The Protectors is a stand-alone mod of the game Warlords Battlecry 3 (i.e. it can be run without having the original game installed - 100% free full mod). It is an improved RTS/RPG game with new campaigns, quests, terrain, units, items, heroes, modding features and more. Beta versions available for download!
I've been a huge fan of Warlords Battlecry II and III. The protectors is a mod for WBC III which brings some nice ideas to the original game such as an improved hero leveling-system, balance changes (in the first skirmish I played to try this mod out, I ran into barbarian war hounds which were strong and pretty useful, compared to their weaksauce-version in WBC III) and the re-introduction of bronze and zinman-mode.
The new perk system brings an interesting twist to alter your playstyle. You can, for example, choose to produce units faster but for a higher cost (and vice versa).
I haven't tried the chapters yet, so I won't comment on that.
-Imho worse balancing
-Remade heroes leveling makes them even more OP = You get to the point where you own everything with only hero even sooner.
-What the hell was with campaign? I don't even know.
-Addtional options to heroes (like extrovert-introvert) not interesting
For me this mod is ruining original game rather then improving
A promising mod, I'd rate more but moddb wouldn't let me, keep up the good work man. although I rather wish there was a custom char chapter, so you could play as whatever hero you wanted. Also, could you do something to make some of the classes more enticing? I feel like dragonslayer daemonhunter and inquisitor are rather wanting... maybe give em a special sphere of magic they alone can use? And maybe some more voice-banks for chars? They are mega ridiculous.