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Intelligence Bulletin Vol 3 * No 16

PHEEEEW! – or the sound of 1000 men breathing! The new Irwin build is out on live and we are bug fixing it as fast as we can. [pun intended, Ed.]

We have added Warfunds – so now Assault Teams earn income as well as experience. This income is then spent on securing supplies for your assault team so you can keep on fighting. Infantry and low-level assault teams generally earn more warfunds than they need to keep in supply whereas high-level assault teams earn less than they need.

If you want to resupply your team RIGHT now, you can do that using gold.
The reasoning behind this is that we can keep on letting players play the game and earn warfunds without being forced to pay for it, but if you want to only play with heavy tanks and paratroopers you can of course do that but it might cost you a few gold pieces.

We have also updated the GUI and are gathering a lot of feedback for further tweaks. Reto.Hr.Wille is lurking and gathering feedback so we can keep on improving the way the game looks.

Have a great weekend everybody! :-)



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Developer Blogs this Week

Irwin is online

By Reto.Robotron3000, Community Manager & Game Designer
“A new build is here!” Read More

Team Debriefing

Design


Reto.RedBjarne

Game Director
“- Meetings”
“- Planning”
“- Work on optimizing campaignmap”
“- Finding a really really bizarre bug in an XSI plugin.”

Reto.Fleck

Level Designer
“- Going through all levels and their spawn areas to prevent unnecessary spawn killings and grief…”

Reto.Ratamahat

Level Designer
“- Level design planning”
“- Edited the LODCreator to allow bigger resolution output files”
“- Tested and updated camera controls toolbar”
“- Setting up, experimenting with and testing XSI-made masks in World Machine”
“- Building terrain!”

Reto.Robotron3000

Community Manager & Game Designer
“- Digging through stats and ID’ing misbehaviours for future automation.”
“- Had to fix my bike’s flat.”

Artists


Reto.Hr.Wille

3D Artist
“- I’m working on cartridge eject for all weapons. Bullet casings will be flying all over the place in the next build.”
“- Also working on new weapons, vehicles and vehicle accessories.”
“- Today I’m working on player GUI, next iteration will have fatigue, health and armor displayed as bars instead of numbers.”
“- I regret that the new player GUI was too rushed for the Irvin release.”
“- We are also looking at was to scale the GUI so it looks good at all resolutions.”

Reto.Mato

Lead Character Artist
“- This week I’m handling outsourcing and making uniform parts.”

Reto.Owleater

Art Director
“- I have, with the gfx team, been going through the levels to decide what is in need of polish. We are also looking into town layouts, better LOD and terrain. Busy bees we are.”

Reto.Colding

Lead Animator
“- This week I have been reinstalling my previously crashed machine – also I have done a blog on animation.”

Reto.Dave

Environment/Props/Concept Artist
“- Been reviewing levels with OwlEater and RedBjarne for improvements.”

Reto.BomberBo

Effects Dude
“- Default HE explosions for all caliber cannons added”
“- Planning”
“- Sick for two days”

Reto.Scratchliquid

3D Artist
“- Finishing off the highpoly version of the ▀▀▀▀▀
“- Scratchliquid out… . . “

Coders & QA


Reto.Goonstah

Programmer and Technical Lead
“- Meetings & planning”
“- Planning & meetings”
“- Helping the build unto the live servers.”

Reto.Hal9k

Render Programmer
“- Build & Deploy of Irwin”
“- Bugfixing Irwin”
“- More work on PlayerMatchMakingParty (Jefferson?)”

Reto.Ogssan

Gameplay Programmer
“- Jefferson – Anti-Grief System”
“- Irwin – Monitoring”
“- Irwin – Bug Fixes”
“- Monitoring / replay tool”

Reto.Leto

Gameplay Programmer
“- Fixed a lot of bugs and made cartridge eject”

Reto.Injection

Senior Programmer
“- Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiinnnnnnnssssss”
“- Reto.Injection is still battling his zombie foot infection”

Reto.Splixxen

QA Manager
“- Meetings”
“- Irwin Hotfixes”
“- Go through old bugs”
“- Some stuff I can’t tell about”
“- More Irwin stuff”

Reto.Indusninja

IT Architect
“- Resources are not removed anymore when ATs are reset”
“- More optimized version of the warmap data view (for ‘Jefferson’ build)”
“- Refund functionality for support”
“- Bug – In cases of un-deployed ATs server does not communicate data correctly, which may appear on client as the AT has been deleted”

Reto.Vashu

Flash Programmer
“- Fixed critical bugs related to Assault Teams being deleted [Irwin]“
“- Connecting some dots related to Irwin internally [Irwin]“
“- Internal discussions on how to better introduce features and improve communication [Irwin]“
“- Correcting mistakes in the new battle system [Jefferson]“
“- Started work on Removing extra data sent to Web Client [Jefferson]“

Reto.masterdisaster17

Server Programmer
“- De-confabulating the int64 implementation”
“- Various backend fixes and tweaks”
“- Trying to figure out what de-confabulating means.”

