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⚙️Warcraft III: Reforged 1.36.2.21100 PTR 2 Patch Notes

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Blizzard said:

Changelog​

Added / Modified Changes

Bugfixes


  • Fixed an issue where ping was displaying incorrectly in the custom game list
Human

  • Arcane Tower hero feedback reduced from 16 to 14
  • Knights and Saundering Blades no longer require Lumber Mill to build
  • Saundering Blades upgrade cost increased from 100/100 to 100/175
  • Polymorph Hero duration reduced from 3 to 1.5 seconds
Orc

  • Troll Headhunter base damage reduced from 22 to 21
  • Healing Wards mana cost reduced from 200 to 150
  • Tauren build time increased from 39 to 44 seconds
  • Tauren base Pulverized damage reduced from 20 to 15
Night Elf

  • Priestess of The Moon Searing Arrow damaged changed to 10/24/40 to 12/24/48 (10/20/30)
  • Priestess of The Moon Starfall duration duration reduced from 45 to 30
  • Priestess of The Moon Starfall damage increased from 50 to 60 per wave
  • Keeper of the Grove Force of Nature mana cost reduced from 100 to 85
  • Moon Well Regeneration increased from 1.35 to 1.45
  • Well Spring regeneration mana bonus reduced from 125 to 100
  • Mountain Giant food reduction reverted (6 back to 7)
Undead

  • Nerubian Tower Damage type changed from Melee to Piercing
  • Frost Nova slow duration reduced from 4/6/8 to 4/5/6 (units only - heroes remain unchanged)
  • Cryptlord Imaple mana cost reduced from 100 to 90
  • Death and Decay mana cost reduced from 250 to 200
  • Ghoul Frenzy research time increased from 45 to 60 seconds
  • Web upgrade cost reduced from 150/150 to 100/100
  • Boneyard cost reduced from 175/200 to 150/200
  • Wand of Negation charges reduced from 3 to 2
  • Wand of Negation costs reduced from 200 to 150
  • Curse Duration reduced from 120/60 to 60/30
Neutral

  • Naga Mana Shield activation cost reduced from 25 to 10
  • Firelord Soulburn damage reduction increased from -50% to -75%
  • Firelord Soulburn hero duration increased from 7/8/9 to 8/9/10
Items

  • Ank of Reincarnation delay reduced from 7 to 5 seconds
  • Glove of Haste attack speed increased from 15% to 20%
Creeps

  • Sleep no longer targets heroes
  • Sleep duration reduced from 10 to 8
  • Sleep cooldown increased from 6 to 10 seconds
  • Sleep cost reduced from 125 to 100
  • Dark Troll High Priest now has Abolish Magic
  • Enforcer and Bandit Lord no longer have Shadow Meld and will sleep at night
  • Blood Wizard can now sleep
  • Enforcer HP increased from 500 to 600
  • Rune of Speed duration reduced from 60 to 20 seconds
  • Infernal Contraption move speed increased from 180 to 200
  • Infernal Juggernaut move speed increased from 180 to 200
  • Infernal Machine move speed increased from 180 to 200

Master Changelog​

Human

  • Polymorph can now target Heroes (1.5 second duration)
  • Arcane Tower hero feedback reduced from 16 to 14
  • Knights and Saundering Blades no longer require Lumber Mill to build
  • Sundering Blades now requires an upgrade again
  • Sundering Blades upgrade cost increased from 100/100 to 100/175
Orc

  • Tauren now are available at Tier 2 (pulverized still requires tier 3)
  • Tauren build time increased from 39 to 44 seconds
  • Tauren base Pulverized damage reduced from 20 to 15
  • Troll Headhunter base damage reduced from 22 to 21
  • Healing Wards mana cost reduced from 200 to 150
Night Elf

  • Priestess of The Moon Searing Arrow damaged changed to 10/24/40 to 12/24/48 (10/20/30)
  • Priestess of The Moon Searing Arrows mana cost reduced from 8 to 5
  • Priestess of The Moon Starfall duration duration reduced from 45 to 30
  • Priestess of The Moon Starfall damage increased from 50 to 60 per wave
  • Keeper of the Grove Force of Nature mana cost reduced from 100 to 85
  • Vorpal Blades research time reduced from 60 to 45 seconds
  • Moon Well Regeneration increased from 1.35 to 1.45
  • Well Spring regeneration mana bonus reduced from 125 to 100
Undead

  • Nerubian Tower Damage type changed from Melee to Piercing
  • Ghoul Frenzy attack speed bonus reduced from 35 to 30
  • Ghoul Frenzy research time increased from 45 to 60 seconds
  • Curse can now target mechanical units
  • Curse Duration reduced from 120/60 to 60/30
  • Cripple can now target mechanical units
  • Scroll of Healing removed from the Tomb of Relics
  • Wand of Negation added to the Tomb of Relics (2 Charges, 150 Gold - Available at tier 2)
  • Meat Wagon speed increased from 220 to 240
  • Frost Nova slow duration reduced from 4/6/8 to 4/5/6 (units only - heroes remain unchanged)
  • Cryptlord Imaple mana cost reduced from 100 to 90
  • Death and Decay mana cost reduced from 250 to 200
  • Web upgrade cost reduced from 150/150 to 100/100
  • Boneyard cost reduced from 175/200 to 150/200
  • Frost Wyrm Freezing Breath lumber cost reduced from 275 to 225
Neutral

