The year was 2022. We all had hopes and expectations for what would happen after the Citadels fell. We thought the Uprising would lead to freedom, peace, and above all else, change. For some people, there was indeed freedom. They could go wherever they wanted and do whatever they pleased. Spoiler For others, however, there was only servitude. Their last freedom, the ability to think, stricken from them. For some people, there was indeed peace. Their bravery overthrew their occupiers, either by protest or by force, and created a harmony. Spoiler For others, however, there was only war. They know no harmony, no peace, and no rest. Change, at long last, was here. The war was finally over. Spoiler Or so it seemed. Hello, everyone! I am pleased to announce that we are finally unveiling our latest Garry's Mod HL2RP project: Rising Dawn is a Half-Life 2 RP server and continuation of CCR's HL2RP Legacy, and the long awaited sequel to Second Dawn. It is a story-focused RPG-like experience, with a heavy focus on two conflicting factions, the Dawn Coalition and the Combine Regime. It will be using a custom version of CombineControl, known internally as CombineControl 2.0. It is being hosted by New Haven Networks, and directed by yours truly. Rising Dawn is slated for release in late September or early October to ensure that it has enough time to cook before being rushed out to the general public. Until then, we will be holding numerous HL2-themed events, as well as a story prologue event series for Rising Dawn called Out of Time, which is set shortly after the finale of Second Dawn. Story Introduction: Rising Dawn takes place in the year 2032. The Combine and the Resistance have been fighting for control of Earth's last remaining resources and metropolitan areas for nearly a decade since the Global Uprising, resulting in heavy losses for both sides. In North America, the Dawn Coalition has been waging a guerrilla war against the Combine Regime, and steadily losing. After a failed attempt by the Dawn to wrestle what remains of Washington D.C. away from the Combine, a number of high-ranking Dawn Coalition members, including their leader, have been captured and taken to a Combine base in the Deadlands. The last of the Dawn in the region prepare a raid, not knowing that this daring move may be their last. Until, something quite peculiar happens... Planned Features: Two Main Factions: The Dawn Coalition and the Combine Regime. New and improved game mechanics, with inspirations from RPG's. Custom models. New and returning music. A large focus on coordinated events. An action-packed plot with twists and turns at every end. Returning characters. More shoes! Thank you so much for bearing with us for so long. Your wait will not go unrewarded. Stay tuned for more updates regarding planned HL2 events, and be sure to check here later in the week for the official announcement for the prologue event series, Out of Time!