I was lucky to pick up HoMM3 when I was a kid. Got many, many hours out of it solo and playing hot-seat with my buddies.
I only discovered years later that HoMM3 is indeed one of the greatest games ever made, and that it still has an active community in CIS region like >>7367
There has never been a proper sequel to HoMM3, since all the actual sequels are Ubisoft garbage. It's not that the IP is valuable... it's turbo-generic fantasy, who cares. What we really need is a spiritual
sequel to HoMM3, which could totally be achieved by a competent indie studio. I'm somewhat surprised and disappointed that it hasn't happened yet.
Also Tower best town, fite me.