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  • Introducing Chaos Archives Enterprise Cloud Pro!

    Hello everyone! As you all know, I’m constantly looking for ways to improve Chaos Archives in accordance with the best practices of modern website design and software industry. As the roleplay portal grows in popularity, so should its technologies mature.

    I have done extensive research into the trends of contemporary websites and Internet platforms, and with them in mind, I’m happy to present the next iteration of Chaos Archives, named Chaos Archives Enterprise Cloud Pro.

  • Warcraft Retrospective 22: To Atrocity and Beyond

    Before I continue, I should, once again, praise the music in Warcraft 3. The human theme perfectly captures how the Alliance sees itself: as a bastion of order, majesty and valor. Even if — as we know, and are about to see once again — it doesn’t always quite live up to these ideals.

  • Warcraft Retrospective 21: A Boy, a Girl, and a Grandpa

    While the orcs and their new troll allies are sailing to Kalimdor, we turn to the human campaign. It’s titled “The Scourge of Lordaeron”. Ominous.

  • Introducing Central Archives: Cross-Region Character Profiles and Single Sign-On

    With the recent launch of Crystal Archives, FFXIV roleplayers in the North America region can enjoy the same roleplay features as European roleplayers could via Chaos Archives. Both websites use the same user accounts, and it’s possible to register characters from both regions on the same account and switch between them.

  • Warcraft Retrospective 20: Exodus of the Horde, Part Two

    So the orcish Horde has embarked on stolen human ships and is now making its way westward to Kalimdor. Finally we’re going to learn what’s on the other side of the Great Sea… but not right now.

  • Warcraft Retrospective 19: Exodus of the Horde, Part One

    All right! Let’s start Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos, and play through all the campaigns, in order. If you want to see a video review of the campaigns, I recommend this one by GiantCrabGames, which covers both the base game and the Frozen Throne expansion in amazing detail, while also focusing on what makes the Warcraft 3 gameplay captivating.

  • Warcraft Retrospective 18: Reign of Chaos Manual, the Newcomers

    Today we’re looking at the rest of the Reign of Chaos manual, the factions we’ll be seeing for the first time: the undead Scourge, night elf Sentinels, and demonic Burning Legion. The latter is a pure antagonist unplayable faction, though they were planned as playable at one point in Warcraft 3 development.

  • Warcraft Retrospective 17: Reign of Chaos Manual, Red and Blue

    Choose your side.
  • Warcraft Retrospective 16: The Last Guardian

    Today we’re looking at The Last Guardian by Jeff Grubb1, the last of the four novels meant to set up the stage for Warcraft 3.

    1. Who, surprisingly, didn’t write any other Warcraft books other than co-writing the decanonized RPG. 

  • Warcraft Retrospective 15: Lord of the Clans

    A year before the release of Warcraft 3, Blizzard faced a problem. Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans, the adventure game that was supposed to bridge Warcraft 2 and 3, was canceled. Its lore, however, was too important to simply discard, as it set up the orc storyline in Warcraft 3. Therefore, Blizzard commisioned a novel adaptation of the game’s scrapped plot. After the first author failed to finish it, Christie Golden was brought in, with only six weeks to write the novel based on Chris Metzen’s plot outline.

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