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Heroes of Might & Magic III 20th anniversary

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Space Satan, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. ScrotumBroth Scrotal Projection Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    I want this for Heroes 2
     
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  2. Plaguecrafter Novice

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    Oh, man! Now I have the itch to play HOMM3!
     
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  3. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    After a few hours of HOMM3 at work I start to get fatigued by the hero ferrying troops and weekly tax collector clicking.
    I wish they fix these and retain the 2D graphics, but HOMM4 just looks and plays too darn goofy compared to HOMM3.
     
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  4. catfood AGAIN

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    Play Age of Wonders instead.
     
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  5. Storyfag Arcane

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    You don't NEED to ferry troops to your main hero every week.
    At some point you don't have to bother with visiting resource generating locations any more either. Or you can find/make and play maps that don't have them at all.
     
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  6. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    Who's your favorite hero in every faction and why?
     
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  7. Jason Liang Magister

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    Castle: Easily Edrik. Griffons are Castle's most dangerous unit and giving them armor makes them even better
    Rampart: Mephala, duh
    Tower: Probably Astral? You need double wisdom anyway and a better Hypnotize is more significant than a better Chain Lightnng
    Inferno: Zydar. Sorcery expertise has great potential
    Necropolis: Vokial. Enough vampires can take down anything
    Dungeon: Dace - minotaurs are dungeon's workhorse and tactics is great for a warlord
    Stronghold: Tyraxor - Wolf Raiders can use both an offensive and defensive boost
    Fortress: Easily Tazar but Drakon is very good too
     
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  8. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I always take a random hero, unless the map starts with a specific one.
    It's boring to always play the same hero and same faction, and you don't learn much from it.

    But once the game has started I like secondary characters with specialized skills and abilities like Navigation, Scouting and generating extra income. And Logistics heroes for well, logistics.
     
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  9. Gerrard Arcane

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    Wake me when they do this for IV.
     
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  10. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    Some skills are just too important to miss out.
    Really hurts when I miss Tactics and Logistics on the main hero.
    Offense is also a big deal when the majority of the units are melee hitters.

    Maybe they should up the skill option pick on level-up to 3 instead of 2.
     
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  11. Storyfag Arcane

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    It shows you haven't watched the entire cocnert :smug:
     
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  12. Gerrard Arcane

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    I have, and they murdered the academy theme.
     
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  13. Gunnar Savant

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    Logistics is best skill, Gunnar is best hero.
     
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  14. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    I like Castle's Tyris the Cavalry Specialist with Tactics start is amazing.

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  15. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    The best heroes are those with the coolest portraits, such as Darkstorn.
     
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  16. Valky Cipher Manlet

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    Fucking retarded Russians with shit taste causing mod drama and ruining a good idea. http://forum.df2.ru/index.php?showtopic=37647&st=20
    Ruins was pretty much finished lineup wise and then the author went on hiatus for months and now he says he's redoing it and is replacing the perfectly good original lineup:
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    with this prosperized generic shit:

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    FUCKING BEAR.

    Please send help. The HeroesCommunity thread has people who are actually sane and realized the original concept of Ruins was great. This is how Russia starts another cold war.
     
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  17. Space Satan Arcane

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    Always liked this one
     
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  18. Aemar Learned

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    A true fan would have known he needed only Earth Magic.
     
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  19. Jason Liang Magister

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    I like water too though. Clones and Teleports are fun.
     
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  20. Syl Savant

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    Dessa is best hero (my avatar): Logistics and Air Magic. King of fast travel.

    By the way, do you have any idea how the Chinese play this game? It's insane. They go with impossible odds all the time. Like a dozen units against thousands of behemoths. And they steamroll the battles with 0 or 1 casualties. Clever use of spells all the time. Like constant Wall of Force or Quick Sand, and many many others.
     
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  21. Plaguecrafter Novice

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    Galthran for me, but that's because I play almost exclusively Necropolis. You got me interested in how the Chinese play the game. Got any good video showcasing it?
     
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  22. Syl Savant

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    That's where I learned about that almost 10 years ago: https://www.celestialheavens.com/forum/7/11267
    Oh fuck, the pictures are missing. :(
    This thread is ok: https://www.celestialheavens.com/forum/7/11546 but he doesn't explain everything in details, that was in the first thread.

    Ok, it seems that these guys have picked up on this:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/ricrvc/videos
    https://www.youtube.com/user/etbasch/playlists
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Heroes3Combats/playlists

    Get ready to have your mind blown. Happy watching!
     
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  23. Gunnar Savant

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    :what:

    I never realized how much I suck at this game!
     
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  24. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Bless and Prayer are not shabby either.

    And Air Magic: Expert Haste is always nice, especially coupled with Expert Ballistics and Tactics to seriously storm a castle with infantry. And Expert View Air for keeping track of enemy heroes.

    And Fire Magic for the most fun spell: Expert Berserk.

    But yeah, Earth Magic is OP.
     
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