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Note: This is a starcraft mod, and requires broodwar 1.11b to play.
Blade66777, Modding member of Star Alliance, is making a call to all Voice actors to contact him for a new Starcraft Mod project that will have a Map Campaign. If you have a microphone and talent and wish to make a debut, you may also contact him. Star Alliance has a Voice acting guild named SAVAGE. Read the requirements and the description of the characters you will voice at the following forum. You may leave a message in the forums or contact Blade66777 with your application.
They’re back, I have the back-up of the old forum data and I will be converting them to this new forum setup. http://www.blizzplanet.com/yabbse/.
Please be aware that this is not the same system we’ve been using previously, this system is more stable.
Also, I’ve updated the news system, it now displays only 10 articles per page, and you can use the page navigation to quickly go from one page to another. The page navigation only appears when the message block is hiden or you are viewing the News from the news module.
The Content system is back online, I’ve also updated the Message site programmer feature, once again I would like to remind people that I do read the messages given to me on the message site programmer feature. Should at anytime the system fail you can email me at [email protected]. You can also catch me on AIM (Nemesis2Darkness) or MSN ([email protected]).
Thank you all who are patient for these updates, I hope you continue to visit us.
Edit: Sorry for the erreta on the post, it’s fixed now and the email should work.
Still a work in progress and they won’t release betas. However they update and show pics and such. It converts WC3 units, data, maps into Starcraft. The mod seems to be promissing, lets just hope this doen’t end up like Infroceptor’s StarCraft to WarCraft conversion.
On a side note: email [email protected] to have your mod added to our upcomming mod Database.
Athalus from WCRadio.com invites you to listen to the community radio show this saturday at 7pm est. Richard A. Knaak was interviewed on the phone by Athalus, and you may listen to the interview today Saturday. The interview is about his latest Blizzard book War of the Ancients: Demon Soul, available at bookstores. Visit the site here and launch your Winamp or iTunes to listen to the interview.
The winners of the Wow/Starcraft: Ghost Fan Art contest has been chosen:
|2D Category||3D Category|
Wow Collector’s Edition
Wow Regular Edition
Wow Collector’s Edition
Wow Regular Edition
Thanks to all participants for submitting their artwork. All the Fan Art submissions may be viewed here
World of Warcraft starts on November 23, hope to see you online. Good luck!
Blizzard released a new patch which removes reagents for Mark of the Wild, Fortitude and Arcane Intellect. Using spirit healer now deals 25% loss of your armor instead of 100%. You may read the patch notes Here. Blizzard also announced that all Closed and Open Beta characters will be regretably wiped. Everyone will start with a clean tab, creating a fresh new character. Open Beta ends today Wednesday, November 18th. Congratulations to all beta testers that helped Blizzard developers iron out and polish the game. We had a lot of fun, and thank Blizzard for their long dedication to develop this awesome game. See ya in Retail on November 23 in the World of Warcraft.
All Blizzard fans are invited to sign-up to World of Warcraft Open Beta on November 8th. We will keep you updated. Additionally, the official release date was announced. The game will be on sale on November 23 at your favorite Game Store. The official Press Release by Blizzard President Morhaime can be read Here. Additionally, the Blizzard Insider# 20 is available Here. The Insider talks about Open Beta and the interview to Jeff Kaplan about Raiding. Find out more about Deathwing’s offspring Onyxia the dragon.
We gave fans an extended time to submit their submissions for the Wow/Ghost Fan Art Contest. We want to thank all participants for their submissions and patience. Due to security breaches, the site was inactive from August-October. Additionally, the email account had reached its limit and many fans weren’t able to submit. We extended the deadline to October 31st, and today it reaches its last day of submissions. We apologize for the inconvenience, and invite you to stay tuned in the upcoming days for the 2 winners. The winner will get a pre-ordered game of choice: World of Warcraft Collector’s Edition w/ pocketbook War of the Ancients: Well of Eternity—written by Richard A. Knaak. Or a pre-ordered Starcraft: Ghost game.
