Well, I am from the era of TungVu, Cats and other old time Sotis/SC2 players whom most of us don't exist in SC2 environment anymore. Ha, those days we even had to borrow somebody's accounts to play Sotis Inhouse EU vs NA. Back then I had over 40 active friends on my account who actively played WoL MP and little by little went on to play SOTIS v3.1 Those were glorious days! The game wasn't balanced (like Mandrake's lance range of 13 and you could have 3 Mandrakes on the map) but it was the best time for the community. We used to play Sotis 3.1 day, evening, night then would get some rest and play again.
Then we got a promise of Sotis v4.0. It was intriguing, but it came at the price. Game was overhauled, rebalanced and with new mechanics. It was interesting but NOT fun. It wasn't appealing either because it WASN'T fun. Sotis 4.0 was designed with the idea of E-Sports based on Sotis 3.1 success and not community. Eventually, me and later most of my friends went on to play back then dumb looking League of Legends but FUN to play. I came back, I came back for SC2 MP but not my friends...
SOTIS paved the way for SC2 community to transit to LOL instead of ensuring the game to become a spiritual successor of DOTA1. It was a big blunder on both sides - Sotis Modders and Blizzard for overlooked great opportunity.
My current appeal is this - IS THERE ANY CHANCE you still can upload Sotis v3.1 at least for the release of LotV? Who knows, maybe not everything been lost. Maybe some of the old timers will get LotV and out of nostalgia will look for Sotis again?
ps. Was thinking to write this stuff years ago but never thought it would make a difference. This time LotV is about to be released with a fresh hope for old things.
Edited by Saltis, 18 October 2015 - 07:25 PM.