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Intelligence Bulletin Vol 3 * No 2

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Hooray! It seems that we have routed the ‘Army of the Flu’ – reto.injection ended up taking one for the team yesterday, but other than that we are back hammering away at the keyboards and shuffling mice across mousepads like there’s no tomorrow. We are steadily getting the Guderian build more and more stable and closer to release.

In the list of developers below you might also notice 2 new names; Reto.Stenum and Reto.CrazyCat. Reto.Stenum is working closely with Reto.mastermisaster17 and his tame dinosaurs on the server backend and thus also helping Reto.Vashu and Reto.Indusninja with the Generals part of the game. Reto.CrazyCat is our resident number cruncher. Her job is to crunch all the numbers and metrics we get from the servers and help us see the impact of f.ex. tweaks to weapons, bicycle speed, etc. In addition to this she has to explain the statistics to those of us without strong mathematical backgrounds. We have also set the wheels in motion for another batch of developer profiles, and hopefully we can get those started next week.

Now I have to help reto.splixxen test some things on the Guderian build so enough Intelligence Bulletin for this week. Have a great weekend everybody :-)


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Developer Blogs this Week

What is this First Blood everyone is talking about?

By Reto.Vashu, Flash Programmer
“Reto.Vashu peeks behind the curtain for some intel on ‘First Blood’” Read More

Reto-Moto is looking for more supporters!

By Reto.Robotron3000, Community Manager & Game Designer
“Reto.bacon’s support army needs reinforcements” Read More

Team Debriefing

Design


Reto.RedBjarne

Game Director
“- more work on the new terrain/map workflow.”
“- some work on a new ICE node for doing electrical wires very easily.”
“- almost-final work on design for 2nd iteration of the auto-resolve algorithm”
“- a bunch of meetings”
“- planning for the Hansen build”
“- forgetting several times to deliver some legal documents to reto.lusa”
“- testing the water temperature south of Funen with my speargun together with reto.wille and reto.dave”

Reto.Fleck

Level Designer
” – Making a new Skirmish level – a bunker under construction on the top of a hill. I’ll do a Blog Post about it… “
” – Besides that I did some fine tuning and bug fixes on ‘First Blood’.”
Reto.Ratamahat
Level Designer
“- Worked on new skirmish map”
“- Revamped an eps import script”
“- Meetings with the action team, planning sprint”
“- Did some testing on Guderian”

Reto.Robotron3000

Community Manager & Game Designer
“- Lowered the rate of fire on the Stuart [Guderian]“
“- Design issues to get the warmap editor running properly”
“- Looking at MG tweaks for Hansen – Try to remove aim-mode while standing/crouching”

Artists


Reto.Hr.Wille

3D Artist
“- This week has been all about GUI polish for the Guderian build.”
“- Also did a bit of setup for new vehicles.”
“- Polish, polish and polish.”

Reto.Mato

Lead Character Artist
“- I’m making Parachute bag in-game models.”

Reto.Owleater

Art Director
“- Planing, managing, logoing, thinking, meeting, eating, talking. The track seems clear.”
“- Sending mails from my Windows Phone”

Reto.Colding

Lead Animator
“- This week I have spent a lot of time working on trailer and capturing footage.”
“- Also I have spent some time planning resources on our ActionTeam.”

Reto.Dave

Environment/Props/
Concept Artist
“- Been modeling a drop canister for a new supply depot”

Reto.BombeBo

Effects Dude
“- Water impacts/explosions tweaked. “
“- Put effects on the new HD motorcycle. “
“- Prep. work for distant environment effects. “
“- Smoke sim. testing.”
“- Checking out ICE in Softimage.”
Reto.Scratchliquid
3D Artist
“- Checking new High Poly weapons.”
“- Working on game mesh for the G43.”
“- UV Mapping”
“- Going back into the armory to get more stuff.”
“- Need more bullets!”

Coders & QA


Reto.Goonstah

Programmer and Technical Lead
“- Testing, bugfixes on Guderian”
“- Started planning the next release (Hansen)”

Reto.Hal9k

Render Programmer
“- Build and deploy for Guderian”
“- Design meetings about strategy game”
“- Integration of Mobile builds into build system”
“- bugfixing for Guderian”

Reto.Ogssan

Gameplay Programmer
“- Squad Leader tweaks and fixes”
“- First Blood tweaks and fixes”
“- New GUI bug fixes”
“- Bug fixes for the replay tool”
“- Fix so explosions can damage bikes”
“- Guderian stabilization”

Reto.Leto

Gameplay Programmer
“- Worked on improving the friction model for all vehicles, still needs more tweaking. “
“- Started working on adding climbers to tracks, to make tank more mobile.”

