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Heroes of Might and Magic V
DVD box cover
Developer(s) Nival Interactive

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Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Designer(s) Nival
Latest version 1.5
Release date(s) May 16, 2006 (UK, Russia)

May 24, 2006 (US, Canada)
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Genre(s) Turn-based strategy game
Mode(s) Single player, single-system multiplayer, and network play
Rating(s) ESRB: T (Teen)
PEGI: 12+
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Media CD-ROM or DVD
System requirements 1.5 GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, 32x CD/DVD-ROM drive, DirectX 9.0, Windows 2000/XP/Vista, DirectX compatible sound card
Input Keyboard and mouse

Heroes of Might and Magic V (sometimes referred to as Heroes V or HoMM5) is the fifth installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic computer game series. It was developed by Nival Interactive, under the guidance of franchise-owner Ubisoft. It was released in the United States and Canada on May 24, 2006. The Russian version, distributed by 1C, was released in Russia on May 19. A worldwide release continues. Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay. ... A turn-based game, also known as turn-based strategy, is a game where each participant plays in turn. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States. ... PEGIs logo Pan European Game Information, or more commonly PEGI, is a European system for rating the content of computer and video games, and other entertainment software. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Mac OS X (official IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... CPU can stand for: in computing: Central processing unit in journalism: Commonwealth Press Union in law enforcement: Crime prevention unit in software: Critical patch update, a type of software patch distributed by Oracle Corporation in Macleans College is often known as Ash Lim. ... Look up RAM, Ram, ram in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that Keystroke be merged into this article or section. ... A contemporary computer mouse, with the most common standard features — two buttons and a scroll-wheel. ... Heroes of Might and Magic II Heroes of Might and Magic (sometimes called simply Heroes or HoMM) is a series of turn-based computer games developed by New World Computing, a division of The 3DO Company. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... This is a list of video game franchises organised alphabetically by name. ... Nival is a Russian video game developer, with its main development studio based in Moscow. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil, France. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Notable events of 2006 in video gaming. ... 1C Company (Russian: Фирма 1С) is one of the largest independent Russian software developers and publishers. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Features

  • The game is rendered fully in 3D, unlike previous installments.
  • A new skill/spell/creature system is used.
  • There are six town types: Haven, Inferno, Necropolis, Academy, Dungeon and Sylvan.
  • Players can see their opponents' tracks on the ground. They get deeper and last longer with the size of the army. Each faction has its own distinctive 'trail'.
  • Multiplayer has a "fast mode" option, where it is possible to set a time limit on the turns so the pace will be faster.
  • There are three skill levels: Normal, Hard and Heroic. An Easy setting was added with patch 1.1 after concerns that the Normal mode was too hard for casual gamers.
  • The set of resources are the same as previous Heroes games, the fog of war acts like HoMM III, as does the retaliation. However, some creatures have the ability of ranged retaliation.
  • There are four magic schools: Light, Dark, Destructive and Summoning Magic. (As well as four 'Adventure Map' spells)
  • Creatures are upgradeable from a 'Rank I' to a 'Rank II' state.
  • Creature generation in town structures is on a weekly basis, like in HoMM III.
  • The game's music is composed by Rob King and Paul Romero.
  • The battlefield is divided into squares instead of hexagons, like in the fourth game and unlike all the previous ones.

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Factions

Haven

A land populated by humans and ruled by religious warlords, the Holy Griffin Empire propagates "Law and Order" as their supreme goal. Arising from their military tradition, they have the ability to train their soldiers, promoting them from one level to another. They are the primary protagonists of the game's campaign missions, led into battle by Queen Isabel. Haven's units are peasants, archers, footmen, griffins, priests, cavaliers and angels. An unusually naturalistic depiction of a griffin by Sir John Tenniel for Lewis Carroll’s Alices Adventures in Wonderland. ...


