View Full Version : Warcraft III review by Funkodrom & Shining1

05-10-2002, 10:56:10
[Read the best ever Warcraft III review here! (http://www.counterglow.net/article.php?id=warcraft3)]

Cheers guys, superb effort. :D

The Shaker
05-10-2002, 11:10:43

05-10-2002, 13:11:03
Well worked between the two of you, but there is one massive problem: the sinister figure isn’t cloaked.

05-10-2002, 15:55:06
Nice eye avatar, classic avatar recreation?

Did you like the Ronglish?

Tau Ceti and I just beat LadyRachel and The Shaker 2-1 in an epic series.

First two games went to late stage armies and Tau and I won, in the last Rachel gave us a demonstration of rushing, well supported by Shakey and they kicked our arses.

05-10-2002, 16:28:16
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Nice eye avatar, classic avatar recreation?
Too late for the trend. A combination of poor lighting in the original photo, the fact that I was looking up at the time, and me messing about with the Levels tool in Photoshop makes my eyebrows look a bit scary.

I think I am now so fluent in Ronglish that on the first read-through I didn’t see any, I must have just thought it was normal English.

Sir Penguin
05-10-2002, 21:26:35
"Emersion" and "precident" in the same paragraph? :hmm:


07-10-2002, 09:01:11
That can't have been me, I don't even know what those words mean.

07-10-2002, 09:08:46
Spelling! Grammar! Orc, for God's sake! ORC, NOT ORK!!!!

Otherwise, an interesting twist on style of review, but it doesn't seem to match my experience, where I was deeply disappointed after a couple of hours introduction to the initial campaigns.

07-10-2002, 09:12:32
I know it's orc but I much, much prefer the ork spelling.

How does that not match your experience? Shiny's take was that basically that the campaigns were dull and I said they were pretty good as RTS campaigns go but were nothing compared to the Multiplayer aspect.

One of the few things that we agreed on was that the strength of the game is the multiplayer. It's not really worth it just for single player.

07-10-2002, 12:05:32
If it makes Noisy angry the review is even better.

07-10-2002, 12:35:21
The way I see it there's no way an ork would use a c when they have the option of a K. That'd be like using a bow instead of a spear or an epee instead of an axe.

07-10-2002, 12:39:11
On the other hand, an Orc wouldn’t even bother with spelling.

Scabrous Birdseed
07-10-2002, 12:49:21
It may comfort you knowing that it's spelt "Orch" in swedish.

07-10-2002, 12:51:38
How tough is he?

Orch 'ard.

07-10-2002, 15:43:54
Oh god. Worst. Pun. Ever.

07-10-2002, 15:48:28
YES!!! Beat my own record.

07-10-2002, 16:42:43
You beat yourself at least daily, I bet.

Resource Consumer
07-10-2002, 19:21:11
An excellent review - great content, great format. Thanks.

A question, though..... being one that has a crap net connection, is it possible to gratify myself and beat up the AI on random maps or do I have to confront (gasp) "real" people to get anything out of this other than the campaigns?

07-10-2002, 19:22:51
Beat the AI up? In most of the RTS I can remember the AI would give me a severe beating unless I gave myself a massive resource boost at the start and put it on ‘n00b’ difficulty.

07-10-2002, 19:43:32
I played a couple of skirmishes against the AI and in true blizzard fashion, the AI is rough. And not very fun.

08-10-2002, 08:23:09
I haven't played any skirmish games. What I've heard is that the AI is very tough.

08-10-2002, 09:16:13
In answer to RC's question, yes, you can play skirmish games against the A.I.

The A.I is set so that it will give you a pretty fierce challenge for a start, some maps more than others (legends, for instance, the A.I is legendary for it's creeping skills). The best thing to do here is to save the replays, watch what it does (it doesn't cheat, at least not in a meaningful cash/stats way), and try to improve based on that.

Also RC, we've been playing matches from New Zealand to the U.K. I'm not sure what your latency is like in wherever-it-is, but you might be able to play some of the other Euros at least...

08-10-2002, 09:23:28
That's a good point.

BTW Did you see my PM?

09-10-2002, 07:52:01
I checked now that you mentioned it. That's pretty cool news:).

Resource Consumer
21-10-2002, 15:08:26
OK. I bought this today:)

21-10-2002, 15:15:24

We have a lot of CG players and we often get together at weekends for MP games. Very varied skill levels but it's always a lot of fun.

23-10-2002, 20:22:35
Warcraft 3 has its highest strengths in the Multiplayer department. Playing 1 on 1 vs the computer is tough at first, but once u figure out his weaknesses its not hard.

If you really want to take War3 to its fullest, try out some of the mini games out there that people have designed.

3 corridors, sheep tag, aeon of strife, tower defence and many others.

If you dont have the *cough* version of the game and cant play on battlenet, come join us on kali. Its free to join up and theres always 30 or 40 games goin on of various types.

Make sure ya upgrade to 1.03 or whatever the current version is first :)

23-10-2002, 21:20:28
"sheep tag"

Resource Consumer
23-10-2002, 23:57:39
Sheep tag is indeed unfortunate in the context:)

I think we are all up to 1.03 here.

Welcome Thrax.

Hows An?

24-10-2002, 08:34:28
I haven't actually tried any of the mini games. Anyone else looked at them?

24-10-2002, 22:54:01
An died from a sniper. Sad really...

Yep sheep tag. And as much as it sounds like beastiality is involved... theres none. Its like a twisted mix of road-runner and little red riding hood, of course with a few axes and swords.

The big game right now is 3 corridors. Its 3v3 or 4v4 or 5v5, everyone picks a hero, and you try to take out the other teams castle. You make money off of kills, and you make your hero stronger. Simple but exciting.

Tower defences are popular too.. Build towers like mad to stop the oncoming creeps from crossing a line or killing your town.

25-10-2002, 08:32:48
No bestiality? :bash:

25-10-2002, 13:21:23
We could make one call sheep defense:D.