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Thread: [Official Thread] HoMM 3: Horn of the Abyss - Announcements, Questions, Features This Super Thread is 516 pages long: 1 60 120 180 240 300 360 ... 420 421 422 423 424 ... 480 516 · «PREV / NEXT»
Greenpakto
Greenpakto


Adventuring Hero
posted June 16, 2020 07:27 AM

Tevye said:
Original campaigns ARE coming to HotA. This has long been in our plans. Obviously, we have a lot on our hands at the moment, but this will happen at some point. Naturally, they will be adapted to feature all new mechanics and account for balance tweaks.


Good to hear!

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planetavril
planetavril


Famous Hero
posted June 16, 2020 08:02 AM

simultaneously with the Factory?

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UntalentedHero
UntalentedHero


Hired Hero
posted June 16, 2020 03:20 PM

Tevye said:
Original campaigns ARE coming to HotA. This has long been in our plans. Obviously, we have a lot on our hands at the moment, but this will happen at some point. Naturally, they will be adapted to feature all new mechanics and account for balance tweaks.


Awesome!

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Mursilis
Mursilis


Hired Hero
posted June 16, 2020 08:03 PM

Tevye said:
Original campaigns ARE coming to HotA. This has long been in our plans. Obviously, we have a lot on our hands at the moment, but this will happen at some point. Naturally, they will be adapted to feature all new mechanics and account for balance tweaks.


Amazing! Seriously, does anyone else think that the HotA Crew are the real Ancients, and that they watch over us? Thanks to them, Enroth was never destroyed and the old universe is more alive than ever.

Seriously, thanks for so much dedication and effort, HotA Crew. My respects.

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Tordah
Tordah


Adventuring Hero
posted June 16, 2020 11:45 PM

Greenpakto said:
UntalentedHero said:
I don't know if it would be worth adapting the original campaigns to HoTA, but I think that it would be interesting to replace the portraits of the heroes of the Armageddon's Blade campaign and the elemental heroes of Conflux for others more consistent with the original hand-drawn style, because, in my opinion, the 3D portraits look pretty ugly. I mean, look at some of them:










Maybe it sounds stupid, but sometimes I avoid playing certain heroes because of their bad-looking portraits. A good portrait could make a lot of them more attractive to play.

I think also that some of the hero portraits of Stronghold or Fortress need an improvement too (many are a copy and paste of others), but I believe that Conflux and Armageddon's heroes need more the revision.

Some example of copy-pastes on Stronghold and Fortress:









Agreed. Horrible portraits. Magma looks decent.


Hey one of them is me!

In its defence Fiur's portrait being 90's CGI is really representative of its era, and really makes him stand out compared to the rest of the cast of heroes available.

but so are energy elementals, even compared to other elementals. "energy" is a hard thing to put into human form.

anyways i like him that way lol

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Tevye
Tevye


Hired Hero
posted June 19, 2020 12:46 AM

Here's a couple of new renders to keep you entertained in these unsure times. Stay tuned for bigger news - as always. More articles on individual units are coming, among other things.





Halflings have undergone another complete overhaul since the Streamfest version, but this edition of them is likely to stick.

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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Legendary Hero
DoR Modder
posted June 19, 2020 01:06 AM

Cool. The halfling looks a bit too werewolf-y, though. Other than that, they look great.
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Rimgrabber
Rimgrabber


Famous Hero
Voice in Gelu's Head
posted June 19, 2020 01:15 AM

Sometimes I go quite a while without checking this thread. Is that worm thing a new reveal or was it already announced?
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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Legendary Hero
DoR Modder
posted June 19, 2020 01:24 AM
Edited by FirePaladin at 01:25, 19 Jun 2020.

Already seen on Russian forum at the beginning of this year. Actually, only the level 7 troop was something new regarding units, at its time.
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sirironfist
sirironfist


Known Hero
King of the ogres
posted June 19, 2020 12:46 PM

Once there are the new halflings, what's gonna happen to the original ones? Are both going to co-exist? Or will there be a replacement for the old ones?

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Phoenix4ever
Phoenix4ever


Legendary Hero
Heroes is love, Heroes is life
posted June 19, 2020 12:57 PM

I think neutral Halflings gets dropped and new Halflings moves to Factory, native to Wasteland terrain.
I guess that means we need a new neutral level 1 unit...

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Opera
Opera


Adventuring Hero
posted June 19, 2020 07:44 PM

Phoenix4ever said:
I think neutral Halflings gets dropped and new Halflings moves to Factory, native to Wasteland terrain.
I guess that means we need a new neutral level 1 unit...



HOTA team already get us 4 new neutral units (5) Canon no need too

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MrKafu
MrKafu


Adventuring Hero
At!as1n7h3Cl0u
posted June 19, 2020 10:51 PM

... totally random

p4r4d0x0n said:
DrSlash said:
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Frederick van Beethoven? Where is his electronical organ?


Just browsing through all the updates and just realized how this guy kind of looks like Morbius from the old Spiderman Series

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elaf
elaf


Adventuring Hero
viajeinterminable.com
posted June 19, 2020 11:14 PM

MrKafu said:
p4r4d0x0n said:
DrSlash said:
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Frederick van Beethoven? Where is his electronical organ?


Just browsing through all the updates and just realized how this guy kind of looks like Morbius from the old Spiderman Series



For me, is like a mis of Macri (ex president of Argentina) and 90's version of Bowie

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Gandalf196
Gandalf196


Disgraceful
Supreme Hero
posted June 19, 2020 11:55 PM
Edited by Gandalf196 at 23:56, 19 Jun 2020.

elaf said:


For me, is like a mis of Macri (ex president of Argentina) and 90's version of Bowie



Imagination is running rampant these days.
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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Legendary Hero
DoR Modder
posted June 20, 2020 02:44 AM

"We are pleased to present an upgraded form of Sandworm"

From HotA Facebook. "an upgraded form". Which might as well confirm that it's gonna have 2 upgrades, and the last one will possibly be the Quatzelcoatl.
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LordInsane
LordInsane


Known Hero
posted June 20, 2020 10:13 AM
Edited by LordInsane at 10:15, 20 Jun 2020.

Hm, that sandworm looks even less like the Couatl than the Armadillo looks like an armadillo. "An" upgraded form might simply be awkward phrasing - or something else that a Winged Serpent hint.

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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Legendary Hero
DoR Modder
posted June 20, 2020 10:30 AM

Maybe, but a caterpillar doesn't really look like a butterfly either. And this wasn't my guess, but the guess of plenty of Russian guys.
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"Goblins use pistols because a shotgun recoil would kick them off the ground flying."
The Reckoning.... it's drawing near....

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gatecrasher
gatecrasher


Famous Hero
posted June 20, 2020 10:55 AM

Hmm, I think the old new Halfling concept with the hat was a better fit for a Western wasteland town.
For some reason I feel the new ones belong to a somewhat greener habitat. They look less likely to follow Mercenaries/Artificers now, less vintagey/steampunky or whatever and more similar to the original AB neutral ones.

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Phoenix4ever
Phoenix4ever


Legendary Hero
Heroes is love, Heroes is life
posted June 20, 2020 11:13 AM
Edited by Phoenix4ever at 11:15, 20 Jun 2020.

The face and the hair looks a lot like Frodo (Elijah Wood) and yeah I agree they felt more western like with the hat.
Perhaps it would be a possibility to keep the neutral halflings, maybe with the Frodo design instead and Factory halflings with the hat?

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