Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos / The Frozen Throne
Proizvođač: Blizzard Entertainment
Izdavači: Blizzard Entertainment (US)
Sierra Entertainment (EU)
Platforme: Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X
Datum izlaska: 5. srpnja 2002. - Reign of Chaos
4. srpnja 2003. - The Frozen Throne
One of the main innovations Warcraft III offers over the previous games in the series is the way the role of hero units has changed. Where before, heroes were merely very powerful variants of standard units, now they are unique, with their own special abilities that normal units do not have access to. For instance, heroes within the game can find or trade items to increase skills, defense, etc. With each kill of an enemy of a certain level the heroes gain experience points, eventually resulting in increased levels of their own, and new spell options (thus introducing role-playing game elements to the series). Some heroes also can apply beneficial auras to allied units.
Another new innovation is the addition of creeps, which are computer controlled characters the player fights even in multiplayer. They guard key areas or neutral buildings and are designed to act as a resource for the players to kill to provide experience points to a player's hero and to provide hero items. The idea is to force the player to be aggressive instead of "turtling up" (building up powerful defenses and rarely attacking).
Tema je otvorena jer je Blizzard nedavno objavio detalje novog patcha, skoro 15 godina od izlaska zadnje ekspanzije. To, novi dodaci World Editoru i dolazeći invitational turnir navodi mnoge na spekuliranje o mogućem remasteru legendarnog RTS-a,