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Thread: For the newcomers: Here's everything you need to know!
Ednaguy
Ednaguy


Supreme Hero
My water just broke! No, wait.
posted March 10, 2009 07:12 PM bonus applied by angelito on 11 Mar 2009.
Edited by Ednaguy at 13:04, 30 Jun 2009.

For the newcomers: Here's everything you need to know!

Contents:
1. How do I register? (By Valeriy)
2. Code of Conduct (CoC) (By Valeriy)
3. What is HC? (By TDL )
4. Who started Heroes Community, when and how? (By Valeriy)
5. Who is the Admin, Mage of the land, Valeriy? (By Valeriy)
6.1. Who are the Moderators? (By Valeriy)
6.2. Can I become a Moderator? (By Valeriy)
7. Red and yellow stars (By Valeriy, RedSoxFan3 and MightyMage)
8. When are members banned? (By Valeriy)
9. How to deal with Offences and Disagreements (by Valeriy)
10. How can I support Heroescommunity? (By Valeriy)
11. Replay Guide (By Ste)
12. BB codes (By Asheera)
13.How to upload and link images/videos/files (by VokialBG)
14. Abbreviations (By regnus_khan and TDL)
15. Avatars (By Valeriy)
16. Signatures (By Valeriy)
17. Heroes Community Messenger (By Valeriy)
18. Useful information (By MightyMage and TDL)
19. What are the different subforums? (By TDL)
20. How many usernames can I have? (By Valeriy)
21. Why does my post count drop sometimes? (By Valeriy)
22. Why does total members count keep dropping? (By Valeriy)
23. Why can't I post? (By Valeriy)
24. How do I recover lost passwords? (By Valeriy)
25. Where should I go first?

1. How do I register? (By Valeriy)
Just click the REGISTER link on the top of any page, right abowe the advertisement.


2. Code of Conduct (CoC) (By Valeriy)
These are the basic rules of HeroesCommunity, and should be read by everyone.


3. What is HC? (By TDL)
Heroes Community (HC) is the place you are right now. HC is not only it is one of the best forums on the net that are mostly dedicated to the never-ending Heroes of Might and Magic series, but also a forum of everlasting fun and immeasurable joy. HC consists of nineteen different forums with lots of excellent threads and plenty of friendly members from all over the world that make this board even better every single day.


4. Who started Heroes Community, when and how? (By Valeriy)


5. Who is the Admin, Mage of the land, Valeriy? (By Valeriy)


6.1. Who are the Moderators? (By Valeriy)
The moderators are the ones that rules in these forums, and makes sure everyone behaves.

The current moderators (and their subforums) are:
Alcibiades (ToH, Lands, The Temple, The Altar)
Angelito (LRH, The Library,
WoG, the Inn, The OSM)
Elvin  (ToH, The Temple, The VW)
MightyMage ( The VW, Other Games, The BGP, Gates)
Mytical (The BGP, The OSM, The Tavern, Coliseum)
Pandora  (ToH,  The Workshop,  the Inn, The Tavern, Turban Tribunal)
Shadowcaster ( The Tavern,The BGP, The OSM)
Ste (WoG)
ThE HyDrA (Lands, The Temple, The Altar, Coliseum)
Vesuvius (ToH)
VokialBG (The Workshop, Gates)


6.2. Can I become a Moderator? (By Valeriy)


7. Red and yellow stars (By Valeriy, RedSoxFan3 and MightyMage)
Yellow Stars
Yellow stars are automaticly given when you post. The different ranks you can get from yellow stars, and the requirements to get them are:
Less than 20 posts: No yellow stars. Rank: Tavern Dweller
21 posts: 1 yellow star. Rank: Hired Hero
51 posts: 2 yellow stars. Rank: Adventuring Hero
121 posts: 3 yellow stars. Rank: Known Hero
301 posts: 4 yellow stars. Rank: Famous Hero
801 posts: 5 yellow stars. Rank: Supreme Hero.
2001 posts: 6 yellow stars. Rank: Legendary Hero.
5001 posts: 7 yellow stars. Rank: Undefeatable Hero.

