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* CommonKnowledge: Terenas Menethil is commonly assumed to have been voiced by Creator/TonyJay, even Behind the voice actors. Except it was actually Ted Whitnety, who died shortly after (Jay died in 2006).


*** At early stages of development, Jaina was intended to be killed by Kel'Thuzad in Arthas's campaign, providing Arthas with additional motivation to pursue Mal'Ganis, and would later be resurrected as banshee. However, this was scrapped because it was too similar to Sarah Kerrigan's storyline from ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' and, after everything Mal'Ganis did, Arthas didn't need any additional motivation. Meanwhile, the role of the first Banshee was given to Sylvanas. Strangely enough, dialogue in game suggests that after seemingly dying, Jaina would reappear perfectly fine, making it unclear if her dying was the first choice, or a second change in the script. Also, Arthas and Jaina were going to be written more romantically, but this was toned down, and instead material after the games release would flesh out their relationship.
*** The Culling of Strahholme originally made the civilians come out as hostile units, making it easier to kill them. The team decided to make them neutral instead, as it would make the impact of Arthas' actions resonate more with the player since they were the ones killing the people and not because of solely gameplay reasons. Also, they originally had lines of dialogue expressing horror at Arthas' killing, but the team removed them after testing it because it was a bit too much for them to handle.

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*** At early stages of development, Jaina was intended to be killed by Kel'Thuzad in Arthas's campaign, providing Arthas with additional motivation to pursue Mal'Ganis, and would later be resurrected as banshee. However, this was scrapped because it was too similar to Sarah Kerrigan's storyline from ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' and, after everything Mal'Ganis did, Arthas didn't need any additional motivation. Meanwhile, the role of the first Banshee was given to Sylvanas. Strangely enough, dialogue in game suggests that after seemingly dying, Jaina would reappear perfectly fine, fine afterwards, making it unclear if her dying was the first choice, or a second change in the script. Also, Arthas and Jaina were going to be written more romantically, but this was toned down, and instead material after the games release would flesh out their relationship.
*** The Culling of Strahholme originally made the civilians come out as hostile units, making it easier to kill them. The team decided to make them neutral instead, as it would make the impact of Arthas' actions resonate more with the player since they were the ones killing the people and not because of solely gameplay reasons. Also, they originally had lines of dialogue expressing horror at Arthas' killing, but the team removed them after testing it because due to finding it was a bit to be too much gruesome and dark for them to handle.how already serious the level was.


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** Dialgue found in game suggests that the third level for the Undead in ''The Frozen Throne'', The Dark Lady, was originally going to allow the player to use Banshees to possess more creeps such as trolls and bandits. Ultimately this idea was not used and instead if you possess the leaders of said groups, the enemy will simply attack them.
*** The Naga were supposed to be a new fifth faction in ''The Frozen Throne'', but ultimately they were instead made a semi-faction in the story mode, and neutral heroes were made available.


* MythologyGag: When Arthas and Jaina set foot for the first time on Undead soil in ''Warcraft 3'', they say "What the hell is that? Looks like the land around that granary is...dying"... just like Jim Raynor in ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' when he sets foot for the first time on Zerg soil, only in this case the ground is alive.
** If you click multiple times on an Undead Acolyte, he will say "My life for Aiur!... uh... Ner'zhul".


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* ''Trivia/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft''

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* ''Trivia/TheWarOfTheAncients''
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* With the release of ''Reign of Chaos'' in July 2002, Blizzard would go on to release Warcraft-related games exclusively for the next ''8'' years. Their first non-''Warcraft'' related game after this period was ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', released July 2010.
* The America-based Russian studio behind the animated cutscenes of VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames and ''VideoGame/IMMeen'', Animation Magic, were some time later contracted to do the animation for the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' spin-off ''Warcraft Adventures''. Said game was later cancelled due to the popularity decline of {{adventure game}}s [[PopularityPolynomial at the time]] but still, they hired the staff responsible for some extremely infamous scenes, even if what few screenshots from the game that have been seen look a lot better than the studio's previous claims to fame.
* The voice of the Tinker hero of ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 3'' [[http://www.twitch.tv/blizzheroes/c/3599133 was done by a Blizzard employee, Kaeo Milker]].
* The series' name was coined by Samwise Didier, Blizzard's art director, named after a {{TabletopGame/Dungeons And Dragons}} character of his. As could probably be expected by its closest sounding word, the idea for it was being an opposite to witchcraft.

