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Cydra submitted Forum Guidelines - Please Read 70 days ago

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Cydra submitted Forum Guidelines - Please Read 70 days ago

Welcome to the Warcraft III: Reforged discussion forums! This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss all aspects of Warcraft III with your fellow players. Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy. Therefore, we ask that you take the time to read through the forum Code of Conduct before posting.

Search
The new search function at the top of the Warcraft III community site is extremely robust. Please be sure to use it to look for similar topics, blog posts, or web pages that may contain the answer before creating your forum topic. Making a new thread on an existing subject will likely result in your thread being deleted. If you continue to repost it you’re likely to have your posting privileges suspended for spamming. Worst of all, you’ll be making the other forum goers upset that you didn’t take a minute to search before posting.

Rating
The new rating system can be used to promote positive discussion, and demote unhelpful posts, or even report posts that violate the forum code of conduct. By hovering over a post you’ll be presented with a thumbs up, and a thumbs down icon. Clicking the ‘thumbs down’ icon you can choose from a few options. Dislike will rate the comment down. If enough people dislike a post it will be darkened, or with a lot of dislikes it will be hidden. You can also quickly report a post as trolling or spam, or use the report function to fill out a more comprehensive description of the violation. You can only rate each post once. Use it wisely to help foster a positive and helpful forum community.

Guidelines
In addition to the forum Code of Conduct, here are some common courtesy guidelines to follow. While these do technically fall within the bounds of the Code of Conduct, these cover more specific examples of common errors that will lead to thread deletions or posting privileges being revoked.

The Warcraft III forums are for discussion of topics directly related to Warcraft III
The forums here are specifically to discuss the game and related topics. Any topics not related to Warcraft III, Battle.net, or Blizzard are subject to deletion.

Don’t post in all capital letters, use a misleading title, excessive punctuation, non-standard symbols, etc.
While everyone wants their posts read, we ask you to refrain from using these types of tactics in order to bring more people to your thread. Let your post stand on its own merit. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion.

Using the words Blizzard, Blue, or any community team members name in a thread topic is frowned upon
Everyone would like Blizzard to read and acknowledge his or her post, and we understand that. However, use of such words in the topic does not help that come to pass. Please make your thread title relevant to the post subject. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion.

Posting “First” or IBTL constitutes as spamming
You will be suspended if you create a post that is intended to call out that you achieved a specific reply number in a thread. This is considered spamming. Posting IBTL (in before the lock) is not helpful and if you feel a thread should be moderated please use the rating button to do so.

Do not bump posts
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Petition posts are frowned upon
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Do not post about locked or deleted threads
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Cydra submitted Forum Guidelines - Please Read 70 days ago

Welcome to the Warcraft III: Reforged discussion forums! This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss all aspects of Warcraft III with your fellow players. Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy. Therefore, we ask that you take the time to read through the forum Code of Conduct before posting.

Search
The new search function at the top of the Warcraft III community site is extremely robust. Please be sure to use it to look for similar topics, blog posts, or web pages that may contain the answer before creating your forum topic. Making a new thread on an existing subject will likely result in your thread being deleted. If you continue to repost it you’re likely to have your posting privileges suspended for spamming. Worst of all, you’ll be making the other forum goers upset that you didn’t take a minute to search before posting.

Rating
The new rating system can be used to promote positive discussion, and demote unhelpful posts, or even report posts that violate the forum code of conduct. By hovering over a post you’ll be presented with a thumbs up, and a thumbs down icon. Clicking the ‘thumbs down’ icon you can choose from a few options. Dislike will rate the comment down. If enough people dislike a post it will be darkened, or with a lot of dislikes it will be hidden. You can also quickly report a post as trolling or spam, or use the report function to fill out a more comprehensive description of the violation. You can only rate each post once. Use it wisely to help foster a positive and helpful forum community.

Guidelines
In addition to the forum Code of Conduct, here are some common courtesy guidelines to follow. While these do technically fall within the bounds of the Code of Conduct, these cover more specific examples of common errors that will lead to thread deletions or posting privileges being revoked.

The Warcraft III forums are for discussion of topics directly related to Warcraft III
The forums here are specifically to discuss the game and related topics. Any topics not related to Warcraft III, Battle.net, or Blizzard are subject to deletion.

Don’t post in all capital letters, use a misleading title, excessive punctuation, non-standard symbols, etc.
While everyone wants their posts read, we ask you to refrain from using these types of tactics in order to bring more people to your thread. Let your post stand on its own merit. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion.

Using the words Blizzard, Blue, or any community team members name in a thread topic is frowned upon
Everyone would like Blizzard to read and acknowledge his or her post, and we understand that. However, use of such words in the topic does not help that come to pass. Please make your thread title relevant to the post subject. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion.

Posting “First” or IBTL constitutes as spamming
You will be suspended if you create a post that is intended to call out that you achieved a specific reply number in a thread. This is considered spamming. Posting IBTL (in before the lock) is not helpful and if you feel a thread should be moderated please use the rating button to do so.

