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Posted by Elvin at 17:03, 11 May 2013:
Do you experience Issues with Shades? Report here!

As you may know, there are still several persisting issues with Might & Magic VI and Shades of Darkness. Many have been fixed and others are being investigated but the multitude of pc hardware make them hard to reproduce and this is where you come in. The devs are asking the community to help them narrow down those issues by people who can reproduce them or experience them regularly. All you need to do is send a DxDiag report and your ErrorReporting folder, more details here.

Those details are the only way to understand why those issues happen to such a large number of people and some help finding the cause would be appreciated.

Posted by Valeriy at 07:14, 6 May 2013:
Shades of Darkness: Dungeon Creatures, Artifacts, Strategies

Shades of Darkness Expansion is out, and so is the 2.1 patch which fixes many bugs in the base Heroes 6 game. There are some roll-out issues involving patches, compatibility between heroes games bought via different mediums and unlockable content. Some of these issues have been resolved and others are work in progress. The initial reactions to the Dungeon faction are positive. The town is interesting to play and the campaign seems well made.

Our new Heroes 6 info section has been updated and features a detailed Dungeon Creatures page and a list of New Artifact Sets. There are also sortable creature comparison tables which let you compare Dungeon creatures against the other factions: Core, Elite, Champion.

Couple of dedicated threads have been set up on HC to discuss Dungeon Strategy and Dungeon Campaign. If you are looking for info on installing the 2.1 patch or on how to make games purchased through different mediums work together, there are a few helpful threads on the Heroes 6 Forum.

Posted by Valeriy at 06:22, 14 Apr 2013:
AOH Heroes 6 Wiki & Upcoming Heroes 6 Expansion

Age of Heroes now has its Heroes 6 section, and it is a wiki that runs on the same software as Wikipedia. Any member of Heroes Comunity (with at least 5 posts on the forums) can log into the wiki with their HC account to edit/create pages. The vision is to create a community information resource that is created and maintained by the community. Big thanks goes out to Miru, whose work and perseverance made this project possible.

The initial content is faction info, a list of artifacts and most notably the sortable creature pages which let you compare creatures by specific stats across tiers and factions. The wiki will be expanded over time, and input is welcome from all Heroes Community members. Let's see if we can make a Wikipedia for Heroes 6. Feel free to dive in. Feedback is welcome on HC.

Heroes 6: Shades of Darkness expansion pack is set to release on the 2nd of May.
This will be a stand-alone expansion pack that features a new faction - Dungeon - with its full line-up of creatures and heroes. There will be two new campaigns, and also additional artifacts, abilities and achievements. This is a proper expansion pack as opposed to the two earlier content packs.

You can Pre-Order Shades of Darkness Here ($29.99) to download it the minute it comes out and get the pre-order goodies (Angel of Death Pack and the Dynasty armory Pack).

Posted by Elvin at 18:07, 16 Mar 2013:
Might&Magic Secret Page!

Ubisoft twitted the following message the other day.

By the way, there is a secret page having made its apparition on a M&M site. Can you find it and discover something new ...?

Storm-Giant searched the site's source code and found.. this! Any ideas what that is about? A discussion has started here if you want to add your opinion.

In other news Irina mentioned that there will be some fixes with Shades of Darkness which was the least ubi could do but I am rather relieved. Hopefully those fixes will find their way into the original game too..

Last but not least, congratulations to Nikolas for winning the Duel Map Finals! He has without a doubt proven that he was our best player for this season. This week there will be a special fun round, if you want to join check here.

Posted by Elvin at 19:11, 14 Jan 2013:
AOH Q&A, new Duel Map Tourney and more!

On December some of you had voiced questions on Shades of Darkness and the future of the series. I am delighted to present you with your Q&A with Erwan's clarification on faction magic as a bonus :)
You may also be interested in a Duel of Champions interview and a Q&A on Heroes Online.

The first season of the Duel Map Tourney is coming to a close with one last, special round - the Tears&Blood Cup! If you are interested in joining drop by and introduce yourself :)

Finally there are two great Heroes III mods that deserve some mention:

The Horn of the Abyss (HotA) 1.2 is out, coming with a working RMG, the introduction of bad luck, new content such as new adventure locations and victory conditions and new maps. Sadly the English version is not yet ready, stay tuned!

There is also the beta release of The Succession Wars Mod. It converts Heroes III graphics into Heroes II ones, adds new creatures to the original HII factions (since it's a 7-tier system) and of course new heroes and specializations.

