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Nelgirith
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Promising
Supreme Hero
posted January 12, 2011 04:28 PM

Xhane officially announced on Archangel Castle that the 5th faction announcement will be delayed by 2 monthes.

For the story, AC was one of the last fansites that didn't unveil the leaked pictures of the Nagas. We made a (polite) announcement that we would post them on friday if Ubisoft didn't take an official position towards these pictures.

Xhane posted that the dev team was fine with us discussing about the pictures and about whether they were fake or not.

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Elvin
Elvin


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What if Elvin was female?
posted January 13, 2011 06:36 AM
Edited by Elvin at 10:58, 13 Jan 2011.

Gamespot has a little gift for you



Also the new Ubi site has posted the upcoming headlines.

Screenshot of the Day!
1/17/2011 10:34:00 AM
Discover our new daily update: Screenshot of the Day!

Stronghold Warrior concept arts
1/19/2011 10:38:00 AM
Here is another Elite creature from the Stronghold faction.

Stronghold Dreamwalker concept arts
1/21/2011 10:41:00 AM
Here is the 3rd and last Elite creature from the Stronghold faction.
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Valen-Teen
Valen-Teen


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UFOlolOgist
posted January 17, 2011 10:26 AM
Edited by Valen-Teen at 10:29, 17 Jan 2011.

Screenshot of day)
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Elvin
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What if Elvin was female?
posted January 17, 2011 05:06 PM
Edited by Elvin at 17:13, 17 Jan 2011.

Xhane just sent me a few stronghold units in T pose to share with the forum Will see if I can get some extra content in the near future.







EDIT:
Behemoth's lair got an extra exclusive one, you can see it here
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emilsn
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posted January 18, 2011 01:04 PM

Screenshot of the day

Underground picture - I believe I see a gargoyle

oh and  
Quote:
Indeed navigation will be easier as maps are thought in a way you don't need to rotate the map to see where you can/cannot go. You'll be able to rotate the map but it'll come back automatically to its original position before you move so you don't get lost underground.

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Legendary Hero
posted January 19, 2011 12:11 PM

Jaguar Warrior
Among the Pao islands’Orcs, the Jagua Warriors are elite berserkers. Of their people, they are the tallest, the strongest and the meanest. To become a Jaguar Warrior, an Orc brave must first kill a saber-toothed jaguar, one of the fiercest predators of the islands, with his bare hands. Needless to say, the mask of a Jaguar Warrior often hides numerous scars earned during this perilous rite of passage. In combat, they rush violently and blindly into the enemy, raking with their obsidian claws. Jaguar Warriors are often used as honor guard by the greatest Orc chieftains and shamans.
The Panther Warrior


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mytheroes
mytheroes


Famous Hero
posted January 19, 2011 12:42 PM
Edited by mytheroes at 12:43, 19 Jan 2011.

Screenshot of the day (19 Jan)



Xhane explanation:
You have a Necropolis Hero on top, on the left, a Ore Pit garded by Ghosts, on the right, treasures kept by Ghouls, in the Middle, a Lamasu and down the stairs, a Lich. Hero might recruit them or fight them

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TuTyI
TuTyI

Tavern Dweller
posted January 20, 2011 12:09 PM
Edited by alcibiades at 18:11, 20 Jan 2011.

Screenshot of the Day

A lonely Haven fort keeps an eye on the Holy Empire roads

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=501015889587&set=a.499406494587.272872.161184829587&pid=5902341&id=161184829587

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posted January 21, 2011 12:09 PM

Elite unit:The DreamWalker

Orcs pray to Mother Earth and Father Sky, but Dreamwalkers are the voices of the tribes’ ancestors.
To become a Dreamwalker, a shaman must first undertake a dream journey to the Spirit World to meet the spirits of his Ancestors. During this inner journey, the Dreamwalker must also face his own demonic heritage and destroy the Chaos within himself.
Many Dreamwalkers die during this trail. Those who survive return transformed: their body twisted and deformed by their struggle with their chaotic blood, yet having gained a greater understanding of blood magic and the spiritual realms.



The Dreamreaver is the upgraded Dreamwalker.


