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    Hello there everyone! Today, we have an interview between the big heads of two awesome communities today, with Phalanx, representing Diplomunion, and Bolvar, representing The Old Guard, in a bid to prepare for the release of Warcraft III Reforged in the months to come. Interviewing the two is me, The_13th_Legend, a guy in both communities with ambitions to eventually bring everyone together to just enjoy a classic game. Below are five important questions; insight into the two communities, what they bring to the table, and more about the future partnership that will bring a joyous event for everyone to appreciate. As always, happy gaming and thanks for being a Diplo'er or an Old Guard. Hell, Bors will like the title of being a "Diplomunion Old Guard." 1. What is a community to you? In extension, what would you think the term "Diplomunion"/"The Old Guard" means in general? Phalanx: Bolvar: Community, especially when we're talking about gaming communities, is the happy confluence of friends who share a common place and common games. This place, whether it be a forum, subreddit, discord, or teamspeak server, becomes a mecca of camaraderie and fun thanks to the build up of shared experiences. Diplomunion is such a place. Through the efforts of Abdel, Bors, and myself, we've kept the Diplomunion community going for over 12 years. That longevity defines us. We've evolved from a community of gamers to a community of friends. Thus, Diplomunion means friends, games, and a good time. Community is a gathering of people with shared goals under common principles and beliefs. In our case, we are a gathering of Warcraft III players that seek to have fun playing with people who enjoy the same maps we do in a casual atmosphere. As for the meaning of Old Guard, I find it quite self-explanatory and the question below also addresses it, I would say. 2. With the above in mind, what does it mean to be a(n) Diplo'er/Old Guard? Phalanx: Bolvar: A Diplo'er is anyone who comes to Diplomunion looking to have fun, play games, and have an all around good time. The key to being a Diplo'er is making your presence felt within the Diplomunion community through constant interaction, whether it be in the discord, the forums, or in the games we play. Anyone can be a Diplo'er, they just need to participate. Old Guard was created and stands for one reason and one reason only: Warcraft III RTS. It is the game that started everything, the game we all love. Most communities got bored of Warcraft, outgrew Warcraft, left Warcraft. To be Old Guard means to be faithful to the old ways, which may sound somewhat preposterous coming from a community that is barely two years old. Yet, we gather all of those who remain playing and all of those who pay heed to that ever-present urge to come home that exists within every true Warcraft player. To put it simply, to be Old Guard is to be passionate about Warcraft. It is the game that marked our teenage years, which brought us great friends and unforgettable memories. It is the past, indeed, but a past worthy of being kept alive. 3. With the release of this article in particular, it's good to say that our partnership is now official. It's weird of me to say that, since I'm active in both communities. Anyhow, what things are you expecting in the short term, and what would you strive for in the long term of the partnership? Phalanx: Bolvar: Diplomunion was born from wc3Diplo.net, which is the community Abdel originally founded. We changed our name to Diplomunion when Abdel stepped down allowing Bors to take charge. Wc3Diplo was exactly what it says on the tin -- it was a meeting ground for all of the Warcraft 3 Diplomacy-style map clans from 12 years ago. The move to Diplomunion as the name of the community represented two fundamental changes within the community; that we had grown past our differences as different clans and that we had moved on beyond Warcraft 3. We were a Diplomatic Union of thousands of different members comprised of dozens of Warcraft 3 clans -- a Diplomunion. Many of us back in 2010 thought that Starcraft 2 was going to kill Warcraft 3. It's been years since then, and Warcraft 3 hasn't died. Instead, against all odds, Warcraft 3 has been going strong. It's thanks to communities like The Old Guard, especially when it comes to the RTS map scene, that have kept Warcraft 3 strong. As such, my main hope is that we further strengthen the Warcraft 3 community through this partnership with The Old Guard. Short term, we're hoping that by working together we can better plan and coordinate, to make it easier for Diplo'ers and Old Guards to play and talk about Warcraft 3. Long term, we want to work together to grow the WC3 RTS/Diplomacy map community by being the central hub for Warcraft 3 RTS maps during this upcoming Warcraft 3 revival. We want new and old players alike to come to Diplo and ToG to learn, play, and grow. Well, our short-term expectations are very objective. Diplomunion will serve as our web platform for our Warcraft III content and events; we will aid Diplomunion in