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Heroes Community > Heroes 7+ Altar of Wishes > Thread: Yves Guillemot AMA
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posted June 12, 2017 05:15 PM
Edited by Quantomas at 17:16, 12 Jun 2017.

Yves Guillemot AMA

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot does an AMA on reddit tomorrow, June 13.

How about some appropriate questions?

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posted June 12, 2017 05:22 PM

Wrong subforum if you meant it seriously. Better in the Heroes section.

Also, what's become of you and your project? Haven't heard anything about it lately. Any progress or milestones achieved?
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posted June 12, 2017 05:33 PM

Stevie said:
Wrong subforum if you meant it seriously. Better in the Heroes section.


Ok. Can a moderator please move the thread to an appropriate forum?

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posted June 12, 2017 05:36 PM

I would argue anything related to Ubisoft and the Heroes franchise should be in the Wastelands, just nuke h6 and h7 subforums and we're done talking about it.
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posted June 12, 2017 05:37 PM

Stevie said:
Also, what's become of you and your project? Haven't heard anything about it lately. Any progress or milestones achieved?


Ultimately the status is very good. By now there is a very long story to tell how things fared. In brief, what is there now is close to what I imagined originally *and* it is mostly completely implemented.

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posted June 12, 2017 05:38 PM

Quantomas I never quite understood, will it be a game from scratch or a h5 mod?
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posted June 12, 2017 05:44 PM

Galaad said:
Quantomas I never quite understood, will it be a game from scratch or a h5 mod?

The first thing is the AI upgrade. You know, something fast like H3 nearly immediate response on turn end, plus an AI that can truly outwit you. Ideally nobody except of the best should be able to beat the AI, without cheats, on impossible difficulty.

The second step is to build something better, a grander game with a Heroes strategy core, but with a world map for 4X gameplay. Conquer one territory at a time and advance your campaign.

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posted June 12, 2017 06:41 PM

That sounds really promising! Is there any ETA or can you go more in depth about what stage the project is at? I'd love to play it as soon as possible and give feedback and whatnot.
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posted June 12, 2017 06:52 PM

I got an appropriate question : When you will finally sell the heroes franchise?

But, our questions about heroes won't be answered, because the thread will be flooded by far cry: redneck edition and assassin's creed #34521: beating a dead horse (again)
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posted June 12, 2017 06:59 PM

unfortunately I will only have nasty and abusive things to say to Yves and understandably I think they will be censored if I post them at a reddit, I would much rather have an AMA with you mate because I am for sure more interested in your project than anything Yves and his minions have ever spawned lol
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posted June 12, 2017 07:01 PM
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LizardWarrior said:
I got an appropriate question : When you will finally sell the heroes franchise?

But, our questions about heroes won't be answered, because the thread will be flooded by far cry: redneck edition and assassin's creed #34521: beating a dead horse (again)

I don't know about that. It may depend on how many people know about the AMA. And then it is an AMA, so Yves cannot weasel out without losing face.

But you would need to ask your question in a more neutral way, e.g.
"Do you have plans to sell the Might & Magic franchise or produce a MMH8?"

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posted June 12, 2017 07:03 PM
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verriker said:
unfortunately I will only have nasty and abusive things to say to Yves and understandably I think they will be censored if I post them at a reddit, I would much rather have an AMA with you mate because I am for sure more interested in your project than anything Yves and his minions have ever spawned lol

LOL indeed.

But you could try, for example: "What is the current role of Erwan Le Breton?"

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posted June 12, 2017 07:17 PM

He's still running the show in China.
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posted June 12, 2017 07:22 PM

Stevie said:
That sounds really promising! Is there any ETA or can you go more in depth about what stage the project is at? I'd love to play it as soon as possible and give feedback and whatnot.

Having set so many ETAs, either for others or myself, and all expired, I better do not issue any new ETA. Life is too complicated and development of AI as well. We will leave ETAs for the time when this project will have a proper budget.

Regarding the state of the AI, it's nearly complete. There are some recursive feedback loops for the coordination of different heroes towards a joint cause (think multi-pronged attacks) to be addressed, but that is mostly all that is left. There will be some additional rework of the mechanics and then we can begin to test it.

