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Thread: [Official Thread] HoMM 3: Horn of the Abyss - Announcements, Questions, Features This Popular Thread is 372 pages long: 1 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 ... 361 362 363 364 365 ... 372 · «PREV / NEXT»
LordInsane
LordInsane


Adventuring Hero
posted May 19, 2019 12:54 PM
Edited by LordInsane at 12:55, 19 May 2019.

Oddball13579 said:
Well, this isn't really D&D. And the definition of Artificer is a "a skilled craftsman or inventor" so it would make more sense for this town to be focused more on might rather than magic. Also, so far, the majority of the units in this town have a physical attack.

This is true, but Heroes 3 did lean more towards D&D than 2 and 1, and magic-used-in-artifice/artifice-used-in-magic is a time-honoured tradition in fantasy literature. There's also Might & Magic lore: using magic to enhance your artifice of objects that are in themselves mundane is a thoroughly established thing, and not just in the Ancient parts, it is something that Enrothians definitely do even when the games are set (for example, item descriptions that mention a forge enchanted to be able to reach and tolerate higher temperatures).
planetavril said:

maybe the other remaining creatures will use the spell?however what is the HotA fb profile?

I could see a Dragon Golem return, or something like it (the Crystal Dragon being level 10 and so not suitable for de-neutralizing). Magical and clearly constructed, if in a Dragon Golem-style more mechanical than Tower's constructs.
Fb profile refers to Facebook. Horn of the Abyss has a page there.
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LivingAnarchy
LivingAnarchy

Tavern Dweller
posted May 19, 2019 01:45 PM

planetavril said:

maybe the other remaining creatures will use the spell?however what is the HotA fb profile?



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foerno
foerno


Hired Hero
posted May 19, 2019 02:36 PM

phoenix4ever said:
I just hope Factory wont be too overpowered, Cove is already a bit over the top.


do you even play multiplayer? cove is not at all overpowered, it's a mid-tier town on every template i've heard of.

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phoenix4ever
phoenix4ever


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Heroes is love, Heroes is life
posted May 19, 2019 02:46 PM

Have you not seen Cove's creatures? I could find arguments for why Cove's level 2-7 units are OP + they have the cannon + their heroes have the best starting armies + they have some hyperspecialized heroes.
The only thing dragging Cove down, is that their units are quite expensive and Mage Guild is limited to level 4.

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P4R4D0X0N
P4R4D0X0N


Famous Hero
posted May 19, 2019 03:15 PM
Edited by P4R4D0X0N at 15:16, 19 May 2019.

Well, HoMM3 balance isn't made for single player guys like u Phoenix... My suggestion would be to just deal with it or balance it on your own for singleplayer purposes. The official balance won't change for the good of singleplayers and it's the wrong in the first place to do so imho.

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phoenix4ever
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posted May 19, 2019 03:27 PM
Edited by phoenix4ever at 15:29, 19 May 2019.

If that's the case, I am even more happy I am not a competitive multiplayer.
I have done a lot of balance changes, which has only made the game more fun and fair imo.

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blob2
blob2


Legendary Hero
Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted May 19, 2019 04:22 PM
Edited by blob2 at 16:24, 19 May 2019.

I think Heroes 3 is still one of the better balanced games of old. You can literally play succesfully with any faction cus each faction has something strong up their sleeve, be it a super fast aggressive flier or tanky mid-tier unit. Ofc I'm not talking multiplayer...

And Cove seems to be keeping in line with this.

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Orrinisthebest
Orrinisthebest


Known Hero
posted May 20, 2019 01:12 PM

Speaking of single player, ive been playing single mode recently only and even with creature banks disabled on 200% i can beat all 8 allied easily. Please consider improving AI, even a little boost would do the job.

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gatecrasher
gatecrasher


Famous Hero
posted May 20, 2019 09:15 PM

That'd be ace. Even if it isn't possible to fundamentally change the AI algorithms maybe a few "smart tactics"=obvious bugs can be fixed like the Luna exploit or stacks following a flyer back and forth while being shot at.

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P4R4D0X0N
P4R4D0X0N


Famous Hero
posted May 21, 2019 01:41 PM

In case of better AI you'd need logic functions. I personally don't know how extensive the possibilities are for HoMM3. Quite possible that it is limited to "IF" only... and IF in general leads to a clusterf*ck of code.

