Majesty 2 - Heroes
"Brave Sir Robin ran away!
Ran away, ran away!"
The heroes of Majesty 2 cover all the major character classes typical of a fantasy genre. Currently there are 13 classes – Warriors, Mages, Rogues, Priestesses, Paladins, and many others.
In Majesty 2, heroes look to make as much money as they can. Many are willing to take mortal risks, and some end up paying the ultimate price in service to their King (or in service to their greed, as the case may be).
The behavior of a hero depends upon their inner character, the nature of which depends greatly on his or her class. Heroes spend their time differently, and respond to flags differently, just as they behave differently in battle. For example, Rogues respond more eagerly to flags, because they are greedier than other classes. But Rogues are a cautious lot, and so are also the first to flee from the battlefield. You should also know that while the behavior of your heroes will change as they advance in levels, their underlying nature remains the same. Thus, as a Warrior becomes stronger, he becomes braver as well.
In the process of their heroic work, your heroes gather experience and level up, acquiring new abilities or improving those they already have. The process of upgrading heroes is automatic – the player does not control it. The task for the player, rather, is to supply the heroes with all they need for their speedy development and protection: armour, weapons, spells, potions for restoring life and mana, encouragement and reward.
The number of levels is unlimited, but the development of a hero’s skills is bound to a number of initial levels. Through the game interface, players are able to bring up information about the attributes of their heroes: their level, skills, weapons, any objects in their possession that may influence these parameters (rings, for example), and so on.
All equipment, including armour, weapons, and clothes, is displayed on them, so your characters look diverse and have individual personalities. In addition, the hero’s level also influences their appearance – so your hero changes his or her appearance with each level. Most of the heroes in Majesty 2 will not pass from mission to mission, but after each mission the King (the player) will choose one hero to title as Lord, who can be then be hired in later missions.
"Getting killed made me feel alive for the very first time"
In the case of a hero’s untimely death, a grave is left where he or she died. The grave exists for some time during which the hero can be resurrected by a special but not terribly expensive spell. The grave might also be robbed by Rogue, and if this happens, the resurrected hero will appear with empty pockets. However, the hero always resurrects with a complete inventory, all weapons and armour. Only money can be stolen from a grave.
If the hero is not resurrected shortly after death, the grave is moved to the graveyard, where the hero can also be resurrected, but at considerably greater expense. You don’t have to build the graveyard – it will appear near the town by itself after the deaths of several heroes. Be warned that the graveyard also spawns undead who will attack the town: and the more graves in the graveyard, the more zombies will emerge.
Graves are also left wherever strong monsters die. Their graves can also be robbed by any characters who have the ability to steal.
"Death is on your heels, baby. And sooner or later, it's gonna catch you. And part of you wants it. Not only to stop the fear and uncertainty, but because you're just a little bit in love with it."