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Rise of the Blood Elves v3.0

Submitted by tomoraider
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
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1) Make sure you have at least the 1.27 patch installed. The campaign WILL NOT WORK properly without it.
Specifically, Chapter Three will not load at all.
2) Download the Rise of the Blood Elves Intro cinematic and extract into your Warcraft III/Movies folder.
LINK TO THE CINEMATIC FILE
3) Download the campaign and place into your Warcraft III/Campaigns folder, or My Documents/Warcraft 3/Campaigns
if you have the 1.28 patch.
4) Play the campaign!


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In a daring campaign against the Scourge in Northrend, Illidan faced off against the death
knight Arthas in an attempt to destroy the Frozen Throne. However, Arthas defeated Illidan and left him
wounded in the snow, allowing Illidan to witness the creation of the new Lich King.

Kael'thas Sunstrider and Lady Vashj, realising their defeat, brought Illidan with them as they fled back to
Outland. Seeing their master's ugly wounds, they decide to bring him back to the Hellfire Citadel so that
he may recover... but, unbeknownst to them, Outland was in a state of a minor civil war.

Soon after that, tensions rise in the blood elven society as the Grand Magistrix Alessandra Katryne
proposes a dangerous idea: reclamation of their homeland, Quel'Thalas.


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- Campaign in the style of Blizzard's campaigns.
- 12 chapters, 6 interludes, 1 epilogue and 1 cinematic.
- A new revamped blood elf techtree, based on the human techtree, but with new units and abilities.
- A storyline with its roots in WoW: The Burning Crusade, along with some unique new stories.
- Lots of custom models, skins, icons, voice sets and music.


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A short story that serves as a prelude to the story of Rise of the Blood Elves.
It depicts the motivations and history of Alessandra Katryne, one of the main characters.
Sorrowfall


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[​IMG] Kael'thas Sunstrider - Lord of the Blood Elves. All Kael'thas wishes is the best for his people,
and he is willing to make questionable some decisions to ensure this future.
[​IMG] Alessandra Katryne - Grand Magistrix of the Blood Elves. Alessandra's past is filled with
disappointment and sorrow, and she will fight to ensure the best for her people.
[​IMG] Lor'themar Theron - Regent-Lord of Quel'Thalas. Lor'themar is a rational and careful leader.
Lor'themar wants to ensure a promising future for his people, but is not willing to cross certain lines.
[​IMG] Aewynne Maysong - Ranger-General of the Blood Elves. Aewynne is a good-willed and noble
leader, who cares about her home more than anything else.
[​IMG] Lady Liadrin - The Blood Knight Matriarch, Lady Liadrin is fiercely loyal to Kael'thas,
but values justice above all. Once the situation changes, Liadrin is not above fighting
with people she once called enemies.
[​IMG] Illidan Stormrage - Lord of Outland. After his defeat at Icecrown, Illidan became
reclusive, focusing on some unknown future.
[​IMG] Dar'Khan Drathir - In the Scourge invasion of Quel'Thalas, Dar'Khan betrayed his people,
ensuring Quel'Thalas' destruction. Now, he rules over the undead of Quel'Thalas, viciously
hunting all remaining elves.
[​IMG] Sylvanas Windrunner - The Banshee Queen, ruler of the Forsaken, a powerful undead faction.
In life, Sylvanas was the ranger-general of Silvermoon and bravely defended her home against
the Undead Scourge in the Third War. She continues the same battle in undeath.
[​IMG] Lady Vashj - Leader of the naga loyal to Illidan. Lady Vashj is cunning and manipulative,
and fiercely loyal to Illidan, ready to give her life for him at any moment.


