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  1. Archian
    Created by Archian
    Aug 4, 2017

    Greetings community! It's been some time since our last video was uploaded on our YouTube channel.
    But recently Hayate & YetAnotherYouTuber in cooperation with the Hive administration team has finnished the latest addtion to our YouTube channel:

    We encourage you to give us feedback on this video. What would you like the next top 5 video to be about? Let us know in the comments below :D

    Hayate (Video editing)

    YetAnotherYoutuber (Voice and recording)
    Link to YouTube channel: YetAnotherYoutuber

    Download the spells featured in this video:

    Arcane Bomb v1.02
    Frostmyr v1.7
    Arcane Barrage V1.01b
    Aerial Aid v1.01
    Storming Hammers v1.0 - GUI

  2. Ralle
    Created by Ralle
    Jul 15, 2017
    As some of you might know, I slave away making changes to the site and logging them in my changelog. Sometimes these changes are nice and helpful but not worthy of news but sometimes they can be quite significant.
    Today I am happy to announce to you the "Preview Triggers" function. On every map without map protection in the maps and spells section you will find a little link right next to the famous "View Resources In Use" called "Preview Triggers":
    Screenshot 2017-07-15 20.46.13.png
    This shows you a replica of the World Editor's Trigger Editor with all triggers of the map. These triggers can be copy-pasted into [trigger] tags with correct indentation and each trigger also has a link so you can reference it in a post.
    Screenshot 2017-07-15 20.47.14.png
    This will be a useful tool in many situations: when showing examples of how things are made in the World Editor Help Zone, when spell and map moderators take a quick look at the source of a map to form an opinion, when browsing for a spell and looking at how its made before deciding to download it and many more.

    This tool also brought along with it a much more exact specification for the war3map.wtg file format which is big progress for the modding community. Now we are one step closer to knowing everything there is to know about the file formats in maps so we can one day seize control and make our own full alternative World Editor!

    Please post all feedback related to this tool in Site Discussion / Bug Reports. I am very interested in differences between the World Editor and this Trigger Viewer in terms of rendering text. I know there are a few cases where they are not the same. Please help me make it more accurate :).
  3. TriggerHappy
    Created by TriggerHappy
    Jul 7, 2017
    Warcraft 3 Patch 1.28.5 is LIVE
    Link to Patch 1.28.5 battle.net post

    Additionally (not in the patch notes), the
    JASS native is working again.

    Patching seems to be much faster as well, indicating that the launcher no longer re-downloads the entire game.
  4. StoPCampinGn00b
    Created by StoPCampinGn00b
    Jul 3, 2017
    Today, Warcraft III turns 15 years old since it was first released on July 3, 2002.
    Happy Birthday to our favorite game! Click the image for full size :grin:

  5. StoPCampinGn00b
    Created by StoPCampinGn00b
    Jun 30, 2017


    It goes without saying that both ladder and custom game players alike have dreamed of playing other races in WC3. It's been quite some time since we had an altered melee hosted on Hive. Scars of Conflict was the last one, but now we've returned to the genre with a splash. Presenting Warcraft: Ultimate Battle!

    Ultimate Battle is a massive total melee race compilation, perhaps the biggest project of its type, brought to you by @Unregret, @Wa666r, @ZiBitheWand3r3r, with major contributions from other creators. The main map, Raging Stream, allows you to play as one of 4 original races or 14 custom and unique races and counting!

    Each race has their own strategies, differing units, expansive techtrees, exciting heroes, and unique abilities. The aim was for them to be as complete as the main four races, but also to make sure they have their own identity just as the original four. Most of the custom races even have fully functioning AI. But if you prefer playing with and against other players, you can! Thanks to Blizzard's 1.27b patch, you're able to play this over battle.net without any third party tools.

    The series also uses an a plethora of custom resources from Hive authors. Without all the custom models, skins, UI, spells, and icons, the factions wouldn't be able to stand on their own.
    14 Playable Custom Races
    1 Massive Compilation Map
    11 Individual Race Maps
    Fully Functioning AI
    Thousands of Custom Resources
    Unique Strategies

    UB Race 2.jpg
    Join us in making one of the most enjoyable altered
    melee compilations ever to exist on Warcraft 3!

    ub battle.png