its quest to return to the lands of WC3 and prepare for Reforged. Our long-term expectations are focused in Reforged, which will be the end of all we know but also the dawn of a new age. As Felo'melorn, Warcraft will be shattered and remade and, as the Quel'dorei say, swords grow stronger when reforged. The shattering will rather chaotic, I'm sure, so this partnership with Diplomunion will be essential for both parties to properly harness the great surge of people and opportunities that Reforged will bring.Many old people will come back and I am certain that Diplomunion will be paramount in the quest to gather these together; many new players will flood to us all and Old Guard will make sure to act as a strong in-game influence to direct these new arrivals. In the end, all we build and all we do has the ultimate aim of living the WC3 experience to its fullest. 4. With the meaning of what it is to be a community or a member of Diplomunion/The Old Guard respectively answered, what would you say the other community would bring to the table? Additionally, what would your community give and help out with the other community? Phalanx: Bolvar: I don't want to get into the nitty-gritty of what each side brings to the table. That's not the point of this partnership.Both communities have thrived independently, but together we can design and organize large scale events not seen in Warcraft III custom gaming before. Instead, this is about Diplomunion and The Old Guard coming together because we know that we're greater than the sum of our parts. The Old Guard Discord is the home of all the current happenings in the WC3 RTS map community, which Diplomunion was historically a part of. One of these benefits is that Old Guard has an amazing repository of WC3 information, but it doesn't have a great way of disseminating this information out to its members. Diplo has large and versatile forum backend that can be used to store and share that repository in such a way that would allow for Diplo'ers and Old Guards to access, update, and talk about. And that's just a start to what we're here to do -- there's no limit to what we can possibly cooperate on. Well, to put it objectively, Diplomunion has a solid website, brand awareness, an efficient staff, and deep rooted foundations. "Old Guard has a large and dynamic community encompassing players from many different backgrounds being fundamentally molded around playing Warcraft." This partnership will join Old Guard's strong in-game presence and far ranging connections with Diplomunion's stable, reliable, and reputable web-platform and brand. I believe that, as we move forward with this initiative, each party will naturally complement each other and play its roles with excellence, allowing us to go farther together than we would alone. 5. Finally, what are your personal thoughts and opinions about the union of Diplomunion and The Old Guard as a whole? What do you believe the future will be, when Warcraft III Reforged is released and afterwards? Phalanx: Bolvar: Warcraft was an integral part of my childhood. The first computer game I ever played was Warcraft 2 at the age of six on a Dell Pentium 1 machine back in 1996. Warcraft 3 was my favorite game and in my respect the only game I played between 2004 and 2012 and a game I still play. This union with The Old Guard is for many people in Diplomunion is a chance to reconnect with our roots. More importantly, both Diplo and Old Guard want to be there when thousands of Warcraft veterans return to WC3 for Warcraft 3 Reforged, for all those veterans who will also be looking for this chance to reconnect with their Warcraft roots. And I hope that Old Guard and Diplo stands together ready to help each other help these old veterans return to the real Warcraft. I have never been part of Diplomunion, but, ever since my teenage years, I have always cultivated a great esteem for what Diplomunion stood for. My perspective of it as an outsider is somewhat idealized, but I have always viewed it as the great metropolis of Warcraft where people from all places, communities, and backgrounds would go to talk about Warcraft. It has always held in it a sense of universality, of permanence, and of neutrality. Many tried, but Diplo truly excelled in building something everlasting. As Abdel wrote, "We should build a community for all times, not just for the time we currently find ourselves living in."Old Guard shares these same values and principles and that is why I believe that, during the turbulent days of early Reforged, we will stand as the unassailable bastion from which the Warcraft Community can spring anew. Summary With the interview above being concluded, it can be said that the future of both communities is a promising one. With Warcraft III Reforged only a few months away, I am excited to see faces that I haven't seen from Diplomunion or ToG come back to Battle.net to join us all. In the meantime, however, I am hoping that the transition goes on successfully and that an event such as a "Twelve Nights of Gaming"or a Warcraft III Tournament can take place to commemorate the partnership.
