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Warcraft 3 Reforged

Discussion in 'Latest Updates and News' started by Archian, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. deepstrasz

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    @Wareditor confirmed story retcons are a thing so that Warcraft III will better match to what came to WoW.
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    It's in those links by the way.

    I hope they do it properly, at least.
     
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    Then why are they making all these efforts for revamping Battle.net 1.0? They've changed clan sizes, channels, matchmaking, etc. And in PTR they have a patch which will change how/if bots work, how you can find a custom game, the need for port forwarding, etc.

    Why all that work if it's for nothing?
     
  3. deepstrasz

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    I think you might be right. They just port the game to the B.net app and that's it. That, because they will probably update both classic Warcraft III and Reforged with patches since they can be toggled from one to another.
     
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    Yup. There will be crossplay. So I'm sure both classic and reforged players will get the new multiplayer experience.
     
  5. RED BARON

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    I am really looking forward to this - Although I could be in for a disappointment if the spirit of the original is lost. At the very least, damn the potential of this.

    EDIT: Should keep in mind that this is written on their site for the remake:

    So I guess I am more hoping for a reimagining that keeps the spirit of the original game and allow us to still do all our beloved modding (perhaps also use some of the old:con:).
     
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    I really disliked how the classics team started patching wc3 over a year ago. There was no communication and the patches broke so many things. I also thought SC:R was poorly made. Many pro-players just stuck to the the original SC.

    Despite that I think the classics team has become a blessing to wc3. They started really listening to the community and asking people what they wanted and how they wanted. Having a reverse compatible remaster is the smartest and best possible way to have handled this. Now we just need to keep feeding them our feedback and build this into an amazing project. The team working on WCR look incredibly passionate and I feel like this is a collaboration with the community rather than a Blizzard solo-cash-grab.
     
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    We'll be lucky enough that they port the plentiful bundle of models wc3 has (creeps, I'm looking at you; replacing Stratholme bandits for orcs does not bode well).

    Guys, you must read the thread :( the original game is compatible with reforged.

    Already said that in my post :p
    As per your other question, Blizzard is releasing the art tools they used to reforge models. :infl_thumbs_up:

    @Blackcat @RED BARON love it that you guys are around!:cute:
     
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    Writer Christie Golden, who has worked with Blizzard on multiple novels set in the Warcraft universe over the past two decades, is helping to bring “parity” to the stories of Warcraft 3and World of Warcraft, which will require retconning some of the strategy game’s story. Those changes will bring “renewed focus to a few central characters that we thought deserved a little bit more time in the limelight,” Stillwell said.

    “There’s been 16 years of evolution of this franchise outside of this game,” Stillwell explained. “Some of that, especially central characters like Jaina and Sylvanas


    Of course they were gonna push their agenda in the remaster of a 15 years old game.
     
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    Yea, the reimagining factor makes me somewhat nervous. But of course I am around - Always :smile: I might be fairly lurking, but I always have Hive as a primary tab for whatever PC I am on. I am glad to see you as well :wink:

    Very glad they didn't go the Diablo Immortal route though haha :grin:
     
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    by reinagining it means stuff like
    Assaulting Silvermoon will probably have an island you have to push to after destroying cirty to reach the sunwell. in additino Anasterian Sunstriders presence.

    A quick look at the Stratholm map at blizzcon tells you where they are going.

    This is frankly a good thing. You can play old warcraft anytime you want. This is the SAME STORY we all know but with new map layouts and tactical challenges.

    Think of Azjol Nerub in Legacy of the Damned 2.0
    Think of the potential extended Scourge of Lordaeron Campaign with Arthas purging his men.

    there will obviosuly be new quests and new sidequests. I somewhat hope Campaign map items are static and not randomized however with blizzards new RNG boner in every game it has these days.

    Think of the potential for a TRUE dalaran and not knights and footman with 3 mages.

    This has the potential to be a groundbreaking RTS a new warcraft RTS even.


    What SUCKS ASS tho is if they were going this route. Why didn't they just make a damn new game instead of patching and breaking the fuck out of WC3 when they could of left it intact while making this without breaking OLD custom content which will obviously happen when THIS goes live.

    Custom Campaigns entirely unplayable? Probably so.
    Going to be hell to keep a legacy version patch of the game up one this goes out with Bnet forcing your patching updates.

    This isn't going to be a simple Starcraft remaster graphics resolution toggle with the changed maps.
    So it's either going to have a legacy campaign and reforged campaign selection

    they say custom content will work but I'm skeptical we will have to see how this plays out. They are playing with fire right now.

    If they auto update your existing WC3 and also DELETE the old map layouts.
    THat would not be good for anyone and piss many off myself included.
     
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    I'm a lurker for ages, but this... sounds amazing! I can't wait until release.
    Remade/Improved World Editor :wgrin::wthumbsup:
     
  14. deepstrasz

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    Maybe, it's WoW to blame?
    What the .... is that? I just watched the trailer. It's a Diablo game only for mobile! Is Blizzard that desperate?
    Let's hope they actually bring all that material in! Imagine the orcish and whatnot factions (Kul Tiras too!) being put for us on the modding table.
     
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    well it's not a LORE accurate port for sure.

    Orc and Darkspear headhunter creep camps were off the the left of the Stratholme preview levels area.

    Speaking of Which if the Demo campaign isnt included fully into the game. Thats a fail and a point that need to be found out if they forgot it yet so they can add it.

    Rexxar campaign is already comfired happening and with the reimagining happening it will probably have even more RPG feels than before.
     
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    Oh, for the love of the Light, Blizzard... Just... F**ck off with your lore retcons.

    Like, seriously... I could give the new graphics a try. I could wait and see what they do with modding. But this... This is really hurting my hype levels right now.
     
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    Well... shit

    If WoW writters were better keeping their own lore straight, this could be only a minimal meedling. But given the "In yo face" way they do the things now, this is going to be a Battle for Lorderon 0.5.

    And seriously this is the seven mass retcon to WC3 events.
     
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    Hug emoji does not display :(

    WoW has orcs in Stratholme? I did not know that :xxd:

    That would be awesome, but somehow I doubt it's about to happen :p getting decals, at least, would be nice.
    Also, the orc grunt and troll headhunters were probably because bandit models have not been reforged yet^^
     
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    wait for the Outland campaigns.

    Them Draenei WC3 Retcons incoming
     
  20. deepstrasz

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    Woohoo! Naaru all the way! Can't wait!