  • Firelord Volcano building damage factor reduced from 3 to 2
  • Firelord Soulburn damage reduction increased from -50% to -75%
  • Firelord Soulburn hero duration increased from 7/8/9 to 8/9/10
  • Naga Sea Witch Tornado speed base and Min Speed increase from 75 to 150
Items

  • Ank of Reincarnation delay reduced from 7 to 5 seconds
  • Glove of Haste attack speed increased from 15% to 20%
Creeps

  • Sleep no longer targets heroes
  • Sleep duration reduced from 10 to 8
  • Sleep cooldown increased from 6 to 10 seconds
  • Sleep cost reduced from 125 to 100
  • Dark Troll High Priest now has Abolish Magic
  • Enforcer and Bandit Lord no longer have Shadow Meld and will sleep at night
  • Rouge Wizard can now sleep
  • Enforcer HP increased from 500 to 600
  • Rune of Speed duration reduced from 60 to 20 seconds
  • Infernal Contraption move speed increased from 180 to 200
  • Infernal Juggernaut move speed increased from 180 to 200
  • Infernal Machine move speed increased from 180 to 200
Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue where ping was displaying incorrectly in the custom game list
 
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Feels as if this is a yearly melee stats gamble.
Seems like the text was translated to English considering the many mistakes.

Some questionable stuff there...
  • Nerubian Towers were the only ones having some good effect against medium armour.
  • Creep/Neutral Sleep no longer targets heroes. Well, I suggest no non-player abilities to target heroes for completion.
  • I don't know if Abolish should be moved on the higher rank troll. The issue would be not to have two autocast abilities on the same unit, rather.
  • I guess that leaves only the Assassins as the only bandits to still have Shadow Meld?
  • "Blood Wizard can now sleep." Poor thing. Anyways, what about revenants and elemental and other units sleeping at night which makes no sense?
  • Polymorph can target heroes. What's the uniqueness of Hex now, then?
  • Healing Wards are quite dangerous if not reachable to destroy. So them costing less mana might be really controversial.
  • Curse and Cripple target mechanical units. I foresee many others.
 
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I'm going to own up to being retarded; how do you even update to the newest patch?

I know I went through this once before and it was a pain in the arse.

Battle.net doesn't auto update it...
I run the game, it stops me with a warning "you need to update to newest patch" and it has a button at the bottom saying "download patch".
I click that and nothing happens beside closing the game.

I google the patch and nothing, from either blizzard sites or others.


EDIT---


I got it working, followed THIS INFO

After deleting program data, the launcher wanted to reinstall the fucking game... which was still totally functional via the world editor
theres a button to locate the game, but that wasn't helpful.
I ended up finding a wc3 launcher .exe in program files, double clicked that, then Battle.net decided the game was all good to go, totally updated and hunky dory. So god knows what the problem was.

/rant
 
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I'm going to own up to being retarded; how do you even update to the newest patch?

I know I went through this once before and it was a pain in the arse.

Battle.net doesn't auto update it...
I run the game, it stops me with a warning "you need to update to newest patch" and it has a button at the bottom saying "download patch".
I click that and nothing happens beside closing the game.

I google the patch and nothing, from either blizzard sites or others.


EDIT---


I got it working, followed THIS INFO

After deleting program data, the launcher wanted to reinstall the fucking game... which was still totally functional via the world editor
theres a button to locate the game, but that wasn't helpful.
I ended up finding a wc3 launcher .exe in program files, double clicked that, then Battle.net decided the game was all good to go, totally updated and hunky dory. So god knows what the problem was.

/rant
You can buy the game from the battlenet shop.
Warcraft III | Battle.net
 
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I run the game, it stops me with a warning "you need to update to newest patch" and it has a button at the bottom saying "download patch".
I have the game, it's just buggy when updating.
From the first quote, I can tell you are using an older patch of Wc3, which can have trouble auto updating. You need to have the game downloaded from the Battlenet website.
Once you have the Bnet app, it won't ever say "you need to update to newest patch". The "Play" button will be replaced by "update", so you will need to update if you want to play at all.
 
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I've only ever automatically downloaded the game via the battle.net launcher, and it was working fine until the recent patch. That's how I test maps in the editor...
The rig im on is only like 2 months old so I don't see how my version could be faulty when it's very new, and downloaded via Blizzard's default and preferred method?
 
