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Postby Marzhin » Jan 31 2008, 10:19

LotA's website has been updated with info and characters from Book 2 :)

http://lota.celestialheavens.com

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Postby Corlagon » Jan 31 2008, 16:07

Looks quite excellent :-D Strange that the portraits lack colour but I guess this will be resolved in-game.

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Postby Thelonious » Feb 1 2008, 14:05

I wanted to congradulate you with your Might and Magic approved stamp from Ubisoft!

Great job! :hail:
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Postby Marzhin » Feb 1 2008, 14:09

Corlagon wrote:Looks quite excellent :-D Strange that the portraits lack colour but I guess this will be resolved in-game.


Actually... No. One of the reasons Book 2 has been delayed so much is because the artist of the portraits couldn't find the time to colorize his artwork (due to other work and engagements). That's why we finally decided to use them "rough" and I believe it looks quite good.

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Postby Corlagon » Feb 1 2008, 16:11

Ah, may turn out a little off-putting with the style of other portraits but still they look great IMO. In any case it's the gameplay and storyline that matters most and I doubt we'll be disappointed :)

Seven cheers for Marzhin :D

EDIT: @Marzhin, noticed (what looks like) a small flaw in the given date for the campaigns on the site, 835 and 829 A.C. Call me a hardcore nitpicker but here's a quote from Solmyr:

Solmyr, Book 1 Mission 3 wrote:I can clearly remember the first time I understood I was actually betraying her. I can see myself meeting her in the Hanging Gardens of Arkania, one of the last mornings of spring in the year 536 of the Axeoth calendar.


Am I wrong or is there a 300-year gap in the website's timeline? 8|

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Postby Marzhin » Feb 2 2008, 14:52

Ooops ^^ The correct dates are of course 535 and 529. Thanks for noticing this (note to self : don't update the website at 2 AM...)

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Postby Marzhin » Feb 4 2008, 9:27

LotA Book 2 is now available : http://lota.celestialheavens.com/book2.html

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Postby Akul » Feb 4 2008, 16:15

Downloading right now :D
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Postby Akul » Feb 6 2008, 18:48

Just completed first map. Here is my review so far:

GAMEPLAY
Toooo easy. True, I didn't play it on high difficulty, but I don't remember when an neutral stack (that has max. 4 creatures) engaged me in combat. Even taking over cities Shark's Cove and the one serving Aranorn was too easy with my 150 War Dancers and 100 Master Hunters.
If you make an update, I would highly reccomend making enemies stronger.

STORY
For the greatest part of the game, there was no story which, when you take easy gameplay for a fact, is a bad thing.
However, I like the story when I entered the mountains. It even made up for lack of it during middlegame.

Anyway, I am going to play 2nd map soon (having to study now and mapmake later) and shall post a review of 2nd map once I finish it.
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Postby shep61 » Feb 7 2008, 16:25

Trying to play the second mission. I must be missing something. Red attacks me with a ridiculous army on day 4 of the first week! I lose. I've restarted 5 times, but the same thing happens. I'm stuck!

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Postby Marzhin » Feb 8 2008, 14:33

As it seems many people are having trouble in mission 2, I'll make a fix for this mission. Expect it on monday or tuesday next week.

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Postby shep61 » Feb 8 2008, 23:57

Marzhin, I'm not sure you need to do that. I did manage to beat it. It just very tight in the beginning. If you wait even one turn too long before attacking that first garrison, you lose. However, it is possible and the mission is excellent! I really enjoyed this one!

Once you get past the red army and through the first garrison, it's relatively easy to outrun him. Made it more interesting to have him right on your heels.

There's just no margin for error in the beginning and that seems to be frustrating everyone.

Great job!

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Postby Marzhin » Feb 9 2008, 8:53

I was simply thinking of just wait a week before allowing Darkstorm to go after the player.

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Postby Marzhin » Feb 12 2008, 9:02

The fixed Book 2 is now available. Download link is the same as before.

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Postby evgeny78 » Feb 15 2008, 9:50

Can anybody help me with third mission :|
I stuck with Stela of kaos. It needs from me know some spell (destructive magic I guess), but I have no idea where to find it.

HELP PLEEEEASE

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Postby Akul » Feb 16 2008, 12:28

You should ask that in H5 forum. There is a LotA topic as well.
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Postby evgeny78 » Feb 16 2008, 21:00

But it's about LotA

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Postby Akul » Feb 16 2008, 21:02

evgeny78 wrote:But it's about LotA


YES, but this is mapmaking tread. Players read the other one.
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Postby evgeny78 » Feb 23 2008, 20:18

I think it's related to mapmaking.
I had no way to know in advance, that I need expert destructive magic in order to complete this map. :|
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Postby Akul » Feb 23 2008, 20:29

I think it's related to mapmaking.


No, it is connected with Walkthroughs and gameplay tips and the best place to find those is in the other tread where players reside. This is place where all other talk about LotA resides. Mapmakers post tips for mapmaking here, not "How to complete a map." tips. They often don't even remember other maps.
Of course, that doesn't mean that you can't post questions here, but the chances that somebody shall answer on it are slim. As you could see, your question was answered in H5 subforum, but noone but me replied on your question.
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