Warcraft 3 Reforged or Ruined?

Since Blizzard announced they were reforging Warcraft 3 back at the 2018 Blizzcon I’ve been excited to play it again.

I grew up playing Warcraft 1, 2 and 3 and put 100s of hours into 3 and the Frozen Throne expansion single player modes.

I never played online as at the time I hadn’t got into online gaming and still lived at home using my dad’s very slow dial up so it was pointless even trying.

I didn’t know when the reforged Warcraft 3 was being released, every time I checked there was no release date and I eventually stopped checking.

I’ve just found out today while browsing Reddit at work that it was released yesterday so I planned on downloading it tonight after I got back from playing football.

My football game ended up being cancelled which meant I could download the game sooner.

However, while waiting for kids to go to bed where I’d get my free time to play games I decided to look online for some info on Warcraft 3 reforged to build up some hype.

Unfortunately everything I’ve read so far is negative. According to the internet, the game is riddled with bugs making it virtually unplayable for some.

There’s even a bug where if you change graphic settings to classic you lose your saved progress, although it’s been found that rather than lose the saves, it seems to be separating saves between classic and reforged graphic settings which seems strange.

It appears that the general consensus is that Blizzard has fucked up and released the game before it was ready.

Before looking online, my only concern was whether to spend the extra money for the special Spoils of War edition because I like the World of Warcraft mount or stick to the standard edition as I’m not playing much WoW at the moment.

Now I need to decide whether to ignore the internet, buy the game and see for myself what it’s like or wait and see if the bugs get fixed and people start giving positive feedback.

I think I’ll check out some Twitch players and see how it’s playing for them and then decide.

Hopefully if there are bugs they get fixed soon or that people online are just exaggerating and it’s not as bad as it’s being made out to be.

– Sparko Marco