Do not bump posts
The act of posting simply to bump a thread is considered spamming. This also includes bumping very old threads for no reason (called ‘necro bumping’ or ‘necroing’).

Petition posts are frowned upon
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Do not post about locked or deleted threads
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classic-1411 commented on Pre-purchase Access to Classic 79 days ago
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classic-1411 commented on 1.30.4 Patch Notes 95 days ago
Thony, Mochi, and else, Please let us know which maps are desyncing (or other relevant facts for reproduction like what maps you played in what order). Cheers, Pete
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classic-1411 submitted 1.30.4 Patch Notes 95 days ago

Hail Warchiefs, Lichs, Commanders, and Keepers,

2018 was a great year. We addressed a significant amount of complicated tech debt from the legacy game and server infrastructure, announced Reforged, and have started the road to sweeping improvements no matter how you play the game.

It wasn’t without its bumps and missteps; as we began the process of turning a very large ship. Thanks to everyone that understands how difficult this process is, and for the rest: we are listening, and we are working diligently to get things into order. Looking forward to '19.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed more cached data desynchronizations
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classic-1411 commented on Warcraft 3 Desyncing 102 days ago

Howdy,

Latest PTR has a round of significant fixed to disconnects. We’d greatly appreciate it if you grab some friends and play some matches on your favorite maps:
PTR 1.30.3.11256 Patch Notes

Cheers,
Pete

classic-1411 submitted PTR 1.30.3.11256 Patch Notes 102 days ago

Greetings Raiders, Tinkerers, Harbingers, and Wardens,

We believe we’ve found the last few root causes of the disconnects caused by conflicting game caches. We appreciate your patience with this one, and I can tell you the team here put in a lot of extra time to uncover and understand these legacy bugs.

PTR Game Installers

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed more desynchronization causes from cached data
classic-1411 submitted 1.30.3 Patch Notes 105 days ago

Hail Warchiefs, Lichs, Commanders, and Keepers,

Happy holidays! We’re thrilled to be back; it’s going to be an exciting year.

BUG FIXES

  • Damage mitigated by Hardened Skin will now correctly be reduced to 3 at a minimum, up from 1
  • The second pulse from the Taunt ability will no longer fire if the Mountain Giant is dead or affected by ability disabling effects

Known Issues

  • Potentially fixed Arranged Teams to work with port forwarding (due to technology constraints this can only be tested on Live)
  • We are still homing in on the root cause for desyncs. Cached data results in mismatches when switching between game types - like playing a custom game and then playing ladder. Restart the game when switching between game types to lower your risk of disconnects (we’ve also seen the caching issues between some custom maps).

BALANCE UPDATES

Hero Balance Changes

Keeper of the Grove
Entangling Roots

  • Cast range decreased from 800 to 600

Developer Notes
Entangling Roots is of high utility to the Keeper’s kit. This change is intended to add a bit more risk to its use without reducing its effectiveness. The spell now has the same range as the Keepers auto attack, which should increase the opportunity for counterplay.

Alchemist
Acid Bomb

  • Level 1: Decrease primary damage from 8 to 6 per second (Total damage 120 to 90; Secondary damage 5 to 4 per second)
  • Level 2: Decrease primary damage from 13 to 11 per second (Total damage 195 to 165; Secondary damage 8.5 to 7 per second)
  • Level 3: Decrease primary damage from 18 to 17 per second (Total damage 270 to 255; Secondary damage 12 to 11 per second)

Developer Notes
Alchemist provides awesome AoE healing, has high hit points, is powerful enough to pick off units, and debuffs opponents effectively. Heroes generally shouldn’t check every box for potential roles… Reducing Acid Bomb’s single target damage better focuses him in a support role - recent tweaks to Healing Spray cemented him as a great alternative healer for any race, and those effects have been positive to gameplay.

Human Balance Changes

Defend

  • Piercing damage reduction increased from 50% to 65%. The in game tooltip will show this as 50% damage taken to 35%.

Developer Notes
There has been a drop off in the use of Defend after changes with the 1.30 balance update. This change is intended to restore usage. Its original behavior relied on RNG rather than a flat damage modifier. We anticipate there may need to be adjustments to the percentage, so we will be keeping an active eye on how the new Defend performs.

Night Elf Balance Changes

Mountain Giant
Base Stats

  • Food cost increased from 6 to 7
  • Cargo size increased from 2 to 4

Developer Notes
Mountain Giants are imposing, disruptive, heavy tanks with great siege potential. That potential becomes absolute in large packs. They were never intended to be a massed unit. Increasing food cost will make adding additional giants past the first few cut more heavily into a player’s army makeup as well as push them into higher upkeep faster. Additionally by increasing cargo size they will match the Siege Engine, a fellow high durability siege damage unit.

