Blizzard Makes Its Fans Angry Again With The Dodgy And Legally Grasping Warcraft 3: Reforged



Warcraft III: Reforged is currently being torn apart in various forums, subreddits, and Metacritic user reviews. The remaster has been scaled back dramatically from what was originally expected, with critics claiming it’s barely an upgrade.

On top of that, Blizzard now lays claim to any custom content that users may make, seemingly to avoid missing out on another gravy train like DotA.

Once again, Blizzard has really peeved its fans. Business as usual.

#Blizzard #Warcraft #Warcraft3 #Warcraft3Reforged #Strategy #RTS #Activision #PC

20 Comments:

  1. This is definitely a tough e-sports moment, guys.

  2. *Jim Sterling*
    “Oh, no. We’re too late. These people have all been infected! They may look fine now, but it’s just a matter of time before they turn into the undead! This entire game development studio must be purged!”

    And why do I get the sense this whole “we own everything you make” deal has a lot to do with blizzard still being mad about DOTA?

  3. * makes a China themed custom game full of winnie the pooh, tiananmen square references and free Hong Kong themes *

    Blizz: i guess i own that now…

  4. Yea blizzard is now on my “do not monetarily support anything they make, ever.” list.

  5. Blizzard: You have original ideas? Well they’re ours now, unless you leave.

    Everyone: Alright! Bye!

    Blizzard: Wait, no! Come back! We need your original ideas! We got nothing!

  6. Blizzard’s Lawyers: Didn’t DOTA, which helped create a massively profitable genre, originally come from Wc3? and aren’t we about to release an updated version?
    Blizzard’s Devs: Well, it’s from the player’s who made the mod but they made it in our game sooooo?
    Blizzard’s Lawyers: May I see our Acceptable Use Policy please?

  7. Blizzard: “You have to agree to these terms!

    Me: “So you have chosen…death.”

  8. Ivan Ivanovich Rasputin

    I barely ever buy games, and I’ve never “pre-ordered” anything, but for Warcraft 3 Reforged I was actually ready to pre-order. Because Warcraft 3 has such a special place in my heart, I wanted to replay it with the updates graphics. But I kept hearing things that made me reconsider, and it’s a good thing I did. Such a shame that they ruined it.

  9. After seeing that trailer I’m just thinking: “Southpark’s WoW episode was far more epic than this.”

  10. “Exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, unconditional, royalty free, irrevocable license” I legit thought that was hyperbole but they really went there.

  11. This will eventually be a case study on “How to do ‘User Generated Content’ exactly wrong.”

  12. They also fucked up the classic version in the process with the “updated” UI and always-online features. The original version of the game from my childhood is gone forever now. Thanks for that Blizzard.

  13. My favorite part about this is that it only hurts Blizzard: Anyone savvy enough to make a good enough WC3 map that Blizzard will just take it can quite likely be savvy enough to do it in Unity or Unreal instead and maintain complete ownership.

    It’s just…silly.

  14. “Work in progress – Art and effects not final.”

    Wow, they really dug into how far they can get away with that statement, didn’t they?

  15. 2012: the year i stopped playing blizzard games
    2020: daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!

  16. Duke_Of_Hammertime TV

    Perfect example of a company making a great remake:
    Capcom

    Perfect example of a company doing a piss poor remake:
    Blizzard Activision.

    How the mighty have fallen.

  17. Okay I’m at 2:00 in and i was just blindly listening and thought, “He must be making up some of this stuff.” Nope. The actual official paragraph is just worded in the most malicious way possible. Omg.

  18. “We are incandescent with rage over the fact that dota was a warcraft 3 mod, and we didn’t make any money off of it. That will not happen again.” -Blisserd

  19. Bethesda: We came up with the dumbest, greediest way of dealing with modders.

    Blizzard: Hold my Flagon of Ale.

  20. “Exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, unconditional, royalty free, irrevocable license”

    Something the Chinese government would say as well, appropriately enough.

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