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Heroes Community > Heroes 7+ Altar of Wishes > Thread: Faction Recreation Contest #4: Rampart/Sylvan
Thread: Faction Recreation Contest #4: Rampart/Sylvan This thread is 3 pages long: 1 2 3 · «PREV
PandaTar
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posted October 16, 2020 04:36 PM
Edited by PandaTar at 00:06, 19 Oct 2020.

Thank you, Jiriki9! No problem having itching, I guess hohohoho At least you are getting using to the mechanics. Once they settle, things get a bit clearer. Perhaps that's why the focus changes from the exotic to the more familiar, but still quite different from usual HoMM. Most core stuff are there, at least in a sense, hohohoho

Your proposition was quite balancing from exotic to traditional, which was what I liked the most.




So, let's try to settle a last day for giving scores? What about next Wednesday? So we can move on to the next Contest.
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Rimgrabber
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posted October 19, 2020 01:23 AM

Yeah that sounds reasonable. Sorry I've been so disorganized this round, I've been having a lot of craziness to deal with.

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Alon
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posted October 22, 2020 12:31 AM

Scoring:

Because the preserve is so core to Heroes, appearing in all games but H6, it doesn't reeeeeeeeally need to justify itself. Originality remains important, but a take on the town that is superficially similar to one of the existing games is fine provided it's interesting and manages to integrate mechanics, plot, and lore is a seamless way.

PandaTar:

I want to like the background image - it's pretty and the rainbows and springs theme is cool. But somehow the stone buildings feel a bit off. Not sure why.

I like the lineup a lot. I especially like the gnome-as-an-earth-spirit rather than the D&D gnome and I've been meaning to use that myself, for the academy. The basilisk and the insectoid sprite are both cool and you manage to make them work even if before reading this I'd expect them to be dungeon units. They all integrate so well into one whole. My one criticism of the lineup is the gnome vs. martlet choice - it feels like forcing me to play one of two separate towns almost.

Overall, 9/10.

Rimgrabber:

There are two really cool ideas there, but they don't work together. The lore throws away the H3 rampart-is-good part in favor of a more amoral take on the fae, which I appreciate. But then the lineup and list of heroes doesn't really play with the theme of the mysterious forest, and the heroes are especially traditional (I can kind of see the manticore as amoral but not really fae?).

I do like the lineup, don't get me wrong, and I really like the pic of the dryads - is that from cosplay? But it feels like two separate ideas mashed together.

Overall, 7.5/10.

Jiriki:

Ooh! I kind of want to learn more about the associated units, like the moose. But overall I like the fae atmosphere, and I even like the cernaur, which seems to be... something you cam up with? Googling doesn't give me any result. It still feels in-theme.

Not giving it 10/10 just because the strategy and gameplay are underdeveloped.

But still, 9.5/10.

Galaad:

I like the lineup, even with the missing names - the art is cool and feels thematic. But there's so much missing stuff elsewhere...

So, 6/10.

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PandaTar
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posted October 22, 2020 09:07 AM

Alon said:

I want to like the background image - it's pretty and the rainbows and springs theme is cool. But somehow the stone buildings feel a bit off. Not sure why.


Thanks for the score! Regarding the image, that's Rivendell. The fact that there are just those elven heroes indeed makes the buildings seem excessive. That's what's off! hohohoho But I liked that image so much that it felt strange to modify it too much. So I added as much exotic stuff as possible, but perhaps should have overlayed some huge trees there, dunno. hohohoho Right now I am having some hard time making Dungeon townscreen.

@Rimgrabber
Just you, basically to give scores? So we can proceed? We should not take too long with these, or we'll literally take a whole year doing them.
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Rimgrabber
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posted October 22, 2020 08:51 PM

Once again sorry everyone Here are my scores:

PandaTar - Once again, fantastic. Fits the theme I was going for waaaaay more than mine does. I'd love to play this faction in-game. (The luck roll for the dimensional rift basically means this: say you have a 30% chance to get good luck. If you fail, you get another 30% chance.)  9/10

Alon - Pretty standard, but the RPG style mechanics keep it unique. (the dryads in my proposal were the children of the forest from game of thrones by the way since you asked) 7.5/10

Jiriki9 - I like the cenraurs a lot, they fit preserve better than centaurs IMO. This town has a much more "sylvan" feel even than the elf town of Ashan, and I think that's a good thing. Grail building is really neat, too. 8/10

Galaad - This was shaping up to be my favorite this round, but unfortunately its very minimalistic and unfinished. 6/10

Final Scores:

PandaTar: 9.16

Jiriki9: 9.16

Alon: 8.16

Rimgrabber: 7

Galaad: 5

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Dungeon now! Hooray! I promise I won't be as MIA this time. Congratulations to Panda and Jiriki!






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posted October 22, 2020 09:53 PM

Squeeee!

Life happens! Sometimes we just don't have the time.
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