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Might and Magic The Might and Magic Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Humanity has risen!, Apr 6, 2010.

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What is the best Might & Magic game in the series?

  1. Might and Magic: Book I

    16 vote(s)
    2.4%
  2. Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World

    25 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra

    54 vote(s)
    8.0%
  4. Might and Magic: World of Xeen

    171 vote(s)
    25.2%
  5. Might and Magic: Swords of Xeen

    5 vote(s)
    0.7%
  6. Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven

    190 vote(s)
    28.0%
  7. Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor

    119 vote(s)
    17.5%
  8. Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer

    24 vote(s)
    3.5%
  9. Might and Magic IX

    9 vote(s)
    1.3%
  10. Might and Magic X

    66 vote(s)
    9.7%
  1. Nael Arcane

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    I'm gonna give MM7 another spin. Haven't played it in years.

    I'm thinking of making a "Far East" type party consisting of the usual Cleric and Sorcerer but going with Monk and Ninja instead of Paladin/Knight for tank and Thief/Ranger for the lockpicking. Would this be "broken" or should it work? I can't see why it wouldn't.

    EDIT: Scratch that. I was thinking Ninja was a possible class in MM7 when it is not. Bummer :(

    EDITX2: Holy shit! They added MM7 and MM8 to GOG.COM! Anyone know if the 3D Acceleration works in Win7 for the GOG version?
     
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  2. Mastermind Cognito Elite Material Patron Bethestard

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    IIRC the dark side monk can be upgraded to a ninja. I wouldn't go dark with that party though, light is much better for melee. And definitely go with thief over ranger. They have the biggest melee damage output in the game (well, monks might have more with hammer hands but a lot of late game stuff is immune to body magic) while rangers are shit in almost every way imaginable. GM axe doesn't even come close to making up for it.
     
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  3. Wolfus Arcane

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    Yeah, do the Ninja/Assassin/Lich/Priest of Dark party.
     
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  4. DaveO Erudite

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    I've some numerous issues posted for MM7 and MM8 for the hardware acceleration on the GoG forums. Something sounds wrong with that release since I run into no issues with the retail versions of the game.
     
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  5. Nael Arcane

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    For MM7 with the "Hardware Accelerated 3D" turned on it locks up when trying to go into the game itself after creating my party. Turn it off and the game works fine. I'm not surprised and don't care overmuch to tell the truth, but I wouldn't mind paying $6 if the GOG version worked with the better GFX. It'd probably be a better idea for me to ask on the GOG forums proper.
     
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  6. hoverdog dog that is hovering, Wastelands Interactive Developer

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    MM7 with hardware acceleration had some strange things even in retail. mixed up monsters' colors were the worst. for example ghost was normal white, while the second tier was (if I remember correctly) violet, and the top one red (originally, they were supposed to be gray and black). others were looking just the same.
    the only thing accelaration does is I think better spell effects, and they weren't much in the first place, so it isn't that useful. I always turned it off.
     
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  7. Nael Arcane

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    Huh. I could've sworn the acceleration improved the monster sprites.

    /shrug
     
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  8. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Right, finally started the MM7 I installed like a year ago. Word has reached me that it's a little declining over MM6, but after I whacked a dragon for half an hour, running around it like a retard, I immediately knew it retains MM6's best quality - the ability to break the game in every possible way :smug:
     
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  9. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    You just started the game and fought a dragon? :)
     
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  10. Mastermind Cognito Elite Material Patron Bethestard

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    MM6 doesn't hold a candle to 7 in terms of exploits.
     
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  11. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    okay bros, got a porblem. At first I thought it was a coincidence, but now I'm seriously thinking it's some sort of a bug:

    I'm clearing the countryside of goblins, but the bastards refuse to attack any party member other than number 3, a dwarf cleric. No other character gains damage, only this one, not even the sorcerer, who has lower AC and HP.

    Anyone had the same or heard about something like that?
     
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  12. mr.doo Educated

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    Has anyone played M&M IX ? Is it any good ?
    If not what's wrong with it ?
     
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  13. Mastermind Cognito Elite Material Patron Bethestard

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    Nope. Maybe their AI is scripted to target the cleric?
     
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  14. Mastermind Cognito Elite Material Patron Bethestard

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    I briefly played it. Seemed ok. Most of the complaints revolve around the gameworld being empty, presumably because it was rushed out too early.
     
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  15. Elwro Arcane

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    edit: goblins always attack dwarves.
     
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  16. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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  17. Sceptic Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Most enemies have a "hated" race that they will concentrate their attack on if it's in the party. You will feel the pain again when you get to the troglodytes.
     
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  18. mr.doo Educated

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    Nevertheless, installing now.
     
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  19. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    install the fanpatch if you do, it inclines the game much.
     
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  20. MMXI Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I've always liked that idea but I've never thought it was the best implementation.
     
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  21. Mastermind Cognito Elite Material Patron Bethestard

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    I finished the game several times and never even noticed it.
     
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  22. MMXI Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Depends on your party, I guess.
     
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  23. DaveO Erudite

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    After 30 pages for this thread, and there is almost a tie between MM6 and MM7. However, how the *bleep* does MM9 get more votes than MM8? :x
     
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  24. MMXI Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    More specifically, how the *bleep* did MM9 get more votes than MM1 and MM8, and the same number as MM2?

    :x
     
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  25. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Faggotry is afoot!
     
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