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The Warcraft 3 Ability Insight document.

Discussion in 'General Mapping Tutorials' started by ScrewTheTrees, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. ScrewTheTrees

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    So what is the Warcraft 3 Ability Insight Document?

    Back in June 10th 2017 i started working on this document. The purpose back then was to map out all the abilities i found had interesting properties, Generally by applying Negative values to the stat fields or just changing stuff around in ways most people dont even think about doing.

    Then i decided to add "Tags" these tags can be used to find abilities with specific properties such as Damage Over Time or Morph.

    I am now (June 15th2017) done with my additions on Human/Orc and is working on Undead.
    Update (June 16th2017) Done adding Undead Abilities.
    Update (June 22nd2017) Done adding Night Elf abilities, Also remade many of the tag names to be more consistent and logical.
    Update (July 7th 2017) Done adding Neutral Hostile abilities
    Update (March 4th 2018) Done adding Neutral Passive and Special effectively filling out 99% of the document. Some item abilities are missing since they are identical to normal abilities.
    Update (October 16th 2018) A few updates and a lots of cool information from other peeps, thanks for your inputs.
    As of now i have disabled "Suggestion Mode" and things can be edited directly, hopefully this will contribute to a better user experience when adding information, if abused it will be reverted back.
    Update (January 30 2020) I have deprecated the project and removed it from general public as i generally feel after recent events that the war3 community doesnt deserve it.
    Update (February 20th 2020) The document has been made public again, but i am reverting back to suggestion mode due to too many people leaving accidental spaces or letters around.
    Google docs just doesnt have good enough version control for me to ensure quality in free type mode.

    The entire document is on google Drive, this means anyone can contribute more information into it. It also means that all the additions/changes i do get updated in Real Time.
    Here is the link to the document: Warcraft 3 WE Ability Insight


    So what does it actually contain?

    It contains insight into the abilities of Warcraft 3 in ways a person would normally not use them. Or in ways the people didnt know they could use them.

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  2. General Frank

    General Frank

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    I can see this become a very useful document for all map maker and people who like using in-game loop-holes.
     
  3. Kyrbi0

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    This is seriously the best guys. This is our generation's Ability Guide, in the style of many of the ancient greats.

    Difference being, this is more exhaustive (or will be) & a bit more rigorous, if more focused; just basically the negative values of things. Still, LOADS of awexome testing & useful information by TheRealAttackA, so kudos!
     
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    We should create a "documentation" thread when this is done.Like a tutorial of some sorts.
     
  5. ScrewTheTrees

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    Hai Khyrberos, thanks for your support <3
    Also thank you for helping me add and test stuff for this :)

    I mean, if blizzard intends to keep updating warcraft 3 there will be changes, and the information in here is gonna have be updated :)
    That's why Google Docs is so great for this thing, in the future information can easily be changed so that everyone can see the updated info. And also contribute it.

    The only "tutorial" needed here is that Shift + Click is neccessary to input negative values into the boxes.
     
  6. IcemanBo

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    I find it very cool you made this work. Good one, approved.
     
  7. ScrewTheTrees

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    Thanks bro.
    Hopefully a lot more people will contribute interesting information too :)
     
  8. BritneySpears2016

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    Too bad that Gdocs are freakingly slow when text gets huge
     
  9. ScrewTheTrees

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    Yeah it is indeed if your computer/internet is not up to par.
    Luckily they have a download options to various forms such as PDF or pure TXT in the upper left under "File"
     
  10. Daffa

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    Could use update with 1.30 balance patch
     
  11. SadisticLeprechaun

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    Most of this data is still true as of 1.30, but adding the new critical strike field and similar is on my TODO list
     
  13. Nudl9

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    Cargo (Devour): Only friendly units inside the cargo is affected by triggers that change life or deal damage.
     
  14. GoldSkull

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    ScrewTheTrees, the Warcraft III community is enormous. I believe it's safe to say, that you have only ever seen max. 5% of it manifesting itself in any way. I think, from a logical perspective, it's incorrect to base your decision regarding this document, on that five percent.
     
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  15. ScrewTheTrees

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    Agreed, its in some regard very immature of me, the document is public once again since new modders or old ones might need / want to look at it.
     
  16. GoldSkull

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    Thank you. And don't worry much about it. We often make negative generalizations based on disappointments.
     
  17. Devalut

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    This is criminally underrated.
     
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    Thank you for this!
     
  19. Macadamia

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    I realize I also forgot to thank you about his.

    Awesome work, really !