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Acheval
11-08-2006, 11:41 AM
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The expansion pack to Heroes V has gone to Gold Master and is expected in stores next week. Here's a brief list of key game features:

<UL TYPE=SQUARE> <LI> New faction - Introducing a brand-new Dwarves faction, made up of heroic warriors and rune magic adepts who stalk the deepest mountains and most hostile regions of the North
<LI> A brand-new adventure - Featuring 15 new missions, new heroes, and improved cut-scenes, the new campaign will lead you even deeper into the dramatic events that began with Heroes of Might and Magic V
<LI> Extended game experience - With new spells and abilities, 5 new single-player maps, 10 new multiplayer maps, new buildings, new artefacts, and new neutral creatures, Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate gives you the tools to develop new tactics and further your game experience both online and offline
<LI> Improved mechanics and gameplay - Thanks to new features such as Caravans and a random map generator, you will enjoy an even smoother experience and unlimited replayability. In addition, the simultaneous turn feature will speed up your online games. [/list]

Acheval
11-08-2006, 11:41 AM
http://www.mightandmagic.com/ss/pc_hammers_fate_b.gif


The expansion pack to Heroes V has gone to Gold Master and is expected in stores next week. Here's a brief list of key game features:

<UL TYPE=SQUARE> <LI> New faction - Introducing a brand-new Dwarves faction, made up of heroic warriors and rune magic adepts who stalk the deepest mountains and most hostile regions of the North
<LI> A brand-new adventure - Featuring 15 new missions, new heroes, and improved cut-scenes, the new campaign will lead you even deeper into the dramatic events that began with Heroes of Might and Magic V
<LI> Extended game experience - With new spells and abilities, 5 new single-player maps, 10 new multiplayer maps, new buildings, new artefacts, and new neutral creatures, Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate gives you the tools to develop new tactics and further your game experience both online and offline
<LI> Improved mechanics and gameplay - Thanks to new features such as Caravans and a random map generator, you will enjoy an even smoother experience and unlimited replayability. In addition, the simultaneous turn feature will speed up your online games. [/list]

znork
11-08-2006, 11:43 AM
so gonna get this!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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znork
11-08-2006, 03:00 PM
- HoF european and US versions will have all FIGSE language packs, so they will all be compatible with any H5 versions.
- MP : you need to be at the same game level (1.0, 1.1... 2.0) to play in MP =&gt; so you cant play MP between the addon and H5
- map editor : you can open maps created with H5's map editor with the addon one, but not the other way round. We have to release the updated map editor by itself as promised.
- the map editor version of the 1.4 patch have all the features and fixes (except new data*) of the one in addon, and mapeditor in patch 1.5 will have all fixes from patch 2.1

*with data means the new content of HoF<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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HealingAura
11-08-2006, 03:14 PM
Hmmm... new faction, caravans, simultaneous turns and random map generator?
Great job here! I honestly think the most useful thing here is the RMG because it adds a lot of replayability. I hope caravans will add some new tactics into the game. I wonder how simultaneous turns are going to be implemented but we're not so far from finding out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

5 new single-player maps and 10 new multiplayer maps
It seems Nival really doesn't want to provide us with maps. I remember having a lot of maps in Heroes 3, however, Heroes 5 maps feel more alive and varied. When it comes to maps - the more the merrier - so I guess we'll have to wait for more User-made maps.

About the Dwarven faction - told ya http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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GhostDracolich
11-08-2006, 09:11 PM
Simultaneous Turns! Woot!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Jolly-Joker
11-09-2006, 12:33 AM
To forestall any question Znork's compatibility post may raise. If you have the addon installed you can of course play MP with someone who has not - you can still start the game as basic game. So if you have basic game version 1.5 and update 2.1 installed you can either start 2.1 (addon) or 1.5 (basic game).

Moragauth
11-09-2006, 11:40 AM
I must admit, the simultaneous turns may be the best feature yet in this expansion. They were in Age of Wonders 2, and were great at speeding up a game that would otherwise be slow.

Will the random map generator be reverse compatible?

cypress-spawn
11-09-2006, 05:41 PM
Hmm, I hope the expansion contains a suitable manual for the new factions as well as the new features. And perhaps they will reward us loyal fans with the faction document because as far as I know only that provides the full length picture of the creatures.

liolioG
11-10-2006, 01:38 AM
I hope they made it compatible with Windows Vista x64

Labyrinth
11-11-2006, 01:18 PM
Awww, I`m gonna preorder it!

Thanks for the notice, Acheval! =)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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BG_Guardian
11-11-2006, 03:48 PM
Can't wait http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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DacrioS.PSombra
11-28-2006, 10:52 AM
Not so beautiful like it sounded

Dizzy_angel
11-28-2006, 10:57 AM
Yes it is .

Is just very good.

Having units gathering into external dwelings and caravans really made the game run faster on the economy side.