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The_Polyglot
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posted September 02, 2012 11:14 AM bonus applied by Elvin on 05 Sep 2012.
Edited by The_Polyglot at 12:50, 16 May 2013.

The H6 Replay thread

I will no longer post replays, as I'm in no shape to continue uploading the old ones and I quit playing H6 for good. Youtube playlists hosting replays are below.



Simpelicity's duel playlist
Gameslayer' and
Pancakes'. Thanks guys!  






If You want to make your own, here is the process I recommend:

1. Download and install [urlhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/taksi/files/latest/download]Taksi[/url]. (It's free, and quite small, so don't worry) You'll use it to record screen activity during a duel - the next best thing to a full-fledged battle replay.

2. Specify the folder where You want to save your videos - go to Config-Directory and select your preferred folder.
For the actual recording,I recommend settings approaching those of sample 2,(Settings can be adjusted in Config-Format and Config-Format-Video Codecs) but feel free to experiment. Those of You with a good microphone can for example select your device as an audio input source,(Config-Format-Audio Input Device) and commentate the duel. I don't yet know how that affects file size, so if any of You try it, please let us know in this thread.

3. Start up Taksi before a duel, turn App Hook on(Alt+F2 in Heroes' window, otherwise mouse click on App Hook so it turns blue) and select H6's window.App Hook should now be green, and a green square should appear in the top left corner of H6's window. Start the recording by pressing F6, (Square should now be red) stop with F8. The default Stop hotkey clashes with H6, You should change it to a key unused by H6 - preferably not a letter, so You can chat freely. You can reassign keys in Config-Hot Keys. The square turns red when recording, yellow when paused, green when idle)

4. Do not panic

5. If for whatever reason, the recording was interrupted, and multiple files were created, I suggest merging them with for example Freemake Video Converter. This will already shrink the avi a bit.

6./a The resulting uninterrupted source AVI will be huge. (Around 8.5 GB for an hour-long duel, 0.7-0.8 GB if joined with Freemake Video Converter first). So, You have to reencode it into a slimmer MKV with for example, HandBrake. Default settings are fine for the most part, I set the video quality slider(located under the Video tab) to 'RF:33', whatever that is. Again, feel free to experiment.

6./b Alternatively, You can reencode the file directly with Freemake Video converter by choosing to convert the joined files into an MKV. In this case, You'll have to limit the filesize before You click on the convert button(You'll have to press the icon next to the predicted filesize to do so, it is easily missed, so pay attention.). The upside is that You finish the process earlier, and the resultant MKV will be of noticeably better quality(Compare the Vindicator vs Pyromancer videos posted on Speedyshare and Putlocker to see for yourself), but the file will end up being significantly larger. In my case, it was approximately 320 MB,

Final size of an hour-long duel will be around 160-170 MB if using settings listed here throughout the process

7. Enjoy your replay!

8. Upload and share the link, so we can enjoy it too!

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Elvin
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posted September 02, 2012 11:35 AM
Edited by Elvin at 11:37, 02 Sep 2012.

Awesome, can't wait to try it!
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Pitlord
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posted September 02, 2012 01:41 PM

nice, gogo post the replay, id like to see the quality

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Habitus
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posted September 02, 2012 09:04 PM

Me too If its decent it might even be helpfully for tutoring style threads if anyone fancies helping newer players improve, or just general tactics talk we examples shown

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Elvin
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posted September 02, 2012 09:24 PM

The world will never witness my first defeat by polyglot. Whew, my dignity has been preserved!

That is a problem, a real duel can take long when tough factions are involved. And I cannot afford to minimize and start re-recording as alt-tabbing will eventually give me graphical glitches or worse.
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Elvin
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posted September 02, 2012 09:31 PM
Edited by Elvin at 21:34, 02 Sep 2012.

Would that work when ingame? Record button is now greyed out but it didn't work earlier when I could press it either.
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The_Polyglot
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posted September 02, 2012 09:35 PM
Edited by The_Polyglot at 10:48, 03 Sep 2012.

EDIT: Updated the guide, deleted my superfluous posts.

First duel is up! I can't remember my exact arties, there were 2 and some scrolls IIRC, they boosted my Might stats a bit.(Not much, I was unlucky with the merchants) You can't see it, because I forgot to record inventory + skills, but I maxed out both abilities giving extra Might stats, and I had Counterstrike 3 too.

Second is up too! This time I had +5 Might/Magic defense, +8 Leadership, and faster Rage gain from artifacts, and I spent a few points on extra Might stats, but I no longer know how many. Of course, I had Counterstrike 3 again.

Forthcoming replays will record artifact and skill distribution, these two were the first, and I forgot.


Feel free to discuss the posted duels here. (If You need mirror sites, just say the word, I'm not an experienced uploader)

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infinitus
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posted September 03, 2012 10:59 AM

Nice start, i think is better to make this in the own3D way (http://www.own3d.tv/), much easier to click and watch compared to go download share site, etc ...
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Elvin
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posted September 03, 2012 02:03 PM
Edited by Elvin at 14:10, 03 Sep 2012.

Quote:
Polyglot(Chieftain) vs Elvin(Hellcaller)                 Stream

Hehe I was afraid to shoot the panther warriors with the breeders because the cyclopes would get +2 speed from first blood and promptly multi-slam the hell out of me. Unfortunately I missed a good chance to shoot as I was blocked by the time they acted again I was surprised at inferno's durability as well as damage, they seem decent in might. I should also mention that I requested of polyglot not to use might over magic as it is currently bugged and makes all magic units deal 0 damage, with my ultimate being useless by default it felt a fair compromise.

