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Rise of the Blood Elves v3.0

Submitted by tomoraider
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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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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...
  1. The Lich KIng.

    The Lich KIng.

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    EDIT"*Lol just found out how long my post is holy shit "*

    I realy enjoyed it.I liked every chapter.they were so good that I was like "Im gonna post this chapter is my favorite one" but next chapter changed my mind.
    The musics were great and made chapters more exiting.like escaping dung or tempest keep
    Althought tbh(dont mean I didnt like)but I was dissapointed with some parts that you have changed about canon lore(Sometimes you gave it even more depth but Im a fking lore nerd) the thing that kael doeant give a damn about silvermoon and had to be convinced by those who betrayed and went to take it themselves.in fact kael did cared and sent Romath to teach ways of draining magic and there with his help and blood elves regained their magical powers, they retook the city.and Kael himself was not present.although it would be cool to have their prince on their side aswell while retaking the city but as I said im so hard on canon lore.(but still I love the campaign the way it is)
    You realy did the"sylvanas lost no love for his kingdom"so well.
    Im already at Kael's first invasion upon Illidan's fortress.
    Here is my idea about each interesting chapter
    Second one was realy cool with theme of "we will be conquerers of outland once again"
    The next one was so cool with giving both grand magistrex and general specefic personality.I loved Lady Liadrin so much and the Blood Shed thing.so many here complain about it that after its done u kill 1000 of blood elves but as it has been said in future cinematics there was no way to avoid the bloodshed and you showed it realy well.last part of Kael's forces marching upon tempest keep was epic too.
    The creaton of Golems chapter was realy interestig aswell.It was hard and I likes it.you showed the importance of golems in deafting undeads realy nice as I was able to handle with them by golems easier.
    I liked "still feel smart ranger general"
    The retaking of silvermoon was so good to.perfectly indicated how strong can undeads be there is a hard task upon our shoulders.we had many heroes and bcs of this we had to be worried(the enemy must be so strog that it needs this much effort)you made Kael'thas pretty strong wich I liked it(due to lore)
    And the forsaken setting their base was badass too.
    I made it harder for myself by like giving Lorthemar,Ranger General and Grand Magistrix the task of defeating purple base.only forsaken the yellow base and kaelthas and liadrin main base wich i did the last for epicness and made only Kael squad having golems bcs well...royal units for royal kings.
    Dungeon chapter was good but you must work more on making it scary like adding some parts with strong mobs wandering around and nearly impossible to kill.giving the feeling of here is somewhere you shouldnt stay.
    The intro of Darkhan boss fight is cool with spirits helping us but still it was sad that it was too easy.I tried to make it harder by doing whole chapter with 3 heroes but still easy.you must work on making strong boss fights(I hope Kiljaeden wich I know is the last one be hard bcs I want a badass fight)
    Defending silvermoon was great too and again perfectly showed how strong are undeads with their strong attack waves.I again tried to made it harder with ranger general defendig those two gold mine at entrance,my sexy liadrin BE camp and lorthemar forsaken base.Could realy feel the Arthas invasion of silvermoon as blood elf view and the thing of"god damn hiw long I should foght these monsters"
    Escaping from tempest keep with my sexy Liadrin was so perfect too with feelig of"lol wtf our own prince betrayed us"
    I was sad for Liadrin bcs she used to respect Kaelthas so much ;_;
    But still I didnt like a small part about this chapter.in lore Kaelthas was so strong willed and did not fell in Legion's service in the first encounter.(in canon lore wich Kael never return Azzeroth)Lorthemar even wanted to tell him of Aveena and inform him of a hope for sunwell's redemption but Kiljaeden made sure reports never reached him so he would finally find out the only savior for his people is Kiljaeden's fel magic.
    But still it was good
    As I said im already at Sieging Illidan with kael's arm.when I complete it I will tell my idea about the rest of chapters.keep making epic campaigns my friend.your jobs are truely wonderful
     
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  3. tomoraider

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    Yeah, I plan to make a new intro cinematic once I get to updating the campaign.

    Glad you liked the campaign! Thank you for your thoughts!
     
