Since we released the new Diamonds affiliation we've been looking through the forums and addressing your feedback as it comes up.
Here's an overview of the minor patches that released over the last couple of weeks.
This update fixes the "Not Enough Chips" error when going from a ranked games search to QuickPlay
It also fixes a rare crash
Loot cases will award items only for your current gender
Improved messaging around trying to join games with an insufficient bankroll
Fixed a couple of rare crashes
This update should fix the inability to rejoin a 6 player ranked tournament after at least one player has been knocked out. It also fixes a very rare crash on the game results screen. And those of you who have negative hands remaining on a table item boost should find that you now have more than zero hands remaining on that item, after re-Entering Prominence.
Player counts in the Ranked Games lobby, back by popular demand
Your missing 2% table item boosts have been converted to 5% boosts
A few minor cosmetic and server fixes
Today, the long awaited Diamonds affiliation comes to Prominence Poker! This much-anticipated update is now available to download on Steam, with a console release coming sometime in July. This update brings a ton of new features to Prominence Poker, provides a lot of quality of life fixes, and squashes bugs. Many thanks go out to the community for all their support, patience, and feedback since launch; we couldn’t do it without you!
• The Diamonds Affiliation.
o New Venue: The Diamonds Executive Suite.
o New Underground Content.
o New Rewards.
• Affiliation Rank 5 - 50 additional levels per affiliation.
• Loot Cases ( Earn chips, boosts, shop items, and more through Loot Cases. Players will receive a loot case each time they level up.)
• Shop items are now classified by rarity.
• New Achievements.
• Changes to Ranked Matchmaking which should do a better job of matching
players against other opponents with similar skill levels.
• The level cap has been removed! Level up to your heart’s content
• Enjoy a free boost on us!
• UI: Lots of quality of life changes.
• New VOIP System.
• New Sit Out Timer System.
• Many bug fixes have occurred throughout the game. Make sure to let us know if you come across any!
Those of you wishing you could dive into a game immediately upon firing up Prominence Poker should be pleased with today's update. Along with a handful of minor fixes and tweaks, we've added a Quick Play option to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.
Here's how it works:
At the top of the Main Menu, you'll now see an option called "Quick Play." If you click that option, Prominence Poker will add you to the first available game with minimal wait. By default, Quick Play will attempt to find tables with buy-ins that are 5% of your total bankroll, but if you'd prefer higher stakes games, you can change your Default Buy-in in the Game Options menu to any level from from 5% to 80%.
As always, the team behind Prominence Poker relies on your crucial feedback, so give Quick Play a try and let us know what you think!
A new season of Ranked Games in Prominence Poker starts in just a few hours, but before you all start attacking the leaderboards, we'd like to let you in on a few of the changes you'll see during the new season.
First off, our seasons have been extended. Instead of a single month, players now have two months before the leaderboards reset and start a new season.
Second, we've heard your feedback and have changed the points necessary to reach each ranked tier. This should make it easier to break into the higher tiers. Have a look:
Tier Old New
Bronze 0-1199 0-999
Silver 1200-1399 1000-1099
Gold 1400-1599 1100-1199
Platinum 1600-1799 1200-1299
Diamond 1800+ 1300+
As always, we'll continue to evaluate your feedback and make changes to the Ranked Games system, so please, let us know what you think, either in the comments below, or in the forums: http://www.prominencepoker.com/index.php?/forums/&%2Fforums%2F=
Greetings! We're happy to announce that a new patch for Prominence Poker will be available to download later today on Steam.
If you come across any isssues within the game please take the time to report them in the forums. We actively monitor and address the feedback!
Some additional server side fixes
Applied some fixes to socket errors which should help reduce the level of errors between the players and the servers
Fixed multiple invite failure messages being shown when an invite fails
Show more specific invite failure error messages when possible
Fixed the table item remaining hands being invisible in main menu shop
Fixed the community cards becoming blank as they animate out between hands
Fixed the previous game's community cards animating out at the start of a new game
Corrected the Spades level 50 rank 3 affiliation reward value (was 50000, now 80000)
Meet the Team is a regular feature in which we interview members of the Pipeworks team working on Prominence Poker to give you a brief introduction to the people working behind the scenes to maintain and improve your favorite poker game. Today, our subject is Senior QA Tester Cameron Austin-Connolly.
Can you give us your name and title?
My name is Cameron Austin-Connolly aka LowkeyCamo, I am a Senior Tester and Pipeworks’ resident SoccerDie World Champion.
Where are you from, and how long have you been working in games?
I was born and raised here in Oregon, and I’ve been working in games just over 3 years, all with Pipeworks.
What have you worked on in the past that people might know?
I was lucky enough to test the console versions of Payday 2. We had a lot of fun working on that game. It wasn’t uncommon to hear, “Grab the bags of cocaine!” or other crazy things coming from QA.
Can you tell us what you do on the Prominence Poker team?
I am the QA lead on the project, so along with testing the game on a daily basis I also work with Design and Production to write test plans so QA can effectively test Prominence Poker.
What makes you passionate about working on Prominence Poker?
The entire team is passionate about making Prominence Poker the best game they can, and the passion is contagious. Also, this is the first project I’ve been the QA lead on so it’s been a big opportunity to learn and progress in the game industry. It makes me proud knowing that I was able to contribute in some way to the development of the game.
What would you like to tell players about the future of Prominence Poker?
The team has a lot of great ideas to keep improving the game, so I only see it getting better and better in the future.