Experimental weekend & Plunder Only
 December 3, 2009

Experimental weekend & Plunder Only

Based on popular demand we're adding a "Plunder Only" playlist this weekend! We're also going to be testing out a small tweak to our player health settings and we want to hear from you about it.

Hey everybody – a little while ago, we posted a poll here on NaughtyDog.com asking what playlists you would be interested in. The top two results were a "Plunder Only" playlist and two variations on a "Crushing" playlist. Well, we have some good news! Based on this poll and other collected community input we have decided to try a couple things out. This weekend we are instituting a "Plunder Only" playlist based on the overwhelming feedback and we're making one other (temporary) change as well. Rather than add two new playlists at once we are going to try an experiment. For this Experimental Weekend only, player health in ALL game types will be lowered to 65% of the current player health. This is exactly the same as the Crushing settings, only Boosters will still be allowed. The experimental weekend will run from Friday, December 4 at 10:00 AM PST (what time is that in my city?) through Monday, December 7 at 11:00 AM PST (what time is that in my city?). We are very interested in hearing from our community on how you feel about this change. Give the various game types a try with these new settings and let us know how you feel by responding to this blog post and our upcoming front page poll. Be assured we take community feedback very seriously and we can't wait to hear what you have to say. Thanks and see you in the game! [NOTE: "Plunder Only" is a permanent addition to our playlists in "Matchmaking." The lowered player health is ONLY a test for this weekend -- health will go back to normal on Monday, December 7. - Arne]