Wednesday September 10th, 2014 the servers will go down for maintenance, because our database-servers are being upgraded. The main reason for the upgrade is to improve how backups are made so they will have less impact on the running game.
The downtime will start at 08:00 CEST and will last until approximately 16:00 CEST.
Here is a link to World Clock so you can see when this happens in your timezone. We will of course also keep everybody updated on our Server Status Twitter here.
Should anything change in the schedule we will let you know right here & on our the Twitter channel linked above!
Everyone who has Veteran Membership running will have 1 day of Veteran Membership added to their account once the downtime is over.
We are looking for a programmer to join the Heroes & Generals team (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com).
Your focus will be developing and maintaining existing frameworks used on the server back end. The frameworks run the game logic and handle most of the resource management; parallelization and data serialization, synchronization and caching. The frameworks are written in C#/.NET
We are offering a full-time position in our office in central Copenhagen, where you will be part of a team of highly experienced developers.
- Develop and maintain the server software
- Monitor and improve server performance and scalability
- Work with the other programmers to improve the frameworks
- Master’s degree in software engineering or similar background
- Good English skills (written and spoken)
- Must have relevant work permit
- Strong skills in C# is a must.
- Experience with multithreaded/distributed programming
- Experience with client/server programming.
- Experience with SQL and DB performance tuning
First of all, what is your gamertag in Heroes & Generals, and what’s the story?
Reto.Stenum. I was racking my brain, trying to come up with a gamertag, when it suddenly appeared to me, that I’ve been using my last name since high school. Whether this is because of my lack of imagination or me being self-centered, I haven’t figured out.
What is your position at Reto-Moto?
My title is Senior C# Server Programmer.
For how long have you been working here?
I started January 1st 2013.
What games have you worked on?
This is my first job in the games industry, but since I can remember, I’ve been digging around in SDKs, making small mods, and I’ve even written an article and some tutorials on Valve’s Source engine.
Which tools do you use for making Heroes & Generals?
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Notepad++, Perforce (for version control) and so on.
What are your hobbies?
I’m a big fan of the Danish football team FC København, and watching the demise of our arch enemy is an extraordinary fun hobby at the moment. I also enjoy making music, but it seems casual gaming has come in the way of that, at the moment :D
What’s the best thing about Heroes & Generals?
I really like strategy games and First Person Shooters, but it’s been all about modern warfare shooters the past years, and I miss the pace that for example the original Battlefield 1942 had. The combination of the epic warfare scale and the slower WWII pace that is Heroes & Generals has so much potential, and that makes it truly awesome.
What’s the best thing about working at Reto-Moto?
I love working in such a creative atmosphere and with really talented people, some of whom have been making games since I was a teenager, and who all share the same passion for computer games. Oh, and it’s basically the reason I chose this career :)
What are you working on right now?
I’ve been working on internal tools (the campaign map editor and a load tester), and an event handler for the chat until now. Much to come …
What are your favorite games of all time?
Half-Life is my all-time favorite, close followed by id’s Quake for nostalgic reasons. In the strategy genre I’ve really enjoyed the SimCity and the Civilization games. Oh and Diablo! And … the Rainbow 6 games! And … phew.
What is your favorite movies?
Everything by Tarantino, really, and the original Alien and Aliens. If Schwarzenegger is in it, it’s probably also worth watching.Yes, including Kindergarten Cop!! :D
‘Tiny’ is the name of the sheep.
No, but seriously. It is not often that the backend tyrannosaur feels tiny, insignificant and overwhelmed by the scale of things. Usually it’s the rest of the world bowing before the unstoppable, world shaking, hamburger powered, sex machine might of the tyrannosaur.
But it does happen.