I didn't dabble a whole lot in abilities as of yet. Maybe, if we do indeed add an Undead race as mentioned in the New Race forum, perhaps we could have racial spells that only affect the opposite race.
For example, maybe the Undead get an ability which uses the corpses of the Humans to resurrect a ghoul. Then, the Humans have an ability which dispels all magical effects in an area, including these special ghouls.
Well, making it AI supportive would require a GREAT deal of work in order to program the AI to even know how to make a simple unit. Then you would need to diversify the strategy it knows. I think I would rather see better changes made to the game before an AI system is added.
I didn't think about that upgrade. Your right.
Concerning the hybrid unit, maybe some unit that only regenerates mana out of combat, and has a ranged attack on auto? Then, once it is out of mana, the unit by default will just go hand to hand. That could work :P
Maybe an axe thrower? He throws an axe and then charges in.
Perhaps with T3, you should introduce siege units in order to take down players who will turtle down on 2 bases and just defend.
I am trying to think of different siege units in World of Warcraft that the Humans had. Pretty much everything came from the Dwarves. Maybe a Dwarven Factory that turns Rangers into Dwarven Marksmen, and then into Siege Tanks?
Definitely want to see the Undead. That was my favorite race in Warcraft 3. I think it would fit well with going against the Humans, seeing as how they are mainly Paladins and Priests. It would make for an epic Scourge vs Argent Crusade. :)
I do not know what the strains are with importing World of Warcraft Textures and Animations, but I can give you a few ideas here if you like.
Worker unit would be the Ghoul. Fairly simple.
Main unit would be the Skeleton soldiers that you see in Scholomance.
Ranged attack unit would be a Skeleton with a bow.
Magic unit would be a Necromancer.
For the advanced units it would be:
Melee unit would be Abominations.
Ranged unit would be Nerubians.
Magic unit would be Val'kyr.
I don't know if you still watch these forums, but if you still do, I would be more than happy to help you with ideas and such. I don't know how to use the Galaxy Editor, but I do know how to make and balance games :)
Add and message me ingame if you would like help
Name is Robicar, character code 663.
I'll make on the reviews for the map. You can add me from there.