~ Forums of Enroth ~
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

~ Forums of Enroth ~

The Enroth diehard fan community
 
HomeHome  Latest imagesLatest images  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Songs of Conquest
Fanstratics Icon_minitimeby Blake01 2024-04-07, 15:14

» ...to XP run...
Fanstratics Icon_minitimeby CATMAN 2024-03-30, 03:16

» WARNING - The dreaded moment is here: Heroes 6 servers shutting down
Fanstratics Icon_minitimeby Blake01 2024-03-29, 23:04

» Songs of Silence (HoMM like game)
Fanstratics Icon_minitimeby Blake01 2024-03-27, 16:52

» Heroes Orchestra's 5th Birthday concerts with Paul Romero
Fanstratics Icon_minitimeby rrravyn 2024-03-23, 22:45

» fheroes2 General Announcements
Fanstratics Icon_minitimeby sirDranik 2024-03-17, 23:35

» Photo Gallery
Fanstratics Icon_minitimeby Sir Albe 2024-03-07, 06:57

Poll
Global announcements should be:
Everlasting, 1 for each project.
Fanstratics Redbar110%Fanstratics Redbar12
 0% [ 0 ]
Temporary, when there is something new to announce.
Fanstratics Redbar11100%Fanstratics Redbar12
 100% [ 6 ]
Holalala... No idea where the Ultimate artifact is.
Fanstratics Redbar110%Fanstratics Redbar12
 0% [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 6
Most Viewed Topics
H3SW: General Graphics discussion
Ragoon's Graphics For HoMM3SW
Introduce yourself
H3SW General Discussion
H3SW Map List: Work in progress
H3SW: Dwelling Development
Forum Admins Feed
The Floody Land
Enrothian Fan Art
Heroes III: The Succession Wars v0.8.1 Beta

 

 Fanstratics

Go down 
5 posters
AuthorMessage
Unknown_Hero
Mage
Mage
Unknown_Hero


Messages : 778
Quality Points : 78
Registration Date : 2015-09-06

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2020-10-14, 11:54

Will it be fantastic?

https://shoutout.wix.com/so/3eNH4_FEf?cid=d614e4e9-d362-4504-b62c-1e19e27c2388#/main

GodRage, dodge, Blake01 and Zense like this post

Back to top Go down
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2022-11-02, 03:13

I've been following the newsletters since their beginning.. Greg tells lots of great behind the scenes stories about the New World Computer and  HoMM3 days! His plans for Fanstratics to be a spiritual HoMM3 successor sounds cool. Hope it continues to survive the setbacks!

Here's links to all his newsletters, some pics, and some sporadic comments (taken from my posts on other forums)...

The latest newsletter 27 will be of interest to you guys as Greg mentions and links to your Succession Wars mod! The lead designer of HoMM3 knows about you guys! Smile
Quote :
By Tuesday evening, I had put the finishing touches on my revisions to the Heroes3 Adventure Map GUI.  Using H2 art, from screenshots I’d taken, I used Photoshop to create a ‘mock-up’.  It looked very much like the Adventure Map you can currently see in the Succession Wars mod for Heroes3.

Newsletter 1...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter01

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_27f04a279c3442749eb14f7e88acaf00~mv2

Newsletter 2...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter02

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_fc4d1d7153c64db9a8db964b29139a04~mv2

Newsletter 3...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter03

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_aac988e966be43e9941285068120a681~mv2

Newsletter 4...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter04

Fanstratics Gnoll-fanstratics-concept-art

Newsletter 5...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter05

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_a523e78abb234605a075473fcb7d03d8~mv2

Newsletter 6...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter06

Fanstratics Bile-worm-png

Newsletter 7...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter07

Fanstratics Medusa-vanguard-png

Newsletter 8...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter08

Fanstratics ~mv2

Newsletter 9...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter09

Fanstratics FST-Angel

Newsletter 10, 11 & 12...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter10

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter11

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter12

Newsletter 13...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter13

Newsletter 14... There's a rather amusing piracy story.
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter14

Newsletter 15... Gotta love the story about "Phil" lol.
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter15

Newsletter 16... Sounds like there's been some setbacks...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter16

Newsletter 17... interesting story about Greg's take on the death of 3DO
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter17