Inferno

A dark kingdom of demons from the underworld, the Inferno is a faction which uses "Gating", a method used to teleport additional, though temporary, reinforcements onto the battlefield. Making their infernal abode on blasted lava terrain, the demons are the primary antagonists in the game, led by their evil overlord, the Demon Sovereign Kha-Beleth. They are the protagonists of the second act of the campaign, where they are led by Agrael. Inferno's units are imps, demons, hell hounds, succubi, hell chargers, pit fiends and devils. The demon Satan In folklore, mythology, and religion, a demon is a supernatural being that is generally described as an evil spirit, but is also depicted to be good in some instances. ... This article is about the satellite communications facility. ... Look up lava, Aa, pahoehoe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Necropolis

Once a secret cult flourishing within the dark underside of the Empire, the Necropolis is ruled by corrupted wizards who worship a twisted version of the Dragon of Order, seeking to find everlasting peace and beauty in death that has been denied to them in life. They can use the dark magic of Necromancy to re-animate slain enemies and fill their own ranks with shambling corpses. The Hero for the Necropolis campaign is the shrewd and cunning Markal. Necropolis' units are skeletons, zombies, ghosts, vampires, liches, wights and bone dragons. This article does not discuss cult in its original sense of religious practice; for that usage see Cult (religious practice). ... Necromancy (Greek νεκρομαντία, nekromantía) is a form of divination in which the practitioner seeks to summon operative spirits or spirits of divination, for multiple reasons, from spiritual protection to wisdom. ...


Dungeon

View of the Sylvan town. During the game the camera flies through the 3D environment
View of the Sylvan town. During the game the camera flies through the 3D environment

Hailing from the underground empire of Ygg-Chal, the dark elves are a group of fallen elves whose society is built around secrecy, plots, betrayal, and occultism. They were once in the Sylvan faction, but became renegades when they made a pact with the mysterious Faceless. They mastered the ability of Irresistible Magic, which made their spells so powerful that even those who had the strongest resistance to magic have little chance to resist. The hero for the dark elf campaign is Raelag, a mysterious and ambitious warlock. Dungeon's units are scouts, blood maidens, minotaurs, dark raiders, hydras, shadow witches and shadow dragons. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 1705 KB) Screenshot of an Elf town in Heroes V (Russian version). ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 1705 KB) Screenshot of an Elf town in Heroes V (Russian version). ... Dark Elves are often malicious counterparts to the Light Elves (or High Elves) in modern popular culture originally inspired by the Svartálfar, figures in Germanic paganism. ... For other uses of this term, see occult (disambiguation). ...


Sylvan

The old Rampart faction from HoMM III in spirit, the Sylvan faction is more distinctly Elvish this time around. Their heroes focus on archery, and so do their creatures, who can finish off their enemies without touching them. They are also specialized in 'Hunting' which gives entire armies bonuses when fighting certain enemies they have slain previously. They are the counterpart to the Dungeon. The hero for the Sylvan Campaign is Findan, a diplomat. Sylvan's units are pixies, blade dancers, hunters, druids, unicorns, treants and green dragons.


Academy

The Academy is a town predominated by wizards and magical creatures since its debut in the second game of the series. Not much has changed besides its location, moving away from snowy mountains of the Tower City in Heroes of Might and Magic III to a vibrant desert scene closer to the original Wizard castle, now filled with middle-eastern dress. Most of its heroes focus on magic, and their army comprises mostly shooters and flyers. The hero for the Academy Campaign is Zehir, the new Arch-mage. Academy's units are gremlins, gargoyles, iron golems, mages, djinns, rakshasha rani's and collossi. Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (sometimes referred to as Heroes III, Heroes 3 or HoMM3) is a turn-based strategy game developed by New World Computing for Microsoft Windows and released by the 3DO Company in 1999. ...


Skills and abilities

A hero can learn a new skill, upgrade an existing one, gain a new ability or create combos of multiple abilities upon gaining a new level or visiting special buildings on the adventure map. There are two sets of skills available to heroes: racial skills and regular skills. A hero can have up to five regular skills and always has the proper racial skill.

Map view

Skills are divided into three levels: Basic, Advanced and Expert. Each skill is associated with three to five abilities, depending on the race of the hero. Each level of skill gives the hero a chance to learn one ability under the skill. That is, a hero with Basic level of a skill can learn one ability, Advanced level two, and Expert level three. An ability is not immediately learned when the hero increases the corresponding skill level. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 2582 KB) Screenshot of Heroes V File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 2582 KB) Screenshot of Heroes V File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


The racial skill that a hero learns is dependent on their native faction. All heroes from a faction learn the same racial skill and racial abilities. Each racial skill culminates in an 'ultimate ability' that can only be gained by learning a very specific set of regular skills and abilities. In addition to the three levels of skills that apply to regular skills, the racial skill can reach an ultimate level when a certain artifact is worn by the hero.