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Trailer
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Models Credits Skins Credits Icons Credits Miscellaneous credits
Credits
ArrowVolley by Em!
Blood Elf buildings by SinisterX
Blood Elf doodads by Klayton
Blood Elf Ballista by Sellenisko
Kalecgos by Cakedog345 and Marshmalo
Draenei buildings and some units by SinisterX
DraeneiGemcrafter by Sellenisko
DraeneiHuntress by Sellenisko
DraeneiPaladin by AnemicRoyalty
Elekk Knight by Hawkwing and Cavman
BluefireBolt by UgoUgo
OrbOfVenom by UgoUgo
OrbOfFire by UgoUgo
Arcane_Barrage by florent86
Blood Elf Arcane Guardian by AndrewOverload519
GrandMage by Skipper
SC2ForceField by epsilon
MeteorStrike by UgoUgo
Ghost Strike by Boogles
Arcane Explosion By Champara Bros
Arcane Missile By Weep
BloodelfMage by Frankster
BloodelfPhoenixCrusader by Frankster
Hero Bloodelf Sword Master By Frankster
BloodelvenWarrior by Frankster
IcyGhost by PrMosquito
FelOrcLancer by Frankster
FelOrcWarlord by Frankster
Fire Nova by shamanyouranus
Orb of Dragons By Frankster
Orb of Fire By Frankster
SunfireMissile by pWn3d
Wretched by Cavman
Wraith Lord By donut3.5
Orb of Darkness by Frankster
Queensland Shield by I3lackDeath
WoW Kil'jaeden By takakenji
Bloodelf Wizard By Frankster
Shadow Golem by WILL THE ALMIGHTY
Forsaken Buildings by Ujimasa Hoso
Wretched Worker by Ujimasa Hoso
Wretched Swordsman by Ujimasa Hoso
Wretched Sorceress by Ujimasa Hoso
Lady Liadrin By kangyun
Lor'themar By kangyun
Vereesa Windrunner By kangyun
Holy Rune Golem By Alpain
Holy Blast By JesusHipster
Naaru By Hawkwing
Naga Royal Guard By Tarrasque
Prophet Velen by Stefan.K
Some models by Blizzard Entertainment
Credits
BloodElfArcher_by67chrome.blp By 67chrome
BansheeRanger by Hueter
BloodElfSorceress_by67chrome.blp By 67chrome
HeroTaurenChieftain.blp By zadelim
Sin'dorei UI by I3lackDeath
Silvermoon Tiles by Laercio
ReturnedArcher by 67chrome
ReturnedCaptain by 67chrome
ReturnedMage by 67chrome
Rilrae Thraele by shiiK
DarkChampion by 67chrome
DarkElfArcher by Juice_F
DarkSylvanas by 67chrome
DarkwingBat by 67chrome
corruptedkael By Daenar7
BloodElfSentry By 67chrome
Credits
BTNAdept by PeeKay
BTNBatby67chrome by 67chrome
BTNCRDRAGONBLOODBADBLOOD by CRAZYRUSSIAN
BTNCRFlamez by CRAZYRUSSIAN
BTNCrRICHARD by CRAZYRUSSIAN
BTNDarkChampion by 67chrome
BTNDarkSylvanas by 67chrome
BTNDeathguard by 67chrome
BTNLevelQQDSJaina by 67chrome
BTNPoisonNails by Elainiel
BTNRilraeThraele by shiiK
BTNSylvanas by 67chrome
BTNWeaver by PeeKay
BTNSearingArrow by Darkfang
BTNArcaneSword by Mc !
BTNBloodElfArcherby67chrome By 67chrome
BTNBloodElfEnchantressby67chrome By 67chrome
BTNBloodElfSorceressby67chrome By 67chrome
BTNBloodelfPhoenixCrusader by Frankster
BTNBloodelfHeroSwordChampion By General Frank
BTNBloodelvenWarrior by Frankster
BTNDarkSylvanasby67chrome By 67chrome
BTNFelOrcWarlord By General Frank
BTNHeroBloodelvenPaladin by Frankster
BTNIcyGhostA by PrMosquito
BTNLevelQQDSJaina By 67chrome
BTNPhoenix By bananaHUNT
BTNRPGShadowElf By Tenebrae
BTNScorch By Bogrim
BTNWraith2 By donut3.5
BTNZLTaurenDeathKnightblp By zadelim
BTNCRsoulcrown By CRAZYRUSSIAN
BTNDraeneiHuntressby67chrome By 67chrome
BTNDraeneiMaleShaman By FrIkY
BTNMultipleshot By Mr.Goblin
BTNPhoenixDartv2 By 4eNNightmare
BTNSphereOfDarkness By PeeKay
BTNRubyAmulet By PeeKay
BTNZodiacWarrior By dickxunder
BTNBloodelfGuard By Frankster
BTNPhoenixEgg By Elfsilver Lord
BTNSapphire By PeeKay
BTNJewelofDarkness By PeeKay
BTNArcanicNexus By The_Silent
BTNBloodelfPhoenixGuard By Frankster
BTNBloodElfSentry By 67chrome
BTNHeavenlyBlessing By Atmosferic
BTNPCelestialWings By Paladon
BTNPhoenixCall By Mr.Goblin
BTNRondache2 By PeeKay
BTNRondache3 By PeeKay
BTNSpikeBow By Army-of-Pandas
BTNRainofFire By Mr.Goblin
BTNPyroblast By aki15
BTNOrbThingy By Sin'dorei300
Some icons by Blizzard Entertainment
Credits
Two Steps from Hell - Decimator
audiomachine - Berserker
World of Warcraft music - Xaxas
World of Warcraft music - Eversong Woods
World of Warcraft music - Sunwell Plateau
World of Warcraft music - Icecrown Citadel, Crimson Halls
World of Warcraft music - Undercity
World of Warcraft music - Invincible
World of Warcraft music - Hellfire Peninsula
World of Warctaft music - Broken Shore
Voices from World of Warcraft
GLaDOS voice from Portal, Valve Corporation
Spooky Ambience by Cr1msonKing
Mass Effect - In Pursuit of Saren
Some riddles in Chapter Seven are from The Hobbit


