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Heroes VII: Line up and model for Sylvan  posted Wed, Sep 17 2014, 15:55 by Aemaeth 
After having chosen Sylvans as the fifth faction of Heroes VII, players have some time to vote once more time and learn the line up for the faction.

Some models and artworks were published on the Dev Blog for players and they have a choice between three different line up, one base on the strength of the forest, the second based on the perfect balance, and the last one which unchained sylvan fury.

Find the list of units which will be implemented in the game:
1. Pixies
2. Root Snakes
3. Dryads
4. Emerald Knights
5. Twilight Stags
6. Green Dragon

If you want to see artworks and vote for your beloved line up, you can do it on Heroes VII Dev Blog..
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Heroes VII : New song and screenshot for sylvans  posted Wed, Sep 17 2014, 15:41 by Aemaeth 
Two days ago, Might & Magic's team published a news sample song, edited by Paul Romero and Rob King. This song is actually The Elven Coronation, a huge event for sylvans faction. You will discover a theme very different that you were used to, with more Arabic ambiance.

In addition, a nice wallpaper was published on the website, and you can discover sylvan environment and a green knight.

SOME PRESENTS TO CELEBRATE THE ELVES' VICTORY!

The Elves are now part of Might & Magic Heroes VII, and to celebrate their victory, we wanted to offer you some presents to thank you for your participation in this decisive vote!

For the first time, discover the Sylvan Faction Theme "The Elven Coronation", another masterpiece from our talented composers, Paul Romero and Rob King.


Find more information about Heroes VII on the Dev Blog..
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Hereos VII : Tales of the Ten Years War - Part 2.  posted Sun, Sep 14 2014, 05:34 by Aemaeth 
A new note was published on Heroes VII Dev Blog, and players can enjoy the second tale about the Ten Years War.
The narrator presents the event following Maeve's death and the organisation of a new Conclave tyo find an heir to the throne.

In a climate of betrayal and suspicion, discover how Human's Empire managed to stay united:

With Jezebeth's death, the Fourth Eclipse was finally over. But in the Empire the troubles were only beginning...

TALES OF THE TEN YEARS WAR
844 YSD - THE CONCLAVE OF THE NEW DAWN

Maeve's death had been avenged. With Falcon's Reach reduced to a pile of smoldering ruins, the fallen Empress' body was taken to the imperial Summer Palace, near Whitecliff, in the Greyhound Duchy. There she received funerals worthy of her rank: her body was cremated, letting, as per the custom, her essence rise towards the sun towards Elrath.

No one could ignore the mounting tension during the ceremony. All the Dukes and Duchesses were in attendance.


Read the rest of the tale on Heroes VII Dev Blog.
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Vote for the Sylvan Lineup!  posted Fri, Sep 12 2014, 13:36 by Kalah 
After having decided that the fifth faction of Heroes VII will be Sylvan, the Shadow Council site now offers another voting opportunity for the fans: voting for the creature lineup. Good news for those afraid of having a faction full of elves; there is ample opportunity here to make sure the Sylvan faction contains creatures as well. Creatures such as treants, pixies, unicorns, phoenixes, dragons and snakes.

Visit the Shadow Council to vote!
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The Elves Have It  posted Thu, Sep 11 2014, 03:13 by Kalah 
The fifth faction in Heroes VII will be Sylvan.

In the current Shadow Council vote between Fortress and Sylvan, the elves now have an overwhelming lead of 66% to the dwarves' 34% with less than 15 hours left to vote, making a Dwarven win a statistical impossibility. We therefore feel confident in calling the vote at this time, declaring that the elves will be the ones to join Academy, Haven, Necropolis and Stronghold in the initial release. The Fortress may at some point make a return in an expansion, but we have no information regarding the chances of this.

A later vote will decide the sixth and final faction to join the H7 lineup. That vote stands between Dungeon and Inferno.
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Gamers: 50% Buy On Sale Only  posted Wed, Sep 10 2014, 11:56 by Kalah 
This summer, the NPD Group did an online survey with just over 6.200 people, 2.300 of which were qualified as "PC gamers", and came up with several interesting titbits:
- 37% of the US population over the age of 9 currently plays PC games,
- half of all PC gamers usually wait for a sale until they make a purchase,
- buyers of digital games are far less likely than buyers of physical games to pay full price,
- slightly less than half of PC gamers have bought digital games in the past year.