I would really like to see a focus on the bundle size of Warcraft 3, which is now 30 GB even if you don't really use Reforged assets. I think that the extra assets should just be an additional DLC type of download where they are optional if you wish to enable the Reforged assets. those assets could be definitely optional and the new Reforged campaign could also be something that's only enabled if you have the Reforged assets turned on, but this way you don't need 30 freaking gigabytes to install the game.
 
They forgot to put Abomination available at tier 1, knights trainable at town hall and mountain giants spawned at start location.
I think that's because Orcs don't have a Tier3 capital air unit, and so they wanted to get Taurens out before Tier 3 air from other races made then obsolete. But I am just going based on data from when I used to play ladder back in the first decade of the 2000s.
 
I think that's because Orcs don't have a Tier3 capital air unit, and so they wanted to get Taurens out before Tier 3 air from other races made then obsolete. But I am just going based on data from when I used to play ladder back in the first decade of the 2000s.
Well, I don't think it has any coherence to put an elite unit at tier 2, since it is not their supposed location (Mountain giants are an exception due to their purely tanking role).
My take is to increase their magic & ranged resistance somewhat, with a magic totem rune upgrade or something.
So they are no longer instantly vaporized by heavy air, but are still unable to counter them.
Furthermore they would counter too harshly ranged units.
Or even make the spirit link increasing the magic resistance of tauren units. Etc.
 
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Spirit link increasing the magic resistance of units sounds really good and it almost makes me think that yeah like something like anti-magic shell that the banshee has which is rarely used in the undead universe could actually be very beneficial for Orcs. i've never felt empowered by spells like curse and anti-magic shell for banshees. In fact I don't think that I've really built them when I used to play undead, and I used to be an undead main.

I never really liked the idea of like subtle balance changes, so I don't think that the problem necessarily is balance. I just think that it has to do with thematic conflicts with certain units. I think it's really cool that Knights now have this new ability ( I still have never tested it because I haven't played ladder in over a decade maybe even over 15 years I don't even know), but in any case one of the coolest updates that was ever done with Warcraft III (besides frozen throne itself) was the update that introduced like all these cool custom heroes like the alchemist and stuff. I really appreciated how that shook things up and I just think that adding some life to the game - adding some different abilities or dramatically changing abilities to make them less boring - would just be really awesome for the game, especially after this many years of neglect.
 
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For anyone wondering, it's not the final patch, for example the Tauren change was reverted
Curse no longer target mechs
Wyvern lvl decreased by 1, gloves of haste up to 17.5 etc

Here's a bunch of stuff :

Added / Modified Changes​


  • Searing Arrows mana cost change reverted (5 back to 8)
  • Force of nature mana cost increased from 85 to 95
  • Tranquility cooldown reduced from 120 seconds to 100 seconds
  • Fan of Knives Target changed from 5/6/7 to 6/6/6 (max damage 375/750/1330 to 420/780/1200)
  • Fan of Knives damage changed from 75/125/190 to 70/130/200
  • Wisp HP increased from 120 to 130
  • Nature’s Blessing lumber cost reduced from 200 to 150
  • Haunted Goldmine build time reduced from 110 to 105
  • Curse can no longer target mechanical units again (reverted)
  • Wand of Negation now has a 5-second cooldown
  • Wand of Negation now requires Temple of the Damned
  • Ghoul Frenzy Damage reduction reverted back to 35%
  • Ghoul Frenzy movement speed bonus reduced from 80 to 50
  • Ghoul Frenzy research time reduced from 60 to 50 seconds
  • Frost Attack duration on Heroes increased from 3 to 4 seconds
  • Abomination base damage increased from 32 to 34
  • Tauren changes reverted (back to tier 3 and have reduced build time)
  • Tauren move speed increased from 270 to 290
  • Serpent Ward Base Damage reduced from 47 to 45
  • Wind Rider (Wyverns) XP level reduced from 4 to 3
  • Goblin Zeppelin food cost increased from 0 to 1
  • Sundering Blades lumber cost reduced from 175 to 150
  • Rifleman HP increased from 535 to 545
  • Dragonhawk Rider base damage increased from 17 to 19
  • Flame Strike channel time reduced from 0.9 to 0.8 seconds
  • Control Magic mana per Summoned Hitpoint reduced from 45 to 35
  • Demolsher movement speed increased from 220 to 240
  • Glaive Thrower movement speed increased from 220 to 240

Items


  • Circlet of Nobility cost increased from 175 to 250
  • Glove of Haste attack speed reduced from 20% to 17.5% (15%)

Creeps


  • Mana Burn value reduced from 100 to 50
  • Force of Nature summons reduced from 3 to 2
  • Force of Nature mana cost reduced from 175 to 100
  • Pulverized (Sea Giant) reduced from 40/20 to 30/15
  • Cripple reduced from 60/10 to 20/10
  • Cripple cost reduced from 175 to 125 mana
  • Centaur Archer armor type changed from heavy to medium
  • Centaur Impaler armor type changed from heavy to medium (HP increased from 350 to 400)
  • Centaur Sorcerer armor type changed from heavy to medium


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