Half-Life 2: Short Stories is a team working on a group of modifications that take place in the same realm. A lot of the focus is on the story and gameplay, new innovative set pieces and puzzles. After the release of the first episode of Human Error, the team is planning to release more episodes and expand the characters and the world.

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With the announcement of From Earth people have been asking where the second episode of Human Error is, or what is even going on with it. Unfortunately, I have to say that another instalment of Human Error is very unlikely to happen at this point. It's not that I am not interested in continuing the story, or that I don't care about the characters. I would very much like to hear Phillip sing as Larson again. I'm sure we all would.

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With the announcement of From Earth people have been asking where the second episode of Human Error is, or what is even going on with it. Unfortunately, I have to say that another instalment of Human Error is very unlikely to happen at this point. It's not that I am not interested in continuing the story, or that I don't care about the characters. I would very much like to hear Phillip sing as Larson again. I'm sure we all would.

It's a problem of what I have time for and what I find most interesting. Making gameplay different from Half-Life 2, and setting the story in a world where I have no restrictions is more creative than doing a world set in the Half-Life 2 universe, where I always have to think around the Combine technology.

From Earth is currently becoming, I think, bigger and better than Human Error. It’s going to be more refined and polished than HE ever was. And even once that’s done -- which could take some time -- there is little chance of me being able to turn my attention back to HE. I have been working on mods a while now and I am starting to seriously consider my entry into the industry itself. After From Earth is done, I hope to be either working at a games company or on a small indie game of my own. I would probably have no time, energy, or permission to work on HE EP2, or any mod for that matter, at the same time.

Originally I planned to include a small section here detailing all the different design iterations for the second episode of Human Error, but after talking with other team members, we agreed that it would be better to leave it a mystery as to how the story would continue. We felt we owed the first episode its autonomy. One thing I would like to mention, though, is that even though I still like some of those ideas, most of them were very unfinished. Even the concept that I liked best was something that differed hugely from what you saw the first time, and I didn't really take it much further than a few descriptions on how it would work. Water, although having its own misgivings, was something that interested me and team members a lot more than what we had planned for EP2.

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wezsel11
wezsel11

Well, I wish you all the luck I have.
And I hope you have fun creating stuff.

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unbeknowenst503
unbeknowenst503

damn this sucks , loved the shizz out of hr , well hope from earth is gona be just as epic , keep up the great work nonetheless and good luck

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Whitelightning51
Whitelightning51

I really liked human error it sounds like your putting it in the trash bin for discarded projects....

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Caiman
Caiman

that's too bad :/

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Seaal
Seaal

Well okay then. If your not intrested at the moment, that's fine. As long as I know its coming sometime, I'm fine.

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unbeknowenst503
unbeknowenst503

dont think that times gona be anytime soon thou , lols

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MrSaturdayKnight
MrSaturdayKnight

I wouldnt care if HR comes back 10 years later I would love to see From Earth and any other projects you guys come up with. Keep up the good work.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

HE you mean, HR refers to Human Revolution (deus ex sequel)

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BossN00b
BossN00b

He HE will return, but I admit that HLSSTeam's mods are great, and we just need to understand that they're trying something new.

As with Half-Life 3, almost nobody thinks will be real, but will be, so...maybe everything will be solved in time.

Until that, I wish you good luck HLSSTeam :).

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fanatic45
fanatic45

Well this sucks but good luck with what your planning. Maybe someday you could return.

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HLWATCHER
HLWATCHER

I don't really understand ur reasons, seems to me as lots of cheap excuses, then why all the tease is for??? seems like abig middle finger for all the Human Error fans!!
It would be better if you state clear that you don't want to continue with HE and that's all.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Yes it does seem like excuses on your part on why you won't continue Human Error, if you had no intention to continue it then why the teasing? If you stopped working why wait till now? and if you say that full development in a indie studio or professional game development company means no time? Come on. Having a job does not mean that you can't work on whatever else you want in your free time. No company has control over your free time so don't give us that ********.
and as for no energy? hahah, I have time to work 6-8 hours per day, 5 days a week, squeeze in socializing with family, girlfriend and friends, 1-2 hours of exercise every 2 days AND time for modding.
If you have some kind of issue with long hours of computer use then learn to drink coffee or Athene Extreme which is for mental stimulation and take 15 min breaks every 1-2 hours.
If From Earth is what you feel your creativity lies then so be it you don't have to be asinine with other reasons.
It's a blow to HL2 fans who wanted more out of the combine. Thats the final dot point.

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TheBookOfAwesomeness
TheBookOfAwesomeness

First this, now faceless. Man this blows D:

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TheBookOfAwesomeness
TheBookOfAwesomeness

I just hope you conutine this mod or if another moding team picks it up.

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corshy2
corshy2

So, considering this mod series is dead, could I use some of your characters into a story concept I'm working on. They will definitely be referenced. (I'm not actually planning on writing the story, I just want to build the concept).

Starwarshq.com

(Yes, the link may say Star Wars but it really is Half Life related).

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