Earlier we speculated a Warcraft III Remastered announcement was coming that included an invitational rumor, and today a Blizzard announcement has been made for that Warcraft III invitational.
Here's the post from Blizzard:
Over 15 years since the release of Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III has a new major patch coming and your favorite players are throwing the first Warcraft III Invitational to celebrate it!
Hosted by casters Neo and Remo of Back2Warcraft, join us on February 27 and February 28 on Twitch for a slew of special events, including Free-for-All, 4v4’s, and other friendly competitions. Well-known Warcraft III competitors from around the world will be getting together live at Blizzard HQ to showcase their talents in friendly competition!
We love and continue to support our Warcraft III community, and we’re excited to see classic competitors like Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen, Park “Lyn” Joon, and Kim “ReMinD” Sung Sik try out all the new PTR changes for themselves—including balance adjustments to many heroes, widescreen support, and more – all playable now on the PTR!
Be sure to tune in for your own sneak peek and check out our PTR patch notes for more information.
- Neo [Observer] Germany
- Remo [Observer] Germany
- Happy [Undead] Russia
- Foggy [Night Elf] Ukraine
- HawK [Human] Russia
- Effect [Human] Sweden
- ReMinD [Night Elf] South Korea
- Lyn [Orc] China
- FoCuS [Orc] South Korea
- LawLiet [Night Elf] South Korea
- Grubby [Orc] Netherlands
- MaDFroG [Undead] Sweden
- Insomnia [Human] Bulgaria
- Tak3r [Orc] Germany
Update: This post was originally posted as "Warcraft III Remastered Announcement", however that confirmation was untrue so we redacted that. Sorry to everyone, but there is no confirmation of a remaster as of yet. Though, it's still a very strong rumor.
Blizzard will be making a remastered copy of Warcraft III.
Here's an interview with Pete Stilwell, Senior Producer at Blizzard Entertainment:
The current version of Warcraft III is 1.28.6 PTR which was released in August 2017, and will be the groundwork for the remastered version. There are patch notes available.
A reddit thread has been started, forecasting upcoming changes to the game.
It'll be interesting to see if this becomes Warcraft IV (Warcraft 4), or if they will still title this as Warcraft III. Given the track record so far, with the Starcraft Remastered project, it's likely the title will remain as it's been over the past decade. We'll have to watch and see what Blizzard does with this game.
Also worthy to note, the Senior Software Engineer job description that was open for the Classic Games team seems to have been taken down, indicating this role has likely now been filled.
Following that, there's also news that community leaders and gaming professionals are being invited to Blizzard HQ to review the changes being made to the game. More info on that here.
Hey guys, check out this Discord community called Warcraft 3 United:
They wanted to affiliate with us and we've gladly obliged. They are a community consisting of many Warcraft III and other Blizzard communities coming together. They're pretty friendly people and are passionate about Warcraft III.
As part of being affiliated, I felt like it was appropriate to post news about it. :)
Thank you to Wc3Addict for the invitation!
We've setup an official BNETDocs Discord server!
Anyone who wants to chat with BNETDocs staff or its community is welcome. A few familiar faces are there already!
Here's the invite link: https://discord.gg/u87WVeu
What does this mean for the BNETDocs Slack?
We're keeping it for now, and yes that means there's a Slack and a Discord. I am trialing the Discord server to see if it's better received by the community. At a later date, we will look at getting rid of one or the other, depending on how everyone feels.
I performed some infrastructure changes to BNETDocs over the weekend.
- spun up a new server at Vultr: vultr-chi.bnetdocs.org.
- server.bnetdocs.org is now lsn.bnetdocs.org.
- all content and settings were transferred to the new server, with minor adjustments.
- the bnls database was transferred from an even older server to the new server.
- used a different filesystem path on the new server for data.
- bnetdocs.org and redux/labs/www.bnetdocs.org now point at vultr-chi.bnetdocs.org.
- lsn.bnetdocs.org is shutdown, to be deleted later.
The cause for this is due to the instability of the previous provider. I have been shopping around other providers and Vultr has been great. This new server should have a longer lifespan as well as it is now on CentOS 7 instead of Fedora. ;)
Oh, and happy new year late!