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12.02.2016, 18:35

In the Survarium Update 0.40 preview we announced a call for volunteers to participate in closed testing of future Survarium updates. Based on the applications submitted and your computer configurations we have selected 100 players who will get to test the new graphics renderer before anyone else. You can see the list of those below. Each of them has received the status of “Supertester” on forum as well as access to a restricted forum section to discuss testing results. The forum status and access will be provided next week.

Let us explain some aspects of the upcoming 0.40 Update testing. The PTS server will work as usual – the test build, as always, will be available to all the volunteers. However, as opposed to other players Supertesters will have the Renderer 2.0 option available in the game’s Settings. We request the Supertesters to activate it when testing the update.

Please, note that the status of Supertester is not given to you forever. If you prove to be inactive, the status will be revoked. Also the number of Supertesters will increase in future, depending on the goals of the testing upcoming. What criteria will be used to enroll new Supertesters; First and foremost, your activity in the game, participation in testing the updates and discussing the game on forum.

So, below is the list of the first 100 Supertesters

Скваттер
Tris
овсянка
Black
Куклукс
+Храм+
Уолберг
Тамплиер
Vlademar
Хрін
Ценитель
Cor Xaos
4agames_UA
Адекват
PwnsterMaster
Homyakin
ВОРОБЕЙ
neonuch
Dies Soul
Steve_WTF
shkodik
Stuxnet
Мартык
Shahit-Ahn
XDanikXSet
NortKron
ДОМОВЁНОК
Bormanz
Чудилище
Atakon101
AlexR85
АрхиСтратег
Toha755
Oxid116
aigen
Мёртвый Анархист
Daniel K Quemist
zona744
AlexNGerman
Васька_Грешник
Ханк альфа
MSO
Shenon
метелица
Decembrist
LeXa_MC
Viktor UA
_Беза_UA_
STORM_
kir007142
Vitold
5partak
_GoHa_
KarachaeveC
P_Sergey
zeusss
барышня шатенка
Сидоджи ДубоSh1t
sepra
Ozone
AntoXaa
Сын леса
_-ге1ах-_
Marun
mmixxa
1715
jackston
Olefer
EyeShotUA
пахьян
Kyzko72rus
Sanecheck
Blacksher31
OMGrak231
_Mika_
Гагадок
Бобёр с мобилой
RomaHL
Пан Влад
TranceAgent
SashaBrabus
вворон
Deus-Fox
Владимер_Центральск
AndrewDarkFox
Draivon
VikingX5
8Igor8
KayloRen
Ламповая Няшка
Lyutsifer
Каратель97
lqsqixui
SF_BARS
Kalibalas
XPIOWA
SergeyZ83
voron st
CaputalRa
FRENKlPMRl

Congratulations to the first Supertesters, we are counting on you!
Keep an eye on further news with regards to testing the 0.40 update.
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by Yava
 
Forum: News
Topic: Players to Test Renderer 2.0 Announced

12.02.2016, 12:50

While actively playing Survarium you will now get a discount on your purchases! There is a new promotion in the Survarium shop: the higher your character level, the cheaper a Survarium T-shirt!
How does it work? Simply visit the Personal offers category in the shop and see your current discount! Upon reaching level 10 you get a 10% discount, level 20 – 20%, level 30 – 30%, level 40 – 40%. When your character is level 50 or higher, you get the maximum discount – 50%!

Play Survarium and get maximum value when purchasing Survarium T-shirts! The promotion lasts until the end of February 2016 (GMT).

Read the news on the site

by Survarium DevTeam
 
Forum: Game Discussion
Topic: Level up your character and get a discount on a T-Shirt

20.01.2016, 12:40

Survivors,

Today we're launching a contest where the winner will receive in-game Gold to spend as they wish.

1st Place: 1000 Gold
2nd Place: 500 Gold
3rd Place: 250 Gold


The contest is simple, take a screenshot of your best score after a match (as in the picture below) and upload it as a comment to this post.

The contest will run from today, for exactly two weeks, until February 3rd. At which time the winner will be notified.
You may enter as many times are you like. The winner will be the player with the highest score of all entries.

Note: All players who enter will have their match (which they scored the points) validated and cleared of any suspicion. Should you have used under handed methods to gain your score, your account will be banned and entry disregarded from the contest.

Enter the contest here
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by joewillburn
 
Forum: Game Discussion
Topic: Contest: Show us your highest score and win in-game gold!

