|Posted by Randjan on July 28, 2016 at 12:30 PM||comments (341)|
If you happened to stumble across this site, know that it's abandoned, but there's still people around, just not here. Go to http://heroes2.forumactif.com/ and there you can find many heroes 2 related topics, including the succession wars mod.
Thank you for your time!
|Posted by Orzie on September 9, 2015 at 4:10 PM||comments (3)|
We proudly present the brand new project logo. It should be used for promo screenshots as well as main menu.
With the new project title you might have a better idea what's inside It's not simply a mod, but it is going to be a lot more - an expansion, a total conversion, a new game - whatever you call it. Praise Enroth!
|Posted by Orzie on August 8, 2015 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
To bring the upcoming v0.8 faster and more qualified, we need help. Please proceed to the Heroes Community thread where you can see the prioritized specialties for enlisting in the H3SW Team.
Every single asset helps.
|Posted by Orzie on July 28, 2015 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
We proudly announce the first public version of the Dervish faction design document. There you can find a lot of unique content previously unpresented in English language-oriented resources, including concept art and background lore behind the new desert castle everyone loved.
You can check it out on our new official forums!
Please note that some aspects are still in development, but this design document should serve as a nice basis for what we do.
|Posted by Orzie on July 21, 2015 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
We are pleased to announce that we are moving our official forums to Forums of Enroth. In doing so, we are joining with their existing community as well as with “Heroes II: Project Ironfist” to create one central hub for Heroes 2 modding.
We are excited to see what this new community can do (and hope that sharing the work of running the forums will leave more time for work on the game itself).
This info source should also gather all HoMM2 activists over the world, so we would be happy to see everyone concerned there. We are stronger together, especially in these times troublesome for the old school HoMM fans.
The Heroes3mod.webs.com website still keeps its functionality as a newsfeed blog. Taking into account the recent problems with registration of new users here and various problems with the site engine, we suppose that moving the forums to Forums of Enroth community was the best decision.
|Posted by Orzie on July 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM||comments (5)|
During the 2-day brainstorm, we finally managed to implement classic Heroes 2 multi-colored flags on the Heroes 3 engine. Finally the maps will look complete and flags won't distract people from having fun of the game.
For now, I would like to hear your suggestions on 2 other player colors for Heroes 2. What would it be? Black, pink, or teal? Let's roll!
|Posted by Orzie on July 9, 2015 at 2:25 PM||comments (2)|
Just in case you might be interested, there is a brand new Enroth-dedicated community with unique design and passion towards atmosphere, modding and tournaments. Feel free to stop by and learn more about nowadays Heroes 2-related activities.
With the recent problems on the Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Succession Wars official website (some people reported problems with registration which we didn't seem to be able to solve) this link might very well come in handy.
Members of H3SW Team are double welcome - I've got special privileges for ya there
|Posted by Orzie on June 29, 2015 at 3:45 AM||comments (12)|
This is a very important post I have been preparing long ago, collecting arguments and opinions. It concerns the very name of the new desert faction to be presented in the new v0.8 beta. It has been titled as Gipsy till the current moment, and this comes from the old Mister Kalu's developments.
In fact, we all must admit that Gipsy (Gypsy) is a word which has nothing to do with the eclectic Arab-style concept we have been developing. I have often met people's misunderstanding when they saw this faction name, and this was disturbing to say the least.
In fact, all we can find after googling the word Gypsy is:
The most fantasy-fitting concept I was able to find is still quite different from what we develop:
However, I found the solution for this problem while preparing Russian translations for the future versions of the project. In Russian there is no other meaning for Gypsy except the upper presented concept. However, there is another word which IMO fits the developed faction much and much more.
This word is "Dervish". The popular definition of Dervish is the Middle Eastern kind of a monk who roamed across the desert and took various actions from street begging to sermon. It is, of course, tightly connected with Islam and Islamic countries culture, but some, if not all Dervishes were not supporting common religious preferences because they tended to have their own point of view on things thanks to their wisdom earned in travels.
In fact, the concept we have been developing all the time can fit this defintion with some restrictions. The new desert faction is a faction of journeyman mages with neutral principles and, sometimes, lust for gold, knowledge and power. These mages are mysterious, unpredictable and powerful in their own way, so that I suppose we have the right to invent some kind of "Enrothian Dervishes" which are the desert-themed variation of Wizards with a slight more evil background. In fact, the word Dervish itself is more sufficient for describing another kind of spellcaster, and fits much better near the Warlock, the Wizard and the Sorceress.
One of new creatures for the Gipsy (Dervish) castle is the Pilgrim (or Acolyte). It is supposed to be a shooting creature for the 2nd level, and it is a direct reference to Might and Magic VI.
|Posted by Orzie on June 23, 2015 at 10:50 AM||comments (3)|
Hooray dudes, I'm finally done with my master degree in chemistry. This means that I continue work on the project and take a solid direction to release Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Succession Wars v0.8 in 2015.
Stay tuned, many updates coming soon.
|Posted by Orzie on April 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM||comments (6)|
Again an awesome work from Ashirox, who kindly allowed us to use his artwork in The Succession Wars Mod.
The original artwork (2400x1500) can be found on Ashirox' DeviantArt page.