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News  → Gossip: A Party in the Dungeon

The Nival Interactive employees raided a Dungeon recently and suffered heavy losses to a pack of Maidens and Witches. We have pictures of the survivors, but they are not particularly office/school/church friendly.



If anyone still bothers to read that article, I was told they are from the little celebrations surrounding the release of Heroes V. I will ask our gentle readers to refrain from linking to the source of those pictures as we have players of young age with us.
Comments

stefan.urlus at 2006-06-06 00:25 wrote:
wow - some grumpy people here .... i say, good on 'em, great party!!
Khelavaster at 2006-06-06 00:02 wrote:
Dunno. They look photoshopped to me.... (and I don't mean just the smilies)
Edited on Mon, Jun 05 2006, 18:03 by Khelavaster

Malicen at 2006-06-05 22:43 wrote:
Well this is... Well it is something. Why am I not in parties like that. Heroes 5 is a good game, if someone thinks otherwiise, look at those photos and see who is playing the game. :)

Entreri at 2006-06-05 21:15 wrote:
Sometimes i just cant say anything except OMFG!!!!!!!! :jester:

CloudRiderX at 2006-06-05 19:21 wrote:
I at least hope they were trying to do some work on that new patch while they were partying. :P

DaemianLucifer at 2006-06-05 18:09 wrote:
that 200,000 dollars is still essentially meaningless with a game of Heroes V's scope and scale, right?


Sure 200,000 can be spent only on voice acting,a map editor and bug fixes,nothing more.So lets just blow them away as useles.
King Imp at 2006-06-05 15:37 wrote:
Oh, and those couple of hundred $ could have been used to hire a spellchecker. :tongue:

Amen to that!

ThunderTitan at 2006-06-04 22:26 wrote:
Remind me not to make money jokes anymore. Yeash you people took what I said too seriously.


Oh, and those couple of hundred $ could have been used to hire a spellchecker. :tongue:
Belmarduk at 2006-06-04 22:17 wrote:
ThunderTitan; ...We're still only talking about, AT MOST, a couple of thousand dollars. Total. For the venue, food, and strippers. Let's say they had a HUNDRED of these little private functions during the course of development. You do realize, that 200,000 dollars is still essentially meaningless with a game of Heroes V's scope and scale, right?

The rendering hardware they used alone probably cost in upwards of a million dollars.

ThunderTitan at 2006-06-04 20:56 wrote:
"This certainly did not detract from the game budget - you all are just being reactionary."

It's Russia.... :devil: and lets not forget those funds don't come out of thin air. :tongue:

And ur taking it too serious anyway.... ;)

Corribus at 2006-06-04 18:52 wrote:
From TT: "Yeah, i'm sure they used their own salaries to fund the party, they couldn't have used company money, could they... :devious:"
Most comparnies have entertainment funds and what not set aside for this sort of thing. (Although in the states, usually it's spent on Pizza or a nice restaurant - not strip joints). This certainly did not detract from the game budget - you all are just being reactionary.

ThunderTitan at 2006-06-04 17:33 wrote:
I think there might have been a counter-petition. There were some people that reacted rather violently to the petition.

Ethric at 2006-06-04 17:32 wrote:
Yeah, that's the only petition I saw :|

theLuckyDragon at 2006-06-04 17:28 wrote:
Oh, yeah, and all of you idiots who signed that petition demanding that it not be delayed.

Last I heard, the petition was for delaying the game, not against it...

ThunderTitan at 2006-06-04 17:23 wrote:
PS: The rushed release wasn't THEIR fault.

I heard differently. Not that Ubi's innocent....
Belmarduk at 2006-06-04 17:14 wrote:
In terms of company expense, hiring a bunch of strippers is like a drop in the bucket. It probably cost them a few hundred bucks to hire those ladies. Maybe a couple of grand between concessions and the rental of the venue. As opposed to the game development, which probably cost many millions of dollars, and the developers spent tens of thousands of manhours to piece the thing together. I think they're entitled to spend a little bit of the change left over and have a party. Even an incomplete, broken game's employees deserve a little rest at the end.

PS: The rushed release wasn't THEIR fault. Blame their publisher, heebs. Oh, yeah, and all of you idiots who signed that petition demanding that it not be delayed. Forgetting the prime rule of games - it's better for a game to come out late, then to come out on time and be unfinished! It's as much your fault as anyone else's!

