Preview of the Sylvan Upgrades

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Preview of the Sylvan Upgrades

Postby Angelspit » May 15 2007, 17:52

The <a href="http://mightandmagic.uk.ubi.com/">official Might and Magic site</a> includes screenshots of the Tribes of the East expansion Sylvan alternative upgrades, along with some statistics and special abilities. The new upgrades are the following: Dryad, Bladesinger, Sharpshooter, High Druid, White Unicorn and Rainbow Dragon. For an image of the Anger Treant, you need to switch to the French <a href="http://mightandmagic.fr.ubi.com/">version of the site</a>. All screenshots can be enlarged.

It's been a long while since we last saw anything interesting on the official site. Let's hope we'll get to see the upgrades of the other towns during the next weeks. What do you think so far?

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Postby Caradoc » May 15 2007, 18:02

The creatures look good, but without Ability descriptions, you can't really see what's different about them. Treant Union? How do I join? And, finally, another gay dragon.
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Postby Angelspit » May 15 2007, 18:04

Caradoc wrote:And, finally, another gay dragon.

Hehehe, you read my mind. :D

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Postby Kareeah Indaga » May 15 2007, 18:07

The "Rainbow Dragon" pic on the official site goes to the Treant when clicked. Not that Ubi is likely to come here and find out, but...

Also, allow me to be the second to say that "Rainbow Dragon" is an absolutely ridiculous name.
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Postby Meandor » May 15 2007, 18:14

Rainbow Dragon...
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Postby Darkstroem » May 15 2007, 18:14

Since we've got green, red and black dragons, the rainbow dragon should be most powerful! :p

Rainbow breath... Hurray!
Edited on Tue, May 15 2007, 11:16 by Darkstroem

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Postby King Imp » May 15 2007, 18:22

Just as I thought. They are the same exact units, only with a slightly different look and stats.

Silly me for thinking Nival would actually put some work into this.

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Postby arturchix » May 15 2007, 18:32

These units look cooler than the original Sylvan units, how come? :P

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Postby Dave_Jame » May 15 2007, 18:54

King Imp: And Whot do you want... to ubgrade a pegas aut of a Unicorn?
And to the Rainbow Dragon.. Yes its a dum name... remainds mi od the Fery Dragon Back in AB
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Postby King Imp » May 15 2007, 19:14

Dave_Jame wrote:King Imp: And Whot do you want... to ubgrade a pegas aut of a Unicorn?


Actually, yes. That would be called putting some actual thought into the process. Instead, all this is is Nival's way of saying "we didn't want to do this in the first place, but Ubi forced us to so we'll do the bare minimum."

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Postby Gaidal Cain » May 15 2007, 19:36

For those who wants to see the totally gay dragon:link.

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Postby Omega_Destroyer » May 15 2007, 19:38

Weak. Super weak.

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Postby Arveragus » May 15 2007, 19:43

That Rainbow Dragon sure is a bargain, though. According to the chart of the Might and Magic site, it only costs 3.400 gold, which is even less than a Green Dragon (3.500 gold) and much cheaper than an Emerald Dragon (4.700 gold). Conclusion: either this info is wrong, or all prices have been tweaked.

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Postby Grumpy Old Wizard » May 15 2007, 20:44

Arveragus wrote:That Rainbow Dragon sure is a bargain, though. According to the chart of the Might and Magic site, it only costs 3.400 gold, which is even less than a Green Dragon (3.500 gold) and much cheaper than an Emerald Dragon (4.700 gold). Conclusion: either this info is wrong, or all prices have been tweaked.


Or choice C: Nival still doesn't get balance.

Rainbow dragon surely could have been "Prismatic dragon" unless Wizards of the Coast has that copyrighted.

Then the breath attack would be prismatic breath instead of rainbow breath. Anyways, the name needs to be changed to something else.

Maybe we need to brainstorm some names and send them to Nival.

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Postby Darkstroem » May 15 2007, 21:08

I wonder what a "rainbow breath" looks like. Colours spraying out the dragon's mouth, painting enemy units in fancy red, green and blue?

No, wait, this is HoMM. That means everyone who gets hit with a rainbow gains extra luck for the combat.

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Postby HodgePodge » May 15 2007, 21:24

Even I don't like it and I'm a big Dragon fan. This is so totally lame! Image Looks kinda like the Emerald Dragon with a new paint job. ;| You'd think those blobs at Nival could come up with something … anything original.
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Postby I Beeba Janus » May 15 2007, 21:43

How about a "yay, return of the Sharpshooters!" That was at least one thing I'm happy about here. I'm generally pleased overall, see some units I'd use and some I wouldn't and they do look cooler. If that is the true price for Rainbow Dragons then maybe Darkstroem is right and enemies it strikes get luck bonuses (the punishment for stinginess) but I wouldn't be suprised if they meant to put 4400 gold.

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Postby kingcranium14 » May 15 2007, 21:51

Why are they all blue?
Why is the "rainbow" dragon not rainbow, and just blue?
Why do they all have the same skills, plus one?

Oh, and by the way, are "we" going to mod the treant so it looks like the beta one, or leave it? Hmm..
Edited on Tue, May 15 2007, 15:09 by kingcranium14

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Postby knworld » May 15 2007, 21:54

My excitement level for the exp just went down 50%.

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Postby aaelgr » May 15 2007, 23:14

Most of them look alright (as long as you ignore the blue theme), but there's something about the Anger Treant's beard that make me laugh.
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