On Friday, April 1st, producer MuadDib posted on the official forums some information about factions in Heroes V. Basically the idea was based on "adoptable fort", or AF system, which was supposed to give the player complete freedom in the design of his or her town line-up. As some fans noticed, AF could also stand for April Fool's. They were correct and, as confirmed by MuadDib himself, the post was a joke. In his new post, he also mentions a total of 6 factions, 5 of which should be familiar to anyone who played the previous games, while the sixth is a completely new alignment. More info should be revealed during the following weeks.