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Thread: Heroes of Gaia
lucky_dwarf
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posted August 23, 2009 05:58 PM

Heroes of Gaia

Spot the similarity!


This is a game from Snail games. It looks allot like homm, youll notice in the screen shots just how much it looks like the homm series.
The game is in closed beta, but seems great at first glance.

There are 5 resources.

Stone, Wood, Crystal, Sulfur, And $MONEY$

The game will be free forever, and browser based. There is no need to install anything.

They that you can play 1 minute first time, "making it a seamless and painless process."

Its a game to keep an eye on in the near future.

Theyre website:
http://www.heroesofgaia.com/index.html

Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a-SNDUNvU4
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ghost of the past
posted August 23, 2009 06:22 PM
Edited by Vlaad at 22:16, 23 Aug 2009.

I played it for, like, 2-3 days.

The town screen is gorgeous, but the adventure map is lackluster.

The grind seems to be a must, although there are weird features, such as a hero stationed in town gaining more exp than the one fighting all the battles. The first hero I hired was level 5, got him two levels in a day - only to find a level 9 hero in the tavern the day after. *sigh*

The adventure map is a bunch of scattered resources and neutral monsters that respawn quickly, but are rarely worth it. The battles are automatic, although I understand there is an option to control your troops manually? Anyway you can "join the battle" and watch the progress. The artifacts I saw around my starting area were powerful but all the guards were too tough. It's possible the area had been cleared by others before I started playing. The mines and neutral towns are easy to claim, but there's a limit depending on your current score (so be sure to flag one of each kind lest you have trouble with resources).

There are quests (called "tasks") that grant you typical rewards (resources, troops etc). There are also various bonuses, such as resource cards (to boost your production) or "lucky chests" (sort of Pandora's Boxes).

The PvP fights are probably the highlight of the game, but I couldn't bother (I think I quit before my noob protection ran out). There's an in-game chat, but there have been few people online, mostly noobs asking questions and guilds recruiting new members. The forum doesn't seem to be very active either. The Ikariam beta had a much larger community, for example.

EDIT: As for similarities, check this out:




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Totoro
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posted August 23, 2009 06:28 PM

Oh cmon! Why all games are rip-offs nowadays...

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posted August 23, 2009 06:31 PM

if that map is from the beta, then blatant H3 rip-off puts it well. erathia, Krwelod and Avelyne reminds me of nothing!
Though, originality is overrated. if it ever gets open beta, I'll defintely sign up.
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ghost of the past
posted August 23, 2009 06:41 PM

The beta is actually open, you just have to register...
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posted August 23, 2009 06:42 PM
Edited by Cepheus at 18:47, 23 Aug 2009.

Intellectual thieves!  They ripped the Inferno's garrison model and stuck it in front of their cloned Necropolis.  And those kingdom names!

Think I'll check their page for disclaimers and such.

EDIT: Get this:

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Chronicle of Antagarich

War of Recovery

Chapter I. Cause of the War of Recovery

200 years before Genesis. Antagarich was at the barbarous age of remote antiquity when no formal written language existed. Ancient Orcs, forefathers of Crewrod, are the ruler of the land at that time. Their tribes scattered all over the whole land.

137 years before Genesis. A hero named Maganus, who claimed to be the “Envoy of Ancestors” created Bracada, a kingdom of wizards—Maganus established a cooperative relation with Crewrod and gave them advanced technologies in exchange for abundant resources. From then on, the civilisation of Entagarich enjoyed rapid development. Jag, head of Crewrod at that time, was a wise leader.

112 years before Genesis. Due to the disappearance of Maganus and the death of Jag, the relation between these two countries started to deteriorate.  

21 years before Genesis. Bracada unleashed a war which lasted for 21 years and almost occupied the whole land after it. The country of the Orcs declined inevitably and became a colony of Bracada.

The reign of Bracada lasted for nearly one thousand years which witnessed great development of the Land of Antagarich in terms of productivity as well as culture. During this period, various races immigrated here from other lands, settled down and started their happy life.  

Does the above mentioned, you may wonder, have anything to do with the War of Recovery? During the reign of Bracada, the combination and conflict among all races reached a critical point. As is known to all, the Tannon(an orcish leader) uprising led to the collapse of the Kingdom of Bracada. If we look at this issue from a political point of view, the uprising of Tanon is an unavoidable outcome of conflict among races. Let me use the pattern of an old saying--the appearance of Tannon is accidental and the collapse of the kingdom is inevitable.

