We are releasing the patch 3.1 for Tribes of the East today ! The links to download it are at the end of this post.
I hope that is a good surprise announcement Now, I simply cant copy the release note here, its just too long. There's more than 100 points listed. You will revel in the list and point out what you consider as interesting and important
So, the main question certainly is, why has it been so long ?
Well, the main point is that we (Ubisoft) have not pushed Nival to release it fast. It was not a priority, as the game (ToE) was considered quite polished at release, and we wanted this patch to be as clean as possible (ie, not generating its own new bugs). Although the work started on the patch sometime after the game release, we preferred to keep it in testing for as long as it was not rounded up. So, its been mostly stable for a couple of months, and we spent more time getting sure nothing was forgotten in terms of localizations, links, docs, etc. Here it is now, and i'm quite confident that we havent overlooked something. We took our time, that's for sure
Another question will probably be, is it the last patch ?
No, it is not. We have more planned, even if we are closer to the end than the start of the patch plan at this stage. We have some more content for Tribes, and even (hopefully) an important upgrade. But that will come later - no tentative date.
To conclude this message, I have an announcement to make. I am leaving the position of Heroes of Might & Magic producer. Erwan le Breton will now be in charge of the project, he produced Tribes of the East. He has more than a patch plan to manage, dont worry I will also be not too far from the action, as I'll continue (exclusively, from now on) working on Heroes Kingdoms, the webbased version with thousands of players. You will get more news on this project in the coming weeks. We are also taking our time on it to be sure we do it right.
So, its been five years this month that I started working on this great game, delivering Heroes 5 and two addons, while also working on Heroes Kingdoms and... other projects This is a very complex project to produce, and its been a rocky ride all along - you are aware of a good part of the events that have happened along the development, release and support of Heroes. Its also been very upbringing to dwelve in a large & structured community such as the Heroes fanbase. The interactions have been numerous, very constructive and useful most of the time, even if a lot of them took place backstage. I hope you are happy with the work done here on this unique brand, and will continue to be happy with what will be released in the future.
See you around
Here are the links for the 3.1 patch :
European / US versions : http://patches.ubi.com/heroes_might_..._5_3.01_eu.exe 120Mb
Czech version : http://patches.ubi.com/heroes_might_..._5_3.01_cz.exe 114Mb
Hungarian / Polish version : http://patches.ubi.com/heroes_might_..._3.01_hupl.exe 116Mb
Russian version : http://patches.ubi.com/heroes_might_magic_5/heroes_migh...c_5_3.01_russian.exe 113Mb
Chinese version : http://patches.ubi.com/heroes_might_magic_5/heroes_migh...c_5_3.01_chinese.exe 114Mb
Korean version : http://patches.ubi.com/heroes_might_magic_5/heroes_migh...ic_5_3.01_korean.exe 114Mb