Battle for Azeroth: War of Thorns Remastered

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Elune-Adore, everyone. Reintroducing Battle for Azeroth: War of Thorns Remastered, a custom campaign for Warcraft III version 1.27b. Originally released in 2020, this campaign is based on War of Thorns, the pre-patch event to the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth expansion released in 2018. The pivotal events seen in this campaign paved the way for the bloody Fourth War.

Features
  • 6 single-player chapters and 3 cinematic interludes
  • 2 brand new levels where you play the noble Varok Saurfang and the sinister Sylvanas Windrunner!
  • Hundreds of custom models, voice files and music
  • Dialogue from the original pre-patch event have been added!
  • Reworked heroes, with reworked models and spells

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The Story So Far...

Following the war with the Burning Legion, the Alliance and Horde's forces were diminished. With both factions debilitated in their ability to reinforce Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms, the Horde came up with a a plan to secure Kalimdor and elicit a political crisis in the Alliance that would lead to their downfall.

After luring a majority of the Alliance forces to Silithus through misinformation, the horde seek to hold Darnassus hostage and use the political crisis to sow division, forever breaking the Alliance...


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FAQ
1) Have all levels been remastered?
Yes, nearly all levels have been re-touched in some way. Extensive playtesting and feedback were graciously provided by Lazarator, cleavinghammer and Lordul Dracula.
2) Why the remaster? Because the original release was plagued with bugs, unfinished concepts, and overall felt lacking in many regards.
3) Why is Wally in this campaign? Because Wally is a good dude who just wants to help out.
4) Does this contain new voice lines? Yes! Voice lines straight from the pre-patch event have been added in the campaign to lend an air of authenticity!
5) Will we get to play as Sylvanas? Yes!
6) Can I play this with Warcraft III: Reforged? No. This custom campaign was developed with Frozen Throne 1.27b.


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One of the issues people had with the original War of Thorns event was the lack of context of Sylvanas actions that led to the Burning of Teldrassil. To help rectify this, this campaign features two brand new levels which incorporate some of the backstory as seen in the novella A Good War by by Robert Brooks. This short story basically recounts the event from the Horde's perspective. The other new level is set in Zoram'gar Outpost, a base camp near Darkshore, which helps fill in the Horde's lightning-fast conquest of Ashenvale, the defeat of the Night Elf resistance and the advance towards the World Tree. Please enjoy!

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Changelog


- Released
- Fixed game cache issue


- Moved assassin that was stuck under some tree roots and couldn't move to attack
- Fixed Lashers that were not set to Neutral Hostile
- Fixed a Forsaken base wall where units could walk through
- Fixed summon Skeleton model issue
- Made Sentries consume 0 food in Mercenary Camp
- Fixed Furbolgs not set to proper player faction
- Fixed Raiders that were not set to Horde faction
- Moved chest in Furbolg cave so it can be accessed by the player
- Tried to fix bridges with pathing issues
- Added more lumber for players in the second level
- Removed Tree of Wonders as requirement for several upgrades
- Fixed cache issue in one of the levels


- Remastered Edition released


- Updated several doodads with new models, including flowers, rubble, the resurrection stone, waterfalls
- New higher definition "splash" texture added


Known Issues
  • Custom campaign is best played with version 1.27b
  • Game may crash in certain levels, so save often
  • Sylvanas may get caught in terrain when using Sylvanas Slide
  • Campaign does not totally fix World of Warcraft's story issues

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Special Thanks

My sincere thanks to Lazarator, cleavinghammer and Lordul Dracula for their playtesting and feedback! You guys really stepped up in helping make this campaign better.