Good luck to the contest participants. You can view the submissions here. 10 judges will be hand-picked and invited to choose the best fan arts. We want to invite you to read our Richard A. Knaak Q&A transcript. This interview was published at the Official WOW Website worldofwarcraft.com on October 26th.
Dustin Browder, game design director for EA’s Battle for Middle-earth announced his leave in a few days from EA, and his new position as a Blizzard Employee to be effective on March 14th. Browder will be under the direct work with Rob Pardo on an unveiled game. Browder doesn’t know at this point what game he will be working on, but his great expertise in RTS games, rises few eyebrows in the community. Speculations are starting to arise since the only RTS people can think of is Starcraft 2 or Warcraft IV—which is unlikely. Another speculation heard from fans in many forums is that Blizzard could get Diablo series into an RTS. Browder will be a Senior Designer in Irvine, not in San Francisco.
Blizzard North was known to be working on 2 games until the executives resigned back in June 31, 2003 and later the new vice-president announced that one of the games were shelved after 30 employees resigned a month later. Most of the remaining team was merged with the second game project which is kept in secrecy. Although seeing a Diablo RTS is improbable, we have also to consider that Starcraft—a traditional RTS is now being developed as a Console Shooter gamer and Warcraft RTS game is now a MMORPG—terrain that Blizzard is stepping into for first time. Therefore, with Blizzard you can never know. They are innovative and have no fear to explore new grounds. We will find out soon enough. Dustin Browder was credited for:
- The Lord of the Rings: The Battle For Middle-Earth (2004)
- Command & Conquer: Generals (2003)
- Command & Conquer: Generals: Zero Hour (2003)
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars (2001)
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (2000)
- Battlezone (1998)
- Vigilante 8 (1998)
- Heavy Gear (1997)
- MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries (1996)
- MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear’s Legacy (1995)
Read the full article at Gamespy. We submitted this news to SCLegacy as we consider this is a big news of interest to the Starcraft fans. We will try to dig more details after Browder starts his duties at Blizzard. Stay tuned!
The Ladder Champions for season one have been crowned!
Rival.Showtime and RendeyQ are the 2v2 champions! Go here: http://www.battle.net/war3/ladder/seasonone.aspx for all of the season one information, as well as links to replays, and game stats.
Here you have the wonderful world of Starcraft. Then you throw in some mixes between the races… Infest Protoss with Terran… Terran with Zerg… Zerg with Protoss… and you get a whole new game. This is a mod thought up by The_Maker who is currently working on this project searching for people to assist. You can download a demo for this work in progress here and read more about this mod.
For those fans that missed it, the World of Warcract/Starcraft: Ghost Fan Art contest will still take submissions until October 31 to give time to those who tried to submit when our email was full. I forgot to delete the trash folder when I deleted previous submissions. So for fans to catch up, the deadline was moved to give time for resubmission. The images were uploaded few weeks ago with a texture layer as watermark. Originals found in other fan sites or contests will be disqualified. We want to make sure that the Contest is fair and that the authors are really the authors. You can view the submission Far Arts Here.
We want to announce the winners of 10 pocketbooks, chosen after the Q&A event with Richard A. Knaak. The winners chose their reward out of 4 options: Warcraft: Day of the Dragon, War of the Ancients: Well of Eternity, War of the Ancients: Demon Soul or Warcraft Manga: The Sunwell Trilogy. The winners were:
Here we have for all fans that didn’t make it to the Q&A event and for fan sites wishing to host locally the Q&A, you are free to host it as a way to support Richard A. Knaak and Blizzard’s projects:
– War of the Ancients: Demon Soul pocketbook
– Warcraft Manga: The Sunwell Trilogy
Read the transcript here.
Thanks Blizzard Entertainment, D&D and Tokyopop for sponsoring Richard A. Knaak and for his presence here with the Blizzard Fans in the Q&A event.
Although this is not a Blizzplanet project, we will support it for its community value.:
World of Warcraft Radio is an independently funded project to bring talk radio to the WoW community. Each week the radio will be having shoutcast programs with coverage of game content, current events, interviews with community members, and other WoW related content.