Edited on Sun, Jun 04 2006, 11:15 by Belmarduk

ThunderTitan at 2006-06-04 10:38 wrote:
I doubt any funds from the game went onto this, it has no impact on the game. It's a private party it's not how they advertised it or anything...



Yeah, i'm sure they used their own salaries to fund the party, they couldn't have used company money, could they... :devious:

Monastor at 2006-06-04 10:23 wrote:
@Nebs
There are some things that money can't buy... paying some cash doesn't make a game deserve its brand name

Rapier at 2006-06-04 03:57 wrote:
Actually I don't see what this really has to do with anything. I doubt any funds from the game went onto this, it has no impact on the game. It's a private party it's not how they advertised it or anything...

How nival chooses to celebrate their sucesses is up to them. I have friends that would celebrate just like that for their sucesses. It doesn't really showcase much else about there personality. (After all there's more than one way to react to any situation the tone of there celebration might not have been rampant sexuality as everyones assuming).

I might change my opinion if I knew where this was posted up for Angesplit to get hold of it though. Did Nival put this up on there own website? (then it has publicity implicaitons...)

Campaigner at 2006-06-03 21:41 wrote:
THAT'S what I call a releaseparty! :D Link to pics pleae!

And I think the smilie type he choosed to cover the womens sacred areas were the one he had on his face when he saw those pictures :lol:

Gaidal Cain at 2006-06-03 19:44 wrote:
I think this is kind of unnecessary. I mean, I have been trying to stick up for Ubi against complaints and stuff, and now they pull this. Even I cannot deny that this represents a ton of wasted time and effort.

Nival, not Ubisoft. I don't think Fabrice is too happy with this...

CloudRiderX at 2006-06-03 19:37 wrote:
I think this is kind of unnecessary. I mean, I have been trying to stick up for Ubi against complaints and stuff, and now they pull this. Even I cannot deny that this represents a ton of wasted time and effort.
mrmud at 2006-06-03 19:34 wrote:
Quote: theGryphon "Wow man! What a party! I've sensed that HV has gone more mature but not like this :D"

I would say its proof that H5 has become less mature

vinius at 2006-06-03 18:11 wrote:
and what is IT!? :)
http://www.celestialheavens.com/images/news/DungeonParty2.jpg

Nebs at 2006-06-03 16:36 wrote:
Monastor wrote: "This is outrageously lame. There are better ways of advertising a product. As far as I have never respected Ubisoft with its ideas, now I'm sure that they don't deserve to own the brand name."

They don't advertise anything. They have a private party with strippers celebrating release of HV. Also, it's not Ubisoft, it's Nival. And ofcourse they deserve the brand name, paid a lot of money for it.

It other news, rumours for final patch are that we might have some orgy celebrations. Or I wish that, not sure...
WretchedGnu at 2006-06-03 16:32 wrote:
ah... it's good to see the spirit of the Tyco corporation still abroad in the business world. Maybe we could just go back a few decades and have Playboy Bunnies serving the male managers grapes on Roman-style couches?

And where are the male strippers? Oh, wait, that's right: the point is to reinforce the notion that the company is an exclusively male domain, oriented toward male desire.

dark raider at 2006-06-03 14:59 wrote:
Are those pictures from the E3 convention?? or where are they from??

Xenofex.XVII at 2006-06-03 14:38 wrote:
[quote:d63ea58bf8="Monastor"]Oh yeah... The series of Heroes of Might and Magic is holy... like a church... it doesn't need naked chicks... It's a desecration!

Men! What are you suggesting? Is it a porn game?

This is outrageously lame. There are better ways of advertising a product. As far as I have never respected Ubisoft with its ideas, now I'm sure that they don't deserve to own the brand name.[/quote:d63ea58bf8]

This time I agree with Monastor. Not everything actualy. I has nothing to do with the church and holyness. Heroes of MM is a great game, but not religiuos.

