This article will be verging on blatant plagiarism of a quite popular article written over 16 years ago by the Head Designer of Magic: The Gathering (MTG), Mark Rosewater. Mark has created, and still creates, great content in addition to designing MTG itself. Personally I'm very fond of his 'Drive to Work' podcasts where he shares his thoughts on game design. I can only encourage you to check it out!
In the spirit of Warcraft 3 Reforged bringing a nicer visual impression AND new features, we've decided to do the same with our website. We are proud to announce the release of our new spoiler free video section!
If you have read just a few of my articles, you probably know that I make use of Liquipedia frequently - both as a source for data, knowledge and overall inspiration. Today the Liquipedia staff launched the Warcraft 3 section as a full Wiki. This is quite a feat for the dedicated contributers and, in my opinion, very well deserved - definitely a cause for a celebratory tribute article!
Netease, the official Asian Warcraft 3 server, has announced a change to their map pool: Ancient Isles and Turtle Rock will be removed and replaced with Concealed Hill and Northern Isles. The impact of this map rotation is quite spectacular as it affects both the most competitive ladder and the map pool of premier tournaments, such as WGL W2018. More broadly this will also have a major impact on the Western scene.
In this article, I have consulted with a melee map maker to hear his thoughts on the new maps, which are being rotated in and out.
In the Warcraft3.info team, we've decided to make our Discord public starting from today (link at the end of the article). With this article I'd like to elaborate on this decision and explain why we have decided to do so.
I got a lot of positive feedback on the first Warcraft 3 quiz that I made, so I decided to make another one. The questions in this one should be quite a bit more reasonable, so I hope you will enjoy this new (and hopefully improved) quiz!
I encourage you to let me know how well you did. That way it's easier for me to make future potential quizzes fun and with the correct level of difficulty.
Great news everyone! A new set of changes has just rolled out on the Warcraft III PTR! The changes include both bug fixes, hero changes and unit/upgrade changes. Read below for the full list of changes. The official announcement can be found here.
The second step for the revival of Warcraft 3 has just been announced with patch 1.30 – and boy, what a step! The patch contains Hero tweaks, anti-cheat, bug fixes and a whole ton of unit changes. In the article below we’ve highlighted some of the biggest changes to give you crème de la crème of the patch (note that not all changes are included in this article. See the full patch notes here(balance), here(map pool) and here(PTR)). Furthermore, we’ve gotten first impressions for each race from Back2Warcraft caster Remodemo and Warcraft3.info writer RehcraM!
Tip: It's a long article, so use the table of contents on the left to navigate through the article!
Try to see how well you can fare with your knowledge when it comes to Warcraft 3 in this short quiz!
Feel free to let me know how well you did. That way, I can regulate the difficulty for future potential Warcraft 3 quizzes.
The eagerly awaited patch 1.29 has gone live on the official Blizzard servers! You can download the new patch by starting your Warcraft 3 launcher. If you have been living under a rock the last two months you may not be aware that Blizzard recently announced a new extensive balancing patch for Warcraft and released it on the Public Test Realm (PTR). The patch contains a huge amount of hero changes, widescreen support, mana bars and a lot more! Read the last part of this article to see all changes.
This is major news as this is the first patch in over 7 years, that has a serious impact on the gameplay itself (the latest one being (patch 1.25b released 2011-03-08)