Although Tannon overturned the reign of Bracada, the conflict hadn’t been eased, which was proved by the appearance of the Kingdom of Alasia. Rean Grivonhart, the first king of Alasia, was born in an aristocratic family in Bracada. Different races established their own countries which helped improve their relation but the cause of the conflict still remained. As the strongest country on the land, Alasia occupied a huge amount of resources, oppressing and exploiting other races.

When the conflict reached the second critical point, the War of Recovery, brutal and fierce than the Tannon uprising, broke out.

 Chapter II War of Recovery

Most historians believe that the cause of the War of Recovery is an appalling plot—In the spring of the 256th year of the Kingdom calendar, Nicolas Grivonhart passed away all of a sudden and  Raud Hart, the Marshal General, disappeared mysteriously. All these were plotted by Sandero, adviser of the Undead-- Raud Hart poisoned Grivonhart. The plot was not confirmed until the latter period of the War of Recovery.  

Eeofol, Kingdom of Demons, invaded Avily three days after the death of Nicolas Grivonhart and at the same time, Nighon, Kingdom of the Underneath, started to invade Alasia from the east.

As for Alasia, the parliament elected Marshal Kendar as the acting king and they also contacted Queen Catherine who was abroad at the time and asked her to come back as early as possible to control the whole situation.

March, 256. Grew and his guerilla started to give support to Avily.

July, 256. under the leadership of Grew, a victory was obtained in Tularion and therefore Avily regained the initiative and was no longer in a passive position.  

October, 256. Troops from Nighon suddenly appeared in the centre of Alasia by using tunnels, and launched a sneak attack on Stavic, capital of Alasia. This was the first time the human capital was seized by enemy.

November, 256. Catherine, Queen of Alasia, landed on the southern coast of the country and returned her motherland. After meeting with Marshal Kendar, the queen gave four orders:

Kendar would not be held responsible for the loss of the capital at the time and was appointed Marshal General of the country and asked to hold on in the southern area.

Joseph was ordered to give up the northern area of Alasia and lead Kenda’s legion to the south to gather forces.

Malic’s western legion was told not to come back and to attack Eeofol, using the “scorched earth policy”.

Unkown Christine was appointed head of the Royal Legion and ordered to lead his force to the north to meet with Kendar’s legion.

It is proved by history that these four orders are both timely and correct which fully embodies military talent of Queen Catherine.

December, 256, Crewrod(Orcish Kingdom) declared its independence and would no longer recognise suzerainty to Alasia and also sent forces to seize the western part of Alasia.

Also in December, Kendar’s legion gave up the northern defence line and met with the queen in the south.

January, 257. Tatalia also declared independence and started to competed with Crewrod for the western part of Alasia.

Also in January, Undead troops from Deca started to go south to invade Alasia.

Malic’s legion and the Kendar’s legion both gave up their land. This reduced the possibility that they would be defeated one by one. But the area that was occupied by enemy forces enlarged by several times during only two months.

Some historians point out that the Catherine’s military layout is not very reliable. The situation would have deteriorated if undead troops had attacked Avily rather than the northern part of Alasia.

It is very likely that one or two decisions can determine the progress of history. The unrepeatable nature of history provides historians with good environment for argument.

March of the same year. Malic’s legion of Alasia succeeded in going out of surrounding Nighon forces and started to go to the land of Eeofol. At that time, Nighon also faced two alternatives like Deca:

The main forces continue to chase Malic’s legion but have to abandon the capital of Alasia and a vast expanse of occupied areas. (The second legion of Nighon that launched a surprise attack on Stavic was isolated and lacked supply and support).

Give up the plan for chasing Malic’s legion and give support to the second legion and establish a supply line. But this may lead to the fact Yoave has to face huge military pressure.

Maybe Nighon overestimated the resistance of Yoave and maybe it was the abundant resources of the Humans which tempted them. In a word, Nighon gave up the plan for chasing Malic’s legion.

June, 257. Nicon started to launch a general attack on the western part of Alasia. Under the command of Kendar, the human forces tried their best fight against their enemy. Many ordinary people also picked up weapons to protect their own country. Therefore, Nicon didn’t get satisfactory outcome from their attack. As for the Humans, their cost were huge—Thousands of citizens died in the war and dozens of towns were ruined.