Red stars
Red stars are given to posts that has a certain quality. You can also loose red stars by behaving badly. Every member starts with two red stars.
Each amount of red stars, except two, corresponds to a rank prefix:
No red stars, you need a quality count of -8 or less. Prefix: Disgraceful.
1 red stars, you need a quality count of more than -8. Prefix: Bad-mannered.
2 red stars, you need a quality count of more than -2
3 red stars, you need a quality count of +3. Prefix: Promising.
4 red stars, you need a quality count of +8. Prefix: Responsible
5 red stars, you need a quality count of +15. Prefix: Honorable.
6 red stars, you need a quality count of +26 Prefix: Admirable.
Together with red stars there are bonuses: When having three red stars you can post more than 20 posts a day, when having four red stars you can ignore floodprotect, when having five red stars you can rate threads, and when you have six or more red stars you can create an infitnite number of thread. In the same way you get restrictions for having penalties, for ever negative quality point you have, you will have longer floodprotect, and when your quality points drops low enough, you will get banned. But don't worry, as long as you follow the rules in the CoC, you won't get penalised.


8. When are members banned? (By Valeriy)


9. How to deal with offences and Disagreements (By Valeriy)


10. How can I support heroescommunity? (By Valeriy)


11. Replay guide (By Ste)
A lot of newcomers overuse the quoting-function. This takes up a lot of space, and makes the text hard to read. By following Ste's guide, you won't do such mistakes.


12. BB codes (By Asheera)
BB codes are «codes» that you add before and after your text. BB codes allows you to put images and links into your post, in adittion to change the appearance of your text.


13.How to upload and link images/videos/files (by VokialBG)
A lot of newcomers asks of they can upload files from their computer. By following VokialBG's guide, you will easily learn how to share your own files with us.


14. Abbreviations (By regnus_khan and TDL)
ADS: Advertisements
AFAIK: As Far As I Know
afk: away from keyboard
asap: As soon as possible
atm: at the moment
brb: Be Right Back
BTW: By The Way
Bug: .Error
CAPS: LETTERS WRITTEN THIS WAY. It's considered shouting, adn should be avoided if you can.
coo:  cool
cya: see you
dunno: Don't Know
FAQ: Frequently asked questions
ffs: For ****'s sake
Foobum/foo: fool (more polite way)
gtg:Got To Go
GL: Good Luck
HC: Heroes Community
HCM/IM: Heroes Community Messenger
HOMM/H[1-5]:  Heroes of Might and Magic
idc: I don't care
idk: I don't know
IIRC: If I Remember Correctly
imba: imbalanced
IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
IMO: In My Opinion
j/k: Joking
k: OK
LOL: Laughing out Loud
M&M:  Might and Magic
N00b: Newbie/Newcomer. Don't be insulted if anyone calls you a N00b here, as it's an expression used on every newcomer.
nm: normal/nevermind
np: no problem
ofc: of course
OMFG: Oh My ******* God
OMG: Oh My God
ROFL: Rolling on Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO: Rolling on Floor Laughing my A** off
Sig: signatur
Smilies: Icons that describes your feelings. Examples:
- Happy
- Cool/happy
– Very happy
- Cool
- blink
- joking
- joking
- afraid/scared
- shocked/scared
- wondering
- sad/bored/tired
- angry
- sad
- disgusted/sick
- embarrassed
- mad
- evil
- laughing
- idea
- dangerous
- NO!
- good
- bad
ty: thank you
u: - You
wikkid: wicked
W00t: Yay! or Yeah!
WTF: What The ****
y: Why


15. Avatars (By Valeriy)
Avatars are the pictures positioned under members names. They make it easier for you to recognize members, and reflects the members personality. Remember that your avatar will represent you, so if you have an «angry» avatar, you will seem angry to other members, while if you have a «funny» avatar it might be hard for other members to take you seriously.
You can upload a custom (one of your own images) once per year (not once per lifetime, as the FAQ says) if you have more than 50 posts.


