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WarCraft 3 players upset over missing features on Reforged release

Published: 30/Jan/2020 1:26

by Andrew Amos

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The release of WarCraft 3: Reforged has left players disappointed after popular features from the original like profiles, clans, automated tournaments, and even custom campaigns were left out of the game on Day 1.

Long-time WarCraft 3 players were finally given their wish of a remaster at BlizzCon 2018 with the announcement of Reforged. Not all of their prayers were answered on the game’s January 28 release, however.

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The community has noted that the vintage real-time strategy title is lacking popular features that were included in the original game’s day one.

Warcraft 3 gameplay
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WarCraft 3: Reforged isn’t everything it was boiled up to be, with many features missing from the game’s remaster.

A thread on the WarCraft 3 subreddit criticizing the lack of features players can use reached the top of the forum within hours of the game’s release. The primary concern is that most of these features were included in the original WarCraft 3 on day one, but not in the remastered version.

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Custom campaigns, a big part of the game’s single player experience where players could create their own stories, has been removed.

While the User License Agreement has changed so Blizzard own the copyright of all custom games to avoid another Dota 2 blowing up outside of the studio, players weren’t expecting their creative freedom to be limited like this.

Custom Campaign menu in Warcraft 3
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Custom campaigns, a backbone of the original WC3, have been removed in Reforged.

On top of that, simple features like profiles, clans, a competitive ladder, and automated tournaments have all been removed as well, leaving many to dub Reforged a shell of the game it once was.

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Some have even argued the game has lost some of its flavor that originally made it popular in 2002, with standout creative touches like animated portraits and campaign backgrounds being removed instead of upgraded.

“These [were] the heart and soul of the game’s aesthetic,” Reddit user ‘TheDeadKeepIt’ explained. “The menu screens were iconic. You take these away, that’s a real deep stab in the heart.”

The release of WarCraft 3: Reforged also forced players onto the new client instead of playing the older, but more reliable game. Some players have called it a “forced downgrade for classic users,” with the lack of key features the breaking point for many asking for refunds of the $30 game.

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“It’s truly incredible how they ruined this game so badly,” said ‘Bfreshdangz.’ This sentiment was echoed by players like ‘Trenix,’ who even went as far as saying the new release was a sign Blizzard was “begging for bankruptcy.”

Others have called for a complete revert, or at least two game clients — one for classic and one for Reforged — like how World of Warcraft runs its Classic client.

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“I wanted two different game clients, one that was the original game and one that was reforged,” said TheDeadKeepIt. “Instead you mashed them together into a disgusting bloated cesspool. Now players who just want to play the original online are forced to download 30 gigs of bloated cr*p onto their computer, let alone they lose all of these iconic features of their beloved game.”

While some players are hopeful a patch is on the way in the coming months, many aren’t holding their breath. Starcraft 2 players added how the competitive ladder has still not been implemented two years after the game’s remaster, even after it was pitched as coming on day one.

Blizzard are yet to release a statement on when, or if, the missing features will be making a return into Reforged.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.

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Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

FIFA 21 TOTW 2
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The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.

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Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.

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These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

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This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.

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There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!

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TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.