14.01.2016, 15:36

Check out this short teaser of what you can expect from the new User Interface coming in Survarium Update 0.40!
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by joewillburn
 
Forum: News
Topic: Survarium Update 0.40 New UI Preview 1, 2 & 3

13.01.2016, 18:28

Survarium 0.34a3 is now available!


The List of Changes in Survarium 0.34a3

Bug Fixes
▪ Fixed an issue with the client language detection while displaying current promotions
▪ Fixed an issue with auto login not always working when you go to the web shop from the game client
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by joewillburn
 
Forum: News
Topic: Survarium 0.34 is Live. Play Now!

06.01.2016, 15:21

We are pleased to announce a Christmas contest from Survarium and the Adapter project!
Watch the video and learn more about the contest from the Adapter host Gleb Skorobogatov.

Click the video settings button to turn on English captions.
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by joewillburn
 
Forum: News
Topic: New Year Contest - Adapter

04.01.2016, 12:15

Starting from 13:30 Kiev time (GMT+2) Survarium game servers will be unavailable due to system maintenance. We expect the servers to be back online within 30 minutes after.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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by Yava
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: Server maintenance

29.12.2015, 17:45

Log in to Survarium during the Holiday Season and receive a unique camo and a fire monkey decal! Participate in the matches, find Christmas toys and exchange them for bags with presents. The bags contain silver, various consumables, and blueprints of seasonal weapons. Gather blueprints to get unique UMP-45, SVD and ASh-12!

During the event you will get 2-4 (3-5 with a Premium account) Christmas toys at the end of each match. The color of toys depends on the level of equipment of your character:
- Green toys: levels 1-4
- Blue toys: levels 5-7
- Red toys: levels 8-10

Also when ransacking stashes after a match you can find a box of 10 toys of the corresponding color. 15 toys of the same color can be exchanged for a bag of the same color (green, blue or red). From the bags you can get 1 or 2 blueprints of seasonal weapons, and also silver and various consumables.

Blueprints are used to create the following weapons:
- Redeem 25 green blueprints to get Christmas UMP-45 Xmas 16
- Redeem 25 blue blueprints to get Christmas SVD Xmas 16
- Redeem 25 red blueprints to get Christmas ASh-12 Xmas 16

These weapons have unique camos, provide +10% bonus to silver gain and have 3 random modifiers. The combat characteristics of the weapons are the same as of stock UMP-45, SVD, and ASh-12 respectively.

Read more here

by Survarium DevTeam
 
Forum: News
Topic: Participate in Christmas Raid event in Survarium!

28.12.2015, 22:12

Survarium game servers have been successfully transferred and are online now. We invite you to check out the latest Survarium update 0.34!

Also, the game’s website including all services – customer support, shop and forum – work as before!

We would like to once again apologize for the inconveniences caused. The time of active premium accounts will be compensated within the next 24 hours.

See you in the battle!
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by Yava
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: Survarium Servers Are Back Online!

24.12.2015, 17:43

Christmas is upon us and the festive season has begun. A full year has gone by with many changes to Survarium.

While the holidays continue we will keep our heads down and continue our work on Survarium. So,the only thing left is to wish our Survivors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Stay united in survival and take care among the anomalies.

See you in battle!

Enjoy our Christmas card!
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by Yava
 
Forum: News
Topic: Merry Christmas from Vostok Games!

22.12.2015, 17:10

Watch the new video guide on the battle tactics in Survarium! The video will provide some tips on fighting at Vostok Station location.

Survarium guides Survarium guides are posted on the official Vostok Games channel. Subscribe and be the first to learn new tips and tricks for the game!

Write in the comments what tactics you prefer at Vostok Station and why.

Read the news on the site
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by Андрияш Козловский
 
Forum: News
Topic: Watch Battle Tactics Video Guide: Vostok Station

21.12.2015, 14:53

North American Servers Relocated!

Dear Survivors,

Ever since the launch of the NA servers, players from Canada, America and South America have suffered from an unstable and problematic game experience. We have some good news for you; we have recently relocated the NA servers to a fantastic new data center located in Dallas, Texas. This is one of the most prominent data centers in the United States and we expect it to give you a more stable and enjoyable gaming experience.

So, log on, play the game and provide us with your experience by commenting in the topic provided on our official forums.

See you in Survarium!

Read the news on the official game website
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by joewillburn
 
Forum: Game Discussion
Topic: North American Servers Relocated!