Beginning this Saturday at 7pm EST
we encourage everyone to come out and support community involvement. We will be on irc at:
We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, feel free to email myself, Athalus, at [email protected] or visit us in that IRC channel.
Source: Wow Forum Thread
Blizzard announced proudly to launch World of Warcraft Open Beta very soon. Although not all expected features may be included in the commercial version, Blizzard promises to keep working on their past announced features and to keep adding content. Open Beta will start in USA in a few weeks or days. There is no date specified, but knowing Blizzard’s past experiences, they do not make such announcements unless they are convinced they are ready. Blizzard cares to not make the same mistakes of the past when giving deadlines. The past months, concerning World of Warcraft, has been hectic when giving out dates; but when something is announced it doesn’t take long before the announcement is carried out. Expect an open beta sooner than you may think:
“We are happy to announce that we will soon be accepting applicants for the World of Warcraft? Open Beta Test for North America. The open phase of beta will give people a chance to enter Azeroth and play World of Warcraft before the game is released. More details will become available in the days ahead, so stay tuned.”
Star Alliance and Campaign Creations hosted a contest where participants must complete a UMS map for starcraft within 10 hours (honor system). This contest is over, Dark Primus who led the competition has notified the public that he will be uploading all submissions.
Thanks to the StarCraft modding comunity for these three downloads. All three of these projects may be found no-where else. I’ll try and get MFTGATMF into a smaller rar file within the week.
Sorry for the lack of an affilite listing, that’s actually something I wanted to get installed before the launch of the new site, but slipped my mind completely. So now would be your best chance to contact me about becoming an affilite. Secondly, I will be installing a download module, with downloads.
To those who have given me sugestion on what you would like to see from Blizzplanet cudos, I’ll do my best. If anyone wants to post news please use our news thread (or forum) and I’ll have it posted on the main page, thank-you.
After a long absence due to some security issues with PHPnuke, we will be relaunching in October. DarkNemesis has been working on a custom website system for few months, and has notified me that we may be ready to roll on October back to normal.
During the wait on the new system, I dedicated to play World of Warcraft. I am currently lvl 55 Druid. Soon as possible, we will have World of Warcraft content. The news of all Blizzard games will now be possible with the new system. The Starcraft Ghost/Wow Fan Art contest will resume. I was able to download all the submissions from the fanforce.net email account. Fans that were not able to submit due to the email account being full, can now submit the fan art. I deleted everything after downloading the submissions that got through.
I will be taking a look at the submissions and will be made public on October. The deadline of August 31 has been cancelled due to the fact the site was standby with the security breaches. We had to disable the news and content system to avoid further attacks or deletion attempts.
Fan Art Contest will be open until October 31 as a way to give time to those who tried to submit and couldn’t go through with the email account full. My apologies for the inconveniences and the unannounced vacation due to the security breaches.
Should take us about to the end of the month to finish up.
Starcraft Campaign Contest is experiencing communication difficulties.
Fanart Contest is on hold untill we have all the images upload the fanforce email is being read through.
The forum is going to be post-poned untill the CMS is fine-tuned. However I do accept sugestions from their the sugestion thread in the forums or that nifty little script in the side bar called message programmer (thet’s me!). You can also contact me, contact info rmation is in the temporary forums.
Blizzplanet will interview Richard A. Knaak on Saturday October 16th at 1:00 PM (Central Time / -6 GMT) on the following IRC Public Channel:
Fans may start parking on our IRC channel to discuss Blizzard games and Warcraft Lore, or simply open discussions. We are pleased to have Richard A. Knaak once more sharing part of his time with the fans to discuss his latest project War of the Ancients: Demon Soul. Back in February 18th, he spoke with fans from countries like China, Germany, Spain, France and many others. Richard told me in private that he enjoyed the interaction with Blizzard Fans. We invite you to come to the Public Channel above to make your questions about War of the Ancients: Demon Soul and Warcraft Manga.
