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Oster: Sneak Peek Fan Trailer

As you may have seen, we’ve been revealing many details about the upcoming Oster build on the blog over the past couple of weeks, and the response we’ve had so far has been fantastic. Reading about all the exciting things we’re bringing in with the next build is all well and good, but we thought it might be nice to do something a little different and actually show you some of the new features in action!

Before we release a new build, we have a small squadron of loyal soldiers wreaking havoc on our test server, doing their best to break anything and everything they can. It was these grizzled veterans who, along with the help of a couple of our most battle-hardened community members, took on the task of putting together this small teaser trailer to give you a taste of some of the new toys that will soon be arriving on the battlefields.

 
These behind-the-scenes Heroes did such a good job of it that we decided to release it as an official video on our YouTube channel. Have a look, get excited, then let us know which of the new features coming in Oster that you’re most looking forward to in the comments below.

-Reto.Chinch

Fan Spotlight: The Stars and Stripes


Our players create some mightily impressive Heroes & Generals content, particularly in the form of videos. However, today we wanted to draw attention to the efforts of someone who’s been going above and beyond the call of duty to do something a little different.

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Newgarden Release 3 Is Now Online

The third and final release of the Newgarden update is now live on the servers! With Newgarden introducing so many big changes to the fold (new character progression, badges and ribbons and game UI, to name a few), we’ve been rolling out the features, changes and tweaks over a number of updates to make sure everything settles in nicely, and today marks the final part of that process. This final release has really been focused on fixing and fine-tuning what’s there already, rather than adding big, sexy features, but there are still plenty of new and improved things to get you up to speed with.

New Features

Assault Team Slots Are No Longer Needed

Before, whenever Generals wanted to buy an assault team, they would first have to purchase an assault team slot. With this update, you no longer need to purchase these slots – all players will now have 10 AT slots available to them, making it clearer and easier to work out how far you are from your next AT purchase.

Enter Combat from the Campaign Screen

Back by popular demand, you can now enter combat through the Campaign screen’s mission details again, which we’re sure many of you will be very happy about!

Chat Window Changes

Another thing our community has been asking for, the chat window has been moved to the bottom left of the screen (indicated by a little antenna), and is minimised by default, so you’ll only see chat if you want to. The social tab is also accessed through this window, so head here if you want to check out your friend list too.

Hill Skirmish Map Optimised

On a smaller scale, we’ve optimised the Hill Skirmish Map further, replacing the dense forest outside of the combat area with lighter patches of trees, which should improve graphical performance for everyone. Hooray!

There are of course many more changes, so continue reading for more details…

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Ready for Fresh Blood?

Pretty soon we’re going to be getting underway with a mammoth undertaking, as we prepare to push the big red button on a range of operations designed to drive greater interest in our special little home we like to call Heroes & Generals.

Which means you lot are going to have lots more people to shoot at.
It involves a big server migration, as we first mentioned earlier this month – but now all the plans are locked down we wanted to share more details, so you can see the scale of the project at hand.
Here’s what we’re improving:

  • Server stability – better hardware means fewer crashes and a smoother experience
  • Security – further safeguards to personal information
  • Performance – particularly on the campaign map… which we’re very happy about
  • Overall scalability – so moah players doesn’t mean moah laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag

The server migration will now be taking place on Monday 27th January 2014. During this migration, the servers will be down for approximately 10-12 hours, starting at around 0900 CET (click here to see when this is in your time zone), so you’ll be unable to play the game during this time.
Looking slightly further ahead, we’ve got a shiny new website waiting in the wings – we’re expecting deployment on Friday 31st and we’re looking forward to bringing everything together in a way that makes it easier to navigate. Here’s a sneak peek to give you an idea of the look and feel of things ahead of the switch:


Following the new site launch, the next part of the plan is a big change to our customer support structure on March 5th, better enabling us to look after soldiers who run into trouble in the line of duty.

So thanks for your ongoing support – there are big, big days ahead for Heroes & Generals, and we’re very glad to have you along for the ride.

A Call to Arms: Video Capture

This year, we’re really looking to ramp up the amount of videos we release (a kind of New Year’s resolution of ours, if you will), and to help us achieve this we want to get our players involved in the process to help us capture all of the very best moments from the battlefields!

If you’re interested in getting involved with H&G video capture (and picking up some Gold in the process) head over to this thread on the forum and find out more:
http://forum.heroesandgenerals.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=12320.

NB: Reto.Robotron3000’s New Year’s resolution is to “not eat a single unripe gooseberry in 2014″ which might be the most easily kept AND useless New Year’s resolution in a long time.

A look back at the year… in fan videos

We get a whole lot of videos, pictures and screenshots created by our players this year, which is amazing. Here at H&G towers, we love to see people being creative with our content, and we hope to see plenty more of this happening next year. We’re planning to highlight a lot more fan-created content in the future, possibly even building regular features out of it if you’re making enough of it, so go out and get creative whilst you play. In the meantime, here’s a selection of a few of our favourites we’ve seen so far – enjoy!

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