The team behind MMHO Part 2: Carsten Eckhardt

Dear Heroes,
We asked our team member Carsten Eckhardt to tell us a bit about his job in the MMHO Team.

Can you please introduce yourself?
Hi, I’m Carsten Eckhardt, I’m 39 years old and senior digital artist here at Related Designs.

   How long are you with related designs
My job at Related Designs was actually my first job in the industry and
so I’ve been part of the industry and the company for around eleven years now.
    What other games have you worked on
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The Team behind MMHO part 1

Dear Heroes,

We want to start a new series on our Blog where we introduce the team behind MMHO to you.
Today we want to start with a general studio introduction of Related Designs.

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Related Designs is a German development studio founded in 1995. By today the team of Related Designs released more than 25 projects and has more than 65 employees.

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Battles

Dear Heroes,

In Might & Magic Heroes Online you will come across different battle types which we want to explain a bit more in detail today. Those battles can be against some enemy stacks or against an AI controlled Hero, and there are multi-stage battles and cooperative battles with your friends.
As usual for Heroes, the battles are turn based and you will have the known options to wait or defend in a round. As mentioned in an earlier post, we returned to a Hexa based battlefield. You can find it HERE if you want to learn more about why we have chosen hexes.

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The Economy in MMHO

Dear Hero,

If there is something we haven’t talked about yet, it would be the economic system of MMHO. We talked about recruiting and the towns. You know that you need resources for those activities, but we haven’t told you how to get them.

The first option to gather resources is to collect them on the province map. As in other Heroes games, there are small stashes which can be collected without getting in trouble with a NPC. These free stashes contain a small amount of resources. Bigger stashes are guarded by NPCs and contain more resources.

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Gamescom 2013

Dear Heroes,

Gamescom 2013 was a huge success for us. Hundreds of players, no, thousands of players came to our booth and took the opportunity to play MMHO.
The feedback we received was great and today we would like to share some impressions with you.
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The Factions: Necropolis

Dear Heroes,

It is time to introduce the second faction a bit more: Necropolis

In a nutshell
Necromancers, known as “House Eterna” by their fellow Wizards, began as a marginal splinter sect within the Seven Cities, but rapidly grew into a major political power.  They Worship the “Death” aspect of Asha. Their interpretation of the Goddess’s darkest aspect is fanatical, emphasizing death alone and exalting the state of unlife to which all Necromancers aspire. Necromancers study Death Magic in order to become eternal; they learn how to control the spirits of the deceased or how to raise the dead from their graves.

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What makes MMHO unique

Dear Heroes,

In the past we told you why we think Might & Magic Heroes Online is a true Heroes game and I think we all agreed that we have all the core elements which are necessary for it to be a true Heroes game.

Now it is time to tell you why you should not miss MMHO and why you should give it a try!

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Why we chose Hexes

Dear Heroes,

When the game designers created the first documents, they came across the question of which type of battlefield designs they should choose. There were a lot of discussions going on until the final decision was made. As you may already know, we chose hexes for the battlefield designs, and today we want to tell you a bit more about our decision.

There are several reasons why we chose hexes for Might and Magic Heroes Online. While the obvious one is that many fans asked for it, there are also strategic reasons behind this.

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FAQ Part 2

Dear Heroes,

It is time for our second FAQ post. We got a lot of questions in the last weeks and we won’t be able to answer all of them in this post. If your question wasn’t answered yet, don’t worry. This won’t be the last FAQ post in our blog.
I know that the biggest question is “when does the closed beta start?” but I can’t give you a date yet. Rest assured that we will inform you as soon as possible when the date is revealed.

How will the rankings work?

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The factions: Haven

Dear Heroes,

Today we want to tell you a bit more about the factions. We will start with Haven – The Holy Empire.

In a nutshell
The Holy Empire, what Haven is also called, is a theocracy protected by medieval knights and monks. They worship Elrath, the Dragon God of Light, who grants them magical powers based on his elemental dominion. Their objective is to lead a life worthy of Elrath’s ideals of Truth and Purity, to shape the world in his image, and to spread his sacred Light.

Country / Kingdom: The Holy Falcon Empire
Capital City: Falcon’s Reach

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