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Postby Kalah » Jun 14 2012, 18:09

<img src="/images/news/newshorn.jpg" align=left vspace=5 hspace=5>Ubisoft have just announced <i>Pirates of the Savage Sea</i>, the first add-on for <i>Might & Magic: Heroes VI</i>, on their <a href="http://might-and-magic.ubi.com/heroes-6/en-GB/news/details.aspx?c=tcm:21-54530&ct=tcm:6-231-32">official page</a>. Taking place one year after the events of the game, <i>Pirates</i> sees the much-wanted return of <b>Crag Hack</b>.

According to the announcement, the add-on will contain +10 hours of gameplay (how do they measure that, anyway?), a new dynasty weapon (if you like that sort of thing) and more artefacts. I am also told that the actual <i>writing</i> this time will be done by Julien Pirou (aka. "Marzhin"), which should at least improve the quality of the story compared to that of the campaigns.

Also in the announcement: <b>Patch 1.5</b> is scheduled for <b>July 12th</b> and will feature the <b>Town Screen</b>. What is particularly funny is the wording of this on the official page:
<i>"Did you know that the very first Town screen appeared in Heroes I and became an important hallmark feature? Town screens are one of Heroes’ game-core pillars."</i>
As if they knew all along and we didn't. <img src="http://www.celestialheavens.com/forums/images/smiles/rolling_eyes.gif">

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Postby Avonu » Jun 14 2012, 18:19

Add-on? More like DLC.

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Postby hellegennes » Jun 14 2012, 19:10

Judging from the fact that the add-on is less than a month away, it's safe to assume that the only added content will be what has been already mentioned. Sounds like a single campaign, hence we only get 4-5 new maps. If this is the case, 10 euros seems way too expensive. I'd rather wait for a full expansion pack, which will hopefully bring more factions.

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Postby Kalah » Jun 14 2012, 19:11

Nah, not since you pay for it. I forgot to mention that the price will be €10 (£8).
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Postby Chrambo » Jun 14 2012, 20:08

Ya, the DLC thing has me very much turned off, but my interest has been rekindled since you mentioned that Marzhin will be doing it. I guess I'll wait to see if people say that it is worth the price.

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Postby Kalah » Jun 14 2012, 20:11

He he, I'll pass that along. ;)
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Postby Chrambo » Jun 15 2012, 10:49

If he didnt' the artists are now dead, so it's a moot question.

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Postby Torur » Jun 15 2012, 11:28

Townsscreens? Wauw, finally what we've wanted all along, but the game is still as boring as a drying paintbucked. But will give it another try, perhaps this patch will make the game more fun...
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Postby Marzhin » Jun 15 2012, 12:52

Funny you mention Chuck Norris, since he was absolutely not part of the references for Crag :)
(and by the way, the Crag of Ashan lacks several chins to really look like Chuck ^^)
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Postby Crayno » Jun 15 2012, 13:10

Seeing we were conned in buying a beta version which still isn't fixed this should be for free

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Postby Ya5MieL » Jun 15 2012, 15:50

I'm not a big fan of the eye-patch, as I think it removes some of the character (don't ask why) :).

Overall though, I am happy that things seem to be back in motion, even though 10€ is a bit steep. Financial issues aside, more content is always welcome, and this is a good start.

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Postby Angelspit » Jun 15 2012, 19:06

Will the sales of this add-on be affected by piracy?

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Postby fatespinner » Jun 16 2012, 3:17

I will be getting this :)

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Postby Kalah » Jun 17 2012, 21:24

I have put up a poll on it. Please vote as to whether you will buy the "Pirates" add-on, maybe, or not. :)
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Postby CloudRiderX » Jun 19 2012, 22:55

@ArmageddonSM
If you had to make a list of HoM iconic features that Heroes 6 didn't include or improve, town screens would be way low on it. Yeah I loved the old town screens, but I also love less loading and faster gameplay.

@pitsu
Actually Chuck Norris altered the concept art through sheer force of will.

I also have to agree that I am glad the content is still rolling, and I am also glad that they didn't go with the cliche 1-year expansion and decided to take it in small steps - at least for the time being. I would much rather pay for a small add-on that I know will occupy me during the summer than have to wait for a year to get an expansion that may or may not be relevant to my gaming interests.
Edited on Tue, Jun 19 2012, 18:58 by CloudRiderX
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Postby Kelben » Jun 20 2012, 1:18

CloudRider, you are... refreshing! :)
1.5 is the first balance patch, how could they seriously release a full expansion at the same time? That would ruin the balance to which they are applying a first patch.
Edited on Tue, Jun 19 2012, 21:18 by Kelben


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