    }
    ],
    "jailbreakBracketOffset": 1000

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    1. thanks doctor thats why i get pwned 3000 sr vs 99999

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    2. metalstorm is awesome!

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  8. If only they could better match us for co-op survival. I do buy coins for Bisnovats and I'm sorry, but I don't want to play with someone who won't/can't upgrade his aircraft. I still haven't reached the end of wave 20 and if I find myself paired with a C-101 with Sidewinders and Vulcan, I know that my Hawken/Black Widow/Arbiter ain't going to make it.

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    1. Hey a fully upgraded C101 can be lethal too, just that it takes a pilot of some serious skill to pack that punch. And if you haven't reached wave 20 yet, no surprise. It ain't just the R40s that make the difference. But more often than not, yes. It will probably bring you up to wave 18 but no further.

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    2. I use a F-16 (the 1500 credit one) w/ Vulcan + AIM-9, I may not be the best but I can hold my own past round 15.

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  9. i don't think a noob with a Hawken and Bisnos could make you reach Level 20 , My dragon is always equiped with stock weapons , and i always make it to level 20 ...... without passing it , primarly because i lose my Co-Op around Lvl 15-16, on the other side , i reached many times Wave 16-17 with my annihilator and Stocks .....very hard but do-able.

    what i would like to have , is to be able to switch to COins WEAPONS , from Wave 16 or 17 ...... that would be goooooooooddddd , because , i ain't throwing bisnos on Level 1 planes .

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    1. Good point. Last night I had a partner with an Arbiter get smoked in wave 8 and I was like, say what? I've gotten to 20 twice and have yet to get out of it. I'd be curious to know what others are using. I thought an Arbiter with regen armor was the way to go but it is too slow and doesn't reload missiles quick enough. My Red Widow [sic] is probably the way to go...

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    2. That was me I had just got the arbiter it wasn't upgraded and I was using stock weapons and I didn't remember that you got past wave 10

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    3. DONT EVER BE MEAN YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THE PERSON YOUR TALKING ABOUT WILL SHOW UP

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    4. sorry for the caps

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  10. whens the new limited edition plane coming out the zephyrs gone and if anyone knows please tell me

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  11. Fa199 reaper is out agility plane reskinned wraith stats damage 7% speed 13% agility 15% armor 5%

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  12. Its me Metalstormfan1 this is a shout out to metalstormforever do a review on this please

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  13. yes please came home from school and didnt see it i was like waaaaahh!!

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  14. does anyone think the reaper is worth buying?? about to get it today??!!!?!?!

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  15. i bought the thing thanks for the reccomendation haha i now have both the falcon, war tusk, fa-88 hurricane, red widow, arbiter, eagle x, annihilator, and the REAPER!!!! its better than the k-15 mako and P-79 spectre right???
    btw im the same guy who asked wether i should buy the plane.

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    1. Fully upgraded heck ya! This is actually the new fastest plane and the one that has the highest damage and armor for an agility class. Its kind of ironic but my user name is "Sky Reaper". Wierd huh?

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    2. I have the hawken, cyclone, eagle-x, the f22, arbiter, war tusk, all of the beginner Planes including the new one, thunder bolt, f-88 hurricane, Dragon, red widow, the blue Beaty(Prevoious featured plane). The Reaper, talon, saber, and the liberty. Moooore planes please Z2 live

      Lol I need a life

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    3. Oops and also the raven and the bobcat... Almost forgot

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  16. knew i shouldnt buy that stupid zephyr! its garbage!! i beat it with my RW!?!?!

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    1. Fully upgraded? Cause all the good upgrades that actually affect the plane are the last ones for blue coins. It's actually not that bad fully upgraded!

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  17. The wartusk is modelled after the Fairchild Republic A-10 thunderbolt II.

