Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film.
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I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com)
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The latest Warcraft III: Reforged hotfix (18.104.22.16883) addresses 2 issues with custom maps and one with melee maps. The patch is about 1.2GB in size.
This is a fairly big patch for a small hotfix, which makes me wonder if some data has been dumped in this build in preparation for some of the missing features that weren’t available at launch — later in an upcoming patch. Time will tell.
Some of the missing features, but not all: Clans, Ladder, and Cross-region play.
This is what Blizzard said a few weeks ago:
“As with Remastered, leaderboards, clans, and other features will be included in a major patch for Reforged, which will also address the issue for players of the original game. We’ll share release plans as work progresses in the coming weeks-please be assured that the team is hard at work on standing these features up.”
Fixed an issue with customized spells that was crashing some popular custom maps.
Resolved an issue with Banewood Bog and Banewood Bog_LV that caused the wrong melee data to be used in gameplay.
Banewood Bog_LV is added back to the 4v4 Versus map pool.
Fixed an issue with item stacking that impacted some popular custom maps.
Community manager Kaivax posted the latest Warcraft III: Reforged patch notes which addresses a wide range of issues.
Just a quick note to let everyone know that we have a dedicated team here focused on Warcraft III. Alongside our continued efforts to bring monthly patches with bug fixes and quality of life changes, the team is prioritizing delivering features like Ranked Ladders, Profiles, Clans, and Custom Campaigns. We’ll continue to share more details as those features are nearing release, but know we’re here and hard at work on the game.
We play games several hours a day, escaping reality to have fun immersing ourselves into Azeroth, Sanctuary, the Kropulu Sector, the Nexus, the Cow level, or any other universes out there in the Blizzard library of games, or beyond Blizzard.
But if something can do a reality check on us, a pandemic can. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has hit our world pretty hard in many fronts. The most important one: life. The loss of family. The loss of friends. The loss of fellow human beings who would have had longer lives otherwise.
Brandon Routh was interviewed by the Inside of You podcast to discuss his career setbacks after Superman Returns. He embraced World of Warcraft at a time when his film was not well received by the audience (only $52.5 million domestic) for a 270m budget film, and a sequel was obviously not in the horizon.