going full retro here... holy shit RTS have come a long way since the early 90s. after watching the amazing cinematic intro i jumped in to the first campaing Orcs.
First i had to build some farms and grunts to defend... sound easy but the controls were so limited if we compare it to what we have now... obviously
- you cant scroll the screen with your mouse, first you need to select the move or attack comand and then scroll.
- no right click actions, just the old selec unit, select action, right click
- 4 units groups
- you cant make a box with your mouse and select the units, need to shift click each unit to make your group
some things i didnt expect were:
- range units have more speed than melee (spearman is faster that the grunt), so you can hit and run
- i still can make another town hall maybe because im playing campaing :s
ok, coming back to the missions. the 2nd was to kill Griselda, and orc princess thar run away with Turoc. Her own father ordered that she must be killed so i must obey. while entering the cave i saw this unit...
the Raider was originally from WC1 omg! this show that Blizz can bring units from the past! come on give us the reaver Blizz.
After exploring all the map i also got some "necro-something" that can raise skeletons. after a close fight i completed the mission with my last 2 spearmans using some sick micro vs some ogres.
Now that i showd my skill to the Orcs warchief i was ordered to kill some humans....finally! and i was sent to the battle fields. things didnt go that well, the first fight i was crushed
damn humans were using Clerics (like wc3 priests) that can heal a lot of HP. almost OP as fuck. Finally after training more units and moving all toguether i could ambush their peons and do some critical damage destroying the barracks.
Seeing that humans were using magic i was ordered to capture a tower that had that information. i started doing some macro making my peons and harvesting gold and lumber. i also explored the space nearby to see where i needed some defenses but i was ambush by the human army, i barely survived
after receiving a lot of damage i thought that i would have some time to recover but my greed was my death, a second attack with knights and scorpions destroyed the last of my army, my peons runned without attacking, all was lost
i barely scaped and im begging a 2nd chance to capture that tower to the chief T_T