Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos is the third major instalment in the Warcraft series. It was developed by Blizzard Entertainment and was published by Capcom and Sierra Entertainment. Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos follows the second game in the series, Warcraft 2 Tides of Darkness.
The world of Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos includes various landscapes, such as extensive plains, mountains, rivers, oceans, and some cliffs. As the player ventures off into the world featured in the Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos campaign they will notice a black layer hiding the terrain. This is called the Black Mask and it prevents the player from seeing what’s to come. It will remove itself once the player has explored the specific area.
Once a player has explored an area in Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos the Black Mask will be removed, but the Fog of War will take its place. After the player has travelled far enough to the point where they can no longer see the area from either a building or ally’s base, the fog of war will settle in over the area. The fog of war is different than the Black Mask as it allows the player to still see the area. It will just prevent them from seeing what’s currently happening at that place. For example, if an enemy is active in the space or construction is taking place the player will not see it.
Warcraft 3, Reign of Chaos gameplay involves a list of things to be done by the player. They will create their own towns from which they will gather resources, guard themselves and their settlement from any enemies, and teach groups to adventure out into the world to defeat the enemy non player characters. There are three very important resources needed to successfully play Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos and they are gold, food, and lumber. Players need a considerable amount of gold and lumber to build their units and structures. Their source of food determines exactly how many units they may have out exploring at once.A new type of character featured in Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos are the creeps. Players will run into creeps around any gold mines or buildings that haven’t been marked by any allies or enemies. They act as guards and will try to harm the player and their units. If the player can take out the creeps they’ll earn experience points and gold. Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos also introduces a system that cycles through day and night time. This brings about some advantages and disadvantages. When it’s night and dark outside the players units won’t be able to see as far into the distance. On the bright side, night time is the perfect time to explore for resources because the creeps actually go to bed. That makes for one less thing the players units have to watch out for. Another change is the world has become three dimensional. Now if a unit is higher up on a mountain or a cliff they can attack enemies at lower elevations with more power.Warcraft III takes place on a map of varying sizes and terrains, such as large plains and fields, with terrain features like rivers, mountains, seas, or cliffs. While campaign games can have many different objectives, the sole objective in multiplayer games is to destroy all the buildings of the opposition. In default melee matches, players can pick their own heroes. Losing your hero will not end the game and they can be revived at Altars (although quite expensive).