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Oster Feature: Character Career Choice Iteration

Yesterday we showed you some of the new buildings we added to the airfield map. Today we will present a feature which has been widely requested and is sure to please many of you: a new way of changing career paths!


You’re in the Army Now

The main thing that has changed in the new career tree is that we have removed the “trial period”. That’s right, you can now switch to any class that you have unlocked at any time, for a reasonable amount of Credits/Gold. Not only do you no longer have to make up your mind right away, now you are also able to regret your decision and pay to switch back. We have designed it this way because we still encourage you to play multiple characters. With multiple characters fitting different roles, you can switch between roles in the same battle if the tactical situation changes.

Veteran players will notice that we have also adjusted the unlock ranks for Tanker and Pilot characters. Now they unlock at ranks 3 and 4 respectively, to fit better with available missions and to help lower the waiting times for green Tankers and Pilots.

We have also made the weapons menu more self-explanatory. Now shopping for weapons is as easy as invading Denmark [Hey! Ed.].

Stay tuned for more Oster features!

  1. avatarEvoThal03-20-2014

    Do i understand correct? 1 infantry men can be pilot/tanker/recon whenewer we want if we pay credits??? If yes, so what with old players who created few characters and play hard to get top rank score???

    • avatardjopa03-21-2014

      i think it’s better to have multiple types of soldiers not just one which you can’t switch during one battle.

    • avatarsimonrail03-21-2014

      you still need to be on higher rank to play other class. I think its a good idea, but its needed to be at higher price.

    • avatarReto.Robotron300003-21-2014

      What about them?

      ONE character can only play with that single loadout in a battle, but YES you can use just one char and pay to switch around.

      It does not make any sense though.

      It makes a LOT more sense to have multiple characters for different roles..

      • avatarEvoThal03-21-2014

        Thanks for answers.

  2. avatarGregz03-20-2014

    I will buy gold. many people will buy gold if you make system of payment of WebMoney.
    There are no credit cards at many people and wasn’t.
    WebMoney exists in many games. Why not to reflect on this way to payment)

    • avatarReto.Robotron300003-21-2014

      Thanks for the headsup, I will send your request along to the right people :-)

  3. avatartregler03-20-2014

    they reto moto Thinking it on credit then they can do. worry it.
    when will the ulpadte the day. both long day. opovedt ja you ask reto moto one please

  4. avatartregler03-20-2014

    sorry me

  5. avatarNevetos03-20-2014

    What happened to the rank/xp restrictions for tank crew so they have to progress from Pz1 to Tiger? =3

    • avatarReto.Robotron300003-21-2014

      Did not make it into this build, but it is still something we want!

  6. avatarPvt_Larry03-20-2014

    Cool guys don’t look at explosions.

    This is a cool change though, nice to have my options open.

  7. avatarDondergod03-20-2014

    Is it just me or does the explosion looks bigger than we have ingame?
    Or maybe that’s just the angle it’s shot from?
    Special effects?

    • avatarReto.Gargamel03-21-2014

      You have sharp eyes!
      Airplane bombs create bigger explosions in Oster, to reflect their actual blast radius ;)

      • avatarSQPD03-23-2014

        if the bomb blast radius is wider, then you should increase the speed of the planes to negate damage for accuracy

  8. avatarRafinayoo03-21-2014

    soo…if i will change my main infantry character to tanker just to take the mp40 and then i switch back to infantry, wouldn’t i have accses to the mp40?
    i just want to clear that… thx (^_^)

    • avatarReto.Gargamel03-21-2014

      Nice try, but there’s no loophole here. The condition to equip the MP40 is to EITHER be a rank 5 Tank Crew OR be a Rifleman with a grade 9 Tactical combat ribbon.
      If you switch back to Rifleman, the MP40 will be locked again until you level up your Tactical ribbon to meet the requirement, just like the G43 is locked for the Tanker.

  9. avatarReto.Robotron300003-21-2014

    Please keep the comments relevant to this post.
    That makes it so much easier for other people to follow the discussion and keep the focus.
    :-)

  10. avatarBoskoBuha103-21-2014

    I like it.

  11. avatarSQPD03-23-2014

    wha……so if you reach rank 5 you can be recon??? I’m really confused but I like it better.

  12. avatarKlofan1703-23-2014

    Will there be again an opportunitiy to switch weapons between two soldiers? I´ve bought a MP 40 and now when i am recon, i dont need it and i want to switch it to my tankist :/ It should be available if you will pay for it :) Please

  13. avatarSQPD03-23-2014

    wha……so if you reach rank 5 you can be recon??? I’m really confused but I like it better.

    • avatarReto.Gargamel03-24-2014

      Changing to Recon still requires rank 9: look at the progression tree on the screenshots above.

  14. avatarSQPD03-24-2014

    oh ok

  15. avatarSQPD03-24-2014

    wet dreams about recon ruined

  16. avatarSapphy03-26-2014

    I’m pretty annoyed my paratrooper can only use a pistol, grenade, and shovel (on the German side.) Also my pilot cannot purchase a pistol, didn’t start with one.

    My characters have been around -long- before the rank system changeover. Did the team not properly implement the switch over for pre-existing characters?

  17. avatarReto.Gargamel03-26-2014

    About Paratroopers:
    Almost all Paratroopers are in the same situation as yours. We temporarily disabled the Paratrooper career path when we deployed Newgarden (and the new character progression tree) because we felt we needed to re-design this soldier type and its role in the game. This is why Paratroopers don’t have a class-specific weapon unlock yet (Tankers have the SMG, Pilots have the pistol). The new Paras won’t make it into the Oster build, but we are actively working on “resurrecting” them.

    Here is how the existing characters were converted when we introduced Newgarden:
    http://wiki.heroesandgenerals.com/wiki/Newgarden_Character_Conversion

    About your Pilot:
    I logged into your account. Your Pilot is rank 3. You need rank 4 to buy a pistol right now. The good news is, you are just a few experience points away from leveling up! Just win a battle with this character and he should progress to rank 4. By the way, I’ll make a blog post soon explaining how experience is earned. Stay tuned!

  18. avatarDerTieja03-30-2014

    Will there be again an opportunitiy to switch weapons between two soldiers? I´ve bought a MP 40 and now when i am recon, i dont need it and i want to switch it to my tankist :/ It should be available if you will pay for it :) Please

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