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Warcraft: Orcs Humans

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (also known as Warcraft I; sometimes abbreviated as O&H) is a real-time strategy game (RTS) and the first video game in the Warcraft series developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The MS-DOS version was released on 15 November 1994 and quickly became a best seller.[2] The game features two races, the humans of the Kingdom of Azeroth and the invading orcs of the Orcish Horde. The game sold 100,000 copies in its first year, making it Blizzard's best selling title at its time of release.[3] It was ported to Mac in early 1996 by Future Tense. The game is currently out of print and the demo that was once available on Blizzard's website is no more; although the demo can still be downloaded from available third parties such as the Internet Archive.[4]

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Before the start of the First War, the orcs, originating from the world of Draenor, were corrupted by the Burning Legion to form the mighty Horde. They slaughtered the other races of their planet, but their desire for bloodlust remained insatiable. Their leader Gul'dan joined forces with the Last Guardian Medivh, who was corrupted by the demon lord Sargeras, to open a portal to another world called Azeroth.

From that point on, the orc campaign involves the orcish Horde's attacks on the humans and other forces of this world. After many battles and through a war of attrition, the Horde eventually overwhelms the human kingdom of Azeroth, and later chooses to pursue the survivors across the seas to the north. The city of Stormwind is destroyed in the final battle of the campaign.

The human campaign is an alternate history in which the humans successfully defend their kingdom against the Horde and pushes the orcs back to their main fortress at Blackrock Spire. Its destruction signals the end of the human campaign.

Inspired by Dune II,[8][9][10] work on the game began in 1993. Aiming to create "the high fantasy version of [Dune II]" with "battle axes and orcs",[9] influence was taken from Lord of the Rings, Conan, Dungeons & Dragons, and other classical fantasy tropes. This was mixed with "a 90s comic sensibility" with hyper-proportional, colorful characters.[11] Warcraft marked the beginning of the "Blizzard (art) Style," to go against photorealism in games.[12] The name "Warcraft" was created by Samwise Didier when he shouted it out during a lunchtime brainstorming session.[9] It was previously the name of his Dungeons & Dragons character and was intended to be the opposite of the word "witchcraft",[13][14] and he mentioned that he had always wanted to use the name to make a game. The other developers all liked the name and decided to use it because of its coolness, rather than it being based on any game design elements.[10]

The Orcs originated from another world, Draenor, where the orcs, once a peaceful race, became bloodthirsty from the blood of a pitlord. However, their Warlocks remained aloof, devoting their time to the research of magic. The Warlocks noticed a rift between the dimensions and, after many years, opened a small portal to another world. One Warlock explored and found a region, called Azeroth by its Human inhabitants, from which the Warlock returned with strange plants as evidence of his discovery.[22]

Several important characters are introduced in WarCraft: Orcs and Humans. The two campaigns center around unnamed player characters in positions of high importance. WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness reveals the player character of the orc campaign to be Orgrim Doomhammer, who begins the game as a lieutenant of the ruling Warchief, Blackhand the Destroyer. The human player character begins as a regent over a small section of Azeroth, appointed by King Llane Wrynn. Other characters present in the game include Garona, a half-orc spy who is ostensibly a diplomat to the humans, Medivh, the most powerful magician of Azeroth, and Anduin Lothar, one of the greatest champions of Azeroth.

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (or Warcraft I) was the first game in the Warcraft series. It was released in 1994, quickly becoming a best selling game, and was one of the original Real Time Strategy games.[1] It features two races; the humans of the kingdom of Azeroth, and the invading orcs of the Horde. The game is now out of print and the demo that was available on Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft: Orcs & Humans homepage was removed after the site was updated.[2] There was a CD re-release, namely version 1.21 (CD version), that didn't have the word-from-the-user-manual copy protection of prior versions.[citation needed]

The orcs originated from the world of Draenor, where they were corrupted by the Burning Legion to form the Horde. They slaughtered the other races of their planet, but sought further conquests. Their leader, Gul'dan, joined forces with the Last Guardian, Medivh, who had been corrupted by the demon lord Sargeras, to open a portal to another world called Azeroth.

In my opinion; these small decisions fit so well with the overall factions. Orcs are meant to be muscular brutes; with a lot of power but with poorer accuracy whilst the humans are meant to be the opposite. If you were to picture a fight between a human and an orc; the orc would dominate in brute strength; but the human should have more manoeuvrability and flexibility.

Warcraft: Orc & Humans is a stragegy game based on war infrastructure. You control units in order to gain ressources, create buildings and fight the opponent. The game lets you choose if you want to play the humans defending their kingdom or the Orcs trying to defeat the humans and rule over Azeroth.

Warcraft: Orcs and Humans is the first game in the Warcraft universe and features two storylines, one for the Orcs and the other for the humans. It was developed by Blizzard Entertainment and released by Interplay Productions in 1994.

As far as I understand, the storylines of the orc and human campaigns run in parallel mission per mission, with the ability to win the war with either the orcs or the humans in the end (just like alternative endings). According to this, a GameFAQ Walkthrough by XellKhaar (II. Basics - 2.05: Before you play) suggests to play the campaign missions alternating, starting with human level 1 then orc level 1 and so on.

However, one questions remains: Is there any good reason to start the alternation with the humans? Or are the missions maybe so much in parallel that it doesn't make any difference story-wise and I could also start with the orcs?

Set in the kingdom of Azeroth, the single player game revolves around commanding either a force of orcs or humans through a multi-mission campaign to rule the kingdom. The game features familiar real-time-strategy-game elements, including base building, and resource harvesting in order to build a force large enough to conquer the enemy and claim victory. However, all this must be carefully balanced with base defence as the enemy attacks are relentless, especially in later missions of the campaign. To add variety, there are also occasional missions where a limited number of troops are used to conquer an objective or rescue a character. At times these can be slightly frustrating, but they are thankfully few and far between.

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans takes players back to the original battle for Azeroth, challenging players to pick a side and raise an army of humans or orcs capable of bringing ruin to their enemies. Warcraft II and its expansion take the battle to the high seas with a host of naval units, and introduces more of the races that make up the Alliance and the Horde, bolstering the human and orc forces with elves, trolls, dwarves, and more.

The original game to begin the legendary series of the Warcraft universe, offers a fantasy-world take on the real-time strategy (RTS) formula established by Westwood Studios' Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty. Wage war as either noble humans or savage orcs, using brute force, cunning and devastating magic.Each side's campaign lasts over twelve missions of increasing difficulty, with sample scenarios available in the playable demo version. The shareware version, distributed by FormGen, also includes an extra level for each side taking place in underground caverns.

very lovely. some of the other guys keep dying for some reason? they get sent out and perish just past the castle. i was on easy with large map as humans if that helps. i can't wait to see where this goes. :)

The cornerstone foundation of Warcraft is simple: Orcs over here, humans over there, and never the twain shall meet except to beat the hell out of each other. But times change, alliances change, and soon the divide between gaming's most timeless enemies will change too: Blizzard announced today that it is making changes to enable Horde and Alliance players to team up (opens in new tab) in dungeons, raids, and rated PvP. 041b061a72


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