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Thread: [Official Thread] HoMM 3: Horn of the Abyss - Announcements, Questions, Features This Popular Thread is 338 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 ... 70 140 210 280 ... 334 335 336 337 338 · «PREV / NEXT»
Sguazz
Sguazz


Known Hero
posted January 07, 2019 09:25 PM
Edited by Sguazz at 21:27, 07 Jan 2019.

When I set "Activate test updates", Hota version appears 1.5.4e instead of 1.5.4. Same thing with previous version.
What is the difference between Normal and Test?

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Docent_Picolan
Docent_Picolan


Promising
Adventuring Hero
posted January 07, 2019 09:54 PM

Old or new Resistance mechanics. It's a temporary solution.

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VirginWizard
VirginWizard

Tavern Dweller
posted January 08, 2019 11:42 PM
Edited by VirginWizard at 23:46, 08 Jan 2019.

A question for HotA developers

Hello, first time poster here. Id like to start by saying Thank You! to the HotA developers for their outstanding work.
Now, to the reason why I am posting here. I have a question for the developers.
Here goes. Why the decision to use the sound effects from Age of Wonders series for your Cove units?
You are clearly a group of talented individuals. I believe you would make great sound effects of your own.
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DrSlash
DrSlash


Hired Hero
posted January 09, 2019 04:27 AM

VirginWizard said:
Hello, first time poster here. Id like to start by saying Thank You! to the HotA developers for their outstanding work.
Now, to the reason why I am posting here. I have a question for the developers.
Here goes. Why the decision to use the sound effects from Age of Wonders series for your Cove units?
You are clearly a group of talented individuals. I believe you would make great sound effects of your own.

First of all, thanks for the kind words, we're glad people are enjoying playing HotA as much as we're enjoying making it!
To answer your question, yes, the sound effects of some of the Cove's units are indeed not original, since at the time the team didn't have the skills/equipment needed to produce their own SFX.  All new units and map objects introduced into HotA after the original Cove's release have their own sounds made by HotA Crew, but some of the older placeholders still remain unchanged.  It is possible however, that they will be replaced by new sounds in the future, but it is not a high priority right now.

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Serp
Serp


Known Hero
posted January 09, 2019 01:25 PM

An installer "problem":

When trying to install Hota 1.5.4 with help of the exe, it won't let you install the game, if 3DO folder is in the folder "programs". While this might be good if it is the system directory, it also prevents installing on other directories, if you named the program folder exactly the same.
So a fried of mine has C: as the system directory, and G: only for games, but with folder named "programs". And now he had to move the heroes folder somewhere else, just to install hota (he just moved the 3DO folder without reinstalling. It worked, but maybe it will trigger other problems some day, since registry should be wrong now, right?)

And as usual the auto-update from hota did not work for none of us (we had to download the exe), so it is not a rare problem, can you fix it? HD update always works fine.

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Finnwaltz
Finnwaltz

Tavern Dweller
posted January 09, 2019 05:15 PM

Can't Install Hota

Hi, I can't install Hota on my computer.
My copy of Homm3 is bought from GOG.
This is the path of my game : C:Program Files (x86)GOG
                               GalaxyGamesHoMM 3 CompleteGames

The Setup send me this message when I click next after I choose the path, '' Hota must be installed on Heroes of might and magic 3 SoD
        or complete. Selected folder does not contain required
        Heroes of might and magic 3 files, so installation of Hota
        is impossible. ''

Tryed re-install my game in the C:GamesHeroes of might and magic 3
but it doesnt work either. I tryed run the install as administrator too. Please help

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VirginWizard
VirginWizard

Tavern Dweller
posted January 10, 2019 05:08 PM

DrSlash said:
VirginWizard said:
Hello, first time poster here. Id like to start by saying Thank You! to the HotA developers for their outstanding work.
Now, to the reason why I am posting here. I have a question for the developers.
Here goes. Why the decision to use the sound effects from Age of Wonders series for your Cove units?
You are clearly a group of talented individuals. I believe you would make great sound effects of your own.

First of all, thanks for the kind words, we're glad people are enjoying playing HotA as much as we're enjoying making it!
To answer your question, yes, the sound effects of some of the Cove's units are indeed not original, since at the time the team didn't have the skills/equipment needed to produce their own SFX.  All new units and map objects introduced into HotA after the original Cove's release have their own sounds made by HotA Crew, but some of the older placeholders still remain unchanged.  It is possible however, that they will be replaced by new sounds in the future, but it is not a high priority right now.


