Most of us are familiar with the 'Double XP' weekends we have on Call of Duty, plus similar fun days or weekends on other games (including browser games). The request for a similar feature here on Gangster Nation has been in high demand over the past couple of years with the Call of Duty franchise growing bigger than ever and today I'm happy to announce that we finally have the system in place to run 'Double Level Point Days' (or any other time period of choice should we wish).
It's actually quite a big feature and one which can really boost some fun into the game, especially if we run these special days at the right time in the round. Having said that, there's nothing interesting for you guys to see visually, it's purely a backend thing apart from a small area on the 'Your Stats' page which appears at the bottom during a 'Double Level Point' period giving a bit of information on it.
So, how does it work? Well, we can enable the 'double level point period' for any length of time we like, starting when we like. Usually we will go for a 24 hour period, giving people from every timezone a chance to get a fair piece of the cake. Whilst the period is active, you will earn DOUBLE LEVEL POINTS - every single point you earn from any source will be doubled (this is done every minute due to the technical workings of the feature)!
We are planning to run our first 'Double Level Day' around day 75 - 85 but will make a blog post at least a week prior to let you all know of the exact date and start / end times, in fact we will even go as far as to e-mail you all for this... we want everybody to come online and join in the fun for this one ;)
Don't worry - we're not going to go crazy, we won't be running this every weekend or anything like that. This special event will occur strictly 1 - 2 times per round max with perhaps another sprinkle of double points during the deathmatch period (or maybe we'll go as far as triple during the deathmatch? ;))
We hope you are all happy about this, let us know what you think and ask any questions in the comments below. I apologise if I wasn't clear enough in this post, the announcement for the first double points day will be simplified and read very clearly.
Note: I did mention in chat something about having a one hour test run tomorrow evening, we are no longer having this test run as it's no longer needed plus we want this to be fair to everybody (give each player the chance to be online at some point during the double period).