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Forum: Heroes of Might and Magic II

Thread: New runner - Archibald questions

Started by: dethwingdethwing

Hi dethwing,

One strategy for dealing w/ Resurrection is to place one of your own creatures on top of their defeated pile. I think the AI prioritizes stronger creatures over the number lost, so block their shooters, take out the weaker ones first, and block their corpses. For Mirror Image, take out the copy, then block the shooters.
It might be faster to restart, but considering Wizards get two level 5 spells, sometimes facing Resurrection is faster, especially if they get a Summon Elemental spell.

In Country Lords, it's fairly random where the AI goes, but they'll focus on acquiring castles/towns if they're able to. The best option is to keep some troops and a hero in a castle. This might be enough to dissuade them; other times keep your main hero close by and bait them if they're close enough. Then chase after the rest; they might have taken a town by then.

In Greater Glory, there might be some artifacts guarded by dragons elsewhere, but at the point of gaining troops, it's a time waste to go out of the way for that rather than your castle.

Hope this helps.

 

Forum: Heroes of Might and Magic III

Thread: Need options about runs w/ missing videos

Started by: adamdotpngadamdotpng

I was checking the leaderboards with regards to where the runs start. Turns out the videos to some aren't available anymore, regardless whether they're from Twitch or YouTube.

Should these runs stay on the boards for legacy sake, or taken down? I have verified (most of) them previously, but are they still viable if there's no proof, especially if they rank 1st?

 

Forum: Heroes of Might and Magic III

Thread: Suggestion: Changing timing method

Started by: NieMaTakiegoDrugiegoNieMaTakiegoDrugiego

Some asked a similar question a while back in the HoMM I forum.
https://www.speedrun.com/hommi/thread/og1fy

Timing isn't strict here as other games; runs haven't been close enough where a standard starting position is required, let alone re-timing. I recall some runs have (re)started at where you suggest; current 1st place for Dungeons and Devils does this. There haven't been complaints about bad starts otherwise; it's mainly an honor system at this point.

As for my opinion, an individual scenario can start after its first text box, or at the selection screen if there is none. For campaigns, however, runs should start at least at selecting the campaign's portrait. Inputs are required to select the starting bonus and to skip the story cutscene, so the timer should start before that.

Don't think of resetting as a waste of time; other games go through precise strategies for the most optimal RNG, ex. Pokémon. If the best run starts before the main menu or from a restart on the first scenario, then so be it.

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Forum: Heroes of Might and Magic III

Thread: HD Edition 2015

Started by: Fatal_KingFatal_King

Category is now ready for runs to be submitted to.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Platform Requests / Tagging games to be part of a series / Adjusting game type or game title

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

Hi, could someone link this category to Heroes of Might and Magic III and modify their Game Type? Someone asked for the category and has runs this time.
https://www.speedrun.com/hommii

HoMM III: In-Game Days Category as a Category Extension.
https://www.speedrun.com/hommiii_in_game_days

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Forum: Heroes of Might and Magic III

Thread: Days to win instead of real time?

Started by: woko_kijciwoko_kijci

I've been asked by an admin to remove the In-Game Days category page for inactivity. I'll ask to add it again when some runners have agreed to a ruleset, and then submitted runs.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Platform Requests / Tagging games to be part of a series / Adjusting game type or game title

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

Hi, could someone link this category to Heroes of Might and Magic III and modify their Game Type?
https://www.speedrun.com/hommii

HoMM III: In-Game Days Category as a Category Extension.
https://www.speedrun.com/hommiii_in-game-days

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Forum: Heroes of Might and Magic III

Thread: Days to win instead of real time?

Started by: woko_kijciwoko_kijci

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I'll try again to request a modification page for an In-Game Days leaderboards as a Category Extension. The main leaderboards here would get too cluttered with another category for the same maps and campaigns.

The other issue for ranking runs is whether to use the example provided by @Salut or if using milliseconds is sufficient; example is a run that is 01:15:16.050 for 50 days. I see issues using either method (basically an overflow of 999; can a run be submitted over 1,000 hours?), so I'll leave it up to runners to decide.
We can figure out the ruleset once the page is up.

Oh wait, I'm supposed to create a new webpage and then ask a site moderator to link it to this page. I think this worked differently in the past, which is why I hadn't done it back then.

Ok, the webpage is up. Please post on the stickied thread for a ruleset to agree on.
https://www.speedrun.com/hommiii_in-game-days

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Forum: Heroes of Might and Magic

Thread: Run start/Run end

Started by: Winter_DoggoWinter_Doggo

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Hi, I believe the run should start when 'Okay' is clicked after choosing the campaign. HoMM 2 starts after the 'Campaign' button due to being able to choose which side to start on; HoMM 3 starts before the first map of campaign due to community agreement (as in start the timer where everyone else started), and that ruling isn't that strict anyways.
Though now that I think about it, all cutscenes for both games are (technically) in runs as they require user input to skip. HoMM 1 has none, so it should be fine after the 'Okay' button in the main menu.

I'll update the rules; this game hasn't really been active at all, so I've never thought of this.
And I just noticed there weren't rules written in the first place. Oops.

 

Forum: Heroes of Might and Magic II

Thread: Individual Levels for Leaderboard

Started by: adamdotpngadamdotpng

All set. Small note, the game has it listed as "Magic Three".

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Forum: Heroes of Might and Magic III

Thread: Game cover picture possibility on the Leaderboard?

Started by: Vegard_KristoffersenVegard_Kristoffersen

Currently, each game on speedrun.com only allows for one general box cover and one Japanese cover if applicable. There's no option to apply a cover art for each category.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Platform Requests / Tagging games to be part of a series / Adjusting game type or game title

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

Hi, could someone link these two categories to Heroes of Might and Magic III and modify their Game Types?
https://www.speedrun.com/hommii

HoMM III: Horn of the Abyss as a Modification.
https://www.speedrun.com/hommiii_hota

HoMM III: Custom Maps as a Server/Map.
https://www.speedrun.com/hommiii_custom_maps

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Forum: Heroes of Might and Magic III: Horn of the Abyss

Thread: Individual Levels for Leaderboards

Started by: adamdotpngadamdotpng

If there is a custom map and/or custom campaign you'd like to submit for the Leaderboard and it's not there, please post here so I may update the settings.

 

Forum: Heroes of Might and Magic III: Custom Maps

Thread: Requests for Custom Maps

Started by: adamdotpngadamdotpng

If there is a custom map and/or custom campaign you'd like to submit for the Leaderboard and it's not there, please post here so I may update the settings.

Please leave a note if there are multiple versions of a map/campaign and what version of said map/campaign you are submitting.