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Djive
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posted November 28, 2003 05:33 PM
Edited By: Djive on 10 Jun 2005

Questions to Ubisoft

As the topic says. This thread is dedicated to questions to Ubisoft.

So go ahead and ask your questions.

Top, Top.
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RedSoxFan3
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posted November 28, 2003 07:07 PM

Are there any new features that you are considering for HOMM 5?

We would love to give our opinions.
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Lord_Woock
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posted November 28, 2003 07:09 PM

Are you keeping the isometric view introduced in HoMM4, going back to the old "flatness" of 1/2/3 or making something new?
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draco
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posted November 28, 2003 08:44 PM
Edited By: Djive on 28 Nov 2003

are you planing on keeping the H4 skills system? or reverting to either H2/H3 or maybe planning on trying something like the WOG team did?

Mod edit: removed the reference to the post which was deleted.

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Undeadlord
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posted November 28, 2003 09:33 PM

Are you going to get the heroes out off the battlefield or keep them in battlefield like in H4?
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Lord_Woock
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posted November 28, 2003 11:32 PM

Which creature levels system will you use?

HoMM1 - one of each level per town, no upgrades
HoMM2 - one of each level per town, some creatures upgradable
HoMM3 - one of each level per town, all creatures upgradable
HoMM4 - two of each level per town, no upgrades
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this_other_guy
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posted November 29, 2003 04:27 AM

Will there be a completely new storyline, or will it start off where homm4 ended?
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posted November 29, 2003 04:28 AM

Are the towns going to be unique and look different than a square like in H4?
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posted November 29, 2003 08:08 AM

What is the New Spells system going to be like?
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MuadDib
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posted November 29, 2003 10:56 AM

Here a few answers, but please dont feel frustrated when I say its too early to tell.

New features : there are a few major new features we are discussing at this point, but as these would be the reason why we make Heroes 5, I cant disclose them just right now.

Views : it will also be improved a lot, however trying to keep it simple to use.

Skill/spell system, creature levels : being discussed, we will not use H4/H3 system but make up something new, starting from them.

Heroes on/off battlefield : just a few people left to kill and we should reach an agreement... But I think I have a good solution

Storyline : I'd like to return the question and have your opinion about it (in a different thread I think). Open question at this stage.

Towns : going to be improved a lot, yes they will look different.

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posted November 29, 2003 12:18 PM bonus applied.
Edited By: Gerdash on 29 Nov 2003

MuadDib:
please excuse me for being so rude, but i am tempted to ask how you know that views and towns will be improved a lot beforehand? i.e. how do you know that the change is really an improvement? lol, imho the sucessful features of homm are often beyond any common sense (i mean computer game business stereotypical common sense) comprehension.

imho e.g. warcraft3 interface turned out less comfortable and clear than starcraft and i wouldn't say it was really an improvement over starcraft, although a lot more work must have been put into it.

warcraft3 had a lot of publicity and as far as i know it probably also sells good. i doubt the same is very likely in this scope with a homm type game. homm has some imho very strong concepts but they are often not the stereotypically most popular ones.

at the same time, some rather primitive card games with primitive interface (compared to warcraft3) enjoy great popularity (they are mostly free, though). i havn't played them much myself, i guess one of them is called solitaire.

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so, to put it short:

1) what could be the strategy (or whatever you call it) of generating the homm5 ideas that makes you so confident that the changes will turn out as a big improvement?

2) what are in your opinion the main reasons for sucess of a homm type game in general? i.e. what is it that attracts people in a homm type game?

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Maximus
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posted November 29, 2003 04:55 PM

will h5 have a rmg and multi support at the outset ?? ( 1st release ) ?????

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draco
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posted November 29, 2003 07:33 PM

here is a easy question for you

will heroes V be single player based or multiplayer? (it cant be both successfully)

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Dingo
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posted November 29, 2003 07:37 PM

Quote:
(it cant be both successfully)


Why not?  
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Xenophanes
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posted November 29, 2003 07:51 PM

Obviously, this question comes from me...

