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Guderian build online!

We have rolled out the first version of the Guderian build. The main features that we have added is a ‘First Blood’ tutorial mission for new players and the Squad Leader functionality for more experienced players!

First Blood

The ‘First Blood’ mission is a short single-player mission that lets new players get to grips with the life of an infantry man in Heroes & Generals. They are shown how to pick up new weapons and destroy enemies, as well as how to handle hand grenades, anti-tank weapons and even the Anti-Air weapons. We also introduce how to adjust sights when using weapons with adjustable sights.

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Happy New Server Year!

As some of you already noticed, we got some new servers up in Australia and Japan, with two more in Texas and Brazil on the way.

Orange servers are online. Green ones are coming soonOrange servers are online. Green ones are coming soon

Orange servers are online. Green ones are coming soon

Getting good ping in Australia has been underway for a long time, but we finally got it. We also have quite a few players from Brazil, so we’ll add a server there. There’s also a server on the way in Texas, which can provide good ping for California and Florida which currently don’t have the best connection.

We do our best to keep an eye on where servers are needed and put servers there. If you feel that we missed a spot, please let us know in the forum.

Intelligence Bulletin Vol 3 * No 2

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Hooray! It seems that we have routed the ‘Army of the Flu’ – reto.injection ended up taking one for the team yesterday, but other than that we are back hammering away at the keyboards and shuffling mice across mousepads like there’s no tomorrow. We are steadily getting the Guderian build more and more stable and closer to release.

In the list of developers below you might also notice 2 new names; Reto.Stenum and Reto.CrazyCat. Reto.Stenum is working closely with Reto.mastermisaster17 and his tame dinosaurs on the server backend and thus also helping Reto.Vashu and Reto.Indusninja with the Generals part of the game. Reto.CrazyCat is our resident number cruncher. Her job is to crunch all the numbers and metrics we get from the servers and help us see the impact of f.ex. tweaks to weapons, bicycle speed, etc. In addition to this she has to explain the statistics to those of us without strong mathematical backgrounds. We have also set the wheels in motion for another batch of developer profiles, and hopefully we can get those started next week.

Now I have to help reto.splixxen test some things on the Guderian build so enough Intelligence Bulletin for this week. Have a great weekend everybody :-)

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What is this First Blood everyone is talking about?


For a while now, the attentive reader has been seeing a lot of First Blood related items in our weekly bulletin updates. I even leaked what First Blood is by writing “(Tutorial)” behind it. We want you to feel comfortable playing the game and we are now putting the finishing touches on our First Blood scenario that everyone will encounter when they start up Heroes & Generals for the first time.

As the images might tell you, the scenario supports playing as both Allied and Axis. We want everyone to be comfortable with the weapons and how they work before they are thrown in front (or under) a tank or in the sights of a seasoned sniper. This scenario presents a great opportunity for everyone to check out their graphics settings and get a feel for how the game runs on their computer without being blown up or yelled at for standing still in the middle of an important fight!

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Reto-Moto is looking for more supporters!

We are currently looking for supporters who are able to work part-time to full-time depending on the workload. The job will be located in Copenhagen (speaking Danish is not a requirement).

About Reto-Moto

Reto-Moto was founded in 1997 and quickly transformed into IO Interactive, which went on to release Hitman and Freedom Fighters. In 2004 IO Interactive was sold to Eidos, however the founding members of Reto-Moto left Eidos and reformed their old company in 2007, bringing in some of the core developers from IO Interactive to work on Heroes & Generals: http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/

Working at Reto-Moto

You’ll be part of a highly motivated team of about 30 people where individuals recognize responsibility for their own tasks as well as those shared in common. We work in an informal environment with plenty of room for ideas. Our offices in Copenhagen, Denmark are located in the center of the city. Our game Heroes & Generals takes place in second World War II and is an FPS game complemented by a strategic part.

The job as supporter

It will be your task to help our users in need, with anything from technical support, billing concerns, inventory management and bug reporting.
All support is handled by tickets and live support in writing.
Ad Hoc tasks may occur.

Qualifications

  • Experience with written customer service.
  • You must have above average English language skills both written and spoken.
  • A plus, but not a requirement, is other language skills (German, Polish, Russian, French).
  • You have insight in the gaming industry and are probably a “gamer” yourself.
  • Basic insight in computer hardware, software and network.

Professional profile

  • The capability of reading between the lines and understanding our customers concerns, even when their ability to formulate themselves are low.
  • The ability to keep a cool head in pressured times.
  • Have a high level of patience towards the customers.

Personal profile

  • Flexible in terms of taking extra work hours when it is needed.
  • Value a social work place, where humor is on the agenda.
  • Accountable.

 

If interested, please mark you application “supporter” and send your application and résumé to [email protected] by the 21th of January 2013.
Interviews will be held as applications are received.

If you have any further questions regarding the position, feel free to write to us using the mentioned email-address.

Intelligence Bulletin Vol 3 * No 1

intelbul_v03e01 A short update from the Reto-Moto HQ this Friday. While everybody survived the fireworks mayhem of New Years Eve a sneaky flu epidemic has really taken hold in Denmark and appears to be the worst in years.
While I had hoped to be able to write a triumphant bulletin about the might of game developers’ immune systems the naughty germs wanted it otherwise.

BUT while we a lot of us might be staggering around like snot-zombies we cannot cheat you out of an Intelligence Bulletin, so direct from the infirmary, here are some short news from the dev team.

The mobile command app is the domain of reto.sNell and the build process for the clients has been improved and cleaned up to help improve the speed of the mobile builds. On the strategic side Reto.Vashu has made some very visible and wonderful fixes on Felber,

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H&G Newspaper 8th Edition

From the desk of Dondergod:

Welcome to the eight edition of the H&G newspaper, the last one of this year! Though, we aren’t looking back at the past year yet. I’m going to do that in a special appearance of the newspaper but I need YOU to help me! Which brings me to the first article of this week: ‘1 week till New-Year’. After that I will tell you something about the wars from the past week. There is a short story from an axis general and at the end we have an article about myself playing as a hero on the axis side (hence the axis screenshots from this week). As always, if you want to see anything different, or would like to write an article yourself, you can send it to [email protected] or notify me ingame for more information.


Heroes & Generals News

Vol.: 1. Issue: 8

1 week till New-Year

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Freelancers for test/QA

We are currently looking for freelancers to help us with test and quality assurance. The jobs are located in-house in our office in Copenhagen, so that is why the text is in Danish.

 

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