HoMM4, as I've said, has changed the world. Old world was destroyed because there was quite a few story errors or incosistences (sp?) so they wanted to started anew. HoMM4 vanilla campaign has the best campaigns from HoMM games to date, yet there was not much known about the world. Nival could easily expand on that - set the story into yet unknown parts of the Axeoth (that was its name, wasn't it?) and even make some references to known events, like Emilia's or Lysander's kingdom, something about pirates connected to Tawni Balfour, or whatever they fancied. Instead of that we got a generic fantasy world with we-are-not-Christian Haven, let's-burn-and-destroy-everything Inferno, BDSM Dark Elves, HoMM3-copypasta Wizards, etc. Also: Gryffin eternal!!!111!!ELEVEN!