  4. ValhallaCalls

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    First off, love your campaigns, thanks for making these. I am having a recurring issue with Aewynne's Evergreen ability though. As in, it just doesn't work most of the time. I have to sit there with my troops and cast it again and again because the invis isnt affecting anyone. sometimes it works eventually. they have the buff, but they're still visible and enemies attack them. it happens both in and out of combat, and while they're moving or still. it was annoying for mission three 'Through Fire', but manageable because i could just poly everything in sight with my army of sorceresses. For mission ten 'The Siege of the Black Temple', however, its pretty missionbreaking. has anyone else encountered this? maybe have a workaround?
     
  5. Sinahasanimehr1383

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    The same problem happened for me in curse of the forsaken but I think it's about the patch of the game because I have 1.27 patch
    But I played this campaign without any problem and I must admit it was pretty fantastic
     
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    Many pardons for long post !

    Alright, finally finished it after 2-3 weeks.... with breaks obviously. I want to share a sort of objective opinion about the campaign, with POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD for those who haven't played the campaign yet. I played it on V1.27.

    Firstly, I'd like to say that this campaign holds a special place in my heart merely because I have played it a couple of times in the past. A kid back then, I think I played the first version of it, when, in the second chapter you had your base inside the Black Citadel, then after one or 2 years I played V2.0 in which Dar'Khan Drathir had a sort of.. Tauren Chieftain model xD And now, I played it again after like 4 or 5 years... and it is a whole lot different from what I remember.

    I was really hyped up when I started playing this campaign again after such a long time. The Blood Elven race has always been one of my favourite races in the Warcraft universe mainly because of their whole story arc that began in WC3 which developed and had a tie-in in WoW. However, the more I delved into the chapters, the more I found the campaign less entertaining. The first 4-5 chapters were great and a lot of fun. After the fifth one though.. things got a little bit.. hard and dull.

    Maybe I should just list pros and cons.

    Pros:

    + Nice new model for the shop along with new "racial" items

    + Neat custom models for most buildings and units

    + New interactive units like Blood Knight, Arcane Golem

    + Fitting quotes for the heroes and some of the units

    + Custom music soundtracks which are perfect for the BE (taken from WoW)

    + Fair representation of the events which occurred between the end of TFT and WoW TBC with the BE especially (and probably the only representation of these events in the whole Warcraft universe)

    + Alessandra's story arc is a really cool one

    + The story was told in a pretty good, coherent and cohesive way

    + The cool change of the Magic Sentry passive

    + The new hero and unit spells and abilities

    + I'm not sure if I spot all of them, but nice easter eggs, especially the one with the banshee xD

    + The optional quests are pretty high-rewarding most of the times

    + Good terrain design with neat custom tilesets in some chapters

    + Good character/hero development in terms of their story arcs

    + Fun puzzle and gameplay mechanics especially in chapters 2, 7, 10


    And then, there are the cons:

    - The new "racial" items from the shop represent a fresh addition to the race's specific shop.. but most of them are kinda bad:
    > the only good item is Orb of Slow mainly because it's an orb which also happens to give good stats
    > the Lesser Scroll of Replenishment is literally useless because from chapter 2 onwards you can train priests so you will have your units healed almost all the time, plus you will later on have Lady Liadrin and Blood Knights for AoE heals, and regarding the mana part, you have the Magic Sentry passive from towers
    > would have been nice to increase the duration of the Anti-Magic Potion to more than 15 seconds to make it more race unique and more relevant
    > same with Potion of Invulnerability and also.. what the frick: 400 G ??? it's 75 G at a Goblin Merchant
    > don't really see the relevance of having Anti-Magic Potion if you have a Potion of Invulnerability and vice versa
    > wish there were more mage-type items in the shop, considering the main race is about magic stuff, items like staves maybe, specifically a Staff of Teleportation replacing the Scroll of Town Portal or a Staff of Negation or even a Staff of Silence which Blizzard actually implented in the BE chapters of the main campaign

    - Most chapters like 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 and 12 are sorta mundane with objectives ranging from destroying bases or having to defend against swarms of enemy units

    - The AI in some chapters, namely 10 and 12 is very unforgiving to the point in which I couldn't train up an army cause I was constantly defending my base from enemy units, and in chapter 12 I couldn't even get to destroy the orange base, or any base whatsoever; now, you could say that my micro skills suk which might be true but, still, the AI is kinda broken considering the enemy units started walking inside my base and this is what I found a little bit frustrating: they walked around my base having nothing specific to target and stop somewhere near my workers and start attacking them or any building with little value :T

