Can we have skeletons look with a little bit more white colours? Bones specifically.
These bones are dirty. :p
Human skeleton is rather yellowish and grey than white, especially when a person is dead for quite a while.
Yeah maybe something like this ?
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Yeah Galaa,that's much better!
The Necropolis reveal so far was good.
I expected much worse but at least the Core line-up turned out decent. I am bothered a bit by all the purple, especially in the Skeleton Hoplite. There is no reason to have that glow emanating from the gems. The Banshee looks as it should, incorporeal, but maybe a bit too glass-like. The Death Spider is a DoC-inspired creature and I like it very much.
Good job so far. Now awaiting Elite tier with great expectations! Hoping for some amazing creatures!
Purple theme was in the alternative upgrade in H5.
its the champion tier I'm worried about
That purple gem kind of reminds me of the infinity stone we see in Guardians of the Galaxy. It could definately be something magical, something dark and deadly, just like the badass sickle and shield the skeleton carries with it.
Skeletons: fragile and weak but numerus creatures,the first that you will sacrifice in any case and the last that you'll ever worry about. If 1 falls,you won't see it,if 10 falls,you may notice it,if 100 falls,heck you will raise 500 instead. They are definition of endless numbers. They will fall by hundreds and rise by thousands under your command. And you will never run out of them.
So the question isn't why overarmor them,but reather why even armor them at all? (of course upgr. can have some)
I am starting to believe they are making this game only for NEW gamers that have not played any of previous titles. Just because it looks "cool". And such stance from the devs themselves is not inspiring for us, fans of older (Heroes of) Might & Magic games, which is actually a majority.
EnergyW,lol,but that skeleton doesn't even look cool :DD it's complitely undesignwise.
I'm starting to believe they will use more money on marketing to cover up for all the mistakes than they use on actual develoment :S
Ah, so they will be using money on marketing to cover mistakes that could have been avoided by taking some money from the marketing fund to actually improve the game so they didn't have to spend so much on marketing to cover their mistakes. I see.
Summon the Avatar of the Void. Such thoughts must be forgotten. Especially from the devs.
Yup. That's how gamedev works nowadays in big corporations such as Ubi. Oh joy.
Undead economics 101
Yes, I can see you're very fond of h6 at headqurters... -.-
God, again with spiders... I can only fear what we got for champion...
Ghost seems to be h6 recycle again with minor editing(like they said, they didn't wanna make new models)
Skeleton with fancy equipment(sighs...), on the positive side at least it's melee!
Also great to hear confirmation that necromancy works like pre-h6.
I suppose Ubi didn't give them enough money to draw something new and generate new ideas xD
After all I've heard and seen I suppose they have no money...
I know right. WHY THE FANCY SKELETONS? DIDN'T YOU JUST RAISE THEM FROM THE BATTLE FIELD OR SOMETHING? Epic fail. Horrible designs. FUCK THE SPIDERS. SO HARD.
Maybe they need to go for some kickstarter? When it appears that ubi does not give their developers any monay and they forced to work for food?
Since they don't wanna make new models, maybe we'll get lucky and get our beloved meth heads back in elites! And btw since some were so adamant with haven heroes saying they weren't using same models as they were with different engine, you still think so? Based on the ghost here and what they said about using same models it would seem extremely likely that the engine is compatible with the one used for h6. It would explain the extremely similar model between h6 necro magic and new haven magic...
If they would have no money, they wouldn't be able to make some useless "goofy animations!" because this are the same Guys which would have worked on creating the new models! -.-
Yeah, hated the sipider. And why they don't bring back Zombies or Ghouls? They would be better than this spider thing. Just hope the wi'll make bone dragons champions again... I'm not very found of the spider people...
as they have no money they don't make the game
Also: I'm very VERY happy about the return of the old necromany skill!!! Best thing you could do to necropolis. I hope some things will be green, because everything being purple would be just as bad. Variety!
i like the old heroes 3... lots and lost of grey and black. my opinion is that green should be sylvian (not a sickly one...) blue for haven maybe purple for dungeon (again not a sickly shade) maybe yellow or orange for academy. and red for stronghold. but in my opinion its only color if the game is fun with little as possible bugs in it and well planned and invested then it will work out.
"Here at Might & Magic HQ, we’re very fond of the H6 Necropolis"
YOU KNOW WHAT ? WE ARE NOT.
WRITING IT CAPS MAKES MY PERSONAL DISCONTENT UNIVERSAL!
To the dumpster with Erwan's fantasies! Void necro ftw
h6 necropolis = horrible. Only the inferno/undead mash up of H4 was worse.
@necroeroticus Sadly I actually considered h4 death better than h6 necro. To me it was good attempt to refresh the factions with h4. With h6 I pretty much disliked the whole faction, the bone-dragons being the exception on campaign.
yeah h4 necroferno was bad, but h6 did even worse
Necropolis was my favourite faction in H6 - I also found their campaigns, both in the base game and in the expansions more interesting than the others
I'm glad zombies/ghouls are gone, spiders have much more potential as far as abilities are concerned, though this one looks a bit Zerg...
Banshee is cool, no surprise, I wonder if she'll have a wail skill.
Skeleton though.. ugh. Why so much armour, why so fancy, why the gems on shield? They're the most expendable units after all, don't need that much protection. Imo it would be best if they looked similar to H5 versions - not 'naked' but not looking like they were important either
I am also happy that ghouls are gone, but I think every skeleton is better than the one with a hunter hat on his head from H5 :-D seriously.....