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!!Miscellaneous Trivia

* With the release of ''Reign of Chaos'' in July 2002, Blizzard would go on to release Warcraft-related games exclusively for the next ''8'' years. Their first non-''Warcraft'' related game after this period was ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', released July 2010.
* The America-based Russian studio behind the animated cutscenes of VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames and ''VideoGame/IMMeen'', Animation Magic, were some time later contracted to do the animation for the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' spin-off ''Warcraft Adventures''. Said game was later cancelled due to the popularity decline of {{adventure game}}s [[PopularityPolynomial at the time]] but still, they hired the staff responsible for some extremely infamous scenes, even if what few screenshots from the game that have been seen look a lot better than the studio's previous claims to fame.
* The voice of the Tinker hero of ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 3'' [[http://www.twitch.tv/blizzheroes/c/3599133 was done by a Blizzard employee, Kaeo Milker]].
* The series' name was coined by Samwise Didier, Blizzard's art director, named after a {{TabletopGame/Dungeons And Dragons}} character of his. As could probably be expected by its closest sounding word, the idea for it was being an opposite to witchcraft.

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* TheWikiRule: The official [[https://wow.gamepedia.com/ Wowpedia]], [[http://wowwiki.wikia.com/wiki/Portal:Main WoWWiki]], and [[http://liquipedia.net/warcraft/Main_Page liquipedia WarCraft Wiki]].

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* TheWikiRule: The official [[https://wow.gamepedia.com/ Wowpedia]], [[http://wowwiki.wikia.com/wiki/Portal:Main WoWWiki]], and [[http://liquipedia.net/warcraft/Main_Page liquipedia WarCraft Wiki]].Wiki]].
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* With the release of ''Reign of Chaos'' in July 2002, Blizzard would go on to release Warcraft-related games exclusively for the next ''8'' years. Their first non-''Warcraft'' related game after this period was ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', released July 2010.
* The America-based Russian studio behind the animated cutscenes of VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames and ''VideoGame/IMMeen'', Animation Magic, were some time later contracted to do the animation for the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' spin-off ''Warcraft Adventures''. Said game was later cancelled due to the popularity decline of {{adventure game}}s [[PopularityPolynomial at the time]] but still, they hired the staff responsible for some extremely infamous scenes, even if what few screenshots from the game that have been seen look a lot better than the studio's previous claims to fame.
* The voice of the Tinker hero of ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 3'' [[http://www.twitch.tv/blizzheroes/c/3599133 was done by a Blizzard employee, Kaeo Milker]].
* The series' name was coined by Samwise Didier, Blizzard's art director, named after a {{TabletopGame/Dungeons And Dragons}} character of his. As could probably be expected by its closest sounding word, the idea for it was being an opposite to witchcraft.
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* DevelopmentHell: The movie. Talk of an adaptation started in 2006, with the current release being a decade later. The plot flip-flopped between being about the First War to being set just prior to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' (the reason cited being that the popularity of the franchise was from the MMO, not the RTS'.). Sam Raimi was originally supposed to direct but the project was put off so that Raimi could focus on other films. He eventually left, citing mismanagement on Blizzard's part who had vetoed most of his pre-production work. It was not until 2013 that the movie was finally SavedFromDevelopmentHell.



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* The series' name was coined by Samwise Didier, Blizzard's art director, named after a {{TabletopGame/Dungeons And Dragons}} character of his. As could probably be expected by its closest sounding word, the idea for it was being an opposite to witchcraft.

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** The cameo for "Disease Cloud" is a pop-eyed ghoul belching out deep green fog, implying they were going to be affected by it at one point as well.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''Warcraft 3 Reforged'' is possibly a result of this - looking at when it came out, Blizzard's most recent release had been ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''[[note]]not counting the remastered version of ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' as well as the Switch ports of ''Overwatch'' and ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''[[/note]], which had been over 4 years ago, and with all 3 of their other games (''Diablo 4'', ''Diablo Immortal'', ''Overwatch 2'') not having release dates, it's possible ''Reforged'' was pushed out the door just so that Blizzard would have ''some'' release in between to boost their financial earnings, regardless of the actual quality of the game.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''Warcraft 3 Reforged'' is possibly a result of this - looking at when it came out, Blizzard's most recent release had been ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''[[note]]not counting the remastered version of ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' as well as the Switch ports of ''Overwatch'' and ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''[[/note]], which had been over 4 years ago, and with all 3 of their other games (''Diablo 4'', ''Diablo Immortal'', ''Overwatch 2'') not having release dates, it's possible ''Reforged'' was pushed out the door just so that Blizzard would have ''some'' release in between to boost their financial earnings, [[ChristmasRushed regardless of the actual quality of the game.game]].