16. Signatures (By Valeriy)
Signatures are the lines that always appears under a members post. If you want to add/edit your own signature you can just click the «profile» link on top of any page.


17. Heroes Community Messenger (By Valeriy)
Heroes Community Messenger (HCM) is a function, somewhere between e-mail and MSN. Sending/receiving a HCM is more personal than posting in a thread, and a great way of getting better known with other members.


18. Useful information (By MightyMage and TDL)

Stay on-topic
Know what the thread is about and make your posts relevant to what the  thread is about.

Lurk
Read the thread before you post in it, so you don't write anything that has already been written, and stay relevant to what's happening in hte thread now.

DON'T SHOUT
TYPING IN ALL CAPS IS CONSIDERED SHOUTING. It's easier to read a mix of upper-and lower-case letters.

Ignore "trolls"
Some people get a thrill from posting "flames" (really obnoxious messages) just to
get a rise out of people. Sad, isn't it? If these members are becoming an issue for you, don’t hesitate to message a moderator for their assistance, but don’t worry the mods here will generally step in before it gets to that.

Don't "Spam"(well, maybe a little...and a little more...)
Spam is posting the same message to dozens, even hundreds or thousands of unrelated posts. No matter how important you think your message may be, it's not worth it. Think about it - if everyone posted about every topic, no one would be able to find anything.
If the urge to SPAM is too strong to resist, don’t panic, there is a place here for you too! Visit the Volcanic Wastelands to satisfy all your spamming needs!

Don't resurrect threads!
Writing something like «This project is sooo cool» in a thread that is more than a year old is considered resurrection. Only resurrect a thread if you've got something important to add. You can see on top of a post when it was written.

Search
Instead of creating new threads, use the search engine instead and see if you can find fairly new threads that are similar to what you wanted to create. It is quite easy to use the search engine, but mind your step, sometimes it may prove difficult to search for something special.

The Golden Rule
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Remember, every expert was a newbie once. So if someone needs help, don't laugh and 'poke fun' at them...


19. What are the different subforums? (By TDL)

Tournament of Honour

The TOH forum is dedicated to the Tournament of Honour which is run by Vesuvius. TOH is the largest, and longest running Heroes ladder tournament on the net.

In this forum, you may ask tournament related and online gaming questions, meet fellow ToH players - and find important Tourney News and Updates from the ToH coordinators.

Library of Enlightenment

In the Libary you will find true Enlightenment in the ways of Heroes 3. Members have posted detailed tips and strategies for gameplay, as well as different fanfiction stories to entertain you.

Any questions you might have about creatures, buildings or even campaign help you can post here and someone will surely help you find the answers.

You might as well share your own or find existing opinions about the first two parts of Heroes of Might and Magic series and Might and Magic.

Wake of Gods

The Wake of Gods forum provides information about the Wake of Gods unnoficial Heroes 3 game. Vlaad has made an excellent guide to what can be found in the forum here.

Lands of Axeoth (Heroes4)

Here you will find discussion about Heroes of Might and Magic 4. Members share their impressions and gameplay tips here, if you have any questions about this game - this is the forum for you.

Temple of Ashan

This is a place of wonders where all of the zealots of Heroes of Might and Magic series gather to discuss the fifth part of the game that is yet to come. You may discuss everything that concerns the game: from playing to discussing even the smallest things.

You will find information about the demo and the retail, such as screenshots, developers information and the like in this forum. A place to worship Heroes 5, that's for sure

Heroes 5 - Modders Workshop

This is a place to be for those who are up for improving the game by themselves or searching for someone who could help them and improve it themselves. Every mod might be discussed and every mod can be uploaded there. This is a place for everyone who is interested in the fifth version's perfection.

This is a modder's heaven. Anyone who is looking for a mod or is willing to create mods should find their way there. A certain place to mod some golems out of nothinh or disassemble it into parts

Heroes 6 Altar of Wishes

In the Altar of Wishes you can read other members' ideas about what they would like to see in the upcoming Heroes 6 release, expansions and what they hope to see in further versions, and as well you can share your own ideas. You can also join any of the popular Create-a-faction-contests.