21.12.2015, 11:15

In instruction No. 65 Gleb Skorobogatov explores an abandoned radar station. The Adapter host will tell you how to overcome your fears when exploring abandoned places, how to build visual alarms in the field and what you can replace a gas mask with and more!

As usual, the video is in Russian, so please turn on English subtitles on YouTube. Watch Instruction No. 65, share, leave comments and like the videos!

Watch No. 65 now!

Subscribe to our channel
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by joewillburn
 
Forum: News
Topic: Watch Adapter Instruction No. 65 (video)

18.12.2015, 17:15

On the weekend we are having Stolen Parts event again. During the event you will get a spare part each time you kill the enemy character. The more frags you have over the course of the battle, the more spare parts you get after the match. Bonus spare parts along with the rest of the rewards are awarded after the match ends.

The event has already started and lasts until December 18, 9 AM GMT. Get bonus spare parts and upgrade your equipment to the maximum!
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by joewillburn
 
Forum: News
Topic: Receive Spare Parts for Frags on the Weekend!

16.12.2015, 18:21

Hello my fellow community members,

So, today I have been given the greenlight to post this topic. I have been trying to arrange it for you for quite some time. So personally I hope it goes really well.

So, what's this all about? Well, myself and Oleg (head of our PR department) are going to have a recorded chat with one of our game designers. Oleg is there to facilitate any translation/English issues as, English is not a language spoken in the office. Not even in many years by some of the staff.

At present there is no ETA for the release of this interview but I will do my best to get it out before the end of the year.
Also, I'd like to thank you all for taking part in our community and community actions.

So, let's do it... got any questions for our game designers? You're welcome to post them below!
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by joewillburn
 
Forum: Game Discussion
Topic: Submit Your Questions: Game Designer Interview/Podcast

14.12.2015, 17:14

A week has passed after the release of the latest Survarium update, and our development team has prepared a new surprise for you! It is not a huge update considering the number of changes, but it contains a number of important innovations. We hope you’ll like it.

Holiday Season Celebration!

The magical time of the winter holidays is near, and traditionally we have prepared some surprises for you!

Log in to Survarium during the holiday season to get a unique winter camo and the fire monkey decal. New players will get a more festive outfit instead of the usual blue pants and a knitted sweater.

In addition, during the holidays you will get Christmas-tree toys for participation in battles. Collect enough toys and exchange them for gift bags. The bags contain a lot of useful items, including weapon blueprints with unique Holiday camouflage. Collect enough blueprints to exchange them for unique UMP-45, SVD or ASh-12!

New Network Synchronization

In Survarium update 0.34 we are changing the approach to network synchronization. From the moment we started working on Survarium we thought that to ensure synchronization the computers of all players must calculate and visualize the data in the same way. This led to the fact that positions of the characters of other players, on the screen of each player, were extrapolated based on the current data of the game.

So when a player changes the input, your client learns of this later (as all the data from another player's client has reached your client after going through the server). Most importantly, this data changes the game world we have already visualized for you. As a result, the next frame you see may differ significantly from the previous one. Thus, the transitions between the animations of other players were "eaten up" for the period of time equal to the ping of the client to the server.

In update 0.34 we will display the position of the characters of other players with a delay of 150ms (the amount may change during the public testing). Because of that you will see characters not where they are at the moment, but where they were 150ms before that. Of course, the hits and damage are also registered according to the positions of the characters 150ms in the past.

For clients with a ping lower than 100ms and ping jumps of less than 50ms it gives the opportunity to always properly interpolate the movements of the characters during rendering. Extrapolation will still be used for other clients but its value will also be less by 100ms. Thus, you will see improvements regardless of your ping. If your ping is less than 100ms, you will not see the characters of other players teleporting.

A few specific "time artifacts" are possible in the new scheme:

  • Kills from around the corner. This effect can occur when your character has already ran behind around the corner, but for the enemy he is still 150ms in the past. If the enemy kills your character, the kill will be counted.
  • Active players have the advantage. If you run from behind a corner, the opponent will see you 150ms later. If the enemy stays still you have an advantage of 150ms to end a duel in your favor.
  • Equal opportunities for players with the ping of up to 100ms and the maximum ping jumps up to 50ms. Players with ~15ms pings will not have any advantages over players with ~90ms pings. But if your ping is more than 100ms or there might be a sudden ping spike, you'll notice other players' characters teleporting, but desync will be less for 100ms. If your ping is fine but other players have problems with their connections, you won't notice anything. For you everything will be rendered smoothly and uninterrupted.