We know that when it comes to Might and Magic, the fans are a fairly conservative bunch, wanting physical editions and extra goodies with their games rather than downloading digital versions. With this in mind, you would think that Ubisoft would be interested in selling Heroes VII in physical form everywhere, especially considering Ars technica's revelation from back in April, that some 37% of Steam games downloaded are never actually played.

What about you? Do you insist upon a retail version, would you be happy with a downloaded game or is it all the same to you? Take our poll on the left side of this page and let us know.
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Heroes VII: King & Romero from Heroes I to Heroes VII  posted Mon, Sep 08 2014, 11:27 by Aemaeth 
A new note was published on Heroes VII dev blog, and its concern the original soundtracks. After having published a huge interview from Rob King & Paul Romero last week, players can discover a selection of their work on soundcloud.
Seven soundtracks, for nearly 40 minutes, are present in this playlist, and everyone can enjoy a tiny time of nostalgia.

You can find more information about this note on the Heroes VII dev blog.

Hello Heroes,

Last week we had the great pleasure to share with you our interview of Rob King & Paul Romero and it seems that many of you were delighted about their return for Might & Magic Heroes VII.
To celebrate this and start the week with a good rush of nostalgia, discover a selection of their amazing work on previous Heroes games.
We strongly recommend you to use headphones to properly appreciate this moment.
Enjoy!
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Heroes VII : One more week to vote for Dwarfs or Elves...  posted Sun, Sep 07 2014, 16:45 by Aemaeth 
People have chosen between the next two factions of the game, and now the last week begin. Players have only a few days to choose between Dwarfs or Elves, and integrate the choice on Heroes VII blog.
Many discussions have started and many fights have begun, all players have their favorite faction.


You can explain you choice on Heroes VII dev blog, and more important, try to convince us that your choice is the most important on our forums.

Voices have been heard, arguments were presented and strong advocates have come forward. However, we have not yet reached a final decision!

You have one more week to vote for the Faction that should join Ivan’s side at the Shadow Council.

This mission is yours, Councillor. Common opinion seems to lean towards the Sylvans, but Fortress has not said its last words! You can still switch sides, and convince others to change their minds as well. The future of the Shadow Council rests in your hands

Use whatever means you deem necessary to rally the other members of this – informal – meeting to your choice. Campaign for your favorite allies, show us their strength and convince us that your opinion is the one that will benefit Ivan and his quest the most.

Ivan had doubts, the council is not yet complete, we need you to help us in this task!
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Rob & Paul Interview  posted Tue, Sep 02 2014, 14:49 by Kalah 
The official portal has launched a big interview with the music guys of Heroes VII: Rob King and Paul Romero. It contains the following questions:

1. 2015 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Heroes series. Can you tell us how you became involved with Might & Magic?
2. Even if it has retained the distinctive King & Romero touch that fans know and love, your music has evolved quite a bit during these 20 years. How would you describe this evolution?
3. What gave you the idea to add opera to the music in the first place?
4. As composers, how did you approach the Heroes VII project? What was similar to past Heroes, and what was different?
5. As you mentioned before, Heroes VII marks the return of opera singer Karin Mushegain. How was it to work with Karin again?
6. We often receive fan e-mails asking for transcriptions of the lyrics of the opera parts :) How do you write these lyrics?
7. Could you describe the process of composing a specific track: Hope for Green Falls (used in the game as the Haven faction theme)? From the first melodies to the final, mixed track.
8. Looking back on those 20 years of Heroes, which track are you the most proud of?
9. Paul, I think youll soon be in Poland for a music festival, with a special treat for Heroes fans Can you tell us more?
10. Finally, do you have a message for Heroes fans?


