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Chapter Two: The Plot Thickens
The story continues as Lucian and Allistar make their way northward after dealing with the vicious Ivory Blade Mercenaries led by their bloodthirsty leader - Thaldrin the Butcher.
In this new chapter, the duo arrive at Mage Tower Ignol after hearing reports of an incident there. Join the heroes as they seek to uncover just what's going on in Cendall and venture into the Wildlands to save a group of captured mages.
Lucian no longer stands alone on his quest and is joined by the Guard Captain of Mirasfield Village - Allistar Dumont! This level will be the chance for you to test your skills at controlling multiple heroes at once - are you up to the challenge? Prepare yourself! This chapter offers a much greater challenge than the first, featuring two unique boss encounters and multiple side quests. Make the most of Lucian's newfound companion to achieve victory!
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Features of the Campaign:

  • ARPG/Dungeon-Crawler style gameplay and combat in the same vein as the Rexxar Campaign.
  • Two fully-finished levels from the campaign featuring multiple quests, cutscenes and exciting boss battles!
  • A unique hero with a fiery skillset to begin your journey: the prodigious young pyromancer - Lucian Belerius!
  • A second hero, the stalwart defender of Mirasfield Village - Guard Captain Allistar Dumont!
  • The beginning of an original story set in a fantasy world that blends together various plots and characters cohesively.
For more information on the project as a whole, please see here.

Chapter One: End of an Age
The first chapter and opening of the Wrath of the Dragon campaign in its' entirety. Begin Lucian's journey as he arrives in the land of Cendall. Battle monstrous Tideborn, savage Goataari and a vicious Mercenary Company as you take the first steps on your quest to uncover a plot that could spell doom for the land, and potentially the world itself!

This is the first level in a campaign that will be composed of 15+ chapters once it is complete, and showcases the mechanics and features of the campaign in a level designed to ease players into the campaign without compromising fun!


Credits:
Models, Skins and Icons: Uncle Fester, General Frank, Kuhneghetz, JetFangInferno, Mike, RaidonGod, San_Melon, alfredx_sotn, -Grendel, MasterHaosis, kellym0, HerrDave, Power,
67chrome, Direfury, Deolrin, ILH, HappyTauren, Windrunner29, eubz, Mephestrial, Mc !, Tranquil, Daelin, sPy, WILL THE ALMIGHTY, zeshuri, Mister_HauDrauf, Geries, Misha,
Lender, soulreaver6, Tenebrae, shockwave, Xardian, diosilva16, Mr. Goblin, darkdeathknight, Ribenamania, induwer, johnwar, zbc, Vinz, Spellbound, Felipe Gormadoc,
PeeKay, Ujimasa Hojo, Em!, Hemske

Spells: -Berz-

Music: Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Koei Tecmo, Bandai Namco, Jagex

Banners: Vinz

Special thanks to: Vendar_Way, Sigurd Lim, Vulfar, johnwar, Uncle, MasterBlaster, HeavenSmitingDevilEmperor the Hive Workshop community and Blizzard Entertainment.

IF YOU SEE YOURSELF OR ANYONE ELSE MISSING FROM THIS LIST PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL HAVE THEM ADDED ASAP.

Changelog:
  • Increased the acquisition range of the final boss of level 2 to help prevent de-aggroing.
  • Applied a small fix to one of the cutscenes during the final boss battle of level 2.
  • The ability rotation of the optional boss in level 2 is now reset based on time rather than a unit's death to prevent exploitation.
  • Removed the war-stomp based ability from the final boss of level 2 to prevent freezing.
  • Applied a small fix to the final cutscene of level one.
  • Updated the dialogue for one of the optional quests of level one.
  • Updated the loading screens for both levels to fix a small visual issue.
  • Balance updates for the final boss of level 2 - this encounter should be slightly less punishing now.
  • Updated the models of some mercenary units in level 1.

