I've been trying this game for a few days, both campaign and skirmish (or "hotseat"? seen the word float around but don't know what it refers to.). And i actually enjoy the quite deep sense of tactics that this game contains with how you build and fight with your army. I've played some earlier game of HoMM way back, don't remember which number but i got the interest from there to try this new version.
Anyhow, to the point: I was wondering how the multiplayer "scene" is?
Does it have a ladder?
How many actually play competitively?
How are turns treated? Time based?
What modes are most popular?
Can you modify your own army for Duel Mode?
I'd like to get some insight in these things before i actually buy the game. I do like to live in my own world with my character like a nerd but i also enjoy competitiveness, alot.