MMH5.5 is an unofficial expansion pack for HOMM5 Tribes of the East or HOMM5 Complete and a spiritual successor to the popular WOG modification for HOMM3. The pack will include many new adventure objects, new larger battlefields, new heroes, new classes, new specializations, new skills, new artifacts, new adventure spells, new HD textures and a greatly improved RMG with more than 60 'visualized' Templates. The AI is much more intelligent and calculated much faster. Balance is also greatly improved both for small competitive multiplayer maps as well as crazy XXXL maps with countless epic battles vs Neutrals and AI.

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A new release of Might & Magic: Heroes 5.5 is ready for download! Here follow the release notes with all changes not yet mentioned in previous articles.

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A new version of Might & Magic: Heroes 5.5 is ready for download but as mentioned in my previous article it is currently called beta and Creaturepedia is not yet included. Despite the fact that it is called beta it should have less bugs than any previous versions, since I did fixed many additional bugs in this version and also improved all spell descriptions. Since this is the first version that increases the level cap of heroes to 99, I cannot be 100% confident there are no issues with it, but I did not encounter any issues while playing with it myself, so we’ll see. Most of the balance updates were explained in my previous article, so in these release notes I will primarily discuss new features.

New Creature

The Arcane eagle is a new Academy creature in MMH7 and will now also make its way into MMH55. Quote from MMH7 Lore:

‘In his treatise “On the Nature of the Spirit World”, the great scholar Sar-Aggreth made a tentative classification of Spirits. He noticed that greater Spirits often took the form of majestic birds. It is therefore no surprise that when Wizards of House Anima tried to materialize the most powerful energies of the Plane of Magic, the resulting beings looked like majestic eagles of pure mana.’

The process of summoning elementals with shatter skills is significantly improved and much better connected to Ashan Lore. Also now every faction has its own unique summoned creature, not used by the other factions. So technically every faction has 8 creatures and it is not just elementals anymore. The eagle was added to the game to make this possible and the heroes that had Manticore & Mummy specializations are modified, because now all heroes of those factions will get those creatures. The wolf was moved to sylvan because it fitted there esthetically much better. Fortress now uses air elementals because it is lore wise allowed and complements them much better from gameplay perspective. Haven uses water elementals for same reason (no destructive creatures in faction). The creatures are then divided as follows: Academy (Arcane Eagle), Haven (Water Elemental), Inferno (Fire Elemental), Sylvan (Wolf), Necropolis (Mummy), Dungeon (Manticore), Fortress (Air Elemental), Stronghold (Earth Elemental).

New Duel Mode

In previous versions of MMH5.5, the Duel mode was pretty much broken, since no modifications were made to adjust it to the new class system. In this version, thanks to Skeggy, the Duel mode will be fully restored and will be more balanced than the previous version. Remember you can also play duel mode against the AI, even though it is categorized under multiplayer. Activate auto combat for the army you don’t want to play immediately after the battle starts.

Other Stuff

-Battle animations can be speed up significantly.
-Mapmixer utility was updated, now fixes non-reflective water and fixes to NCF mixing.
-Issue with white water in editor was fixed.
-Reduced brightness of snow textures to prevent eye annoyance.
-Fixed Necropolis mage guild showing wrong icons & visuals.
-Tower Damage has new formula and increases with town level. (Credits: Deflaktor)
-AI aggressiveness was optimized as much as possible within limits of possibility (only applies to offensive AI).
-Added option to disable all in-town artifact merchants in user settings.
-Game credits section was updated.

French Translation

I would like to add an additional notification recently a french translation of the mod was added to the addon section, so currently the mod is translated in russian, polish, french & czech. However the coverage of all those translations will probably drop ~10-15% for this beta release. I will post more useful info for translators on heroescommunity.

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~cHendler~
~cHendler~

Another great update. Keep it up.

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Guest
Guest

Does this mean no rakasha rani/raja? Because those were my favorite units in the game.

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AnthonyJackob
AnthonyJackob

All races now have 8 types of creatures instead of 7. But you can hire only 7 types. The 8th can be received by skills and abilities.

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AnthonyJackob
AnthonyJackob

Ring of life is broken!! If you have two in inventory and 30 knowledge, you resurrect 120% of fallen T1 creatures!!

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mmh55 Author
mmh55

I will check it

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Guest
Guest

What's the motivation to disable gating for succubi mistresses - I guess gating is quite powerful but I'd rather see a percentage change than taking a tier out of the game. Thanks for the great work guys

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mmh55 Author
mmh55

That was unintentional and will be fixed

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Guest
Guest

Hi there, some more thoughts on the Beta

Besides the gating error, we checked on the resource artifacts and they didn't seem to work as described.

There were no additional resources available, tested on different heroes with a single resource artifact and in combination.

AI didn't defend towns (e.g. portaling home) when attacked.

Necromancer is still quite powerful and dark magic spells might still be too cheap, especially raise dead

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mmh55 Author
mmh55

if you don't receive resources, likely installation issue, read FAQ especially under: (multiple possible causes)

necro towns are currently cheaper (gold) than others, this is being worked on.

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Guest
Guest

Hello how you can gather\gain Dragonblood crystal?

Thanks for this amazing work ! <3

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mmh55 Author
mmh55

read description in skillwheel of shatter perks and summoning perks

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