Watch the video comparing netcode in Survarium 0.33 and Survarium 0.34!

Changes in the Character’s Skills


In Survarium update 0.34 we will make several changes to the characters’ skills to balance them both in number and usefulness. First of all, we decided to discard one of two final skills. Now each set of skills will have only one ultimate skill that will give a significant advantage.

For Firearms training this skill is Terminator, which gives the ability to equip two primary weapons. For Physical training it is Frenzy. It gives the character 25% protection from bullets while sprinting. The Forest Sense skill allows you to see the location and type of all anomalies on the map.

In addition, we've added several new skills which have replaced previously inactive ones. In Firearms training we have a Steady Breath skill, which reduces the crosshair sway for sniper rifles.

Physical training has undergone more extensive changes. The Endurance skill now reduces the impact of equipment weight on energy consumption. The new Stayer skill increases maximum stamina of the character. Mobility skill allows you to increase movement speed while crouching, and the Unstoppable skill reduces the slowdown effect from being hit.

We have also removed from the game all skills adding ammo pouches, pockets for supplies and artifact containers. Now these parameters can only be obtained with the help of equipment items.

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The Public Test Server launch date will be announced later. Stay tuned!


Read this news on the game's site.
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by Yava
 
Forum: News
Topic: Survarium Update 0.34 Preview

11.12.2015, 16:25

The Infinite Respect game event in Survarium is live! Get double experience and reputation for victories in battles!

Please note that the bonuses from premium accounts, booster packs and premium items are not doubled during Infinite Respect.

The event will run until December 14, 9 AM GMT. Level up your character and climb to the highest rank in your faction!

Have a good weekend and good luck in battles!

Read the news on the site
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by Андрияш Козловский
 
Forum: News
Topic: Earn Infinite Respect in Survarium!

11.12.2015, 10:51

Survarium 0.33c is now live! Please find the complete list of changes below. See you in Survarium!
Also, read about the new features and changes in Survarium 0.33 in case you missed it.
Not playing Survarium yet?


The List of Changes in Survarium 0.33c

Bug Fixes
▪ Fixed the properties of the following backpacks: Antiradar Veil, Dar-2m, UKV-1, and Double cylinder
▪ Fixed application of camouflage on Saboteur jacket
▪ Fixed "Alt" key binding to "Crouch" action
▪ Fixed collisions of the crowns of some trees
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by joewillburn
 
Forum: News
Topic: Survarium 0.33 is Live. Play Now!

10.12.2015, 17:21

Starting at 9AM GMT tomorrow, December 11, 2015, the game servers will be temporarily unavailable due to the installation of Survarium 0.33c. The expected downtime is about an hour. We will let you know as soon as the servers are back online, so you are able play the game. As usual, players with boosters and premium accounts affected by the downtime will be compensated for the length of maintenance.

The List of Changes in Survarium 0.33c

Bug Fixes

- Fixed the properties of the following backpacks: Antiradar Veil, Dar-2m, UKV-1, and Double cylinder
- Fixed application of camouflage on Saboteur jacket
- Fixed "Alt" key binding to "Crouch" action
- Fixed collisions of the crowns of some trees

Read the history of Survarium updates to find out about the changes in the game.

See you in Survarium 0.33c tomorrow!
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by Андрияш Козловский
 
Forum: News
Topic: Survarium 0.33 is Live. Play Now!

09.12.2015, 18:33

Installing Survarium 0.33b Tomorrow

Starting at 9AM GMT tomorrow, December 10, 2015, the game servers will be temporarily unavailable due to the installation of Survarium 0.33b. The expected downtime is about an hour. We will let you know as soon as the servers are back online, so you are able play the game. As usual, players with boosters and premium accounts affected by the downtime will be compensated for the length of maintenance.

The List of Changes in Survarium 0.33b

Gameplay
▪ Decreased strafing (side step) speed of the character
▪ Decreased visual swaying of the weapon in hands while quickly turning the head
▪ Decreased the cost of special supplies to 500 silver
▪ Decreased equipment and weapon repair costs by 15%
▪ Increased the reward in silver for battery retrieval
▪ Increased the reward in silver for capturing research stations

Bug Fixes
▪ Fixed an issue leading to increased reload times of some weapons;

Read the news on the website
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by joewillburn
 
Forum: News
Topic: Survarium 0.33 is Live. Play Now!
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