Changelog
Changelog

v2.0 December 7th 2013
- Released.

v2.0.1
- Fixed a bug in chapter nine that let the
first quest finish immediately.

v2.0.2
- Interludes The Forsaken and Tempest Keep should now play
with no problem.

v2.0.3
- Ghost in Chapter Seven has a new model.
- Sylvanas will no longer run away in the ending cinematic in Chapter Six.
- The Draenei AI in Chapter Eleven should now work fine.
- The hint in Chapter Two appears when you secure the base.

v2.0.4
- Ragebeast Clan alliance fixed.
- The wretched are now using models from Ujimasa Hoso.
- The Draenei AI should now work for real.

v2.1
- Cliff ramps are now more smooth in every map.
- Some terrain fixed.
- Forsaken are now using buildings from Ujimasa Hoso, and techtree from
Curse of the Forsaken 2.0.
- Forsaken AI in Chapter Six now builds much faster.
- Draenei AI in Chapter Eleven should really work now.
- Mention of Vereesa removed in Chapter Four.
- Scout/Guard/Cannon/Arcane Tower model is now fixed.
- Gold in Chapter Three is now limited.
- Difficulty description changed to Normal/Hard.
- Marksmanship now increases attack by 15/30/35%.
- Wretched Swordsman has increased attack.
- Wretched in Chapter Five have level 2 upgrades now, not level 3.
- Kael is now invulnerable in Chapter Eleven until he
finishes saying his lines.
- Enemy buildings can now be destroyed in Chapter Eight. There is
also an alternate ending if you manage to destroy them all.
- Triggers whose goal is destroying all enemy buildings have been
updated to work better. (Except in Chapter Ten.)
- New easter egg added in Chapter Five.
- Riddle of the Future easter egg added across multiple maps.

v2.2
- Ragebeast Clan bug fixed in Chapter Two.
- Riddle of the Future removed.
- Dar'khan's units at the end now attack in faster intervals in Chapter Seven.
- You now start allied with other blood elves in Chapter Three.
- You now get the side quest in Chapter Three later.
- Side quest in Chapter Three is explained a little bit different.
- All heroes' spell are now hotkeyed to QWER.
- Kalecgos' title changed to Steward of Magic.
- Lor'themar's title changed to Battlemage.
- Forsaken buildings' tooltips fixed.
- Forsaken Workers can no longer become Shades and unsummon buildings.
- All chapters are now skippable with a cheat.
- There are now two specific hard waves in Chapter Eight, triggered after
15 minutes and 28 minutes.
- The Draenei AI in Chapter Eleven has finally been fixed.
- Demon Portals in Chapter Eleven now work through triggers.