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gatecrasher
gatecrasher


Famous Hero
posted May 21, 2019 02:43 PM

P4R4D0X0N said:
In case of better AI you'd need logic functions. I personally don't know how extensive the possibilities are for HoMM3. Quite possible that it is limited to "IF" only... and IF in general leads to a clusterf*ck of code.


That's certainly not true generally for all use cases or languages. And code readability/maintainability doesn't say a thing about the performance/robustness of the resulting binary.
In this case there is no code anyway. Homm3 is proprietary binary-only software, reverse-engineered and patched by the HotA crew.

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Cip016
Cip016

Tavern Dweller
posted May 21, 2019 08:48 PM

Dear HotA crew i love your work. Big Fan ! of HotA and HoMM3.
Only one question: why did you decide to make de Bounty Hunter a lvl 6 unit in the upcomming Factory city. I mean he is a mere human competing with cyclopses and whyverns not to say champions and nagas. isn't that a bit too much for a mere human with a rifle and no armor ? i see him more like a lvl 5 than a lvl 6.
Last i want to propose some units for Factory:
lvl 1: Halfling
lvl 2: Sand Worm or Giant Spider
lvl 3: flamefrower or mechanic
lvl 4: rainbow serpent or Quetzalcoatl
lvl 5: Bounty Hunter
lvl 6: werewolf or wendigo
lvl 7: Automaton or a mechanical dragon/golem/spider

No offence and good luck on your projects !

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phoenix4ever
phoenix4ever


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Heroes is love, Heroes is life
posted May 21, 2019 09:03 PM

^^ I think they already have decided on the Factory line-up, but I do agree a human as a level 6 unit is a little much. Halberdiers are level 1, Marksmen level 2, Crusaders level 4, Zealots level 5, Champions in full plate armor on a war horse are level 6. And a cowboy with a rifle is also a level 6? It better be some damn powerful rifle if he wish to compete with Champions, Naga Queens, Dread Knights etc.    

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Maurice
Maurice

Hero of Order
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posted May 21, 2019 09:29 PM

Guys, this isn't the suggestion thread. I would like you all to post your suggestions in the appropriate thread instead, to avoid diluting this thread with stuff that doesn't belong here. Thanks!
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Oddball13579
Oddball13579


Supreme Hero
Thread Destroyer
posted May 21, 2019 09:38 PM

Maurice said:
Guys, this isn't the suggestion thread. I would like you all to post your suggestions in the appropriate thread instead, to avoid diluting this thread with stuff that doesn't belong here. Thanks!
I feel like "Discussion" should be added to this threads title due to how often we get off track
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phoenix4ever
phoenix4ever


Legendary Hero
Heroes is love, Heroes is life
posted May 21, 2019 09:52 PM

And perhaps remove "Questions", since they sometimes does'nt answer anyway.

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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted May 21, 2019 10:05 PM

Oddball13579 said:
Maurice said:
Guys, this isn't the suggestion thread. I would like you all to post your suggestions in the appropriate thread instead, to avoid diluting this thread with stuff that doesn't belong here. Thanks!
I feel like "Discussion" should be added to this threads title due to how often we get off track


Alternatively, Maurice can just nuke the off-tracking.
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Adilmaru
Adilmaru


Adventuring Hero
posted May 22, 2019 12:54 AM

Guys, what do you think who is going to be level 7 creature? My bet goes for Dragon Golem.

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Dekree
Dekree

Tavern Dweller
posted May 22, 2019 02:10 AM

Evenmorn

Can somebody give me a few tips and tricks for the Evenmorn campaign level? It seems borderline impossible. I must have restarted about 20 different times and I'm not even close to finishing it.

In my last game I took that underground Dungeon Castle by Day 1, Week 3 - somehow defended it from a massive Necromancer army with about 30 harpies and 3 minotaurs while at the same time defeating that strong Fortress hero that emerges after a few weeks but then I'm left with nothing and then a new Fortress Hero appeared out of nowhere who wiped out my remaining army. And that doesn't even mention the Orange Barbarian guy!

I haven't had this much trouble on a map before which makes me think I'm missing something

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Promising
Supreme Hero
posted May 22, 2019 06:37 AM
Edited by avatar at 06:38, 22 May 2019.

There's some decent walkthroughs on english at youtube. But yes, it's hard map.
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