I have been watching lot of news, reviews and forum posts about Warcraft III: Reforged lately and I must say i’m looking forward to it’s release.
However, I have noticed people have tendencies of bringing up similarities, or rather dissimilarities with Warcraft 3 original game in a way, that reminds me of #nochanges vanilla movement. (don’t get me wrong, WoW classic is different project for different people and i play it aswell)
“best way to enjoy nostalgia in a game is to play that game like you did back then”
Risor - 2019
So let me explain my view on all this !@#$%^&.
I see Warcraft III: Reforged as new 2019 game that builds on story and gameplay mechanics from Warcraft III but uses completely new graphics and UI to make it friendly to play to new players and give new life and new way of looking at the game for the old ones.
That means I don’t really care about nostalgia or being familiar with things. If that was important to me, i would play the old version. Honestly i’d like it to be the opposite.
I’d like Warcraft III: Reforged to bring me a way to look at Warcraft III as a new game that i have played, but never seen before and enjoy the feeling of exploration, paying attention to every new little detail, rather than looking at the models thinking they look the same only to realize they really look better and different just after comparing them to the old ones side by side.
“professional players almost always tune-down their graphics settings to see more in game, so they don’t really care if the game is pretty or not.”
Risor - 2019
So to get to the main points of #NOnochanges
- Definitely new UI (currently the beta is running one looking too similar to old one, not sure if that’s planned to be only one for release tho)
- Be free with any changes to the models as long as they make them look BETTER.
- Make terrain look “great again”
Thank you for reading this post and look at this as a way to express “way of thinking”.
- If you agree with this way - #NOnochanges in comments
- If you don’t, feel free to comment, explain or even hate
We know what forum is about after all