  • Added the "Ghost(Visible)" ability to a certain friendly spider in chapter two to prevent collision issues.
Contents

Wrath of the Dragon - Chapter One (Map)

Wrath of the Dragon - Chapter Two (Map)

Reviews
Wazzz
With a couple of chapters on offer so far, Wrath of the Dragon allows you to follow an adventure similar to that of Rexxar's campaign. Learning how best to use your hero's abilities is key, and although the overall gameplay is relatively simple, it is...
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Hm, description interested me... I'll try to post my own "review" today for that map.
Description already intrigued me, and I like it.

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Completed for 85(?)%: killed all side bosses, main boss but didn't completed sheep quest :D
And what I can say at all? I feel it like a small WoW Dungeon, not a Diablo-like ARPG. I think that map genre should be a "dungeon crawler", but it's only my opinion.

Let's me take a list of encounted situations and suggestions:
  1. Firstly I thought that custom skills are JASS/Lua-written onces, but used variant pleasured me. But I have one thing - in my walkthrough I never learned "Fireshield" spell, because your "Firebolt" & "Fire Strike"-like spells are too overpowered and wins all map. Seriously, most of my boss tactic was stun - run - stun. And summon unit isn't appropriate for first map. Maybe we can use it in next chapters, but not in chapter 1;
  2. Where are all merchants? I saw merchant buildings but nowhere found any trader, so I can't sell my hearth/mana stones, only used/dropped alot. Maybe I didn't found him, or they really doesn't exist in your world :D
  3. Is path in woods, that leads directly to transmutation eye or satyr camp was really designed? Or it's a random decor placement? Anyway it's a cool shortcut.
  4. Main Story Boss (Butcher) is... Decent, I think? I didn't figure out how to kill him without abusing "player leaves boss room" thing - it's cool when he yells upon you and mysterious thing teleports him back xD
  5. Does murloc boss have any spells? Or he just auto-attacks you?
  6. I liked idea with neutral turtles. But strange that you don't used it anywhere than murloc zone. Or I didn't found?
  7. I can kill mayor before mercenaries come to town for onslaught :D And kill any NPC without penalty;
  8. And last thing - I liked "dungeon crawler" concept and I found it similiar to one-player WoW Dungeon idea.
Good map, overall.
In my opinion.
 
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Hm, description interested me... I'll try to post my own "review" today for that map.
Description already intrigued me, and I like it.

EDIT:
Completed for 85(?)%: killed all side bosses, main boss but didn't completed sheep quest :D
And what I can say at all? I feel it like a small WoW Dungeon, not a Diablo-like ARPG. I think that map genre should be a "dungeon crawler", but it's only my opinion.

Let's me take a list of encounted situations and suggestions:
  1. Firstly I thought that custom skills are JASS/Lua-written onces, but used variant pleasured me. But I have one thing - in my walkthrough I never learned "Fireshield" spell, because your "Firebolt" & "Fire Strike"-like spells are too overpowered and wins all map. Seriously, most of my boss tactic was stun - run - stun. And summon unit isn't appropriate for first map. Maybe we can use it in next chapters, but not in chapter 1;
  2. Where are all merchants? I saw merchant buildings but nowhere found any trader, so I can't sell my hearth/mana stones, only used/dropped alot. Maybe I didn't found him, or they really doesn't exist in your world :D
  3. Is path in woods, that leads directly to transmutation eye or satyr camp was really designed? Or it's a random decor placement? Anyway it's a cool shortcut.
  4. Main Story Boss (Butcher) is... Decent, I think? I didn't figure out how to kill him without abusing "player leaves boss room" thing - it's cool when he yells upon you and mysterious thing teleports him back xD
  5. Does murloc boss have any spells? Or he just auto-attacks you?
  6. I liked idea with neutral turtles. But strange that you don't used it anywhere than murloc zone. Or I didn't found?
  7. I can kill mayor before mercenaries come to town for onslaught :D And kill any NPC without penalty;
  8. And last thing - I liked "dungeon crawler" concept and I found it similiar to one-player WoW Dungeon idea.
Good map, overall.
In my opinion.
First of all, thank you so much for trying the map and giving your feedback! You have no idea how much this helps me out! :thumbs_up:

If it's okay I would like to ask you some questions in return! Firstly, was there a specific reason you didn't complete the Sheep Quest? Did you have trouble finding the objective? Should I make it more clear where to go/what to do? Also, did you complete both bonus objectives on the level too? (Lost Bear and Barthol)

Now on to your suggestions!
  1. I completely agree with you on this point, I should have used a different way to describe the hero/spells in the description - it was never my intention to mislead people into thinking the hero's skills were all custom-written! I have updated this since :cool:2 I will also look at re-balancing the abilities themselves soon, hopefully, I will receive more feedback on this topic!
  2. Again, you're completely right! There is a more permanent solution for a merchant in the next chapter of the campaign, but I agree it would be nice to have somewhere to sell your items in this first chapter to avoid having to drop things!
  3. Not intentional! But if you like it, it can stay!
  4. The boss is definitely beatable with a well-rounded build and minimal items, I made sure of this during testing! What level were you by the time you fought the boss? What skills did you have levelled and what items did you have?
  5. Spikefin does not have any active abilities, just passive ones. He also calls more Tideborn to aid him when he gets to low HP, just to ensure the player is paying attention! :xxd: If you think it would be appropriate for him to have active abilities, do you have any suggestions?
  6. The turtles are the only neutral mobs in the level at the moment, yes - but you have given me some ideas to add more!
  7. I figured most players wouldn't murder their allies, but yes I will make sure to add some sort of protection for important NPCs/penalties for it!
  8. WoW dungeons were definitely a big inspiration of mine years ago when I started W3 mapping, so it's definitely apt that that inspiration has bled through into my modern projects! If you think it's more apt to call the campaign "dungeon crawler" themed instead of "ARPG", I will consider changing it. :grin:
Thank you so much again for your review and extra thanks for the rating, it means a lot to me! Make sure to check back later in the month for chapter 2! :infl_thumbs_up:
 
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First of all, thank you so much for trying the map and giving your feedback! You have no idea how much this helps me out! :thumbs_up:

If it's okay I would like to ask you some questions in return! Firstly, was there a specific reason you didn't complete the Sheep Quest? Did you have trouble finding the objective? Should I make it more clear where to go/what to do? Also, did you complete both bonus objectives on the level too? (Lost Bear and Barthol)

Now on to your suggestions!
  1. I completely agree with you on this point, I should have used a different way to describe the hero/spells in the description - it was never my intention to mislead people into thinking the hero's skills were all custom-written! I have updated this since :cool:2 I will also look at re-balancing the abilities themselves soon, hopefully, I will receive more feedback on this topic!
  2. Again, you're completely right! There is a more permanent solution for a merchant in the next chapter of the campaign, but I agree it would be nice to have somewhere to sell your items in this first chapter to avoid having to drop things!
  3. Not intentional! But if you like it, it can stay!
  4. The boss is definitely beatable with a well-rounded build and minimal items, I made sure of this during testing! What level were you by the time you fought the boss? What skills did you have levelled and what items did you have?
  5. Spikefin does not have any active abilities, just passive ones. He also calls more Tideborn to aid him when he gets to low HP, just to ensure the player is paying attention! :xxd: If you think it would be appropriate for him to have active abilities, do you have any suggestions?
  6. The turtles are the only neutral mobs in the level at the moment, yes - but you have given me some ideas to add more!
  7. I figured most players wouldn't murder their allies, but yes I will make sure to add some sort of protection for important NPCs/penalties for it!
  8. WoW dungeons were definitely a big inspiration of mine years ago when I started W3 mapping, so it's definitely apt that that inspiration has bled through into my modern projects! If you think it's more apt to call the campaign "dungeon crawler" themed instead of "ARPG", I will consider changing it. :grin:
Thank you so much again for your review and extra thanks for the rating, it means a lot to me! Make sure to check back later in the month for chapter 2! :infl_thumbs_up:
No problem!

