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Postby Kalah » Feb 5 2015, 15:06

The Necropolis town screen, as released on the <a href="http://mmh7.ubi.com/en/blog/post/view/the-city-of-the-spider-cult">official blog</a>

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Postby Romanov77 » Feb 5 2015, 16:09

Coming soon:

Spider Elves! (with upgrade version having bigger pauldrons and boob armor).
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Postby Infiltrator » Feb 5 2015, 20:15

How is boob armor an upgrade? An upgrade should be LESS armor or the target audience wouldn't be getting it.

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Postby Panda Tar » Feb 5 2015, 21:27

What bothers me the most is the general "defaultness" of these town screens, similar to those of Heroes 4.

Other things I also don't fancy, but right now I've got a headache and I cannot think on bad things too often.
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Postby parcaleste » Feb 5 2015, 21:55

They try... but they try the same stuff over and over again.

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Postby Yurian Stonebow » Feb 6 2015, 13:09

Are we saying here that the Spiky, Green Death of Poison a la Heroes V is the preferred model?
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Postby Panda Tar » Feb 6 2015, 13:33

Marzhin explained there that this is the time of this spider cult in MM timeline, so this theme focused on spiders. There's a commotion at the council of people that really don't like this - many even support spiders wandering about, but even them think that they overdid a bit this focus. And it's likely that all this spider tosh is not returning the next game, not that strong, at least.

I don't mind spiders in line ups, specially given that they are replacing units I rarely hired such as the zombies.

What bothers me in visual design, given that we know little about mechanics yet, is the lack of sense, identity and creativity. And it comes since H5.
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Postby parcaleste » Feb 6 2015, 15:40

I liked H5. But it was the first, so it passes. Then the things just started falling trough.

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Postby Panda Tar » Feb 6 2015, 15:54

Speaking of TS, H5 had unique ambiance for each one, although useless 3D as it could be. And the idea of city-town-kingdom was present. You felt like owning something more than an advanced military camp, which is what H6 and H7 are looking like. H5, imho, had the perfect feeling brought in those town screens. I simply didn't see a use for 3D back then (or now), even when I liked it in first impression.
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Postby cjlee » Feb 6 2015, 19:24

Although I have been pretty critical of Ubisoft and HVI, I really have nothing to complain about for the town screens. In fact I'm quite happy with them.

Well done Ubisoft; at least I have no complaints about this!

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Postby Kalah » Feb 6 2015, 20:45

(starts to look for flying piglets) ;)
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Postby Panda Tar » Feb 6 2015, 21:02

:lolu:

I was kinda surprised, really.
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Postby mr.hackcrag » Feb 7 2015, 0:40

We only have flying smile girls: :angel:

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It's not too shabby like this, except the Vishnu statue doesn't match the Egypt mausoleum influence.

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Postby vicheron » Feb 9 2015, 0:02

Why not just create a brand new spider faction? Or at least add a special spider creature with the ability to wrap the dead in cocoons so they can be preserved to be raised as undead.

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Postby Kalah » Feb 9 2015, 8:44

Spider ability --> cocoon silk wrap (stun 2 turns) :D
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Postby Panda Tar » Feb 9 2015, 12:56

150 mana cost. :creative:
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Postby BB Shockwave » Feb 16 2015, 22:45

Hey Ubisoft, Wizards called, they said just because you put their drow and spider goddess themes in two different towns, doesn't mean you were not stealing their IP...

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Postby BB Shockwave » Feb 16 2015, 22:47

"Although I have been pretty critical of Ubisoft and HVI, I really have nothing to complain about for the town screens."

-Well, I HAVE! It's bloody 2015. How come Ubi is too lazy to give us proper animated 3D townscreens? or the costs in HOMMV were too high? IN HOMMVI, we know the reason was that they rushed the game and the developer could not produce them, hence the artwork... but come on! Move with the times! Even Age of Wonders III shows buildings you have built on the strategic map, even.

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Postby Salamandre » Feb 21 2015, 20:04

Hilarious fan-made video about H7 necropolis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky62krnnZL4

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Postby Tress » Feb 21 2015, 20:18

For some odd reason fact that there are undead spiders in king bounty remake, isnt bothering people.
In heroes 6 there already fate spinners that are basically spider assiocated creatures , that are arguably undead, so I dont see reason for all the spider fuss people are making here,


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