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posted June 12, 2017 07:24 PM

Actually, this might prove an invaluable opportunity to put Jon van Caneghem at the center of Yves' attention. I will definitely ask him about the possibility of the original creator of Might & Magic to return at the head of the franchise, given that he showed willingness to do so. Probably the most constructive question to ask rather than bashing Erwan or being a rhetorical smartass about the current state of the franchise.
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posted June 12, 2017 07:25 PM
Edited by Quantomas at 19:26, 12 Jun 2017.

LizardWarrior said:
He's still running the show in China.

That's more of a psychological first question, to be followed up with: "How do you rate Erwan Le Breton's success with the Might & Magic franchise?"

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posted June 12, 2017 07:27 PM

Stevie said:
Actually, this might prove an invaluable opportunity to put Jon van Caneghem at the center of Yves' attention. I will definitely ask him about the possibility of the original creator of Might & Magic to return at the head of the franchise, given that he showed willingness to do so. Probably the most constructive question to ask rather than bashing Erwan or being a rhetorical smartass about the current state of the franchise.

Good one!
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posted June 12, 2017 07:33 PM

Quantomas said:
But you would need to ask your question in a more neutral way, e.g.
"Do you have plans to sell the Might & Magic franchise or produce a MMH8?"


Personally I would rather opt for Lizzie's variant, a more direct and less neutral tone transmists the message we've been utterly fed up, in fact I find his formulation rather moderate. Ubisoft are so disconnected Yves might even think the IP is not selling good enough because of the genre or something similar, and not because of the constant rape and abuse the series suffered throughout the past decade. Also h6 and h7 are so atrocious we tend to be too clement with the horrible 3D, lore and art direction h5 suffered.
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posted June 12, 2017 07:41 PM

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Having set so many ETAs, either for others or myself, and all expired, I better do not issue any new ETA. Life is too complicated and development of AI as well. We will leave ETAs for the time when this project will have a proper budget.

Regarding the state of the AI, it's nearly complete. There are some recursive feedback loops for the coordination of different heroes towards a joint cause (think multi-pronged attacks) to be addressed, but that is mostly all that is left. There will be some additional rework of the mechanics and then we can begin to test it.


That's understandable. However, I was under the impression that there was a HoMM-like game in the works? So what I gather is that the only thing at the ready is the AI, not a TBS prototype. Is that correct?
Then, what's the final goal, the AI itself or the AI + TBS? And since you mention that you need a budget, are you planning to obtain it from an established producer in the industry like Paradox or EA? Or go for an indie development with private investments and crowdfunding like Kickstarter?

I'm trying to wrap my head around all it is you're doing (or want to do), because I've seen some ambitious projects for community-developed Heroes before which sadly didn't reach any result. So after you said that things toned down, I was getting a bit concerned.
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posted June 12, 2017 07:49 PM

Stevie said:
Quantomas said:
Having set so many ETAs, either for others or myself, and all expired, I better do not issue any new ETA. Life is too complicated and development of AI as well. We will leave ETAs for the time when this project will have a proper budget.

Regarding the state of the AI, it's nearly complete. There are some recursive feedback loops for the coordination of different heroes towards a joint cause (think multi-pronged attacks) to be addressed, but that is mostly all that is left. There will be some additional rework of the mechanics and then we can begin to test it.


That's understandable. However, I was under the impression that there was a HoMM-like game in the works? So what I gather is that the only thing at the ready is the AI, not a TBS prototype. Is that correct?
Then, what's the final goal, the AI itself or the AI + TBS? And since you mention that you need a budget, are you planning to obtain it from an established producer in the industry like Paradox or EA? Or go for an indie development with private investments and crowdfunding like Kickstarter?

I'm trying to wrap my head around all it is you're doing (or want to do), because I've seen some ambitious projects for community-developed Heroes before which sadly didn't reach any result. So after you said that things toned down, I was getting a bit concerned.

Oh, there is more to it. There has been a lot done for the design of an advanced TBS, its 4X mode, character driven stories, writing, campaign design and such. But all of this is feasible only with the completed AI.

Financing is an issue. Crowdfunding is work and time consuming. I rather would work for another company implementing AI or talk with Paradox or such.

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