New servers, tweaked regions and TeamTurfing
Results of round 28
This round was indeed a round for the turfers in the smaller cities! Usually we always see many turfers from Stockholm, Västerås or Linköping high up on the score board, but this round top 5 consists of only small/mid sized town turfers, which is fun! It shows that now a days, You don’t have to live in a big city with many zones and turfers to be competitive, a step in the right direction for the game! The gold medal in round 28 went to Kingenin, for the second time. Kingenin, who lives in Kalmar, made a smart move when deciding to go on a Turf holiday in the Netherlands bringing home the Netherland Explorer medal and a bunch of unique zones and points per hour. However, that is not enough these days, especially when You have serious competition from the Jönköping turfer Toubkal. Toubkal pressed on, leaving no choice for Kingenin but to do the same when trying to reach Fiddes highscore from round 26. Almost got it aswell, but that record will live on for another round at least 😉 The gold medal, however, was back in Kalmar with Kingenin with a whopping score of 584000 points. Silver for Toubkal with around 420000 points and the bronze goes to Sundsvall and one of our OTs (Original Turfers), Stonecape, a real old timer can also compete it seems 🙂 Congrats to our medalists!
New servers, new way to report bugs and tweaked regions
At the start of round 28, Turf migrated to new and better servers. Some glitches and tuning later, we now have the capacity to welcome many more turfers and at the same time the Turf experience should be much smoother for all of us! Some minor bugs still appear though and we always want You to report them, in order to get an even better performance of the game. For example we had trouble today with the new round, which unfortunately started an hour too early.. Turfdev is sincerly sorry about that, hopefully turfers are understanding and forgiving 🙂
Speaking of bug reports.. Turf crew are now offically enhanced with two issue managers, namely TBIT and Stonecape. They are working on a much easier way for the users to report bugs, and for the devs to easily recognize which the worst bugs are. For the time being the issue managers would love it if You report the bugs You find according to this: Forum post
A much desired feature is now back in the game: You will now only change the region chat room when taking a zone in a region which is not your home region. This means You will still be on your home region top list, but will have the opportunity to be social with the people in the region you’re currently in. You will stay on the top list of the region where You made the most amount of takeovers in the current round, so no more hijacking of other regions top lists 😉
Thanks to our community we now have a third party solution for creating teams in Turf! The turfer Knegge took up the old work of Pinky, refining it and making it work again and the results can be found at Team Turfing So gather friends and colleagues and challenge them! Actually, in Västerås we already have seen some team action, where the west side turfers totally crushed the east side in an epic battle for domination 🙂 Many are happy to see this and at least I will be watching this feature hopefully evolve to something really great!
As always, I will remind us all that we have an awesome community! The Forum is active as always with discussions and loads of great information about the game. Also the stats at Warded keeps evolving. The Turf blogers keep making fun and interesting storys for us to enjoy, You’ll find the blogs at turfgame.com.
Happy turfing all of You and don’t forget to make a small detour for that extra zone 🙂