v3.0 February 15th 2017
Main Changes
- World of Warcaft: The Burning Crusade CGI Cinematic now plays as the intro to the campaign.
- New map: Chapter Ten - The Siege of Black Temple.
- Campaign cover picture updated.
- Heavily rewritten dialogues in: Chapter One, Three, Four, Five, Six, Nine and Eleven (Ten), and in almost all of the interludes. Other chapters have received some minor alterations to dialogues.
- Rewritten intro descriptions to almost all maps.
- Lowered collision size of almost all units for easier pathing.
- Updated a lot of tooltips.
- Cinematics updated.
- Difficulty altered in most maps, harder maps should now be a bit easier.
- Aewynne is no longer controllable in Chapter Eleven (Ten).

Techtree Changes
- Arcane Affinity now reduces magic damage by 25% (was 20%).
- Magic Sentry now instead gives Towers the ability to increase nearby friendly units' mana regeneration.

Hawkstrider Knight
- Requires Sanctuary instead of Spire to be trained.
- Cleave now strikes 25% of damage to nearby enemy units (was 12%).

Sorceress
- Can now once again use Polymorph.
- Can no longer use Illusion.

Arcane Golem
- Resistant Skin is now called Prismatic Barrier and also gives Arcane Golems passive health regeneration.

Blood Knight
- Holy Light heals for 250 hit points (from 125).
- Seal of Protection now lasts 30 seconds (from 25).
- Wings of Retribution increases movement speed and attack rate by 40%. Has a new special effect when cast.

Ballista
- Damage buffed.

Phoenix
- No longer has Spell Immunity. Instead, has a new ability, Spell Resistance, which reduces magic damage taken by 50%.
- Now costs 7 food (from 6).

Kael'thas
- Can no longer use Summon Lava Spawn. Instead, can use Summon Al'ar, which summons Al'ar, a powerful phoenix, to fight alongside Kael'thas.

Alessandra
- Has a new voice. (Valeera from Heroes of the Storm)
- Soulburn has been significantly buffed and now drastically increases Alessandra's attack speed.
- Dark Soul's Voidlord is no longer immobile.

Lor'themar
- Has a new model and a new icon.
- Flames of Retribution no longer does friendly fire. Now costs 75 mana (from 85).
- Blood Cry now affects a larger area. Now costs 50 mana (from 90).
- Can no longer use Dashing Winds. Instead, has a new ability, Living Bomb, which adds extra damage on each attack and causes units that die while under the effect to explode, dealing damage to nearby enemy units.

Liadrin
- Has a new model, a new icon and a new voice.
- Desiccation Aura is no longer visually displayed.

Aewynne
- Paralysing Arrow's range is now 800 (was 600).
- Evergreen now costs 50 mana (from 75).
- Marksmanship has been significantly buffed and now drastically increases Aewynne's attack damage.
- Volley of Arrows no longer does friendly fire.

Sylvanas
- Has a new voice.

Kalecgos
- Has a new voice.
- Abilities are now stronger.

v3.0.1 February 16th 2017
- Lowered all units' collision size, which should make it easier to move units around the map and reduce units getting stuck.
- Fixed a bug in Chapter Twelve which could cause the boss fight to begin at the beginning of the map.

v3.0.2 February 18th 2017
- Fixed a bug in Chapter Nine where you could end the map early by just flying around the map with Al'ar.
- Removed the ability Web from Kil'jaeden in Chapter Twelve which could prevent Kalecgos from executing his triggers.

v3.0.3 February 20th 2017
- Increased Kargath's respawn timer in Chapter Ten.
- Added a new gold mine in Chapter Ten.

v3.0.4 April 8th 2017
- Chapter Ten should be a little easier now.
- Lor'themar's Blood Cry has been buffed. It now lasts for 10 seconds and affects a larger area.
- Prophet Velen has a new model.
- Aurora and Vesper are now the collect colour in the Epilogue.

v3.0.5 July 5th 2017
- Hawkstrider Knight now costs less resources, 3 food instead of 4, and does a little bit more damage.
- Phoenix now attacks a little slower, and can no longer increase its attack from the Blacksmith upgrades.


