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Re: The HeroEngine.... returneth? wut
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2017, 08:28:02 PM »
but, wasnt the repopulation and fractured the same game? or am I completely off base here?

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Re: The HeroEngine.... returneth? wut
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2017, 10:41:02 AM »
but, wasnt the repopulation and fractured the same game? or am I completely off base here?
I suspect that Fractured has been set aside or will be sunsetted. It was really only for the previous team to test out the lighter features of the game with Unreal. But now that Unreal has been scrapped for Hero again, maybe it's not worth touching anymore. Essentially, they lost an entire year's worth of development time, but nothing else. It's moving forward from here with just Repop. I have no idea if Fractured will just poof from the Steam store one day or not. I didn't really have time to invest in it anyways and now that Star Citizen is here, I really have no need of it. There's plenty other better survival games available if I need that specific kick.


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Re: The HeroEngine.... returneth? wut
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2017, 03:02:22 PM »
And it's officially back. I signed in with my original log in and my character is right where I left him, as promised. Now we wait for the new (old?) dev team to get back to bringing this thing to beta. Welcome to Early Alpha 2.

I could be wrong, but form the article I read, it sounded like there was not going to be much development by the new company. They are basically just going to host the game in its current form. Things may have changed since I read up on it though. Don't want to crush your dreams, just don't want you to have the illusion that the game will become any better.

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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2017, 06:00:25 PM »
And it's officially back. I signed in with my original log in and my character is right where I left him, as promised. Now we wait for the new (old?) dev team to get back to bringing this thing to beta. Welcome to Early Alpha 2.

I could be wrong, but form the article I read, it sounded like there was not going to be much development by the new company. They are basically just going to host the game in its current form. Things may have changed since I read up on it though. Don't want to crush your dreams, just don't want you to have the illusion that the game will become any better.

That's alright I guess, if true. It's an interesting point to consider. I assumed they bought it to finish it. If not, it's a very strange purchase in my opinion.


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Re: The HeroEngine.... returneth? wut
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2017, 02:19:40 PM »
Copy and past from an e-mail I received today. Not much in the way of detail, but does say development continues and to submit bug reports:

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We are glad to announce that there has been a few changes over the last few months/weeks and our first Newsletter!

There is a new team working on The Repopulation and the servers are operational.

It is also worth mentioning that The Repopulation has a new look to the website. Development is continuing and you will may see things change slightly as we get more feedback from the community.
WELCOME HOME

The servers for The Repopulation are now once again up and running for anybody who already has an account, whether you are a Steam user or an old timer TR Backer. If you do not have an account and would like one, we plan to bring the Early Access purchase back online at the end of the month, depending on what issues arise and how things progress. This will be on Steam or as a stand alone.

It's important to note that this is still Early Access, the current server status is identical to how it was before the shut down and it is still in an Alpha state. This is to allow all players to play the game again and submit up-to-date bug reports.

Please be aware that we are continuing to restart the game servers every day at 4:45am EST for the time being, as was being done previously.
 
TO START PLAYING THE REPOPULATION AGAIN:

If you have a Steam account: Go to The Repopulation, download the client and log in.
If you do not use Steam: Log in to https://www.heroenginegames.com/account/ with your account and get your download.
If you forgot your Hero Games password, click "Can't Login?" on the login window on the HeroEngineGames website or you can reset it here.

Everything in-game and out of game should be exactly as you left it!

The forums have also been migrated over to the new site which is currently in the process of being updated. There is information on them regarding future plans and the current state of things if you would like to get the low-down and catch up on what has been going on.

Some accounts were duplicated on the old website, if you have problems logging in, please use the ticket system or e-mail us on [email protected] . We currently have a temporary ticket system during the ongoing transition.

We also have a public Discord channel https://discord.gg/4hj8nJF if you would like to join the engaging and helpful community.