I think the tank picture was submitted as a POTD at least five times. So here is another one of those new "mechanics" introduced in Hammers of Fate. Thanks evilp.

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Crusard at 2006-11-21 15:20 wrote:
A plane is just boring. Even an UFO would have been funner!
SAITAN at 2006-11-21 14:32 wrote:
where do you get the game

Mytical at 2006-11-21 08:13 wrote:
Yep this is true, however he did have the skill set when he was with inferno. Anyhow, I have to agree that it is not very interesting.
SAITAN at 2006-11-21 00:38 wrote:
a plane and how do you beat the agreal mission the 3 and agreal is no demon but a warlock dinosaur+staff+casts spells+hatesdemons=warlock

1979 at 2006-11-20 19:37 wrote:
Don't get me wrong, I like easter eggs in games, but I like funny or interesting ones. This one is just kind of... there.

DaemianLucifer at 2006-11-20 17:48 wrote:
But nival never made something in space,so including such a thing would make no sense for them to do.

ThunderTitan at 2006-11-20 17:47 wrote:
Well we could always pretend that the Ancients ships looked like WW2 warmachines. Just aks L.Ron and Tom. :devil:

Angelspit at 2006-11-20 16:45 wrote:
Just like the Kilrathi ship (from Wing Commander) in one of the Ultimas (6 or 7 I think).

Marzhin at 2006-11-20 16:23 wrote:
They should have made a crashed spaceship instead of a WW2 plane. That would have been quite useful in my maps taking place in the old MM universe :P

Vokial at 2006-11-20 13:16 wrote:
Haha Call of Duty + Heroes 5 HoF = Hitler in Ashan :P

DaemianLucifer at 2006-11-20 11:45 wrote:
DL, have you ever tried making a def for h3wog? then you should know how easy it is to do 1 frame, but how hard it is to make a fluent animation. for 20 such easter eggs time, you could get maybe 1 fully made hero model. but considering there are just 2 easter machines so far, i guess homm couldnt have been improved much with the time nival would have had got to spend in some other way.

I know how it differs,especially if you already have a model somwhere in the archive.However,thinking of an easter egg usually means that you had nothing better to do with your spare time,and they were complaining how they had not just no spare time at all,but not enough time as well.

Marzhin at 2006-11-20 10:50 wrote:
Who knows, maybe the plane came to Ashan through a plot hole :D
djaydjay at 2006-11-20 10:36 wrote:
I really don't get all the complaints upon this simple model.
I need to test the graphics. I go ask the graphist, can you give me a tremendous model of a dwarf with fire effects in 5 minutes ? Of course, the artist will tell, give me two secs just to get you out of my desk. Then, I waste time with nothing to do since the artist will give me the model in two weeks. Then my boss arrives the next day. What have you done with the graphics engine ? Nothing, I am still waiting for the final model to be achieved. And then the project is late. Time wasted -> 2 weeks.

Or, I take the engine of a last project (say silent storm) and test the modified engine with an older model of a tank. Time wasted -> none.
And then include a bit of "humour" in any map (time wasted -> 2 seconds).
We can discuss the sense of humour of the devs, but i really don't get the trolling attitude of some people in the forum.
gafferr at 2006-11-20 03:34 wrote:
I got a small chuckle out of the plane and several large chuckles out of the responses on this thread, some of you should get out more, this is after all, just a whimsical game, not life and death.

Elvin at 2006-11-20 01:16 wrote:
I don't know,WW2 machines in Ashan tells me of poor taste and badly conceived imagination.Then again I've had hints from other things...

stefan.urlus at 2006-11-20 00:24 wrote:
Is this kind of thing the bonus we get in repayment for the bugs and the excellent support Nival provide, or even in compensation for the marvelous paperdoll?

Nival, hear this, spend less time on frivolities and more time coding something reasonable!

vhilhu at 2006-11-19 23:28 wrote:
DL, have you ever tried making a def for h3wog? then you should know how easy it is to do 1 frame, but how hard it is to make a fluent animation. for 20 such easter eggs time, you could get maybe 1 fully made hero model. but considering there are just 2 easter machines so far, i guess homm couldnt have been improved much with the time nival would have had got to spend in some other way.

DaemianLucifer at 2006-11-19 23:14 wrote:
I don't see why it should be problematic for anyone that they inserted a plane into a map as a easter egg or whatever. Maybe it's just something that you don't get? If I had to guess I would have to wonder whether the tank and the plane models were possibly ripped from another of Nival's games, perhaps Silent Storm?? I thought I read that Heroes 5 used a modified SS engine?


I get the easter egg.What I dont get is:Only one hero model for every faction because theres no time;enough t ,and similar things,in multiple patches because theres no time;no caravans in expansion because theres no time;yet there is plenty of time to put in crappy easter eggs.