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  18. Hey guys i don't know exactly how this happenned but i get a blue coin every 30 min. For no reason :S and every featured plane that comes out is stuck in my hangar ready to be baught so i have almost every featured plane in my hangan since november and i have to know , shoud i buy the hurricane or hawken or dragon or liberty ( for vs mode ) and if this goes on till the next uptade i'll probably accumulate about a thousand blue coins please z2 live fix this before you get bankrupt :P thnx my game center is .. As written before plz add me to get to wave 20 i can get to 17 alone with the palladin's extra armor but then i go BOOM plz help me i'm really getting desperate :(

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    1. why bother, you get free coins!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Sorry i'm the same guy the game center is ..

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  20. Ok this is awkward well let's try something else ... The game center is ( .< ) then far7awmar7a2 then (>.)

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  21. about 2 weeks ago, i went onto mswm and saw that the wartusk had turned into a rainbow pony (also, every plane i used that day neighed like a horse when i shot missiles and did manuevers), so i bought (it was freaking awsome!!!!!!)
    but the next day it turned back into its ussual self.
    Z2's idea of a joke?

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    1. Hoopefully you worked out by now that that was an April Fool joke.

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  22. The D-21 Falcon is not a re-skinned Talon, because its airframe is missing any jet engine air intake. It seems not to be a jet fighter but some kind of rocked propelled aircraft, like the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_163 ). Same with the FA-12 Liberty. So, while only Z2 can explain the missing air intakes, if you want to fly an F-16 airframe, you have to stick with the F-12 Talon.

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    1. It does have an air intake. I fly it (it's brought me up to lvl 27) and I see it whenever I do a maneuver.

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  23. Hey Avigator, you said the same thing on the Liberty review. By the way, it's rocket propelled-not rocked propelled. You made the mistake both times.

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  24. i can't believe that i bought a wartusk when i was trying to save enough credits to pay for a hawken. the wartusk was a total disapointment. i would like it if a feature was put in so you could sell planes cuz i would sell like 5 of mine

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  25. I own both the Wartusk and the falcon but now I wish that I had used the 3500 credits to upgrade my raven.

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  26. when yu upgrade the d21 falcon to the nanite channels its awesome because you get up to 3% energy regeneration and two other upgrades offer energy regeneration.When you do that all you will see the health regenerating.Thats also what helped me beat mission 3.

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  27. the wartusk is a good plane if you ask me, i like to follow up my missile attacks by going straight at em with my cannon.

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  28. Grrr. I'm right on the edge of the 3000 SR mark, so if I play a game, I'll get put with someone I can easily beat, but then my SR will break 3000, putting me with someone with an SR of like 30000 in my next game (and I obviously don't stand a chance against them). Why can't they just put you with someone close to your SR every timr, rather than have these stupid groupings?

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    1. im not sure if your worried about your skill level dropping or the skill of your opponents, you should fly a defence plane to get some ties to keep your skill level

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    2. I'm now into the 3500-range with SR, and I win about one in four matches and tie about two in four (or one in two, whatever). I guess I just need to improve my skills.

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  29. . I just broke 3000 SR, and now I keep getting put with 100000-SR Agility pilots whom I stand no chance against. Why, Z2, Why?

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    1. its just luck i guesse

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  30. hi can anyone help me plzzzzzzzzzzzz. i cant fix this, ive tried everythimngg, error msg, cannot connect to server. '' Disconnected an unexpected error occured on the server ''
    apple support cant help, Itunes say my apple i.d is fine, Z2livwe know its a bug but stil havent been able to fix it for me...
    *
    #cking fed up

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  31. Same prob here. Con error. Timeout. Cant play.

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  32. Is a fully upgraded D-21 Falcon good? I have one.

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    1. thats very awesome but i would rather stick to the fully upgraded E-14 tempest instead

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  33. What's the stats like for a fully upgraded D-21 Falcon?

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  34. Does the D-21 Falcon have armor regeneration if you upgrade it?

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  35. my plane till I got my hawken:)

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  36. the D-7 wartusk has good cannon power but its amour not good enough

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