Grandmothers, HUD design, and new PR guy tarquin

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So there I am, talking to Mych, and he says "would you mind signing this get well soon card for my elderly grandmother, she's very sick and I've told her so much about you, it would really cheer her up to see her card's been signed by someone as l33t as you."
"Sure", I say, and I get my pen out.
"Ah, I forgot to say, my grandmother is really into all this wicca stuff, go figure, eh, so could you sign in blood? It would mean so much to her, and she is suffering so badly with the pneumonia..."
"Fair enough, bit weird but anything for a little old lady in hospital," I say, and sign the card.
Just then there's a puff of smoke, and Mych's eyes glow red.
"Bwahahahaha!!!!" he cries. He unfolds the card to reveal that I've just signed a contract... do PR for Jailbreak!

So I'll be keeping you all up to date on what the Jailbreak dev team is up to. At the moment, we're working on the finer points of the new HUD; you'll get screenshots when it's done. But it's not just the Jailbreak alpha that we're working on: there are all the maps and mutators that our team are busy cooking up. I'll be torturing... cough... politely extracting information from them for your delectation.

The hot news is that we expect to have a new version of the Jailbreak HUD done for next week. I'll let you know. In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of some new HUD icons: the team tactics. Instead of the linear "stance" setting seen in UT Jailbreak, there are different team tactics modes which determine the overall attitude of the player's bot teammates. These are, from the top left: evasive, defensive, normal, aggressive, and suicidal (for those desperate runs for the release switch!).

If you have any questions you want me to ask the team, you can email me or post in our General Forum.

In other news: Spoondog's moose is feeling homesick for the Alaskan wastes.