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                                Online FAQ
                    Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition (PC)
                        Ryan Kavanagh (Bonds Legacy)
                      Final Version - Updated: 08/17/01
                         
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Introduction
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Warcraft II is a popular RTS strategy game. You choose as one of 2 races and 
fight for control of the world. Blizzard released a new version of Warcraft 
II which featured Warcraft II, the expansion, and online multiplayer options 
to compete with up to 8 people at a time!

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Table of Contents
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I......FAQ Revision History
II.....Connection Methods
III....Default Game Types
IV.....Most Common Types of Games
VI.....What is a Clan?
VII....Credit/Thanks
VIII...Copyright Info

* means the section is under construction

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I. FAQ Revision History
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Version 0.00 - 07/26/01: Just started the FAQ, formatted it, and that's about 
                         it for now.

Version 0.10 - 07/27/01: Finished up the connection methods section

Version 0.80 - 08/17/01: Finished all of the sections. yay!

Final Version - 08/17/01: Decided to put a Clan section in it. The Final 
                          release is now upon us.

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II. Connection Methods
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Battle.net Connection
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This is one of the most popular muliplayer options for Warcraft II. it 
connects you to an online service where you can join or create your own games 
and compete with up to 8 of your friends or complete starngers that don't 
speak english for that matter. To connect, simply go to the battle.net option.
It will turn to a new screen. If it needs to dial up to the internet, it will 
minimize and start dialing. You might even have to connect manually before 
you start to connect to b.net. Once in, select your user name and type in 
your pass word. If you don't have an account, then go to "Create New Account"


Direct Connect
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Well, if you have two computers in your house that are connected together 
with a LAN, then you can play head to head, well, you also have to have 
another copy of the game, so if you can, just burn one. After that, you 
compete like it's a battle.net game. This type of game only supports two 
people, so if you need more, go to battle.net.

Modem
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In this type of connection, two people can connect up their modems for a head 
to head, or with computer opponents match up. To connect, one player must set 
their option as "Call" and the other person set it as "answer" The person that
has there's set as "Call" pushes connect. This will send a phone call to the 
person set up as "answer" When the phone rings in that person's house, they 
must push Connect. Then he will be dialed into the other persons modem. You 
will be brought to a menu where you can choose your map, number of computers, 
etc.

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III. Default Game Types (Battle.net)
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Melee
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This is the most common type of game that you will find. You can have 
computer players and human players in this game. The humans have the option 
to "ally up" against other people or computers. That basically means that 
there are teams. 

Free For All
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The name should speak for itself. In this Type of game, you are pitted 
against other human players. There are no computers and no option to ally up. 
Fight for your life. You can have up to 8 people, which can get quite insane 
when you don't know if somebody's being eliminated as you speak.

One on One
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Just like it sounds. This mode only supports 2 people. Those 2 people go head 
to head against each other. There is no computers and no allying option.

Top versus Bottom
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This is a type of team battle game. One team is the Home Team (top) and the 
others, the Away team (bottom) The game creator can move people from one team 
to the other. Whoever is on your side is automatically allied when the game 
begins.

Use Map Settings
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This type of game is meant for games that you or somebody else has created in 
the scenario editor. It lets you play the game with all of the preset settings
that were put into it. (ie. Start the game with 50 peons each)

Ladder
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This is the competitive part of battle.net. It's almost like a contest. After 
you have 10 wins off of normal games, you can enter ladder games. These games 
can only be played on maps approved by blizzard. If you win, it is recorded 
onto your record. If your record is good enough, you will be put on the top 
100 list!

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IV. Most Common Types of Games
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There are a couple of games that you will see A LOT of on battle.net. They 
will be listed below with an explanation as to how they're played.

Comp Stomp
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This is a REALLY common game. You usually have 6-7 human players fighting 1-2 
computer players. At the beginning of the game, all of the human players ally 
and work together to finish off the computer(s) as quickly as possible.

Castles
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This another popular game. It has been edited in the campaign editor. All the 
buildings and units build in one second. SDo it's the fight to see how quickly
you can accumulate a lot of units. Usually, the best thing to do is to right 
into the middle and build a barracks. Then just keep pumping out some good, 
powerful units, usually ballistas or catapults at first. There isn't any air 
allowed in these games, unless the creator redisigned the map.

Laser Tag
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This is another game that has been edited in the editor. You have a keep, a 
barracks, a lumber mill,  a couple of guard towers and a set number of farms. 
The idea is to get all of the Rangers out of the barracks as you can. You then
try to kill the other people. It's called laser tag because it was created in 
an advanced editor and the Rangers shoot out lightning. Also, the Rangers come
out of the barracks a second after they were made. Just like the castles game.

Snowball Wars
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This is just like the game above, only they people shoot out icicles.

Fireball Wars
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Just like the above game, only they shoot out fireballs.

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V. What is a Clan?
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A "Clan" is a group of people on Battle.net. Almost like a club. They 
usually have initials in front of their user name, example: {GF}BondsLegacy. 
The initails could mean a lot of things, but in this case, they mean GameFAQs
. Usually, the clan will hold tryouts where other members of the B.net 
community will join the game and test their skills to see if they're good 
enough to join the clan. Most clans will have their own channels. You know, 
the chat room things. A lot of them even have something called a "bot" this 
is a program that boots up and looks like a person inside of the channel, 
except beside their name, it will say "Chat" Bots can do lots of things. 
They can ban people from the channel, they can make it so that only the clan
members can enter the channel, etc. They are found all over the net for 
downloads.

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VI. Credit/Thanks
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Credit/Thanks for this FAQ go to: 

   - CJayC: For posting this on his site (www.gamefaqs.com)

   - Blizzard: For developing this great, great game

   - Myself: For writing this FAQ

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VII. Copyright Info
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This document is copyrighted (c) 2001 by Ryan "Bonds Legacy" Kavanagh and may 
not be posted/distributed anywhere without my permission. If I find out you 
have an unauthorized version of this FAQ on your site/magazine, I will be 
forced to take legal action. If you wish to host it on your site,then feel 
free to contact me at the above address. (bondslegacy@yahoo.ca)

As well as being copyrighted, this document is also under protection by the
Canadian Copyright Act. Look it up if you don't believe me. But this document 
is still copyrighted 50 years after I die. Which won't be for some time.

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