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Postby Kalah » Apr 8 2011, 18:03

<img src="http://www.celestialheavens.com/images/news/newshorn.jpg" align=right hspace=10 vspace=10>As those of you who have seen <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11858">this</a> already know, today was the day when <a href="http://might-and-magic.ubi.com/heroes-6/en-GB/news/details.aspx?c=tcm:21-14636&ct=tcm:6-231-32">the official site</a> <i>officially</i> released the latest creature from the Sanctuary - the <b>Snow Maiden</b>. Some of you may also recognize her features from the earlier <a href="http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=965575255">leak</a>.

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<i>Snow Maidens are major Water Spirits linked to the frozen aspect of Water (ice and snow). They have lived with the Naga for centuries in harmony atop their mountain retreats. The Yuki-Onna is the upgraded Snow Maiden.

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Postby MMXAlamar » Apr 8 2011, 18:22

I wonder what ideas these ladies are based on. They look Asian-influenced to me.

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Postby jeff » Apr 8 2011, 20:49

They're not bad, not bad at all. Ok they pretty good. :)
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Postby theGryphon » Apr 8 2011, 20:54

Japanese. So many things are Japanese in the Sanctuary.
Wanizame means "ferocious shark".
Mizu-kami means "water spirit".
Yuki-onna means "snow woman".
Kenshi means "swordsman", Kensei means "master swordsman".
Kirin (the word itself) is also from Japanese.

So it's basically a Japanese faction and I don't like it. Don't get me wrong, I love Japanese culture and I know a fair bit of Japanese, BUT having creature names directly from Japanese is a very bad move. This is especially considering that HOMM is very popular in China and I don't think the Chinese people are going to like seeing Japanese words all over the place. It feels like shooting oneself from the foot.
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Postby Corlagon » Apr 8 2011, 21:52

You would've absolutely hated some of the earlier Sanctuary names, then :)

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Postby MMXAlamar » Apr 9 2011, 0:18

Like what? lol

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Postby Ryder » Apr 9 2011, 0:33

Just when you thought it couldnt possibly get any worse.....

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Postby theGryphon » Apr 9 2011, 1:46

OK I have a question: How are they going to translate this game into Japanese? I mean for example, the only logical translation of "Snow Maiden" in Japanese is "Yuki-onna". But wait, that's the name of the upgrade already. Ridiculous, I tell you... :disagree:
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Postby CloudRiderX » Apr 9 2011, 4:43

I wouldn't be surprised if the names are changed before the game is released (happened alot with both Heroes V and Clash of Heroes).
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Postby savetara » Apr 9 2011, 6:17

I have to admit, some of the female characters in this game look good :). But the best IMO is still the priest girl from haven.
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Postby Neidhaart » Apr 9 2011, 16:03

But the names! The names! Oh woe!
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Postby Skullmane » Apr 10 2011, 14:18

I don't see why you guys get so riled up about these names. I remember it being stated these names are only placeholders and subject to change anyway.

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Postby theGryphon » Apr 10 2011, 14:25

I'm trying to make sure "subject to change" will convert to "#1 in to-do list".
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Postby XEL II » Apr 12 2011, 8:46

BTW, Kirin is by no means anything new to the series: it was one of the monsters in the original Might and Magic Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum ;)
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Postby Kalah » Apr 12 2011, 8:58

Geek ...
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Postby GreatEmerald » Apr 12 2011, 13:30

XEL II wrote:BTW, Kirin is by no means anything new to the series: it was one of the monsters in the original Might and Magic Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum ;)


Was it? I don't remember encountering it somehow.

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Postby Avonu » Apr 12 2011, 14:08

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Postby GreatEmerald » Apr 12 2011, 17:50

It's used for Manticore and Chimera.

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Postby Avonu » Apr 12 2011, 17:56

...and Kirin too.

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Postby ttague2005 » Apr 12 2011, 20:24

Can we have a G rated version?


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