Dimension Gates
This is a place where you can discuss Heroes of Might and Magic in other mediums, such as Currently: HOMM Kingdoms, Heroes Mini and the Heroes IV CCG & Tile Game. In this forum you have the opportunity to speak with developers directly about what you would like to see, and offer them suggestions in regard to the artwork and other aspects of the game. This game promises to be a fun new addition for the diehard Heroes fans, and even to those who haven't tried the game. The Forum name was changed from «The War Room of Axeoth» to «Dimension Gates» in 2007.

Maphaven Guild

The Maphaven guild offers tips on mapmaking and campaign making. Here you can find help for your maps that you are designing, or just come to beta test new maps for others who have some completed.

Newcomers Inn

You are here! Its your forum! In this forum you can introduce yourself, and welcome any new members. If you have any questions regarding the forum, please feel free to ask us and we'll help you as best as we can. Visit the threads to learn and give info about your personality, lifestyle and such.

Tavern of the Rising Sun

The Tavern of the Rising Sun is a place for members to get to know one another, and discuss anything and everything under the Sun. This is not a forum for spamming, and any spam will be deleted.

You will find that this is the place to share your stories and opinions, and talk with members about anything that strikes your fancy. The tavern is also a place where you will find silly stories and a lot of humour, its a great place to "have an ale, and share your story".

Volcanic Wastelands

This is the place where SPAM reigns supreme, silly offtopic nonsense is what you can expect in this forum. Its a fun place to just let your hair down and spam til your heart's content.

If you find a funny link you want to share, or just feel like testing out your skillz with the BB code, go ahead and do that here. Heck, you can do just about anything here - so long as you follow the Code of Conduct and don't unleash your reigning powers elsewhere!

Other Games Exist Too

There is a strange rumour that there are other games aside from HoMM...As bizarre as this may seem, it appears to be true! Here you can discuss all those other games, and find out what your HC friends play when they're not playing HoMM.

Bards Glade Pyre

The glade is the place for you to funny unleash your powers of creativity, Imaginitaion rules in this forum where members roleplay and share their stories.

There are always several RolePlays going on, feel free to look around and create a character of your own to join in. If you have any questions feel free to ask the moderators and/or other members what is expected, they would love to have you join.  2XtremeToTake wrote an excellent intro to this fourm, go ahead and check it out here.

The Other Side of the Monitor

Like the Tavern, The Otherside of the Monitor is a place where you can get to know the real people behind the nicknames here at HC.

Discussions take on a more serious tone here, as people talk about who they really are. You'll find this can be a great place to test your debating skills , as talks of politics and religion will often arise. You'll also find that people share more personal details about themselves, and what makes them tick.

Age of Heroes Coliseum

That is the place where you compete! This is a forum that once in a while includes a new on-going competition, mostly regarding the Heroes games. The famous International Create-a-Town, Official Heroes Fables and unofficial Short Story Contests find this forum as their Haven. You may come and go as you please, vote for the entries, but don't forget to join a competition sometimes - you might even win some of 'em! (no promises )

Turban Tribunal

The Tribunal is the place to offer your opinions on what we can do to make the forums a better place. If you have any problems or concerns that you would like to see addressed by admin, this is the place to do it.

LRH Heroes Tornament A place for tournaments in the different HoM&M games. You can get in touch with other players, and you'll get updated here everytime a new tornament starts. You can also learn the rules of lrh games here.


20. How many usernames can I have? (By Valeriy)


21. Why does my post count drop sometimes? (By Valeriy)


22. Why does total members count keep dropping? (By Valeriy)


23. Why can't I post?(By Valeriy)
There can be different reasons for why you can't post. The most usual are Floodprotect and posting limits.
Floodprotect
Floodprotect is a function that disables you to post two posts within 90 seconds. This is done to keep members from spamming. If you've got four or more red stars, floodprotect won't be applied to your posts.
Posting limits
If you have two or less stars, you are limited to post 20 post outside of the Volcanic Wastelands every 24 hours. This is to keep members from posting spam and offtopic posts. If you have three or more red stars, you can post unlimited posts.
You have also a limitation for creating threads. You can only create 1+ypc/10 threads, where ypc is your post count. So if you have a post count of 60, you will be able to create (1+60/10) 7 threads, unless you've already created some.