Glaive Thrower
Vorpal Glaive

Developer Notes

The Vorpal Glaive upgrade has been bugged for some time:

  • The main target of the Glaive Thrower always takes full damage
  • The area of effect from the Glaives changes from a circle into a line
  • Glaives can kill trees

The main target takes full damage, as if the projectile were a homing shot, but the Glaive doesn’t follow said target. Instead it hits the ground like it missed, and does line damage where it impacts. If we fix Vorpal Glaive to adhere to reduced damage of siege weapons to units, then researching the upgrade feels like a nerf when it exchanges radial damage for line damage.

We want to address these issues by having the projectile correctly track and impact the main target of the Glaive Thrower. This embraces a distinctive behavior from other siege weapons, helping with our goal of pushing each race to have their own identity. We hope to have Glaives tracking their targets and ready for the next balance patch – though the updates are not included in this PTR.

GAME INSTALLATION

classic-1411 submitted 1.30.3 PTR Notes 120 days ago

Greetings Raiders, Tinkerers, Harbingers, and Wardens,

We’ve got some balance updates and bug fixes for your enjoyment over the holiday.

PTR Client Installers

BUG FIXES

  • Damage mitigated by Hardened Skin will now correctly be reduced to 3 at a minimum, up from 1
  • The second pulse from the Taunt ability will no longer fire if the Mountain Giant is dead or affected by ability disabling effects

BALANCE UPDATES

Hero Balance Changes

Keeper of the Grove
Entangling Roots

  • Cast range decreased from 800 to 600

Developer Notes
Entangling Roots is of high utility to the Keeper’s kit. This change is intended to add a bit more risk to its use without reducing its effectiveness. The spell now has the same range as the Keepers auto attack, which should increase the opportunity for counterplay.

Alchemist
Acid Bomb

  • Level 1: Decrease primary damage from 8 to 6 per second (Total damage 120 to 90; Secondary damage 5 to 4 per second)
  • Level 2: Decrease primary damage from 13 to 11 per second (Total damage 195 to 165; Secondary damage 8.5 to 7 per second)
  • Level 3: Decrease primary damage from 18 to 17 per second (Total damage 270 to 255; Secondary damage 12 to 11 per second)

Developer Notes
Alchemist provides awesome AoE healing, has high hit points, is powerful enough to pick off units, and debuffs opponents effectively. Heroes generally shouldn’t check every box for potential roles… Reducing Acid Bomb’s single target damage better focuses him in a support role - recent tweaks to Healing Spray cemented him as a great alternative healer for any race, and those effects have been positive to gameplay.

Human Balance Changes

Defend

  • Piercing damage reduction increased from 50% to 65%. The in game tooltip will show this as 50% damage taken to 35%.

Developer Notes
There has been a drop off in the use of Defend after changes with the 1.30 balance update. This change is intended to restore usage. Its original behavior relied on RNG rather than a flat damage modifier. We anticipate there may need to be adjustments to the percentage, so we will be keeping an active eye on how the new Defend performs.

Night Elf Balance Changes

Mountain Giant
Base Stats

  • Food cost increased from 6 to 7
  • Cargo size increased from 2 to 4

Developer Notes
Mountain Giants are imposing, disruptive, heavy tanks with great siege potential. That potential becomes absolute in large packs. They were never intended to be a massed unit. Increasing food cost will make adding additional giants past the first few cut more heavily into a player’s army makeup as well as push them into higher upkeep faster. Additionally by increasing cargo size they will match the Siege Engine, a fellow high durability siege damage unit.

Glaive Thrower
Vorpal Glaive

Developer Notes

The Vorpal Glaive upgrade has been bugged for some time:

  • The main target of the Glaive Thrower always takes full damage

  • The area of effect from the Glaives changes from a circle into a line

  • Glaives can kill trees

The main target takes full damage, as if the projectile were a homing shot, but the Glaive doesn’t follow said target. Instead it hits the ground like it missed, and does line damage where it impacts. If we fix Vorpal Glaive to adhere to reduced damage of siege weapons to units, then researching the upgrade feels like a nerf when it exchanges radial damage for line damage.

We want to address these issues by having the projectile correctly track and impact the main target of the Glaive Thrower. This embraces a distinctive behavior from other siege weapons, helping with our goal of pushing each race to have their own identity. We hope to have Glaives tracking their targets and ready for the next balance patch – though the updates are not included in this PTR.

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classic-1411 submitted 1.30.2 Hot Fix 4 127 days ago

Hail Warchiefs, Lichs, Commanders, and Keepers,

It’s great to see so many custom lobbies being hosted. There has been some unexpected fallout when the number of lobbies hits 100. This patch is intended to address those issues. Keep the feedback and reports coming.

As many of you have pointed out: this is a process that takes active participation and some patience from the community, and we appreciate everything you’re doing to help us get the patch into the best possible state. Happy holidays.

SPECIFIC CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS

  • Custom game lobby list can exceed 100
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