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Dexter
Dexter


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posted August 30, 2010 06:33 PM

A few new images drawn by Oliver Ledroit. If you take a look at the dates it says that these were made in 2007, which would be around the time when the work on Heroes VI started (or actually while it was pretty much advanced). I posted the images in the artwork thread, but decided to post them here as well to play up all the speculations.



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Nelgirith
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posted August 30, 2010 11:05 PM

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In the combat gameplay video look at the second scene, where the ghoul attacks the marksman - right before it moves you can see it is able to pass over that magical-glowing-bush thingy which pretty much stands out from the enviroment.
To me it looks a bit more than just plain ol' decoration, maybe it will have some effect on the battlefield? Boosting the creep's magical defense or something like that?

It's not THAT far-fetched is it?

At the Gamescom, Erwan said there would be offensive and defensive position in the arenas. One could think it's one of those. I'm hoping that there will be chests and other stuff as in King's Bounty


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retailation takes forever O.o
lets hope they speed up the animations but ofc its faaaar from finished

Well, I'll say it for the 100th time. The videos are a footage from the Gamescom and since they had to show the game to the press and other people, the settings were at minimum speed.

Everyone seems to forget that the default settings in every Heroes games are awfully slow.

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malgore
malgore


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posted August 31, 2010 08:07 AM
Edited by malgore at 08:12, 31 Aug 2010.

One of Black Hole's key artists confirmed his involvment in Heroes VI project here

I guess he will be sharing some of concepts in future here.

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TristanIJB
TristanIJB


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posted August 31, 2010 12:39 PM
Edited by alcibiades at 15:01, 31 Aug 2010.

New artwork from Polish magazine:


The Haven hero name is Anton, the next one is Inferno hero - Cyryl, and Necro hero Irina.

Upgraded Ghul artwork:


Upgraded Hell Hound artwork:


The story goes as follow (may have some spoilers!):

The story begins when the legendary Archangel General who died at the war of the olds is being ressurected. He wants to conquer the world of Ashan and he says that people should prepare for the demon invasion, but in fact it is only an excuse because what he really wants is to kill the Griphons dynnasty.
All began when the Griphons duke was killed by his beloved daughter - Irina. She can't say why she did such a terrible crime. Her brother Anton in revenge for the death of his father kills her. Then Irina is being ressurected as a Necromancer and fights her siblings. Anton's twin brother Cyryl after the death of his father goes mad and a demonic presence posses him. From time to time his soul tries to get rid of the demonic presence and he is able to control his actions. When he does so he tries to leave the demonic forces but he is able to control himself only for a limited time.
Anton himself is not free from supernatural forces of good and evil, who are fighting for his soul.

Reputation:
It seems that the reputation system will allow heroes to have access to more NPCs and additional side quests.

Secret passages:
In the Polish magazine article it is said that in the map they played there was a secret passage under a waterfall which allowed players who knew it to shorten their way across the mountain.

Additional worlds:
There are "additional worlds" of caves and undeground terrain.

Bosses:
Killing a boss will grant some artifacts (in the article it is said "valuable items for all heroes")

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Elvin
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What if Elvin was female?
posted August 31, 2010 02:54 PM

I think the official name is Kiril.
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Dexter
Dexter


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posted August 31, 2010 05:59 PM
Edited by Dexter at 18:21, 31 Aug 2010.

Some further info posted by Humakt on the Round Table:
Quote:
Got this tidbit of info from Romero himself:

"We are currently negotiating the contract for HMMVI and hopefully the company will accept my terms! If so, there WILL be more opera, choral parts WITH lyrics in Mandarin, since part of the new game takes place in China!

Paul Anthony Romero"

Found last sentence curious; likely the game just borrows elements from chinese culture possibly for one of the factions.

These sound pretty good to me and Romero is definitely the man for the job.


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baklajan
baklajan


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posted August 31, 2010 05:59 PM
Edited by baklajan at 18:33, 31 Aug 2010.

How do you pronounce Anastasia in English?

It's a Russian version of a Greek female name. In Russian, it's pronounced un-nust-us-SEE-ya, not ane-as-TAZE-ee-ah.

By the way, the meaning of the name is 'she who rises from the dead' or 'ressurected one'.

There might be other hints in the characters' names.

Anton (Anthony), pronounced un-TON, in the Russian Orthodox tradition, translates as 'champion, one who stands ground against his foes, one who fights back'.

Kirill (Cyril), pronounced kee-REEL means 'little despot'.

Irina (Irene), pronounced ee-REEN-ah stands for 'peaceful one'

Pavel (Paul), pronounced PAH-vel, means 'humble'.

Sveltana is a corruption of Svetlana (pronounced Svet-LAH-nah) and is a purely Slavic name with no cognates in the Greek and Latin traditions. The root 'svet' means light (historically related to English 'white' and 'swan'), and the suffix -la suggests that the name was derived from an adjective with the meaning 'bright' or 'pure', and -na is an ages old, obscure feminine name ending. So, the possible translations are 'the bright one' or 'the lightbringer'. Spelling Svetlana as Sveltana may either be a typo or her own invention when she had to change her name for ritual purposes. Or she could even be an undead (arch)angel, since her name stands out for its very special etymology and non-Greek origins. The rest of the names, despite being Russian, ultimately come from Greek.


