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Marzhin Q&A Video

Postby Kalah » Feb 9 2011, 14:14

In this video, Marzhin speaks about the development of <i>Heroes VI</i>.

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"Welcome, Heroes!

I’m Julien Pirou, also Marzhin on the forums, Lead Level Designer on <i>Heroes VI</i>. I’m here to answer some questions you asked on the forums, fan sites and Might & Magic Facebook page. Today, let’s talk about the heroes.

Of course, you all know that you control different heroes in the game. In Campaign mode, you have 6 pre-made heroes, linked to the storyline: Duke Slava, Anton, Anastasia, Kiril, Sandor; and the sixth one which has not been revealed yet. They each have a totally unique model and face that shows on the map.

When you complete a campaign, you unlock new heroes. There are other ways to unlock new Heroes. It’s up to you to find how! In Multiplayer mode, you can use the pre-made heroes and the heroes you unlocked. You can also create your own hero by selecting his or her class, gender, model, portrait, specialization and name.

In both modes, you can also recruit tavern heroes as secondary heroes. They all wear helmets and are not customizable. Their model is different depending on their gender and their class, and of course they have unique 2D portraits, specializations and names. By now you may have guessed that heroes specializations are still in the game and work exactly as it in <i>Heroes 3</i> and 5, meaning that each hero has a unique skill.

Now let’s review heroes’ mounts. As you can see, each faction has its own mount, but basically they are all horses. If you played <i>Heroes V</i> you may recognize the Hell Stallion the Inferno hero is riding... There are also special heroes that are on foot. You’ve already seen the Orc Kraal walking around in the Stronghold dev diary.

Now let’s tackle spoiler questions about the characters, so if you want to keep the surprise stop watching now! One of the great fun of the Might & Magic series comes from the heroes appearing in several games, thus becoming legendary heroes. I’m sure you’ve heard of Crag Hack, Solmyr, Sandro, Lord Kilburn... and so on. So, if you’ve played the previous games set in Ashan or the ones before, you can expect some familiar faces in <i>Heroes 6</i>. Also, you might want to keep your eyes open for references to the ancient Might & Magic universe.

It’s all for now. I hope you learnt interesting pieces of information and there will be more info on heroes coming at the end of February. See you soon for another video Q&A at the next turn."

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Postby Angelspit » Feb 9 2011, 14:41

I love this guy! :o)
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Postby Marzhin » Feb 9 2011, 14:51

Lol, thanks Angelspit ^^
Now I'm waiting for the mean comments about my accent.... 5... 4... 3... :p
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Postby Angelspit » Feb 9 2011, 15:07

Judging by their names, I'm sure the gentlemen who posted comments on Facebook speak English perfectly...
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Postby DanTanna » Feb 9 2011, 15:22

Thank you so much Julien, we cannot wait for the game to arrive!

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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 9 2011, 16:23

I for one love his 'orrible accent... it's been a while since i actually had to pay attention while listening to a youtube video.

Marzhin, repeat after me: "The scales on whales are mainly on their tails." (Fish Police was awesome, you all need to kill yourselves for not watching it, you bastards)
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Postby King Imp » Feb 9 2011, 16:25

While some news is better than none, where exactly is the new news here? Everything that was mentioned was already known.

Seriously, enough with the old news already and tell/show us something no one has seen before.

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Re: Marzhin Q&A Video

Postby parcaleste » Feb 9 2011, 16:29

Kalah wrote:Transcript...

Well needed. :D

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Postby Corlagon » Feb 9 2011, 16:32

King Imp wrote:where exactly is the new news here? Everything that was mentioned was already known.


- H3/H5-style hero specialties are back
- "unlockable" heroes from finishing campaigns
- other unlockable heroes
- customisable multiplayer heroes
- create-your-own-hero feature
- H5 mounts are gone
- some proper references to "old universe"

Almost all of that was unknown or unconfirmed.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 9 2011, 17:09

Corlagon wrote:- H5 mounts are gone


You mean "WoW mounts that just look off in the top down Heroes view" are gone...
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Postby Variol » Feb 9 2011, 17:17

I was not expecting a French accent; Russia, but not French,

I do like the French accent very much though.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 9 2011, 17:29

See Marzhin, this is what happens when you don't visit the forum any more...
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Postby Marzhin » Feb 9 2011, 17:31

@TT: I do visit the forums daily, I just don't have the time to post anymore -_-'
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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 9 2011, 17:37

No, you lurk... you ginger lurker you...

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Postby Angelspit » Feb 9 2011, 18:24

ThunderTitan wrote: GINGER KIDS HAVE NO SOUL!

And no girlfriends.

(oh wait, I think Marzhin might have one, level design will get you laid apparently)
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Postby Pitsu » Feb 9 2011, 18:51

Do i get it right that certain heroes are available in multiplayer games only if you have completed the campaign, bought the limited edition or have some other special achievement, which has nothing to do with the particular MP game? Or does the campaign have multiplayer mode?
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Re: Marzhin Q&A Video

Postby Avonu » Feb 9 2011, 21:13

Corlagon wrote:
King Imp wrote:where exactly is the new news here? Everything that was mentioned was already known.


- H3/H5-style hero specialties are back

It was known already.

Corlagon wrote:- "unlockable" heroes from finishing campaigns

OK, this is new.

Corlagon wrote:- other unlockable heroes

also new

Corlagon wrote:- customisable multiplayer heroes

known already

Corlagon wrote:- create-your-own-hero feature

known already

Corlagon wrote:- H5 mounts are gone

known already - just look at pictures of the day

Corlagon wrote:- some proper references to "old universe"

known already - Lamasu and Harpy abbilities.


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And really these questions were the most important or the most common ones?
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Postby Kalah » Feb 9 2011, 21:44

He also says there will be another Q&A at the end of February, i.e. in a couple of weeks.
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Postby XEL II » Feb 9 2011, 21:46

Marzhin basically confirms in public there will be links to the old universe. Snootchie-boochie!
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Postby Marzhin » Feb 9 2011, 21:57

@Kalah: the next Q&A is coming sooner than that ;)
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