WarCraft III gets widescreen support & balance changes, more on the way

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by City 17, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. City 17

    City 17 Member Original Poster

    Not stretched anymore, also:
    • The lobbies now support 24 players
    • 12 new team colors
    • Warcraft 3 ladder has been reset by Blizzard
    • Automated tournaments will resume next week

    Here's Grebby playing it:

    Head over here for the long list of balance changes and bug fixes:

  2. Dlent

    Dlent Member

    I might just play through this game again now. Haven't touched it in several years, despite being one of my favorite games ever.
  3. Zeshile

    Zeshile Member

    Is this what that event a while back was about? I don't really remember hearing anything come out of it.

    Regardless, it's cool that they are supporting it again. My wife and I love to play together so maybe we'll break it back out after this.
  4. Firemind

    Firemind Member

    Nerf blademaster please kthx
  5. Dr Wily

    Dr Wily Member

    Are they going to add this to the battle.net launcher, or is it still going to be going to your blizzard account and downloading from the legacy games launchers page?
  6. #6
    If Blizzard had just released the source code this would have been done over a decade ago.
  7. atbigelow

    atbigelow Member

    "If Blizzard would just give everyone their IP, someone else would have fixed it!"
  8. Ahhthe90s

    Ahhthe90s Member

    Grubby is the best player of any game I have ever seen.

    Dude plays the game using math not just point and click. He's able to calculate and then micro at insane levels. I don't know of any other player that can do what he does at the level he does it at.
  9. Brakke

    Brakke Member

  10. Lucifonz

    Lucifonz Member

    Remaster, like starcraft, with full custom map support would just be incredible. Please blizz :(
  11. Dr Wily

    Dr Wily Member

    I'd have actually preferred they'd patched SC to work nicely at modern resolutions in widescreen rather than try and sell me a 'remaster'.
  12. Nirolak

    Nirolak Member

    I suspect they're not going to do that given the amount they're patching the original game.
  13. Lucifonz

    Lucifonz Member

    For me the game is so dated it's tough to go back. But more importantly the userbase. We spent hundreds of hours with custom maps on wc3 back in the day, a remaster would breathe some life back into that. I'm sure the community is still there but I can't imagine it's that big or that the custom map scene is that busy.

    If I'm right the SC one simply runs alongside the base game doesn't it? So it'd make sense to update the game in general.
  14. Elven_Star

    Elven_Star Member

    Grubby is one of the greatest WC3 players ever. For me, Moon remains unsurpassed, though. He's fast, smart and fun.
  15. jackal27

    jackal27 Member

    Omg I am crying. Can't believe we're getting this in 2018. Definitely know how I'm spending my evening tonight.
  16. Al3x1s

    Al3x1s Member

  17. raketenrolf

    raketenrolf Member

    Feel the urge to play the campaign again.
  18. SuikerBrood

    SuikerBrood Member

    The patch is filled with bugs by the way, so let's see how (and when) they'll fix those.
    It's supercool that they're supporting an 'old' game like this. It has been out for 16 years now.
  19. SuikerBrood

    SuikerBrood Member

    They did. :D
  20. Mr Swine

    Mr Swine Member

    I hope they retcon WC3 and add Ogres back into the horde fold. Miss the big guys :(
  21. delete12345

    delete12345 Member

    I guess it's promising that there will be more patches?
  22. Jamix012

    Jamix012 Member

    This would be perfect on Switch.

    Seriously though maybe I'll boot Warcraft 3 up for the first time in probably a decade and play around a bit, I miss it.
  23. SuikerBrood

    SuikerBrood Member

    True. They still have lots of work to do. They are also implementing a new Chat API soon.
  24. Chopchop

    Chopchop Member

    Oooooohkay I feel really old now.
  25. Woorloog

    Woorloog Member

    Even if they wanted to, it is highly likely they can't. For example, the source code could be dependent on parts that are licensed or are otherwise something that Blizzard cannot release. Going through the source code and modifying it to be free of those probably isn't something they're willing to put time and money.

    This happened with Jedi Knight Jedi Outcast/Academy. Raven Software released the source but pulled it basically right away due to legal requirements (but that was too late in that sense that people had already downloaded it).

    Source code=/=IP!