Anyhow, it's funny how easily some people on here get their own panties in a bunch. Your mothers should go buy all you crybabies some pampers because the impression that you give is that trolling is about all you are good for.<br>Edited on Sun, Nov 19 2006, 15:55 by Shad0WeN

Says he in such a constructive maner.

Shad0WeN at 2006-11-19 22:53 wrote:
I don't see why it should be problematic for anyone that they inserted a plane into a map as a easter egg or whatever. Maybe it's just something that you don't get? If I had to guess I would have to wonder whether the tank and the plane models were simply ripped from another of Nival's games, perhaps Silent Storm?? I thought I read that Heroes 5 used a modified SS engine?

Anyhow, it's funny how easily some people on here get their own panties in a bunch. Your mothers should go buy all you crybabies some pampers because the impression that you give is that trolling is about all you are good for.
Edited on Sun, Nov 19 2006, 19:16 by Shad0WeN

Shad0WeN at 2006-11-19 22:34 wrote:
That looks like a German BF109 fighter plane

Gaidal Cain at 2006-11-19 21:46 wrote:
Enought is enought.
--Ubivan

"Help me, Ubivan, you're my only hope" :D
(yeah right.)

Pol at 2006-11-19 21:26 wrote:
Enought is enought.
--Ubivan

No time, of course, but when will is missing....

DaemianLucifer at 2006-11-19 21:08 wrote:
i think its great. i mean, its not like they wasted so much time on it. a non-working model like that might take a crew of i dont know how many guys maybe an hour to make.

And fixing enough t needed how much time to fix? :devil:

Pol at 2006-11-19 20:02 wrote:
All right, glad to hear Nival is wasting more time on things that HoMM doesn't need instead of improving things that suck that HoMM does need. What a surprise.

Nope, no time wasted . You must see under cover, they did model in theirs spare time or get it from some other game and convert it here. Maybe they even didn't convert it. Just few minutes for some amusement and testing. Yep . If they would did complete sci-fi faction and never used it or used it when it didn't fit, then it would be time lose. ;)

Sauron at 2006-11-19 19:19 wrote:
Yep, they lost so much time when their artists were sleeping and doing nothing.

Still, I don't see whats the problem with the plane.

to TT:
testing if fans can mod everything into the game parhaps?

CloudRiderX at 2006-11-19 18:30 wrote:
All right, glad to hear Nival is wasting more time on things that HoMM doesn't need instead of improving things that suck that HoMM does need. What a surprise.

Kareeah Indaga at 2006-11-19 17:59 wrote:
Anyone else find it ironic that it isn't until they dump the sci-fi aspect that machines find their way into Heroes? ^W^

Who knows, with enough time maybe someone'll make a Forge Town mod... :D

Aku at 2006-11-19 17:33 wrote:
Actually there is a cartographer on this map so you can see the plane without looking in the editor :p

soupnazii at 2006-11-19 17:23 wrote:
i think its great. i mean, its not like they wasted so much time on it. a non-working model like that might take a crew of i dont know how many guys maybe an hour to make.

ThunderTitan at 2006-11-19 16:22 wrote:
Yeah, tanks and busted planes are a necesity for testing.

Now if maybe they'd enlighten us to why we might find it less boring.
myythryyn at 2006-11-19 16:21 wrote:
Sauron at 2006-11-19 08:53 wrote:
It is an easter egg. And probably just something that is used to test the game mechanics.

game mechanics?? the plane is in an unused, unaccessable corner of the map, that can only be viewed by opening the map in the editor.
all this does is show how serious nival takes this game to put something so completly out of context and has nothing to do with game mechanics.
and easter eggs usuallly are something fun. This is not.

Sauron at 2006-11-19 15:53 wrote:
It is an easter egg. And probably just something that is used to test the game mechanics.
myythryyn at 2006-11-19 15:27 wrote:
Nival should stop putting out of context things in a fantasy game. They are not funny, not intersesting, and not needed. At least when new world computing would put real life references in their might and magic games they were humourous. Putting tanks and planes, is not.
Edited on Sun, Nov 19 2006, 08:27 by myythryyn

evilp at 2006-11-19 13:54 wrote:
It's.........BF109?
Edited on Sun, Nov 19 2006, 06:54 by evilp
anakha at 2006-11-19 13:33 wrote:
What is this, April 1st?

Pitsu at 2006-11-19 13:00 wrote:
Next expansion will bring battleship then.

I would bet on a submarine. Possibly a nuclear one and as the patriarch of nagas.

Am I the only one feeling that politics has made it into Homm?

vhilhu at 2006-11-19 12:48 wrote:
you noticed the nuclear winter there too?

ThunderTitan at 2006-11-19 12:39 wrote:
So AShan is actualy a post-apocaliptic Russia filled with WW2 warmachines?

DaemianLucifer at 2006-11-19 12:35 wrote:
Next expansion will bring battleship then.

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