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    So as a lot of the categories are uninhabited I will put this here. I'm interested in discussion on REAL TALK mental health, especially with all this healing circle talk going on. It's a large part of my life. How does it impact you? What do you do about it? What can you use help with? I have Schizoaffective Disorder Bi-Polar type. (for a quick overview https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizoaffective_disorder ) As such I have a whole litany symptoms. Including psychosis, hallucinations, delusions etc. as well as mood issues like mania, anxiety and depression. It's been a long journey with multiple hospitalizations, innumerable meds and a lot of help from those around me, particularly online. For me it's been a long grind upwards. Mindfulness, CBT therapy and extensive introspection have been the most helpful. Learning to recognize the signs of something being unreal and grounding myself in reality. Meds have helped too but I think of them as only 30% of the process. They were there to enable me to learn, make lifestyle changes and experiment to find what works best. Now they are a safety net for when I need them most. If you have any questions about my experiences I'm always happy to share. If you want to talk about your own struggles I want to listen. If you want to lurk I hope you read something helpful to you.
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    From the desk of @The_Phalanx, Diplomunion Acting Chief Officer I remember being in the old Pub voice channel on Diplomunion last year. We were several of us, all watching the BlizzCon stream. The previous year, Starcraft had set a new precedent by getting a remastered edition. I figured this year would either be a remastered Warcraft I and Warcraft II or a remastered Diablo II. We were all waiting to see what it was going to be, when someone entered the voice channel to yell at us that Grubby was streaming. We rushed to his twitch channel and we saw his playing the Purge of Stratholme in a way we had never seen before. Warcraft III was back and it had never looked so good. When the pre-order became available, we all hurried to reserve our own copy. We weren’t alone as the pre-order page crashed shortly there after. Since then, Diplomunion has worked to ready ourselves for the release of Warcraft 3 Reforged. @Spankfurt has personally led the charge, and thanks to his efforts, and everyone else on the team, we’re proud to announce a deepening of our partnership with The Old Guard. The Old Guard is one of the last bastions of Warcraft III RTS maps. It’s home to some of the best and most played Warcraft III RTS and Diplomacy maps, many of which used to have a home in Diplomunion. Our new partnership with The Old Guard is a return to our roots and a return home for many of them. Together we plan on strengthening the Warcraft III RTS community by working together to do we what we do best -- providing a space for gamers and content creators to play and work together. From the desk of @Bolvar, The Old Guard Chief of Staff It is with great enthusiasm that we, as Old Guard, welcome Diplomunion’s initiative to turn its attention to Warcraft once more. It has had a long and remarkable trajectory spanning over a decade that goes back to the early years of Warcraft. Now, at last, it is finally coming back home. Today we conclude the first major step in our full partnership with Diplomunion, selecting it as the official web platform for Old Guard. Ever since our previous enterprise in the web failed, we have been looking for a web presence that allows us to have a solid platform where we can store data and engage in more complex and in-depth discussions. We have had a lot of experience working with Diplomunion in the past few months, particularly @Spankfurt and @Abdel, and we look forward to bridge Discord and Web in a seamless connection in order to reach Reforged possessing the dynamics of Discord and the robust foundations of a website. Diplomunion and Old Guard share many core values and we are confident that, side by side, we will go farther than we would go alone. To seal and celebrate this pact, we are organizing a Warcraft III gaming marathon on 28/29th of September to play some old classics. Hope to see you all there. Please join us on The Old Guard Discord on the 28th of September for our joint Warcraft III gaming event! https://discord.gg/8qcretT Please join us on the Diplomunion Discord on the 29th of September for our joint Warcraft III gaming event! https://discord.gg/uhCjrf9