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alcibiades
alcibiades


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of Gold Dragons
posted August 31, 2010 09:28 PM

Humans, Demons, Necromancers, Elves and Naga is also my favored guess for line-ups. Like I mentioned previously, it's by far the most likely explanation I see for the terrains (Summergrass, Lava, Wasteland, Autumngrass, Jungle).

What exactly are the references for Naga being peace-loving? In the myth of creation, I find the following passages, which albeit not exactly have this specific word, does fit the ggeneral characteristics:

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The wise reptilian Nagas choose SHALASSA, the Dragon of Water.


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SHALASSA, The Dragon of WATER
The blue Dragon of Water is humble, quiet and secretive. She is the serene mystic, wisest of the dragons, and her knowledge is only second to her sister Malassa, the Dragon of Shadow, for her watery realm is ripe with forgotten lore and treasure.
In all things, she values diplomacy, versatility and adaptability. Yet, if she decides to act, she is swift and indomitable. You cannot hope to win when you are fighting the waves…
Shalassa is worshipped by the sailors, fishermen and pirates, but also by the prophets, hermits and wisemen.
She is the patron-deity of the Nagas.

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baklajan
baklajan


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posted August 31, 2010 09:50 PM
Edited by baklajan at 21:53, 31 Aug 2010.

@alcibiades:
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What exactly are the references for Naga being peace-loving? In the myth of creation, I find the following passages, which albeit not exactly have this specific word, does fit the ggeneral characteristics:

Presently, someone must have been heavily editing the M&M wiki. I swear I saw the word peaceful in the article 'Naga', on the page that featured concept art from an unreleased Naga faction planned for H5. The word peaceful was used in the sense 'avoiding war' or 'not eager to conquer'. The epithet humble wasn't in the article on Shalassa at that moment, though. BTW the Naga settlements are called Sanctuaries, which supports this theory. Naga, in some sense, resemble Wizards in their alignment -- non-violent and diplomatic in general but devastating to their enemies if threatened or provoked. I believe they are not genuinely interested in conquering lands and nations, but get involved when the global balance of political powers becomes disrupted. If I were the Naga leader, I will surely help curbing the demon invasion, because demons are a global threat and can't be reasoned with.

/UPDATE/ I found the exact phrase in my ICQ logs: "Nagas are said to be the wisest and most peaceful of races" Now Google can't look it up anywhere on the web.

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Demonge
Demonge


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more than meets the eyes
posted September 02, 2010 09:43 AM

Quote:
This article, translated handily by GoogleTranslator, seems to suggest that we should expect to see as many as ten factions in MMH6, through the use of expansions.  The quote:



The most interesting part of the quote is missing:
"it seems that Heroes of Might & Magic VI will reach the amount of ten different armies through content updates."
Updates have to be read as Add-ons I think.

Yet that more looks like speculation from the writer than announcement.
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Elvin
Elvin


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What if Elvin was female?
posted September 03, 2010 12:15 AM
Edited by Elvin at 00:16, 03 Sep 2010.

Something that I believe everyone will be glad to hear.

You can rotate the camera but as soon as you release the button, it returns to its default angle. Also you can zoom in and out. When at maximum zoom the camera angle gets more horizontal.
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stormcrusher
stormcrusher

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posted September 03, 2010 10:25 AM
Edited by stormcrusher at 10:27, 03 Sep 2010.

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This article, translated handily by GoogleTranslator, seems to suggest that we should expect to see as many as ten factions in MMH6, through the use of expansions.  The quote:



that would be nice, i can confirm that cause im spanish

Quote:

si bien es cierto todo parece indicar que Might & Magic Heroes VI alcanzará la cifra de diez ejércitos distintos mediante actualizaciones de contenidos


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lucky_dwarf
lucky_dwarf


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Visiting
posted September 06, 2010 03:54 PM
Edited by alcibiades at 07:37, 07 Sep 2010.

TWITTER UBPDATE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm_JxE3ihEc

If they gave no info, at least they gave us a possible song for the game
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don_komandorr
don_komandorr


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posted September 07, 2010 04:23 AM

Do this arts connected with MMH6?
Source: http://theevilsnest.com/sources/galeries/galerie-might-and-magic.php
They signed as 2009 year, so they can't belong HoMM5. It can be MMH6 arts or Ledroit made it for another game and it's site mistake.


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Elvin
Elvin


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What if Elvin was female?
posted September 07, 2010 08:18 AM

First is him and second is Agrael's armour if I'm not mistaken.
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Cepheus
Cepheus


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Legendary Hero
Far-flung Keeper
posted September 07, 2010 06:28 PM
Edited by Cepheus at 18:35, 07 Sep 2010.