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''Warcraft 3 Reforged'' is possibly a result of this - looking at when it came out, Blizzard's most recent release had been ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''[[note]]not counting the remastered version of ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' as well as the Switch ports of ''Overwatch'' and ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''[[/note]], which had been over 4 years ago, and with all 3 of their other games (''Diablo 4'', ''Diablo Immortal'', ''Overwatch 2'') not having release dates, it's possible ''Reforged'' was pushed out the door just so that Blizzard would have ''some'' release in between, regardless of the actual quality of the game.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''Warcraft 3 Reforged'' is possibly a result of this - looking at when it came out, Blizzard's most recent release had been ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''[[note]]not counting the remastered version of ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' as well as the Switch ports of ''Overwatch'' and ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''[[/note]], which had been over 4 years ago, and with all 3 of their other games (''Diablo 4'', ''Diablo Immortal'', ''Overwatch 2'') not having release dates, it's possible ''Reforged'' was pushed out the door just so that Blizzard would have ''some'' release in between, between to boost their financial earnings, regardless of the actual quality of the game.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''Warcraft 3 Reforged'' is possibly a result of this - looking at when it came out, Blizzard's most recent release had been ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', which had been over 4 years ago, and with all 3 of their other games (''Diablo 4'', ''Diablo Immortal'', ''Overwatch 2'') not having release dates, it's possible ''Reforged'' was pushed out the door just so that Blizzard would have ''some'' release in between, regardless of the actual quality of the game.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''Warcraft 3 Reforged'' is possibly a result of this - looking at when it came out, Blizzard's most recent release had been ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''[[note]]not counting the remastered version of ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' as well as the Switch ports of ''Overwatch'' and ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''[[/note]], which had been over 4 years ago, and with all 3 of their other games (''Diablo 4'', ''Diablo Immortal'', ''Overwatch 2'') not having release dates, it's possible ''Reforged'' was pushed out the door just so that Blizzard would have ''some'' release in between, regardless of the actual quality of the game.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''Warcraft 3 Reforged'' is possibly a result of this - looking at when it came out, Blizzard's most recent release had been ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', which had been over 4 years ago, and with all 3 of their other games (''Diablo 4'', ''Diablo Immortal'', ''Overwatch 2'') not having release dates, it's possible ''Reforged'' was pushed out the door just so that Blizzard would have ''some'' release in between, regardless of the actual quality of the game.


* FanNickname: After the [[{{Understatement}} less than positive]] reaction to ''Warcraft 3: Reforged'', many disappointed fans have derogatorily named it ''Warcraft 3: Deforged'' or ''Wacraft 3: Refunded''.

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* FanNickname: After the [[{{Understatement}} less than positive]] reaction to ''Warcraft 3: Reforged'', many disappointed fans have derogatorily named it ''Warcraft 3: Deforged'' Deforged'', ''Warcraft 3: Refunded'', or ''Wacraft ''[[GameBreakingBug Warcraft 3: Refunded''.Reconnecting]]''.


* ChristmasRushed: ''Warcraft III Reforged'' was postponed for quite some time until its eventual release in January 2020... and it was met with the mother of all backlashes pretty much instantly from the playerbase due to the uneven quality of the new graphics, plenty of bugs, cutscenes that were promised and not featured in the finished product (some were even ''shown'' at the Blizzcon 2018, only to be replaced by underwhelming ones made with the game's engine), the obligation to download the (heavy) ''Reforged'' client to play the original ''Warcraft III'', and such.

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* ChristmasRushed: ''Warcraft III Reforged'' was postponed for quite some time until its eventual release in January 2020... and it was met with the mother of all backlashes pretty much instantly from the playerbase due to the uneven quality of the new graphics, plenty of bugs, cutscenes that were promised and not featured in the finished product (some were even ''shown'' at the Blizzcon 2018, only to be replaced by underwhelming ones made with the game's engine), the obligation to download the (heavy) ''Reforged'' client launcher to play the original ''Warcraft III'', and such.

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