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Thread: [Official Thread] HoMM 3: Horn of the Abyss - Announcements, Questions, Features This Super Thread is 507 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 ... 100 200 300 400 500 ... 503 504 505 506 507 · «PREV / NEXT»
nitocris
nitocris


Hired Hero
posted May 20, 2022 04:17 PM

Is this project dead???

Any updates from the Russian forums?

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Ghost
Ghost


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Therefore I am
posted May 21, 2022 04:52 AM

No, not reported.
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StrangeFin
StrangeFin

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posted May 21, 2022 02:07 PM

From the Russian Forum, Update from Lentiai:

Hippo, no need to think) We ourselves do not know when the factory will be ready. This summer - definitely not, and then it's too difficult to guess. But one thing I can say for sure - I am against the New Year's release. Talk about what to release should not be in the new year was raised even under Associate Professor. Because instead of the release of the new version being a holiday in itself, we create competition for ourselves and not with anything else, but with the New Year celebration. From year to year, this (not) glorious tradition works against jota.

As for the news, I can say in my part. The city screen is 98% ready. 2% - the remaining edits of the heel and a couple of other little things. But by readiness, I mean the readiness of assets, although this is the most difficult part (and as I already mentioned, finding the right idea / image takes an order of magnitude more time than the implementation of this image). There is still a final render ahead, mixing all the sprites into one file in Photoshop, finishing 2D processing where it is needed, and the most routine part - cutting into game sprites, drawing masks, marking coordinates, assembling defs. On the other hand, for the streamfest demo, the cutting was done in 10 days, even though not all the buildings were on that screen.

As for the collaboration with Paul Romero - we have changes in the original plan, but more about this will be announced later (right there on the forum).



So it sounds to me the project is definetly not dead, which brings me immense happyness.

Cheers

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bloodsucker
bloodsucker


Legendary Hero
posted May 22, 2022 10:11 AM

Thx, this was needed.

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weilan
weilan


Adventuring Hero
posted May 24, 2022 05:13 PM

I'd rather them release some update where they just change numbers/stats of secondary skills or whatever, they don't really need new assets for that, just change a couple of numbers here and there.

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NimoStar
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posted May 24, 2022 06:19 PM

I'm guessing that doesn't go with "hota philosophy"

(AKA "it's easier to add a whole new town than to make Learning not suck by changing the number" )
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phoenix4ever
phoenix4ever


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posted May 24, 2022 06:57 PM

weilan said:
I'd rather them release some update where they just change numbers/stats of secondary skills or whatever, they don't really need new assets for that, just change a couple of numbers here and there.

Why not just do this yourself?

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NimoStar
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posted May 24, 2022 09:05 PM

That dosn't work for the much-touted online multiplayer
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tatodog
tatodog

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posted May 31, 2022 09:17 AM

Hi all, unsure where else to ask about this - is there a good guide for editing templates? The one I found here:

https://h3hota.com/en/templates#introduction

Explains a bit, but not enough.

I'm basically just trying to make a pretty basic 4v4 template where team 1 starts on the left and team 2 starts on the right.
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VMaiko
VMaiko


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posted June 17, 2022 01:42 AM

NEWS!

No news from hota I think we lost it

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DarkAtom
DarkAtom


Adventuring Hero
posted June 17, 2022 08:35 PM

It was mentioned on the df2 Russian forum that:

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Some people are so looking forward to the Factory that if they don't see confirmation that the project hasn't closed every day, they get upset.

I publicly declare: If for some reason the development of Hota is stopped (or paused * for an indefinite period), then someone from the team will write about it on the forum anyway .

While there is no such message about stopping development, development is underway. Slowly whether quickly, but underway.

At the moment, the code is being written, the maps are being drawn, the screen is being rendered.

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NimoStar
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posted June 17, 2022 08:43 PM

Writing the code one letter at a time
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Macron1
Macron1


Supreme Hero
posted June 18, 2022 07:35 AM

Just surrender to the fact that Factory will never come out.

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bloodsucker
bloodsucker


Legendary Hero
posted June 19, 2022 07:38 AM

My problem with that is: I can recall a time where I stopped waiting for the first town and it come out two years later, when I was least expecting...
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aztorin5
aztorin5

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posted June 19, 2022 02:03 PM

Macron1 said:
Just surrender to the fact that Factory will never come out.

Surrender? I think that most of the people honestly waiting for announcement from developers that they finally abandon "Project Factory". New castle (and new campaign) is completely unnecessary which players didnít really expect. It was Docentís dream which should "rest" with him. Community, on the other hand, counting on making some secondary skills more useful (learning, artillery, first aid, eagle eye etc.), rebalance of magic and maybe, in the future, new artifacts and buildings Ė thatís all. Itís a shame that Hota Crew doesnít see this and still stubbornly aiming for "fill Picolanís legacy" instead of focusing on things which is firstly easier to implement and secondly more expected from the players. Effect is visible for everyone - since two yearís Horn of the Abyss didnít make a single step forward and will not do until "Project Factory" will be definitely closed/suspended - whatever.
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Opera
Opera


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posted June 19, 2022 02:59 PM

aztorin5 said:
Macron1 said:
Just surrender to the fact that Factory will never come out.

Surrender? I think that most of the people honestly waiting for announcement from developers that they finally abandon "Project Factory". New castle (and new campaign) is completely unnecessary which players didnít really expect. It was Docentís dream which should "rest" with him. Community, on the other hand, counting on making some secondary skills more useful (learning, artillery, first aid, eagle eye etc.), rebalance of magic and maybe, in the future, new artifacts and buildings Ė thatís all. Itís a shame that Hota Crew doesnít see this and still stubbornly aiming for "fill Picolanís legacy" instead of focusing on things which is firstly easier to implement and secondly more expected from the players. Effect is visible for everyone - since two yearís Horn of the Abyss didnít make a single step forward and will not do until "Project Factory" will be definitely closed/suspended - whatever.


Drunk ?

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aztorin5
aztorin5

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posted June 19, 2022 04:42 PM

Opera said:
Drunk ?

Nope.
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Doomforge
Doomforge


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posted June 19, 2022 09:01 PM

aztorin5 said:
I think that most of the people honestly waiting for announcement from developers that they finally abandon "Project Factory".


Now that is a bold statement. Did you do any research to back it up?

Last time I checked Hota reddit, people were absolutely hyped about the new town.

Can't wait for it myself.

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NimoStar
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posted June 20, 2022 04:33 AM

I for one agree with Aztorin mostly, Factory's creatures are already animated so it's only a matter of adding them as neutrals, doing a rebalance release and shelving factory itself for later if they are so slow.

It doesn't need to have a great "full factory" release with town and campaigns.

And we do know that they ARE so slow, they said graphics was the slowest part and iterating/animating the town screen- so much this is so that they told to expect Nothing at new year. Surely chinging learning % isn't that hard? Such balance, very multiplayer, wow.
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VMaiko
VMaiko


Known Hero
posted June 20, 2022 07:22 AM

If it doesn't release this year, can we confirm that it is in an eternal development that only leaves the game in limbo so that people don't forget to have hopes of playing something new in HotA apart from Cove?

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