Reto.stenum

Server Programmer
“- When in Rome,”
“- you are in rum”
“- or on vacation”
“- staring at statues. :-)”

Reto.sNell

Mobile Programmer
“- Set up build system so I can build iOS from Windows (don’t worry legal fellows, it’s still technically done on a Mac). What a brave new world!”
“- Started preparing the applications for upcoming changes to the Campaign.”
“- Tried to keep up with the forums, no small task.”
“- Fixed some more bugs on Android, and released the Irwin version.”

Sound


Reto.Draebesmoelf

Lead Sound Designer
“- Together with Reto.Lord I have been setting up an effect called ’3D Pan Level’ on most explosions. So now the sounds of the explosions will surround you and you will hear the bass of the explosions rumbling from far away. Some quite nice effects! :)”
“- I have also been editing the dialog for the video log for our Irwin build.”

Reto.Lord

Audio Programmer
“- Breathing bug fix!!!!”

Management, IT & support


Reto.KenSolo

Producer
“- Production meetings”
“- Mobile Command roadmap”
“- Marketing meeting”
“- Preparing Keating feature planning”
“- Publisher meetings”
“- Got a shot of pollen-medicine…. aaaahhhhhh…..”

Reto.Hansg

IT Admin
“- New backup plans for Perforce Server”
“- Order new mini pcs.”
“- Updating servers.”
“- Setup new backend servers :-)”
“- Misc IT stuff.”

Reto.Lusa

Project Coordinator
“- Meetings, coordination, outsourcing – all good all nice.”

Reto.Bacon

Support Manager
“- Struggling with a throat infection – beat it with loads of bacon flavored pills!”
“- Meeting & plannings”
“- Support support and more support”
“- Support process works”
“- Bacon bits on leverpostej”

Reto.CrazyCat

Games Analyst
“- Stats, stats and stats”
“- Digging through huge databases”
“- Meetings”
“- Still looking for at new place to live and am getting slightly freaked out about it

 

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Reto-Moto Intelligence Division,
Developer Department

  1. avatarSkyDaggers04-26-2013

    “- Monitoring / replay tool”
    Exciting feature.

  2. avatarGeedawg7804-26-2013

    This might sound a little odd or it might not, either way could we have some way of deleting our old weapons. I have lots of spare guns and equipment that I don’t need (Even more so with the new equipment feature) and the list is a little clustered. Maybe even a -small- refund?

    • avatarApplay04-28-2013

      That’s something I want for sure.
      Being able to sell gear or at least delete and sort them. The gear menu is so messy.

  3. avatarKanga04-26-2013

    I like a lot of the new features, but I nearly laughed when I read “but if you want to only play with heavy tanks and paratroopers you can of course do that but it might cost you a few gold pieces.”

    A few is like 3. Supplies for some of these like the para and tank are 450+ Gold.

  4. avatarjonatsku104-28-2013

    Reto.Hr.Wille
    “- Today I’m working on player GUI, next iteration will have fatigue, health and armor displayed as bars instead of numbers.”
    “- I regret that the new player GUI was too rushed for the Irvin release.”
    “- We are also looking at was to scale the GUI so it looks good at all resolutions.”

    Give us options!!!
    - Lets us choose what HUD features we want to see and hide unnescesery ones. (Or even all HUD for filming etc.)
    - Let us choose how big of a junk all the health bar take in our screens. Let us chage the size of each HUD
    - Let us choose what we see when we press the F2, what currently brings up all 3D HUD. At the moment it’s all or nothing
    - Even let us choose the transparency of the HUD

  5. avatarReto.Hr.Wille04-29-2013

    Hi jonatsku1,

    At the moment we can´t scale the GUI up and down, which is why It look bad at lower resolutions.
    We are working on this and on giving you a lot more options to customize the GUI to your liking.
    The Jefferson build will feature improvements in the player HUD.

    Best regards
    Wille

    • avatarSkyDaggers04-29-2013

      When we will see party system ? Or atleast when we will be able to join battle through friend list ?

  6. avatarStdGo04-29-2013

    I have plenty of ideas to make the game more appealing but first priority in my opinion :

    G43 is overpowered, has no recoil, deals too much damage even far distances

    M1 Garand has too much recoil, I don’t know about the damage but the rifle isn’t controllable

    Also, vehicules (cars) feels like driving a brick

    And finally : Reduce the sprint recovery, it’s taking too long

    • avatarReto.Robotron300004-30-2013

      Recoil and damage is 100% identical on M1 and G34.

      Vehicles and fatigue are being tweaked and improved along the way.

      • avatarSkyDaggers04-30-2013

        Fatigue recovery speed is okay, it could be even slower if we would have more stamina, cause now you can sprint like 4 seconds.
        Similliar fatigue system as in arma 3 would be cool.

  7. avatarfendtrian05-09-2013

    i really love you for the build I LOVE YOU RETO TEAM

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