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Today's update marks a milestone in the history of our project and we're coming to you with an announcement that's going to rock your world. After many hours of discussion and design work, we have retooled Rise Of The Reds from the ground up in order to give you a mod that is unlike anything you have ever seen in this game. Today, we are proud to present you the first renders for 'Elevation Of Red', our all-new mod with a completely revised setting, overhauled game mechanics and realistic....

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Today's update marks a milestone in the history of our project and we're coming to you with an announcement that's going to rock your world. After many hours of discussion and design work, we have retooled Rise Of The Reds from the ground up in order to give you a mod that is unlike anything you have ever seen in this game. Today, we are proud to present you the first renders for 'Elevation Of Red', our all-new mod with a completely revised setting, overhauled game mechanics and realistic unit models. Everything we've done before pales in comparison to this. Enjoy!

The Global Liberation Army has always been a very implausible and needlessly controversial element of the game. This was largely due to the fact that the faction always felt like a stale throwback to the popcultural zeitgeist of the Bush era, which makes the game feel dated and obsolete from today's perspective. It is for this reason that the GLA will be replaced by a faction that is a lot more appropriate and topical: The Middle Eastern Coalition, an aspiring alliance of nations led by Saudi-Arabia and Iran, complete with a full arsenal of new top-of-the-range weapon systems. Those of you who enjoyed the GLA's unique playstyle can rest assured however that their game mechanics will remain completely unchanged. What you see above is the Iranian-designed Shafaq aircraft, which is going to replace the old, outdated GLA Interceptor. The MEC will feature three distinct sub-factions: General Hassan, who is secretly an assassin, General Bosaso of the Somali pirate armada and General Saladin who specialises in desert cavalry tactics.

After an exhausting series of balance tests, we have concluded that Russia and China are basically the same gameplay-wise and that they both seem to like the colour red. As a result, we have decided to merge the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China into one faction: The Soviet Dragon Alliance. The SDA will use a variety of realistic weapons of Russian and Chinese design to replace the goofy elements that marred the Chinese faction since the original Generals. What you see above is the first manifestation of this shift: The new Red Guard, complete with a professional, modern-era uniform and a proper QBZ-95 assault rifle which can be upgraded to the more advanced QBZ-95-1 for a mere 2000 credits. However, since we cannot realistically depict the benefits of improved ergonomics in-game, the upgrade is purely cosmetic. The Red Star Alliance has three unique sub-factions: General Nikita Putinsky of the Russian Cosmonaut Corps, General Chi-Po who can produce masses of units at an unbeatable price and General Kim Jong Un who is basically a god.

Another major change in ROTR 2.0 will be the ECA. After many heated discussions and a number of protest resignations among our dev-team, we have decided to turn the European Continental Alliance back into the European Union. The story will be revised accordingly: In 2014, the EU discovered an untapped deposit of unobtainium off the coast of Luxembourg which boosted its economy by tenfold, allowing the Union to absorb the Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus within a fortnight. This sudden shift towards greater realism will be represented in-game as well: The Pandora will be replaced with the much more iconic French Pluton missile. However, due to political sensitivities, the EU will not actually be able to fire nuclear missiles in-game, but the Pluton's carrier vehicle will still be able to run over infantry units as a last resort. Like the others, the European Union comes with three exclusive sub-factions: General Merkel who can impose crippling austerity measures on an opposing player's economy, General Ruetli of the elite Swiss Guard special forces and General Alfons Hatler who specialises in Blitzkrieg tactics.

Now, we are aware that many of you did not like our new direction for the United States: Many of the drones we had originally planned were either highly unrealistic or downright bizarre, like the Transformers-inspired mecha we originally wanted to showcase in a future update. It is for this reason that we are going to shift the focus of the US faction towards special forces instead. As a result, their new main infantry will be the SWAT Operator. Clocking in at a mere 1500 credits per unit, the SWAT Operators are the single most elite infantry in the game now that we've removed the Shock Troopers for the sake of realism. They are armed with a powerful automatic assault rifle with an underslung 40mm grenade launcher. Additional upgrades can be purchased individually for every SWAT and include an ACOG scope, a grip, a laser sight, a suppressor and an infrared illuminator. Finally, the USA will also have three new sub-factions: General Bruce McClane who fights all by himself, General Motors who is a vehicle expert and General Shepherd of Taskforce 141.

We hope that you like what you just saw. Just in case it didn't come across from the renders: These will be our actual in-game graphics. Stay tuned for RoE's next update in approximately six months. This is SWR, signing out.


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Ricochet-
Ricochet-

April fools?

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GDIZOCOM
GDIZOCOM

The update itself...the new sides....the realism...the backstories of all the new factions.....and most importantly Kim Jong Un

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Metalloid
Metalloid

The russian april fool is one day early

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Blazerunner
Blazerunner

Yeah... seems to me someone was a bit bored!
And I ain't talkin' 'bout me!

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Neutrino17
Neutrino17

"Unobtainium" hahahahahahaha
best ROTR update ever!

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FILM_Smartson
FILM_Smartson

Unobtainium is an element that cant be obtain, that is why its named as "Unobtainium".
more like an april fools present XD..

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POORBOY13
POORBOY13

It's also the name of the superconductor element in Avatar... just so y'all know.

