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Easter present – 1000 new Alpha-keys

We’ve sent another batch of 1000 Alpha-keys, so come join us TONIGHT at the Play Session at 20.00 CEST!

The next couple of weeks you can only play the game at three weekly play session timeslots and the game can’t be played outside these timeslots. If you try to log in at other times you will see a count-down to the next play session.

The timeslots for the play sessions are:

PST EST UTC/GMT
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 18:00 – 22:00

PST = Pacific Standard Time (US westcoast)
EST = Eastern Standard Time (US eastcoast)

UTC = Coordinated Universal Time (Server time) / GMT = Greenwich Mean Time

There will be ingame-support in the ‘Support’ chat-channel the first hour of each play session. Outside those hours you may contact [email protected] for support or visit our forum.

It can take up to a few hours for a mail to find it’s way, so remember to check again later today and also check your junk/spam folder. And if you find a mail from us there, please let us know, so we can try to improve on our mail-delivery.

See you on the Battlefield!

A small Easter update

As the office is quite sparsely populated these days due to Easter, there won’t be an Intelligence Bulletin this week.

It was our plan to release a build last week (shop-focused), and another shortly after (strategy-iteration 2). But due to a few nasty gamebreaking bugs we were forced to delay all builds. Furthermore we’ve decided to merge the two builds into one, which means that the next build is one or two weeks away from being released.

But meanwhile we encourage all current and coming Alpha-players to join the weekly Play Sessions Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 20.00-24.00 CEST.

Oh, and Happy Easter to all!

1000 more Alpha-keys

1000 more Alpha-keys has just been sent. Remember the Play Session TONIGHT at 20.00 CEST!

The next couple of weeks you can only play the game at three weekly play session timeslots and the game can’t be played outside these timeslots. If you try to log in at other times you will see a count-down to the next play session.

The timeslots for the play sessions are:

PST EST UTC/GMT
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 18:00 – 22:00

PST = Pacific Standard Time (US westcoast)
EST = Eastern Standard Time (US eastcoast)

UTC = Coordinated Universal Time (Server time) / GMT = Greenwich Mean Time

There will be ingame-support in the ‘Support’ chat-channel the first hour of each play session. Outside those hours you may contact [email protected] for support or visit our forum.

It can take up to a few hours for a mail to find it’s way, so remember to check again later today and also check your junk/spam folder. And if you find a mail from us there, please let us know, so we can try to improve on our mail-delivery.

See you on the Battlefield!

1000 new Alpha-keys and Play Session Tonight!

Once more we’ve sent 1000 new Alpha-keys. Remember to join our weekly Play Sessions – one of them is TONIGHT at 20.00 CEST!

The next couple of weeks you can only play the game at three weekly play session timeslots and the game can’t be played outside these timeslots. If you try to log in at other times you will see a count-down to the next play session.

The timeslots for the play sessions are:

PST EST UTC/GMT
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 18:00 – 22:00

PST = Pacific Standard Time (US westcoast)
EST = Eastern Standard Time (US eastcoast)

UTC = Coordinated Universal Time (Server time) / GMT = Greenwich Mean Time

There will be ingame-support in the ‘Support’ chat-channel the first hour of each play session. Outside those hours you may contact [email protected] for support or visit our forum.

It can take up to a few hours for a mail to find it’s way, so remember to check again later today and also check your junk/spam folder. And if you find a mail from us there, please let us know, so we can try to improve on our mail-delivery.

See you on the Battlefield!

Another round of Alpha-keys. 1000 more sent today!

Once more it’s Alpha-time. We’ve just sent 100 new Alpha-keys, and there are more to come in the coming days and weeks!

The next couple of weeks you can only play the game at three weekly play session timeslots and the game can’t be played outside these timeslots. If you try to log in at other times you will see a count-down to the next play session.

The timeslots for the play sessions are:

PST EST UTC/GMT
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 18:00 – 22:00

PST = Pacific Standard Time (US westcoast)
EST = Eastern Standard Time (US eastcoast)

UTC = Coordinated Universal Time (Server time) / GMT = Greenwich Mean Time

There will be ingame-support in the ‘Support’ chat-channel the first hour of each play session. Outside those hours you may contact [email protected] for support or visit our forum.

It can take up to a few hours for a mail to find it’s way, so remember to check again later today and also check your junk/spam folder. And if you find a mail from us there, please let us know, so we can try to improve on our mail-delivery.

See you on the Battlefield!

Intelligence Bulletin Vol 2 * No 11

intelligencebulletingvol02no11 Tuesday this week we sent 1000 new Alpha-keys, and we’re going to send more in the coming days and weeks. One thing that’s quite hard to control is if the mails end up in your spam-folders, so please remember to check your spam-/junk-folders. And if you find a mail from us there, please let us know, so we can try to improve on our mail-delivery.

The next build has proven itself to be a bit more feisty than expected – this means that it’s still not on the live server, but we hope to have it up very soon. The build is currently being tested on our internal test-server, and a few gameplay-breaking bugs still need to be eradicated.

This week we also have to say goodbye to two members of the team. Reto.Chrestangen and Reto.Placebo have decided to seek new adventures and we wish them both the best on their future journey!

We have released two new screenshots here on the community site. These screenshots were made exclusively for GDC and we handed them out to selected journalists. But now it’s time to share them with you, our proud community.

Propaganda this Week

Two new screenshots!

Incoming Me109s Incoming Me109s

Preparing for assault Preparing for assault

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Paratroopers – Bringing the hammer down

In a series of posts over recent weeks, we’ve been giving you glimpses of how the strategy game in Heroes & Generals has been shaping up. Starting with the campaign map post from Reto.placebo, which outlays the campaign map for the strategy game; followed by Reto.Crestangen who gave a glimpse into the workings of the fighter squadron. The latest, by Reto.Vashu, was an in-depth description of the UI that allows players to customize their soldier.

All of our efforts at designing the strategy game recently culminated in the first playsession where generals took part in the war, which brings me to the topic for this blog post. While monitoring the feedback from players, we noticed many complaints regarding the way Paratrooper assault teams behaved in the strategy game.

German Paratrooper Unit
German Paratrooper Unit

As they were in the last version of the game, paratroopers would travel from their origin to destination along linked paths only. This seemed counter-intuitive to many players – if paratroopers are in planes, they should perhaps fly (similar to how the fighter squadron works currently). Following our mantra of listening to user feedback, we have decided to implement this mechanic into the game.

Battle front lines
Battle front lines

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1000 more Alpha-keys just sent today!

Another batch of 1000 new Alpha-keys has just been sent!

The next couple of weeks you can only play the game at three weekly play session timeslots and the game can’t be played outside these timeslots. If you try to log in at other times you will see a count-down to the next play session.

The timeslots for the play sessions are:

PST EST UTC GMT
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 18:00 – 22:00 19:00 – 23:00

PST = Pacific Standard Time (US westcoast)
EST = Eastern Standard Time (US eastcoast)

UTC = Coordinated Universal Time (Server time)
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time

There will be ingame-support in the ‘Support’ chat-channel the first hour of each play session. Outside those hours you may contact [email protected] for support or visit our forum.

It can take up to a few hours for a mail to find it’s way, so remember to check again later today and also check your junk/spam folder.

See you on the Battlefield!

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