Previous works of Richard A. Knaak among his over 25 books in the last 17 years are: Dungeon&Dragons (D&D) titles, Legend of Huma, Dragonlance, Dragonrealm, Minotaur Wars, Warcraft: Day of the Dragon and Diablo: The Kingdom of Shadow. Feel free to share your questions for the interview and to discuss with other fans the warcraft lore and your experiences reading War of the Ancients: Well of Eternity (book 1), in our forums at the following Thread.
To celebrate Blizzplanet relaunch, we bring to you this interview and thanks to Richard 2 Exclusive screenshots of the upcoming Blizzard Project: Warcraft Manga
I’ve created a new site management system, for the next week or so expect some major changes to occur.
Keys of Sealing 2.21 News post from: RazorclawX
I created a new version of Keys of Sealing. This version requiresthe TFT 1.17 beta patch or later to play. This version has asignificantly smaller file size and rearranges some of the Hero skills,while replacing some of the Heroes with new ones.
You can download this here: Keys of Sealing
The new features include:
– Spirit of Destruction and Keyseeker can no longer win the game
– Knight of the Black Rose replaced with the Alchemist
– Tortured Soul replaced with the Tinker
– Wind Rider replaced with the Firelord
– Crypt Lord now has the following skills: Soul Burn, Souls of Vengeance, Fortified Armor, Locust Swarm
– Debilitator now has Rain of Blades instead of Drunken Haze
-The Secret Shop was replaced with the Wandering Merchant. If youremember the Wandering Merchant in the old map, this should be similar.However, at this time there is no means to pinpoint its exact locationevery time it moves, so this is based on luck. If I get enoughcomplaints about it, I may add a locating device OR put the Secret Shopback.
This map is a public BETA which can only be played on the Westfall server.
I need an army of good men by Warbringer87 at 6:46 PM – Saturday, August 28, 2004
We here at Campaign Creations have an urgent need of testers for a lot of Maps we have. These maps need to be tested online, because we need to check which ones work and which oens don’t.
If this was a small amount, we would do it on our own, but the vast amount of maps calls for some reinforcements. We need a lot of people to be testing these maps with us. There is nearly every type fo map imaginable.
We need people who play Warcraft III on battle.net. The Frozen Throne is NOT required, but it might be needed for some maps. We need people with some time on their hands, and we need a group of people with some map-making experience, to fix and update any maps which are not working properly. If you want to help, please contact us at:
In the email please tell us on which server you usually play at, and if you have The Frozen Throne Expansion. Also tell us if you are proficient with triggering/terraining/cinematics and if you would be willing to lend your skills.
Surge Magazine visited Blizzard Entertainment at Irvine to interview Game Producer John Lagrave and Director of Game Design Rob Pardo. The article gets a rundown of the history behind Starcraft: Ghost. Blizzard did never plan to abandon the Console market, but their success in the PC market sorta slowed them down. Nihilistic then came to Blizzard with a plan to create a FPS game. Blizzard saw Nihilistic as the opportunity to return to Consoles while they focus their efforts on World of Warcraft. Currently all Blizzard teams are busy. Blizzard North is working on an unannounced project. A second project of Blizzard North was canceled back in August due to the resignation of 30 Blizzard Employees. The remaining staff of the cancelled project was merged with the second team to keep working on one game.
The other Blizzard Team was working on Warcraft III and Frozen Throne, and the third team is focused on World of Warcraft. Nihilistic was sorta like a blessing for Blizzard who wished to return to the console market, but had no personnel to spare into a massive project like a console game. When Nihilistic visited Blizzard and proposed a Console game as a third-party team for Blizzard, they didn’t blink. They gave the go ahead and immediately John Lagrave and Rob Pardo offered support to keep the game as highly Blizzard quality as possible with a daily supervision on the work done by Nihilistic.
While Nihilistic works on 3D modeling, interface, weapons, and other areas … Blizzard supervises and offers collaborative effort with Rob Pardo and John Lagrave, creates the in-house Cinematics and most of the narrative sequences and voice actors.
