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bhitrock
07-17-2018, 10:58 AM
Finally, after years of exploitation, minions find a spark of light carving through the dark cave of their lives. They were, and still are, laughed by, thrown around, killed ten at a time by raiders spamming their AOE attack, without any possibility to fight back. Doomed to short lives, perishing slowly killed by other minions, or by enemy heroes and their catapults, fire bombs and other cruel killing machines (and sometimes, even their teammates); and meanwhile, no one cares about them. No one thanks them for fighting the great battle on the main objective. No one recognizes their usefulness. Maybe because they haven't got any.
But in October, the time will come to raise from their ashes and fight real battles, really helping their teammates and even killing enemy heroes. The S.M.U.R.F. (Society for Minions' Usefulness, Rights and Freedom) achieved its first victory in the Breach mode (that will be released the 16th October), of which we got a preview some days ago; because in that mode minions, equipped with pavese shields and spears, will fight their way trough the battlefield with decent amounts of health and damage output, killing enemies by outnumbering them or anyway providing substantial help to their teammates.
This is the first step in a path that will lead us to a future where minions won't be mocked and slaughtered like krill in the mouth of a wale.

Thanks to everybody who contributed to accomplish this great goal. The fight is not over yet, but if we all put even a little effort in this, there's no way that this world can't become a better place.

Illyrian_King
07-17-2018, 12:26 PM
I have waited for this sooo long 😎

It was always so boring having them only as decoration and not as an actually mattering part of gameplay.

Wes8504
07-17-2018, 05:21 PM
I did enjoy the Halloween event where the minions were actually buffed a bit and death by minions was actually a very real possibility. Ubi, can we bring an event like that back again?

UbiJurassic
07-17-2018, 09:48 PM
I did enjoy the Halloween event where the minions were actually buffed a bit and death by minions was actually a very real possibility. Ubi, can we bring an event like that back again?

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bhitrock
10-16-2018, 04:01 PM
Greetings fellow players!
I'm glad to announce you another victory for the S.M.U.R.F.!
We saw it in the latest patch notes that will come to the live game today with Marching Fire's release (Here's a link to them: https://forhonor.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/news-community/152-336363-16/patch-2010)
With this patch, we see not just the introduction of a new minion tipe, the spearman, with higher health and damage, but also a straight-away buff for the soldiers who, while keeping their low health and damage, will now be able to interrupt executions and revives.
This is a great step not only because they will finally stop frustratingly trying to hit enemies executing their allies without being able to do anything, but also because they will earn the gratefulness of their own heroes by stopping the enemies form executing them, allowing another ally to revive them.This will eventually lead to a situation where minions will be thanked and considered useful from their teammates, and they will get the respect they deserve as feared enemies and precious allies.
They will rise in freedom and fight alongside their heroes, for those changes are only a harbinger of a new era.

Illyrian_King
10-16-2018, 05:12 PM
I can hear thousands of tiny hands clapping ^^

Hopefully we see more in the future!

CRIMS0NM0NKEY
10-16-2018, 07:06 PM
Finally, after years of exploitation, minions find a spark of light carving through the dark cave of their lives. They were, and still are, laughed by, thrown around, killed ten at a time by raiders spamming their AOE attack, without any possibility to fight back. Doomed to short lives, perishing slowly killed by other minions, or by enemy heroes and their catapults, fire bombs and other cruel killing machines (and sometimes, even their teammates); and meanwhile, no one cares about them. No one thanks them for fighting the great battle on the main objective. No one recognizes their usefulness. Maybe because they haven't got any.
But in October, the time will come to raise from their ashes and fight real battles, really helping their teammates and even killing enemy heroes. The S.M.U.R.F. (Society for Minions' Usefulness, Rights and Freedom) achieved its first victory in the Breach mode (that will be released the 16th October), of which we got a preview some days ago; because in that mode minions, equipped with pavese shields and spears, will fight their way trough the battlefield with decent amounts of health and damage output, killing enemies by outnumbering them or anyway providing substantial help to their teammates.
This is the first step in a path that will lead us to a future where minions won't be mocked and slaughtered like krill in the mouth of a wale.

Thanks to everybody who contributed to accomplish this great goal. The fight is not over yet, but if we all put even a little effort in this, there's no way that this world can't become a better place.

-I approve this message.
Hermione Granger for Wizardsí Council of Great Britain
(founder of S. P. E. W. and supporter of S.M.U.R.F.)