In fact I didn't think too much about sheep quest, so I tried to use my "fast explore", didn't find it and continued completing other map content. And yes - I have found those 2 bosses, there weren't hidden too much and I think that bear could have more hp, because neutral wolves just killed his 15% of HP, and my firebolts dealt with rest.

  1. About custom spells - it's my bad! I didn't properly understood what you mean under "custom skills". Also I think that "Firebolt"-like and "Fire Strike"-like spells are slighlty overpowered, but "Flame Elemental" & "Fire Shield" spells are underpowered, IMO;
  2. About boss - maybe I'm just dumb, but I was level 9, have 2 rings (HP & MP regen), Mana Stone, transfigurated spear & cloak from bear. Anyway completed map without any deaths & save/loads, so I think that current difficulty is doable;
  3. About Spikefin - I noticed that he calls Tideborn adds, that hidden behind him. But if you clean up room without trigger a Spikefin (he has a small agrro radius, I think?), his call doesn't work, because his murlocs are dead;
  4. I didn't played other missions so I can't tell much, but for now I think that stags could be used in same way. Or even guards in cities - it's a small feature, but I think that player should have impact from killing civilians;
  5. About allies: when I play any RPG map or game, I try to do some bad things - steal, kill, pillage, etc. I think that our hero couldn't be "only goody in all world", because it's prevents player from full game freedom. But anyway, it's my opinion - you may decide that campaign doesn't need it;
  6. I don't think that you should change genre. I said what your map resemblers for me, but I can be wrong :p
 
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Map has been updated to v1.1 with several new features and fixes! Please see the description in the OP for a Changelog.

Edit 31.10.21:
Happy Halloween, chapter two has just been uploaded! I did say I'd get it out by the end of the month :cool:2

You may be wondering why I haven't uploaded chapter two in campaign format bundled with chapter one. This is simply because I ran into far too many issues trying to get it to work as a campaign using the reforged campaign editor and quenching. In the meantime, I will continue to upload the chapters individually in a sort of episodic format until a more permanent solution can be reached in regards to turning it into a full-blown campaign.

Regardless, simply launch chapter two as you would any other custom map for WC3 on the latest version and you should have no issues as long as you have also previously completed chapter one!

Please let me know what you think of the new chapter. Thank you and enjoy! :thumbs_up:
 
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With a couple of chapters on offer so far, Wrath of the Dragon allows you to follow an adventure similar to that of Rexxar's campaign. Learning how best to use your hero's abilities is key, and although the overall gameplay is relatively simple, it is easy to pick up and fun to play. I will be looking forward to seeing what comes next in this series :)
 
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Just applied a round of hotfixes and adjustments to both levels! If anyone's had trouble with the final boss of level 2, it should be a little bit easier to deal with now. Please see the changelog in the OP description for more info :cool:2
 
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Didn't finished chapter 2, but killed all bonus elites except 2 on swamp and last spider-one (venomchip?).
  • Why didn't finished? Well, when I killed "spider duo" elite, I saw that the small neutral spider starts follow my warrior hero. It's cute enough, but he isn't pathinble - so he managed to stuck my hero in cavern walls. Maybe give him a "Ghost(Visible)" ability to prevent those issues? Because I can't kill him - he's invincible;
  • Damn, but those spider elites sometimes hits really hard. It's not an issue - I like it anyway, but I think that our warrior hero a bit tankweak, I think?
  • And story question - does those spider mutuated by evildoes of main villian?
Anyway, good chapter.
But that small asshole...
 
