Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is a real-time strategy game available for download from the manufacturer’s site. The download of the game is paid. This is the third installment of the well-known Warcraft series, which was released in 2002 by Blizzard. The world in which the game is played is called Azeroth, and its inhabitants fight against the undead horde known as the Burning Legion.
The Gameplay in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
In the game, you play as one of the four available races. There are people, orcs, forest elves and the undead. Each of them has individual buildings, units and heroes. The heroes gain experience points, improve their stats and gain skills. They can also use different items (for example health potions or armor) and cast magic spells. Often a high-level hero can knock out the entire army of the enemy. But if it happens that your hero dies, then nothing is lost, because you can always raise him from the dead for a reasonable fee. During the play, you also encounter non-violent races, such as the murlocks.
The buildings in the game are constructed using two resources: lumber and gold. You also need to control the number of subjects because there is a limit to how many people you can feed. At the beginning, you only have one mine, but usually, you will soon discover a few scattered places where you can mine for more. The amount of resources is limited so it is also possible that you will dig all the gold and we cut all the trees on the map. The game requires strategic thinking to properly plan the construction of the buildings and the development of your subjects to defeat the enemy.
The Single Player Mode
The campaign of Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos is long, epic and allows the player to really feel the story. You also have frequently watch cut-scenes that add to the atmosphere of the game. The campaign itself is divided into chapters depending on the faction that you choose to play. You can play a quick game against the computer. You have a wide selection of maps on which we can fight in different formats such as one on one, two against two or even one against five.
Playing with Other Players
Blizzard has launched a free Battlenet platform, where you can fight against other players. Depending on the ratio of wins to losses, you will play against people on the similar skill level. To get the maximum out of the game, a microphone for communication between the players is recommended. The modding scene has created a lot of interesting maps that totally change the style of play and this Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos has always something new to discover. They mods include, for example, tower defense maps.
The Expansion Pack
In 2003, Blizzard released Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne – the official expansion pack for the game. It introduced a new campaign, units, maps, heroes and many other novelties. With it, you can choose the level of the difficulty easy, normal and hard in the single-player mode. With more units to choose from, the game became more complex and expanded.
DotA, or Defense of the Ancients
In 2003 DotA was created, another mod to Reign of Chaos and Frozen Throne. 10 years later it was replaced by DotA 2, a MOBA game that is now known to the whole world of e-sport.