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[quote name=sfidanza]Ubi is kindly releasing new heroes bios, on a weekly basis for quite some time now. As you've certainly seen, I've been updating our heroes pages here with this info as quickly as possible. For example, I just updated Academy heroes, to add Havez and Narxes: [url]http://www.heroesofmightandmagic.com/heroes5/academy_heroes.shtml[/url] You might wonder, however, how I matched heroes with skills and specialties. That deserves a long due explanation, especially since some choices are to be taken with caution (Cyrus...). Basically, what I do when a new hero bio comes out is match him/her with an existing hero in the beta. In most cases, that is easy because the bio clearly mentions a special ability: Havez, for example, is clearly the Gremlin specialist (Artisan), while Narxes is the Mage specialist (Mentor). In other cases, that is not so clear: Cyrus and Nur have been especially tricky. Especially considering that 11 academy heroes have been disclosed, when they were only 10 in the beta... That means that apart from the names and bios, any other information on our final heroes pages is not more than a guess of mine, and may very well be completely wrong. With that warning in mind, let's discuss some tricky choices: - Cyrus: There is a Cyrus in the beta, which has 'Radiant' special, and which I first matched to 'final Cyrus'. I changed him to Artisan after the batch of Academy heroes, because it was the only free spot, but that turns out to be a poor choice, with Havez' release yesterday... So Cyrus is back to Radiant. - Nur: In the beta, the hero named 'Nur' was 'Wielder of Fire'. But while that special is clearly stated in Nathir bio, Nur "is capable of constantly replenishing her own arcane energies": that means Inexhaustible to me. Note that she may very well have a new specialty, one that was not available in the beta... - Freyda: I chosed Expediter over Wanderer for her mainly because of the similarities in her bio and Axel's. - Biara: Biara's bio doesn't mention her being a Gate Keeper at all. But without any better match so far, I sticked to the Biara hero described in the beta files. If anything, she could be a Hypnotist, but she seems to be a campaign hero, which Efion (beta Hypnotist) is not. - Raven: Raven's special described in her bio is very similar to the Maledictor special. I guess its effect has been tweaked, as I don't see a second such special being added. - Alaron: Being a Forest Guardian is not clear in his bio. That was mostly a last spot guess. Seeing how it turned out with Cyrus makes me wonder... I'll add some more comments here when new heroes are revealed. In the mean time, I'm looking forward to read your comments and suggestions.[/quote]
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