Will any Heroes present in previous iterations of the series be present? (e.g., Heroes that were not present in Heroes IV) Like, perhaps, Mutare of Heroes III: Armageddon's Blade fame?
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Djive
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posted November 29, 2003 09:49 PM
Edited By: Djive on 30 Nov 2003

When is Ubisoft planning to announce Heroes 5?

Are you planning for more interaction with the map? (Like interactive landscape, weather, spells that affect only the adventure map or similar)

Are you planning for increased interaction between players? (Diplomacy system or similar)

Edited:
I noticed a reply on The Round Table, saying the game will be 3D.

Does this mean 3D combat only, or does it also include 3D adventure map and the town screens?

Edited:
The replies to questions on  The Round Table pasted into this thread. (Some formatting will have disppeared. To view the original questions please review the thread on the other forum.)

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A few replies, please dont be frustrated if I cant answer yet.

I would start by saying the game announcement might be done much earlier than I thought.

2D/3D : ok let's crack this, it's not so much of a scoop really, the game will be rendered in 3D. The graphical quality will be much improved by this, believe me. There are also quirks that need to be adressed, but we have the time for that, and this is where I will directly ask fans about specific points along the way.

Console versions : cant say yet. If we break the million mark you might even ask about gameboy/psp

Storyline : I see you started a thread about that, as we are still discussing options on this point this is very useful.

Heroes on/off battlefield : I should have the perfect solution for this point - there is only a few people left to eliminate in order to reach an agreement

NWC material for H5 : we're starting anew.

Underground : most probably.

News : hey what are you calling this ! I might release some concept art soon to get your opinion.

Skill/spell/creatures system : being discussed now, we will not use a previous one but improve on the existing.

Basic ideas : yes they is a core vision of the game that we are building on, but a lot of points are still open.

Fans influence : I think I answered that in the "polls" discussion.

Rights : on NWC logo and such, dunno. On game contents, yes, of course.

Sandro : we'll see.

Market we're aiming at : that's the good question We want to improve the game a lot and appeal to much more people. Sounds like a common marketing tradeline doesnt it ? But we also want to appeal to the fans, otherwise I wouldnt be here.

Multiplayer : a large part of discussions of course, everything is considered.

RPG / strategy balance : I think HoMM is mostly a strategy game.

Patching : we will if needed, but a patched game also means an unbalanced game at the release.

Engine : as former NWC material, starting anew.

Team/employees : cant disclose yet, for NWC employees I said we are considering this.

Music : the music will be like in Heroes 5.

Demo : Of course.

New features : along with our vision of the game, they are basically the reason why we make Heroes 5. However I cant disclose this now.

Sfx : forget what you've seen elsewhere.

My fingers are still fine thanks

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Gerdash
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posted November 29, 2003 11:45 PM

Quote:
I noticed a reply on The Round Table, saying the game will be 3D.
could this be the real reason why jvc didn't want to take part?

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B0rsuk
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posted November 30, 2003 09:52 AM

My question is more pragmatic.

Will there be multiplayer betatest ? I mean : open for some casual players, not internal one.

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MuadDib
MuadDib

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posted November 30, 2003 02:38 PM

To Gerdash : How do I know it will turn out better ? Hey, I'm paid to know ! More precisely, I want to make all interfaces and mostly choices a lot clearer. It will be better visually, but also easier to use. This is critical in order for any player to be able to enter any game.

About the reasons for the success of the HoMM series, I'd like to return the question to you fans. What is it that attracs people, and what differentiate it from other strategy games ?

MP : I said at the RT that we are working on this, it is a large part of the game. I'd like to make open betatest, but there is an incredible number of obstacles, like code dispersion, leak of ideas and assets, confidentiality... We'll see.

Random map generator : I'd like to have that. I'll keep you posted.

Previous heroes / story : this is also a point I answered, we are discussing this and any opinion is welcomed.

More interaction with the map / between players : being discussed, however this is not critical.

3D : for the whole game !


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Djive
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posted November 30, 2003 05:13 PM

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About the reasons for the success of the HoMM series, I'd like to return the question to you fans. What is it that attracs people, and what differentiate it from other strategy games ?


I think the Heroes Basic Concept and Wishes topic will work fine for this question also. I'll advice people to commit on this in that topic also.

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