I meant how the armour looked in general - as if those really were dead raised from a battlefield eqipped with some remains of armour no one bothered to take :D
I really liked the ghouls in H6... And totally hated zombies in H5:PPPP
Rather neutral about banshees but I fully agree on the skeletons and their armour&shield combo... -_-
I don't like skeleton and ghost very much.
I would prefere the HoMM5 design.
But I like the spider!
Much better then zombies.
Who needs zombies when you have freaing spiders!!!
@mediczero, I wonder if you are a troll or just saying noncense here and there seriously...
mediczero, totally agreed)))
I'm dead serious...
How does this have 20 up votes...? The h5 design of both skeleton and ghosts were the worst of the series
SPIDER This is a small Namtar ))
BE BE BE ((
Then they better add Namtaru, than this ridiculous mistake!
Ubisoft please stop destroying the best faction! We need to say...
NO to spiders and the spider theme
NO to the supermodels and good looking heroes
NO to flashy green and purple colors
Necromancers and their units should be terrifying, this is not and glowing green Anastasya is even worse.
BRING BACK THE HAUNTING NECRO !
Who is with me?
I'm with you, but as they said; they loved h6 necro and I don't think we'll be able take them away from their little spider-fetish.
Every guy with Sandro on avatar is with you, fella. :D
Today is all necromancers butthurt day. xD
I am with you, heck I will even change my avatar to the TRUE face of the undead.
This is the worse news. This game was looking so promising, but they really dropped the ball on this one. Fuck the spiders most of all.
- Skeleton: I for one, am happy about the armour, I never understood why did they have to look even weaker, then they were. Just because it's a core creature, it doesn't have to look like it's the weakest things. It makes sense to give them armours in a war, to make them stronger.
- Ghosts: mmm I don't know. They weren't my favourites in 6, but I think I can get used to them. Their ability is awesome though.
- Spider: I like it, I can't think of another animal that represents death better, and It would be sad if the previous spider godess thing got thrown out of the window.
Я согласен с тобой про скелетов
bone dragon represents death
Won't agree on skeletons - they're there to die, nothing more really. Why invest resources in armor and shield for something bound to die anyway? Also when someone will hit armoured skeleton the bones will still break while the armor remains damaged or even intact.
Other than that I agree:)
Representing death? H5 wraith. (rhyme)
@EnergyW : I said the best animal. Wraith is not an animal. However I hope a more badass wraith/reaper will be one of the champions. :)
@ptrsc : Well, it's a new game. Maybe necromancers got tired of sending them out there just to die. Maybe, just maybe, they want them to be actually useful for once. At least I do. :D
The Elite tier will most likely consist of Vampires, Liches and another new creature. My guess is that it's either the Dread Knights from Heroes 3, or the Wraiths from Heroes 5. I personally hope for the Knights to be Elites in hope that the Wraiths are a Champion choice.
Fingers crossed :)
Wow already the reveal, thank you ! :)
Skeleton looks definitly better than H6, and glad they are back to melee too!
Ghost, good but nothing really new..
And i didn't expected a spider since it was too obvious :p but still, these looks fine, they will be probably very interresting to play in game.
Nothing exeptionnal but well good core overall.
I'm just as happy to see the green glowing won't return as curious about some touch of purple on skeleton, we'll see with other units!
Oh is that Necro ? I thought it was Dungeon.
No to (H6) skeletal assassins!
Ye, people were yapping about spiders being in dungeon, but model was already created ,... so they had to put it somewhere.
Its terrible. That is what it is.
+ core composition
- purple gems on the shield of skeleton
- purple gem on the skeletal weapon (is it battlefield of undead or runway?)
- skeleton's armor is overdone and the full unit seems to be monocolour too much
- LAZINESS - I do believe that creating new game shouldn't look like this.
- I wish the spider wouldn't be sweet as it is but rather scary and more natural-looking. This one looks like having an artistic designed legs.
- ghost looks like a blur
Well i prefer this kind of purple to old neon green, at least these skeletons are not glowing like they did in H6. Also i agree you %100 on spiders' look, it is a good idea but they have to look more scarier and mature.
Well, I think it's not about the colour. It's about the design but it's a matter of taste. For me it's a flop. I've just shown it to my best friend. She is a great lover of Necropolis. Her reaction was "WTF IS THIS?!" and "Even Aragog from Harry Potter looks better and more scarier".
I personally expected much more mature design but it seems I am the only one (ok one of two) here so :)
Great review, I fully agree with all points! Devs, please pay attention and make conclusions — so many people upvoted!
After further inspection I actualy like the spiders more and more. I expect them to have slowing ability and poison probably. I also think they will be one of the fasterst units from Necropolis.
On the other hand the skeleton look like they had just received new armor. IMO it would be much better if they made those horn to look broken also shield looks just to good. Arrows in H5 there were awsome. Also please no gems on skeleton. They make them look too "good". As such shield would be costy.
That equipment fits more the vampire (lord) than skeleton. What are they thinking? Vampires looking like pimps?
That's what's happen to me too, i starting to like the spiders more (thinking gameplay wise, they have great potential), but the skeletons... i dunno something wrong with that shields and gems i'm not convinced at all.