Favorite overall faction across all heroes game?

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Favorite faction - H1-H2-H3-H4-H5

Knight/Castle/Haven
6
7%
Forest town: Sorceress/Rampart/Preserve/Sylvan
11
13%
Wizard/Tower/Academy
17
21%
Warlock/Dungeon/Asylum
16
20%
Barbarian/Stronghold
7
9%
Demonic town/Inferno
4
5%
Swamp town (H3 Fortress)
6
7%
Undead/Necropolis
9
11%
Elemental town (Conflux from H3: AB)
4
5%
Dwarf town (Fortress from H5)
2
2%
 
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Postby Midas » Oct 4 2009, 4:29

Rampart for me...

and I don't know why people don't like their HV town design... It's AWESOME, I think sumthin' like LOTR should use that kind of design...Don't you think?
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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Oct 4 2009, 10:29

Voted preserve/sylvan. I love the music themes, the visuals, especially in H5, and I love the heroes as well. Great town :-D
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Postby MistWeaver » Oct 4 2009, 12:52

Warlock/Dungeon/Asylum for me.

coz of their ominous nature )

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Postby ThunderTitan » Oct 5 2009, 9:02

There might be a clue about it in my username... think you can figure it out?! (finished my first HoMM game with them, been my favourites ever since)

Followed by the Black Dragon Town of course...
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Postby dallasmavs41 » Jan 10 2010, 2:46

I like the Necromancer town the most. I didn't play H1, but when I got H2 they were my favorite and it's continued to this day. I've always liked the idea of raising skeletons from the army you defeated. No morale and some of the cool abilities are some other things that made the Necromancers more interesting, IMO.

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Postby Fewtger » Jan 11 2010, 23:57

Somehow I like Inferno the most by far, followed by Barbarian forces. Normally in games, I pick the faction with the most tricks up thier sleeves. But I seem to have shifted to "win fast/win now".

Anyway, the Demon faction is most fun, even though they really are pretty bad (I'm interested in your mod UHO, where can I find it?). Besides, they're not really evil, they're evil with a huge wink.

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Postby GreatEmerald » Jan 12 2010, 17:49

Fewtger wrote:Anyway, the Demon faction is most fun, even though they really are pretty bad (I'm interested in your mod UHO, where can I find it?). Besides, they're not really evil, they're evil with a huge wink.


Well, trying to kill all inhabitants of the planet and terraforming it into a vulcan-filled world can be treated as rather evil ;)

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Postby Fewtger » Jan 12 2010, 20:40

Alright, they're humorous evil. They are the Scary Movie of horror-movies.
Come on, you can't take them seriously.

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Postby Midas » Jan 17 2010, 11:34

You mean the Imps? oh... the helpless rip-offs of HOMM3...

or... thats about it I can think of...

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Postby Corlagon » Jan 17 2010, 12:38

It actually took me quite a while to realise that the Demons in H5 were deliberately stereotypical and actually weren't supposed to be taken seriously in the least. I think I only picked up on that when I played CoH, actually. I guess it was an easy mistake since in H5's storyline it's extremely difficult to tell where the drivel ends and the jokes begin. Maybe I'd been subconsciously hoping they'd turn out to be the same Kreegans from the earlier games and not a cheap clone race.

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Postby UndeadHalfOrc » Jan 17 2010, 14:29

Fewtger wrote:Somehow I like Inferno the most by far, followed by Barbarian forces. Normally in games, I pick the faction with the most tricks up thier sleeves. But I seem to have shifted to "win fast/win now".

Anyway, the Demon faction is most fun, even though they really are pretty bad (I'm interested in your mod UHO, where can I find it?). Besides, they're not really evil, they're evil with a huge wink.


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Postby sylvanllewelyn » Jan 28 2010, 12:26

I chose HAVEN/KNIGHT/CASTLE.

Haven is interesting because you are essentially putting them into a world where they are not the dominant species, surrounded by enemies that are more numerous and more organized? When they are beaten up by superior magic or technology? What kind of cultural, religious or social values will they embrace? How would they defend themselves?

I have always wondered if there are circumstances where a fully democratic society will vote itself out and replace it with a republic or autocratic council for its (perceived?) security benefits and its association with military state.

And about the whole Conflux thing being overpowered, I can tell you their weakness is Castle. The "ability" of Conflux units is their elemental units are immune to many hostile effects but Castle units don't have hostile effects. Combined with A/D differences between Knights and Elementists and not even Armageddon's Blade can save you.

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Postby Fewtger » Feb 3 2010, 20:10

sylvanllewelyn wrote:I have always wondered if there are circumstances where a fully democratic society will vote itself out and replace it with a republic or autocratic council for its (perceived?) security benefits and its association with military state.


Think... think hard.

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Postby Mirez » Feb 5 2010, 16:42

sylvanllewelyn wrote:I have always wondered if there are circumstances where a fully democratic society will vote itself out and replace it with a republic or autocratic council for its (perceived?) security benefits and its association with military state.

I think it happened it the 3rd starwars movie (Lucas' movies not the original 5)
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Postby Kalah » Feb 5 2010, 17:14

Yah, or the Roman republic. :D

I love Sylvan, for the madly powerful archers (Elves rule), and lately for the big dragons as well. I don't always choose Sylvan, though... since I know other factions can be more powerful if used correctly.

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Postby Mirez » Feb 5 2010, 17:34

it's hard to choose, I play pretty much all factions, in heroes 3 tower is my favorite, however in heroes 5 I hate academy

in heroes 5 sylvan is pretty awesome when played right
treants are dendrosexual 0_o

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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 5 2010, 17:43

Kalah wrote:Yah, or the Roman republic. :D


Way to spoil it...
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Postby Banedon » Feb 5 2010, 23:51

sylvanllewelyn wrote:And about the whole Conflux thing being overpowered, I can tell you their weakness is Castle. The "ability" of Conflux units is their elemental units are immune to many hostile effects but Castle units don't have hostile effects. Combined with A/D differences between Knights and Elementists and not even Armageddon's Blade can save you.


You can't beat Conflux in normal matches. Their armies start and stay fast, they have easy access to all four schools of magic, they can climb the TeCH tree very fast and their Phoenixes reproduce at 4 per week. It can be done in the campaigns, yes (I assume that's what you mean, since you mentioned Armageddon's Blade). It can also be done if it's the AI handling Conflux. But against a player of equal skill, unless you get massive good fortune Conflux will simply walk all over you.
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Postby GreatEmerald » Feb 6 2010, 12:11

Banedon wrote:But against a player of equal skill, unless you get massive good fortune Conflux will simply walk all over you.

I guess that's what happens when you try messing with the Elemental Planes :D

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Postby Fewtger » Feb 8 2010, 18:26

Man, I hate the conflux. I hate the sudden upgrade for elementals, the "psychic elemental" (WTF?) and I hate the way the city looks.
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