July, 257. Malic, on behalf of Queen Catherine, met with the king of Cleagan to negotiate a truce. Yoave declared that they would quit the alliance with Nighon and Deca and resume peace with the Holy Alliance.

The victory of the Avily Battle paved the way for the final victory of Alasia.

Grew became the youngest general-level officer in Alasia’s history. At that time, the country was in urgent need of Grewlike heroism to raise the moral of its troops.

August, 257. Avily sent troops to intercept Deca forces together with Malic’s legion. Because of this, Deca had to slow down their invasion. Meanwhile, Grew and his guerilla went all the way to the back of Nighon to do destruction and harassment.

Also in August. Kendar’s legion successfully returned Mal, a city in the south. At the time, Nicon’s plan for completing the war in a short period of time became impossible. Deca and Nicon attempted to surround Kendar’s legion for many times but all failed. The carefulness of the acting head of the legion saved this troop.

The war entered a balanced phase.

October, 257. Maganus, king of Blakada,(He came back to Blakada after the Tannon uprising.) agreed Catherine’s request and provided goods for Alasia.

November, 257. The elite troops of Deca—The legion of ghost knights arrived Stavic.

December, 257. Christine ordered to turn heavy cavalry into light cavalry.

Also in December. Christine used tricks to annihilate all ghost knights near the Sweat Lake.(See more details in Christine.)

This battle shocked Deca and Nicon hold an emergent meeting to adjust its plan which had been already made. Afterwards, both of the two sides didn’t take any large scale military action in that chilly winter. Both were waiting, waiting for the spring.

February, an undead wizard of Deca “revived” Nicolas Grivonhart, former king of Alasia and wanted to use him to lower the morale of human forces.

March, 258. Wilma, leader of Deca was killed by Nicolas Grivonhart “revived” by himself. The latter rapidly took control of the army through great power and strong strategy and started his cruel reign.

Many historians sneer at what Wilma did and think he is nobody. In fact, Wilma was very familiar with what people think as well as political tricks. At last, he died of his own plot.—This is really an ironic outcome.

March, 258. During only one month, a few undead overlords and senior officers, including renowned Tamika, head of the death knight legion, were sentenced to death. This split Deca into two parties—One party lead by Clavens which supported Nicolas Grivonhart and one party lead by Nakash which was against him.

April, 258. Regardless of the objection of Nighon, Nicolas Grivonhart called back all troops locked in a face-off with Alasia. He created a huge amount of undead troops in the northern part of Alasia and concentrated on the attack on the troops from Avily

Also in April, the envoy sent by Nakash met with Queen Catherine secretly. Knowing that her father’s mind was full of the desire for destruction and slaying, the queen decided to cooperate with Nakash to stop her father’s insane action.

May, 258. Under the leadership of Christine, the human forces defeated the first and second legions of Nighon. The latter retreated to hold in Stavic.

Also in May, Crewrod defeated Tatalia, taking control of the western area of Alasia. This was chance for the Orcs to regain their power.

June, 258. The troops from Avily and Malic’s legion was defeated by the Undead in only two months’ time. There was no life evidence in the northern part of Alasia and hundreds of thousands of undead troops were created by Nicolas Grivonhart.

Also in June, Nicon forces were attacked by the Undead and had a huge loss and therefore had to retreat from Davic. At that time, Deca completely became a slaying machine which would attack any race in the same way.

July, 258. Catherine was told by Sandero, advisor of Deca a way of saving her father—Let him kill the assassin who killed him.

Also in July, Maganus, king of Blakada, sent troops to Alasia as reinforcement to fight against the insane undead troops.

September, 258. In face of the strong defence organised by Alasia and Blakada, numerous skeleton warriors turned into piles of useless remains. And at last Nicolas Grivonhart appeared in battle. A nightmare which had lasted for seven months came to an end at that time.

October, 258. Wilnin, located in the northeastern part of Alasia, declared independence, becoming the first elven kingdoms in the Land of Antagarich. And then elves in Avily moved to Wilnin gradually.

Also in October, Alasia and Deca agreed a ceasefire. All the undead forces retreated from Alasia.

November, 258. Alasia and Nighon agreed a ceasefire.

