Posted by Storm-Giant at 11:02, 11 Jul 2014:
HotA 1.3.3, VCMI 0.96 and more!
The fan-made addon for Heroes 3, Horn of the Abyss has received its third major patch since the release of the 1.3 version. Alongside with the usual bug fixes and some balance changes, this patch adds more content to the game: 5/2 new One/Two Way Monoliths, the Cannon Yard, an underground lava battlefield, improved graphics for Hydra Pond and Dragon Cave, as well as correcting many SoD graphical flaws & inconsistencies. You can read the extensive changelog, as well as download the patch from here.
VCMI, the project that aims to recreate the entire H3 engine, is also happy to announce the release of the 0.96 version. The addition of spell modding opens more possibilities, and the Random Map Generator was also improved. While not complete yet, we can expect more improvements in the upcoming versions. In the meantime, you can find the 0.96 changelog and download link in the official page.
To our surprise, Salamandre has apparently taken a small break from his retirement and shared several miscellaneous MODs that’ll make life of ERA (the platform that continues the work of Wake of Gods addon) users easier. We are very happy to see him again! :)
On Duel of Champions front, all Griffin Bane cards have been unveiled (available on Duel of Champions website), and the expansion was released this week.
Posted by Storm-Giant at 19:13, 28 Jun 2014:
M&M X Development Ends, New DoC Expansion: Griffin Bane
The development cycle of Might & Magic X: Legacy has come to an end. After the release of the first (and only) Downloadable Content Pack (DLC) back in March, a big silence followed until this announcement which might have caught off guard some fans waiting for more improvements to the game. Either way, in the article it is mentioned that Limbic “is now switching to exciting new projects. [...] you will hear about Might & Magic again soon.“. With Gamescom taking place this August, I would stay tuned!
Meanwhile Duel of Champions (DoC) team have already announced the sixth expansion for the game, Griffin Bane. To be released around mid-July
, this expansion will feature 100 new cards to complement with the Base Set 2, which was released earlier in March to reset the Meta of the game and offer a fresh start. You can read the latest updates on our discussion thread. Additionally Kurt McClung, lead writer of the M&M franchise, talked about the story this second season of DoC addons covers. If you are interested in Ashan lore, you can read it right here.
Posted by Storm-Giant at 19:56, 18 Apr 2014:
New M&M X: DLC, New DoC Expansion, HOMM3 Anniversary
The first Downloadable Content Pack (DLC) for Might & Magic X: Legacy has been released, together with the second official patch, and a delayed MAC version on Steam. This DLC adds a new quest line, 2 new dungeons and several creatures from Haven faction; and it's available on both Uplay and Steam.
The Online Card Game set on Ashan universe, Duel of Champions, saw the release of both Heart of Nightmares expansion and Base Set 2. Among other things, this fifth expansion features a new game interface, new and improved ranking & matchmaking system, unveils more sets of the campaign and lots of balance changes thanks to the aforementioned Base Set 2. The introduction of the standard format has given birth to a more diverse meta, a welcomed change by the players. If you want to know more about this Free-to-Play game in its current iteration, join the forum thread.
Last but not least, Heroes of Might & Magic III: the Restoration of Erathia reached its fifteen birthday, and Ubisoft decided to celebrate this remarkable date. Interviews to Heroes 3 developers David Mullich and Chris Vanover -Sir Christian- can be found here, where they talk about the development of H3. A gallery with sketches and art concepts from George Almond, illustrator of H3, can be found of the official Might & Magic Facebook. Let me wish a happy birthday to Heroes 3!
Posted by Elvin at 05:23, 23 Feb 2014:
Might & Magic X: Legacy released!
Following its 23 January release, Might & Magic X: Legacy has received positive reviews, with an average score of 71/100 in Metacritic.com. While the game was suffering from a significant amount of bugs and performance issues, the first post-release patch has largely remedied the situation. This patch does not only bring bugfixes & improved performance, it also adds 3 new dungeons into the game. Feel free to share your thoughts here.
In other news, the recently released Heroes III MOD Horn of the Abyss saw the release of two hotfix patches (versions 1.3.1 and 1.3.2), and with a 1.3.3 patch on the horizon, the future looks bright. Don't hesitate and jump into the strategy & bug report discussions in the renamed Heroes 3.5 - WoG and Beyond forum section :)
Special thanks to Storm-Giant for offering a helping hand with the news items.
