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Thread: Best H3 XL maps [ This thread is 10 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (9) 10 ]
Aquamarine
Aquamarine


Adventuring Hero
posted July 27, 2011 06:32 AM

Uprising is the best withour any doubt.

The Lone Knight and Eternal Love are also perfect.

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Salamandre
Salamandre


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posted July 27, 2011 07:28 AM
Edited by Salamandre at 07:32, 27 Jul 2011.

I enjoyed them a lot but still I prefer To kill for power or UTB. The Lone Knight has a difficult artefacts and quest management which spoils such good map and story. The uprising looks great, but few players enjoy a water based map. Regular Heroes editor is very limited and having 100 seer huts scattered here and there asking for x artefact is getting very tedious after a while. But among the best for sure!
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Aquamarine
Aquamarine


Adventuring Hero
posted July 27, 2011 11:26 AM

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I enjoyed them a lot but still I prefer To kill for power or UTB. The Lone Knight has a difficult artefacts and quest management which spoils such good map and story. The uprising looks great, but few players enjoy a water based map. Regular Heroes editor is very limited and having 100 seer huts scattered here and there asking for x artefact is getting very tedious after a while. But among the best for sure!


If said like that, 亵渎 is better than UBT or VIM. To kill for power I haven't played...

Nonetheless, I love Uprising, though many people don't like water.

封神一出天下定,两朝开济老臣心。

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ciccio
ciccio

Tavern Dweller
posted September 09, 2012 10:15 AM

vengeance is mine

Hi there,
is this forum still active?
i hope so...i try anyway
i restarted to play homm3 (i'll never get tired of this game) i like solo maps so i started vengeance is mine... now i got stacked, any one remember how to play this map? now i can't stop playing it but i can't go on!
i found a txt that explain how to do it, but i got stacked anyway, i can't find a secret path, i just hope is not a bug... i just vanished the barbarians (blu), i went to utopia, i went undergroung i defeated the necromancer... and now?? i can't go nowhere, anyone can help??
i'd apreciate any advise...
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moko86
moko86

Tavern Dweller
posted December 10, 2012 08:58 PM

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Well, since H4 has been a major let-down for me I've ditched the game and reverted to H3. Any suggestions as to some really enjoyable (i.e. good storyline, great topography and - most importantly - huge battles) XL maps, other than the usual Lord of War that even the computerless Eskimos know by now? I've downloaded dozens of XL maps from from H3trio & MapHaven but 99% of them are downright booooooring, so if you happen to have come across any decent ones, I'd love to know about it =)


Try with Wayfarer creator is a Chinese player and i liked it so much that i am trying to locate more maps like this one preferably by him. I found many new things on Heroes 3 by playing this map :-).

download from:
http://www.maps4heroes.com/heroes3/maps.php?keywords=Wayfarer&type=&size=&difficulty=&sort=2

Map Guide ( you may need it)  
http://www.celestialheavens.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11546&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Enjoy
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Nebuka
Nebuka


Promising
Supreme Hero
Save me Jebus!
posted October 21, 2013 02:04 PM
Edited by Nebuka at 17:49, 21 Oct 2013.

Commando said:
Uhm, yes, I suppose I am somehow responsible

The easiest way to defeat Draxinusom/Thorgrim is to attack with a big stack of Archdevils, 5 single stacks of Silver Pegasi (increase enemy's spell cost; also serves as a distraction) and an Archmage (reduce own spell cost). Oh - the Cape of Velocity could come in handy as well. Cast force-field, get rid of sharpshooters. From that point onwards it's just a question of anti-magic and force-field. Maybe get in haste as well, depending on what L.D. casts the first time around. Even if his troops gain a speed advantage (haste+prayer), you can always protect yourself behind a force-field until he runs out of spell points. Frenzy is very useful as well, once you have the upper hand.

(Note: this trick was suggested by Zhuge of the Inner Pentacle - I only added the Silver Pegasi to quicken things a little)


Anyone replayed this battle recently? This above doesn't work for me, becouse as soon as AI casts Prayer, I lose the speed advantage and soon after the battle. His Rusts get to speed 21 and I'm only at 17 - no Cape of Velocity anywhere. Don't have Air magic either, and that Haste gets me to 20, but without Anti-Magic, AI will slow me anyway.

I could cast Force Field every turn, not waiting for previous one to expire, but then AI started resurrecting his Sharpshooters, and imidiatelly surrounded them with dragons, so, couldn't reach them with Devils.

Will I be forced to use my whole army? Think years ago, I actually played like that, with Ancients, Mighty Gorgons and Hydras as help as well.

Another gem by AT.