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What if Elvin was female?
posted January 21, 2011 01:33 PM

A little gift from xhane, a peek at the editor



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mytheroes
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posted January 24, 2011 11:48 AM

Champion unit: The Cyclops

Cyclops are the opposite of Goblins'. They too were a "failure" in the Orc experiment, but because they were born from the blood of major demons. The demon part of their blood took over, and they became monstrous giants, body and mind twisted by chaotic surges.
Cyclops often measure more than 10 feet tall, and they definitely look more demonic than human. A curious trait they all share is that they have only one eye: a large, pupil-less disc, red and glowing. No one knows for sure the cause of this mutation, but a popular wizard theory claims that it is the "mark of Chaos", a symbol of the Dragon-snake Urgash, coiled in a circle, eating its own tail.
Though they are by nature calm with a child-like simplicity, when they are hurt (physically or emotionally), they develop an explosive and terrifying rage. This makes them dangerous to everyone, their own kind included.
While many factions would love to harness their power, only the Orcs have the strength, patience, and courage to “tame” them and give them a place in their villages as "power workers”, and on the battlefield as heavy shock troops and “siege engines”.



The Enraged Cyclops is the upgraded Cyclops.


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EvilP
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Hartzer Demel
posted January 26, 2011 09:47 AM
Edited by EvilP at 09:50, 26 Jan 2011.

http://might-and-magic.ubi.com/heroes-6/en-GB/news/details.aspx?c=tcm:21-12422&ct=tcm:6-231-32

Your Ashan timeline questions answered!

How much time passes between the M&M Heroes V games? Like how much time passes in each game, how much time passes between the end of H5 and the beginning of HoF, etc. How many years pass total between the beginning of H5 to the end of ToE?
The essential dates to remember, and what is really important in the big picture, is the time that passes between the end of the original H5 game (YSD 969) and the beginning of Dark Messiah (YSD 990). Those twenty years are the period in which Sareth, son of Queen Isabel and Kha-Beleth, who is the potential Dark Messiah, grows up.

What happens to the Sylvan faction after their High King Alaron dies? Who takes charge of Irollan?
-Findan, due to his exemplary conduct during Queen Isabel's War, is appointed regent. It is a safe choice, as he has never coveted the throne and his integrity is unquestioned. Thus, it will lie to him to decide how the next ruler and ruling clan will be selected. This is a separate episode in the history of Irollan.

What are other Dark Elf Clans exist besides Shadowbrand, Soulscar and Nightshard? And what are other Free Cities exist besides Stonehelm?
-Further details of the Dark Elves are planned to be unveiled in future episodes, so we would rather not give out that information right now.
-Other notable Free Cities include Foster's Reach, Listmoor, Eridan Crossing, and Karthal. And there is another one that the community will learn more about over the coming months...

Are there really 3 moons in Ashan? If so, which one is the Primordial Dragon Asha buried in? Can all 3 open the gate to the demon prison during eclipse?
-Ashan has only a single moon where Asha lives to overlook her creation.
-The moon is in fact a cocoon that Asha wove around herself to heal and rest after the Dragon Wars.
-However, this moon, like ours, has several phases, and the people of Ashan consider that, like Asha, it has three main aspects, or ¡°faces¡±.
--1) The face of Death (the Spider Queen), symbolized by the New Moon
--2) The face of Life (the White Mother), symbolized by the Full Moon
--3) The face of Destiny (the Blind Maiden), symbolized by the Changing Moon (waxing, waning, crescent, half, etc. - all the potentialities of existence)
-As the moon is Asha¡¯s realm, within Ashan¡¯s fiery core is Urgash¡¯s prison.
A Blood Moon Eclipse is a time when the planet Ashan blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon; Asha is thus ¡°eclipsed¡± by Urgash.