Good to know. Thank You for Your answer!
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Hourglass
Hourglass


Adventuring Hero
posted January 10, 2019 09:21 PM

Few questions for Hota team about the Factory:

1) Is Factory going to pretty much completely replace Forge? So there will be no new town named Forge or a town which would mimic most of "the original Forge line-up"  in the future? (atleast for now?)

2) For a long time, it seemed that Forge would be the next released town in Hota. I would say this was still the case for about 2 years ago. What made you change the plans along the way?

3) Everyone familiar with NWC's Forge knows it was planned that even some non-level 7 creatures would cost special resources like crystal and gems. Will we see these kinds of elements in Factory?

4) As Factory is a "tech-town", I don't personnally see any of the current warmachines fitting for them. So will they receive a warmachine made just for them?

I can understand if you don't want to answer all of them at this point. But it would be really cool if you would care to answer at least couple of them.

I'm really looking forward to play Factory. I didn't really have anything against Forge, but as almost all the information about the town was available, that would have possibly forced you hand, and would have given very little room for your own ideas. Cove is really interresting and nice to play, and I just don't see how Forge would have offered same kind of gaming experience. So a big thank you for planning something different!

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phoenix4ever
phoenix4ever


Supreme Hero
Heroes is love, Heroes is life
posted January 10, 2019 10:27 PM
Edited by phoenix4ever at 22:29, 10 Jan 2019.

If this is turning into a "Ask questions about Factory" thread, I would like to ask:

1) How far does Factory Mage Guild go, level 3, 4 or 5?

2) Cove was connected to Water Magic, what element is Factory connected to?

3) Are we gonna see any new specialties from Factory heroes?

And I am also interested in knowing about Factory war machine.

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Gandalf196
Gandalf196


Adventuring Hero
posted January 11, 2019 12:04 AM

Just realized that Heroes III will be 20 years old this year




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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

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Liafort
Liafort

Tavern Dweller
posted January 11, 2019 07:39 AM
Edited by Liafort at 07:51, 11 Jan 2019.

phoenix4ever said:
If this is turning into a "Ask questions about Factory" thread


Sure, you can check again this thread title carefully to make sure that you're not wrong. Especially the "Q" part.

Back on topic, can we assume that there is new artifacts/sets coming along with Factory update?

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Opera
Opera

Tavern Dweller
posted January 11, 2019 09:29 AM

Hello everyone.Hello HOTA crew i love Heroes 3 and M&M games,actaully Heroes 3 was my first game that i ever played and thanks to You Docent,HOTA Crew i still enjoy playing this game its like 3 expansion to my lovly game. This never gets bored to play.When i saw Yours "Factory" trailer i was most excited than any more games relleased this days.Cant wait to play it I heave a few questions about rellease of Factory



1.If the Factory show up in next updates will be some artifacts of "Ancients" ? Or this fraction dont heave any bissnes with them ?


2.They are some rumors about talking the "Factory" will be more like alien rase from another world its this true ? (I hope we can find in campaning )


3.In the trailer You show us new city with the name "New Dolere" witch it was name of orginal planing city of Forge that NWC abound.Are You planing to add some easter eggs in Factory like lvl 7 unit name Jugernout/Drednought ? Or maybe even hero name "Kastore" ?



4.Do You plan to add some neutral creatures to the game in style of Factory in the future ?



5.How much we must wait to get Factory playable ?


6 I Love the 2nd and 3nd lvl unit Than You show us (The truth its i love You all units but this 2 stole my hart )Will the 2nd unit gona heave flamethrower ? It will be nice to heave something in game and i hope 3nd will heave some two-handed pistol/shotgun

Anyway thanks for Yours hard work team i really respect Yours hard work of the mod and i hope we will not heave to wait long time to see Factory Thanks !!!!
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Czarlson
Czarlson

Tavern Dweller
posted January 11, 2019 05:07 PM
Edited by Czarlson at 08:57, 12 Jan 2019.

Popcioslav said:
Czarlson said:
After 3 days of posting, chating, hyping about the new fraction, unfortunately I need to say that come out of this new expansion isn't so crucial like modification in balance of the game.

So I decided to reminding about this as much as I can.

