Author: Sasha (Serbia), 27-03-2017 22:00

Invasion - The First Circle - Heroes 3 map

Hm, I get your point. It was a bit too much for me. I was able to kill them all since had strong army but after grinding 10 of them I felt bored. This is my personal feeling and it might be challenging for other player. Thanks for the map though. It was challenging. more...

Author: Lauri , 27-03-2017 18:15

Oh and... - The First Circle - Heroes 3 map

I guess it goes without saying the map is supposed to be played on impossible setting. Otherwise the enemy won't hire extra heroes :)

But I guess you always play on impossible so shouldn't be a problem? more...

Author: Lauri , 27-03-2017 18:14

My bad - The First Circle - Heroes 3 map

The map file was correct, but I'd forgotten to activate spare heroes for them. Therefore the enemy doesn't hire more heroes if you manage to win them in battle without them escaping.

Such a tiny mistake causing such a major headache.

Go me.

Map waiting to be uploaded. I apologize more...

Author: Maygwan , 27-03-2017 18:12

Thats correct - Balance - Heroes 3 map

You can however go in and change the editor to allow solo play on the other factions. i played a few on solo just to test the map based on the multiplay aspect. more...

Author: Cesar (Sweden), 27-03-2017 12:50

Necro - Balance - Heroes 3 map

But at solo challeng i could only pick necro it had boosted ai i said ^^ more...

Author: Lauri , 27-03-2017 11:19

Luck factor - The First Circle - Heroes 3 map

Oh and some heroes being easy or not is also always about luck. You know how AI can sometimes be stupid and break down their armies and sometimes unite them under one main-hero. Sometimes they come at you with twice the army, sometimes with half of it and then lost both halves due to not being prepa more...

Author: Lauri , 27-03-2017 11:14

Invasion - The First Circle - Heroes 3 map

Yeah, I understand it can be a bit frustrating at that point, but I'd like you to think of it other way... think of it as a twist in plot.

I know it feels frustrating just when you feel like you're SO close to victory, just when you've taken all the towns that you're quickly l more...

Author: Lauri , 27-03-2017 11:10

TP - The First Circle - Heroes 3 map

You get TP when you really need it, which is during the mid/end-game invasion.

Pink hero with 1000 of each dragons is guarding it. You can either defeat it yourself taking some heavy penalties or alternatively you can take over all their castles in which case the hero is banished in 7 days and th more...

Author: Lauri , 27-03-2017 11:02

weird - The First Circle - Heroes 3 map

That is most weird, shouldn't happen.

In the original version there was the problem of enemy no longer recruiting more heroes - which apparently you didn't have. I fixed it in this version so that they can hire more... but weird enough, they don't...?

I have to take a look late more...

Author: Shinoshuke (VietNam), 27-03-2017 09:32

MoS- Powerful ! - TEW IV Commodus' Revenge - Heroes 3 map

Hi valery!!! I've just finished TEW IV the second times with MOS, 3 month earlier than MoD (M5W3D1 vs M8W3D6). At first it's harder but later it's more powerful with a lot of super demons. Really enjoyed your art...:D. I'm going Alexander the Great and when i finish i'll inf more...

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Heroes of Might and Magic 5 - FAQ - July 2005

This FAQ is intended to clarify current information on Heroes of Might & Magic V. It is targeted primarily to fans, who raised a number of questions regarding the current development status, and was designed with the help of community leaders.

There hasnt been a lot of information revealed so far about the game since it was announced, will there be more information soon?
Since the game was announced in March, weve been working very hard on developing the game, trying out new ideas and testing features. Because its still so early, we want to make sure that we communicate confirmed game information and features. We are bringing many great improvements to the game, and our priority is to make the right decisions and implement them, so we want to make sure we dont talk about features that might never make their way to the final product.

Which towns are in the game?
There are six towns in the game, two of which were revealed at E3: humans and demons. Other towns will be revealed later. What you can expect in the remaining four towns is a completely new one and a bit of shake-up.

What will happen with the old Might & Magic world?
We decided to create a completely new world, so we know and can control all aspects about it. This is really a huge investment, and, I think, a testimony of Ubisofts involvement in the license. There are quite a few people here dedicated to the crafting and rebirth of the Might and Magic world.

The main reason for creating a new world is to avoid any mistakes or inconsistencies with previous titles: there wasnt a complete bible for the old Might and Magic universe and because we were missing information, we would have run the risk of making critical errors in recreating the old universe.

The other reason is that we wanted to create a deep and dense world, in which we would be able to ensure better continuitystarting with Heroes of Might & Magic V - and decide what goes on in the world or in the scenario.

Why are you simplifying the game?
Though weve never said that we were simplifying the game, Ive read this in some forums. I understand that fans have concerns about Heroes gameplay that they have enjoyed in the past. The truth is that the game is not being simplified compared to previous versions. The fact is that were making a game that is easier to access, and faster to play.

Were working on a tutorial to help new players get up to speed (precisely because this game has a great deal of depth), along with a detailed world and intricate storyline.

It also means working on the game ergonomics and making multiplayer faster to play. Not seeing some interface or lengthy text doesnt mean the inner structure was simplified, just that it will be easier to navigate in the game.

