The chronicles of Azeroth include the remake of the three original Warcraft game (orcs and humans, Tides of Darkness+Beyond the Dark Portal, Reign of Chaos+Frozen Throne) and new ones based on wow lore (vanilla-Temple of Ahn'qiraj, Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm + maybe future wow expansion) with campaign and multiplayer melee gameplay.

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4 comments by Rommper on Apr 6th, 2015

Chronicles of Azeroth- The Black Morass

First release of Warcraft Orcs and Humans remake

Noble Knights and savage Grunts of Azeroth, the time has finally come to experience our Warcraft 1 remake on Starcraft 2 arcade. With the recent patch Blizzard released their official Warcraft 3 art assets which allowed us to fill the resources we were missing. In the past month we ran a PTR test of the mod and got positive reviews. We are ready to take it to the next level with many changes compared to the PTR test version. Read the article then look for „COA" or „Wc1" on Starcraft 2 Arcade.


Gameplay modes

Our goal was to recreate Warcraft 1 the closest we can but we received some mixed opinions about parts of the original gameplay. Meanwhile some people wanted to experience the exact old gameplay, many person pointed on the parts that didn't age so well. As the result of these reviews we implemented two gameplay mode, The Classic and Modern one. At the creation of the game the host can choose between these two option.
Classic: Are you a Warcraft 1 veteran? Do you want to experience the game as it was in 1994? Then Classic mode is for you! This mode includes every limit you had in the original game. Unit selection is limited to four units, There are no Rally Points, Buildings don't have queue.
Modern: You always wanted to try the classic game but the hard control scared you away? Do you want the gameplay more resemble to today's standards. Then try Modern mode. The controls are exactly the same as Starcraft 2. No selection limit, Rally points and five building queue.

The map.

Our first map is set in the iconic swamp of Azeroth. Black Morass is the place where the orcs found their way into the kingdom of Azeroth. Medivh opened the dark portal. Today you can't find Black Morass on the map as it is divided into the Blasted Lands and Swamp of Sorrows. The Portal slowly drained every energy around itself. It is designed for 2v2 gameplay . There are ten Gold Mines on this map (the four starting ones+ six additional one). Note that in Warcraft 1 you have only one Town Hall, therefore the more Gold Mine you deplete the more your workers have to travel. Prepare for a fight for the mines in longer games. In the lobby you can choose your start location. Start location 1 and 2 are on the left side of the map, 3 and 4 are the right ones. Please ALWAYS choose your start location or your units won't spawn.

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Future plans

We are planning continuous update on the mod with adding new arts, adding more options into the lobby and fixing any bug we experience. In future version we hope to open the race picking too but first we need Blizzard to fix custom races in lobby. We also seek to finish the campaign so you can experience 24 mission of the first war. Those who love Warcraft 2 Tides of Darkness and Beyond the Dark Portal i can assure that the multiplayer remake is in progress.


How to play COA-Black Morass

Our mod is playable on Starcraft 2 Arcade on the Europian server. Since Blizzard made it available for free, all you need is to install Starcraft 2 Starter Edition (I recommend to buy the full game and its expansions to enjoy the full experience of Starcraft 2). In the menu click on Arcade and search for „COA" or „Wc1". Create a game (or click play game to find and open game) choose the gameplay mode and make it open for players. Note: you need to connect to the europian server.
Please make sure everyone picked a start location and you can't see „CHOOSE" in the lobby.


Thank you for reading this article and hope you will participate in the first war between Orcs and Humans.

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Terrain Showcase: Remake of Moonglade

Terrain Showcase: Remake of Moonglade

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The remake of Moonglade made by TheHolyArk. test and enjoy it

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LGPG Apr 28 2015, 2:24am says:

Do you imagine the epicness of starcraft 2 massive battles aplied in warcraft 3 reign of chaos campaign? it will be amazing keep going boys!

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Spellbound Sep 26 2014, 7:25am says:

I will be really happy if you remade Reign of Chaos in the Sc2 engine. Those campaigns were pretty darn great. Are you working on this mod alone?

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Rommper Creator
Rommper Sep 27 2014, 2:39pm replied:

We will remake it. Our official team consist three people. Me- data, triggers and leader of proj, HolyArk- our terrainer, and Orly our artist. We had a former terrainer from the early years- Wacclian. And a few helpers like Triceron and TwoDie.

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Machine_Head Sep 5 2014, 1:14pm says:

An update?!

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Rommper Creator
Rommper Sep 6 2014, 5:44pm replied:

Erm, i just posted tons of pictures less than a week ago? oO

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Machine_Head Sep 25 2014, 8:43am replied:

Yeah exactly! I thought this was dead! Is there still much hope?

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Guest Jul 27 2014, 2:34pm says:

can you tell me whats going on with those warhounds? because im scared about the mod

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Rommper Creator
Rommper Aug 9 2014, 8:17am replied:

those Warhounds were April's fools day posts

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Guest Aug 12 2014, 5:06pm replied:

1 more question because you keep telling us that the mod is still worked on so could you show some progress screens or at least tell when would such appear?
i mean i am really looking forward to see your mode playable because i really love the old-school models of orc grunts as well as horde buildings more than the armored to the teeth orcs and other packed into shiny armors units shown us in Alliance and Horde mode (no offense because author has done great job doing mode but oldschool viking-like grunts fith simple shoulderpad just fits for me a lot more than F.e golden armored footmans) it might be stupid reason but for me such thing matters

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Rommper Creator
Rommper Aug 19 2014, 8:31am replied:

I can agree with the classical style looks better. Simple units doesn't need to look too heroic. Anyway most progress was made on the data editing, but as a progress here is two model made for us by TaylorMouse- Lothar and Daemon:

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