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  1. Frotty
    Created by Frotty
    Mar 23, 2018
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    1.29 AND PTR


    The wurst team is excited and curious to see what the new PTR changes will mean for the wc3 modding community. We are anticipating the release to the stable battle.net realms, and will add support to the wurst toolchain as soon as possible.

    At this time, we do not plan to have a separate branch to support PTR installs. However, if the classic team continues to make extensive use of the testing realm, we may consider that option in the future.

    We are actively thinking about what the PTR changes will mean for us and how it should affect 2018's timeline. For example, now that 24-player maps are coming, we will prioritize support for editing map player metadata from vscode.

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    24 unique player-colors, in wurst!


    UPDATES


    We are quite a bit late with our blog post this month, as there were no major updates to present and we were focusing on quality work as well as keeping an eye on Wurst's stability. That being said, in march we revamped the lambda syntax for more flexibility and cleaner code. Additionally we again have received a number of contributions from the community.

    • Type inference plus new block handling for lambda expressions and closures
    • We resolved several opened issues (#44, #45, #48) and merged 7 pull requests (#47, #49, #50, #51, #51, #54, #55, #56) for the standard library.
    • The Wurst Setup received several stability updates and we are working on further integration with the wurst tool suite.

  2. StoPCampinGn00b
    Created by StoPCampinGn00b
    Mar 15, 2018
    Patch 1.29 PTR Update


    Hey everyone! As most of you guys know, Patch 1.29 is still in the public testing phase. For those who don't, the thread detailing the insane changes (24 players supports, tons of new natives, balance changes, world editor limits raised, true widescreen, etc) is here: Warcraft III - Patch 1.29 PTR
    You will also find the download link linked on that thread.

    Today comes with a significant update that comes with many bug-fixes, but other changes and adjustments were made to the melee and modding scenes as well.

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    • Camera reset to 1.28 height
    • Team colors revision v2. Props to @Erkan for setting us on the path (Erkan's post on the Hive color thread)

    BUG FIXES
    • Korean client crash resolved
    • Custom hotkeys no longer unbind Esc
    • Matchmaking now starts when using community maps
    • Alchemist's Healing Spray now self-heals
    • Various missing textures located
    • Queueing actions behaves correctly
    • Thanks to @TriggerHappy for the test map

    KNOWN ISSUES
    • Selecting LAN in Asian locales crashes the client
    • Esc on Mac has a chance to close the client
    • Opening a scoreboard will temporarily freeze the game during a multiplayer match
    • TriggerAddCondition() now requires you to add (Condition()) around the "function
    funcname"
    • Constant native DecPlayerTechResearched not working
    • The GUI equivalent for SetAbilityOnIcon and GetAbilityOnIcon have invalid parameters
    causing the editor to throw errors
    • World Editor crashes with bad IF statement syntax
    • Cannot set research to a lower level using SetPlayerTechResearched
    • DecPlayerTechResearched causes SetPlayerTechResearched to set level at a lower value
    • PlaySpecialEffect and PlaySpecialEffectWithTimeScale are not working correctly
    • The Italian client is missing menus

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    • Ladder maps cleansed of sneaky tower locations near starting mines
    • Blademaster, Shadow Hunter, Dreadlord, Demon Hunter, and Priestess of the Moon have been adjusted.

    BALANCE CHANGES DETAILS
    Blademaster
    • Mirror Image
    • Decreased Mana cost (all levels) from 115 to 100

    Shadow Hunter
    • Serpent Wards: Increase damage and Increase HP
    • Level 1: Increase damage from 11-13 to 14 to 16; Increase HP from 75 to 90
    • Level 2: Increase damage from 23-26 to 27-30; Increase HP from 135 to 165
    • Level 3: Increase damage from 41-45 to 48 to 52; Increase HP from 135 to 200

    Dread Lord
    • Carrion Swarm: (Buff) Mana Cost (all levels) 110 → 100
    • Max Damage Increase:
    • Level 1: 300 Dmg to 400 Dmg
    • Level 2: 600 Dmg to 700 Dmg
    • Level 3: 1000 Dmg 1200 Dmg

    Demon Hunter
    • Mana Burn: (Nerf) Mana cost increase from 50 to 60

    Priestess of the Moon
    • Attack Speed (cool down): (Buff) change default from 2.46 to 2.33
    • Scout: (Buff) Mana cost reduction and increase movement speed
    • Level 1: Reduce mana cost from 100 to 50; Increase movement speed from 270
    to 300
    • Level 2: Reduce mana cost from 75 to 50

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    • World Editor limits raised for reals
    Neutral Units - 2,048
    • Neutral Buildings - 384
    • Player Units - 4,320
    • Player Buildings - 2,400
    • Items - 1,024





    And that's all! 1.29 looks to be one step closer to its full release. Please test the new PTR version and help provide feedback either on our forums or Blizzard's forums.

