To the Bitter End | Chapter II: The Dream of Blood

Hot on the heals of Chapter 1, we now give to you Chapter 2: The Dream of Blood! If you thought things got a little dicey in the first ch...

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Hot on the heals of Chapter 1, we now give to you Chapter 2: The Dream of Blood! If you thought things got a little dicey in the first chapter, then you had better get comfortable and strap yourself in, because it isn't over yet! In the continuing saga of 'To the Bitter End', you will take control of Soul Reaver and traverse these blasted lands in search of your lost companion, as part of your greater quest take your revenge upon the evil sorcerer, Morganem. You have overcome all the obsticles in the previous adventure,do you count yourself lucky enough to repeat it here?

Soul Reaver escapes Greyholm prison to emerge into something that may be even worse. An expanse of poisoned forest lies before him, and the smell of death is on the wind. Yet he can sense the spirit of one of his companions nearby. There can be no going back.... And the story continues.

This version has had some minor fixes made.

Be sure to see the readme for more information and installation instructions.

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To the Bitter End
Chapter II: The Dream of Blood
(Beta release)

Single Player Action RPG/Campaign

Soul Reaver escapes Greyholm prison to emerge into something that may be 
even worse.  An expanse of poisoned forest lies before him, and the smell of 
death is on the wind.  Yet he can sense the spirit of one of his companions 
nearby.  There can be no going back....

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Map description:

Take control of Soul Reaver and traverse these blasted lands in search of 
your lost companion, as part of your greater quest take your revenge upon 
the evil sorcerer, Morganem.

Installation instructions:

Put the .w3x file into a folder named "To the Bitter End" (without quotation 
marks, obviously) in your Warcraft III "maps" folder.
You can play the game by starting The Frozen Throne, then selecting 'Single 
Player', 'Custom Game', and then navigating to the map and selecting it.
It helps to have your video settings for Warcraft III set to high quality, 
or some custom skins in some of the campaign might look a little... weird.

Other notes:

For further info and an extensive manual, check the 'official site' at 
www.familykrieg.com/tothebitterend

This is the second of a series beta releases, it is suggested you play this 
one after Chapter I: Dark Dawn and before Chapter III: Juggernaut.

The other releases in the series thus far are:
Chapter I: Dark Dawn
Chapter III: Juggernaut
Chapter IV: Heart of Ice
Chapter V: Reunion
They can all be found at the official site at 
http://www.familykrieg.com/tothebitterend/.

Although I am solely responsible for creating this map, the central 
characters featured in this campaign, as well as the Multiverse in which it 
is set, were envisaged by the writers at The Administorum 
(http://p202.ezboard.com/btheadministorum) - come and stop by (and join us, 
if you think you're up for it!).

This was my first serious attempt at a campaign map, and my first release.  
I was going to wait until I had completed the campaign in its entirety 
before releasing anything, but at the request of one of my Administorum 
friends, I decided to release the completed Chapters here.  Since the 
campaign itself not complete, this classifies the maps as beta releases.  
Unfortunately, with all my current commitments, it may be some time before I 
get the maps done.

Some known bugs or issues (with suggested workarounds):

- Does not automatically start Chapter III on completion (Workaround: start 
it manually - your character from Dark Dawn should transfer into it fine.)
- Some of the characters' textures look strange. (Solution: set the texture 
quality in the video settings to the highest available setting).
- The map does not appear in the map list in Warcraft III. (Solution: the 
cause of this is not certain, and I have not been able to reproduce the 
problem myself.  Try renaming the file, moving it to a different folder, or 
re-downloading it.)

A word on cinematics:

- It IS now possible to skip any of the cinematics.  However, although I 
have tested it and done my best to make it functional, it is still possible 
that there are some bugs in this.  If you find any, I would be very happy if 
you contacted me and told me about it.
- One problem that is certain is that, if you skip the cinematics, any items 
or abilities that might have 'cooled down' and become available over the 
course of the cinematic will now not do this.  This means that if you want 
to use those items/abilities often, you may have to wait around more... and 
if there's a timer counting down while you wait, that might not be 
advisable.  This isn't a major thing, but it does mean that the game might 
be more difficult if you skip the cinematics.
- On the other hand, certain summoned creatures whose duration may have been 
'meant' to decay somewhat during the cinematic will also not do this if you 
skip the cinematic.
- You are advised to watch the cinematics at least once.  They will often 
give you instructions as to what to do next and offer clues as to what to 
expect.  Making sense of the game plot without them would be pretty 
difficult.
- If you want to be sure to experience the game how it was meant to be 
played, then don't skip the cinematics.  That's how I planned the level out 
and how I spent the most time testing it.