To read the whole giant thing, head over to The Shadow Council.
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Fabrice Reaches New York!  posted Mon, Sep 01 2014, 17:27 by Angelspit 
On August 23rd, Fabrice Cambounet reached New York City and succeeded in his crazy project of crossing the United States on a bike. If you missed my previous post about this, the Heroes of Might and Magic V producer left Ubisoft some time ago and took the opportunity to realize an old dream. The journey lasted 110 days, during which Fabrice covered 7362 kilometers (from San Francisco to New York), twice the length of the Tour de France.



If you're interested in biking or any kind of adventure, I strongly recommend taking a look at Fabrice's blog. It contains some interesting comments about cultural differences between the US and Europe, the challenges that comes with such a trip (loneliness, mechanical problems, fatigue), and some insight on the meaning of life and our quest for happiness. I wish to congratulate Fabrice once again, and look forward to the story of his next adventure!
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Hereos VII : Tales of The Ten Years War, PART 1  posted Fri, Aug 29 2014, 08:46 by Aemaeth 
A new note was published on M&M Heroes VII dev blog, and it concern background and History.
Futures players can discover, even they knew it, the Tales of The Ten Years War, starting at 843 YSD.
The narrator gives all story's details and explains the curse of Falcon and Griffin's royal family.

if you are interested about reading this story, you can find it on Heroes VII dev blog, or a tiny part below:

Many of you have approached me, asking to recount the events of the last ten years. Im beginning to understand that many outside of the Holy Empire didnt quite understand what was going on within our borders. As much pain as it causes me to recall the tragic events of this last decade, it is necessary if we are to bring an end to the bloodshed. This might take some time though. A lot happens in ten years, especially ten years of war.

But is the story I will tell you the truth? It would be presumptuous of me to say. I can only tell things as I saw them my truth. Ask one of Seamus of Stags advisors and he might spin a widely different tale.
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Heroes Online Dev Blog - Changes in balancing and mechanics  posted Wed, Aug 27 2014, 15:10 by Aemaeth 
New informations was posted on the Might & Magic Heroes Online Dev Blog, and you can discover what developers have achieved on this title.
This note reveal that Blue Byte's team have worked on:

  • 4 new language for the games: Germany, Russian-speaking territories, Poland, Czech Republic. They will continue to work on more language soon.
  • They have improved the game and reduced bugs, mistakes and other defaults.
  • Since the open beta, Forgotten Sites was released and it create new content for the players.
  • The PvP systems is available for all players on the test servers.


You can find more informations about this note, on Hereos Online Dev Blog.


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CH Launch Heroes 7 Q&A  posted Tue, Aug 19 2014, 18:05 by Kalah 
Stop the presses! Put the TV remote down, tell the wife to be quiet and focus your attention to this screen. Celestial Heavens have just put together our first Q&A with Ubisoft and Limbic about the newly announced Might and Magic: Heroes VII.

Here are some highlights:
  • The editors are considered a key part of the game; the team are also planning a campaign editor.
  • Uplay is a must, but H7 will have a one-time online activation, no permanent connection is neccessary.
  • The battlefield and win conditions will see innovation.
  • 7 resources.
  • Neutrals are in.
  • Rob King and Paul Romero are doing the music.


Go here to read the whole article!
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More on the Dwarves  posted Tue, Aug 19 2014, 11:36 by Kalah 
In the vote between the Fortress and the Sylvan factions as candidates for the release version of Heroes VII, Kaspar continues his tale with the Fortress.

As a history teacher, I personally quite like these nice little stories about the peoples of Ashan. They give a certain overview in an epic fashion, since they are being told from an outsider's perspective, and they don't go too deeply into detail, something you would expect from a fantasy book but which I find unsuitable for a small article about a video game. How do you find these little tales?