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Didn't finished chapter 2, but killed all bonus elites except 2 on swamp and last spider-one (venomchip?).
  • Why didn't finished? Well, when I killed "spider duo" elite, I saw that the small neutral spider starts follow my warrior hero. It's cute enough, but he isn't pathinble - so he managed to stuck my hero in cavern walls. Maybe give him a "Ghost(Visible)" ability to prevent those issues? Because I can't kill him - he's invincible;
  • Damn, but those spider elites sometimes hits really hard. It's not an issue - I like it anyway, but I think that our warrior hero a bit tankweak, I think?
  • And story question - does those spider mutuated by evildoes of main villian?
Anyway, good chapter.
But that small asshole...
Thanks so much again for your feedback mate, it means a lot and I'm glad you enjoyed it! I will get that issue fixed ASAP, I would really love to hear what you think of the final boss of the level if you're ever able to give it another go :grin:

  • This made me laugh, I definitely never encountered this whilst testing and never thought that cute lil' Maeviss would be such a troublemaker :xxd: As I said I will get this fixed ASAP so that no one else encounters the same issue. I doubt I would have ever found this issue on my own so thanks a lot for letting me know about it!
  • Yeah the damage output from enemies in this level is deliberately higher than the first mainly due to the fact you're now controlling 2 heroes instead of one. If you can recall, can you tell me what level your heroes were at by the start and end of the level? This will really help me out in regards to balancing the map properly! Overall, if it's general consensus that Allistar is a bit too squishy in this level, I could maybe look into giving him extra health and armour in his baseline stats to compensate a little bit. :thumbs_up:
  • A story question! I'm really glad it's interested you, I wasn't expecting any questions like this but I'll be happy to answer! In regards to the spiders themselves (and other incensed/mutated wildlife in the Wildlands), they've basically been mutated as a result of the nearby Mage-Tower overloading and discharging arcane energy throughout the nearby area (this is explained to a degree in the intro cutscene, but that is a little longwinded - I am currently looking into adding a lore/journal system sometime in the near future that will allow players to check important information about the world, characters and events in their quest log written from Lucian's perspective). The mystery of the story so far is what exactly happened in the first place to cause the Mage-Tower to overload, what the connection is with the Mercenary attacks during the first level, the identity of the mysterious "Master" from the first level, and how it all fits together. Without getting into spoilers, the next couple of chapters will begin to answer a lot of these questions! :cool:2
Thanks again for trying out the map dude! Your feedback has been super helpful. As I said, I will get that Maeviss issue fixed and uploaded ASAP. I hope you're able to give it another go once I do! :wink:

Edit: Just applied and uploaded the fix. Maeviss should no longer be causing any problems!
 
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I only clicked this because of the color and font choice of the icon, such a classic feel to it.
Judging from the screens, you managed to catch the same feel of classic warcraft campaigns.

So how can i play this on reforged which is lacking custom campaign support?
 
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I only clicked this because of the color and font choice of the icon, such a classic feel to it.
Judging from the screens, you managed to catch the same feel of classic warcraft campaigns.

So how can i play this on reforged which is lacking custom campaign support?
No need to worry about that! Since reforged doesn’t currently have custom campaign support neither does the campaign (yet)!

I’m planning on getting all the chapters uploaded individually until such functionality is restored to w3. So for now, simply download and run each chapter individually as you would with a non-campaign custom map! :thumbs_up:
 
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No need to worry about that! Since reforged doesn’t currently have custom campaign support neither does the campaign (yet)!

I’m planning on getting all the chapters uploaded individually until such functionality is restored to w3. So for now, simply download and run each chapter individually as you would with a non-campaign custom map! :thumbs_up:
At this point i'm not sure when will that feature come, if it takes too long and it isn't restored i highly recommend you make a 1.31.1 compatible version so people can play smoothly through the custom campaigns feature.
 
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At this point i'm not sure when will that feature come, if it takes too long and it isn't restored i highly recommend you make a 1.31.1 compatible version so people can play smoothly through the custom campaigns feature.
Definitely something I want to get done eventually! For now, I'm gonna focus on getting the levels themselves completed first and worry about the headache of getting it converted to a 1.31.1 campaign afterwards.
 
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