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Elvin
Elvin


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Tastes like chicken
posted April 19, 2010 10:23 AM

Welcome palelord But this is more of a multiplayer initiation thread than an introduction one.
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morgan_le_fey
morgan_le_fey


Famous Hero
posted May 07, 2010 04:28 AM

how come there are no newbies in the newbie corner. perhaps i should post something here just to be the first.

morgan le fey.
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WindlordRyu
WindlordRyu

Tavern Dweller
posted January 02, 2011 04:50 PM

Does anyone know of any basic newbie guide for this game? All the links I find on these forums seems to be broken.

I'm mainly looking for answers on these questions (assuming normal sized maps):
How often is it acceptable to return to your town?
Should you get a secondary hero to bring you reinforcements?
When should you expect "the final battle" to occur?
Is it recommended to ever siege a town (without something like tremor) with an army in it?
Should you focus on getting basic dwellings and economy buildings before you get more fancy stuff? (Faction specific?)
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OmegaDestroyer
OmegaDestroyer

Hero of Order
Fox or Chicken?
posted January 02, 2011 04:57 PM
Edited by OmegaDestroyer at 16:59, 02 Jan 2011.

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Does anyone know of any basic newbie guide for this game? All the links I find on these forums seems to be broken.

I'm mainly looking for answers on these questions (assuming normal sized maps):
How often is it acceptable to return to your town?
Should you get a secondary hero to bring you reinforcements?
When should you expect "the final battle" to occur?
Is it recommended to ever siege a town (without something like tremor) with an army in it?
Should you focus on getting basic dwellings and economy buildings before you get more fancy stuff? (Faction specific?)


1)  As often as you would like to do so.

2)  You can.  It never hurts to have a secondary hero to find resources or pick up the random artifact.  However, I believe there are caravans in H5 (been a really, really long time since I've played it so I could be wrong), so you don't necessarily need a hero.

3)  I am not sure what you mean by final battle.  Are you talking in a campaign, multiplayer, or scenario?  Campaigns and scenarios have objectives that make it fairly clear who you will need to fight to succeed.  As to multiplayer, the final battle will be the one where you only have your castle, a hero, and are defending it and vice-versia.  Players do have 7 days to try and take a castle over to avoid losing though.

4)  Most of the time you will have to seige a town with an army in it.  Very rarely will you find a completely abandoned town you can claim.  You'll have a catapult to help you tear down the walls.  If you upgrade certain skills, the catapult can make short work of the defenses.

5)  That depends.  Some faction specific bulidings, such as the Dwarf barracks (or whatever it is), can be really useful early on.  However, it is generally a good idea to have a few dwellings and some upgrades by the end of the first week.  
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Elvin
Elvin


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Tastes like chicken
posted January 02, 2011 06:55 PM

When playing competitively it is a good idea to limit your town visits to avoid losing lose valuable time Normally the plan is stay close to town during week 1 so that you can get more units and upgrade one or two of them, then visit early week 2 for more units and maybe spells. After that you can keep creeping for a long period.

It is a good idea to hire an extra hero both for the extra army and to have someone pickup mines/resources. Reinforcements are another plus.

Final battle.. depends on the map. If the map is large chances are that you can press for a week 4-5 final battle. If you delay to week 6, 7 or more some factions will get an advantage. When dealing against a good rusher you may find him knocking on your door as early as week 3-4.

Sieging towns is a tricky case, not recommended unless you have a clearly superior army, level advantage or a way to counter dark. He could well start puppeting and frenzying your army and your units would be sitting ducks. Town-sitters are shunned upon but if they want to play rough you can take your time to control all the map and dwellings. Extending the game for another hour or two is plain silly.

For starters it's a good idea to get some units and possibly a mage guild. Week 1 armies typically consist of 2-4 stacks of the first 4 tiers with usually one upgrade. For instance academy is fine with gremlin saboteurs and gargoyles, haven with crossbowmen and peasants(footmen and griffins are not worth wasting early), dungeon with stalkers and furies, inferno with familiars, horned demons, dogs(upgraded would be great but rare due to high cost) and succubi etc. During week 2 it is a good idea to get castle, tier 7 and capitol. This involved taking gold from chests ofc, also possibly skipping some dwellings - Sylvan will often skip treants, academy will skip golems and rakshasas etc.
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ahm12ed34
ahm12ed34

Tavern Dweller
posted April 11, 2011 09:13 AM

Awesome.
Dragging the upright corner in the Middle you can some hints.