EDIT: Full army it was, and it was kinda easy. Basically, had to deal with Gold and Rust Dragons only. Had 800 centaurs and 1100 hobgoblins for Sacrifice purposes, but think I could've brought just one stack for that, had plenty of mana. Also had to destroy my own catapult, not to make a hole in the wall.

Maybe I was too late there, so good army made it easier than intended. 9th month, had this...

550+ Archdevils
1 Archdevil (for gate)
400 Chaos Hydras
480 Ancient Behemots
944 Might Gorgons

and already mentioned Centaurs (white ones) and Hobgoblins. First turn, force field right next to his sharpshooters so when I attack them with Archdevils, noone can touch them, save for poor sharpies. He went for hydras with both Goldies and Rusts, and killed them, also cast counterstrike. Single Arch in front of gate, centaurs attack Goldies, and then so do Gorgons and Behemots. Suffer some more casaulties of course, 240 Rusts are tough, but after dealing with that, AI apparently stuck in a loop then. Stone skin, Shield, Blind my Archies, I dispel every third round. In previous battles, if I didn't, AI would occasionally Teleport his troops out. Easy resurrection, Frenzy on Archies to finish his troops inside...

Too bad after that battle I found Cape of Velocity, and a lovely Clone spell. Guess with those, quoted strategy would work better.
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h3enthusiast
h3enthusiast


Hired Hero
posted October 22, 2013 06:57 AM

Care to upload a save somewhere?
You probably have too much army if I may say so.

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Nebuka
Nebuka


Promising
Supreme Hero
Save me Jebus!
posted October 22, 2013 11:39 AM

Looks like I don't have a save anymore. Think I've just overwritten it with a save just before final battle.

I don't mind if I have "too much" of an army. Played the map almost blind, at my own pace - couldn't much remember from my previous playthrough which happened...dunno really, 6-7 years at least ago.

Andhera left, who looks scary, and those pesky necromancers who just can't not try to take over Minoc. Their heroes are much stronger than my second Commando, Tazar, guess that's why they try, even with much weaker armies.
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Finarfin28
Finarfin28

Tavern Dweller
posted February 11, 2014 12:59 PM

When hell freezes over

For me personally, the best map I have ever played :-)
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King_arthur
King_arthur

Tavern Dweller
posted July 30, 2014 03:57 AM

defeat the dragonmaster

ironfist said:
Quote:
My problem is that i cant defeat Dragonmaster.


My mistake.

Here is a way to defeat dragonmaster in UtB_SoD, suggested by SuperWaterKing(translated name) from gamerhome.

troops:
archdevils, ancients, one goldie, on goldie,
..., one goldie
1. cast forgetfulness on medusas
2. use forcefield to protect ancients & AD
3. anti-magic on AD
Then clone ancients to kill everything



I do the same tactic and defeat dragonmaster easily. Remember to wear all the speed items.
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Snake_B
Snake_B

Tavern Dweller
posted October 16, 2014 01:59 PM
Edited by Snake_B at 14:00, 16 Oct 2014.

XL maps for Heroes 3

Languages: English
Game version: The shadow of dead (or high)

"Europe & America"


"Africa & South America"


"Asia & Australia"


"Europe & Asia"


http://sbgames.su/en/xl-maps-for-heroes-3-homm3/
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Snake_B
Snake_B

Tavern Dweller
posted October 16, 2014 02:03 PM

World map for Heroes 3



The English version of the real map of the Earth of the SUPERBIG size 揥orld 4 You

Size: XXL  (252 x 252) - twice more on length and width, than the XL map.

Available three variations of the map:
* The version without spells 揟own Portal, 揇imension Door, 揊light (Single & Allied versions).
* The version without spell 揇imension Door (Single & Allied versions).
* The version without restrictions on magics (Single & Allied versions).

Languages: English
Game version: The shadow of dead (or high)


http://sbgames.su/en/world-map-for-heroes-3-homm-iii/


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Snake_B
Snake_B

Tavern Dweller
posted February 19, 2015 07:46 PM

http://sbgames.su/en/world-map-for-heroes-3-homm-iii/

Update World map for Heroes 3

The version 1.2 of the world map of the superbig size 揥orld 4 You for Heroes 3 is available to downloading.

* Correction of errors with spells and artifacts, depending on the version of the map.

* Have been added versions for HotA.