Timeline

Screenshot

In August of 2003, Ubisoft acquired the rights to the Might and Magic franchise for USD$1.3 million[1] after 3DO filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Ubisoft announced their plan on developing the fifth game in the series under the direction of producer Fabrice Cambounet. This news bred controversy as New World Computing under 3DO had already started making the fifth Heroes game. Although, along with the Might and Magic brand, Ubisoft gained access to NWC's developments on Heroes V (which envisioned it as an isometric 2D game on the Heroes IV engine), it was decided to throw them away and create a completely 3D game. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x720, 206 KB)Heroes of Might and Magic V, Source: [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x720, 206 KB)Heroes of Might and Magic V, Source: [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil, France. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code governs the process of reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... A game producer is the person in charge of overseeing development of a video or computer game. ...

  • October 2003: Development began (approximately)
  • March 30, 2005: Ubisoft officially announced that the game was being developed.
  • A closed beta began in late 2005; it is announced that the game will be released after March 2006.
  • On January 10, 2006, Freeverse announced that the Mac port had been arranged.[2]. This version has first been presented at MacWorld 2007[3]
  • An open beta began on January 23, 2006 for GameSpy subscribers, with non-subscribers able to join on January 26.
  • On April 5, 2006, Ubisoft debuted a free minigame[4] related to the game.
  • On April 9, 2006, Ubisoft announced the release of a Heroes V Demo sometime in that week.
  • On April 12, 2006: Ubisoft decided to remove controversial StarForce CD copy protection from Heroes V. The company stated they will use another form of CD copy protection instead.[5] The game shipped with SecuROM, while the Russian version shipped with no copy protection whatsoever.
  • On April 13, 2006, Ubisoft released a Heroes V Demo.
  • On April 20, 2006, Ubisoft announced that Heroes V had gone gold.
  • On May 19, the game was released in the UK and Russia.
  • On May 23, the game was released in the US and Canada. (on limited edition DVD-ROM and on 4 CD-ROMs). The limited edition DVD-ROM contains material not included in the CD-ROM release including the complete game soundtrack on audio CD. The Limited Edition also includes HoMM III and IV remastered to work on computers running Windows XP
  • On June 5, the Limited Collectors Edition of the game was released in Poland.
  • On June 6, the first patch was released, updating the game to version 1.1.
  • On July 20, the second patch was released, updating the game to version 1.2, and adding many new features, but still lacking the much sought-after map editor. A lot of bugs were fixed in this version including a bug that would crash the game after playing it for 2 or more hours. Multiplayer was fixed up and some grammar errors were corrected although some still remain. A 'Hall Of Fame' was also added as a high score table for single player campaigns and skirmishes.
  • On September 13, the third patch was released, it contains the map editor and various other features and fixed many bugs, however it also brought back a few bugs, such as the initiative bar being out of sync.
  • On November 11, the fourth patch was released.

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  • On March 1, 2007, Freeverse released Heroes V for the Mac.
  • On May 3, 2007, the fifth patch was released.

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Patches

Patch 1.1 was released on June 6, 2006, and contained an auto-patcher and easy difficulty mode, as well as numerous bugfixes.


Patch 1.2 came out on July 20, 2006, fixing multiplayer mode and many minor issues.


Patch 1.3 was released on September 13, 2006, and contained the Map Editor as well as corrections to numerous bugs and balance issues.


Patch 1.4 was released on November 11, 2006, and contained fixes to various bugs, balance changes and improvements to the map editor.


Patch 1.41 was released on January 30, 2007 and contained fixes to various bugs, balance changes and improvements to the map editor.


Patch 1.5 was released on May 3, 2007 and contained fixes to various bugs, balance changes and improvements to the map editor.