    - As long as the AI seems to endlessly attack the player in chapters 10 and 12, why not make the base a little bit well-placed ?? the position of the base is very bad specifically in these two chapters because you have to fight on two far-off fronts, plus the fact that in chapter 10 your units struggle to move through the narrow places between the main buildings :T

    - Having only Kael to defend the base in chapter 10 is not enough; kinda wish he had his old banish

    - The amount of healing, especially AoE healing, is quite ridiculous

    - Wish you used the other two songs from Blizz for WC3: Last Days of the Alliance and the Blood Elf theme as they both fit in really well with the main race

    - If the player has to defend a whole city from the undead in chapter 8 why control two bases ?? it's pretty hard already with the techtree and units the BE have; why not give the Forsaken another task like maybe infiltrating the enemy bases to take them out ?

    - Most of the optional quests from the campaign are pretty lacklustre, either unriveting or either non-existent in some chapters in which there was a lot of quest and objective potential, namely in chapters 6, 7, 8 etc.

    - Kinda wish there were more relevant neutral camps instead of enemy unit groups

    - Some portions of the maps in chapters 6, 8 and 10 are simply filled with empty spaces

    - Chapter 10 could use a lot more detail in terms of doodads, objects and terrain taking into consideration the lack of these when you have to infiltrate the enemy backline with Akama and Aewynne

    - Also in chapter 10: it's pretty hard already to try to defend your base from oncoming Naga and Fel Orc units who, by the way, have quite a lot of significant CC and damage, while also having to micro your other forces in the north to destroy those couple Fel Orc outposts

    - This is somewhat of a major con: the way the characters developed was quite nice and it was done in a specific way with certain details and story elements which is great.. the fact that you literally put Lor'themar's WoW short story inside the campaign in the form of an Epilogue feels like an antithesis to how things work in the sense of storytelling before the Epilogue, with a sort of different character mentality and new terms of vocabulary which didn't really fit in well with the words used before the Epilogue; also, the characters seem to have an abrupt change: Sylvanas helped the BE retake Quel'Thalas and they were grateful for the help she provided together with her Forsaken, then, in the Epilogue, they all argue about the fact that Lor'themar has to send BE troops to Northrend to help fight the Lich King and so Sylvanas starts acting very authoritative which is like 180 degrees from the way she spoke before the Epilogue.. it would have made a lot more sense if Sylvanas hadn't been so easily convinced to help them regarding Quel'Thalas and she could definetely have been developed in a way which would match the way she acts and thinks in the Epilogue

    - No voice acting :p


    Bugs:

    - Might I say.. the AI ? xD
    - Phoenix doesn't always morph into egg form when its health literally reaches 0; that might be Blizz's fault or mine by playing on V1.27
    - Aewynne's W doesn't always make herself and the surrounding units invisible, I remember I had to load the map again from a savefile to make it work
    - Not a bug, but maybe it would have been better to make Aewynne's W act like Shadowmeld so that she and her units respectively wouldn't start attacking


    Conclusively, I daresay I used cheats to complete chapters 8, 10 and 12. On chapter 8, it just got plain boring when I saw that I had to defend two bases in a timespan.. and I've been defending my base for most of the time in the other previous chapters. On chapter 10, I admit.. I could have played that better and probably could have rushed the attack on the Fel Orc and Naga camps cause the rewards for destroying those were definetely really good but.. it doesn't excuse the fact that it was still very hard to defend all the time and send forces at the same time. On chapter 12, I don't think I could have done it in any other way, not even if I managed to have mass Phoenixes to try to attack the orange base cause Phoenixes don't have good damage against buildings and there was absolutely no way I could have sent ground forces as they would have been ambushed by enemy forces like Arcane Golems, Blood Knights or demons on their path. Same with the purple base. The AI in that chapter is actually broken.

    All in all, I enjoyed playing this campaign, it was hella fun after a really long time of not playing the game :D You clearly put a lot of effort, work, time and energy into making this beautiful masterpiece which is one of the most recognisable works in the community. But there is absolutely a lot of room for improvement in relation to the issues I touched upon. Thus, I would rate this campaign a 3 or 3.5 out of 5. Now, I'll start playing Curse of the Forsaken and maybe provide a review for that as well if you'd like.

