History YMMV / WarCraft

31st Mar '18 3:45:20 PM FateStayWho
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** Tichondrius also ends up being this. Since he's got Divine Armor that can only be damaged by Chaos attacks. The only way to kill him is to just distract Tichondrius' forces with Night Elf units while the demonized Illidan whittles down Tichondrius' health with his basic chaos-damaging ranged attack.

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** From the same game, Tichondrius also ends up being this. Since he's got Divine Armor that can only be damaged by Chaos attacks. The only way to kill him is to just distract Tichondrius' forces with Night Elf units while the demonized Illidan whittles down Tichondrius' health with his basic chaos-damaging ranged attack.attack.
** Gul'Dan in ''Tides of Darkness''. Considering that he's a major leader in the Horde, and the goal of "The Tomb of Sargeras" is to kill him you'd think he'd be a challenge. But unlike the hero units ''Beyond the Dark Portal'', the [[HeroUnit hero units]] in ''Tide of Darkness'' have unimpressive stats, and Gul'Dan is no exception, being a [[SquishyWizard Death Knight]] who actually has less health and damage.



*** The final-tech mage summons (Daemons for Orcs and Water Elementals for Humans) are insanely overpowered. A mass army of these guys can clear entire maps by themselves without ever having to pay attention to them.

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*** The final-tech mage summons (Daemons for Orcs and Water Elementals for Humans) are insanely overpowered.overpowered, much stronger than any unit that can be built normally. A mass army of these guys can clear entire maps by themselves without ever having to pay attention to them. To top it all off they're free, only costing what it takes to train a late game caster, and as long as you keep them alive you can keep summoning more and more Daemons/Water Elementals at no cost to your economy.



*** The Last Undead mission, Under the burning Sky on Hard: It is considered by some to be the hardest in the game. It is a HoldTheLine mission where you have to defend squishy wizard, Kel' Thuzad for 30 minutes until he summons the local Archdemon. There are three ways to get to them, one of which is defended by your base and the other two, which hold a spirit tower each. Your opponents? 3 human bases with their full arsenal. The last few minutes are particularly terrifying as your opponents proceed to dump their full arsenal into you.

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*** The Last Undead mission, Under the burning Sky on Hard: It is considered by some to be the hardest in the game. It is a HoldTheLine mission where you have to defend squishy wizard, Kel' Thuzad SquishyWizard, Kel'Thuzad for 30 minutes until he summons the local Archdemon.Archimonde, during which you have no control over Kel'Thuzad and he won't even defend himself. There are three ways to get to them, one of which is defended by your base and the other two, which hold a spirit tower each. Your opponents? 3 human bases with their full arsenal. The last few minutes are particularly terrifying as your opponents proceed to dump their full arsenal into you. This was so bad that Blizzard patched the free reinforcements from the [[LegionsOfHell Burning Legion]], which in early versions were just Felhounds, but after the patch the final wave gave the player [[LightningBruiser Infernals]] that don't count as summoned units.
24th Feb '18 8:57:35 AM Taxi-Pizzatime
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*** Orc 5: "Blackrock Spire" warrants mention due to a claustrophobic starting area. You have Peons but no buildings, and there's no time to waste because Gryphon Riders will soon start harassing your position. The objective is to "rescue" a roost of dragons in the mountain protected by a significant Human army.
11th Feb '18 2:50:35 PM Retloclive
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*** Level 12 "The Tomb of Sargeras" isn't much better. The mission requires island hopping to take over two gold mine islands at the bottom half of the map, and you're then required to destroy two orc factions that control an island along the top half of the map. The tough part comes when you're required to start making your naval fleet. The two enemies will ''constantly'' send non-stop Destroyers and Juggernauts at ya, which becomes a pain in the ass when you're trying to start up your naval base to make a fleet when all you start with to defend is 2 Destroyers and 1 Juggernaut. There's hardly any breathing room to get a naval fleet up in time before being overtaken by the non-stop enemy ships, and as a result, you're forced to just turtle on your island, and use catapults to kill any enemy ship that comes up to your coast until their resources are used up to the point of being unable to make any more units.
25th Jan '18 8:00:11 PM Magnimik
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* Narm: It's impossible to take seriously [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgteUAI4tZo Grom Hellscream's voice acting from ''Warcraft II'']].

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* Narm: {{Narm}}: It's impossible to take seriously [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgteUAI4tZo Grom Hellscream's voice acting from ''Warcraft II'']].
25th Jan '18 7:38:53 PM Magnimik
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* DesignatedVillain / InformedWrongness: While Illidan ''did'' do a lot of amoral things, it's still hard to understand why exactly Malfurion decided he had to be banished for turning himself into a demon, even though all he did after becoming one was, you know, ''saving the whole Forest''. The most probable reason is that Malfurion (and the Night Elf society) possibly held the firm belief about never [[HeWhoFightsMonsters using evil as a weapon as a law,]] [[StupidGood even if it's decreasing the chance to reach the goal,]] and Illidan broke it.



