yeah the GOG ship has sailed... or sunk .. however you want to look at it.
GOG was never shit... BUT every now and again some random nostelgic person will get WC2 from them, then log in and find the server empty. There really should be a bot there directing people to our community even if it's only a few noobs a year I think its well worth it.
Suggestion for the upcoming combat 45 installer:
Take all improvements from 44 and apply them to 43 and turn it into 45 (18.104.22.168). This way we're going to have all the tools working again and we can use the old AH.
Suggestion for the upcoming combat 46 installer:
Create a whole new AH that isn't optional, everyone must be forced to use it.
Yes. When I first suggested the AH back on the old occult forum, that was always the plan. You have to make it mandatory. I think the problem is that iL's current AH monitors WC2 from a seperate process, while the WC2 exe itself remains identical and indistinguishable from the original version, so the pvpgn server can't tell the difference.
I have spoken at length with iL about future strategies for a more comprehensive AH, and am happy to assist with implimenting it.