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Polyglot(Shogun) vs Elvin(Death Knight)              Stream

Here I forgot to get mass vampirism for some reason and it was definitely a mistake not to go for archery III. My skelies would have benefited a lot from it, they had a surprisingly big damage output. Eventually I could not keep up with the pressure and I was forced into a shooting contest but after the kappas broke through it was over. Polyglot forgot that undead are immune to taunt but that didn't help me much
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The_Polyglot
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posted September 03, 2012 02:16 PM
Edited by The_Polyglot at 14:42, 03 Sep 2012.

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Polyglot(Chieftain) vs Elvin(Hellcaller)                 Stream


I didn't really know Stronghold's strengths and weaknesses yet, so basically I charged and hoped for the best... in vain. Inferno's damage output surprised me, and after Elvin blocked my Centaurs and disposed of my Panther Warriors and Crushers, I was irrevocably confused. I might have gone Blood if I knew Might over Magic is bugged. Unfettered proved to be less effective here than I had hoped, and Blood specials had sounded pretty sweet. Plus, I was super stressed because at the time I didn't know if the camera would work.

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Polyglot(Shogun) vs Elvin(Death Knight)              Stream


Well, by then I had some practice with Sanctuary, so I was a shade more comfortable (I already managed a few close losses when playing Shogun). The more obvious combos(Pain mirror on Kirins/Naga Queens, depending on situation, taking advantage of Kirin's trail...) were almost instinctual, and Elvin had already demonstrated the power of Mass Heroism and Heroic Charge. Even so, I still managed to commit a few serious mistakes(Not maximizing Kappa Leap potential, taking Taunt and Intimidation against undead, forgetting Reinforcements 2, etc...), but thankfully I got lucky this time. I was surprised that Elvin didn't even try blocking my shooters, even though I tried to protect them as best I could.

Note that Elvin took a Death Knight: they need a serious special ability buff, right now they're cripplingly underpowered.(Doom being useless in an end fight, and Vampiric Something not being strong enough to justify its place as a special.) Had he taken a Bone Guard, he could have won easily, I think.  

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MeanMan
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posted September 03, 2012 10:19 PM

shame on ubi for not implementing a battle replay option. it's nice to see battle replays this way though, kudos to you for doing the work.

though one proposal from my side is, if it's possible, try to pare the messanging to a minimum. as a viewer, it destroys the flow of the video. a few times someone of you was writing while the other one did his move, so we couldn't see what he did.

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Elvin
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posted September 03, 2012 10:21 PM

Or just use the magic of enter key Fast and efficient, no flow disruption.
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The_Polyglot
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posted September 03, 2012 10:27 PM
Edited by The_Polyglot at 08:04, 04 Sep 2012.

I tried to open the event log afterwards - You have to understand, I was really nervous. Next one will be better, I promise.

Is the quality of the first two vids acceptable? My main concern was size, so I didn't pay much attention to it, except ensuring that text and numbers remain legible.
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Pitlord
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posted September 04, 2012 07:05 PM
Edited by Pitlord at 15:13, 05 Sep 2012.

can u upload on youtube please?

edit: thank u for the utube channel, u could also play + comment ur multiplayermatches of the tourney

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Elvin
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posted September 06, 2012 09:50 AM

Quote:
Polyglot(War Master) vs Elvin(Pyromancer)         Stream


I miscalculated with the inferno spell, I hoped that it will pass all the way to the pearl maidens and then jump back and forth between the three units in the corner. It couldn't make the jump to maidens so inferno made for a weak start. Agony seemed the next best thing and then instant gating started harassing the naga forces The shooters being packed together in the corner worked to my advantage and it helped that I had a scroll of chain lightning handy
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posted September 06, 2012 05:25 PM

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Also, why am I writing these progress updates? No one cares anyway. )



i care. maybe this thread is not as active as some other, but i and possibly some more appreciate your effort a lot. please continue.

at the moment it's the only way to see some duels of other players, a feature i miss a lot in H6.

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The_Polyglot
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posted September 06, 2012 06:13 PM

I will of course continue to record any duel I play, I just hoped that with the tutorial posted, other people would do so too... Ah well.

Do You find the progress updates useful?

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Pitlord
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posted September 06, 2012 06:56 PM

i agree with meanman, pls continue! i loved to watch wc3/h5 replays and now i wanna start with h6 atm i dont have much time but i will also record some battles in future

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The_Polyglot
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posted September 07, 2012 01:44 PM

Quote:
Polyglot(Flood Coniuger) vs Elvin(Confessor)


Mistakes abound on both sides, mine because I was stressed as snow, Elvin's because he hadn't tried Confessor yet. I clearly had the advantage - notice that I was playing Naga again, I have a thing for them it seems - yet it was blind luck more than anything that let me get away with most of them. I'm not particularly proud of this victory. In fact, I don't regard it as such; I didn't win this battle, it was won for me.
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Elvin
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posted September 07, 2012 01:59 PM

I put more faith into celestial shield than I should and I certainly should have picked arcane ward Those kirins did insane damage with their frozen breath boosted by the magic hero bonus. I was similarly surprised at my griffin damage, these guys rocked! I suppose I should have kept back until I had retribution aura on my seraphs, that would have been painful. I also did not get light magic perks, they might have helped. Something I noticed later, the actual regeneration healing was half than was shown which made it a pretty poor choice for that early in the game.
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