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JotunLogi
JotunLogi


Known Hero
posted February 20, 2015 06:04 AM

myth and legend (a lot of fun but sometimes You or enemy can find titan's cuirass on the sea, just a few days after thestart)Probably my favourite map, alongside with pandora's box

pandora's box (great fun, not difficult at all unless You do not play Rampartand especially Tower)

war of the mighties

warriors

thousand's islands is always nice to play

2. Worth downloading
I recommend downloading 'rzeczpospolita' cause it is reallly well done, one of the best  have ever played ( personally give more routes and portals to and some arrtifacts- but any that could break the game, i add just dragon crown and dragon armour and orbs- in order to make game even more chaotic and intersting). THe spells and artifacts that give teleport/ fly are forbidden (but it is possibl to build grail in conflux)

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend any map settled in Middle- Eart and imitating Lord of the Rings- all maps I have played were boring, unbalanced and empty (well, one was nice- but nth more, there are better ones). Same with maps imitating real world, I have not enjoyed them at all (excep Viking shall we go!)


THere is a quite nice map that is based on Games of Throne- A Song of Ice and Fire, both challenging and done with passion (even heroes to recruit in taverns are based on those from the book)

THere is also one wuite good but I do not remember its name and cannot find it right now


3.the nice maps, worth to play

searching vengence (the one with  killing behemoths)

tale of two countries

return

race for Ardinity and Heaven's blessing (in both You have to take a certain town or sth defend one, both are from Restoration of erathia)


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TheGojoseon
TheGojoseon

Tavern Dweller
posted March 04, 2015 11:07 PM
Edited by TheGojoseon at 23:10, 04 Mar 2015.

I agree about the best XL maps in H3 Complete including Myth and Legend and Pandora's Box. Lots of variety. Of the two, I prefer Pandora's because it's richer thematically, but Myth is more challenging due to the triggered win condition of the underworld heroes (Hades). It's quite clear both maps were made based on the same map template, and I think it's kind of cool that storylines from Myth carry over to Pandora's (especially Athena's text about why Artemis is no longer one of her heroes).

I requested that GameDestroyer do a YouTube playthrough of the scenarios, and those are available here (Myth and Legend) and here (Pandora's Box) if anyone is interested. (There are also walkthroughs of other Heroes maps (like Viking We Go and War of the Mighties) on Youtube if you look. )

I do disagree about Pandora's Box being difficult if you play as Rampart or Tower. IMO, the hardest god to win as is actually Athena (Castle) because of her poor starting location and sucky prison heroes (because you can't hire heroes in taverns in that map, you have to try and find new powerful heroes in prisons--Athena has only two regular heroes near her, all the others have 2 powerful heroes with lots of upgraded troops).

I actually think Aphrodite (Rampart) is the easiest god to win as in Pandora's Box because of her access to many prison heroes to the north (though she *needs* Summon Boat in her cities to get off her island pretty much--Water Walk could also work if you get to the shipyard to her right--alternatively, you have to hope you get Expert Wisdom and Fly/Dimension Door somehow).

But yeah, all the gods are fun to play as. I think the mapmakers screwed up a bit with Ares because it's possible to free Britomartis (powerful prison hero) in the starting area without fighting any monsters. At which point you can rush a nearby god and take over their main cities for gold.

I think it would be interesting to play these maps in multiplayer--is that possible? A Pandora's Box match with humans who were dedicated to seeing the game through could be quite crazy fun.

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eNTo
eNTo

Tavern Dweller
posted July 07, 2015 08:11 PM
Edited by eNTo at 20:15, 07 Jul 2015.

Vengeance Is Mine

Hello everyone !

Hopefully this reaches someone !

I've recently started playing "Vengeance is mine"

I've read that you need to cast mass Haste when fighting Pink. The problem is my secondary skills seem to be selected by default

I'm always getting the crappiest ones: Mysticism, Learning, Scouting, Eagle eye

So In order to cast mass Haste I'd need Expert Air Magic I guess.

Any ideas ?

Thx

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
posted July 07, 2015 08:20 PM

There are two heroes, one south and one north. The guy in south starts with a few skills and can get the best ones doing quests. The north guy starts with all skills filled, but all those skills are okay, a few magic schools + natural fighting skills.

So either you have some corrupted version, or playing maybe wog, dunno.

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eNTo
eNTo

Tavern Dweller
posted July 07, 2015 08:26 PM

Thanks for the extremely fast replay Salamandre

That's what I thought. The heroes had swapped or something.

Because what I read was from Andrew Tanzi so something must have been wrong because I'm playing SoD.

Could you provide a healthy file please?

Thanks !

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eNTo
eNTo

Tavern Dweller
posted July 07, 2015 09:09 PM

No luck. I've download a couple of different files from differents websites and still the same.

Don't know what to do

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Salamandre
Salamandre


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Undefeatable Hero
posted July 07, 2015 09:19 PM

Here
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