Reto.Injection

Senior Programmer
“- New Resource System – And then caught the demon flu that is ravaging the country.”

Reto.Splixxen

Lead Tester
“- Meetings.”
“- Test First Blood.”
“- Test Squad Leader.”
“- Handle feedback.”
“- Verify fixes.”
“- Drink Red Bull.”

Reto.Indusninja

IT Architect
“- bug fix – movement & occupation logic”
“- bug fix – restarting battle on a battlefield”
“- general stabilization of strategy game for the Guderian build”

Reto.Vashu

Flash Programmer
“- Performance bottleneck search on campaign map [Felber]“
“- Blog post concerning First Blood [Guderian]“
“- Bug fixes [Guderian]“
“- Bug finding [Guderian]“
“- Meetings [Future stuff]“
“- Forum awareness [General]“

Reto.masterdisaster17

Server Programmer
“- Hunting backend bugs”
“- Dentist appointments, my adamantium teeth will be strong enough to eat other teeth!”

Reto.stenum

Server Programmer
As the newest member of the campaign team, I spent a lot of time setting up my work PC (why wouldn’t it just work!?!?!), and finally came around to doing actual work:
“- Fixed and tuned up the warmap editor”
“- Tried to learn the ins and outs of the strategy game and framework”
“- Testing, testing and more testing”

Reto.sNell

Mobile Programmer
“- Fixed a lot of bugs on the iOS app”
“- Updated the code shared between the Android and iOS apps to match the changes made in Guderian”
“- Tested the strategy game with the rest of the Campaign team.”
“- Attended some nice design meetings where we talked about our vision for the coming months – now we just need to make sure that vision walks the common line.”

Sound


Reto.Draebesmoelf

Lead Sound Designer
“- A week of many different tasks. But mainly I have been fixing sound bugs for the Guderian build, working on dialog for the squad leader and helping Reto.Splixen test the ‘First Blood’ tutorial.”

Reto.Lord

Audio Programmer
“- Bug fixes”

Management, IT & support


Reto.KenSolo

Producer
“- Meetings and planning”
“- Took 2 days off to finish my scale copy of the Taj Mahal in mashed potatoes”

Reto.Hansg

IT Admin
“- Server room install and setup new build-servers.”
“- Install and deploy new server in Texas – We got new servers in Texas, Sydney and Tokyo.”
“- Check nagios stuff”
“- Backup of perforce database”
“- Div IT stuff”

Reto.Lusa

Project Coordinator
“- Meetings, Coordination, Practical stuff”
“- Removed Christmas decorations. :-)”

Reto.Bacon

Support Manager
“- Support tickets”
“- Started looking for more supporters!”

Reto.CrazyCat

Games Analyst
“- getting to know Reto-Moto and Heroes & Generals – still suck at the game, I really hate snipers!”
“- Investigating Kontagent og Honeytracks for possible use for our analyses”
“- Refreshing different programming languages”

 

NOTICE

The Intelligence Bulletin is designed primarily for the use of the members of the Heroes & Generals community. It is a vehicle for the dissemination to them of the latest information received from Reto-Moto Intelligence sources about the development of Heroes & Generals. Readers are invited to comment on the use that they are making of the Intelligence Bulletin and to forward suggestions for future issues.

Reto-Moto Intelligence Division,
Developer Department

  1. avatarDondergod01-11-2013

    Reto.Scratchliquid:
    You need to stand on the health+ammo boxes for more bullets, you can find them on the map, look for a + ;).

    Crazycat: Will be very interesting to see those stats. Would mostly love to see the average k/d of every weapon. Dunno if that’s part of the statistics you focus on though :P.

    • avatarGaurav25101-11-2013

      thnk scratchliquid was talking about real life bullets :P

  2. avatarrosiema01-12-2013

    Im looking forward too see Reto.BombeBo’s water splashes of bullits and the distant environment effects.

  3. avatarFontan01-12-2013

    “Fix so explosions can damage bikes” … was about time
    and welcome new Reto’s, may the force be with you

  4. avatarReto.CrazyCat01-14-2013

    Fontan: Thanks for the welcome :-)
    Dondergod: I may just do that kind of statistics, but right now I’ve been focusing on researching what programs to use for analysing Heroes & Generals, so I’m not that far yet regarding the actual statistics. I will keep you all updated though :-)

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