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Dark-Whisperer
01-12-2011, 11:08 AM
12.01.2011.
Xhane announced on Archangel Castle that UBI will release fifth faction in two months.

Here is link:
<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> http://www.archangelcastle.com...370&p=148909#p148908 (http://www.archangelcastle.com/acforum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=8370&p=148909#p148908)
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Here is translation for those who don't speak French:

Hello,

I totally understand your point of view.

Also, I officially inform you that we will release our fifth faction of Heroes VI in about two months. In the meantime, feel free to discuss the images that circulate, give your opinion, speculate on their veracity, etc.. No worries for us.

Thank you for doing your best so far. Do not wait until Friday to unleash the discussions on the subject.



So what do you think about that? Is release date pushed or they will reveal last faction just before they release game?

KingImp
01-12-2011, 11:52 AM
I'll just repeat what I said in two other places.

The game is supposed to be out in 2 months.

Either there is gonna be no open Beta test or the March release is not happening.

Xhane
01-13-2011, 06:58 AM
The final release date is indeed not settled yet.

We're aiming at String 2011. When if have a more precise date, we'll let you know!

Ygds11
01-13-2011, 09:50 AM
So... does this apply here as well. We can more openly discuss the leaked info? I get the impression that much of what is not posted on the main site is still being tweaked (though largely finished), and a reveal of the faction around march, seems to indicate that things are still undergoing a little bit of refining.

I take this as good news. I was extraordinarily worried about a game that is released in march with no Beta release at this time. I would even be glad if it was postponed till Christmas 2011 or spring 2012. Black Hole and Ubi are really doing a good job in so many ways, I want them to have the time to polish everything, change anything that might need changing and feel confident about their product.


Meanwhile, good job guys, keep it up.

znork
01-13-2011, 09:51 AM
Originally posted by Xhane:
The final release date is indeed not settled yet.

We're aiming at String 2011. When if have a more precise date, we'll let you know!

I did it!!!!!! i have spread znorkish to the marekting department. Soon ill rule the world http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Justice
01-13-2011, 10:02 AM
Znork, I compel thee, return to whence thee came!!!

http://redskyentertainment.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/oxford-advanced-learners-dictionary-for-lingvo-1.jpg

BTOG46
01-13-2011, 01:16 PM
I noticed the typo earlier, and valiantly resisted the urge to edit Xhane's post to correct it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

<sub>Znorkish should be the official forum language</sub> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

mcgslo
01-14-2011, 01:51 AM
I actually hate all beta version games... i will not try beta game if it came... i would rather try demo instead.

Open Beta is good just for stress testing large MMOs ...

ImperialDane
01-14-2011, 04:26 PM
Open betas are good for many things depending on who do it and how they are done. It's a matter of execution. Skill and efficiency will always rule the day !

Phoenixzs84
01-19-2011, 02:56 AM
I don't mind the postponing of the game as long as they don't spend that time on BETTER graphics.In the end graphics right now see okay.

What matters most is balance and game play.

znork
01-19-2011, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by Phoenixzs84:
I don't mind the postponing of the game as long as they don't spend that time on BETTER graphics.In the end graphics right now see okay.

What matters most is balance and game play.

qfe

Warlord_Ade
01-20-2011, 03:54 AM
Huh! so much for the Game store they told me it was out in february? will ring em up and blast em http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Alderbranchh
01-20-2011, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by znork:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Phoenixzs84:
I don't mind the postponing of the game as long as they don't spend that time on BETTER graphics.In the end graphics right now see okay.

What matters most is balance and game play.

qfe </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
+2

Kartabon
01-20-2011, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by Alderbranchh:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by znork:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Phoenixzs84:
I don't mind the postponing of the game as long as they don't spend that time on BETTER graphics.In the end graphics right now see okay.

What matters most is balance and game play.

qfe </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
+2 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Agree (+3). The most important thing right now as far as I've seen is balancing and gameplay. Graphics, for me, are PERFECT (10/10 marks for graphics). What matters me the most is gameplay =)

But as for returning to the topic, I'm anxious to see the new faction and its probably nice features =)

Paokali
01-29-2011, 02:45 AM
Can I make the point that the 5th faction is going to be obvious.As it is set in the past you can work it out, there are almost no faction changes so, you have the necromancers, the demons, the dungeons, the knights, the elves, the wizards and the barbarians. Unless of course as they only released themselves later from haven,will still be under haven or wizard control.

