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PhoenixReborn
PhoenixReborn


Promising
Legendary Hero
Unicorn
posted April 09, 2010 04:15 PM

Hi Merapsco.

Check here:

H5 Multi guide
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DomFontana2
DomFontana2

Tavern Dweller
posted April 09, 2010 07:19 PM
Edited by DomFontana2 at 20:29, 09 Apr 2010.

Actually, I never introduced myself. I'm from New York and I've been playing Heroes of Might and Magic since it first came out. I have them all. I think it first came out in the early '90s.

Homm I and the expansion were good, but I think my favorite was HOMM 2 and the expansion. I played that for a few years. HOMM III and expansion were also good. It was different, but still good. I didn't like HOMM IV and the two expansions that much. It seemed like a step backwards. Now, I finished playing HOMM V and just started Hammers of Fate. Then, I'll play Tribes of the East.

My thoughts on the HOMM V series are that I give it an A+ for ambition, but a C for execution. I love the graphics and give them credit for trying to draw the player into the game with the cut scenes and all. I'm also glad that the series didn't die and is still alive and well and hope there is a HOMM VI.

The problems I have with the HOMM V series are that it's slow as molasses, has some graphics problems, and is needlessly complicated. Even with a 4-player game, after you end your turn, it seems to take forever for the AI to move. Forget about 8 players. It's really quite boring and frustrating to wait all that time in between turns. Also, scrolling the screen can be really slow and many times there are unexpected delays when trying to perform an action. If you use real-time combat, each battle seems to take forever, so I always use Auto-Combat.

With the graphics, especially when underground, the scenery blocks your view. You can't see where you're going and sometimes can't click where you want to. The horse cursor is sometimes problematic. If you're right on top of a resource, it won't let you pick it up. You have to back up a step and then pick it up. Annoying.

I also don't like the new magic system. Too complex. I liked it when you just had to acquire Wisdom and then Basic, Advanced, and Expert Wisdom would allow you to learn 3rd, 4th, and 5th level spells, respectively. Very straightforward. Now, there is a convoluted magic system, with different schools of magic, and if you advance in a particular school, then you can only learn the spells in that school. Finally, the Instant Travel spell doesn't work like the old spell and although there is still the Town Portal spell, I have yet to see my favorite spell, Town Gate, which lets you pick the town you want to go to from a list.

With all prior versions, I don't recall there being many bugs and the patches weren't that big of a deal. With Homm V, there are 6 patches and then in HOF, features are missing, such as Kingdom Overview.

But with all that being said, I'm still playing the game every day because I'm hooked on it. And when I finish HOF, I will start on TOE. And I will buy HOMM VI, when it comes out. I just hope they fix the problems I mentioned.

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Merapsco
Merapsco

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Haven is my favorite.
posted April 10, 2010 08:34 PM

I know thats why I like the Diablo series. They always keep the same graphics engine so it will work on slow and old computers but the graphics for the soon to be Diablo III are looking amazing, and thanks for the help with the internet im going to read it next.

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theboneydrag
theboneydrag

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hungry!!!!!!!!
posted April 11, 2010 07:05 AM

hey i have a question! i made an avatar in  my computer and i want it here so how can i have my own avatar and not the one from the gallery?

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gnollking
gnollking


Supreme Hero
Supreme Hero
posted April 11, 2010 08:06 AM

You'll need at least 50 posts, then, post your avatar here, and probably after a couple of weeks/months the Admin will upload the avatar .
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Merapsco
Merapsco

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Haven is my favorite.
posted April 13, 2010 04:22 PM

Pheonix Reborn, read the latest post from me on the Multi guide because my back cover is different.

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PhoenixReborn
PhoenixReborn


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Legendary Hero
Unicorn
posted April 13, 2010 06:37 PM

I'll find someone to help you.  Your need to get help through msn messenger with someone who knows what to do.  Someone should post in the multiplayer guide thread soon.
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DomFontana2
DomFontana2

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posted April 14, 2010 07:00 PM
Edited by DomFontana2 at 19:00, 14 Apr 2010.

Thanks for the welcome, Pit Lord. I'll be a good noob.

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DomFontana2
DomFontana2

Tavern Dweller
posted April 16, 2010 07:35 AM

Hahaha. That's hilarious. Talk about undiplomatic, huh.

