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Heroes Community > Heroes 3.5 - WoG and Beyond > Thread: [VCMI] Courtyard. New playable fraction.
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Supreme Hero
posted June 24, 2020 10:29 PM
Edited by avatar at 20:22, 16 Jul 2020.

[VCMI] Courtyard. New playable faction.


(click at the icon to get invitation letter)



Creatures:





New war machine: Potion Cart - adds potions to hero's spellbook. Cost: 1500 gold. Using potions - 0 mana points. After destroying the cart, potions vanish.


Potions:

Regeneration Potion

Grants unit regeneration ability (5 points/turn).

Vial of Poison

Grants unit a chance to poison the attacked enemy (10%).

Heroes with basic First Aid have additional potion:

Dragon Drought

Grants unit dragon nature and dragon breath attack, which has a chance of setting enemy unit aflame.

Heroes with advanced First Aid have additional potion:

Toughness Tonic

Increases unit's hit points by 25% and damage dealt by unit by 15%.

Heroes with expert First Aid have additional potion:

Etheral Extract

Grants unit ability to fly and 20% damage reduction from spells and attacks.


New War Machine: Camerae Obscurae


This camera was planed as second war machine available in Courtyard, but still VCMI can't allow to configure special buildings.

Camerae Obscurea can cast Age spell at enemy stack.

Now you have two options to have this machine in your army.
- sometimes it can be found in random generated maps as 'artifact'.
- Heroine Migdigravia starts with one Camerae that can be transferred to other hero. But! due to Migdigravia's specialty Camerae Obscurae can 'revive' dead stacks (except non-living and undead creatures) as Apparitions (mechanic is the same as Pit Lords deamon summoning).


Apparitions are almost untouchable creatures, with zero damage and speed. They dissapear after 1 turn but... they can fear as Azure Dragons!


Gameplay

Gameplay 2

Trith, one of MDT Team head graphic designer, silently for years, was making a new faction (forget about old demo version). And now, something comes to fruition. He decided to post some promotional screens before official premiere. I'm going to update topic with new pictures showing some of Courtyard stuff. Because new faction is not only new units and heroes - mod contains some fresh and cool small features than should lighten up traditional gameplay. So, stay tuned!






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asandris
asandris


Hired Hero
posted June 25, 2020 08:37 AM

I like how it looks.

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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Supreme Hero
Undercover modder
posted June 25, 2020 08:42 AM

Same. This puts a smile on my face.
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sirironfist
sirironfist


Known Hero
King of the ogres
posted June 25, 2020 08:46 AM

This looks fantastic! Especially like the first unit. I also like how this seems to have a fire theme.

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Liso1
Liso1


Known Hero
posted June 25, 2020 08:50 AM

Is this the town? Or is it something completely new?

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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Supreme Hero
Undercover modder
posted June 25, 2020 08:53 AM
Edited by FirePaladin at 08:54, 25 Jun 2020.

I think it's the alpha one. The actual one looks way more amazing and different than this. It looks top-notch, and not far from being called worthy of having the H3 look.
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Supreme Hero
posted June 25, 2020 08:56 AM
Edited by avatar at 10:03, 25 Jun 2020.

Concept - the same. Graphics and everything else - new. Old Court was first attempts with 3D modelling and author always wanted to be removed to oblivion. Few years later Trith is few galaxies further with skills and Courtyard is real Court!
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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Supreme Hero
Undercover modder
posted June 25, 2020 08:57 AM
Edited by FirePaladin at 08:58, 25 Jun 2020.

In a major part, yes, concept is the same, but has suffered some significant modifications. Any case, I'll leave it at this, no more spoilers.
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53lm
53lm


Hired Hero
posted June 25, 2020 09:44 AM

Liso1 said:
Is this the town? Or is it something completely new?


cool

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Macron1
Macron1


Supreme Hero
posted June 27, 2020 10:33 AM

I personally preferred Winged Hussars over Dodos.

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sirironfist
sirironfist


Known Hero
King of the ogres
posted June 27, 2020 01:20 PM

I'm having a difficult time with getting to like the dodos as well to be honest.

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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Supreme Hero
Undercover modder
posted June 28, 2020 11:01 AM

Finally, those big tier 7 monsters with tentacle whiskers were revealed as well!
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Supreme Hero
posted June 29, 2020 08:46 AM

First post updated with little bit potion of lore-thing.
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Winston
Winston


Adventuring Hero
posted June 30, 2020 07:07 AM

This looks really good. Since you said it's been quietly worked on behind the scenes I'll wait for more to understand it better but at least right now, it's difficult for me to see the well defined theme that ties all of these units together.

And I'll agree with one of the above posts, Dodo looks a bit odd, but beside that it looks great, and the presentation is good.

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Ghost
Ghost


Legendary Hero
Therefore I am
posted June 30, 2020 08:28 AM

Maybe I've seen before pictures. I can't remember any. Ok Courtyard is much better than Forge.
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Supreme Hero
posted June 30, 2020 08:51 AM

Winston said:
it's difficult for me to see the well defined theme that ties all of these units together.

Theme is given in those letters and hero's bios since there will be no campaign. But in short - it's baroque-aristocratic-alchemy climax.

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Dodo looks a bit odd, but beside that it looks great, and the presentation is good.

Dodo is author's philospher's stone! We have many birds in H3 - gryphins, rocs, ayssid... Evolution went slighty diffirent in Enroth and, on island Larnia, dodos didn't extinct Time to get rid bad PR from non-flying birds! They can be also dangerous!

Ghost said:
Maybe I've seen before pictures.

Could be. Some previous version were discussed at acidcave forum.
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Winston
Winston


Adventuring Hero
posted June 30, 2020 11:39 PM
Edited by Winston at 23:41, 30 Jun 2020.

Who am I to question a man's love for an iconic extinct bird.

Oh wow I just realized clicking on the first two images links to more info for the town!

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LeoAllenHan
LeoAllenHan

Tavern Dweller
posted July 02, 2020 02:51 PM

It's so amazing. I suggest to build a level 8 creature as well, it will be fine for the VCMI WOG Mod players, and the town may be built on Era in the future.

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DariusArgent
DariusArgent


Adventuring Hero
posted July 03, 2020 10:38 PM

I just hope this doesn't get abandoned like the countless town mods.

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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Supreme Hero
Undercover modder
posted July 03, 2020 11:33 PM

It won't get abandoned, I'm pretty sure of it.
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