Open beta controversy

After the release of the open beta, a number of concerns arose from the participants. The March 14, 2006 version is known to randomly crash during multiplayer sessions, making it difficult to even finish a game, as well as serious gameplay bugs and performance issues. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The perceived poor quality of the open beta raised a concern that all the bugs would not be fixed in the time remaining for the final release, which was scheduled for April 3. This led to twelve major Heroes fansites to form the "Save Heroes movement", an attempt to persuade Ubisoft, using a petition, to postpone the release of Heroes V. The site went online on January 26, three days after the beginning of the open beta, and in less than three days, SaveHeroes.org received 30,000 unique visits, and the petition received 1,500 signatures, 333 of which were made in the first 11 hours. is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On January 27, GameSpot published a news entry[6] where it was stated that the game had already been delayed before the beta test even started, which was quietly indicated by the removal of Heroes V from the list of planned releases for quarter 4 of the 2005 financial year, which ended on March 31. is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ...


Regardless, the SaveHeroes.org participants were dissatisfied with this silent move. On January 29, the sites' webmasters signed the "News Suppression Pact", which stated that they would not post any news about Heroes V until Ubisoft publicly announces that the game is delayed. The reaction to this move has been controversial, and the announcement-related thread on Celestial Heavens[7] has gathered mostly negative comments. Some readers went as far as calling this move "childish", despite supporting the Save Heroes movement in general. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Screenshot of Celestial Heavens main page, as of July 4, 2006. ...


On January 30, Heroes V producer Fabrice Cambounet announced[8] that Ubisoft would delay the release until Q2 2006 because of the "rising of the community". The News Suppression Pact was lifted, and some links, including the "How can I help?" link, were removed from SaveHeroes.org. is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Amid the turmoil, a number of users on the Celestial Heavens forum, the Heroes Community forum, the official Ubisoft forum, and other forums worldwide suggested a conspiracy theory, expressing the belief that the collaborative Save Heroes movement was in fact orchestrated by Ubisoft (and, as some say, Nival) as a PR tactic. A conspiracy theory attempts to attribute the ultimate cause of an event or chain of events (usually political, social, or historical events), or the concealment of such causes from public knowledge, to a secret, and often deceptive plot by a covert alliance of powerful or influential people or organizations. ... Public relations (PR): Building sustainable relations with all publics in order to create a postive brand image. ...


Critical reaction

So far, the critical reaction to the retail version of Heroes V has been generally mixed, with an average review score of roughly 78%.[9] Positives that have been mentioned include appealing 3D graphics and music, decent AI, a random map generator (which was added in the expansion) and gameplay faithfulness to the traditions of HoMM III, arguably the most successful game in the series. Game artificial intelligence refers to techniques used in computer and video games to produce the illusion of intelligence in the behavior of non-player characters (NPCs). ...


Noted negatives or disappointments include: focus on graphics at the expense of playability, broken multiplayer, cheating AI (receiving extra resources each turn), poorly coded AI that uses up to one minute per turn per AI player, even on fast computers (tested with P4C 3.0GHz and Core 2 Duo E6600), a number of minor bugs, spelling/grammar mistakes and too few maps. Many of these problems have been fixed by patches and the Hammers of Fate expansion.


Expansion packs

Main article: Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate

The first Heroes V expansion pack, called Hammers of Fate, was released on November 17, 2006. It includes a new race, the Dwarves, who have exclusive access to a new kind of magic, known as rune magic. Other features include the much-awaited random map generator and the return of the Heroes IV caravans.

Main article: Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East

There is currently a new stand-alone expansion pack being developed called HOMMV: The Tribes of the East. Tribes of the East will include many new features:

  1. A new Orc faction
  2. Alternate upgrades for all units currently in the game (bringing the total number of creatures to over 170)
  3. New artifacts and spells
  4. A new Orc campaign

References

  1. ^ Namco, Ubisoft and MS carve up 3DO assets
  2. ^ Freeverse: Heroes of Might and Magic V
  3. ^ TUAW: Video Presentation on Heroes of Might and Magic V
  4. ^ Heroes Mini
  5. ^ Gamespot: Ubisoft officially dumps Starforce
  6. ^ "Mission accomplished for Might and Magic petition", GameSpot, last accessed on January 31, 2006.
  7. ^ "News: News Suppression Pact", Celestial Heavens, last accessed on January 31, 2006.
  8. ^ "Announcement ! Heroes 5 release", Ubisoft forums, last accessed on January 31, 2006.
  9. ^ http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/927207.asp?q=heroes%20V

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External links

Online tournaments
  • Tournament of Honor

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