Campaign Suggestions


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Campaign Suggestions

Postby verum » Wed May 10, 2017 7:28 pm

Hey people, I've never played a custom campaign and I'm open to any suggestions! I'm looking for something polished to start off with

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Re: Campaign Suggestions

Postby Church » Thu May 11, 2017 1:51 am

If you want a definitive listing of all your options, you can check out my fan campaign listing.

That list is very overwhelming and intimidating though, I understand, so here's some recommendations:

The Antioch Chronicles is a great starting point. Often seen as Blizzard-quality classics, this trilogy was unfortunately never completed, but the first two campaigns are more than worth a gander.

Echoes is a personal favourite of mine. It has a very rich and moody atmosphere to augment a very classical storytelling formula. I also dig the dark jazz soundtrack in many of the missions.

If you're interested in some comedy (and don't mind my shameless plugging,) my own campaign series including StarCraft: Gas and it's interquel Ashen's Quest might be worth a gander.

There's also plenty of Campaign Creations campaigns that are worth a look (such as Life of a Marine, Flame Knives, the Celestilol Stories, Vision of the Future, Legacy of the Confederation, and the Bob Levels etc) but with the CC site down you'll probably have to dig through this master download for links for now.
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Re: Campaign Suggestions

Postby verum » Sun May 14, 2017 10:01 am

Thanks Church, I'm running Blizzard's recently released free version of the game, are there any technical issues with compatibility? I'm running Windows 7

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Re: Campaign Suggestions

Postby Church » Sun May 14, 2017 1:24 pm

Any campaign that uses a mod (custom .exe or .mpq) will not work with the new free version. Anything else should run fine.

I suggest finding out if you can downgrade to version 1.16.1 for most mods - some require even earlier versions, though. It's a case by case scenario for each mod. I'll provide more info once I'm on pc if you need it
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Re: Campaign Suggestions

Postby Lavarinth » Fri May 19, 2017 1:37 pm

verum, I remember when I first began playing custom campaigns my opinion was very much set towards distate due to seeing the reuse of my now beloved characters being butchered with new names, stats, and purposes. Their portrait was there to represent them, but it wasn't them anymore in this custom campaign's story. Just keep that in mind.

And it's unfortunate CC is still down for the main site, but I suggest checking out Church's list for various CC projects. Of course, I have to recommend them. If you don't want to waste any time with patching and downgrading (though very worth to experience the custom quality of campaigns), Life of a Marine was created using purely StarEdit and no other tools, so it should play just fine.
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Re: Campaign Suggestions

Postby Church » Sat May 20, 2017 12:28 am

Life of a Marine is an excellent suggestion and personal favourite of mine. Lav, interesting that you point out the discrepancy with the heroes - that's a feeling that I remember having at first too, and one I'd long forgotten about. It reminded me of my early forays into custom campaigns. Verum, the first non-blizzard campaign I ever played was After Brood War. While no longer necessarily a favourite of mine, it broke me into custom campaigns - both my desire to play them and to create them. I don't know if youre experience with it will be the same as mine, but I'd love to hear what you think of it.
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Re: Campaign Suggestions

Postby DKDKDK » Wed May 24, 2017 3:15 am

I really like the Critters campaign. It's a recent modded campaign and has a pretty interesting story, too.


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