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    DOTHRAKI PEANUTS ON AN OPEN FIELD, NED
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    Azeroth Wars 2.12 Changelog General: Several instances have been moved to make it possible to reduce the map limits. Now the map is smaller in width, and the water west of kalimdor has been reduced significantly. Changed the level factor in the hero xp formula from 205 to 200. Basically what this means is that a little less exp is required to level up, especially at very higher levels. The formula was: (exp required for the previous level) + (current level) * 205. Now it's: (exp required for the previous level) + (current level) * 200. Here is the current chart for the exp required for each level: Lvl 2: 400 Lvl 3: 1000 Lvl 4: 1800 Lvl 5: 2800 Lvl 6: 4000 Lvl 7: 5400 Lvl 8: 7000 Lvl 9: 8800 Lvl 10: 10800 Lvl 11: 13000 Lvl 12: 15400 Lvl 13: 18000 Lvl 14: 20800 Lvl 15: 23800 Lvl 16: 27000 Lvl 17: 30400 Lvl 18: 34000 Lvl 19: 37800 Lvl 20: 41800 Call determine level formula changed from ( 400 + (seconds elapsed) * 4 ) * factor to ( 1000 + (seconds elapsed) * 5 ) * factor. Factor is 1 for most heroes, 1.2 for some heroes like Archimonde , Illidan. Maximum exp possible with the formula changed from 8000 to 22400. (level 9 to level 15) This means that any hero that spawns because of an event will now spawn at a higher level than before. Scroll of teleportation aoe reduced from 1300 to 1000. (vanilla is 800) Number of units teleported from 130 to 96 (8 control groups) same for Drek'thar book. Attempted fix for second chance keeping heroes from their past faction. Broodmother spiderlings no longer give bounties. All flamestrikes based spells removed because of desyncs concerns, this includes: Kael flamestrike, Anasterian and Thaurissan ultimate and Archimonde Nether Strike. C'thun path attempted fix to being available to other players once it has been taken. Ebon Blade Ebon Blade priest now in R position and hotkey to not conflict with shades. Legion Blue Berserker hit points reduced from 1075 to 975. orc cavalry hit point reduced from 1200 to 1075. removed 1 Berseker from alterac, 2 succubus and 1 voidwalker. Malganis hit points from 1325 to 1275. armor from 11 to 9. Inferno cooldown from 120 sec to 240 and duration from 180 to 35. Archimonde nether strike changed to Meteor strike (old kil jaeden W). Fixed Legion not being able to build altars. Dwarves Thaurissan ultimate replaced by Firestorm (Magtheridon current ult). Dalaran Hydromancers water elemental hit points from 600 to 950. Damage from 14 to 17. Armor from 1 to 2 and changed from medium to heavy. Added the following units to Dalaran start: 1 hydromancer and 1 battlemage near silverspine, 2 battlemages and 2 hydromancers near the southshore and 1 kirin tor near the arcane teleporter in the dungeons. Antonidas has his old utlimate (frostfall) due to lag/desyncs concerns. Quel'thalas Anasterian now has the same ult as kael (temporarly), Phoenix. Illidari Kael flamestrike changed to Anasterian arcane burst. Thrall Horde Warrior ascendance mastery now gives Grunts 15 bonus damage, gives them 250 bonus hit points and 20 movement speed. Kodo war drums tooltip now correctly indicates it buffs attack of all unit, not just ranged. The New Horde gazlowe now has the same priority as other heroes Warsong Clan Kodo war drums tooltip now correctly indicates it buffs attack of all unit, not just ranged. Sentinels Unleashed Maiev, Moon Priestess Amara and Naisha now correctly spawn when taking Sentinels Unleashed.
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    Lies. I wouldn't fine anyone for that if I was in charge. I would definitely send many people to chop lumber in far away and cold places though.
