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Feature Friday: New In-Game Map

One of the problems with invading a foreign country is that you don’t really have time to learn the correct pronounciation of all the street names. Also, it’s hard to ask for directions when the local residents are mostly hiding in the cellar — and if you’re really unpopular, they probably took the street signs with them. This is when maps come in handy! And with the Newgarden build, the in-game map will become more useful.

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Map Update: New Airfield – Part 1

We are beginning to get a clearer picture of the new enemy airfield, thanks to the heroic dedication of Obergefreiter Waldemar Schweige, who led a daring yet successful reconnaissance mission in this heavily guarded area. He has returned with invaluable knowledge about the site, both in terms of structures and equipment.

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Guest Video: K120’s “Tanks Overview”

Long time community member K120 has made a great little video showing off the tanks available in the game.

So put your tanker helmet on, hold an oily rag under your nose (not TOO close :-) ) and press play!
(remember to turn up, the volume and hit both the HD and full-screen buttons)

Developer’s Corner: New Low-Quality Rendering

In the coming Newgarden build, we will change the way the game renders graphics when the “low” quality setting is selected. The picture below pretty much sums it up, but read on for the details!

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Featured Developer Frédéric Scarfone (Reto.Gargamel)

First of all, what is your gamertag in Heroes & Generals, and what’s the story?
Reto.Gargamel… obviously because I’m an evil necromancer. Or maybe I got inspired by Reto.Draebesmoelf‘s hilarious nickname.

What is your position at Reto-Moto?
I assist Reto.Bacon with support, and Reto.Robotron3000 with community tasks.

For how long have you been working here?
Almost a year now!

What are your hobbies?
I spend most of my free time producing electronic music.

What’s the best thing about Heroes & Generals?
This game really makes teamwork meaningful. You need the others to win the war. Sometimes I want to high-five my monitor!

What’s the best thing about working at Reto-Moto?
Working with complete nerds. Working in downtown Copenhagen. It’s the most beautiful city in the world — if you’re an evil necromancer. Discussing WWII trivia every single day without people rolling their eyes. The unofficial beard contest.

What are you working on right now?
Turning smurfs into gold. [That’s not true, Ed.]

What are your favorite games of all time?
The Legend of Zelda (1986), Metroid (1986), Mega Man 2, Syndicate (1993), Super Metroid, Heroes of Might & Magic III, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Mass Effect 2, Limbo, Papers Please.

What are your favorite movies?
Das Leben der Anderen, Fight Club, 12 Monkeys, Dr. Strangelove, De Grønne Slagtere, Der Untergang, THX 1138, Blade Runner, Moon, The Pianist and of course Band of Brothers.

Enemy Airfield Located!

These top secret aerial photographs just landed on your desk…

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Beta Videolog 9: “Manstein” is now online.

The new build ‘Manstein’ has been online for a short while, and we hope you will all help us welcome new players and community members to the game. With leaves falling from the trees and autumn rains pounding down, it was very easy to lure Reto.KenSolo and Reto.Colding into the editing booth and they went straight to work on a new videolog showing you some of the updates in the Manstein build. Take a look here:

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Intelligence Bulletin Vol 3 * No 33

Man! Am I glad we invented roofs (and umbrellas)! With weather like this it would be very wet (and cold) to work outside and it would probably also create various problems for the computers. So we stay inside. A new videolog is getting the last polish so we hope to be able to get that out to you guys very soon. Reto.Gargamel is also back at work; sniffing around with a notepad and his trusty screenshot camera to find stories and images to show you of what is happening inside Reto HQ. NB – with “sniffing around”, I mean talking to fellow devs over lunch, with “notepad” I mean Notepad++ and by “screenshot camera”, well, he basically starts a dev version of the game and takes screenshots, but it sounded better :-)

While keeping an eye on performance of the live servers and how the Manstein build generally behaves, we are getting hotfixes rolled out when necessary and doing our very best to fix whatever issues come up so we don’t have to end battles or wars, but can let them play out, so YOU the players have the possibility of every single second of heroics!

We have also recently gone through the forum and cleaned it up a bit. It was a bit too confusing to find the right place to post, so we gave it a coat of ‘streamline’ AND added non-English sub-fora for Czech, German, Polish & Russian. This is just a test to begin with and if we have groups of people that wants more languages added we can do that, and if some parts end up not being used we will remove them.

That is all from me, have a great week everybody! :-)

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