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Mohinder
Mohinder

Tavern Dweller
posted April 18, 2010 06:22 AM

Hi guys,

I have just joined this community. I have been playing heroes since I was 10 and Im still playing even at work (thnx to windowed mode )

Im looking forward to play via gameranger.

my msn is btw: chosen51@hotmail.com

its an honor to be a part of this community and share xp with decent players.

Regards.

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DomFontana2
DomFontana2

Tavern Dweller
posted April 19, 2010 05:12 AM

Hi, Mohinder.

I'm new here, too. I just wanted to say hi and hope you enjoy the forum, as I am. Good luck.

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Merapsco
Merapsco

Tavern Dweller
Haven is my favorite.
posted April 23, 2010 09:04 PM

Thanks phenoix ill be waiting for the help

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Nebdar
Nebdar


Promising
Supreme Hero
Generation N
posted April 27, 2010 06:56 AM

A BiG HellO to AlL
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DomFontana2
DomFontana2

Tavern Dweller
posted April 27, 2010 08:58 AM
Edited by DomFontana2 at 08:58, 27 Apr 2010.

Hi, Nebdar.

It seems like a nice site, but how come the moderators don't answer any of my questions?

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ihor
ihor


Supreme Hero
Accidental Hero
posted April 27, 2010 09:01 AM

Welcome.
Seems mods rarely visit Newcommers Inn but you post only here.

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DomFontana
DomFontana


Known Hero
NY Yankees
posted April 27, 2010 09:06 AM

Hey DomFontana,

it's ihor posting.

You are rediculous . Your password is indeed blank.

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ihor
ihor


Supreme Hero
Accidental Hero
posted April 27, 2010 09:08 AM

I logged out,
you may take your account back.

Don't forget to change your password, LOL.

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DomFontana2
DomFontana2

Tavern Dweller
posted April 27, 2010 07:25 PM
Edited by DomFontana2 at 19:25, 27 Apr 2010.

Great, ihor. Thanks. I'll reclaim the account and then post here to confirm it works.

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DomFontana
DomFontana


Known Hero
NY Yankees
posted April 27, 2010 07:37 PM

Okay, it worked. Back to normal. Thanks.

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DomFontana
DomFontana


Known Hero
NY Yankees
posted April 27, 2010 07:47 PM
Edited by DomFontana at 19:48, 27 Apr 2010.

Actually, I don't post only here. I've posted in the other Forums to try to get help with some of the campaigns and nobody ever answered me.

Then a week ago, I posted this in the Heroes 5 Forum under the Tribes of the East section and nobody answered. I'll post it here for convenience and see if anyone can help me. It's a long message.

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Hi. I'm hoping someone can answer my question. I introduced myself in the appropriate forum. The bottom line is I have played all the HOMM games and Expansions, since HOMM I.

What's troubling me is the HOMM V series, which I am playing now. HOMM V was fine, but I had the problem a few times first with HOF and now many times with TOE, which is what I'm currently playing. I am playing the scenarios right now and haven't started the campaign or random generated maps yet

Here is the problem. I don't like to do manual battles anymore because they take way too long, so in the Game Options, I select Quick Combat. I get the results of the combat in a second or two and then move on. But a few times in HOF and now many, many times in TOE, in the scenarios, when there is a combat, it takes me to the combat screen, instead of just giving me the results of the combat. This is so annoying. Then I set it for Auto-Combat anyway and sit there, sometimes for 10 minutes, and just wait for the result, instead of getting the result in one second.

Is this a bug in the program that it sometimes ignores my Quick Combat setting. For the smaller battles, it does Quick Combat, but for a major battle, usually when it has something to do with the Objectives, it always goes to the Combat Screen.

If it's not a bug, did the designers have the nerve to try to tell people how to have fun? Are they purposely ignoring the Quick Combat setting and forcing people to engage in battles that they want them to? I hope not. Plus, they're not forcing me to do manual battle, because I use Auto-Combat on the screen anyway. So why force me to sit there for 10 minutes to watch the boring battle, instead of just giving me the results in one second, which is what I want.

Sorry for this long message, but I'm so upset right now. I just finished the Battle Cry Freedom scenario and love the new Barbarian faction, but it took hours to complete, simply because it didn't use my Quick Combat setting for all the major battles. I would estimate that having to watch all the battles play out added well over an hour to the game.

So the bottom line is does anyone know why TOE sometimes ignores my Quick Combat option setting and forces me to go to the Combat Screen?

Thanks for any help.
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That's the message I left a week ago. Is there a Mod to fix this?

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