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Konstantin Fomenko
06-03-2009, 12:23 PM
I figured I`ll take the advantage of this new forum and beat Alex to the punch line:) (hope you don`t mind)

DoF Heaven just posted a great new showcase covering the 5 cut races.
http://www.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=51,21,,10

Check it out!

Few things I want to add - we`ll do out best to make sure most of the cut races are available in some way in MMORTS - be it fighting 2-3 unit types of Dwarfs or Dragons when moving your army through their home regions, or being able to recruit some of these units as mercenary troops.

We plan to continue adding more unique units post-release and you can expect to see more of the "forgotten" races.

And when it comes to expansion pack/DoF 2 - Dragons will be given a first priority as a full playable race, followed by Dwarfs.

Alex Walz
06-03-2009, 12:50 PM
Thanks for posting this. Nice forum too. :)

Nice to know the forgotten races won't be... forgotten. :p
If you add a Maakvir unit, even just as a simple editor unit, I'd be sure to make a campaign focused around it. Would make for some nice DLC packs too.

The Witch King of Angmar
06-03-2009, 06:30 PM
Wow, those screens were fantastic! Nice job DoFH!

Generation
06-03-2009, 09:15 PM
Not the minotaur? QQ i never heard of a race called minotaur before

LiTos456
06-03-2009, 10:27 PM
They're mythical creature, commonly seen in greek myths.

crex719
06-03-2009, 10:27 PM
Great work! As for the Dwarves, well I might eventually leave the Men bandwagon for the Dwarves. They have great potential.

OrcSlayer
06-04-2009, 12:47 AM
All races are futile before the armys of elves! But great showcase

The Witch King of Angmar
06-04-2009, 04:50 AM
I'd still stick with Men over elves I think.

Puppeteer
06-04-2009, 10:56 AM
Ah, the mysterious Undead. Nice showcase!

Kire
06-04-2009, 01:30 PM
Reading this new races makes humans even more boring =). They should really get something special (not just medieval structures which most ppl like because of that) or they have something and that i just dont know of it?

Ryan Zelazny
06-04-2009, 01:39 PM
Ah, the mysterious Undead. Nice showcase!

There actually were Undead concepts done and a storyline written. However Konstantin wouldn't recall this as Undead were cut before him joining the team. I will have to try and dig up and see if I have some of that still. A funny tidbit about the undead, they weren't cut due to lack of interest, difficulty, or funding. We cut Undead because at the time Warcraft 3 was new and we considered them a competitor, so we wanted to separate ourselves from them to make DoF look more original. We didn't anticipate it would take another 7 years to finish the game

Maakvir were the Undead replacements that we threw in to be original, balancing issues as stated in the article were the reason for the cut, because we didn't want to have to commit to putting in large water bodies in each map to accommodate them, as well as it would very easy for players to find their bases; find the lake, you find the Maakvir.

Alex Walz
06-04-2009, 02:05 PM
Interesting, I thought the Undead were thought up later.
Looking forward to seeing them. :)

OrcSlayer
06-04-2009, 02:44 PM
The maakvir could build buildings on land and water and all units exel at swimming and have a bonus in water while on land they are weaker but they can train units that lose there water skills and land penalty

Grizzlez
06-04-2009, 03:33 PM
Minotaurs FTW! Brute force for me any day.

Generation
06-04-2009, 05:29 PM
I was saying minotaurs as a race in a game a race aka that is playable like the elves

Kire
06-04-2009, 10:32 PM
I see minotaurs as warcraft taurens (those cows =P)

The_Biz
06-04-2009, 10:45 PM
if some units are part of MMORTS... then could they part of the scenario editor?

nickson104
06-05-2009, 04:56 AM
I reckon that if any of the races should be re-implemented (other than dragons:)) then it should be minotaurs!! minotaurs are awesome! :)

Kire
06-05-2009, 09:00 AM
What about magic race in DoF2? =(

Alex Walz
06-05-2009, 09:18 AM
Well all DoF races use magic. Some more than others, like the Elves are more into magic than the men. And the Undead would have really relied on magic.

if some units are part of MMORTS... then could they part of the scenario editor?
I don't see why they wouldn't be. Probably all game units plus maybe some cheat and scrapped units will be in the editor.

BraveHeart
11-29-2010, 12:52 PM
Next to the units of both dwarf and dragon kind im really eager to see their building especially those of Dwarves since their the great fathers of massive buildings and stoneworking my mind's full on epic walls and huge ballista's mounting them. Would love to see them ride huge battle rams or sort of rhino's.

Greetz Brave

brittenman
12-03-2010, 03:57 PM
I would always choose the elves though :D Elves FTW !

andyf91
12-07-2010, 08:32 AM
i would really like to see some more races than just human/elf/orcs. and hopefully some races that haven't been used to much in Lotr, WoW ect

Vasito
12-17-2010, 12:54 PM
The thread is deleted:( what where the 5 races?

Alex Walz
12-17-2010, 01:12 PM
http://dof.heavengames.com/info/factions/forgotten

Vasito
12-17-2010, 01:49 PM
LoL undead! That souds awesome. Add them in an expansion with the dwarfs:D

Hans
01-19-2011, 01:20 AM
Plz Release first the game before talking about new races ! XD

Manasky
01-19-2011, 08:23 AM
I liked your idea of having eight distinctive races, since I love having many factions to choose from in a strategy game, but I can imagine all the extra work!

cryonso
01-19-2011, 11:47 AM
Yes more races!!

I have waited a long time for them

LiTos456
01-19-2011, 02:25 PM
Read the title people, these aren't new races. They're old cancelled races and it's an old article discussing the subject just for the interest.

And stop bumping old threads please.

Lightchef
02-02-2011, 03:57 PM
Can't watch the link, is the site down?

Noel Bohac
02-04-2011, 04:00 PM
Can't watch the link, is the site down?


the link info was removed, probably because sence that time, a ton has changed the guild disbanded for at the time the game was delayed but now on track. IE see original post date 06-03-2009, 01:23 PM .. our videos for instance are from that time, allot has changed ;)

Look to the forums more rescent threads and a good amount of info is coming to you guys soon! No worrries :) As far as finding a good guild/alliance, we have no doubt many will be starting to form during the beta phase so start looking for that soon as well.

The3Kingdoms
02-26-2012, 10:48 AM
I dont think these 5 races should be considered forgotten. When really any of them 5 plus maybe even more races could be added in a near to far expansion of this game. Who knows maybe Dawn of Fantasy will flop or maybe it will get very popular and the dev. can make an Improved Dawn of Fantasy 2 with lots of Races and have advertisements this time around so GameStop can have like an Midnight event or something... hahaha I know I know, that last will never happen, but a man that loves DoF can dream right. :cool:

Konstantin Fomenko
02-26-2012, 12:09 PM
Our plans so far go as far as to include Dragons and Dwarves as fully playable races - but of-course this will depend on how popular DoF is around the summer time. So far though things seem to be on track:)

GPS51
02-26-2012, 12:13 PM
I will fight tooth, claw and wing to see the dragons and dwarves included as playable full races! /me starts rally cry "we want the dragons, we want the dwarves!" (sides I want to test them out first ;) )

kalinin920
02-26-2012, 09:25 PM
I'm hesitant to see how the dragons pan out, as I fear they may just end up being super elves in that they are even fewer in number but higher in power (read: overpowered). Same thing with dwarves, as the current faction balance seems to be numbers vs strength with orcs > humans > elves. If that makes sense?

buddhist23
06-11-2012, 06:43 PM
i'd rather not have the dragons as a race..they seem better off as mercs.