Everything Nihilistic creates in the game has to be approved by Blizzard in a daily basis. Nihilistic currently consists of 20 employees, located in San Francisco. Blizzard also assist with artists developing models and environments to give it that feeling and look of a Starcraft Universe. Details like the burned soil of Mar Sara are testament to this. Mar Sara was one of the planets that the Protoss burned down from orbit to purify it of Zerg infection; which are details needed in the game to give a feeling of continuity and realism with the environments set in the Starcraft RTS universe.
Blizzard reveals that Starcraft: Ghost offers players navigation of 5 planets full of missions throwing you into desert, jungle, asteroid and molten environments. Lagrave warns that fighting against Protoss Purifiers isn’t piece of cake. Few seconds under the psionic raygun energy field and you are toast! This unit resembles what Firebats do with a flamethrower, although they shoot pure psionic energy blasts instead.
Psi powers are useful when you are discovered and need to make a safe retreat to make a kill before the guards alert others of our presence. Nova uses 4 types of Psi-powers:
Sight power: It is a Predator-visor-like effect low-light vision enhancer that lets Nova perceive footprints, interactive control panels, enemies behind walls and weak points in enemy armor. Once her psi charge runs out Nova should hide into the shadows away from being discovered.
Blizzard revealed that there are 3 types of mines which are insect-like drones(robots): the Mantis Mine is a reconnaisance mine that crawls around undetected bypassing guards on the ground level. The Firefly Mine focuses on distracting your enemies. You can use Fireflies to lead the enemy to a ambush or to lead them away from your destination. The Spider Mine is a walking explosive device that can sneak up on the enemy and can burrow to remain undetected. Once the enemy is on top it kills the target.
Blizzard reveals that players have to navigate 23 levels through the game which may offer a minimum of 15 hours of gameplay. Check out Surge Magazine issue# 2(May Edition).
Q&A 03/10/04 | 3/11/2004 12:07:44 AM EST
Will we be able to visit the old deep sea oil rigs and foundries that existed in WarCraft II?
Can players visit the Outland?
Can we go to Quel’Thalas?
What famous places can we expect to see?
Do High Elves still exist or are they all Blood Elves now?
It’s important to know that the transformation from High Elf to Blood Elf is not physica in nature but is instead an ideological change. While the majority High Elves made the cross over to become Blood Elves, there is a small handful of High Elves that hold true to their original identities.
Including jewelry, will all equipped items be visible on our characters?
Will the ammunition for ranged weapons have to be replaced?
Will there be throwing weapons in the game and will these weapons be lost after they are thrown?
Will there be more than one type of ammo for each ranged weapon?
Do you need Alchemy and Herbalism to create poisons as a Rogue?
Alchemy will have no bearing on poisoning. A rogue might wish to explore Herbalism as some, but not all, of their recipes will require herbs. It’s also important to note that poison recipes will require a variety of ingredients which are bought from vendors, found on creature corpses and cultivated via the Herbalism skill.
What is the difference between the Warlock spell “Find Herbs” and the “Herbalism” skill?
I understand that Voidwalker pets lose life over time and Infernal pets are only brief summons. How long do they last? How often do they need to be resummoned?
Is the Imp still a useful pet to the Warlock at higher levels?
Can we get an update/more information on racial benefits and abilities?
Will I be able to drop stuff on the ground so that someone else can pick it up?
Are they still planning on eventually adding player housing?
Will your mount appearances be customizable or will they all look alike?
Do instanced dungeons automatically respawn after they are cleared out or does a new instance need to be entered to fight them again?
This really depends on the dungeon. As an example, Wailing Caverns in the Barrens does not automatically respawn while Shadowfang Keep in Silverpine Forest is set to continually respawn as it is cleared.
t will be?
The gnomes are already so cute .. seeing them on sheep would be great I’ve got to run folks .. sorry I couldn’t stay longer .. thanks Raal and all the good folks at blizzard guilds for inviting me .. have a great weekend y’all