Posted by Elvin at 11:16, 5 Jan 2014:
Horn of the Abyss Available in English!
For those who are not familiar with the project, Horn of the Abyss is a fan-made add-on for Heroes of might and magic III that extends classical gameplay elements, fixes or adds some of its own. HotA is an attempt to continue the legendary H3 series as close to the original as it could have been done by NWC team, keeping the classical H3 spirit in every tiny detail from code nuances to overall gameplay. It adds adds a new town (Cove / Pirates!), new campaigns, new scenarios and a crazy number of other features and extras.
The English version has been made available since the New Year's eve, alongside a map editor but also some huge improvements and additions. There may be occasional glitches or crashes but it is a pretty solid release as far as I'm concerned, go get it! If you want to find links, information or just say thanks to the HoTA team for all their their hard work, here is the right place :)
I wish you all the best, may this year treat you kindly and deliver you good news.
Posted by Elvin at 04:58, 22 Dec 2013:
RPG Codex Might & Magic X: Legacy Preview
I am delighted to present you this promising MMX preview from RPG Codex, based on the press access to Act II of the game. It gives some interesting insights into vital aspects of the game such as difficulty level, character creation, combat, open world, dungeon pacing, character progression and game engine. Since the preview took place, Limbic has made the party movement more fluid and faster and monster movement speed can be adjusted between 100-300%. But you can see for yourselves here.
As expected, the early release has positively influcenced the game and I wish the devs a good release :) MMX will be out on 23 January.
Posted by Elvin at 09:10, 29 Sep 2013:
End of Online Support for H6, DoC: Forgotten Wars Released
The development cycle of Heroes 6 has reached its conclusion, with the team moving on to other major Might & Magic projects. This was not unexpected considering the downward development spiral that followed the bankrupcy of its original developers and even Limbic's attempts at patching the game were but a brief flicker in its life. I wish Limbic well in their future endeavours and especially in the upcoming Might & Magic X Legacy.
Speaking of which, the first unofficial patch for Might & Magic X Legacy has been released, introducing a number of updates and bug fixes. Limbic's dedicated blog is the best source of news if you want to keep up to date with the game's development.
Finally, Duel of Champions has released its third expansion! Forgotten Wars is the biggest expansion to date, with 148 new cards, new languages, and a solution for players to get single cards they were missing. It also introduces the Academy faction which seems to have a pretty interesting gameplay if I might add. It's a brave new meta :)
Posted by Elvin at 13:59, 19 Aug 2013:
Early MMX Version Access!
Might & Magic X - Legacy is officially pre-released, offering an Early Access, which is available through Uplay, Steam and Buka. Two things to note are that the box edition of Might & Magic X - Legacy is exclusive to Uplay and that Russian fans can get the box edition via Buka only!
You will be able to play Act I (out of four Acts), test four classes (out of twelve) and get a first impression of what MMX looks and feels like on an unpolished level. The Early Access is neither a final, nor a full game and still includes bugs, open polishing tasks and missing features.
The Limbic team is aware that they cannot make everyone happy. There will no doubt be discussions about free movement vs tile-based, 6 character parties, Xeen vs Mandate, etc but it could not be helped, some decisions had to be made.
What they can promise though is, that they follow discussions, read as much as they can and process the feedback. More information on the MMX blog.
Finally, I have opened a new topic for Early Access Discussion so drop by!
Posted by Elvin at 09:17, 15 Jun 2013:
M&M Legacy X Updates and first Duel of Champions Tourney!
Since its reveal, the Legacy blog has made some updates on Characters, Classes, Portrait Expressions, what makes the game Fun and of course the first Introductions on the Team behind the Production. A warm welcome to Anna, Lore and Marcus!
There is also an interview of Julien Pirou, aka Marzhin, the game's Creative Designer & Writer.
What do you think of the blog and more importantly, the game so far? Feel free to join the discussion and share your thoughts here.
Meanwhile I am delighted to announce the first No Rare Tournament for Duel of Champions, hosted by Dave_Jame! Do you like DoC? Then join for some friendly tournament fun :) Just make a post to let us know you are in, your hero of choice and don't forget, no rare or epic cards allowed!