Hopefully it's not a secret to most of you that back in the day, I had a thing for Warcraft 3. I loved the strategic elements, the heroes and it's non-starcraft pacing. At University I played it a lot with friends and when DoTA hit, played that as well. I generally played as the Undead or Orcs and had a pretty good build that could stand up well in a fight.

After World of Warcraft released and quickly became one of the most popular games ever, I figured that it wouldn't be too long until Warcraft 4 was released. After Starcraft 2 was announced I lost hope in a Warcraft 4 release as it didn't make sense for Blizzard to push two strategy games at once.

That said, I imagine we are a year or so away from a Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void release, which is to be the final chapter of Starcraft 2. It has a strong community and I imagine Blizzard will support it for quite sometime.

All that to say, after Starcraft 2 is completed, why not focus on Warcraft 4? I'd love a modern RTS+Hero game and there is plenty of story they can cover since Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne. My fear is that since WoW was such an ultra hit, they might skip Warcraft 4 in favor of WoW 2.

Did you like Warcraft 3? Do you want to see a new chapter in the Warcraft RTS Universe?

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 09/23/2014 at 02:15am

I believe this is the first I've heard of Warcraft 3. I obviously live under a rock in the middle of no where. I might have to look into it. I played the first two games, but have never played WoW. As for SC2: LotV, it seems to still be in production according to Wikipedia (, although it's been about 10 months since it's been updated, so hopefully it shall be completed soon.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/23/2014 at 03:10am

I think Starcraft 2 was more important to get out, and I'm glad they went that route before going back to Warcraft. Starcraft 1 is a bit of a chore to play these days, while Warcraft III is still as good as ever.

But yeah, I think it's time for a new one. I'd be surprised if there weren't some design documents somewhere already. I don't know how many teams they have but hopefully once a couple of years have passed after Legacy of the Void comes out, we get a new Warcraft.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/23/2014 at 04:09pm

Greg: Warcraft III was released in 2002, so if you weren't doing a lot of PC gaming back then, you might not have heard of it. At the time I was at University and all I had was a laptop for school work and no money for a console. So I mostly played PC games.

Travis: I agree as I am really excited about Legacy of the Void. Hopefully it's not as long in the making as you say, but what you say sounds right.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 09/23/2014 at 07:30pm

Yeah, i was at "University" at that time, too. I didn't do a lot of PC gaming, mostly console gaming as I had all three current-gen consoles at the time.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 09/23/2014 at 07:38pm

It'll be interesting to see how/if Warcraft 4 shapes up. I wonder if the current emerging esports scene will influence the game. Especially considering one of the major esports games is an outgrowth of Warcraft 3 (Dota2).

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