Below I added  in my opinion the crucial  stuffs to balance:
1. Secondary Skills like:
Eagle Eye, First Aid, Diplomacy, Learning, Mysticism, Sorcery - needs to be buffed.
2. Earth Magic needs to be nerfed.


1. Diplomacy buffed? WAT

There are a lot of skills needing balancing in this game, when Hota Crew already tried with one skill that started a pretty major controversy. I doubt they'll try so soon with other ones, except for maybe Eagle Eye.


The basic problem with re-balancing is a difference between single mode game and multilayer. When I mentioned about rebalanced I was thinking especially about multiplayer mode.
So this is why I mentioned Diplomacy. 'Hw rules deactivating this main activity of this skill.

Along with the development of online lobby, multiplayer mode is starting to be very competitive. In my opinion each competitive game should put pressure on balance aspect ( overpowered vs  useless) .

But like I said H3 this is not only multiplayer unfortunately in my opinion these paths are diverging.
Maybe there is a chance to do some version HotA only for multiplayer with all these balanced stuffs ...

P.S.
Perhaps Diplomacy for the multiplayer shouldn't be buffed but just simply deactivated/not exist.

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Czarlson
Czarlson

Tavern Dweller
posted January 11, 2019 06:05 PM
Edited by Czarlson at 16:50, 13 Jan 2019.

My hype is back
I was thinking a bit about this announced new fraction, and maybe about next ones. What kind of units are missing in H3.
I noticed really strange thing that in this violence world, full of any kind of  shooters, archers, ballista etc.  almost don't exist shield units. Especially infantry shield units which should be basic of each army. Everybody knows well about 'shield wall' or 'tortoise formation' tactics or how much devastating can be shield slam.
To my big surprise exist only two infantry units with shield Crusader and Nix Warrior.

I hope that maybe we can see some infantry units with shield what comes first to my mind this is dwarf shield warrior (I heard rumor that Factory will be contain red beard dwarves).

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Docent_Picolan
Docent_Picolan


Promising
Adventuring Hero
posted January 12, 2019 02:29 AM

Hourglass said:
Few questions for Hota team about the Factory:

1. One cannot replace what was never introduced or even planned to be. Forge is neither of those. That being said, yes - Factory is meant to leverage certain elements and ideas that could be paramount to the concept of Forge. We aren't talking about visuals but about being the most technologically advanced town of all (for Forge, that was the entire idea; for Factory, it is one of many). Still, it could be argued that Factory is going to take over this niche.
Moreover, select homages to the original Forge might yet happen not only within Factory as a town, but also other future HotA content, including Factory campaigns.
2. This is a common misconception. Forge never was announced as a town in HotA or even planned down to any kind of a roadmap. All Forge-related activity was limited to sporadic individual efforts of some crew members dating back to the period from 2011 to 2013, taken completely at their own behest. Some of those materials were published by their creators, like the town screen by Don_ko, but no further developments have happened on that front since.
Thus, speaking about changed plans would be a mistake. Factory is new plans, not a replacement of old ones.
3-4. Such details will be made public in due time.

phoenix4ever
1-2. Such details will be made public in due time.
3. Most likely.

Opera
1. Something of that sort might make an appearance in the campaigns, but it's too early to discuss such things.
2. No.
3. Yes, we are.
4. Most likely.
5. No earlier than a year from now.
6. Yes, it's a flamethrower indeed.

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planetavril
planetavril


Known Hero
posted January 12, 2019 12:11 PM

I do not understand why publish the teaser if the release is scheduled for 2020, however we wait

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Opera
Opera

Tavern Dweller
posted January 12, 2019 12:27 PM

We will get Factory in next chrimstas basiclly its worth to wait
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Pellish
Pellish


Famous Hero
posted January 12, 2019 01:18 PM

Conversely had they not revealed anything people would have complained about their silence. It was obviously to keep interest alive and burning. Good choice in my opinion, no matter how long it takes.

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fred79
fred79


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
SCOURGE OF THE H-SEA
posted January 12, 2019 01:38 PM

Pellish said:
Conversely had they not revealed anything people would have complained about their silence. It was obviously to keep interest alive and burning. Good choice in my opinion, no matter how long it takes.


if they're going to take more than a month from now, then i'm gonna have to demand progress screenshots. weekly.

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planetavril
planetavril


Known Hero
posted January 12, 2019 01:51 PM
Edited by planetavril at 13:56, 12 Jan 2019.

countdown

-353 days

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