    Link to Blizzard patch notes: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20761878126
  3. Wareditor
    Created by Wareditor
    Mar 8, 2018
    UNVEILING THE NEW MAJOR SUNKEN CITY UPDATE
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    Version 2.4.1 for Sunken City is out and it brings an immense amount of changes to the already legendary map. This version has been in development since August of 2017, which makes it the biggest update ever made for Sunken City. Spasmaster has once again outdone himself, the new changes are more than exciting!


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    The primary goal for this version was to improve the design of each hero by providing new customisation paths for the players via changes to the kits of the heroes and their talents, while also adding 2 new talents.

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    New Warlock and Tinker Talents

    Every single hero has received some a degree of changes to their abilities, while with some heroes new spells and tools got introduced. Additionally, heroes like the Warlock and the Warrior got a visual update with new top-quality models created by Tauer The biggest update of all is the one for the Necromancer hero, who got a complete rework, including an amazing new model specifically created for Sunken City by Proxy and Nightmare! Big thanks to them!


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    New shop items got implemented while many others have received changes or improvements. The ESC Stats Menu got updated with two new stats for the players to choose from. The 'Mastery' and 'Pet Damage' stats got introduced, allowing many heroes additional customisation options they didn't have before.

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    The 'Mastery' and 'Pet Damage' stats are now available to be increased in the stats menu

    These changes, combined with the changes to hero kits were all done with the intent of providing more build flexibility for the player, making each playthrough more interesting.


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    During the development of all the above mentioned features, many other changes sneaked in, such as:
    • Glyph changes
    • System improvements
    • Changes to several boss fights
    • New droppable items got added to the loot tables
    • Bugfixes
    • And even more - see the full list of changes in the Latest Changelog.





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    Many hours of work went into this version and we hope everyone will enjoy this update! Special thanks to my fellow testers from the Discord server who spent many hours themselves to help me bring this version to life.

    You can download the version below and if you wish to play with us you can join our Discord server where all Sunken City players gather together and organize games. See you there!


  4. Wareditor
    Created by Wareditor
    Mar 2, 2018


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    Let the Warcraft universe feel the power of The Hive
    and send our fellow brothers into the battle of storm, earth and fire.
    Shape a new son, give him the right looks and arm him
    with a unique spell to rule the battlefield for our good!
    Heed my call!



    brought to you by
    @Hayate and @YetAnotherYoutuber



    9 th Hero Contest on Hive
    7 Contest Submissions
    3 Sections Involved
    1 Amazing video


    This video was made to showcase the incredible creations of our users
    made for the Hive Member - Team Contest (Hero Contest #9)

    RESULTS OF THE HIVE MEMBER - TEAM CONTEST
  5. Wareditor
    Created by Wareditor
    Feb 27, 2018
    You're Invited - Warcraft III Invitational!

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    Blizzard's Statement:

    Over 15 years since the release of Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III has a new major patch coming and your favorite players are throwing the first Warcraft III Invitational to celebrate it!

    Hosted by casters Neo and Remo of Back2Warcraft, join us on February 27 and February 28 on Twitch for a slew of special events, including Free-for-All, 4v4’s, and other friendly competitions. Well-known Warcraft III competitors from around the world will be getting together live at Blizzard HQ to showcase their talents in friendly competition!

    We love and continue to support our Warcraft III community, and we’re excited to see classic competitors like Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen, Park “Lyn” Joon, and Kim “ReMinD” Sung Sik try out all the new PTR changes for themselves—including balance adjustments to many heroes, 16:9 widescreen support, and more – all playable now on the PTR!

    Be sure to tune in for your own sneak peek and check out our PTR patch notes for more information.



    Attendees:
    • Neo [Observer] Germany
    • Remo [Observer] Germany
    • Happy [Undead] Russia
    • Foggy [Night Elf] Ukraine
    • HawK [Human] Russia
    • Effect [Human] Sweden
    • ReMinD [Night Elf] South Korea
    • Lyn [Orc] South Korea
    • FoCuS [Orc] South Korea
    • LawLiet [Night Elf] South Korea
    • Grubby [Orc] Netherlands
    • MaDFroG [Undead] Sweden
    • Insomnia [Human] Bulgaria
    • Tak3r [Orc] Germany

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    Remo & Neo

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    Tak3r, Insomnia, MaDFroG and Grubby

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    Effect, HawK, Happy and Foggy

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    ReMinD, Lyn, LawLiet and FoCuS



    EDIT:
    The invitational has concluded and was a massive success!
    You can find replays and highlights of the event here: Blizzard Warcraft3 Invitational 2018 - YouTube





    Sources:
    [War III] You're Invited - Warcraft III Invitational!
    Warcraft 3 Invitational: Patch 1.29 Tournament by RehcraM