Tomorrow there will be an official announcement on Shades of Darkness, keep an eye out.

Posted by Elvin at 16:01, 7 Dec 2012:
Might & Magic Portal, Addon Release Date and Duel Round 2

Ubi has designed a Might & Magic web portal, featuring all the information you need about the Universe, its Factions, Lore plus some new artwork for the missing factions. Soon after its launch, it was announced that the Might & Magic Standalone addon, named Shades of Dakness will be released on the 28th of February 2013.

Players can also enjoy the full experience with Might & Magic Heroes VI Complete Edition, that contains the enhanced game, all bonus maps & items, adventure packs, the original soundtrack of the game and the Shades of Darkness expansion, which is set for release on PC on the same day.

In other news, the 2nd round of the Duel Map Tourney begins this Sunday, on the 9th of December. Don't let lack of multiplayer experience deter you, everyone is invited for a fun gaming session, beginner and veteran alike :)

Posted by Elvin at 17:10, 18 Oct 2012:
H6 Duel Map Tournament - Updated!

Following a successful series of regular tournaments in the H5 Temple of Ashan, the time has come for a revival of the Duel Map! For those unfamiliar with the map, it was specifically designed for quick and easy to set up final battles. You start at lvl 25, pick your skills, your reputation, artifacts and your army and you are ready to duke it out in a battle of epic proportions!

Anyone can join, newcomer and veteran alike - after all the purpose of this tournament is friendly rivalry and enjoying the game. The tourney will begin within two weeks, if you are interested in participating you can learn more here. Hope to see you on the battlefield!

A short update, all preparations are ready and the games begin on 26/10 this Friday. Good luck everyone!

Posted by Elvin at 13:11, 4 Oct 2012:
Dungeon Addon Announced!

Ubi has finally made the announcement that many of us have been looking forward to - the Dungeon Addon is set for release this Spring! Much like Tribes of the East, it will be standalone and therefore not require the original H6 to play. Sadly, only one faction will be featured but that was not unexpected. No doubt you have questions and I will do my best to see them answered. For now you can join the
discussion here.

In other news, Patch 1.8 is currently under testing and will be released next week if not for any unforeseen complications, let's keep our fingers crossed! This may be the last major patch for a while so I am glad they are taking their time. You can check the provisional release notes here, courtesy
of JollyJoker.

Posted by Elvin at 12:23, 21 Sep 2012:
1.7 out of the Blue!

While we expected patch 1.6 to coincide with the release of the upcoming Adventure Pack Danse Macabre on 27 September, Ubi went ahead and released 1.7! That includes compatitibility with the dlc's contents(effectively introducing new maps, heroes and artifacts), numerous fixes and a good deal of balance changes we had been working on for some time now.

With this out of the way you can expect the Duel Map tourneys to begin soon, possibly in two weeks' time. With the latest update things will play out a lot differently and far more balanced, that's for sure!

In other news the Ashan Compedium has been officially released. A nicely illustrated source of faction and unit lore, it offers a good insight into the setting of Ashan. It features exclusive artwork, stories, and fun facts, examining the nine key factions, their history, abilities, rulers and major strengths and weaknesses.
A Might & Magic Graphic Novel has also been released but unfortunately it is only available in French for the time being. It deals with the events prior to H6, with familiar characters such as Slava, Cate and Michael.

Posted by Elvin at 22:13, 13 Sep 2012:
Heroes 6 Replays, Weekly H6 Quiz and Upcoming Duel Tourney!

While heroes 6 has no save combat replay function, you may be delighted to learn that The_Polyglot has found an alternative solution! In his topic, he details the way to record you battle replays in easy-to-follow steps. He has already hosted a number of replays on youtube for your viewing pleasure and I'm sure he would appreciate your help in enriching his library with your own replays!

A Weekly H6 Quiz that hopes to challenge your knowledge, memory and creativity begins this very Friday! The questions will be tricky, do you have what it takes? Each week will provide you with 10 questions and the top participants will be rewarded at the end of the season.

The Duel Map regular tourneys are about to make their return for H6! Heroes 5 veterans will remember the intense battles on the Duel Map, a map specially designed to test your mastery of tactical combat in quick and easy to set up final battles. The map is almost ready so stay tuned!

Finally, the open beta for Duel of Champions has begun! Those who haven't, should definitely give it a try, you can download the game client here.

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