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rickycoats
rickycoats

Tavern Dweller
posted April 26, 2011 11:07 PM

Anyone still playing TOH?  Everyone I ask doesn't play anymore.

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selcy
selcy


Famous Hero
posted April 26, 2011 11:09 PM

I have never played but I want to learn. I'm waiting for Acu to teach me .
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khan2013
khan2013

Tavern Dweller
posted April 26, 2011 11:24 PM

If you have Hamachi, I can show you.

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selcy
selcy


Famous Hero
posted April 26, 2011 11:33 PM

Quote:
If you have Hamachi, I can show you.


Ok now I am going to sound like a typical female, whats Hamachi?
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khan2013
khan2013

Tavern Dweller
posted April 27, 2011 12:02 AM
Edited by khan2013 at 00:11, 27 Apr 2011.

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If you have Hamachi, I can show you.


Ok now I am going to sound like a typical female, whats Hamachi?


Go to the thread "guide for new players"  it will show you how to get what you need.  Post again if you have problems and I will try to help.

You can also play on ubi server if Hamachi is a problem for you.
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TammyJeann
TammyJeann

Tavern Dweller
posted June 27, 2011 07:59 AM

I'm new and would love to learn to play

I have msn and hamchi (sp?), but don't know how to run the Hamachi (sp?).
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Vangelis21
Vangelis21


Supreme Hero
Manchild
posted June 27, 2011 10:08 AM

Quote:
I'm new and would love to learn to play

I have msn and hamchi (sp?), but don't know how to run the Hamachi (sp?).


hello, you could start by telling us which game you would like to play!
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TammyJeann
TammyJeann

Tavern Dweller
posted June 27, 2011 12:57 PM

I learned to play on HoMM3 and now I am playing HoMM5.

HoMM5 is downloaded onto my pc, so I guess that one will do.. ;-)
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Vangelis21
Vangelis21


Supreme Hero
Manchild
posted June 28, 2011 02:05 PM

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I learned to play on HoMM3 and now I am playing HoMM5.

HoMM5 is downloaded onto my pc, so I guess that one will do.. ;-)


just a small piece of advice, i wil be very surprised if you find people playing H5 !
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V1ctory
V1ctory

Tavern Dweller
posted June 30, 2011 12:42 PM
Edited by V1ctory at 16:25, 01 Jul 2011.

Really glad to become the member of this forum... I try my best to Contribute in this forum...
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khan2013
khan2013

Tavern Dweller
posted July 04, 2011 06:01 AM

Many are still playing on UBI.  Try that for starters or send me an email and I'll get you started.
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TheGabber
TheGabber

Tavern Dweller
posted September 13, 2011 11:14 AM

Multiplayer Lobby

What happened to the multiplayer lobby?
I remember there used to be some kind of browser based matchmaker for HOMM3, but i cant find it anymore, i believe there used to be a link to it on TOH aswell but seems to be gone..

Or does everyone use gamespy nowadays??

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Ganjalf
Ganjalf

Tavern Dweller
posted September 28, 2011 03:49 PM

ubi maps good enought. few have briliant balance, so why i must read ballsnow about it? if someone want check my teory, welcome - take your position, hero... what you want, on my ubi maps, and try win
ubi maps = more fun. why? fast meet = multiplayer game. alone long creep ( if someone use toh maps ) = almost single player)
when i start rmg on all impossible few weeks ago, i want only check again this settings, but i cant play alone minimum 4-5 weeks. boring game. wilgeforts use ubi maps, i use ubi maps,.... but for elvin = we do stupid things

when i say something, i can improve this alwayes almost. then, ubi maps = very good game and lots fun, becuase have balance and fast meet ( very importent if you want play chess in hero, no "moster hunting" only ) grrrrrrrrr
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Ganjalf
Ganjalf

Tavern Dweller
posted September 28, 2011 04:02 PM

hm, sorry, my english no good,. i must explain. what is balance? when balance gone? importent question. balance gone when if you choose some position or position+race/hero, you must win game. so, if ubi maps no have this error ( i use few without this error ), balance occurs. if someone want check this, New players, ubi map it very good option!!!not all of course, but few in 100%
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