[Campaign] WarCraft: The Beginning

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Introduction
Hello there! After much doubt and torment I finally decided to share my little hobby project with the community.

It has already been under development for about 4 or 5 years considering my longtime breaks from time to time.
In the beginning this whole project was heavily... 'inspired' by well-known WarCraft movie. My idea was to tell the story of the first two wars between the Orcs and Humans but in it's canon way, the way it existed in WarCraft lore according to various books and games existing. I still know no campaigns which could tell this story in a modern way (I mean, WarCraft III way).

Then Chronicles Vol.2 released and the idea turned into something new. To merge and combine existing sources into a compiled story which will take the best from all of them. The movie had great scenes but was... let's be honest, pretty bad in general. Let's take these scenes then! The books have good dialogs - let's use them! That is what my project realy is, a compilation to tell the story to those who already know it and to those who might not know it yet.

Current State
There are three Acts planned each dedicated to a specific period of the story. So, Act I is the First War and The Last Guardian, Act II is the Second War and Act III is Beyond the Dark Portal.
Right now Act I is still under development and the War is only beginning yet 6 playable missions and 3 interludes are finished.

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Little Teaser
P.S. Please excuse me if there are any mistakes in my speech. English is not my native and this project is a bit of a challenge for my English skills as well :)
If any of you are interested or want to take part in the development - let me know. It's quite hard to maintaint such projects using only your free time alone.
I would be happy to answer your questions.
Special thanks to all authors who see their models/textures. Guys, I never planned to make this project public so I don't remember all the authors and some of your models might have been edited by me without your permission, please, forgive me. If you see some of your content used - let me know because all credits are rightfully yours. I will gladly write your name to credits list, realy.


PLAYABLE DEMO: WarCraft: The Beginning DEMO (Patch 1.31)
 
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This project looks fantastic. I am really impressed in particular by how well made the "Black Morass Loading Screen" picture looks. Good luck with your project.

There are three Acts planned each dedicated to a specific period of the story. So, Act I is the First War and The Last Guardian, Act II is the Second War and Act III is Beyond the Dark Portal.
Right now Act I is still under development and the War is only beginning yet 6 playable missions and 3 interludes are finished.
This sounds like a huge undertaking. If you only manage to complete 1 act, people would still be really happy, so hopefully don't push yourself too much.
 
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This sounds like a huge undertaking. If you only manage to complete 1 act, people would still be really happy, so hopefully don't push yourself too much.
Thanks a lot :)


The first act is actually an objective right now. The most time-consuming part is terrain as I am not realy good in that (or too perfectionist, don't know). So if anyone wants to help with that part - you are DAMN welcome)
 
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Well... For those who are interested in playing - 'ere you go. Bug reports are APPRECIATED)

P.S. dataminers can find some extra fun inside the campaign file)

Tech info: Campaign file was made with War3 v1.31.
 

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A little portion of content for the upcoming missions. Guess what it is and where from)
 

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Hello there :)

The project honestly looks super impressive, from the trailer, to the cinematic, to the custom model, the wonderdraft map and the terraining work overall.

I'm looking forward seeing the rest of your work :)
 
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How many chapters are you going to make on each Act ?
I have no limits for the number of chapters. There will be as much of them as necessary to highlight all the main events. Which means about 10-15 chapters per act.

Hello there :)
The project honestly looks super impressive, from the trailer, to the cinematic, to the custom model, the wonderdraft map and the terraining work overall.
I'm looking forward seeing the rest of your work :)

Thank you)
 
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Hey everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates and overall silence. If there in anyone interested, the project is not dead)
I've been doing as much as I could while combining my work, graduating from the master degree and passing exams for the postgraduate course...

What I've got so far is being free from ALL studying activities until autumm (HELL YEAH :)). Therefore nowadays I spend most of my free time building, scripting and coding the future missions and updating the old ones. The last two maps are both from the POV of Khadgar so they are quite time- and imagination-consuming. Hope to deliver an update for the Demo by autumm adding at least two new missions and finally go to the First War part finally.

Here are some screenshots of 80% built and 50% programmed Stormwind taken mostly from the Editor under the spoiler)
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