1) A custom map

Warcraft III is a game famous for its custom maps, the game this website is dedicated to is one of those custom maps, called Battle for Middle Earth (BFME). This map has been apart of Warcraft III history since 2002. The map is based of J. R. R. Tolkiens Lord of the Rings, and contains two opposing teams: The forces of Middle Earth and the Forces of Sauron. The forces of Middle Earth consist of following factions: Gondor, Rohan, Dol Amroth, The Fellowship, Fangorn and the Forces of Sauron consist of the following factions: Isengard, Easterlings, Haradrim, The Nazgul and Mordor.

2) Spawn based game

BFME is what is known as a spawn based game. The history of spawn based games go back to the UMS in Starcraft. What this means is that instead of building units from production buildings like in a standard RTS, your units will spawn periodically along as the main base (the spawn) is alive.

Where does it come from?

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.