Ubi screams: RUSH now, THINK later!
But I think: You still have time to delay it. Do not be ashamed - finish your/our game and make better impression during late autumn than bad impression next month.
We care about Heroes VII - thats why we do not mind delayed release. We already gave you our money... now it is time to give us the game we paid for: the finished and bugless one :O)
With faith and hope (which dies last),
you are sooooo daymn right ! =)
Business is business. You don't get it. Delays cost money.
And there is no money for this game, heh.
UBI does not seem to treat this series seriously - maybe if the knew they would make a lot of money, maybe then.
it probably will make a profit only because its budget is like two cents and a piece of string lol
Doesn't that make you sad? A franchise you spend your childhood and youth with and it's downgraded to a halfling by devs just because they decided they won't sponsor it enough. It's a shame. Maby another company would respect this franchise more?
But as it was said, buisnes is buisnes and games are just tools for making money, very few care about games themselves.
I remember telling Ubi 6 months ago (or even more, don't really remember) that admitting your mistakes is not a bad thing. We all learn from our mistakes (hopefully). But they are so stubborn and think they know everything better. And together with giving this "project" limited and low resrouces and time has probably made this a hellish job to work on.
I doubt some of them will stay to make H8, especially with all the negativity. But that should also have been a big hint.
Yeah Seriously. I know their trying to get the game out since its the twentieth anniversary which is cool and all, but please don't rush the game just take your time so that when it comes out it will be bug free and pure perfection.
>>>Heroes VII will release on September 29th
I should say now "I have a bad feeling about this" but to be honest I have this feeling since first rumors about September release appeared.
I don't belive Heroes 7 will be ready for this deadline.
Patching Eternal again?
That's what I'm afraid of... Another H6 fiasco...
If there could be hope even of they relised an unfinished game and complete it later with patches, it wouldn't be so frightening.
But H6 thought us they can relise unfinished product, patch it a little (to make it playable at all) and abandon the title.
Let's hope history won't repeat itself.
Dear Ubisotf / Limbic Entertainment
Please reconsider the release date of MM: H7.
I've heard from many sources that the game is still VERY buggy. Having in mind what really happened with Heroes IV and V due to rushing with dates (and poorly made VI), I strongly urge you, to polish and fix the game BEFORE its final release. I hope that you will at least consider my request.
Big fan of Heroes series
Matthew "Helburn" Jarosz
Behemoth's Lair Admin
I agree. As I was playing the first beta I discovered/noticed various amounts of buggs.. And I hope that I don't have to buy a new computer that can run the game. :D
It doesn't matter if they reconsider (and how many times, as with MMH6), the game will still get released in a comparable state (many bugs), and not even the whole service life will be enough to take care of them (as with MMH6). Off to MMH8 we go!
As you understand, I wont be there.
I don't even know if I should play MMH7 and when should I start. v1.8? What's built on corrupted fundamentals (MMH6 engine) can't just get fixed.
ah. Let them be. The thing we need most right now is a game made by feminist to fail.
homm 6 engine was better then homm vii unreal engine 3
The 3rd closed beta begins on the 29th of September.
You're a little wrong. This will be an open beta for our own money.
This game vitally needed respite 1-2 months for completion. Not right to release the game in less than a month after the beta. During this time, developers unlikely have enough time to make proper patches. And it takes time to print discs, sending them to the stores.
Hmmm... I don't think that's good news at all. Actually, it's bad, since you won't have time to change anything more, and maybe not even fix what needs to be fixed. And so this crazy dead line is just for the aniversary? Come on, who cares about it? Make another type of celebration, but don't rush a game just because of it...
I totally agree! This game should be finished and that'd honor any aniversary more than release date. But lets hope they can manage to fix most of games problems by then.
what anniversary, this is the third game from Ubi lol
We don't want H6 n.2.
We don't want to wait many months to this game become playable.
We don't want you to release the game in september, with so many things shouting for changes.
Why can't you understand, Ubi?
Well, it's not about that we don't want unfinished game. It's about Ubi wanting our money :)
When the fans say - "Do not rush it, make it a solid game" why do you make the exact opposite?Wasn't our opinion to be considered?
Making a solid, unrushed game is expensive. The fans' opinion can't possibly cost money.
meh, I personally want them to fail because of what they did to Centaurs and Druids. I hope they will make enough profit for a go signal for H8 but will get the message from fans that we are not happy with their feminist quotas.
So yeah, please rush this as much as you can.
And with fans you mean youself.
me and a few others that doesn't include you apparently.
JeremiahEmo: So, you want them to fail, because you don't like design of two units? This is so... childish :| "Feminist quotas" was'nt the biggest problem of Heroes 6, I assure you.
What's your opinion about male Valkyries?
