Monday Night Combat goes old school to solve a common problem

Posted by: Ben Berry at 8/10/2010 9:30 PM
Games are constantly needing to be adjusted in order to restore balance to game play, especially multiplayer games. Usually this involves a significant adjustment to code and a re-release of the game. But now Monday Night Combat is going old school in it's solution to making quick adjustments to the game. By placing a text file on the server containing the key values used to adjust the balance of powers among the character classes in the game, and having the game read that updated text file each time the title is launched allows the developers to simply upload the new text file and have the game fix.