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(And other hotfixes)

We are just in the process of rolling a number of hotfixes on to the servers that will improve everybody’s gaming experience! All the server and backend guys are currently working as fast as they can to improve server performance, raise the player count and lower waiting & queue times.

The two most visible fixes this time around is a new Idle detection mechanism and a new auto Fighter Squadron Scrambling feature.

fac et aliquid operis, ut semper te diabolus inveniat occupatum.
(Do something, so that the devil may always find you busy) – St. Jerome

Idle Detection

Idle detection works like this: When you are logged into the website and the game detects that you are not present, it will ask you to confirm that you are still awake/conscious, and if you do not respond in a timely fashion, you will be logged out and the server will let another player in.

Fighter Squadron Scrambling

Auto Fighter Squadron Scrambling detects if a lot of pilots are waiting to join a game and then try to scramble some Fighter Squadrons for these pilots to play in.

Other Tweaks

  • Campaign map mission details fix.
  • Bazooka/Panzerschreck prices lowered
  • Performance Fix for AdminTool blocking the server on updates.
  • Other backend optimizations

So as soon as the servers scramble back on their feet: HAVE FUN!

  1. avatarCasualDeath05-19-2014

    How much are the launcher prices now?

  2. avatarCrazysoldier12305-19-2014

    I also hope that you guys will be doing some fixes on the tanks, especially the medium tanks. But the servers are the top priority, and the more players the better. But I must say you guys are doing a fantastic job, even though the game has its rough edges! But keep it up!

  3. avatarLordSkaven05-19-2014

    How long till servers are up again

  4. avatarCaydel05-19-2014

    I’ve been hoping an idle system would be in the mix soon as the numbers seem to clearly indicate that a large portion of logged in players stay logged in to avoid the queue.

    However, what is the timeout set at, for starters? During workdays, I often stay in to keep my ATs moving and fighting. I hope the timeout is something more that 30 minutes as once my ATs are in a battle, I may not check back for 30 minutes or so until the battle is done. Having to go through a 20-30 minute queue after every battle would make it no longer feasible to play this way.

    • avatarReto.Robotron300005-20-2014

      The first number is around 30 minutes. So if you walk away from your machine it will pop up and ask you: “Hey! Are you there?” if that get ignored for a number of minutes (I can’t exactly remember how many) you will be logged out.

      As soon as we start getting stats back we will of course adjust and tweak the numbers if necessary.

  5. avatarTricuspidfiber505-19-2014

    I bought a Bazooka 2 days ago at the higher price, can i get the difference back? (I’m guessing no)

  6. avatarsebrocco05-19-2014

    too much tank OP so free bazooka for all that the fix !!!!

    • avatarton130905-20-2014

      All get Bazooka=No one play tank.

  7. avatarlordhorror05-19-2014

    Just a couple of suggestions:
    1.It would be awesome if you could add some more airplane types.
    2.More weapon types ( another Handgun?)

  8. avatarCasualDeath05-19-2014

    Wow about 20k cheaper on the german launcher

  9. avatarDarNol05-19-2014

    Could you please remove the enemy spotted sign? It is kind annoying when you are in a bush crawling and a tank around 100m away shoots right at you. So could you please remove that?
    Also could you make AT weapons and equipment cheaper? Cause we always lose battles cause of those Axis tanks. Thanks.

  10. avatarAlcoholic05-19-2014

    @ IdleClesse, you better hide after new “Idle detection mechanism” is on ;)

  11. avatarBlaineUK05-19-2014

    Thank you. The additional Fighter Pilot ATs is something I’ve happy about because it’s been difficult to get in any missions with planes in them.

    • avatarBlaineUK05-19-2014

      I’m*

  12. avatarBradza10105-19-2014

    so 2hr’s for a queue to get in. then when i move my infantry i wait 1 – 2 hr’s for them to move. then ill find im loged out and have to wait 2- 3 hr’s in a queue to log in again. sounds like fun

    • avatarReto.Robotron300005-20-2014

      The idea is to avoid having to wait so long time in queue because of people idling. If you play the game you will not be logged out, if you use the computer you will not be logged out. But if you just leave it on without doing anything we think it is fair that someone who actually plays should get a chance to log in.

  13. avatarVasilyGrigoryevichZaytsev05-20-2014

    When Heroes & Generals released the M1A1 Carbine. Im waiting for it so long?

  14. avatarFOX_11_GUY05-23-2014

    Bazooka/Panzerschreck prices lowered

    Then remove All free Panzerfausts and tank crates!

    • avatarReto.Robotron300005-23-2014

      We lowered the effectiveness of the panzerfaust. If we removed them, then infantry without anti-tank weapons would have no way at all of dealing with enemy and that is simply not fun.

  15. avatargicone05-25-2014

    hay

What are you waiting for soldier? We need heroes on the battlefield and generals to lead them!