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Postby aaelgr » Jul 28 2007, 15:47

'If you have Heroes V or Hammers of Fate, Tribes of the East will allow you to increase the level of your old characters by an extra ability point.'
Hopefully this means we can get another skill point (or whatever you get when you go up a level). My Wulfstan beat Laszlo 1 level away from Absolute Protection...
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Postby Wraith » Jul 28 2007, 16:10

RABIA***
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Postby Elvin » Jul 28 2007, 16:19

Uhh...Try to compare the looks of warcraft, lotr and H5 ones then.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jul 28 2007, 17:46

Or compare previous HoMM games and WH to H5... guess which one's closer.
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Postby Wraith » Jul 28 2007, 17:51

huoh whatever i dont care

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Postby rdeford » Jul 28 2007, 18:05

@ Moragauth, Avalon-Eternal, et al.,

Originality is risky business in gamer land, so we get 80% re-make and 20% original. Blame the many, many consumers who eschew originality if it doesn't allow them to stay in their comfort zone, be it UI, game controls, political correctness, genre type, artistic style, platform, or whatever. In other words, when someone is putting up the multi-million dollars it takes to finance game development, they dictate what they think is going to sell and that's what ends up on the shelves. H5 is no exception. Let us consider what the 5 stands for and how it got there the next time we hope for a 6.
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Postby Orfinn » Jul 28 2007, 18:09

"you'll have an option on the Market to sell. "

Confirmed where?

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Postby Avalon-Eternal » Jul 28 2007, 18:17

Rdeford:

Very true.

Sauron:

Right, even the old is good with a great story. There is a reason for copying, and that is because the base material is good. Hopefully. Thing is, fighting to protect nature and slaughtering empires to do it, doesn't sound appealing to me. But hey, just a preview, so I don't even know what I'm talking about.

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Postby Wraith » Jul 28 2007, 18:26

@rdeford

are you trying to say HeroesVI should have 2d grapichs and fighting heroes and same gay things what is in homm3? raah
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Postby ywhtptgtfo » Jul 28 2007, 18:57

I already have a feeling that the story will be complete garbage. A bunch of former slaves that can rival suppress high magics and powers of ancient factions? That's ridicules. What sounds even worse is that these demon spawns are eco-terrorists (probably inspired by the extremists in Europe). At least think of something more original... like Orcs want to rally behind the Demon Messiah for their same heritage or something... (alright, this is not an uber idea, but still)

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Postby jeff » Jul 28 2007, 19:13

Frankly I'm not expecting very much from tribes to be excited about, of course I have found little in H-V in general to be excited about other than the Heroes franchise is still alive. My biggest hope is for an improved editor either in tribes or by patch.
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Postby Humakt » Jul 28 2007, 22:08

Content-wise Tribes of the East seem to be the best expansion of any game I've seen so far. Though I hold my tongue till I've played the game.
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Postby Elvin » Jul 28 2007, 22:17

It certainly does seem so, can't help but keep my hopes up. At some time we were complaining about the lack of new features in HoF :)
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Postby Moragauth » Jul 28 2007, 22:40

@ Rdeford:

I really don't care about originality if the material is good. What does irk me is Nival (or its fans) trying to pass this off as groundbreaking stuff. It really isn't. I like Dungeon most of all factions, and IMO it's one of the least original. At least Nival doesn't pretend it isn't.

@ ywhtptgtfo

I agree completely. It is amazing how much nonsense certain game designers can inject into their games. We're talking about Academy, a faction with a Hero that ascended to godhood, unable to suppress some measly slaves? The power to bend magic is the domain of spellcasters, who themselves cannot do it perfectly.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Jul 28 2007, 23:12

rdeford wrote:>Originality is risky business in gamer land, so we get 80% re-make and 20% original. <


But why copy another universe instead of the one of the previous games?


ywhtptgtfo wrote:>A bunch of former slaves that can rival suppress high magics and powers of ancient factions? That's ridicules.<


Don't tell that to the british, it might hurt their feelings.


>huoh whatever i dont care<


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Postby jeff » Jul 28 2007, 23:23

Humakt wrote:Content-wise Tribes of the East seem to be the best expansion of any game I've seen so far. Though I hold my tongue till I've played the game.


Elvin wrote:It certainly does seem so, can't help but keep my hopes up. At some time we were complaining about the lack of new features in HoF :)


Ah, to be young and naive again. Seriously I hope you both are right. ;|
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Postby Cleanpea » Jul 29 2007, 0:24

there are rumors of mixed neutral stacks. That would be so nice.


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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jul 29 2007, 0:26

That certainly would be a nice change of pace.
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Postby Humakt » Jul 29 2007, 2:05

jeff wrote:Ah, to be young and naive again. Seriously I hope you both are right. ;|


I've played lots of different games and I can't think of single expansion (at least for strategy game) that would/had add as much content as Tribe of the East is going to.

As for young and naive, well, I've been playing Heroes since HoMM2. And have been more or less active board person since year 2000-2001 not to mention I have also churned out 20+ maps for the series. So I definitely share your concern about map editor (I've actually made two maps for H5 though they aren't quite finished do to pretty odd problems with the said editor).
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Postby ywhtptgtfo » Jul 29 2007, 3:24

>Don't tell that to the british, it might hurt their feelings.

The Orcs did not establish civilized cultures (thus are leaders of the 'Barbarians'), the Brits, on the other hand, did.


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