Hints/Notes:

- You can play this map even if you haven't completed Dark Dawn.  You'll 
start with a hero with an appropriate Experience level and unused skill 
points that you can spend as you see fit.  But only Morganem's lackeys would 
play Chapter II without completing Dark Dawn first, and surely you aren't 
one of them?
- Use your quest log if unsure of what to do next... that's what it's there 
for.
- Read the tooltips if you want to know what an ability or item does.  In 
fact, this is strongly recommended.
- Your items are re-usable.  However, they have long cooldown times.  Save 
them for when you need them, and then unleash hell.
- Your items are powerful, but don't underestimate your abilities.  
Especially your ultimates.
- Sphere of Annihilation is appropriately named, because it will pretty much 
obliterate ANYTHING in the target area.  That includes things you might 
prefer to keep un-obliterated, such as yourself.
- Some foes may be smart enough to avoid the effects of some of your items.
- When you gain a level but your skill points don't seem to have 
increased... well, it's probably because your 'basic' skill has levelled up 
automatically.  Don't worry, it's a point well spent.
- You will not reach your maximum experience level in Chapter II.  
Obviously.
- Your quest is likely to be quite tough.  SAVE OFTEN.
- Don't expect to find Raziel from the Legacy of Kain series in this game.  
I've been using the name Soul Reaver for my RPG alter-ego since long before 
even the first Blood Omen came out.  The Soul Reaver in this map is an 
original character.

Storyline FAQ:

Q: What is an 'Ancient Vampire Lord' exactly?
A: This is more or less self-explanatory - it's an extremely ancient 
vampire, among the first of their kind.  Their powers have had a looong time 
to develop.  As a result, they are greatly respected - or feared - by their 
younger, weaker kin.
Q: What's the name of that cool song you used for this map?
A: "The Becoming", by "Nine Inch Nails".  Buy the album, it's worth it.

Special Thanks/Credits:

- Me, for being insane enough to make this all by myself.
- Clutchfiend, Kitharsis, Fei and all the other writers, past, present and 
future, at The Administorum.  That place wouldn't be what it is without you 
guys.
- Larc for helping me with some weapon models.  You were quick, efficient 
and extremely helpful in resolving a major map issue.  Thank you!
- Thanks to all the folks at The War Center map making forums 
(http://www.thewarcenter.com/forums/index.php?showforum=11) for helping me 
in my early days and inspiring me to keep trying.  Special thanks to 
1)ragonspawn for helping teach me how to deal with memory leaks.
- Everyone who submits their custom abilities and spells freely for use at 
www.wc3campaigns.com.  You helped teach me how to do this stuff and provided 
a lot of inspiration.
- Warnicro from maps.worldofwar.net.  You put a lot of work into getting my 
map links working and then even put them up as featured maps, not to mention 
all the other help and comments you've been prepared to offer.  I really 
appreciate all your efforts.
- Filefront for offering me the chance to host my maps there.
- NIN for creating the music I used.  I don't claim to have written this 
myself.
- Everyone who play-tested the maps and gave me feedback.  Thank you for 
taking the time to play.
- All the fans.  It means very much to me to know that you enjoy my work.
- Everyone who gives me constructive feedback or takes an interest here.  
Thank you in advance.

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Tell me what you think!  Contact me on AIM (SoulReaver166) or e-mail me 
(meet_soul_reaver@hotmail.com) if you have comments or questions about 'The 
Dream of Blood', the 'To the Bitter End' campaign, the Multiverse, or Soul 
Reaver.

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Please do not redistribute or modify these files without my permission.  
These map files are not to be sold for profit.

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