1. The number of items lost when dying is reduced if a player has a low (kills - deaths) number in a round. If this number is 0 or less, the chances of losing kick and speed are reduced by 50%. When (kills - deaths) is high enough, the chances of losing items are the same as before. It'll help weak players and players who entered a round recently and haven't made enough kills.
2. Most bots were dumbed down (made weaker), now they have different visible ranks indicating their strength.
These change should make the game easier and more enjoyable for inexperienced players. They will keep more items after dying (speed and kick is especially important for survival) and will have easier time on servers with bots. On the other had, these change will help strong players who rarely die much less.
Right now these changes are active on ID, EU, RU and US servers.
The numbers are not final. Are the changes too big and need to be tuned down?
Please, share your feedback!