Quote:
Good thing that he isn't involved in Heroes VI.


But he is.
Elvin and I have no clue whether these are for H6, but I don't think it's unreasonable to assume that that these portray the Archangel General and Kha-Beleth(/Kiril?). If you compare that Demon Lord's face with the three siblings from earlier, it gets kind of obvious.

And it's hardly simple coincidence that the H6 story focuses on Angels and then this piece of art suddenly crops up.
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Mitzah
Mitzah


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of the Horadrim
posted September 09, 2010 12:06 AM

I think this video hasn't been posted here: http://ubitv.de.ubi.com/?vid=2742. The commentary is German tho'.

As far as I can tell, the adventure map is made of squares, just like in H3. The griffins are keeping their "dive" ability,
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Cepheus
Cepheus


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Far-flung Keeper
posted September 10, 2010 03:06 PM
Edited by Cepheus at 15:47, 10 Sep 2010.

More official stuff from Facebook - very similar to Geny's post, but some of it is new:

What about the area of control?
There are still mines on the adventure map. You still have to flag them in order to gain resources. The new stuff is now all mines are in the "area of control" of a city or fort. Once you own the fort/city of an area and flagg the mines, the only way to take the mines from you is to capture the city/fort that controls the area.

Will there be any town screen?
YES, totally. In the demo shown in Köln, they used a temporary screen. The final one is said to be in 2D, more like H3 and H4 and not as complex as the H5 ones. Erwan Le Breton, the game producer, said it himself
Erwan Le Breton: "There will be 2D animated town screen in the release version of the game"

What is the new mechanics for creature production?
Creature dwellings will work as resource production buildings. Basically, when you first capture a creature dwelling you will receive a first batch of creatures that you can integrate straight away to your army. The building will then work as a resource building meaning that it will add creatures to your creature pool every week as a gold mine would add gold to your resources. These creatures will then be hirable via the cities and forts you control. So there is no need for caravans.

What are the Town unique buildings?
2 slots, 4 buildings per town, each with a different ability (economy booster, creature production booster, gives a special ability on the adventure map or the combat maps) Having several similar unique buildings in different towns improves their efficiency (a bit like the marketplaces).

What are the general principles of the revised RPG system?
- Heroes can be male, female, Might, Magic - Heroes have faction and class specific abilities - Heroes gain skill points when they level up, that they can spend consciously on “general” abilities organized in skill categories – they have total control over their development – no more “probability-based” limited skill choices offered to the player - Heroes can unlock advanced classes that will change their appearance and grant them an ultimate ability

What will bring more variety in the combat arenas?
- Specific topography (various sizes and shapes for the battle arenas)
- Dynamic topography (seashore battle with the tide flooding the arena turn by turn)
- Different combat objectives (hold your ground for X turns, defend this sacred shrine at the center of the arena, kill a specific enemy stack, etc.)
- Boss fights!

How about the Initiative system?
Back to H3 mechanics but with a H5-like INI bar interface.

What is the new Creature Tier System?
Core, Elite, Champion (like Clash of Heroes)

What about Creature Siege Damage?
Creature stacks can now damage the fortifications (but are obviously less efficient than catapults)

What about the fixed camera angle?
On the adventure map, to remove the necessity of rotating the camera to locate hidden items. Easier to manage for players and map designers, feels like 2D navigation but with the benefit of 3D coolness

What about the creatures?
no secondary / alternative upgrades
Obvious in the concept arts.

What about the Artifact Sets?
Nothing special – you collect them all and you get a bonus.

What about the different tile sets?
Jungle, Plains (Summer AND Autumn), Lava, Wasteland (Necropolis), Underground

What about the presence of critters on the adv map?
You’ll find turtles, dolphins, birds, etc.

What is the Campaign structure?
5 campaigns of 4 maps, 1 per faction, playable in any order, with an optional tutorial map and a mandatory prologue map.

What about the Map editor?
Marzhin is REALLY involved and there is a goal to make it user-friendly at the latest to be shipped with the game, but if possible and the quality is good enough it will be released BEFORE the game.

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Elvin
Elvin


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What if Elvin was female?
posted September 10, 2010 05:29 PM
Edited by Elvin at 18:53, 10 Sep 2010.

I think they'd almost all been posted here, proof that people never read the stickies The discussion ran its course after a while so Alc decided to close it and open again when we have a new batch of news/features. Some of those are in the FAQ but I did not find it important to include them all so I just linked the old thread.

Edit: Since ubi put them in Q&A format I decided to update the FAQ. Should be more complete now, thanks ceph.
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Tristanijb
Tristanijb


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posted September 12, 2010 05:37 PM
Edited by Tristanijb at 21:07, 12 Sep 2010.

Hi guys,

I have recently conducted an interview with Black Hole. You can check it at:
http://h6.heroes.net.pl/artykul/8-wywiad-jb-z-tworcami-h6-en.html
Interview is in english language.

There is some new info in the interview!

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