Might & Magic Heroes Onlineby Aethyna May 6, 2016 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Help the dragon knights to settle the border dispute between factions and find out the truth behind the increased demonic activity within the realm in this spin-off from the hugely popular, Might & Magic franchise, Might & Magic Heroes Online... an MMO RPG/ Turn-based strategy game like no other! Try it now! Play Now Similar Games Played
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Help the dragon knights to settle the border dispute between factions and find out the truth behind the increased demonic activity within the realm in this spin-off from the hugely popular, Might & Magic franchise, Might & Magic Heroes Online! An MMO RPG/ Turn-based strategy game like no other, this game brings you into the intricate world of war and despair. Pick a faction and head straight into battle in hopes of finally attaining peace. Help the local villagers with their plights, participate in challenging arena fights with other heroes, and have fun managing your own city. If you love Might & Magic or you would like to experience a browser MMO that is rather unique, Might & Magic Heroes Online is definitely the game to go to!
The time to sit back and watch things play out is in the past – it’s now the time to act! Being a hero of your faction, you’ll need to get your hands dirty and to settle the border dispute between both empires so that peace can prevail once again. However, there’s a tiny matter of your faction’s missing diplomat, Albin, who was sent to Falcon’s Reach, a known stronghold of the Necropolis.
To add more oil to the fire, demons have also recently become bolder and have invaded several border cities/ town as well. You’ll also need to learn more about who’s behind the attacks and invasions.
Each part of the story in Might & Magic Heroes Online is separated into chapters, and of course, this story may turn out differently if you’ve chosen to side with the Necropolis instead.
Might & Magic Heroes Online only has 1 server available at the moment, so you can’t really create more than 1 character, unlike other casual browser MMORPGs where you can create 1 new character per server. That’s all good though since the game only has 2 factions, with each faction offering 2 classes of heroes for you to choose from. The factions, Haven, the disciples of the Elrath, the Dragon of Light, and Necropolis, the followers of the Spider Queen and wielders of necromancy, do not provide a faction bonus to you regardless of your decision, though how you’ll experience the game (especially the storyline) will be obviously different, depending on the faction you choose.
For classes, you can pick between playing as a Knight or a Cleric of Haven, or you could go with being a Death Knight or Necromancer of the Necropolis. Once you’re done, you can then customize your character, somewhat. You can pick a portrait and color you like out of 3 choices as well as your character’s gender. Admittedly, everything’s – the character creation and customization, I mean - seem a bit too simple for an MMO game, but well, the game compensates by providing a rather unique and very interesting gameplay.
Similar to its simple point-and-click controls, the combat system in Might & Magic Heroes Online is pretty straightforward and easy to comprehend too. The only difference is that the strategy-based combat will require you to plan ahead. To enter into battle, you can simply left click on any opponents you encounter and simply choose to attack. However, you should definitely keep an eye on the threat level displayed – easy, average, hard or boss. You wouldn’t want to accidentally take on monsters that are too tough for you to kill. You definitely don’t want to send your troops to the slaughter as they can be pretty costly to recruit.
Battles in this game play out in a turn-based manner. Each “stack” of units will be assigned a turn and the order of the turns are listed based on their Initiative level. Naturally, slower creatures like golems and animated trees will be given a chance to perform an action much later in a battle as compared to a faster creature like wolves. Each unit will be able to move and attack once in every turn, but how many steps they can take depends on their Initiative as well.
Heroes however always start the battle first. Interestingly, heroes in Might & Magic Heroes Online cannot be attacked, but can still attack from the sidelines. Depending on the class you choose, each heroes will have their own inherent class ability that will give them an advantage, when used correctly, in the game. For example, the casters, namely the Cleric and the Necromancer, will be able to perform twice as many actions in a round.
Heroes also have their own set of active abilities that you can invest your ability points into. There are 6 schools of abilities in this game and it’s entirely up to you which schools you’d like to put your points in. You can even put a point in all the schools if you like. Ability points in turn can be earned by leveling up. Once selected, you can add your abilities into your quick bar and use it during a battle to either call down devastation upon your foes or to buff up your own troops.
Let’s not forget about hero equipments that you can get by purchasing from the town’s traders or by winning it from a victorious battle (if you’re lucky). Equipments can even be augmented by adding runestones to them to boost up their damage and subsequently, your army’s Battle Power.
Similar to most turn-based strategy games, your units in Might & Magic Heroes Online can perform special attacks depending on their positioning. For instance, by moving your units to the back of an enemy before attacking, you’ll gain a backstabbing bonus that drastically boosts up the damage dealt. There is also a flanking bonus for attacking an enemy from the side. Your units can also retaliate if they suffered a damaging melee blow from an enemy that is right beside them. You should also take note that in this game, line of sight works perfectly. This means that your sentinels may accidentally block your archers from shooting at the enemy.
Although battles can generally be won along, you could also enable the “Co-op request” prior to entering combat, so other players can join you and help you out if they wish. After all, having more allies on your side is never a bad thing. If somehow you’re suffering too much losses and would like to cut them to save the troops you have remained, you can order your troops to retreat. But of course, once you’ve recuperated and re-amassed your army, you can attempt the battle again.
As combat in Might & Magic Heroes Online involves troops, recruiting enough of them and making sure that they are well-prepared for the battlefield are very important. There are 3 types of units, namely Core, Elite and Champion. There’s a limit as to how many units you can enlist and this limit can be increased by upgrading their respective training facilities, like the barracks and the loophole tower. Similar to heroes to some extent, your troops will also have their own special active abilities that you can use in combat, but their abilities are quite limited as compared to your hero’s.
Talking about facilities, in Might & Magic Heroes Online, you can actally set up your very own base of operations where you can harvest resources from your production facilities, recruit more troops and raise money. After all, armies are costly, food seldom comes free, and weapons often break! You can also place certain buildings in your town that provides passive benefits to you or your troops as well. To build, you simply need to click the “Add Building Here”. Ran out of building slots? Well, you can upgrade your Town Hall to get more. The only downside is that resources can be pretty hard to come by, and construction permits, which you’ll need to upgrade any structure, can be really hard to get.
The only “easy” way to get construction permits is by engaging in the game’s PvP arena that is unlocked for you at level 5. Each victory you get against another player will reward you with battle points that will advance your battle rank, and hence your position on the rank ladder, as well as prestige points, which you can then spend to buy construction permits. There are also other stuff you can buy at the PvP shop too, mainly pets and attires (cosmetics).
Aside from the in-game chat option, guilds are pretty important in adding value to the game in Might & Magic Heroes Online. Anyone can create their own guild since it is free for you to establish a guild, but you won’t get access to any of your guild function until you’ve completed the restoration of your guild headquarters in your Guild Province. Members of a guild can interact with each other more easily through guild mails and chat, so it’s a lot easier for you to find willing players to go fight a certain difficult boss with you.
Started with soft and very melodious epic music that inspires a heroic feeling in you, Might & Magic Heroes Online changes the music its broadcasts through your headphones or speakers to fit the atmosphere of the game, and that is something that the game manages to nail perfectly on the head. The graphics in this game look awesome for a browser game, but they are still incomparable to the non-MMO version of the other games in the series.
To sum up, Might & Magic Heroes Online is a very entertaining MMO RPG/ turn-based strategy game that provides sufficient strategic challenge to its players, and yet, manages to stand out in the quite oversaturated free-to-play MMO market with its very intriguing storyline and the fun gameplay. If you love Might & Magic or you would like to experience a browser MMO that is rather unique, Might & Magic Heroes Online is definitely the game to go to!