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TuTyI
TuTyI

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posted January 26, 2011 11:56 AM

Screenshot of the Day

There was some concern those guys looked too similar. Do you still think it’s the case?
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=501515699587&set=a.499406494587.272872.161184829587&pid=5907466&id=161184829587

A Necromancer ventures into Orc territory. A lot of interesting places surround the Stronghold village, like the mysterious ruins located near the Necromancer, or the Weaponsmith to the north.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=10150089856489588&set=a.499406494587.272872.161184829587&pid=5930348&id=161184829587

There’s an Haven Dwelling on this rock – for those clever enough to figure out how to reach this remote area.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=10150090461209588&set=a.499406494587.272872.161184829587&pid=5938956&id=161184829587

The Panther warrior is the Elite warrior of the Stronghold faction. This guy managed to kill a Black panther with his bare hands, why should he be afraid of some Demons?
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=10150090945939588&set=a.499406494587.272872.161184829587&pid=5943884&id=161184829587

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alcibiades
alcibiades


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Undefeatable Hero
of Gold Dragons
posted January 29, 2011 12:15 AM

Moderator: Adriancat, please follow thread rules as specified in master post on page 1 and by other members and my fellow mod: Only use this thread for posting news regarding the game. You've been warned and penalized once before, and don't expect to be warned after this. If you have questions, you are always welcome to send me a private message to have things sorted out.
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DarkLord
DarkLord


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Fear me..
posted January 30, 2011 02:20 PM

Some brief translation from Video Interview given to Russian Media by Ervan.
note that Russian is my second language and English is third, so may be not very accurate translation..


Might and Magic is going to be a separate brand (like Tom Clancy, Ghost Recon or Splinter cell), so any game from that universe will it be Clash of Heroes, Heroes Kingdoms or Dark Messiah is united under the name of Might and Magic!

5th race will be revealed before the game release

storyline will be showed in perspective of different factions, even though they are members of one family.
For example Necromancer Hero Anastasia killed her father. And her own brother executed her because of that treachery. But Anastasia was resurrected by her grandmother, who later taught Anastasia skills of Necromancy.
The problem was that Anastasia’s resurrection cost her loss of memory. So now she is trying to find out the reasons  she killed her father, or maybe it was not really she who did it. Why her brother executed her. And what role she plays in this whole chains of events.

Campaigns will be more like HoMM3 and HoMM4, as it won’t be “linear” like HoMM5.
Sure every campaign will be linked to other Faction storyline, as you are playing for relatives. For example while playing for Inferno you will be aware what is happening in Haven faction and vice-versa.

In Heroes 6 we focus more on role playing element, to be closer to present RPG’s,
We decided to give player ability to control hero development. Let’s say you chose Hero class (might or magic) with skill trees accordingly, you gained new level so you are getting experience points which you  can use to develop certain skills. In HoMM5 you were limited by choice the game itself offered you, in Heroes6 you will have access to the whole skill-tree. Using experience points you can upgrade your Might skills – Abilities, or Magic skills – Spells. So for example having experience points you can learn logistics or  fire ball spell or other abilities.

Every race (faction) has it’s own unique ability. And we decided to pay more attention to it. Now you can use them on the battlefield. It will have 4 levels, you will be able to gain levels with the help of specific scale, (like in Street Fighter or Soul Calibur). When you get enough rage, you can use the ability. Every faction has different conditions for this scale to level up. For example Necromancers can rise dead, but in order to do that they should “praise dead” which means kill several squads as soon as possible, you can sacrifice you own troops as well, to fill the scale faster, as you can rise them later on.

We cut rare resources from four to one. Which we called Dragon Blood Crystal . we had several reasons to do so, first of all we wanted to focus on strategy aspect, games which has a lot of resources (Settlers, Civilization or Sim City) are based on micromanagement and economics. We want to take the path of Starcraft2, which has just 2 resources. We did it because if you have few recourses, you will have to fight for them as they are essential.

Buildings in a town have changed as well. Now you can build unique buildings for each race . you will have to choose which one you prefer. For example one town will be economically strong as it has building which boost gold and recourse income, in the other one  you can hire more troops, or cheaper cost of units, while in the 3d town you will have a building that gives you advantage directly on the battlefield.
Players will be able to see which direction the enemy has chosen, so it will give you ability to spy on each other.
After capturing enemy town You have a choice to convert the town to your own faction or leave it how it is

We decided not to have one time use scrolls, runes, potions which you can use during the battle, but we will have around 150 artefacts, and some of them unique sets (exacly 7 sets consists of 6 items-artefacts)

We will introduce some new features to battle, for example you will have to stand 3 round as the enemy army is way too strong, or kill particular enemy stack and etc.

Griffin Duchy is located in the North-East , and like in Europe those are the lands of Slavic nations. That’s why heroes have names like Anthon, Anastasia or Irina. We hope that the game will be popular in Russia!      