There are no male Valkyries, to my knowledge at least. They were/are strictly female in Norse mythology.
Bad choice, I regularly talk with Light. Beside he far from supports your full view...
I mean what do you think if they were a creature in H8 and they'll be male
except he defended me a couple of times and expressed he also likes male druids.
Id would hope they changed the name then. Like if they made medusas male. But its no big deal to me. Its their universe, mythological creatures are used as inspiration. And what are u getting at? Female druids and centaurs? Because none of them are mythologicaly restricted in gender like valkyries. Female druids even existed in the real world.
see mediczero, even Igelkolnikov thinks male Valkyries are no big deal. :)
"Id would hope they changed the name then."
I agree, it wouldn't be a problem if they CHANGED THE NAME!!!
Call it Einherjar instead...
See and this is the same problem with druids. Why did they just have to change it. They could have created a "new" unit (or changed the name). Than this whole thing was over.
I'm personaly thorn between two opinions. I want this game to be good. The best it can be! I love heroes franchise and I want every game to be masterpiece.
But at the same time I want this game to fail soooooo bad, so Ubi wouldn't make ANY money from it and sell it to someone, who really cares.
UBISOFT , PLEASE!!!!
MAKE A GAME READY TO PLAY
NOT LIKE HEROES 6 WHEN I FINISHED CAMPAIGN BEFORE ALL BUGS WAS FIXED
LET THE GAME BE READY TO PLAY BEFORE U RELESE IT , EVEN YOU HAVE TO DELAY
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
Where is my gray, blind and immune to earth Troglodyte. Mesmerazing Medusa having staff with mobile shooter ability. Twisted Strider with anti-light magic aura which also buffs dark magic spells. Where is my Blackie with AoE attack?
And why Strider wears Faceless mask?
I still thinks the Medusa has a bow...
So you are wrong. Zeki's report from Gamescom. He played some duel with Dungeon:
Perkele... But still cool!!
From the Gamescom report: "The game was still kinda buggy which worries me as release comes nearer and nearer."
Yeah... This is going to be a mess...
Let's hope it is playable...
They have 3 weeks to make stable beta build. I'm worried they won't fix the most serious bugs. etc. before the release, especially we won't be able to test all the content and I don't think about campaign here.
We'll see how bad it is in the next beta...
I don't like Medusa having mobile shooter ability. It was unique ability connected to Centaur. It's not unique anymore. :(
C'mon Devs you can invent new, better abilities or reuse old ones which you haven't used yet. By the old ones I mean prior to H6.
I don't mind the Medusa having mobile shooter, but I'm worried it wont petrification...
@mediczero - Medusas have mesmerize ability.
But turns it people to stone..!!?
Probably not, but the effect is pretty much the same.
Mesmerize works the same, so there's no big deal. Moreover, Basilisk already has petrification.
That's so lame :(
I could deal with creatures having so few abilities if they were at least unique.
Now I'm not only disappointed by lack of diversity but also pissed at giving Centaur's unique (until now) ability to Medusa especially that it doesn't even make sense :f What a wasted opportunity
Modding could surely fix this mess but I'm not sure if it's worth the trouble
Basilisk and Medusa had both petrification in H3!
So many piercing shots, cleaves, etc. They realy can't come up with something better than that. If they can't they would at least pick some older abilities, it's not so hard.
I hope Troglodyte will have his brurrowing movement ability.
1. It makes perfect sense for both to have this ability since it's pretty much what they're known for in mythology.
2. Both Centaur and Medusa are shooters here and thanks to sharing ability they work the same now, Basilisk and Medusa in H3 on the contrary were melee and shooter so sharing some ability didn't make them reskins of one another
3. It was 16 years ago - some progress in creature abilities would be welcome. It'd already happened actually in H4 and continued in H5 (spellbooks & active ablities) but is being ignored now.
Medusa could be a caster, could use Puppet Master, has so much potential but is given Centaurs ability instead
Or she could cast some unique dark magic spell. They has huge selection of abilities but they've taken ability which is already in play. Pathetic, lazy and I dunno how to discribe Devs work yet.
In case anyone had wondered whether they had learnt any lessons after Heroes 6...which they abandoned without ever fixing to a playable state...
The answer is no, there is no way based on the poor images and buggy state of the game seen in any promotional material and the poor communication and the way everything seems like an afterthought, from game features to creature design, like the cut a paste Kirin/Green Dragon.
Anyone who bought heroes 6 who buys this on release is insane.
So, who's who that makes the pre-order?:D
Have you play H6 recently..? If that is unplayable, you must be really, really picky...
Beside, when did we last see prober gameplay..?
"which they abandoned without ever fixing to a playable state...". Well, after patch 2.1, and later 2.1.1 (which arrived only in 2013, quite late, I admit) the game became more playable than before, because it fixed one of the major issues: freezing town screens.