I addition to the expected lore, there is something about the Dwarven units; there is a crossbow in the sketch and Kaspar says most fighters carry axes, shields and daggers. They are also expert craftsmen, capable of building excellent siege engines. Rune magic makes a return too, with fire spells as well as instilling strength in warriors, forging objects and helping during sieges. Also mentioned is the Dwarven fighting spirit. Apparently, they never surrender. I wonder if that's just a lore thing or if using Fortress units gives the same gameplay effect as the Shackles of War?
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More on the Elves  posted Mon, Aug 18 2014, 16:34 by Kalah 
In the vote between the Fortress and the Sylvan factions as candidates for the release version of Heroes VII, fans have quite rightly been wanting more information about what these factions will actually contain. The Shadow Council page has rather epically brought forth a tale from Kaspar the necromancer, containing his knowledge about the wood folk. While much of his tale deals with the Elven people, there is also an interesting titbit about their combat style and units (some of which can be seen in the sketches in this picture):

"Elven armies are composed of a fluid array of smaller units, all of which seem to instinctively know what the army as a whole needs to do. The swiftest runners and best archers are scouts and skirmishers, reporting back to the nobles who command each unit. Usually Elves will screen their main force with a line of skirmishers who will serve to draw opponents into traps, where they can be pounded with arrows from three sides.

The main body of the army is more heavily armed and armoured. Elven cavalry is mostly light cavalry, again designed for speed and manoeuvrability over shocking power. Riders will fire arrows or throw spears from horseback, eschewing heavier weapons like lances."
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Heroes VII Announced  posted Wed, Aug 13 2014, 08:25 by Kalah 
It's official! Might & Magic: Heroes VII has been announced.


Developed by the good folks at Limbic, the game already has its own portal called The Shadow Council has been put up in order to communicate with the fans, much like the blog site used for the development of MMX. Already, there is an issue which requires our immediate attention: faction voting.

There will be 6 factions, two of which will be decided by the fans. The 4 given factions are Academy, Haven, Necropolis and Stronghold. The first vote is between, Fortress and Sylvan. Which one do you want? You have one month to make your vote count.

Read more about the game here and watch the trailer below!

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GamesCom: Upcoming News  posted Wed, Aug 06 2014, 06:54 by Kalah 
After days of speculation, it is now clear that something Might & Magic related is scheduled for
GamesCom next week. Someone at Ubisoft have set up this counter along with a quote from the Griffin story line.

We wait eagerly for the counter to reach 0 and for news about what's coming to reach us.

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H3: MYTH  posted Sat, Aug 02 2014, 10:29 by Kalah 
The Hungarian community have some big news for the Heroes III fans. A friend of Master Vologya's and the Hungarian Heroes team are making a new non-official expansion for Heroes III ROE. The expansion is called MYTH.

Vologya is saying that if the project goes well, they will also do an English translation of the game. Is this something that would interest you guys? Below is a description of the castles and if you follow this link, you can see the creatures of the castles.

1. Castle of LOYALTY (CASTLE), follower of the light. Order reigns among men in this knight's castle, loyalty is the cohesive force. Angels with superhuman strength, who never join the forces of Darkness, serve as a role model for them.

2. Castle of BRAVERY (RAMPART), follower of the Light. Peaceful beings from Middle Earth live in this castle, who are basically not fighters. But as soon as they are attacked mercilessly, they bravely stand up for each other.

3. Castle of PURITY (CONFLUX), follower of the Light. They rule over the elements of nature, but they never use their power abusively. Although Phoenixes turn to ashes when they die, their pure souls are always reborn!

4. Castle of MITHOLOGY (DUNGEON), follower of Gloom. These strange half-human, half-animal creatures do not respect the Gods of creation, but they intervene in the world of men, playing that they are their Gods themselves.

5. Castle of SORCERY (TOWER), follower of Gloom. The mana obscures these creature's power of judgement. So they are not virtuous, not even wicked, only faithless. They use the power of sorcery to reach their selfish purposes.

6. Castle of PERFIDY (FORTRESS), follower of Gloom. Scaly reptiles live in the swamps of deceit, who don't endanger others, but they easily take out with cold blood anyone who enters their territory.

7. Castle of CRUELTY (STRONGHOLD), follower of Darkness. The armies of Sauron are sworn to slaughter the unyielding alliance of men, show mercy to no one. Even the grass under their feet burns out.

8. Castle of DISMAY (NECROPOLIS), follower of Darkness. These stinky undead creatures possess the power of fear from death. They keep terrorizing the mortals with this dark force.