Med. MapGuy (Original Creator)

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Battle for Azeroth: War of Thorns (Campaign)

Reviews
Kasrkin
You can't actually hire the sentries since they require food. More horde aligned lashers in this level. I don't know if these guys should be neutral/hostile or not considering there's one that is a part of the faction a little further down. Random...
Shar Dundred
A shame that the bugs are not being fixed & the author apparently went MIA again. Still, I would not say that the bugs make this unapprovable though it certainly feels like one of your weaker creations compared to others I have played. Approved.
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I've tried to locate the problem, I can't seem to find it!
Perhaps such a problem was caused by different patches of warcraft3.Some of us have kept 1.31ptr instead of 1.27 to play old custom campaigns.Unfortunately,1.31 had introduced tons of bugs including data corruption of w3v and w3p.
 

deepstrasz

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Okay, I found the problem. I originally named the game cache "Campaigns.w3v" which apparently isn't a valid name. I renamed it for all levels and the game cache seems to work now. Sorry for the inconvenience, a fixed version has been uploaded. Hope everyone enjoys the campaign!!
If your campaign uses transitions between maps akin to Rexxar's Campaign, then the filename should be shortened to something like BoAWoT. Currently, it's too long.
 
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I couldn't cross this bridge to restore HPs of my troops.Lacking enough healing methods,it had been a nightmare for me until I met Wally.

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I played this campaign in 1.31ptr, maybe the bridge works fine in 1.27.
 

Kasrkin

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Noticed this assassin was stuck under the tree roots and couldn't move to attack.

That one lasher is part of the Horde team.

The forsaken group did not switch over to hostile when my troops got near.

And you can walk through the wall.

One last thing the Captain's portrait doesn't always show up in cinematics.

Oh right, almost forgot, the presumed skeletons raised by the Forsaken necromancers don't have models so your units are only hitting a shadow on the ground.
 
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I never thought that someone would make a BfA campaign for War3. True gamers of the game are truly a rare find at this point. So happy that this campaign exists :)))
 

Kasrkin

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You can't actually hire the sentries since they require food.

More horde aligned lashers in this level.

I don't know if these guys should be neutral/hostile or not considering there's one that is a part of the faction a little further down.

Random groups of neutral raiders.

Can't actually get the health gem because of the furbolgs.

Most of my units can't actually cross the bridge, could only get the sentries and footmen and that wasn't even on purpose.

No wood man

Can't build an ancient of wonders for the upgrades.

The amulet grants an aura but not the stat bonuses.

Items and levels didn't carry over from three.

The quest text says he's a dreadlord.

I guess they ran out of gold? Not sure if purple ever attacked me.
 
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Honestly would've loved to play this. Does anyone have a cracked version I could use? Jk.

Still tho, I'm surprised you were still able to make a campaign of this caliber even with all the Reforged drama going around.
 
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Okay, I'll look into it...

EDIT:
I've tried to locate the problem, I can't seem to find it! I've uploaded a new version but I'm not sure if the problem has been fixed.

Is there a sequel of Battle of Azeroth where we can play as the Horde ?
 
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Hi,dear author
Sorry to bother you. We find a bug in this campaign. The player’s equipments in inventory at the beginning of chapter 4 will be substituted to chapter 2's automatically . Would you like to fix this asap?
Looking forward to your reply.
Have a nice day.
 
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Chapter 1 the bridge that leads to the 2 moonwells and a chest doesnt reach the other side . Its very hard when assassins have a powerful spell and poison attack
And my army is unarmored type with 0 armor
Smh when nightelf with no nightvision
The hero's first ability doesnt match here other abilitys . I suggest replacing first or 3rd ability with a heal wave
3 stars for me
 
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Okay, I finally finished it and I would have 10\10 love it if it had more chapters to explore more of the story's depth.
Like not being stuck with one faction the whole campaign but from all points of view. This is after all the beginning of the Blood War\Fourth War between Horde & Alliance.
I really liked your use of the models and the maps layout.
Other than the bugs mentioned by Kasrkin, I encountered a bug in the third chapter I believe where I need to locate all wardens. When I find the last warden, the map phases out to the warden camp and I can't control anything nor move my camera back. Also, in the final chapter, Malfurion died at the beginning but there was no defeat message. Probably because it only mentions Delaryn and Wally and the same chapter I noticed that Red's attacks are spawned and not built from their production structures.

My overall rate is a solid 8\10
Great job though!
 