"Anyone who bought heroes 6 who buys this on release is insane."
"So, who's who that makes the pre-order?:D"
Either completely mad, overly hyped, both, or in a state of 'screw you other fans, I make my own call on this.' :P
I think there's a bit of all the above in my own decision to pre-order. I welcome Heroes 7 to the family, and it will have a place beside the other instalments on my PC.
"Well, after patch 2.1, and later 2.1.1 (which arrived only in 2013...)". I downloaded 2.1 in 2013, not sure if it was released in that year too. In any case, it was released (too) late.
But medic the game still is literally unplayable!
The game crashes on random battles! Many times you May get crash even from both/all gate-keepers so you can't leave your own area! How can you call shit like that playable when you can't even leave your own area? I re-installed the game month ago for my friend to play hot-seat and game crashed 7 times in 30 minutes and he was trapped in his area so we we just quit the game because as I said: it is unplayable! They never fixed it -.-
@Ekohippi. Odd, because I barely suffer game crashes. Well, it happens once in a while when I forget to put battles on Autocombat, so that the infamous Black Screen shows up again. Fighting in Autocombat at least takes that away, and I never experience crashes of a different nature. Did you patch up to 2.1.1?
Two words: Feminist Quota. That alone would tell you that they haven't learned anything from H6.
Marble yes the game updates itself automatically since it's uplay. The problem has something to do with me using nvidia card. And using auto-battle makes no sense because when i run into the enemy the crash happens, I can't start the battles basically. Also battles being big part of game I wouldn't play them on auto-battle anyway, makes the game meaningless to me. Not like I care, only installed the game for my friend when he visited.
@Ekohippi: I use the NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 (which is already somewhat of an older version), so the use of an Nvidia card should not be the main issue. If you even can't start the battle, then there is indeed something really broken in your version, because things like that don't happen to me.
I have gtx 680 on my laptop. I"m still pretty sure the nvidia card is the reason for crashes because a lot of People had the same problem as me back when People were still playing h6 and the final patch came in. Even from my friends the problem was with those Who had nvidia and we don't have same model graphic cards for most of us. Even ubi support back then said the problem is with nvidia cards :S
I am sorry but back when i bought H6 i was a lot at the forums hoping they were going to fix the black screen issue, and this issue was known to be a Nvidia problem. They never really fixed it, altho they claim they did. And it is also known that Ubi had problems with getting things fixed for Nvidia users. Don't know the exact details about that tho.
H3 and H4 crashes for me sometimes too, but with H6 it just takes years before it gets into the menu. H3 and H4 is lightspeed compared to that.
Less units abilities was the decision to save money, but it breaks the big part of gameplay now.
Give Us Decent Unit's Abilities!
I Agree. Heroes 6 units have a little to much abilities but in Heroes 7 to less. Perfect balans had Heroes 5 and hatred Heroes IV.
Less abilities, copied h6 spells, models, specialization, skill-system and battle-system were all done to save money and work put into the game. We can always hope they learned from their mistakes and we get good game with h8. Maybe modding can save h7 eventually too if the tools given aren't too limiting so we can get better skills/spells/specializations and so forth.
With the release date approaching fast, there is something I wonder: what will happen to this website? Will this article/comment/blog section be closed? Will there be a new forum in its place? Will this site only feature the faction pages etc like on the official website of H6 (which has no Dungeon section btw).
That's a good question. It would be a shame to waste this website and it's content. It would be nice if in time devs would make room here for future expantions.
I suspect it'll be around at least until the game is "complete".
I think they still need a easy way to share mods and things ppl made with the tools. Ofcourse there already sites for Heroes games that does this, but not everyone knows them (in my opinion they are easy to find with google, but still).
We want you to continue with this website!
And DUNGEON H6 should get its place on the official h6 site.
Way to celebrate if this game is probably a 1000 times worse and reduced gameplay wise to 3 and 5 and graphics wise tremendously to six. I would want that on my celebration. A rushed bad game
The upcoming 2nd beta might provided us with the answers to those questions. Will they fail or succeed is entirely up to them. Does the game feel rushed? I honestly have to say yes to that too. I fear what they might do if the game is broken at launch and needs continuous patching? Then i would believe that their focus would shift at making expansions like they did with H6 and never came to fixing the major issues within the initial game. (black screens ect..) The only thing we can do is wait...
Dark elves,where are you my emos?
i cant wait to test it
it is already looking way better than homm 6 :-)
If you participated in the first beta, you would be worried.
I did, and I confirm what Kleines_Moili says...
of course the beta exists to fix bugs so im not really worried ;-)
To be honest H6 beta looked better. xD
It is more than clear you need much more time to finish the game properly.