classic-1411 submitted 1.30.3 PTR Notes 179 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


  • 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


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.

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


  • 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.

NewClassic-11551 commented on button not lighting up, can't get online 180 days ago
Hi All, We had a small server issue preventing the button from activating. It should be fixed now and we will endeavor to fix the underlying problem to prevent it happening again. Thanks, Classic Games
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classic-1411 submitted 1.30.2 Hot Fix 4 186 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.


  • Custom game lobby list can exceed 100
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Where i report death threats in wc3? I got the replay where i send it

Send it to me: [email protected]

NewClassic-11551 submitted 1.30.2 Hot Fix 3 - 12/06/2018 193 days ago

Hail Warchiefs, Lichs, Commanders, and Keepers,

A new patch just in time for the weekend to improve the stability of the client and reduce issues playing your favorite maps.


  • Tab focus on custom games menu
  • Fixed bug causing one of the desync’s
  • Joining a game no longer results in double game join
  • Players joining after a computer slot will not fail to start the game
  • Players no longer need to join games twice
  • Improved desync check in attempt to reduce number of desyncs


  • We are aware of the issue of joining games around 1200 PST and are actively investigating the problem.

Note: Arranged teams still require port forwarding for 1.30.2. The current patch only removes the need for port forwarding for custom games, but dont worry, good things are coming.

Classic Games

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Mark_Chandler submitted 1.30.2 Hot Fix 2 - 12/4/2018 195 days ago

Hail Warchiefs, Lichs, Commanders, and Keepers,

The Classic Team has been working hard behind the scenes to fix as many issues as possible. This is the second client patch to start addressing some of the core issues.


  • Error dialogs include error code and better text strings
  • Hide map download dialog on successful download


  • Reverted change to way desyncs are checked in 1.30.2 to help reduce likelihood of false desyncs
  • Map upload is more successful


  • One team maps cant be played due to client validation


  • We will be deploying a server fix to address this later today.


  • In game latency is measured as the total time it takes a request to go from the server to the client, through the client processing queue and back to the server. Some prior hosting bots used to half this time by default only measuring the time from the server to client.

Classic Games

Mark_Chandler commented on 1.30.2 Update - 12/3/2018 196 days ago

People from EU can’t download the game at the moment

Do not know about that. Can you send me more details [email protected]

Mark_Chandler submitted 1.30.2 Update - 12/3/2018 196 days ago

Hail Warchiefs, Lichs, Commanders, and Keepers,

Today we deployed a server fix to help queue times for match making and chat related issues. We are still continually working on solving the problems around game client desyncing and disconnecting and hope to have another client patch later today with the fixes in it.

Thanks for all the current feedback and although we cant reply to everyone we do read and review all posts.

Classic Games

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