    The above Jedi Knight series source code is a good example. It has allowed people to improve the engine but assets aren't free, as such people need to own the games and install them first, or build new assets for the engine. Star Wars IP was never part of the release in any way.
  26. #26
    This is a point of shame that I never finished the SP campaign of WCIII or the expansion. I'll add it back to my list.
  27. Dr Wily

    Dr Wily Member

    I have, but its been long enough that I only have vague memories and would quite enjoy a replay of them both.
    Thanks to my familiarity with MOBAs I might find the hero power and inventory active use less of a hassle than my first playthrough too
  28. #28
    Yeah I just am at the point of new experiences over replays right now cause I find there is so much to play currently. But I don't think people are wrong for going back to experiences that were previously enjoyable.
  29. Trace

    Trace Member

    Wow the ingame graphics look WAY better. They really should add this to the BattleNet launcher. That previous stretching was horrible.
  30. SuikerBrood

    SuikerBrood Member

    To be honest, they need to fix all the bugs and the unfinished parts before they put it in the launcher in my opinion. At this state it wouldn't get much good press.
  31. Arkeband

    Arkeband Member

    I legit like how they buffed a bunch of heroes but nerfed DH.

    ‘Cause DH is hands-down the best hero in the game.
  32. #32
    Pretty awesome update. I wonder how many new players this will bring in.
  33. ~Fake

    ~Fake Member

    I need a different game to update? I still playing Warcraft Frozen Throne via CD.
  34. SuikerBrood

    SuikerBrood Member

    Patch 1.29.1 announced: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20762097153

  35. nomemorial

    nomemorial Member

    This makes me really hope my old disc-based license is still active on my current Battle.net account. Would absolutely love to play this again (and in widescreen, at that.)
  36. Al3x1s

    Al3x1s Member

    It should work, my Diablo II and expansion keys worked when they first added those games to the classic range.
  37. Strafer

    Strafer Member

    Did they add the games to launcher yet?
  38. nomemorial

    nomemorial Member

    Thanks for the heads up! Gonna try to install when I get home if that's the case (and maybe try the same with Diablo II, now that you mention it...)
  39. SuikerBrood

    SuikerBrood Member

    You just need the cd-key on the booklet. You can download the game from Battle.net if you have the cd-key.

    What do you mean?
  40. Ap3x

    Ap3x Member

    What a coincedence, I am replaying it right now.

  41. SuikerBrood

    SuikerBrood Member

  42. wol93

    wol93 Member

    how i can update to 1.29? i'm still at 1.28
  43. wvan13

    wvan13 Member

    I've never played a Warcraft game. I suppose this patch would be a good time to jump in? To Warcraft 3 anyway.
  44. zeox

    zeox Member

    try connecting to battle.net in-game and it should download 1.29 i think. You might have to redownload the client via the account management page on battle.net if that doesn't work
  45. Cudpug

    Cudpug Member

    Does battle.net still exist through the WCIII client? Maps like Escape Gay Heaven, old DOTA etc.? This was my favourite game back in the day!
  46. wol93

    wol93 Member

    i'm redownloading the client 'cause i can't connecting to battle-net in-game
    thank you :)

    edit: do i need to redownload the fronzen throne 1.29 too? or the patch apply to the base game only?
  47. Elven_Star

    Elven_Star Member

    It is probably going to get a remaster like StarCraft, soon. I would wait for that version.
  48. Kill3r7

    Kill3r7 Member

    I haven’t played it since college but boy was it fun. All sorts of interesting community maps, especially helms deep.
  49. SugarNoodles

    SugarNoodles Member

    I am having a blast nerding out over these balance changes.

    Nice to see them buffing some heroes/skills that saw very little use, especially with the movement speed. Not entirely sure why they buffed farseer to that extent though.

    Kinda disappointed there are no unit tweaks though.
  50. SuikerBrood

    SuikerBrood Member

    Hmm.. I'd wait for it to be on the BNet launcher. That would mean they've 'completed' their patch process I guess.

    But, if you like RTS games you really have to play Warcraft 3. It is one of these essential games, like Age of Empires, Red Alert and StarCraft.

    Unit tweaks are coming. A lot of it was explained in this interview Grubby had with Matt Morris, the lead designer of the classic team: