Changes for BETA round 18

Changes for BETA round 18

Pretty much all the bugs and requests from the bug Mega thread have been dealt with.

In regards to refreshing page issues.. this is a weird one, and seems to happen with a part of the players. If you are experiencing this, please report immediately and let me know which browser and operating system you’re using.

No real new stuff, other than what was already mentioned in the bug thread;

  • War statistics
  • Ability to search players
  • Ability to search clans
  • ‘Latest’-block on the front page, showing last orders, conversations, forum topics and news
  • Mass messaging to clan members added
  • Back button added in attack sequence, also triggered with backspace, so you can switch back to certain steps
  • Total money banked added on banking page
  • Local events has its own button now in header
  • Completely new system for messaging people
    • Rather than having and inbox with a gazillion messages, you have 1 conversation about a subject/topic with another player. Conversation updates when new messages are added. Also much cleaner in the AO backend, less overhead, moar speed!
  • Few more speed tweaks

Changes for BETA round 17

Here we are! BETA round 17. The changes for the game are minor, but the visual changes are a bit bigger.

  • Missiles give more points on lower networth

As far as the design goes.. it’s pretty much built up from the ground up without any clutter that themes usually give. We focussed on having fewer page loads, which you will notice when building, ordering and attacking.

Also; Assault.Online moved to a new server which is new, and completely empty.

Over the coming days you’ll see some more visual changes pop-up here and there. Missing anything from the old design? Let us know in the forums!


Changes for BETA round 16

Just a few small changes we thought were necessary.

  • Price of nuclear missile, chemical missile, biochemical missile and MOAB increased.
  • Price of EMP missile decreased.
  • Price of tomahawk decreased
  • Points rewarded for missiles scale based on your networth, to prevent disproportionate amount of points awarded.
  • Logic for awarding points for incoming/outgoing/mutual wars reworked.

Unfortunately, this round I haven’t been able to code all that much due to a change in my company. Me and my partner decided to continue each on their own. Took up quite a bit of time. Upside is that I will have more time to work on AO2, which I expect to finish soon. I’ll put up a first version soon on

Changes for BETA round 15

So, for this round we have quite an interesting change. As you might know, I run Assault.Online for free and intend to keep it that way for as long as possible. However, to let Assault.Online grow we could use a bit of spending budget for advertising on (for example) Facebook.

Assault.Online as a project earning money would also mean I can spend more time developing.

I’m not too fond of advertising since most of you probably use an ad blocker or won’t click at all. What we’re going to try for the next couple of rounds is crypto currency! All the cool kids are doing it, so why not Assault.Online?

The idea

You can partake in mining crypto currency for Assault.Online, right in your browser. All it really does is take a bit of your computers processing power. You can switch mining off and on any time you’d like from the ‘mining’ tab in toplists. Mining is disabled for mobile.

The reward

A blooming Assault.Online with fresh players. There will also be a toplist, tracking how much every player has mined. At the end of the round we will have a medal for the player that mined the most; the Medal of Mining. And a Lambo for me of course. For the future, we’ll see how the mining goes and maybe reward in-game currency or credits which can be used to purchase AO related items (Gold User, Platinum Clan etc.)

More info

Other changes

None! I am currently working on a brand new Assault.Online design which includes a bunch of changes. I expect to have this done by the start of next round. I’m quite excited for this version :)!

Changes for BETA round 14

Some of the most important changes for BETA round 14.

  • Life of all units increased by 20%.
  • Various performance tweaks resulting in fewer database calls, eventually resulting in a faster AO.
  • Extra event added when making a kill
  • Research time for bank management doubled, from 5 hours to 10 hours per research level
  • The Penalty for Withdrawing at Bank Management Research L2 is now 50%, from 25%. This should be used as a last resort only!
  • There is now also a 25% Penalty for withdrawing early at L3.
  • Users earn no Money, or Turns below their starting Networth
  • Changed Market Shipping 2 Time from 6 hours to 9 hours
  • Changed Market Shipping 3 Time from 3 hours to 6 hours
  • Average Province Declaration Thresholds have been withdrawn. Networth players should be better protected by Banking and market changes in future.
  • Missiles score less points below a certain Networth threshold than previously
  • Slightly increased points earned at all Networth values.
  • Points earned from Building Damage are slightly reduced for low-damage attacks (Less than 5000 total damage)
  • Points earned from Unit Damage are slightly increased for low-damage attacks (Less than 5000 total damage)
  • Overall multiplier for damage done to buildings is decreased – meaning buildings are always slightly harder to kill.
  • When the User has less than 300 buildings remaining, those buildings become a 20% harder to kill. This incentivises attacking provinces evenly to remove their power over going for kills always

Changes for BETA round 12

New is always better!

  • Saboteur unit added.
    This is a special unit that allows you to sabotage up to 2 missile silos. It costs 30% morale and 2 turns to use the saboteur. It has a 50% chance of disabling a targets missile silo. Upon successfully sabotaging the missile silo, the very first time your target launches a missile it effectively destroys your targets missile silo and missile.
  • Third tier missile accuracy research
    Allows for just one missile silo to be sabotaged at a time. Decreases the chance of a saboteur successfully sabotaging your missile silo by 10%.
  • Anti-missile satellite added
    The anti-missile satellite gives 100% protection against missiles. Each time a missile is shot down, 20% satellite power is used.
  • 25% price increase for missiles, excluding tomahawks.
  • Missile networth increased from 7 to 9%, excluding tomahawks.
  • Several layout problems & bugs fixed.
  • Sea Scorpion price increased to 875 from 865. Attack power decreased from 70 to 65.
  • Two additional color schemes because.. why not.

Changes for BETA round 11

Some of the most important changes for this round

  • Drop boost prevention for clan-wars
    To prevent points clans from declaring Networth and inactive, or newer players in 1-3 man clans two changes have been made:
    1. Updating clan sizes from 5, back to 6, bringing up the clan NW of points clans and making it harder to sell to get into range of points clans
    2. Evaluating the average Networth of the clan in comparison to the target, when allowing declaration.
    a) The declaring clan must have an average Networth per province of at maximum 60% smaller than the opposition clan
    b) For example: A clan with 1 1m NW province cannot be declared on by a clan with 3 333k provinces, as the average (1m) is higher than 333*1.6 (533k).
    c) The does not apply the other way, so if the 1m province strikes first – the war is allowed
    d) This does not apply to mutuals
    e) To make it clear what declarations are possible, Average Networth has been added to clan information, and the average ranges allowed have been added to the clan wars overview page
  • Numerous bug fixes & code clean up
  • Clan invite system rebuilt
  • Machine gun turret attack points down from 240 to 215
  • It is now possible to attack players below 3500 networth
  • Players stop receiving money after 3 days of inactivity

We had some unofficial rules from NZ, now they’re set in stone:

1. Aid boosting is forbidden. The send aid function allows money to be sent from one clan mate to another. This function is intended to allow clan mates to assist other clan mates in times of need, but not to circumvent the usual in-game economy. Using this function to send significant amounts of cash to a single player is known as “Aid Boosting”. In particular, the act of aiding a player such that they can boost their NW significantly beyond the clan average is expressly forbidden. The definition of significant is at the discretion of game staff.

2. Alliances are expressly forbidden. An alliance is where two clans coordinate to the advantage of eachother, or disadvantage of another clan in any way. Specifically, the discussion of “Clan Business” with any player outside of your clan is against the rules, and this will include discussing your clans strategies, status, tactics, or plans. Conversations among the community should be encouraged, but common sense should be exercised to ensure that discussions with other players do not allow for unfair advantages or disadvantages within AO. Should you think any member of your clan or another is seeking alliances or flouting this rule, please report this to a community manager immediately so that it can be evaluated.

3. Multies. You are only allowed to have ONE account.

4. Abusing bugs. This is forbidden. If you find a bug you are to report it to the community managers/admins.

5. Scripted access to Any script which either:

In any way alters the content of the page in your browser, or
Automatically interacts with Assault.Online, are expressly forbidden. Any browser plugin which injects javascript or other code into the site for whatever purpose is explicitly prohibited. Any automated logging in of your account via any scheduled or triggered scripting to store and analyse code of the game is a serious offence. Examples of such scripting may include collection of province names and statistics, or any script which performs any in-game action on your behalf. Script usage is proactively monitored and trended, using Access logs, cloudfare logs and Kibana-based trending of user behaviour.

6. Harassing/insulting other players is forbidden.

The punishment for breaking these rules will be decided by the admins, together with the community managers.

Changes for BETA round 10

A few changes for a brand new round. Most changes were design focussed.

  • Redesign of a few important elements, also added calculators on each page so you know exactly how much networth an order will add. You can check this @
  • Nostalgia color scheme added. Colors might look familiar.
  • Ability to save users in a list.
  • Clan bonus is now split between clan members.
  • More statistics are tracked which can be viewed under ‘clan member information’.
  • Clan size reduced to 5.
  • A few new units added/renamed.

Changes for BETA round 9

Most important changes for BETA round 9. Unfortunately development has been a bit slow the past weeks, so no MASSIVE changes.

  • Defense building attack power calculation changed.
    This needs a bit of explanation. In previous rounds, you needed 20% more attack power than a defender to win a battle. For BETA round 8 we made a change that increased the dampening factor for buildings and units lost. In turn, defense building power had to be upped because else the amount of units killed by defense buildings would’ve been VERY low. This had an unforeseen impact on the 20% rule. It basically meant your attack power had to be a LOT higher than the defense power to break defenses. 20% rule now works as expected again.
  • Ability to sell missiles added. Selling a missile returns 75% of the original price.
  • Biochemical missile damage decreased.
  • You can now send a maximum of 10 thiefs, enforced by a dropdown rather than an input field. Previously, you could send more than 10 thiefs. However, it was very likely you would get caught.
  • You can no longer bank money with a release date after the round end.
  • Various display bugs fixed. Most notably some night mode text issues.
  • Medal of Devastation rank added to dashboard
  • Aid event added to globals
  • Bug for cancelling satellites fixed
  • Two units renamed: Dreadnought -> Battleship and Typhoon Attack Submarine -> Submarine
  • You can no longer delete your clan when in clan war

There are several other small fixes, but not worth mentioning really.