    Congrats and keep it up !
     
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    Just save and load the map again.
     
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    i tried that too. ultimately i ended up completing the mission without using her at all. got maiev up into the fight with liberal use of blink and the reveal map from towers:) lol
     
  9. Royalpimp

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    Playing the latest version right now, it's fun. Really like the gameplay, and I like how you changed the story a bit from when Drak'thir dies forward(haven't finished it yet). Though I have to say that some things are not very well set up or explained, or are just kind of strange. Like when the Ranger General finds a base in Quel'thalas before meeting Lor'themar, it's presumably because some of her soldiers went ahead before her but it's never really explained that's the case or how they got the head start to do so since it took her little time to cross the portal to Quel'thalas(presumably). How did Alessandra and her even manage to basically conquer Tempest Keep and get to Quel'thalas if most still followed Kael? The layout of the mission made it seem like they took over the whole thing.
    There are other things that seem strange to me but I don't really feel like writing them up now and I understand it's a pain in the ass to tell a story through a warcraft campaign. I mostly just wanted to congratulate you on the fun campaign and ask if you still have the older versions of the campaign somewhere? I'd really love to try them again and it'd be great to see fully how far you've come with this campaign.
     
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    Strange. Maybe one of the newer patches broke the ability. I'll check it out!

    Glad you liked it!

    I agree with a lot of the issues you've mentioned, most of it is something I was already aware of and plan to fix in the future.

    As for the epilogue, it is a bit out of place. Mainly I wanted it to serve as a bridge between this campaign and Curse of the Forsaken. To be completley honest, I was I think 15-16 years old when I made v2.0 of this campaign (v3.0 didn't really change the story much) and I didn't put too much thought into a lot of these things back then. There's a lot of issues with the story, but I am not sure if I want to go back and do another revamp of the campaign.

    Glad you liked it the campaign! Yeah, I already mentioned above there are issues with the story.

    I do have the older versions. I haven't gotten around to it, but I do plan to put them up for download at some point. Man, the v1.0 of this campaign is atrocious, but also kind of hilarious!
     
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    Ok, thanks for the answer !
     
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    Haha, the first version of the campaign was around 7 chapters if I remember correctly, and there were some cool missions (except the last one where I spent nearly 3 days to figure out how to beat it)
     
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    Remember the underground mission where some weird fire ghosts told Sylvanas she was a chosen one in their fight against ice ghosts, but then it turned out the ice ghosts were actually the good guys keeping the fire ghosts at bay from burning the world? That was some weird shit, man.
     
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    Completed this today (in WC3 1.30.4).
    No difficulty selection in this one?

    Constantly crashes when save is loaded on some maps. Had to launch the game again, each time. Ugh...

    There are invisible walls in Chapter 7 before you walk up to the locked gate.

    Chapter 10 first part is extremely annoying and unbalanced, enemies are relentless (and way stronger that in any later chapters). But after you get the first Demon base support, everything becomes super easy. This was the hardest map for me, even the final chapter was much, much easier.

    The epilogue was drawn out too much.

    Overall, a good campaign, but not as good as "Curse of the Forsaken".
     
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    And that the orc general got more camera than Lady Vashj whose apparition was only in Chapter 1 and then in Chapter 7, you had to wait Lorthemar reinforcements from A DEMON GATE!
     
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    Glad you liked it! I plan to multiple difficulties in a future update.

    EDIT:

    Hey guys, just wanted to post a little update on what I plan to do with Rise of the Blood Elves.

    I have begun very slowly to work on a v3.1 update. I was contemplating perhaps just skipping it entirely and beginning work on a v4.0 since I have some sick ideas for that, but Reforged would come out before I would even finish that so I'd rather wait until that happens and then decide what I want to do.

    The main things I plan to do with v3.1 are:
    - Fix some glaring bugs and issues (the broken UI, some broken skins, and whatever else I come across).
    - Add multiple difficulties and overall rebalance the campaign.
    - New intro cinematic!
    - Change the story a little bit. If any of you are familiar with the Sunwell Trilogy comic books, those detail Anveena's story and I have an idea of how to adapt that into the Quel'Thalas portion of the campaign without altering the story much.