Please post any bugs, suggestions and tips!


Translations
Russian - v3.0.5, hosted on xgm.guru, by kirlandiya


Links
Curse of the Forsaken - My other campaign, following the story of Sylvanas and Forsaken
during the war with the Lich King.
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Rise of the Blood Elves v3.0 (Campaign)

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11:15, 15th Jan 2014 Hell_Master: Map approved with a rating of 4/5. See my review here for more information: Review I have finished this map right now and still deserves 4/5 unless you fix the bugs I mentioned on the review even if its not...
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    this campain is just epic!
     
  2. kucsidave

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    just for it i reinstalled the whole game from original disc, patched it for the last version from the Blizzard's offical site, and still not works...
    Isn't that possible that my video card is the problem? it's quite messing with me sometimes...(for example: for some reason doesn't like 1024x768, but works fine with 1600x1200...)
     
  3. tomoraider

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    Thanks!

    Hmm, I honestly have no idea. Perhaps it could be, but I don't know. :\
     
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    yes, that was the problem.
    one of my friends brought me an another video card, and it worked like a charm.
    I couldn't stop myself, and made it trough the whole campaign
    In two words: THE BEST!
    You made an incredible job.(ok, i skipped most of the cinematics,but still...)
    one minor mistake i noticed: when the blood elves should cross to the portal after mission 4, i can still see them on the background...
     
  5. tomoraider

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    But the cinematics are the best part! Anyway, really glad you liked it!
     
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    don't worry now that i had time i watched all...
    I just wanted to play.
     
  7. WarDude

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    what happen to the original Rise of the Blood Elves version did you delete the page?
     
  8. tomoraider

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    I just thought it wasn't necessary anymore to have two versions of RotBE on Hive.
     
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    if you make another campaign will it follow the cataclysm expansion?
     
  10. tomoraider

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    Yes, in a way.
     
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    hey in chapter 3 aewynna has thrall voice :D:D
     
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    Very nice campaign. I love using the Blood Knights because they just don't die when paired with Liadrin!

    A few things, though, that either annoyed me or require some touch-ups:

    1. Why does Liadrin's third ability only affect her? Vampiric Aura too good when used with Blood Knights? If so, then that makes sense.

    2. Remembering all the hotkeys for each hero is a pain no matter what map you're playing on (this doesn't just go for your campaign, but really for all custom campaigns and even Blizzard's own official game). One thing that a few people do is set all hero hotkeys to QWER. If this means changing the names of some skills, just do it like this:
    "[Q] - Skill #1"
    "[W] - Skill #2"
    etc.

    3. The mission where you have to hold out for 30 minutes against Undead attacks has somewhat lopsided difficulty. It starts out hard, and then gets too easy once you get upgrades and tech up. If you look at examples from the official campaign, you'd see that with every wave, they make attacks harder and harder to repel (though it starts off fairly easy). Usually around the 1-2 minutes left mark, they completely swarm you with spawned units, such that you're not supposed to hold it off (but time will run out before you die). I don't know how those triggers work, but it's something to think about.

    4. The mission where you first get Phoenixes is HARD. You start in a lousy position, Phoenixes obliterate Guard Towers, and the best way to do it is to ditch your starting base and establish at the bottom-left expansion. It's honestly one of the missions I like the least.

    5. This is a personal irk, but I feel you use music from WoW and SC2 too much. Sure, it's meant to create drama, but it goes slightly overboard when Heart of the Swarm music starts playing during a cutscene.

    Other than that, great campaign.
     
  13. tomoraider

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    Thank you, glad you liked it!

    1. I actually don't know, I just kind of felt that spell should only be for Liadrin. No specific reason why I didn't make it that it affects others too.
    2. Yeah, I should set hotkeys to QWER, I always seem to forget though. I'll definitely do an update for that once.
    3. I think you're right about this. I don't really know how to make the AI behave like that yet, I suppose I could just make the AI harder, but that map should be harder.
    4. To be honest, that map is supposed to be like that. It is supposed to be one of the hardest maps.
    5. While I do agree that sometimes I do use WoW music a bit too much, I think I only used the main theme from HotS once or twice in this campaign. I also used quite a bit Two Steps From Hell music. But yeah, as you said, it's personal how will people like that. Some people liked having all this music, some didn't.
     
