Guild Province Expedition – Progress Update 1

Dear Heroes,

In our latest Development Roadmap we already gave you the first glimpse at the upcoming, incredible, update for the Guilds which we are currently working on. It is time to share some first screenshots with you and give you another insight on this feature which will change the way you experience the Guild right now in MMHO and we are sure, you will be blown away.

The Guild Province Expedition is a combination of actual 2 big features: The Guild Province and the Guild Expeditions. We will give you more updates on each over the next weeks, but here is a first glimpse of what you can expect.

First, the new Guild Province: It will give all Guilds that unlock this feature their very own and private Province. It will be accessible for Guild members only and its progress will be shared among all of them. This is important, because the Province itself has seen ages pass and is now in dire need for restoration. But by the hard work of every Guild Member it will soon become the place for your guild to meet, restock armies and get hold of some buffs. (More on that with our next update) Every single Guild member can contribute in the growth of the Province and feast on the fruits of the hard work at the end of the day.

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Entrance of the Guild Province (work in progress)

But with a great and lively place comes also responsibilities. You need to show other Guilds that you are the best Guild in MMHO and maintain the buildings in your Guild Province – and that’s when the Guild Expeditions gain center stage.

You will face three Guild Expeditions, with each of them offering new maps, new encounter combinations, new rewards and an increasing difficulty, tailored towards Guild play. An Expedition itself has no end, but the Guild that ventures the deepest will dominate this Expedition. Why you would want to do this? First, the glory: Your Guild will be shown as dominating Guild of this Expedition to all players on the server. And then there are other benefits: If you dominate the Expedition at a specific reoccurring event you will…

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Screenshot from one of the Expeditions, early in production (work in progress)

Well, we don’t want to spoil too much at this point and will share more details with you over the next weeks. But until the next update arrives, what do you think what will be the benefits for you and your Guild when dominating an Expedition? And what are those buildings you can rebuild in your Province all about?

Best regards
Your MMHO-Team

Might vs. Magic issue

Dear Heroes,

We have listened to your feedback regarding the misbalance between Might Heroes and Magic Heroes.  Based on your feedback and our statistics we have decided how we can bring the classes in balance. This took a bit more time as we wanted to collect as much data as possible and read as much feedback as possible. From the very beginning we preferred to strengthen the Might Hero more. And here is what we are planning to do.

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Changes in balancing and mechanics

Dear players,

Thank you!

We would like to start this letter with a big thank you from the whole MMHO team.

These past months have been really exciting for us, and since the launch in open beta in our first market (in April) we have achieved several important milestones:

  • We are now available in 4 languages (Germany, Russian-speaking territories, Poland, Czech Republic). More languages are planned in the upcoming months, so stick with us!
  • Based on your feedback, we have worked on balancing, improved the layouts of the battlemaps, refactored the chat, improved our tutorial and many more changes that would be too long to list here. Continue reading

The Forgotten Sites

Dear Heroes,

A few weeks ago an old Hero told us a story about the Forgotten Sites of Ashan – mystical places where fame and fortune are waiting for those who are able to make their way through the corridors and defeat the various encounters.

At first we thought the guy might be a blathering lunatic, but he had something in his voice, something which showed us that he couldn’t be making this up. We, two other Heroes and myself, decided to keep our eyes open while we were riding through the provinces of Continue reading

MMHO the unique experience – Part 1

Dear Heroes,

MMHO is in open beta in Germany and Russia and more languages will follow this year. And now it´s time to talk about the unique experience MMHO offers you.

When the project was announced many thought that we would create a copy of Heroes 6 in a web based environment. Those who had already had the chance to play the game will agree that this is not the case. In Heroes Online we took the traditional Heroes experience and transferred them into a MMO. Continue reading

An open letter from the Creative Director

Dear Heroes,

Today we would like to share an open letter from Palle Hoffstein with you. Palle Hoffstein is the creative director of Might & Magic Heroes Online and a veteran in the Gaming Industry.

Hi,

In a few weeks, we’ll be launching Might and Magic Heroes Online in Germany. But, as with any live game, things are only just beginning. I want to take this opportunity to let everyone know what we’ve been working on, and talk about what we’re planning for the road ahead.

First, we must offer our thanks to all our players in our friends-and-family and closed Beta communities. Your feedback and enthusiasm has been invaluable. Continue reading

The Party Raids

Dear Heroes,

Today we would like to introduce you to a new feature which will be implemented into the game in the upcoming weeks – The Party Raids.

You will be able to team up with 4 other heroes and take the challenge of defeating a fixed amount of encounters in those provinces.

While you progress in the game you will get to the point at which the party raid provinces will be unlocked. While you will get introduced to the raid provinces, it is not mandatory to play them. You can return later at any desired time. For our players who reached the end of the story, these new challenges will become a great addition to the daily and weekly quests to prove their skill level and tactics. Continue reading

Advanced Troops

Dear Heroes,

We were asked many times if there will be advanced troops in MMHO and we said “advanced troops are not in the launch scope of the game but we will add them later”.
Many players and fans told us, that advanced troops are important for them and that we should consider them for the launch version of MMHO. The feedback from our players and fans is really important for us and we decided to implement them in the release candidate.

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