Xfing wrote:Dunno man, you see a roast and I see a person getting needlessly hostile I get it that you're passionate about the project but come on.
Our own personalities, our own eyes.
That´s why we have the Unlocker in the 1st place: expanding the game into directions devs would never wish to go that only ones that wish to have some more fun with the game, lore-breaking or not, would get (which, frankly, I am because I´ve been playing the "vanilla" version of it for almost one half of my total lifetime - and with that, I mean all 3 Enroth-based MM games). I find it kind of funny that you˙d have questions about lore validity of different Lich, Vampire, Zombie and Skeleton versions in those games, yet no questions (as it seems right now) about pretty lore-regarded weird stuff happening in other games of the franchise, like the aforementioned Skeleton Transformer of both Heroes II (does it even have it?) and III, which I get because well, Heroes games are strategic and thus making more different sprites would just clutter it up ... and yet it still makes the lore of Heroes games pretty weird, since well, I didn˙t know different humanoids (Minotaurs, Goblins, Gnolls, Lizardmen, Trolls and whatnot) all become human skeletons after exiting the Skeleton Transformer.
To my knowledge, Heroes games also don´t have some specific monsters that appear only in MM VIII as well like Crystal Guardians, Fears (basically evolved Ooze from MM VI), Ether Champions and whatnot ... and as I said, Jadame (MM VIII) is a blind spot of the lore with Dark Elves and Dwarves being native to it (as well as Undead Dragons), thus I can imagine much more weird ("lore-breaking") stuff happening there ... and just to finish this, MM games are more meant to be directed towards the individuals, not the crowd, as we do have only 4-5 adventurers to play as, which is basically the same thing as trees-forest comparison: MM games are "trees", Heroes games are "forest".
Sorry about the rambling there, hopefully you can read through it. Just putting out arguments on why I personally think stuff that are considered "lore-breaking" are alright with me. And yes, I find it ironic that you´d use a Forge unit as your avatar, yet Forge was that one thing that got scrapped from Heroes III due to it being "lore-breaking". Still awesome unit there, Mecha-Zombie?