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    Some more stuff now that I've completed the campaign. Kudos on a very well-made product, but still there's a few things to address.

    1. For the hold-out mission, if you need an idea on how to increase difficulty, add some triggers where at certain points in time (i.e. every 3-5 minutes), the enemy spawns large waves of units and sends them at you, rather than completely relying on standard building of waves through its own AI. At certain points, the waves get bigger and bigger until, when the timer is almost up, you get a wave of something like 40 Ghouls at once (among other things), something you aren't expected to defeat, but won't completely kill you before time is up if you have a defense remaining.

    2. The final mission (where you fight Kil'jaeden), I'm afraid, has some major issues.

    The first is that the Draenei's AI is bugged. Upon taking out the Orange base, when they warp in, the workers just harvest lumber and gold and don't build anything (not even a Town Hall). This needs investigating, but my guess is that they start without enough money to build an initial base. Maybe give them an early lump sum of gold and lumber to start with so they don't bug out?

    The second is that the two enemies you fight start the map with good upgrades. The purple opponent is maxed out, while the orange opponent has level 2 upgrades. Since you start with no upgrades, and purple sends attack waves pretty much every 2-3 minutes, you get overwhelmed easily even with 3 heroes (a 3/3 unit versus a 0/0 unit is a one-sided slaughter). I actually had to use cheats to give myself free upgrades just to even the odds, and even then I had trouble.

    The last, and this is a personal opinion, is that I feel you start out with very few units (even though you have 3 level 10 heroes). Considering your opponent will throw everything at you, shouldn't you at least have a golem or phoenix off the bat to help defend the initial waves? Even if the mission is meant to be hard, having only a handful of swordsmen, archers and priests makes it very daunting.

    3. This might just be me, but I find very little reason to get Hawkstrider Knights over Blood Knights. Blood Knights are simply... better, except at speed. Hawkstrider Knights need something to make them a little more useful beyond just a cleaving attack and high movement speed. Maybe give them Resistant Skin so they are slightly better versus casters (compared to Blood Knights)?

    4. The mission where Kael sides with Kil'jaedan is too easy. Though you probably meant for the mission just to be akin to an interactive cutscene, the escape from the palace should present at least some degree of difficulty.
     
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    Thanks again!

    1. Oh I could do that, I dunno how I never thought of that.
    2. Yeah, I know about the draenei AI. I've tried many times to fix it, but I just have no idea what's causing it.
    And I don't think the map is too hard, well, it's supposed to be hard, and I've never really had any problems with it. I think I'll be keeping it as it is.
    3. Yeah, Hawkstrider Knights are a little bit useless. I'll think of something to buff them up.
    4. Yeah, this is a just a mission important to the story. Not supposed to be hard or anything.

    Thanks for posting all this! I'll see what I can do when I do a small update after I finish CotF v.2.0.
     
  16. darkdill

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    Suggestion for the Draenei: When they warp in, have the game automatically spawn structures for them (instead of having their builders do it) (if your units get in the way, have them warped out of the base first). Fixes the problem and speeds them up. That or give their hero a mini Town Hall (or something like that).

    Also, had a thought on Hawkstrider Knights: What if you gave them a unique type of Bash? One that always works, but has a long cooldown between bashes. Good for initiating fights.
     
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  17. tomoraider

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    Perhaps I'll do it, I'll see.
    And actually, they originally had bash, but I changed it for cleave, lol.
     
  18. govno123

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    ?

    I can't play chapter 3, I got black screen and my game just have left. HELP!
     
  19. tomoraider

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    Like I said in the Known Issues section, you need the newest patch.
     
  20. Death Rage

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    i like that compaign so much because it s the about the real story burning c
    thank you so much for this and curse of the f i hope if you do the story of akama and illidan in the tempel keep going