Spies Uncover the Easter Egg in 2165

Working together, spies have found the hidden Easter Egg in Spy Battle: 2165!

Well done!

If you’d like to try to find it, remember spies work together. Here’s the hint – use your spy prowess and uncover it:

Day started the same.

It sucked. My eyes hurt and so did just about everything else. All my joints felt like someone stuffed sand in them. Whatever. Maybe they did.

I dunno. I remember the muzzle flash. Guess I shot my mouth off and the clown did too. Literally.

The clown. I grunted and sat up. My first mistake of the day. I grabbed onto the nearest thing I could find and fell over with the clatter of the tray and surgical gear pinging off the ground letting anyone within earshot – either real or electronic – know that I was no longer dead.

Great. Blinking away the haze and gritting my teeth against the severe throbbing in my head I took a cautious look around. Wow what a dump. My faction always was cheap – they said frugal – but this really was a low even for them. I must have really made somebody mad.

So what was up with this clown? My loose teeth told me that my watch shrilled. I grabbed it fast.

“You moron. What were you thinking? You blew the sbo.”
“The clown messed it up.”
“What are you talking about? You got a job – do it!”
“Sorry, I’m running late. Death does that.”
“Get it done!! We’re tired of paying your patch ups.”
“Yeah yeah.”

I thumbed it off and set it to silent. The incoming call light lit within seconds. Screw that. I shrugged it off and hit it with my walking stick. Instantly the end of the “stick” glowed and neutron hell erupted. The self contained flame thrower turned it to slag. Good for parts when it cooled but I wasn’t going to stick around for it.

Now. The clown. Two can play with costumes.

I smiled. Fried clown. My favorite.

Squad Wars!

It has been quite a push but we think it will be worth it. Version 1.8.1 introduces a new fun element to Zombie Moon: Squad Wars!

In Zombie Moon, Squad Wars are a two day free for all in which squads compete to see who can come out on top. They begin at 12am on Thursday and end at 11:59pm Friday (server time).

During this period when you attack members of other squads you will earn War Score for your own squad. The score earned is determined by the levels of the players involved in the combat. During Squad Wars the attack range restriction is eliminated for targets that are in squads. If you attack someone that would normally be below your attack range they are worth much less War Score than someone who is either in your range or above it. The formula is target’s level divided by ten for people within or above your range, and target’s level divided by twenty five for targets below your range.

At the end of the Squad War period the top five squads (determined by score and then by level in case of tie) earn a bonus that lasts until the next war. This bonus is a percentage applied to your current squad bonus, and will exceed the infrastructure limit. The bonuses are as follows:

1st: +50%
2nd: +40%
3rd: +30%
4th: +20%
5th: +10%

For instance were you a member of the 2nd squad during the war, and the level of your squad was 200 but your infrastructure was only 80, you would normally get +80 all stats as a squad bonus, but with the addition of the war bonus you would get +112 (80 * 1.4 = 112). But your fearless leader who actually has 200 infrastructure would get +280 instead of +200. If you leave your squad or go inactive you instantly lose your war bonus. The war bonus is lost as the next Squad War begins, and new members cannot be added during war time.

Important Notes:
1. It is important to remember that it does not matter which squad your members attack. Your victory only adds to your own squad’s score, you cannot “take away” scores from another squad.

2. You don’t have to war if you don’t want to, there is no penalty for “losing” a squad war – so if your squad is last in the listings, it will not affect your standings nor statistics. Your ally bonuses and squad bonuses are unchanged. Nor do you “lose” anything if another player attacks you or members of the squad you are in (other than if you forgot to bank your cash!) You simply gain further bonuses if you place within the top 5.

3. Remember also – you cannot (ever) attack your allies. That’s an important thing to consider when taking on a long-term commitment to another player. Those bonuses and benefits from allies and the bonuses and benefits from squads have a loyalty trade which you need to consider during the war. Consider your targets carefully – again factoring in that for war scores it does not matter which squad you combat, only that your victory is against a player who is in (any) squad.

Happy Halloween

75 years ago

Oct. 30, 1938: A nation in panic.

With the penumbral darkness of a Second World War waxing over the world, a single broadcast was able to ignite the latent fears of a country.

This panic was brought on by the legendary radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” as interpreted by Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre. This performance was widely misinterpreted as an actual news report, and police stations all over the country were swamped with the calls of a terrified populace.

An impressive display of the power of all media. Impressive acting as well; Orson Welles, whose career spanned from “ground zero” of an alien invasion all the way up to his very last role 48years later,  an all-consuming planet named Unicron in Transformers: The Movie (1986), although we confess, portraying a gluttonous, would-devouring  planetoid mass was not much of a stretch for the late Orson Welles.

Happy Halloween from Snakehead games!



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