We don’t know how closely you’ve been following the launch of Warcraft III: Reforged, but it is not Happy Fun Times over in Blizzard’s community this week. The community has taken to Reddit and the forums to complain over what it sees as a bait-and-switch cash grab.
A good portion of these complaints arise from a deep reading into Reforged’s EULA. Unlike the original Warcraft III, Reforged is claiming copyright ownership of any mods that the community makes — a move, it is generally agreed, to prevent another DOTA situation. Even worse, any custom content made for the original RTS isn’t compatible with the remake and players can’t make their own campaigns. This seemed to go against Blizzard’s assurance to “give more power to the user” to make custom content.
It also doesn’t help that Blizzard cut out competitive play and clan support, not to mention front-loaded its cinematics makeover while not doing much for the rest of the game’s scenes:
We’ll have our own look at the game coming tomorrow, so stay tuned.