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Okay, I finally finished it and I would have 10\10 love it if it had more chapters to explore more of the story's depth.
Like not being stuck with one faction the whole campaign but from all points of view. This is after all the beginning of the Blood War\Fourth War between Horde & Alliance.
I really liked your use of the models and the maps layout.
Other than the bugs mentioned by Kasrkin, I encountered a bug in the third chapter I believe where I need to locate all wardens. When I find the last warden, the map phases out to the warden camp and I can't control anything nor move my camera back. Also, in the final chapter, Malfurion died at the beginning but there was no defeat message. Probably because it only mentions Delaryn and Wally and the same chapter I noticed that Red's attacks are spawned and not built from their production structures.

My overall rate is a solid 8\10
Great job though!


Hey, please to meet you, just want to ask if Battle of Azeroth we can play as the Horde but as Saurfang or Thrall against Slyvannas ?
 
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I've actually played this months ago and I won't longer say the things that are needed to be fixed since the others already pointed them out. However, I'm just gonna say that I enjoyed this a lot like a lot, a lot. Though I had some troubles on the first map for the reason that the undead are so strong against my units lolz, especially those forsaken assassins.

I hope you can update this, happy mapping. :)

Edit: Also your thread is awesome!
 
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just started the campaign. i'll get right into it.... amazing cinematic to begin with.
Everything seem to be well thoughtout and very intriguing.
I started with lvl hard and quickly realized that it will be time consuming to proceed as there are no real healing options.
One scroll of healing and 1 restoration rune aint gonna counter poison damage and shadow strikes.
I tried to cross the bridge on the left of the city and i couldnt get to the moonwells. I guess this sounds like a bag as i have no other indication of a valid healing option..
(i played it 1.26 btw and 1.29)
Second point i would like to make are enemy circles.
I all the small poles and rocks and corpses prevent from microing to actual skill as they are everywhere
and enemy circles are to small to focus properly with ensnare to isolate and pull in favorable fighting potitions.
I usually give feedback after i play a campaing and focus on general staff. I think those small things can prevent and descourage someone
from enjoing or playing the campaign.
This is Just an opinion, dont count it as more than one. I will continue posting here
 
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Played this campaign this night, pretty fun, really enjoyed it.
All the bugs have been reported already, nothing else missing from what's been said.

what was with that Maiev cameo lmao, expected to see more of her for a moment
 
I tried to play this on normal difficulty on patch 1.30.4, but all of my units got low health and there was no way to restore their health. There were a couple of moon wells, but the path to them was blocked by a pathing bug. There was no way to access them. I did not want to use cheats so I quit the campaign instead.
 
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Excellent campaign, everything is good, terrain, custom models, and also the story that is based on the WoW lore, is accurate, but also it has your touch of humour with the main hero (Wally the walrus), it gives that funny spin to the story, that continues to the end of the campaign (how he bitch slaps sylvanas and the dissapears), loved it, great campaign
I only found one bug: the last mission doesn't load the cache from the mission 3, but loads the cache from the mission 2.
Played it on v1.24e
 
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I've played many custom campaigns over the years but this one is the best in terms of models , gameplay and just the overall feel it's simply perfectly done ! :)
It reminded me of the official Blizzard campaigns ( i realise tha it is the adaptation of Wow but still) and it made me register just so i could write a coment and rate it a job well done :)
I hope for more gems like this one keep up the good work
P.S. I hope someone from Blizzard stumbles on this masterpiece and deep down starts to feel ashamed for the potential they wasted in Reforged
 
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Ricox19, A lot of that Pre-patch event in WoW felt really grimdark, and I felt injecting an avatar of sorts was the right thing to do. Sorry about the cache bug, I thought I patched it recently? I checked the triggers for the game cache and they seemed correct...

NemanjaSRB, thanks! I felt a lot of WC custom campaigns retread the same old stories in the early WoW expansions and wanted to try to adapt some of the newer stuff. Wish I had more time to work in missions featuring the perspective of the Horde to really flesh out the material.
 
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