im seriously considering selling my homm5 set before the price drops...
apparently there are issues with 2.1 balance, so 1.5, being so late, is now gonna put support 2 months behind HoF.
im starting to think the support cycle for the game is fubar... so 1.5 in a month, 2 months later 2.2, 2 months later 1.6, then it gets worse: they release an expansion.
so then, already apparently over their heads and bogged down with the shoddy implementation of homm5 and its expansion 1, we will have 3 versions to muck it up.
so then what? 1.6, 2.2, and 3.0? 3-4 months per patch per version?
I believe most of us that have the expansion were dismayed by the fact that you had to disk swap to play the original campaigns, and not have HOF programmed to play them the way 3DO allowed the expansions to be backwardly compatible. Also once you patched the expansion you need not worry about the earlier versions. When the third expansion is released two things could happen neither of which is acceptable. One you now deal with patching up to three games, or Nival no longer supports 1 or both of the earlier editions. Hopefully they will take a higher road an incorporate compatibility into the next expansion so maintaining three versions will not be necessary, yeah right.