New HoMM III Maps Released

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New HoMM III Maps Released

Postby Kalah » Sep 16 2009, 17:49

Today saw the release of several new maps for Heroes of Might and Magic III.

<a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/search2.php?map_name=Masters%20of%20Sighisoara&sort_by=map_name&order=asc&minimaps=on&results1=20&page=1&action=search">Masters of Sighisoara</a> is the much-anticipated 4-map campaign put together by the trio Maygwan, Yurian Stonebow and HeroOfPunk. Work started out back in February, and I've got to hand it to the guys for actually following through. More often than not, these things run out in the sand; there are probably hundreds of half-finished campaigns out there. You can comment on the campaign in <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9845">this dedicated forum thread</a>.

Also put up on the CH server is Yurian's very large, very spectacular-looking <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/search2.php?map_name=American%20Civil%20War%20Union&sort_by=map_name&order=asc&minimaps=on&results1=20&page=1&action=search">American Civil War (Union)</a>, a map I can only guess is precursor to the upcoming American Civil War (North) which is currently out for <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/search_testing_maps.php">testing</a>.

If you're more into Heroes V, there's a recent release for you too: <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/search2.php?map_name=Fate%20of%20Ashan&sort_by=map_name&order=asc&minimaps=on&results1=20&page=1&action=search">Fate of Ashan</a> by Dark Raider. It's a Large-sized puppy for Tribes of the East.

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New HoMM III Maps Released

Postby Yurian Stonebow » Sep 17 2009, 20:52

There seems to be a little misunderstanding concerning the Civil War project. Please let me make a clarification here. The American Civil War map will be released in two parts. Part I: "American Civil War (Union)" and Part II: "American Civil War (CSA)". The version currently in maptesting, "American Civil War North 0.96" is not the second part but the demo version of the first part ("Union") which has already been published. It would by nice if the mods could erase the demo map from the maptesting section. "Thank you for your co-operation." ;)

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Postby ByteBandit » Sep 18 2009, 3:29

It's a huge project. Both of these works. Congratulations to the mapmakers. I look forward to playing both of these works real soon. Good luck gentlemen!!

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New HoMM III Maps Released

Postby astral76minor » Sep 18 2009, 16:30

Good work on the old H3. Any H5 ToE campaigns made yet? More importantly, any H5 scripted multiplayer maps made as well? I would love to see such works of genius.

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New HoMM III Maps Released

Postby maygwan » Sep 19 2009, 6:44

finally its out woohoo! hope everyone enjoys it. many thanx to yurian,hop,koni,and bytebandit.

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New HoMM III Maps Released

Postby Koni » Sep 19 2009, 8:48

Indeed a great campaign, this Masters of Sighisoara, and a great work of all the mapmakers. I've enjoyed testing the 4 maps very much. And the story line is just *awesome*. I'm busy already with translating all the texts for a German version. Map 2 will be done soon. :)

And Yurian's American Civil War (Union) map I recommend highly to play for all, who like a challenging game along with a gratis lesson in History, what (maybe) they once have missed to learn in their school time. :)
Edited on Sat, Sep 19 2009, 04:59 by Koni

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New HoMM III Maps Released

Postby Artas1984 » Oct 1 2009, 16:26

Well, the 4 maps look nice indeed.. I ain't into campaigns, but from the looks and details, it's an eye candy for sure..

And American Civil War is indeed a very solid looking map, made with great detail - that indeed proves Yurian gained much experience since he started making his first maps, which were not that good in my eyes.

But now, since LOTR, he makes them really crafty. And that is something for me to acknowledge, because i am not easy to be impressed. For example "Angelic Pride" is just a mediocre map in my eyes - might have a good gamepaly value, but it's lack of detail and realism does not get it anywhere. It's overrated to say the least..
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