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    If you like punk rock and want to hear some relatively fresh material from a sheila than this might of of interest. 2 EPs in 20 minutes:
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    Additional Info On Rules, The Continuum of Force, & The Appeal System In joining The Old Guard, you agree in following the rules and hosting standards listed above. Additionally, breaking any of the rules or hosting standards will invoke a continuum of force, which is defined as: "A use of force continuum is a standard that provides law enforcement officers and civilians with guidelines as to how much force may be used against a resisting subject in a given situation." We expect members of ToG to treat fellow members and the general Warcraft 3 community with respect. Members found to be participating in particularly egregious behavior such as, but not excluded to, hacking, death threats, persistent documented game ruining via team killing, invasion of privacy, swatting, etc. can and will be removed or banned from the server without warning. Members violating the rule can appeal the ban or request to view the documentation used in the decision. Please note that any standards broken may be added onto reports that we may use for server rules, but that the standards are expected only for any games hosted on the #hosted_games channel or the #private_matches channel. Our guidelines for server rules are as follows: One singular warning about which rule was broken, A second warning and an admin conference on your circumstances as well as why and how you broke a server rule, A third warning with an apology to the said offended audience, reporter, or admins, A kick from the discord or any related platforms with a reason and warnings attached, A three month ban with said reasons, warnings, and reports attached, A years ban with what came with the three month ban, And lastly a permanent ban from our platforms. Our guidelines for hosting standards are as follows: One singular warning about which standard was broken, A second warning and an admin conference on your circumstances as well as why and how you broke a standard, A third warning with an apology to the said offended audience, reporter, or admins, A one week ban from the #hosted_games channel, A one month ban from the #hosted_games channel with said reasons, warnings, and reports attached, A last resort discussion between the reported host and the admin team, And lastly a year or a permanent ban from #hosted_games. At any time, anything that warrants an exception may skip to a last resort discussion, as well as what we deem to be necessary for the severity of the server rules standards you may have violated. Reports & Evidence Additionally, any reports screenshotted, sent as a replay, or caught on stream may be used as evidence if you are reported for the following: Excessive trolling, excessive team killing,threats against anyone, exploiting and hacking against the purpose of the map and against the player’s wishes, drophacking, host abuse, and anything said on our discord. Please note that any standards broken may be added onto reports that we may use for server rules, but that the standards are expected only for any games hosted on the #hosted_games channel or the #private_matches channel. Appeal System Any player that has been warned, kicked, or banned may DM any admins to appeal any such cases against them. The appeal will go through the admin team and will be discussed further there. If there is good cause for said appeal, the warning or kick may be dismissed, or the ban sentence will be reduced or revoked.
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    I love how open you are about mental health Tag. What do you like most about CBT therapy? I don't think I'm the most mentally unhealthy person in the world, but as I understand it CBT can be good for anyone. I've considered trying it to help teach myself to deal with issues that provoke my anxiety and to help avoid negative thoughts. I've always heard with enough time and effort in CBT you can almost will yourself into being a "happy go lucky" person. Do you think that's true?
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    Some unit comparisons and an early sneak peak at unit compositions. Ants from up here... High Garden Comparison The Others are mostly based off Death Knights and undead... I plan on making a skin for death knights so that they have ice armor. Then I'll add a head attachment for all units for glowing blue eyes or edit the models. From left to right, top to bottom: White Walker Cavalry, White Walker Infantry, Wight and White Walker Casters, and Wights. Wights that are only attainable from capturing enemy bases. Ice Spiders. Undead bear... maybe I'll delete just to spite D&D's show xD. Dragon Wight. Giants, Free Folk, Night's Watch. Dragons, Harpy, Targaryen units (missing a lot of eastern units). Stark Children, Iron Islands Uniques, North, Riverlands, Vale, Stormlands and Barratheon, Lannisters, Reach + Citadel. Base units lined by tier 1-3. Not sure if they will be base units for both Westeros and Essos... we'll see if I can get enough arab/bloodelf units. Ships! Ships compared to Iron Islands and some units on Pyke.