Dergos
01-29-2011, 03:20 AM
Originally posted by Paokali:
Can I make the point that the 5th faction is going to be obvious.As it is set in the past you can work it out, there are almost no faction changes so, you have the necromancers, the demons, the dungeons, the knights, the elves, the wizards and the barbarians. Unless of course as they only released themselves later from haven,will still be under haven or wizard control.

they announced it would be an all new faction and maybe you should check heroes community (http://heroescommunity.com/) before you make these quick judgements

Paokali
01-29-2011, 05:06 AM
I may not have read that yet but then again, I have played all the games and the chances are the all new faction with be a regurgitation of what already exists. The thing about a pre existing world like the ones of HoMM mean that it is difficult just to make a new faction without it originating from pre existing areas, you look at 4 yes all the castles were different to that of three but the story said that factions of creatures changed alliances ect.

Just making my point.

wdcryer
01-31-2011, 08:02 AM
Dude, go to Heroes Community. All indications are that a new faction is in the works. Granted, the faction may be hinted at in a lot of the lore, but it is not drawn directly from any faction in previous HoMM games.

Paokali
01-31-2011, 09:55 AM
Would rather not get my hopes up for a total original faction. I know its hinted, but sometimes you have to take things with a pinch of salt, but I am not saying my word is law. Will happily take the critasism, I just don't get my hopes up ever since the failings of spore.

Thunion
01-31-2011, 10:28 AM
http://www.liveinternet.ru/use..._xaar/post146683194/ (http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/eugene_xaar/post146683194/)
Fifth faction very likely to be somthing like that.Website is russian but its plenty of screenshots down here.Btw it wasnt that hard to find it.Just type Heroes 6 Sanctuary in google.

Paokali
01-31-2011, 01:24 PM
Looking at those screenshots just looks like a cross between labyrinth from 3 and wizard from 5. Nothing to different if I am honest.

wdcryer
01-31-2011, 01:32 PM
Really? I don't recall those factions having any aquatic or Asian creatures. I'm not sure how much we can discuss on the official forums.

edit: Sure there are similarities between some creatures, but overall, not so much.

Paokali
01-31-2011, 02:29 PM
Its not nessisarily the aqautics, ok nice tough but, you look at things, there are ones that resemble nagas, others beholders, others Medusa. Ok different theme maybe different abilities, but you can still see where the original inspiration comes from. I never said once they will be exactly the same, I just said they would not be totally original.

I don't criticize for that either, it is very difficult to create a totally different and original idea without there being inspiration from something pre existing and if they were to make it too different people would complain it didn't fit in with HoMM.

So well done to them, but as I said its not 100% new is it, however the story will probably be as its aquatic, something along the lines of a hidden nation under the sea. but anything can happen. Thanks for the link though.

wdcryer
01-31-2011, 02:57 PM
I can see the Coral Maiden is similar to Medusa, Wave Warrior is similar to Naga, and the Kirin is a type of dragon, although still very different, so maybe 2.5 out of 7. I don't think that really classifies as "obvious" or a "regurgitation." I think the goal posts are shifting a bit.

The main thing is, it's a new faction. It's not totally original, no. Many people expected a naga faction. Like you say, in Heroes, almost all of the creatures are from some mythology, so unless they want to get really obscure, some recycling is going to be done.

Paokali
01-31-2011, 03:32 PM
In the fairness of it all because I have no issue with being wrong I will agree, I still look forward to it regardless, the realism is going to be my favourite part to be honest, however you missed the little floating thing with the tentacles which to me resembles a beholder, so 3.5 our of 7.

wdcryer
02-02-2011, 09:16 AM
Hmmm, I'm not sure which creature you are referring to which looks like a beholder. The big images with the blue backgrounds are the concept drawings.

Paokali
02-02-2011, 12:59 PM
Yes, I know what concepts are I draw them myself, never mind. They loosely fit the description of a beholder.

wdcryer
02-02-2011, 08:52 PM
http://heroes.thelazy.net/w/images/5/57/Creature_Beholder.png

Like that? I don't see any of them like that. Sorry to be a pain, I just don't understand.

Thunion
02-18-2011, 04:13 AM
Any more news about nagas?