I was coding my own Warcraft III maps and putting them on the internet along with thousands of other amateur creators. Our games used the same art and controls as Warcraft III but introduced completely new gameplay.
Mods allowed young people with no connections or experience to build games that they otherwise had no business making.
What's more is that Blizzard's remake will do more than just tweak the graphics for next-gen PCs.
Aside from characters being completely remodeled, there will also be an upgraded UI and World Editor, meaning that mods will also be supported.
The timing of the update coincides with Blizzard's announcement of a new invitation Warcraft III competitive tournament, bringing the game up to the standards expected of a modern esports tournament.