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New to Warcraft: Upkeep Taxes

Let's talk tax.

Now that I have your attention with such a riveting topic, I would like to discuss the humble Upkeep system and why it is critical for the game we know and love today. Why it deserves credit for its contribution to the tight game play loop that has kept competitive players interested in this game for 15 years, and why it's something you should pay attention to in your own games.

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New To Warcraft: What race should I play?

Since the first whispers of Blizzard's renewed interest in maintaining Warcraft 3 around a year ago, there's been a steady stream of new players trickling in, followed by a burst when Warcraft 3 classic became available again. As someone who has picked up matured games as well, I'm all too aware how much of a scary prospect picking your way through such a complex and established game can be.

Below I have compiled a comprehensive guide on the key things that define each race, to help new and long-lost returning players alike, in weighing up the pros and cons of where to place their allegiance.

 

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How To Basic: Orc

Here's the How To Basic guide for the final race, Orc. So if you want to learn how to channel your inner brute and crush your opponent with raw, untamed power, make sure to read this article!

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How To Basic: Undead

It's time for another How To Basic compendium! This time featuring the Undead. In this guide I will go over all the unit and hero choices and try to give you an idea of the overall gameplay and strategy of the race in all matchups. 

So get ready for a wall of text as we scratch the surface of this race consisting of walking corpses, disembodied spirits, damned mortal men and insidious extra-dimensional entities!

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Interacting With Creeps

To optimize creeping routes, it's important to be aware of how interactions with creeps work in the game. In this article, we'll take a look at how the creep's aggro works as well as when and how they use their different abilities.

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Dealing With Ladder Anxiety

The following article is written by Floss2xdaily. The article contains some simple, yet very useful, tips on how to deal with ladder anxiety and frustration. So if that's something you struggle with, make sure to read this article!

Floss2xdaily is an active viewer on various Warcraft 3 Twitch streams and is also very active on the Gym Discord. He's a stand up guy, so if you happen to bump into his name somewhere, make sure to compliment him on all the great work he's doing!


 

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Scouting In Warcraft 3

Do you feel like you have a good grasp of the game as long the opponent plays like you expect, but when they use an uncommon strategy you seem to fall short? If that's the case, you might very well need to practice scouting! 

In the following article, I'll aim to answer the three following questions that I've heard people ask on several occasions:

  1. Why do I need to scout?
  2. What units do I use for scouting?
  3. What am I looking for when scouting?
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Base Layout: Orc

I've gotten several requests to do guides for how you should make the layout for your base, and now is the time for said guides! Starting off with Orc.

I'll be covering the layout in all matchups, giving 'do and don'ts' and explanation as to why you should do it like that.

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Far Seer Guide: The New Meta For Orcs?

With the buffs Far Seer received in patch 1.29, we've seen quite a few players using him in various tournaments. 

In this article we'll take a look at how he tends to be played in the four different matchups.

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How To Basic: Night Elf

I’ve finally pulled myself together to write my second guide for newcomers! This time covering the basics of the Night Elf race! I won’t be going in depth with the specific strategies of the race. I will, however, break up the race and take a look at its units, heroes, pros and cons as well as the basic ideas you won’t to have in each match-up.


 

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