24. How do I recover lost passwords? (By Valeriy)
Click here for the direct link to recover lost passwords.


25. Where should I go first?
Your first post should go in this thread by Pandora, where you can tell a little about yourself
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"Edna, there's a special, tiny, tiny place in hell, waiting just for you... "

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zamfir
zamfir


Promising
Supreme Hero
posted March 11, 2009 09:46 PM

Good job. Somebody had to make this.
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Lexxan
Lexxan


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
Unimpressed by your logic
posted March 11, 2009 10:24 PM

Well earned QP.  Instead of creating new threads, putting all existing info in one post! (brilliant) It's much handier than before. Good job
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Coincidence? I think not!!!!

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Ednaguy
Ednaguy


Supreme Hero
My water just broke! No, wait.
posted March 12, 2009 11:26 AM
Edited by Ednaguy at 13:14, 12 Mar 2009.

I updated it with links, and reduced amount of text to about half, to make it less intimidating. Is it better now?

EDIT: thanks, Azagal, I'd missed it

EDIT 2: Thanks again
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Azagal
Azagal


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
Smooth Snake
posted March 12, 2009 11:37 AM
Edited by Azagal at 13:12, 12 Mar 2009.

You should remove the "/" from the first [url=] and then you should get a working link. I'm talking about point 10.

And I think you should add a [/url] at point 1.
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his speech but exceeds in his
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Zenithale
Zenithale


Promising
Famous Hero
Zen Mind
posted March 27, 2009 03:14 PM

Hi, thanks for this thread. I'm not a newcomer but I have a question: why don't I have yellow stars, even with more than 100 messages?
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Lexxan
Lexxan


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
Unimpressed by your logic
posted March 27, 2009 03:20 PM

It's a bug.
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Coincidence? I think not!!!!

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Asheera
Asheera


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
Elite Assassin
posted March 27, 2009 11:18 PM

I don't think it will. There are several members like that, don't know what is the reason for this bug.
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mypur3ness
mypur3ness

Tavern Dweller
posted January 17, 2010 05:31 AM

Multiplayer Help!

Hello fellow HOMM 3 players, I just created an account and have a question regarding multiplayer.  I have tried connecting with my friends through TCP/IP but my friend can never find my games. I host them and he has searchee using the IP address my game says and the one of whatsmyipaddress.com but neither work.  So I then tried to play with gamespy arcade and cannot figure out how to actually play the game.  All I see are ladders there. Help would be greatly appreciated!

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Mytical
Mytical


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
Chaos seeking Harmony
posted January 17, 2010 06:28 AM

Try asking in the forum below..might get a faster/better answer.

http://heroescommunity.com/forumdisplay.php3?FID=6
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mypur3ness
mypur3ness

Tavern Dweller
posted January 17, 2010 08:45 PM

okay thanks

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palelord
palelord

Tavern Dweller
posted April 19, 2010 09:38 AM

ty for your work.
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rvm1975
rvm1975

Tavern Dweller
posted May 05, 2011 05:28 PM

notification robot

Is there are any way to disable it?
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deepforest
deepforest

Tavern Dweller
Makin' Maps
posted May 15, 2012 01:04 AM

Thanks for the Intro.

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Mediczero
Mediczero


Famous Hero
Warlord of the sea
posted January 01, 2015 10:05 PM

I quickly read through this, and I still haven't figured entirely out how this place works...

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Geny
Geny


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
of nastiness
HC SUPPORTER
posted January 01, 2015 10:51 PM

Ask away then.
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Dispo96
Dispo96

Tavern Dweller
posted May 22, 2017 02:02 AM

Thanks for the intro!
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