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RTS Replaying Warcraft III

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Great Deceiver, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    Bros, I decided to replay the original WC3 campaign last night.

    It is so glorious, honestly. The controls feel just right, engine is snappy, story/acting is not as overdone as later Blizzard games (SC2) with only trace amounts of retardation.

    Even though the game is not that old (what, 14 years old for the original ROC?), I felt a huge sense of true nostalgia. I spent countless hours back when the game was released but mostly played ladder multiplayer (didn't care for campaign/single player stuff back then at all, but now that I'm old and tired I appreciate it more). I don't think I realized we would never have it as good again. Also remembering playing WoW for the first time in 2004 and seeing all these maps from another perspective in a persistent world and how mindblowing it was at the time.

    Currently almost done with the Human campaign. It is fucking great. Only bad part is that FMVs are borked in Windows 10 and you have to jump through some hoops to get them working decently (I had to manually register some .dlls through an admin cmd prompt and set a manual gamma level for videos through my videocard driver), but that's a very minor issue.

    Although you can see some minor elements of decline here, it's a brilliant game overall.

    RIP Blizzard.
     
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  2. rado907 Savant

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    Hope Bliz releases a digital enhanced edition of WC3 because I feel like replaying the game, too. HD resolution & no CDs please.

    Yeah Bliz was still good back then.

    Hard to believe that WC3 gave birth to Dota, too. Most Dota assets still have a nice WC3 feel to them.

    I used to spam riflemen with the dwarf and archers with the kotg. Good times.
     
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  3. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Anyone that owns the game can redeem the cdkeys from Battle.net. You download an installer and that's it. No cds involved, and HD is supported for quite a while, albeit it stretches the screen.
     
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  4. pippin Guest

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    Warcraft 3 already had a nocd official patch back then, didn't it?
    I was a big Warcraft 2 fan back then. I played it to death. When WC3 came out it felt like the Second Coming of Christ to be honest... it was THE game. I liked it more than Starcraft, even, for some reason Warcraft had a bit more of tactical depth to it than SC, which I always felt more focused on speed. On top of it all, the game still looks great to this day.
     
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  5. visions Arcane

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    Ugh. Never played Warcraft 3 but remember when it came out, based on the screenshots in magazines it looked like total shit compared to Warcraft 2, which still looks nice to this day. Fucking early 00's 3D abominations.
     
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  6. LizardWizard Arbiter

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    This is true. Also plays like total shit compared to Warcraft 2.
     
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  7. visions Arcane

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    The person who rated my post "dumb" should claw his eyes out, they clearly aren't functioning.
     
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  8. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    The fucking modding scene, lotsa quality models spawned.

    One of my favourites was the chaos raptor with a laughing anim, was fucking hilarious.
     
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  9. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Damn, spent much time playing this one in single and multy. Brings me back.

    I need to attempt my Hard Dificulty replay of the campaign again, I keep stalling in the human mission where you need to defend a town. Fucking cheesy level 8 Lich from hell and AI pulling troops out of its ass!
     
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  10. Quatlo Arcane

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    Don't leave the town so you don't trigger the Lich
     
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  11. pippin Guest

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    Just like thet Starcraft mission, you should turtle it instead of exploring and attacking.
     
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  12. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    I may be wrong, but doesn't the AI use to attack?

    No attempt to intercept the caravan? I think I sorta stopped trying that one.
     
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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I wonder if anyone is still playing the original DOTA.
     
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  14. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    Original Dota is still played in China, Dota 2 doesn't run that well on rice computers. In fact, here's a new WoDotA from 2 weeks ago!



    Warms my bitter old heart, man.
     
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  15. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    You can get to the caravan without going through the UD town (from the health fountain in the NW corner of the map).

    The AI attacks your own town but never with a massive force.
     
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  16. Ninjerk Arcane

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    Isn't the song they're using for the kill comp. pretty old, too?
     
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  17. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    If you try to reach the caravan through either of the Undead bases, they'll start attacking you in full force. Use the back path through the north to reach the caravan.
     
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  18. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    The WC3 and TFT campaigns are majestic, never mind the modding scene in general. The RTS genre hit a really high plateau with WC3, and then plummeted to its death shortly after.
     
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    2 is better.
     
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    Dint like how they made Orks pussies in Smallskirmishcraft.
     
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  22. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    So, which were you guys' favorite race? I was mainly a Orc player. My cousin played Night Elves, her boyfriend at the time playing some mean Undead. This was when my aunt had a LAN House.
    Good times.
     
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  23. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    Orc was the coolest and their Heroes were really great. Shadow Hunter and Farseer were my fav although Chieftain was really useful and the Blademaster was nice at sniping weaker Int heroes.
     
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  24. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Farseer ftw, Chain Lighting + Wolves + revealing map. Shadow Hunter was the shit too, Orcs suffer from a serious lack of healing.

    Good ol' Gruntapult tactics, fuck huntresses!

    Let's see you hit-and-run against the CATAPULTS, bitches!
     
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  25. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Human. I always liked to combine Knights with Priests for Inner Fire. Plus a few Sorceresses.
     
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