* InformedWrongness: While Illidan ''did'' do a lot of amoral things, it's still hard to understand why exactly Malfurion decided he had to be banished for turning himself into a demon, even though all he did after becoming one was, you know, ''saving the whole Forest''. The most probable reason is that Malfurion (and the Night Elf society) possibly held the firm belief about never [[HeWhoFightsMonsters using evil as a weapon as a law,]] [[StupidGood even if it's decreasing the chance to reach the goal,]] and Illidan broke it.



* MorePopularSpinoff: ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
** To the point where Blizzard once released "''WOW: Heroes of Azeroth''" as a prequel to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', on April Fool's Day. The game in question was better known as ''Warcraft III''.

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* MorePopularSpinoff: ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
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** To ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', to the point where Blizzard once released "''WOW: Heroes of Azeroth''" as a prequel to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', on April Fool's Day. The game in question was better known as ''Warcraft III''.



* Narm: It's impossible to take seriously [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgteUAI4tZo Grom Hellscream's voice acting from ''Warcraft II'']].



** Malfurion gets a lot of criticism thrown his way for banishing Illidan despite the fact that he ''just'' killed a major Burning Legion member in Tichondrius, and could have stuck around to face off against Archimonde.

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** Malfurion gets a lot of criticism thrown his way for banishing Illidan for rather vague reasons despite the fact that he ''just'' killed a major Burning Legion member in Tichondrius, and could have stuck around to face off against Archimonde.



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2nd Nov '17 1:31:58 PM Retloclive
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* AnticlimaxBoss: Grom in the last orc level of ''Reign of Chaos''. A fight against a demon influenced level-10 Blademaster? Instantly gets put in a Soul Gem.

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Grom in the last orc level of ''Reign of Chaos''. A fight against a demon influenced level-10 Blademaster? Instantly gets put in a Soul Gem.Gem.
** Tichondrius also ends up being this. Since he's got Divine Armor that can only be damaged by Chaos attacks. The only way to kill him is to just distract Tichondrius' forces with Night Elf units while the demonized Illidan whittles down Tichondrius' health with his basic chaos-damaging ranged attack.
8th Oct '17 6:34:05 PM Retloclive
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** For some odd reason, the player is never able to make Chimaeras in the Night Elf campaign for ''Reign of Chaos''.

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** For some odd reason, the player is never able to make Chimaeras in the Night Elf campaign for ''Reign of Chaos''. The most logical guess why is perhaps Blizzard was worried that players would find a way to cheese the structures of Archimonde's base with mass Chimaeras on the final level.
19th Aug '17 5:45:00 PM Retloclive
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* AnticlimaxBoss: Grom in the last orc level of ''Reign of Chaos''. A fight against a demon influenced level-10 Blademaster? Instantly gets put in a Soul Gem.
12th Aug '17 6:37:26 PM normanale834
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Campaigns in ''Frozen Throne'' (except the Bonus Campaign, "Founding of Durotar", which is PoorlyDisguisedPilot for ''World of Warcraft'') with most of the heroes (except [[AllLovingHero Malfurion]], [[TheAtoner Tyrande]], [[TokenGoodTeammate Akama]], and perhaps [[EnsembleDarkhorse Illidan]]) being either AntiHero, AntiVillain, or VillainProtagonist.
** Maiev starts as a straight law enforcer who chase Illidan, a fugitive. But then her motivation changes into personal RevengeBeforeReason when she left Tyrande to die.
** Kael is WellIntentionedExtremist and his life just sucks in general. He serves under human commander who dislike his entire race, and when the commander sentence them to die for supposed treason, Kael has to leave Azeroth for Outland. There, he makes a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Illidan]] and help him take over Outland as well as a good number of demonic army. In ''World of Warcraft'', he eventually became FallenHero.
** Lady Vashj was never even a good person in the first place. She was a handmaiden of Azshara, the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen wicked queen]] of Highborne herself. Then she serves Illidan, with whom she appears to be loyal. But her true loyalty is always to Queen Azshara, and she's basically DragonWithAnAgenda to Illidan.
** Arthas is a straight-up VillainProtagonist, just like in ''Reign of Chaos''. So are Kel'Thuzad and the new Scourge hero, Anub'arak. At least, among them, Anub'arak is the most AffablyEvil, with the implication of being PunchClockVillain. And the whole Scourge campaign is a big EvilVsEvil case.
** Varimathras is an ''even worse'' VillainProtagonist than Arthas, Kel'Thuzard, and Anub'arak. Not only he has a bad case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, but he is also a TokenEvilTeammate in a ''NominalHero'' faction (Forsaken's), as if to remind everyone that being a Nathrezim is EvilerThanThou by default.
** Illidan and Sylvanas, on the other hand, only care about themselves and, sometimes, [[NobleDemon their]] [[AFatherToHisMen respective followers]].
10th Aug '17 1:57:17 PM Siggu
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* RootingForTheEmpire: The Sylvanas missions in ''The Frozen Throne'''s Undead campaign. Three forces try to take over Lordaeron after Arthas left to Northrend: Sylvanas's forces (which initially consist of little more than undead elves), the three Dreadlords (who work for the Burning Legion) and the New Alliance led by [[GeneralRipper Grand Marshal Garithos]]. Despite Sylvanas's questionable methods, it's of little wonder of why players would rather have her control Lordaeron over the other factions.
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