Newsletter 18...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter18

Newsletter 19. Greg reckons Early Access in 2023... hmmmm... righteo.. anyway... there's another 3DO story here where Greg buries Trip and a few other people he clearly didn't think much of lol!
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter19

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_24a4c5729bf44e3f8dfe7f4eee927f5c~mv2

Newsletter 22...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter20

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_dd98912d87b64a5fb3eb36f1a32d863a~mv2

Newsletter 21...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter21

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_4700eaa70b114f218a66c0ee7c739f95~mv2

Newsletter 22... Looks like old man Greg (Mighty Boosh FTW) has got another long story for us about that time he got pizza in 1979... so long in fact this is just part 1 of the story lol.
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter22

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_3501950b683845ec9b45eeb2d11e6b70~mv2

Newsletter 23... The 'big' finale to the pizza hut story arrived lol... Man his stories really keep going and going don't they haha.. although he did successfully trigger a lot of nostalgia for me as much like him I remember getting my first 286 computer with no VGA card lol, all the hours I spent tinkering with stuff learning how to edit config sys and autoexec bat to eek out those extra bits of conventional memory some memory hog games like Master of Magic needed lol. Also reminded me of the first time I discovered Might & Magic 3 and then MM4&5 World of Xeen, however by then it was late 90s, so they were less technically amazing but I loved playing them nonetheless.
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter23

Newsletter 24...
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter24

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_1e862bb642cd4712a445de6f9e665e57~mv2

Newsletter 25... no stories this time but apparently the next one is gonna be a 2 parter again lol
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter25

Fanstratics 50_Chimeran_60_NagaBladeDancer_002

Newsletter 26 & 27. Sounds like Greg is still pretty unwell and not making much progress due to long covid messing with his heart. Got a new story though about his first day at NWC and dealing with "Wario" lol!
https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter26

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter27

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_a7b2c28e87cd43feaa464603a8f57c04~mv2

GodRage, Sir Albe, Unknown_Hero, Ergon and Zense like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2022-12-03, 17:57

Newsletter 28 is here... contains Part 3 of the HoMM3 dev story detailing the fall of Wario lol.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter28

Fanstratics 10_Stoutblud_40_DwarvenAlchemist_001

GodRage and Sir Albe like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-01-10, 22:24

Newsletter 29 is here. Greg talks about how amazing Fallout 1 was and how no one at NWC was interested in it which he found worrying.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter29

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_3932bdc667794e14bf7ddef43b06c155~mv2

Orzie, Sir Albe and Ergon like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-02-22, 20:17

Newsletter 30 is here. Greg tells more behind the scenes HoMM3 dev stuff with this one being part 1 of a new story.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter30

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_3a94a1ca29754d3abb8dff0edd5928de~mv2

GodRage and Sir Albe like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-03-06, 18:08

Newsletter 31 is here. Greg continues with part 2 of his story about... oh man I don't even know it's about anymore lol. Something about takin a dump in the dark and a good game needs a heavy game box lol! Think he's running a bit low on material. Fanstratics 1f602

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter31

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_e278c9f1c3b94342a2f917dc72dfeb20~mv2

GodRage and Sir Albe like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-04-03, 18:00

Newsletter 32 is here. No HoMM3 stories this time as Greg is still unwell. Interestingly he tackles the scam accusation some have thrown his way.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter32

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_866a4eb2fbd44731a146d3de3c53c038~mv2

GodRage, Orzie and Sir Albe like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-05-09, 21:22

Newsletter 33 is here. Greg tells another story about the joys of working under 3DO management back in the day and what was the beginning of him deciding to leave NWC.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter33

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_95df8c35328a49eda8071daaebeaefb5~mv2

GodRage and Sir Albe like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Roxterat
Gargoyle
Gargoyle
Roxterat


Messages : 14
Quality Points : 2
Registration Date : 2023-04-02
Age : 37
Location : Terra

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-05-10, 12:32

Blake01 wrote:
Newsletter 33 is here. Greg tells another story about the joys of working under 3DO management back in the day and what was the beginning of him deciding to leave NWC.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter33

Just read that.. holy smoke, that sucks, though it feels like my life as well Very Happy

GodRage and Blake01 like this post

Back to top Go down
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-06-04, 17:47

Newsletter 34 is here. This time Greg tells the story of his first time discovering WinAmp & MP3s and how 3DO being cheap forced NWC to develop their own MP3 decoder for Heroes 3 so they could get the whole thing on one disc.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter34