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    Paradox games are at the top of my list since I can't micro due to old man reaction speed/hands. 1) Eu4 2) Stellaris 3) Hoi4 4) WC3 5) AOE 2 or 3 6) Total War Warhammer I & II I also feel we have a complete lack of FPS shooters in diplomunion. I'm currently playing battlefield V but its just meh, I'd be open to new FPS suggestions. Maybe Planetside?
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    She's just asking innocently for some Coké, I see no issues.
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    "It's a derogatory term for effete millennial men. The perception is that many progressives have been trying to redefine masculinity, or are against traditional masculine traits and roles. So, we have "new male" or "numale" (as in "nu-metal". The spelling is part of the insult)." It's about applying the prefix to whatever you want to mock in modern standard, nothing special.
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    Old guard implies you don't take a 7 year hiatus, G
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    But... We are the old guard.
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    You can really tell it's a Garden. Can we get a feel for how the pathing will be, as in showing the size of the units inside the cities / castles ?
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    Good hustle, Steak. So this happened a few days ago.
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    That Westeros terrain looks really good, but I think something that most map makers have run into is that for gameplay sake they have had to enlarge iron islands to a size bigger than they are in the Canon, and perhaps the Vale as well. To effectively have fights that aren't a headache inducing clusterfuck they may have to be opened up and enlarged a bit so that the pathing doesn't just block up worse than Bors' intestines on a Sunday morning
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    Just to get a sense of scale for faction placement, here's some zoomed out map screenshots. 11 in Westeros, 4 in Essos... I think I'm gonna give prio to Essos and add 1-2 more factions. Either the Golden Company/Mercenary Groups or split up the Free Cities between North and South.
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    When the playerbase expands again with Reforged, all kinds of new directions may be possible, but the size and scope and absolute girth of AWLR means that adding something huge like a new race will have massive consequences and potentially break the game balance-wise. Also, as Flor pointed out, the game requires 12 players who all moderately know what they're doing to some extent and can be a challenge to fill at some times There are , however, a huge amount of maps within wc3's history which have depicted and been set in every kind of scenario and setting imaginable within the Warcraft universe and timeline. I'm sure if you'd like something more troll focused, it's out there (though not as good and in-depth as LR )
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    Umbra is the hero I never knew we had . Really regret not being active while you have been over the past two years - I was at sea for most of 2017
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    Im absolutely astounded and ashamed I didnt see this thread 2 years ago. Amazing terrain Umbra, keep it up.
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    /cast Resurrection My first project, Medieval Realms is nearly ready for an alpha release. I just re-implemented unlimited elevation from newgen WE using some Misc Data from warhaven.com Now I can freely finish the grand castles of Westeros and Essos with proper terrain elevation! New pictures and models soon!!! EDIT: With all the new player slots, which factions would you like to see that weren't in 2happy4u's aSoIaF ?
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    So you live in the capital wasteland.
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    We're doing a joint @WC3 gaming event with The Old Guard this weekend! On Saturday the 28th we're headed over to The Old Guard Discord starting at 1 PM EST to play our favorite WC3 RTS maps. On Sunday the 29th we'll be over here in the Diplomunion Discord at 1 PM EST playing classic Diplo maps!
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    Azeroth wars LR 2.12b General Re-added the portal from Icecrown Citadel to inner azjol-nerub. It was removed because of the map size change. Scourge Destroyer limit from 8 to 6. Removed fire arrow from skeleton Archers. Removed the starting Death Knight in the Scholomance. Removed Baron Rivendare from the start of the game, he know spawns with Plague (like it was before). Ebon Blade Removed some more trees when Ebon spawn to aid the pathing near Acherus. Legion Dreadlord cost back to 75, up from 50. Fel Horde Removed the 2 Blademasters demi-hero, replaced by Burning Blademaster elites. Lordaeron Removed Barbed Arrow from the Longbowmen. Mograine now spawns with the Determine level method, so his level will be better scaled over the game. Dwarves Fixed Thaurissan now spawning in the middle of nowhere. Dalaran Kirin Tor armor changed from unarmored to hero. Admiral Proudmoor and the Kul Tiras island is now automatically unlocked at turn 15. Violet Citadel hit point buffed from 5k to 10k. Quel'thalas Removed fire arrows from High Elves archers, default is now frost arrows. Farstriders armor changed from medium to hero. Thrall Horde Tauren elite mastery now gives bonus hit point to Cairne too. Reincarnation has been moved from Tauren warriors to Cairne. Orgrimmar hit points frmo 4k to 10k. Sentinels Shadowleaf sentinel armor from medium to hero. Sentinels unleashed tooltip now correctly indicates that you can take second chances if you go for the path. Stormwind Removed slow poison (passive) from dark green spearman (poisoned spear is still there) (assassins still have slow poison). Druids Keeper of the grove armor changed from unarmored to hero. Kingdom of Ahn’Qiraj Fixed C'thun spawning in the middle of nowhere.