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8ft_Robot
8ft_Robot

Ahhhhhh you almost got me there.
Though it's a little early where i live.

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InsurgentCeLL
InsurgentCeLL

Does that mean General Motors will have the Ice Cream Vee?

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SoraZ
SoraZ

I think they mentioned it already in the beta forum; the Ice Cream Vee has a healing radius around it but also disables all (yes, enemy and yours alike) units in the vicinity from firing.

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miniamp
miniamp

This scared the **** out of me


good one guys.. good one

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

APRIL FOOLS!

And goodness what a fright it gave me.

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harvey2670
harvey2670

American swat look like a terriost

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ubermensche
ubermensche

Aaaaah good old April Fools. Now where's the real update? :P

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Forloftol
Forloftol

Please tell me that the forklift is the ultimate unit of the game.
This would please me greatly.

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Jester_6873
Jester_6873

''Forkliftlord is moving''

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Hackergrad
Hackergrad

You got me there! April fools! xD

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Trailhog250
Trailhog250

I did not realize it was an April Fool's joke until halfway through the article when things got more and more bizarre lol

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Alekseipz
Alekseipz

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Don't know if it's an April Fools, but seriously, don't merge china and Russia !
And, I like the EU concept, but please keep the ECA lion there, it's much better then the EU flag. The Pluton missile is an exceellent idea, and should have the same capability as the pandora.
As of the GLA aircraft, I've been thinking of that since the emergence of the "soda bottle", I would like to add that since the GLA is now besieged in africa, why not some old Chinese or Russian fighter of the early cold war! Say MiG-17, MIG-19,MIG-23,SU-7,Su-17 ,Shenyang J-5 ,Shenyang J-6 perhaps.

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Anubis_theDark
Anubis_theDark

Someone forgot to take his humor pills.

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Alekseipz
Alekseipz

Thanks,
Actually, I realized that it was April Fools about halfway while typing.
What do you think about my proposal regarding the GLA intercepter?

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies!

It's not April 1st. :C

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MARS2588
MARS2588

At the time this was posted, it already was in Europe i.e. where most of our team is.

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fimeilleur
fimeilleur

please tell me it's an april fool's joke, this would have ruined the mod

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SoraZ
SoraZ

Yes.

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Arcus2611
Arcus2611

Even if you didn't stop to wonder at the cheesy forklift logo, the Somali pirate armada, the merging of Russia and China, the presence of Kim Jong Un (who is basically a god), General Sheperd, General Motors, or Alfons Hatler, surely you should have noticed something was wrong when you read the words "coast of Luxemborg"?

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XxBaconbitzxX
XxBaconbitzxX

Who would win in a fight? The Somali Pirate Armada or the Spanish Armada?

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manegun89
manegun89

Not sure if it is joke or true. Mehehehe

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GJK21
GJK21

April Fools :P

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Da_Gamer
Da_Gamer

Well maybe it's April 1st in the Netherlands where The Hunter uploaded it from and it is still March 31st in america, like most of us. I facepalmed when i saw General Shepherd as a playable character and i can quote something from him,"If he lives, and we die, his truth becomes written and ours is lost. Shepherd will be a war hero,cause all you need to change the world is one good lie and a river of blood". (MW2 Final briefing) ONE GOOD LIE:) Obviously a hidden joke.

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XxBaconbitzxX
XxBaconbitzxX

I was looking forward to playing as General Motors! lol

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saibibot
saibibot

the idea of MEC faction is good though

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Hawky_Helldiver
Hawky_Helldiver

General Merkel... My favourite :D

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Arcus2611
Arcus2611

No, clearly Kim Jong Un is the best general. How can he not be your favourite?

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Hawky_Helldiver
Hawky_Helldiver

Because I don't belive in god. :D

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grunt232
grunt232

No no no The best is obviously Alfons Hatler.

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eiri
eiri

I would name him Hdolf Aitler, i think it hides better the obvious historical references.

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X1Destroy
X1Destroy

Awesome jokes, just like always.

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JackiChain
JackiChain

General Kim Jong Un Lol XD

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The_Freedom_Fighter
The_Freedom_Fighter

Alfons Hatler XD

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Gen.Allar
Gen.Allar

Hahahaha wery nice joke.

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waldo101
waldo101

Is any one else concerned by the abnormally large number of people who thought that was serious?
if:General Merkel who can impose crippling austerity measures on an opposing player's economy
didn't make you at least a tad suspicious then i sure as hell dont know what will.
Made me crack up though nice one SWR.

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Mernom
Mernom

this can't be real...the devs said that their focus is NOT realism,and this is just it..realism...lol

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Delta_6
Delta_6

Nice one guys, nice one xD

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Wht.Rex
Wht.Rex

Soviet Dragon? :)
Why not Chinese Bears?
Why not Red Zoidberg?
Anyway, RoTR made me laugh :D

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ShEsHy
ShEsHy

"General Bosaso of the Somali pirate armada"
Made me realize that it's April 1st :D.

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TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander

Hahaha. Oh lol...

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Kalga
Kalga

... seems totally legit here...

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Maozedong
Maozedong

Alfons Hatler, hahaha :P

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peppel
peppel

''Kim Jong Um who is basically a god......and than i realized
April Fools

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waldo101
waldo101

It took you that long?

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