first thank you to react three weeks later,
Marzhin wrote:Well, good thing for you my "contribution" to the narrative texts of the Lost Tales is maybe 20 words in total then ^^
yah 20 words is 20 words too many IMO, should be 0 words,
is better off to just leave the story the way it is and not give in to fan urges to tamper, if someone in Ubisoft can't be in 2002 to define the original story they cannot position themselves as author even whether they want to be lol
Besides, at no point in the campaign anyone says "that is the one truth!". It's only one of several possible explanations of what the Broken Isles are. You can also go for the "a land broken during a great war among the gods" explanation, which is 100% from Terry. It's up to you, I won't judge
that's just humblebrag, there is no justified purpose to put in the other possible explanations Terry didn't write,
be fair as a fan and put your personal fan analysis on a discussion forum like the rest of us, if I was in a privileged position in Team Erwin I would be very fair and just say "hello Mr Terry, we need an intro cutscene for the maps, please write the cutscene, good luck",
instead of like saying "eyy Terry, old buddy, I was playing Might and Magic 3 again this week, I personally feel like retrofitting your islands into a spaceship like in Might and Magic 3 because then it will be a reference, do you give your permission and approve my personal theory", I mean that's clearly leading the author a certain direction and tampering with it,
Marzhin wrote:Also, some people want to keep the lore of Heroes and the Might & Magic RPGs separate, some don't. This is nothing new. It's been an age-old debate in the community since at least Heroes III.
well "some people" include devs of Heroes 4, I myself like Elemental Lords, I could say Terry "hey you didn't give names to Elemental Lords, let's use the Elemental Lord names of Might and Magic, Gralkor etc," but how would I know if he meant those Elemental Lords back in 2002, so that would be me biasing the story, fan service and irresponsible lol
or I could say maybe since Genevieve is pretty emotionless maybe she is an android assembled by the Ancients in a brothel to fix the world magic system, nothing contradicts that, and it's just one of several possible explanations of what she is so what do you think, why not add it in right, lol
just leave such pollution out IMO lol
Marzhin wrote:In the second Lost Tale (Dogwoggle's story) there's only one addition to Terry's original text: we added a quick reference to Dogwoggle going to Lodwar in the ending cutscene, just to connect the dots with The Gathering Storm (but I suppose you're going to tell me you don't consider TGS canon either since Jennifer and Terry haven't worked on it :p).
no, I don't see what kind of logic where you would be able to suppose that, unless you equate yourself with Christian Vanover, who was at NWC for several years, not a fan who got into Ubisoft coming along a decade later to alter the original story with personal ideas and theories lol
back for Heroes 6 I couldn't play DLC maps because game was unplayable bad, but did look them up, and they had many questionable fan theories as fact, but for those you were at least open that they are just fan fiction, however this time IMO please avoid to have double standards,
if you would kindly release the original script the way it was that would be good, so we would know what is the fanfic and what is authentic, is not for me but for the fans making the campaign for Heroes 4 as it should have been, they just want the authentic text not the made up stuff lol