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    Your stuff looks great, Umbra. I took a little break from the community and from wc3 for a couple years so it's great coming back and seeing lots of love and work still being put into projects like this. Keep up the good work man
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    FUCK YES TO AOE2 DEFINITIVE EDITION. I almost forgot about it.
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    age of empires series perhaps especially with the revival going on and age of empires 2 definitive edition coming out next month
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    Looks great, I'll definitely make one soon when I release the map.
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    In addition, we're building up our Warcraft 3 map community section, if you'd like one for Medieval Realms, let me know! https://www.diplomunion.com/wc3maps And if you want more info, here's an article I wrote on everything we can provide for map communities:
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    Thanks @Abdel ! Should be fine now. Will do, much appreciated.
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    Welcome back @UmbraUnda ! Glad to see an update to an old project. The image links appear to be broken, feel free to load new ones directly to our database. If you need more attachment space, let me know. Cheers
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    Terrain is almost done, map should be ready very soon.
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    Ok so currently the list is: Starcraft Any other suggestions?
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    Ping, posting to keep Diplo alive. Anyhow, how goes your project? The WC3 community for ASOIAF is still going strong with 10 regulars playing in one game last week, and other regulars in WitP and other maps. With the new WC3 patch coming soon, are you going to incorporate more factions? For example, Krackles, despite his shithole of a GoT map, had triggers for a Karstark path and an entirely seperate Frey player. Ollenna Tyrell, Arrianne Martell, and even Arya Stark can now be represented if you'd think about a freelancer role. Such can be presented via players 13-16 having a wisp be able to "buy" a path in the tavern which would sell said freelancers, exactly like the FMA map or Rise of China maps.
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    From the desk of @The_Phalanx, Diplomunion Acting Chief Officer I remember being in the old Pub voice channel on Diplomunion last year. We were several of us, all watching the BlizzCon stream. The previous year, Starcraft had set a new precedent by getting a remastered edition. I figured this year would either be a remastered Warcraft I and Warcraft II or a remastered Diablo II. We were all waiting to see what it was going to be, when someone entered the voice channel to yell at us that Grubby was streaming. We rushed to his twitch channel and we saw his playing the Purge of Stratholme in a way we had never seen before. Warcraft III was back and it had never looked so good. When the pre-order became available, we all hurried to reserve our own copy. We weren’t alone as the pre-order page crashed shortly there after. Since then, Diplomunion has worked to ready ourselves for the release of Warcraft 3 Reforged. @Spankfurt has personally led the charge, and thanks to his efforts, and everyone else on the team, we’re proud to announce a deepening of our partnership with The Old Guard. The Old Guard is one of the last bastions of Warcraft III RTS maps. It’s home to some of the best and most played Warcraft III RTS and Diplomacy maps, many of which used to have a home in Diplomunion. Our new partnership with The Old Guard is a return to our roots and a return home for many of them. Together we plan on strengthening the Warcraft III RTS community by working together to do we what we do best -- providing a space for gamers and content creators to play and work together. From the desk of @Bolvar, The Old Guard Chief of Staff It is with great enthusiasm that we, as Old Guard, welcome Diplomunion’s initiative to turn its attention to Warcraft once more. It has had a long and remarkable trajectory spanning over a decade that goes back to the early years of Warcraft. Now, at last, it is finally coming back home. Today we conclude the first major step in our full partnership with Diplomunion, selecting it as the official web platform for Old Guard. Ever since our previous enterprise in the web failed, we have been looking for a web presence that allows us to have a solid platform where we can store data and engage in more complex and in-depth discussions. We have had a lot of experience working with Diplomunion in the past few months, particularly @Spankfurt and @Abdel, and we look forward to bridge Discord and Web in a seamless connection in order to reach Reforged possessing the dynamics of Discord and the robust foundations of a website. Diplomunion and Old Guard share many core values and we are confident that, side by side, we will go farther than we would go alone. To seal and celebrate this pact, we are organizing a Warcraft III gaming marathon on 28/29th of September to play some old classics. Hope to see you all there. Please join us on The Old Guard Discord on the 28th of September for our joint Warcraft III gaming event! https://discord.gg/8qcretT Please join us on the Diplomunion Discord on the 29th of September for our joint Warcraft III gaming event! https://discord.gg/uhCjrf9