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EvilP
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Hartzer Demel
posted January 31, 2011 12:03 PM
Edited by EvilP at 12:12, 31 Jan 2011.

http://might-and-magic.ubi.com/heroes-6/en-GB/news/details.aspx?c=tcm:21-12603&ct=tcm:6-231-32

Work-in progress Mickael Figurine - 1
Well, we are producing a Mickael figurine right now, which should be available for the game launch in a limited series.


Discover early stage photos of the figurine development.



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yasmiel


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Former Chessmaster
posted February 01, 2011 04:25 PM
Edited by yasmiel at 16:31, 01 Feb 2011.

Sexy inferno "catapult".


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emilsn
emilsn


Legendary Hero
posted February 09, 2011 01:48 PM

Julian talks about Heroes

Really good video, hard to understand all the french-english, but I got the most of it
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Sleeping_Sun
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Townscreen Architect
posted February 09, 2011 01:56 PM
Edited by Sleeping_Sun at 13:57, 09 Feb 2011.

Info from Xhane and text from video above.
Quote:
Hello Guys,

On this Q&A, the topic is "Heroes". We have gathered all questions we had so far on Heroes and answered them.

You'll get futur Q&A's specific on spells, skills, etc. Also, we are working on a combat pure gameplay video, so that you get to see ingame images.

Transcript is here. We are trying to add subtitles right now on the video itself.

"Welcome Heroes!
I’m Julien Pirou, also Marzhin on the forums, Lead Level Designer on Heroes VI.
I’m here to answer some questions you asked on the forums, fansites and Might & Magic Facebook page.
Today, let’s talk about the “Heroes”.
Of course, you all know that you control different Heroes in the game.
In Campaign mode, you have 6 premade Heroes,
linked to the storyline: Duke Slava, Anton, Anastasia, Kiril, Sandor; and the sixth one which has not been revealed yet.
They each have a totally unique model and face that shows on the map.
When you complete a campaign, you unlock new Heroes.
There are other ways to unlock new Heroes. It’s up to you to find how!

In Multiplayer mode, you can use the premade Heroes and the Heroes you unlocked.
You can also create your own Hero, by selecting his or her class, gender, model, portrait, specialization and name.

In both modes, you can also recruit tavern Heroes as secondary Heroes.
They all wear helmets and are not customizable.
Their model is different depending on their gender and their class, and of course they have unique 2D portraits, specializations and names.

By now you may have guessed that Heroes specializations are still in the game and work exactly as it in Heroes 3 and 5, Meaning that each Hero has a unique skill.

Now let’s review Heroes mounts.
As you can see, each faction has its own mount, but basically they are all horses.
If you played Heroes V you may recognize the Hell Stallion the Inferno Hero is riding...

There are also special Heroes that are on foot.
You’ve already seen the Orc Kraal walking around in the Stronghold dev diary.

Now let’s tackle spoiler questions about the characters, so if you want to keep the surprise stop watching now!

One of the great fun of the Might & Magic series comes from the Heroes appearing in several games, thus becoming legendary Heroes. I’m sure you’ve heard of Crag Hack, Solmyr, Sandro, Lord Kilburn... and so on.

So, if you’ve played the previous games set in Ashan or the ones before, you can expect some familiar faces in Heroes 6.

Also, you might want to keep your eyes open for references to the ancient Might & Magic universe.

It’s all for now. I hope you learnt interesting pieces of information and there will be more info on Heroes coming at the end of February. See you soon for another video Q&A at the next turn."

If you have other questions related to this theme, ask them and we'll be pleased to answer them.

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Elvin
Elvin


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What if Elvin was female?
posted February 13, 2011 10:30 AM

Marzhin's clarification on Q&A videos.

Quote:
I think you're misunderstanding the purpose of Q&A videos. In the Q&A we'll answer as many questions as possible, as long as it doesn't overlap stuff that is part of the PR plan.
So if you are looking for big news and big announcements, you probably won't find it in the Q&A videos, but in the press releases. However if you want more details and additional info about things that have been hinted at or not elaborated upon yet, I (or whoever appears in future videos) will do our best to say as much as we can.


Speaking of press releases one should come near the end of February. The next Q&A will be available before that, possibly this week.
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