Strippers...ech, why put them in the main page? why put them at all? I don't even want to know how the guys at Nival worked.Dungeon and Academy were created the last anyway.That explains a lot.
I did not like the dungeon before, now I don't like it even more. :ill:

As for religion: I don't believe the Church. :devil: :devious:
Edited on Sat, Jun 03 2006, 08:45 by Xenofex.XVII

DungeonMaster at 2006-06-03 14:30 wrote:
I gotta admit that was pretty cool B-)
sabaw at 2006-06-03 14:02 wrote:
someone gimme a link! :D

ThunderTitan at 2006-06-03 11:36 wrote:
Oh, and for anyone over 18: You know where to find me.... :devious:
reynaert at 2006-06-03 11:24 wrote:
It's their way of saying this homm is still a bare version, we're waiting for some patches and updates to adress to those problems. Or ehm, it's a stripped down version, compared to what they had in mind.

Metathron at 2006-06-03 10:48 wrote:
"OMGWTFBBQ! Seriously, you really don't associate strippers with fantasy turn-based strategy games."

What, as opposed to real time strategy games? :P
Edited on Sat, Jun 03 2006, 04:48 by Metathron

ThunderTitan at 2006-06-03 10:47 wrote:
And now we know where all the money for voice acting and cutscenes went....

Romanov77 at 2006-06-03 10:43 wrote:
The Gargoyle and Trent design was crearly originated by alchool abuse...
reynaert at 2006-06-03 10:33 wrote:
The concipiation of the dungeon suddenly makes a whole lot more sense. I guess, they're trying to make Homm5-conventions ehm... More attractive to the male eye.

Ethric at 2006-06-03 10:25 wrote:
So that's where the money to make a finished game went; strippers (and I'm willing to bet, a substantial amount of vodka) *cue eyeroll at the tacky arrangement*

frozd at 2006-06-03 10:05 wrote:
Nice (read it in an italian mafia accent)

Infiltrator at 2006-06-03 09:55 wrote:
Haha that's awsome :)

I'll agree with Orifinn, the smilies were competly unnecessary ;)

Monastor at 2006-06-03 09:43 wrote:
Oh yeah... The series of Heroes of Might and Magic is holy... like a church... it doesn't need naked chicks... It's a desecration!

Men! What are you suggesting? Is it a porn game?

This is outrageously lame. There are better ways of advertising a product. As far as I have never respected Ubisoft with its ideas, now I'm sure that they don't deserve to own the brand name.

Orfinn at 2006-06-03 09:42 wrote:
Stupid smilies....

jackeboy at 2006-06-03 09:40 wrote:
Yeah
Arzang at 2006-06-03 08:36 wrote:
GIMME LINKS!

I want boobies.

Romanov77 at 2006-06-03 08:36 wrote:
I wish the wages of that girls was used to make the game less buggy.
reynaert at 2006-06-03 07:48 wrote:
I'll never be able to play dungeon again, without having these infernal images in front of my eyes!

But, now, seriously, this isn't to compensate for something? No? I mean, like hardworking programmers taking some ehm... leave?

Or is this the russian way of doing things? Whereas in the southern us, we'd get a church session, and then a solemn reception, over there, in the far east (or west, depending on location) (or north) it seems different.

socketboy at 2006-06-03 06:08 wrote:
lol what a release party.... just like booth babes, they have to be thinking everyone there is a total nerd... lol

Omega_Destroyer at 2006-06-03 05:24 wrote:
Words fail me.

HellSpawn at 2006-06-03 04:22 wrote:
You gotta love those Euro-babes....heh:)

protecyon at 2006-06-03 04:04 wrote:
Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "from Russia with love"
Personoic at 2006-06-03 04:02 wrote:
OMGWTFBBQ! Seriously, you really don't associate strippers with fantasy turn-based strategy games.

grumpy_dwarf at 2006-06-03 03:59 wrote:
a "work" party like that is a million dollar law suit here in the US....

DaemianLucifer at 2006-06-03 03:01 wrote:
Wow!Thats some org...I mean party!No wonder HV has been rushed :devil:
shabbit at 2006-06-03 02:03 wrote:
There's an accompanying article? I can just imagine its words.

Psychobabble at 2006-06-03 01:43 wrote:
Pure class...

Ryder at 2006-06-03 01:37 wrote:
It's times like that where you wish you were a smilie.

theGryphon at 2006-06-03 01:33 wrote:
Wow man! What a party! I've sensed that HV has gone more mature but not like this :D

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