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Warcraft III - Patch 1.28.6 PTR

Discussion in 'Patch Discussion' started by StoPCampinGn00b, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. StoPCampinGn00b

    StoPCampinGn00b

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    Warcraft 3 Patch 1.28.6 PTR
    Link to Patch 1.28.6 PTR battle.net post

    The public test realm for patch 1.28.6 is out now! This means that you can test the new patch on a separate server (Mac & PC PTR installers are is included on the battle.net post, green link is above).

    The two biggest things that come in 1.28.6 are both ladder centric. One being a new map pool for ladder, and the other being various changes to existing melee maps, also for ladder. They include a selection 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, and FFA maps. In a sense, it is a balance patch, but not one where the stats of the four races units and heroes are altered. You can read the changes in detail on the battle.net post up top as well. Blizzard also stated two other things: That they're looking into fixing game search times and lowering the latency even more.

    The takeaway: After months of updates aimed at improving compatibility and technical aspects, (besides the 8mb map size limit being lifted) the first major wave of content arrived. There's still lots more to improve, but it's great the progress made finally being turned into significant substance. We await the modding and the custom game scene to see similar progress in the near future.

    Current 1.28.6 PTR map pools:
    - 1v1 Map Pool (New)
    - 2v2 Map Pool (New)
    - 3v3 Map Pool (New)
    - 4v4 Map Pool (New)
    - FFA Map Pool (New)

    August 18: PTR is back up!
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2017 at 8:54 AM
  2. Kyrbi0

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    Neat.
     
  3. FeruEnzeruJKun

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    I wish that will fix some problems for World Edit (Including versions of them) such imports in new patches and updates. I think the import editor always having problems and issues with things.
     
  4. TriggerHappy

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    The Blizzard post states this is for patch "1.28.6", not 1.29.
     
  5. FeruEnzeruJKun

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    That is true or false. It depends.
     
  6. Darklycan51

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    Nice new balance changes
     
  7. Kam

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    Blizzard is aware of the issues. Right now the focus is on ladder and the PTR.

    If you are still updating without the Blizzard App open and up to date that will cause issues.
     
  8. FeruEnzeruJKun

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    That's true. I'll might get my own Blizzard/BN account eventually right until i get a desktop for Warcraft 3.

    I think it's important that Warcraft 3 on Blizzard App could be fine.

    I'll agree with you and Warcraft 3 on Blizzard App then.
     
  9. Championfighter25

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    Nice,a lot of people bash Blizzard doing nothing for this game with these patches.I hope this calms them a bit.
     
  10. Freddyk

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    The last point worries me:
    "Removed the rolling shoreline waves from rolling hills"

    Does that mean most custom terrains (where hills are preferred to cliffs) will have no more shoreline waves? That would be ugly...
     
  11. Kostyarik

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    You took the words out of my mouth
     
  12. Jampion

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    I think all they did is edit the maps, so it won't affect custom maps in any way.
    Under Scenario -> Map Options you can select whether you want water waves on rolling shores and cliff shores. If you compare the new maps with their old version you can see, that they disabled the option to have water waves on rolling shores.
     
  13. Hero

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    Guys... do you think we are going to see WC3 in the launcher? It feels like this is the only way to attract more people.

    As a long-term ladder player, it depresses me to see that not even one in-game tournament gets carried out completely.
     
  14. ankan55

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    That's what i'm waiting for.
     
  15. StoPCampinGn00b

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  16. N'zoth

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    How do I get an offline patch? I am not able to find any of the google world.
     
  17. Anaxie

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    On bnet forums people are saying huge clusters of trees are uncuttable. Likely bugged to hell since they randomly secided to alter tree size

    Creep aquisiton range is utterly pathetic many maps you can mine gold or go to a merc place without them even blinking.

    The classic team are idiots i have no hope for the potential wc3 remastered to be anything except an absolute bug riddled clusterfuck
     
  18. Chaosy

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    Something remotely useful - nice.
     
  19. A]mun

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    Might be time to jump into ladder games again, although i hope there are more changes coming.
    Something creative, to refresh the age-old meta (new tech for underused units or so?).
     
  20. Dr Super Good

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    I do not think there is one.. I suspect one has to use the Blizzard app style patcher to update now. In the world of permanently connected high speed internet connections this is mostly not a problem.