9. Castle of MISERY (INFERNO), follower of Darkness. These condemned creatures had denied the Light and themselves, since then they have been burning in excruciating pain. They have a temporary relief if they can tempt others to treachery.
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CH Mapwork  posted Fri, Jul 25 2014, 16:42 by Kalah 
Maps. One of Celestial Heavens' greatest features. We have hundreds of maps available for Heroes I-V, but not many for Heroes VI. We know that the game was largely unsuccessful, and that the editor was too hard to use for most fans to create works of their own. As I speak, we only have four H6 maps available. We know there are more out there.
This, then, is our request to all H6 mapmakers: Submit your maps to Celestial Heavens! To do this, simply have a look on this page.

Most of the maps we have are for the old series; Heroes III-IV fans are still sending us single maps and recently, we have seen activity on a bigger scale as well: campaigns.
The Tale of Young Mudgeon is Karmakeld's latest creation; the first 5 maps in what is expected to be a massive 15-map user-made campaign! You can already download it from our campaigns page to try it out.
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What Comes Next?  posted Tue, Jul 08 2014, 07:59 by Kalah 
Now that development for MMX has formally ended, it's time to look to the future. Despite their shortcomings, Ubisoft have proved their intention to continue the franchise, and there is surely only a matter of a year or two before the next development arrives. So. Questions for the fans:

What is next?
Heroes VII? MM XI?
Who do you think/hope will make it?
What sort of a game do you think it will be? What features are you hoping to see?


Reply here and tell us what you think the future will bring!
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Maps for Testing  posted Thu, Jul 03 2014, 13:36 by Kalah 
In these days of few happenings, we are happy to see that fans are still active in their production of maps. We have two maps needing testing at the moment, satisfying the needs of both H3 and H4 players;

This means War! - a small map for H3.
The Siege of Arderoth - a quick and simple single player map for H4.

Play! Give feedback! Have fun!
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MMX Development Ends  posted Thu, Jun 19 2014, 08:12 by Kalah 
Limbic Entertainment have announced the conclusion of support for their latest game, MMX: Legacy:

"Today we announce the end of the Might & Magic X Legacy project. Indeed, the development team is now switching to exciting new projects. Its painful for all of us to say goodbye to MMX, but rest assured you will hear about Might & Magic again soon.
No further updates are planned for the game or the website but we will continue to monitor the OpenDev blog and the forums, so you can be sure were still reading your comments! Indeed, today we would like to leave you the virtual keys so you can record all the amazing things you achieved. If you would like to share any information about the game, unofficial patches, workarounds, mods etc. please let us know in the comments."


The end of support for the game will come as bad news for those who were hoping for an improvement in the modding system, but we are interested to hear about the "exciting new projects" Limbic are working on.
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E3 & Gamescom 2014  posted Sun, Jun 08 2014, 12:15 by Kalah 
June is a great month for gamers: June 10-12 is E3; the Electronic Entertainment Expo held in Los Angeles convention center. Ubisoft will be there, in booth 1023, MR 305 - visit the expo home page for more information. Ubisoft will be streaming live on their Twitch channel, and if you're really interested, there is a press conference tomorrow, which you can follow here. Following the recent news that Ubi have teamed up with NVIDIA for their AAA titles, I guess these games are likely to eat up most of the attention.

13-17th of August sees this year's biggest European game exhibition staged in Cologne, Germany: Gamescom. Visit the official site for lots of good information for both visitors and fans. We know that Limbic will feature there and hope to get some news about what they have in the pipeline. Another MM game, perhaps?
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H4 Theme on Guitar  posted Thu, May 22 2014, 17:21 by Kalah 
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GOG Sale: Unbelievably Ubi  posted Sat, May 03 2014, 12:16 by Kalah 
Good Old Games have launched a weekend promo on Ubisoft games, with more than 40 Ubisoft titles 60% off. They're calling it Unbelievably Ubi.

Scrolling through the various bits and pieces on sale, I can see the H3 Complete edition, the H4 Complete edition, the H5 Bundle and the M&M 6-pack, all at bargain prices. Remember, GOG has no DRM on their games and everything is available for download without waiting time. That's why we love the place.

There are lots of other Ubi games too. Check out the GOG promo page to see all the offers.
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