|Since the game has become more
RTS than RPG, will the game still be called a RPS?
The reason that we called the game an Role-Playing
Strategy game in the first place was to help prepare
people for a much different RTS game then we have
done with the previous Craft games. Once the game
is released, it will be up to the public to decide
what kind of game it is.
How will the Warcraft Adventures storyline
tie into Warcraft III?
One of the main characters in the Warcraft III
storyline will be Thrall, the Orc Chieftan from
the Warcraft Adventures story. The beginning of
the Warcraft III storyline takes place a few years
after the events that took place in the now-defunct
Will Warcraft III include any Warcraft Adventures
We will be including characters and storyline
from Warcraft Adventures into the campaign for
Warcraft III. We will not be using any of the
artwork, sounds or cinematic animations.
How will towns operate in Warcraft III?
Players can build a town similar to StarCraft
and Warcraft. Warcraft III has less emphasis on
town building though, so that most races will
build far less buildings then you would see in
a game of StarCraft.
Is there a tech-tree in Warcraft III?
Players will be able to upgrade the structures
in their town to produce more advanced units.
There may also be special research items that
will enable the recruitment of new troop types
or the learning of new skills or spells.
When will you release details on a public
It is far too early to know when a beta will occur,
but we have found public betas to be incredibly
useful and will undoubtedly do one for Warcraft
Do you have plans to do a worldwide release
like you did with Diablo II?
The worldwide release of Diablo II was incredibly
successful and we are looking long and hard at
how it would fit into the Warcraft III schedule.
Basically, if it makes the game's launch more
meaningful and better for our players, we want
to try and make it happen.
How many CD's will Warcraft III require?
There is really no way to know the number of CDs
required yet, but as details become available
we will post them on the Warcraft III section
of our website at www.blizzard.com.
Will there be a collector's edition?
The acceptance and interest in the Diablo II Collector's
Edition was fantastic and we will definitely consider
creating something special for our core Warcraft
Do you plan to have a simultaneous Macintosh
/ PC release?
The launch of Diablo II on the Macintosh was our
fastest to date and it is the goal of our Macintosh
teams to keep the PC and Mac releases as close
in time as possible.
Are there any plans to port a Linux version?
We are currently developing Warcraft III for the
PC and Macintosh and have no plans for versions
on other operating systems.
Will there be spawning?
While we certainly want to support people being
able to try the game out before they buy it, it
is also too early to nail down whether we will
use traditional spawning to accomplish this or