    So v3.1 will happen at some point, but I cannot say when. I'm just very slow this time around! actually I'm slow every time But it will happen! And a v4.0 might happen. I'm already tired of myself for wanting to do this again, but y'all some of these ideas are really good!

    In the meantime, here are the download links for the older versions of the campaign. Have fun torturing yourself through v1.0:

    Rise of the Blood Elves v1.0 (February 2012)
    Rise of the Blood Elves v2.0 (December 2013)
     
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    The wait for Reforged isn't even that far, and who knows how the level editor will change, maybe you will be able to do better cinematics like the new Stratholme ones we've seen in the gameplay trailer... man, for a 20 years Warcraft fan like myself, this is gonna be sick. I really hope Reforged will also give new life to the Modding community (still active and giving players a lot of new ideas and ways to play every once in a while, but maybe an even better one!) since that's the main reason I kept playing, I'm not good at strategy games at all, I'm not even decent, but man, the characters, the stories, the world itself, there's so much to cover from the community that it really makes Warcraft an infinite-possibility universe.

    I'm eagerly waiting for the updates, Tomo. Keep up the good work, because you're a damn good editor. <3
     
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    I'll be 100% honest. I didn't like this campaign as much as CotF for a number of reasons, still 5 stars though:
    -The campaign as a whole feels several levels below CotF, no such epic interludes, chapters aren't as interesting imo(you don't have a swarm of bats slaughtering the enemy, or enemy having an ultra powerful hero that slaughters your entire army, or dungeon type missions, or controlling heroes of various factions)
    -Some chapters do not have that good mechanic imo like the one where you destroy the generators and Liadrin is chasing you around. I'm also not a fan of survival missions(think they were the worst part of RoC campaigns), and here there are three, imo too many.
    -Some chapters are just too hard. Like the one where you have to rescue Lor'themar while the enemy is constantly attacking you with stronger units and a hero of higher level than your. And again being honest I was unable to complete chapters where you defend Silvermoon, and chapters 10, 11 and 12 without "whosyourdaddy".
    -(personal reason) In WoW lore forsaken are my favorite race and Sylvanas is my favorite character.
    -(personal reason) Imo WotLK story is just better than TBC.

    Things you can change, besides fixing the bugs of 1.31.1 like broken skins and stuff, if you ever update the campaign again:
    -Techtree has problems. Make spell breakers be trained from arcane sanctum, and arcane golems from the building where spell breakers are trained now. Make the blood knight trained from farstrider's lodge. The reason is that you pretty much need (a few) buildings that will only train arcane golems constantly, but you also need to train quite a lot of priests and sorceresses. And once you trained 3-4 catapults you can only train arcane golems. The dragonhawk knight can be trained from the aviary, or repurposed as a wolf rider unit type.
    -Make enemy archers, casters and ranged heroes not run away when your meele units get to them.(Sooooo annoying)
    -Make chapter three different somehow.
    -Change chapter 8. Replace survival with destroy enemy bases, makes no sense that undead would retreat when they were on the brink of annihilating you. Update forsaken race, and replace one of the heroes with Putress.
    -Replace Aewynn with Halduron(though this doesn't rally matter, and I know there isn't really a good model)
    -Make chapters 10, 11 and 12 somewhat easier, remove the timer from chapter 12 or make draenei your allies from the start, tone down enemy attacks in chapters 10 and 11

    By the way love all the different heroes. Would say that Kael's summon phoenix is a bit OP, but considering how hard the chapters are, it's not really. Aewynn could use an autocast spell, perhapse the one that make her attack quicker.
     
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    I agree with most you said. This campaign suffers from being my first campaign and some maps not receiving larger changes since 2012. However, I am working on a v3.1 update. It won't bring any huge sweeping changes like CotF v3.0, but I'm hoping to rebalance some of the maps and add more interesting quests and mechanics. (I'm eyeing Chapters Four, Five, Six, Eight, Nine and Eleven as the ones that need updates the most at the moment.)
     
  20. Sinahasanimehr1383

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    "Sorry for my bad English I'm an iranian"
    Evergreen ability have low duration for chapter the siege of the black temple I was stock for hours for that fix this thanks
    I said it before this campaign is pretty fantastic