Obviously not a lot is known about the faction but take a look at these pictures which I'm sure after seeing them you will agree that it is more than we would have gotten in 6 months of 'picture of the day'.
Definitely the coolest town/castle of all.
I'm very happy about the introduction of a new original faction and couldn't care less that the other traditional towns aren't in the vanilla release because we don't simply need a reskin of heroes every few years. We need changes and new ideas.
That is not to say I don't want the other factions back in the expansions, just that the changes are so good and dramatic I can live without them.
I think we got what we wanted... water based faction... it looks very good... i am also happy... Heroes 6 looks like it could be the best Heroes of its series... it would however need at least 4 more factions and RMG in the end.
I am very pleased as well. Fresh new units to explore an enjoy. I love that they are a water faction.
However I am happy that they are keeping some of the old traditional factions, re-skinned or not I like to see the old with the new, If not then it feels like a different game.
Great job dev team! and that artist(s) doing the art work needs a big pay RAISE! A true feel of mysticism and aquatic feel I get when I see the artwork (all of it not just the units). I sure hope the team working on the game has equally as skilled story tellers for the campaign(s).
If the AI is good and challenging for the pros ( I am not one sad to say just a player). Then I have no doubt this will be game of the year with very high quality expansions to come as a result.
Time will tell but looks like it is on a very good path so far.
Faction look really amazing,i just love theyr Champ.Maybe even new favourite faction but i hope seeing academy in expansions.Hmm also do you heared the idea of all units buffing one? I guess this will be cool..IN later game,what about early game with 2-3 core units?
Relax, just saying Everyone has his own wishes for heroes and it's a shame to see certain people disappointed with original ideas like this faction or traditional faction redesigns. Anyways it's probably a fair guess to say that the classic factions will be returning, I'm sure ubi knows better than that I'm very eager to see how those will be under a fresh point of view, be it design or gameplay. Hell I'd even like to see the dwarves return sometime.
Now about sanctuary, I very much enjoy the artistic direction and philosophy/feel of the faction. Perhaps it takes the game a step farther from the traditional European medieval theme but I see it more like a decision that complements than contradict the heroes universe. Aliens and high-tech would shake off my immersion, this one only invites me to take a dive and see what's new to discover Gameplay-wise it sounds pretty different to what we've seen so far so it may not be everyone's cup of tea, still I like the idea. Worth noting that people are mistaking Erwan's words to mean that sanctuary is the kind of offensive faction that depends on focused fire. That's a stretch really, the nagas are geared towards defense, support and outmaneuvering their opponents. Reckless offense is for the orcs