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Awesome community art

One of the really nice things about this game is working with a community of heroes and general (I only KNOW of one general, but there might be more lurking). We have started to see more and more community art showing up and recently londonsmee has performed the heroic deed of creating a batch of nice banners using assets from the game. So take a look below (click to enlarge) and thanks ‘londonsmee’! :-)

Here is a link to the forum thread where they were first posted and you can click here to grab them all as one image.

H&G Newspaper 2nd edition

From the desk of Dondergod:

Welcome to the second edition of the H&G newspaper. In this paper you can read about the previous war, number 83 and about the current war, number 84. You can read the very first interview with one of our forum-moderators: Chlodovech. And all the way down you can find a short video showing some of the Generals gameplay. If you want to add one of your stories for the next newspaper, you can send me a mail at [email protected]

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Intelligence Bulletin Vol 2 * No 36

intelligencebulletingvol02no36 Today, Reto.KenSolo is unavailable. He is sitting at home, in his workshop, tinkering with a new intelligence gathering device. I imagine the place looking like a cross between Grimeton Radio and Bletchley Park with Enigma rotors and half-assembled Bombe devices lying everywhere.

Therefore I, Reto.Robotron3000 is typing up this week’s intelligence bulletin. This week we have spent a lot of time planning and working on both the next feature build codenamed ‘Felber’ and fixing bugs on ‘Eisenhower’. We are currently deploying new builds with fixes on Game.heroesandgenerals.com (almost) daily and we are gathering player feedback and stats to help us improve the process for getting new builds out, so it will be smoother in the future.

The first issue of the community driven H&G Newspaper has been posted, and I have heard from a trustworthy source that a new edition is right around the corner. If you want to tell YOUR stories take a look at the newspaper’s first edition and grab hold of Dondergod.

Oh, and winter is coming to Copenhagen. Temperature dropped to just above freezing so we are gathering firewood and woolen blankets so we can spend all winter building the game without freezing to death.

Do you want to receive the weekly Intelligence Bulletin by email? Then go to your Account settings, press ‘Change account settings’, check ‘I want to receive weekly development updates’ and press save!

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Assault Team Progression

In the last update about the strategy game, Reto.Vashu briefly introduced some of the new upgrades that are in the works for the Assault Team screen. Instead of only cosmetic uplifts of the screen, the new update will include some fundamental changes to how Assault Teams behave in the strategy game. In today’s post I’ll be introducing you to the ideas we’re working on related to progression of an Assault Team, and providing incentives to active and efficient generals.

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Intelligence Bulletin Vol 2 * No 35

intelligencebulletingvol02no35 The Eisenhower build was deployed to the live servers Thursday. And yes, we know there still are bugs and that it might not be the most painless experience to play it right now. But thanks to your feedback, we’ve identified a series of issues with the current state of the Eisenhower build which we are in the process of fixing. We also believe that some of the issues are related to the current number of active users, so in the coming weeks we’ll start to send more beta-keys to get more active users playing at the same time.

In relation to some of the heated forum threads the Eisenhower build has spawned we need to remind you that we’re still in Closed Beta, and we’ve invited those of you who have access to the game in to play the game at an earlier stage than most other developers usually do.

In a Closed Beta it should be expected that the game occasionally will be less playable than usual. We’re also still experimenting with the features and wish to try out new stuff to see how they will work when they go live, so quite often we’ll deploy something which might not be all done, just to get it live and to show it to you out there, so we can get some valid feedback and data, which we’ll use to improve the game.

This is the absolute essence of our Open Door Development strategy; design a feature, implement it in the game, get feedback from the community, improve the feature, get feedback from the community, and so on.

Oh, and we’re sorry that the previous Intelligence Bulletin didn’t go out last week, but we were simply swamped in tasks related to get Eisenhower out – hope you forgive us! ;)

Do you want to receive the weekly Intelligence Bulletin by email? Then go to your Account settings, press ‘Change account settings’, check ‘I want to receive weekly development updates’ and press save!

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H&G newspaper 1st edition

From the desk of dondergod: 

Welcome to the first ‘normal’ edition for the H&G Newspaper.

Why ‘normal’? Because this edition is all about the coming ‘Eisenhower’ build.

Don’t forget, that this project has only just begun and will only improve over time.

To make it a bit easier for you guys to send me articles, I have created a special hotmail account just for this. So from now on you can send me articles to [email protected]

Again, if you want to make weekly articles I only welcome you to do it. It’s always good to have a few ‘stable-reporters’ to make sure the paper is filled every week.

Dondergod

Heroes & Generals News

Vol.: 1. Issue: 1

Eisenhower on stable!

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Action game rules in the wiki

In an attempt to give the community greater insight in to the game we have documented the rules of the action game which we thought might be of interest to you. What we hope to achieve by this is greater transparency and also more eyes to find obvious flaws.

”Airstrike

If you feel some rules are missing or incomprehensible, please leave a comment and I will make sure to fix it.

You can find it here http://wiki.heroesandgenerals.com/wiki/Action_Rules

Make sure also to check out some of the other articles in the wiki and feel free to help us fix mistakes, translate, expand, and in general keep the wiki up to date.

Extended down-time today

serverdown Guess you’ve encountered this once in a while?… If not, then this is what you’ll see if you try to play the game right now. ;)

We’re currently upgrading the servers, and preparing to deploy a new build, so we’ll probably have a longer down-time than usual today!

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