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    It's negligible now but was more negative back in the day. I mostly work around it but shaking the flat affect is difficult and I still come off as living in my own world. It depends on what you mean by conversation. I don't think people do it for likes and affirmation, perhaps as coping for their own inability to reach out to someone or work on the underlying issues. It's the exact sort of conversation that has to happen privately though, on a person-to-person basis. No one's going to publicly say "I think we should cut funding for mental health", so platitudes tend to be shared saying "We should fund it more, there's no shame in admitting it, getting help, etc." If you actually want to help it's something you have to take the initiative on, like pairing your public post with private messages to people asking if they'd like to meet up and talk or just simply hang out, instead of putting the onus on them to open up to you first. That can obviously then be a lot of work if multiple people respond, let alone people you don't actually want to be social with, so it does all easily become slacktivism even when I think most mean well initially, they just don't think it through. But basically my answer is no if you're talking about the social media you share with friends and family, unless you're living the life of one of those people who have full on embraced being open about their mental processes, therapy, etc. like Damon Lindelof or Howard Stern. You can't just say you have depression without elaborating, because that "vaguebooking" will frustrate a lot of people, even if you're only comfortable sharing that you are depressed but not publicly delving into why (or privately with someone you haven't established trust with).
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    This is something that's been discussed a few times in the past, it's something I'm interested in seeing. Right now there's a small playerbase which makes custom maps that requires very many players difficult to fill up in reasonable time. So increasing the number of players required to play any higher then 12 isn't considered. If Warcraft Reforged have stability + large playerbase, then adding another starting faction would be considered. I am personally interested in seeing Troll empire, Fel Horde split up into 2 and tiny starting factions added but I understand stability and keeping it at 12 player is important.
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    Diplomatic Union. Diplomunion. It was a name coined by Bors back in 2010 in our first rebranding of the fledgling Warcraft 3 Diplomacy Custom Maps community. It recognized our devotion to our favorite game genre in Warcraft 3, but it also hearkened to the community philosophy of diplomacy. www.Wc3diplo.net started its story with various communities coming together, voluntarily or involuntarily, to share a space based upon a common game as well as common values. The clans that joined wc3diplo early did not get along, but they united together in a diplomatic union because Diplomunion was the first community to offer fair, balanced and respectful channels for them to interact as a community. Over time, they shed their individual clan identities and ended up adopting the much more universal Diplomunion identity, removing the virtual walls that initially divided so much of the community on different web platforms. This is why Diplomunion’s values are so important to us. They tell a story of how the community got started as well as how it stayed strong in some pretty rough times. Communities such as Pollama, x767.com, Gwydia and Salazaria all fell to the wayside because they didn't have the foundation or resilience that Diplomunion possesses from values reflected by the community. It has fallen to us, to remind the community of what Diplomunion once was and to restore Diplo to its ideals that made it so strong and attractive to begin with.
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    Do you guys actually think you can have a conversation about mental health without signaling about it on social media for likes and affirmation ?
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