Until then, the War of Recovery which lasted for three years came to an end. Previously strong countries, especially Alasia were more or less undermined. Only one-third of the land where people can live in Alasia remained after the War and its population decreased to one-sixth of the previous number. The power of Alasia also came to an end together with the War.

Prosperity comes after chaos. The word “recovery” not only refers to Alasia, but to the whole Land of Antagarich as well.

A new era has come.

Chapter III. Future

It has been thirty years since the War of Recovery ended when I write this essay. As a witness to the War, I often think about such questions—What did the war bring us? Is it good or bad? Hope or nightmare?

I once asked my instructor about these questions. His answer is—Cruel but inevitable, the war helps combine different races, reallocate interests of the world and at last bring about peace.

My respectful instructor, I never forget what you said. However, our parents had died in the war which only brings me infinite pain. Likewise, the Land of Antagarich didn’t get benefit from the war, either—Hatred among races still remains strong.

People often say that power is justice. This is true if we look at many events in history. Alasia is now rejuvenating and many young people are talking about the previously powerful Alasia. Call for revenge is becoming louder day in and day out. We are never short of selfishness and prejudice but always lack the courage to evaluate ourselves. Where did the powerful Alasia come from? When the enslaved people of Crewrod cry, who listened to their voices? Why did Alasia become the target of so many countries? Is that a just Alasia? Nowadays, too few people is thinking about these questions.

Later on, I was appointed foreign minister and has stayed in the position for thirty years. Queen Catherine once told me, “Please don’t be angry about that War because that is a debt we need to pay off. If Alasia wants to exist in the world, our people must learn to get along with other races. The way of being an individual is also the way of managing a country. You should also try your best for the sake of this.”

Currently, the situation on the Land of Antagarich is not stable enough. Crewrod in the west is becoming stronger and stronger and Chelgo, its new king is very aggressive. So is Nicon in the east—Mutaray, the new king of Nicon keeps a high profile. As for Alasia, call for a new war is  also echoing at the moment. Sometimes I don’t know how to do. But anyway, the paradise-like Alasia the queen described is also the future I wish for.

Though weak and humble, I am willing to bet my life and dignity on this future.

This essay is dedicated to the people who passed away in the War of Recovery and Her Majesty the Queen!


It's in the exact same format as my Timeline of Colony...
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DagothGares
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No gods or kings
posted August 23, 2009 06:47 PM

Quote:
The beta is actually open, you just have to register...
No, when you click register they ask you to e-mail and I'll be buggered before I do that!
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Vlaad
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Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted August 23, 2009 07:07 PM
Edited by Vlaad at 01:04, 24 Aug 2009.

Quote:
Quote:
The beta is actually open, you just have to register...
No, when you click register they ask you to e-mail and I'll be buggered before I do that!
You mean you don't have a spare mail for registrations only?

@ Cepheus

You should sue! Although Heroes had its own Malekiths and Elleshars...
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DagothGares
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No gods or kings
posted August 23, 2009 07:12 PM

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Nicolas Grivonhart
I love how they twist the names a little, like avelyne and not just avlee...
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posted August 23, 2009 07:33 PM

on the screenshot that lucky posted, the building to the far left look just like the necropolis city hall, and the wall around the castle in the center looks exactly like the gate to inferno.

if they have to do a rip-off, then one might think that they would atleast try to change the looks of every building.
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posted August 23, 2009 08:37 PM

Quote:
Quote:
Nicolas Grivonhart
I love how they twist the names a little, like avelyne and not just avlee...


Heh, this one is amusing too:

Quote:
Maganus, king of Blakada

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posted August 23, 2009 09:04 PM

It's prolly ment to be "rip-offy". Doesn't mean it can still be fun!
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posted August 23, 2009 09:36 PM

If Snail games is a Chinese company, they are able to do whatever they want due to lack of copyright enforcement in that country.

I like how people are finding trailers for heroes related games from my youtube account ^_^
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Unimpressed by your logic
posted August 23, 2009 10:03 PM

Lol @ Aveline.

It's Av'Lee, fools!
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lucky_dwarf
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posted August 23, 2009 10:44 PM

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If Snail games is a Chinese company, they are able to do whatever they want due to lack of copyright enforcement in that country.

I like how people are finding trailers for heroes related games from my youtube account ^_^


im one of your subscribers, so yeah i link allot of heroes stuff to you
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posted August 24, 2009 01:26 AM

Well, pleased to meet you here too ^_^
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