Is this game just Heroes 3 in 3D?
No, this is Heroes of Might and Magic V in 3D?. Now, this is a tough question. The fan community is clearly divided between Heroes 3 and Heroes 4. Both games have good ideas, and neither completely takes the lead over the other.

Early in the production we discussed where we wanted to go with the gameplay. We looked at how things were handled in previous games to see if there was a way to make it more interesting and if there was room for improvement.

In many caseslike with 3D, towns, world, scenario, campaign, and others, we made huge improvements for the new game. In other cases, the debate raged for a long time before we reached a solution that was balanced and understandable. For instance, we were faced with the question of to be or to not to be on the battlefield for heroes, so we designed an intermediate solution where they can enter the field to do specific actions. We also added some new elements, of course. Most of them will be optional so you can play the game the way you like. Battles, for instance, can be played in turn-based or in dynamic mode. There are also many small elements in battles that will increase the tactical choices. In other areas, we stayed true to the tradition: stacks, resources, turn structure, etc

Finally, in the great realm of multiplayer gameplay, there will be a lot of new features. There is a mode where you will be able to play, even when its not your turn to play! This is a revolutionary mode for turn-based games. So, all in all, I believe we are making a real step forward. ?

Why this particular graphical design?
We want to update the look of the series, while keeping the core principles of its rules. The game must be recognized as a Heroes game at first look. We wanted create a lively world with many details and for it to have a medieval flavor, with bright colors, shiny items, bold heroes, fearless units, and impressive towns. The look of the game is inspired by many modern sources, from all parts of the world. These sources have been used and adapted by artists to create a more epic version of the previous games.

Why are heroes out of the battlefield?
This is one of the most difficult decisions we had to make on the gameplay. Heroes 4 proposed a new take on heroes by including them in the battles. This created new possibilities: More than one hero could be in an army, an army could be without a hero, an army could be made of heroes without any creature.

This was a bold step that also created an imbalance: fresh heroes were poor beings to protect, while stronger ones could wipe out whole armies by themselves. Unless the growth of heroes power was removed, this could not be balanced. But it was a great idea, and we looked for ways to stay close to it.

Believe me, many options were considered, and we agreed that the current one fulfilled all criteria. It is a mix of both versions that can be tuned and balanced, it allows the hero to act on the battlefield, gives out new options with the hero growth and allows different actions for different factions. That solution means that heroes, although having the ability to fight on the battlefield, are mostly commanders: They need an army at all times, and an army needs a commander in the same way.

What about the retaliation system?
We went for the alternate system of battles. It offers more tactical opportunitiesyou have to time and plan your actions, in order to get the clear advantage of being the attacker. Plus, it is certainly easier to understand visually, with less action and info jumping at you at the same moment.

Is there no fog of war?
Of course there is one! It was removed from the E3 demo, only to allow us to show the different areas of the map.

What is this heros trail?
This is a new feature of the game. Each hero will leave a sort of trail behind him, enabling others to track him. This trail will be different for each race, and it will grow in size with the heros level. Thus you will be able to judge who has come by in an area.

What is the size of the battlefield? And how does it vary?
The default size of the battlefield is similar to previous games, in terms of the number of cells. It will switch to a smaller size, if both armies are small (with few stacks). The goal here is to play small battles faster, to speed up the game, especially the first encounters. You can, however, easily force a large battlefield, if your strategy requires it, by having more stacks. Sieges will be played on the largest version.

Is the combat completely automated?
No, it is not. This impression could be coming from the E3 demo. We removed all interface from the battle phase and all controls. This was done to get the best sequence of action, and elaborate better cameras. We didnt want to show the control system at this stage.

Why less of this or more of that?
Heroes discussions are often a fight of figures. How many creatures? How many spells? My skill system has more choices than yours, that sort of thing. Although these elements are an important part of the game (especially when considering the number of missions or number of towns), this is not a complete picture of the gameplay. A better system, with more strategic choices, leading to more ways of playing, does not necessarily rely on more items.

So, for sure, in comparison with previous games, there are areas where Heroes of Might & Magic V will have less than, or more than. When this is the case, it was a deliberate choice to do so. This may have been done because the underlying system works well, because it will be easier to balance, or because this area of the game has a specific level of importance compared to the rest. It can also be that we want to have some room left to expand on for the future.

Will there be open beta testing?
There will be different beta tests, with a different number of seats and different objectives. There will be at least a closed one, which will include a good number of fans, and we are planning for an open one later for a larger community. More details will be announced, and the first beta test should open in late summer.

What are these random events? What about that dragon appearing at the end of the trailer and the E3 demo?
That was a cliffhanger?. This was done to round out the end of the sequence nicely, with some surprise. Perhaps it is also linked to the storyIve read wild speculations about this being a gameplay element using random appearances that could break the game flow. This is an assumption based on a rumor, of course.

What are these year-old screens that popped up on the net?
The game development started a long time ago, way more than one and a half years now. A few external people were allowed to have a look, and some leaked these very early screens over the Internet and broke personal and contractual trust. The important point to remember is that these elements are so old that almost all of them are outdated. The game has progressed a lot further, so these screens do not represent what the game is like today.

In conclusion, there are still many good things ahead until the game releases. We are releasing the first wallpaper which features the Godric artwork by Olivier Ledroit, who works with us on the artistic direction of the brand. We will be featuring an interview with Olivier soon, so stay tuned.

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