WarCraft III: World of WarCraft (Wc3:WoW) is the most accurate WoW replica mod for WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne, featuring many elements as WoW does. It is a Single Player Campaign and the WarCraft III engine does not allow Campaigns to be played online or even on LAN. Wc3:WoW is currently being developed by a group of developers who hope to become pro some day called Condemned Entertainment. Previously, the team was given the simple 'Wc3:WoW Team' title, but after realizing it wasn't a professional team title to stick with, the team name was changed. Right now, the leader of Wc3:WoW is Craka_J, who had led the project through tedious development for over 4 years.

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We release five new never-before-seen terrain screenshots of Valley of Trials in Wc3:WoW. The zone is still being worked on and is about 38% to 60% complete.

Posted by Craka_J on Jul 18th, 2009

This afternoon we generously released five new screenshots of Valley of Trials.  I've been reterraining the Valley of Trials entirely for a few weeks now and am still working on it.  My initial plan was to show it off later when it was more complete, but I thought it'd be nice to throw you fellas a bone.  Screenshots of Valley of Trials!

Previously, Valley of Trials looked like this:
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Now, after reterraining the entire zone and replacing one of the tiles, it looks like this:
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As you can see, the terrain has come a long way and hopefully you're beginning to realize why recreating most of the areas is actually a good idea and worth the wait.  Valley of Trials, along with several other areas and much more to come, will be accurately recreated.  Though, due to map size restrictions, I need to leave some things out that I feel is unimportant or simply cannot fit into the area.  It's rare for such a situation to occur since I tend to make some areas tighter than others as an attempt to squeeze as much possible in one map, but it doesn't always work as well as I had planned.

How do I recreate the terrains accurately?  I've recently signed World of Warcraft up again and have been using Fraps (a recording program) to record areas that I'll be terraining.  I try to stick with one or two areas at a time since I end up having about 140 gigabytes worth of videos to work from, since the videos aren't optimized.  After I record the areas in the game, I exit World of Warcraft and start up the World Editor.  I load whatever map I'm working on and then watch the video (and pause it whenever needed to study certain details such as object placement and the steepness of a hill) as I work on the map.  I'm very careful with the placement of objects, units, tiles, and even hills when working on making an accurate recreation of an area.  I apply the same procedures to all zones I work on, including Orgrimmar and Thunder Bluff.

I hope you enjoy these previews! Feedback is appreciated.

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Frozencloud
Frozencloud Jul 19 2009, 12:41am says:

Oh my....
Its beautiful! :D

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Master_Fox
Master_Fox Jul 19 2009, 11:22am says:

looking forward for this!

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ghobot21
ghobot21 Jul 19 2009, 12:09pm says:

Yeah!! I agree!! ITS A BEAUTY!!

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-Kwah-
-Kwah- Jul 19 2009, 8:28pm says:

Tile a tad repetitive, but better than previously.

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xscottx019
xscottx019 Jul 20 2009, 1:42pm says:

Dont like how its all 1 tile per texture file, blizzard had at least 4-5 to give it more randome look/

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Marc110
Marc110 Jul 24 2009, 11:16am says:

this mod is good what new stuff are u going 2 add

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Marc110
Marc110 Jul 24 2009, 11:17am says:

yep

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