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_ea073454fd4c45a09e4fbaca61507786~mv2

GodRage and Sir Albe like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-07-05, 20:48

Newsletter 35 is here. This time Greg tells the story of his (uncredited) involvement in the Heroes 2 Gold Edition and how they put all those extra maps in it while trying to get Heroes 3 finished.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter35

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_ada99f352f9b4498918e0c6768a5e912~mv2

GodRage, Sir Albe and DanilaRud015 like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-08-05, 01:56

Newsletter 36 is here. This time Greg talks about the whole lost Heroes of Might & Magic 3 Complete source code situation mentioning how it has actually been found and given to Ubisoft in 2019 (wow I missed the news on that) to fix up their HD remake yet nothing has occurred. Also noticed people seem to be voting for it in this steam thread and getting the usual PR marketing responses from Ubisoft lol.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter36

Fanstratics 20_Allegiant_10_HumanHalberdier_001

Sir Albe and DanilaRud015 like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-09-03, 01:22

Newsletter 37 is here. This time Greg talks about making the Heroes 3 Demo map.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter37

Fanstratics 10_Stoutblud_21_Gargoyle_001

Sir Albe and DanilaRud015 like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-10-05, 19:26

Newsletter 38 is here. This time Greg tells part 2 of the story about making the Heroes 3 Demo map and says that due to his health issues this will be the last of the Heroes Recollection stories for some time so he can focus more on Fanstratics development.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter38

Fanstratics 3d1ca7_91f2bf66b2ad4cef8904992f2c32b85b~mv2

I've said it before in this thread and was about to say it again "WTH is with so many (normally non-humanoid) creatures being humanoid with a random weapon in their hand?" but Greg actually states here that he's going with anthropomorphic design directive so I guess that explains that. Not a huge fan of it as I just see the below lol.. and I find myself reminded of HoMM5 replacing lots of fantasy creature slots with elf chicks in bikinis and other humanoids sigh.

Fanstratics 1696489006018-png

GodRage, Sir Albe, DanilaRud015 and Halib like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Sir Albe
Mage
Mage
Sir Albe


Messages : 852
Quality Points : 452
Registration Date : 2015-07-16
Age : 28
Location : Aalborg, Denmark

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-10-06, 08:05

I am also quite surprised by the anthropomorphic unicorn. It seems like a weird choice as I don’t see what this brings to the table compared to a normal unicorn. If it doesn’t attack with its horn, then how is it supposed to blind enemies and if it does attack with its horn, then why does it have an axe? Still, the art style is great and I find a lot of Greg’s choices and arguments wise.

GodRage and Blake01 like this post

Back to top Go down
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-11-04, 21:24

Newsletter 39 is here. This time Greg has stopped the stories for a while making it not really much of a newsletter anymore and more of a memo lol. This months unit reveal is the banshee...

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter39

Fanstratics 70_Necrotic_30_Banshee_001a

GodRage and Sir Albe like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-12-04, 01:42

Newsletter 40 is here. No stories and as usual another creature from HoMM lore has been converted/anthropomorphised into a humanoid with a weapon sigh... this time it's the War Hog...

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter40

Fanstratics 1701610462481-png

GodRage and Sir Albe like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Mefista
Gargoyle
Gargoyle
Mefista


Messages : 15
Quality Points : 2
Registration Date : 2015-07-19
Age : 31

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2023-12-07, 10:13

He cited Narnia inspiration, but I am pretty sure it only had some anthros, talking horse was horse, and all that.

I am almost sure he got furries in Discord gaslighting him on how popular anthro animals are.
Back to top Go down
Blake01
Elf
Elf
Blake01


Messages : 149
Quality Points : 30
Registration Date : 2019-06-09
Location : Australia

Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime2024-01-03, 20:02

Newsletter 41 is here. Greg has resumed the Heroes 3 story telling however he's switching to a quarterly newsletter now instead of monthly.

https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter41

Fanstratics 90_Zubhewen_60_OgreMage_001

Sir Albe, Mefista and Jorosan like this post

Back to top Go down
https://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/HOMMSeries/
Sponsored content





Fanstratics Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fanstratics   Fanstratics Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Fanstratics
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
~ Forums of Enroth ~ :: International Board :: The Tavern-
Jump to: