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« on: March 20, 2009, 06:50:06 AM »

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here's a chance for an invite.  here's your chance guys, except for Daehawk, who's IP is designated as an automatic rejection  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 01:20:46 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 20, 2009, 06:50:06 AM

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here's a chance for an invite.  here's your chance guys, except for Daehawk, who's IP is designated as an automatic rejection  Tongue

To be fair, that's because they already know his response.

"I made a bunch of guys and sent them headlong into the Zerg base. They all died. The beta is useless. I deleted it"

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 10:41:41 PM »

Beta is now under way.

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It's on. Blizzard has started the closed beta for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty in advance of the game's launch sometime around the middle of the year. If you signed up to participate in the beta, check your Battle.net account, as the developer says that invitations have already started to go out.

Beyond testing StarCraft II gameplay, testers will get an early look at the revamped Battle.net service that will allow gamers to talk to one another across World of Warcraft realms and Blizzard's other titles. Players will also be able to purchase add-on content and other Blizzard releases via the new Battle.net.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 01:11:17 AM »

Watch out though, there are some hoax invites going around:

http://starcraft.incgamers.com/blog/comments/starcraft-ii-beta-invite-screenshot-is-fake/
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 04:02:52 PM »

I was informed that I'm in the "Next wave" which should be "in a day or two".  Yay!
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 04:05:09 PM »

Quote from: baelthazar on February 18, 2010, 01:11:17 AM


There's nothing to interact with in any email from Blizzard.  If you got in, login to your bnet account and the game will be listed in your games account.  From there you can download the client.  No beta key or anything.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 04:30:48 PM »

another way to get in the beta: pre-order at gamestop.
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 05:33:13 PM »

I preordered at game-stop a couple weeks ago.  Anyone know if I can get the invite?
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2010, 05:42:03 PM »

I will get the game but I care nothing for the beta. I'm guessing it is MP only and such. I suck at random online matches . I'm not a HARDCORE Starcraft player. I'll wait and buy the game and play CO-OP with my buddies.
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2010, 05:56:24 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on April 21, 2010, 05:42:03 PM

I will get the game but I care nothing for the beta. I'm guessing it is MP only and such. I suck at random online matches . I'm not a HARDCORE Starcraft player. I'll wait and buy the game and play CO-OP with my buddies.
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I had a lot of fun with SC in co-op, though I don't think we ever actually Won.
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2010, 06:09:45 PM »

The competition in the beta is pretty brutal.  You cannot play one or two games a night and be competitive.  I loved Starcraft back in the day.  But the amount of time needed to become competitive in one-on-one matches is more than I am willing to invest.
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2010, 06:12:11 PM »

Quote from: Lordnine on April 21, 2010, 05:33:13 PM

I preordered at game-stop a couple weeks ago.  Anyone know if I can get the invite?

I'd say try calling Gamestop. If it's only new pre orders cancel your old one and place it again.
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2010, 07:31:17 PM »

Quote from: denoginizer on April 21, 2010, 06:09:45 PM

The competition in the beta is pretty brutal.  You cannot play one or two games a night and be competitive.  I loved Starcraft back in the day.  But the amount of time needed to become competitive in one-on-one matches is more than I am willing to invest.

2v2 is much more forgiving. Before the stat wipe I lost every 1v1 ladder game I played. I got a teensy bit better (seriously, not much...) and took a friend into the 2v2 ladder after a wipe. We won four of our five placement matches. And while we lost both our first two actual games, we almost won the first one but made huge mistakes, and the second one we just made really bad early game decisions.

Find a partner and play some team games. Way more fun.
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2010, 07:39:30 PM »

Quote from: denoginizer on April 21, 2010, 06:09:45 PM

The competition in the beta is pretty brutal.  You cannot play one or two games a night and be competitive.  I loved Starcraft back in the day.  But the amount of time needed to become competitive in one-on-one matches is more than I am willing to invest.

pretty much why i dont play the beta. it's not fun losing over and over and over. i could invest time to get better( i mean i have a lot of it) but i rather just not. so many other games and I'm not a huge RTS person.
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 08:05:09 PM »

I totally agree, and that's the problem with RTS games.

You might as well just forget playing 1v1 if you don't practice every day.  Even 2v2 is tough if you are just a casual player.  I got into the SC2 beta a month ago, and I've played like 5 total games just because it's too discouraging.  I don't want to spend time with hardcore practice.

What's the max number of players that's going to be in retail SC2?  Is there 8v8?
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2010, 02:10:00 AM »

People can't dismiss the Mp already just because of the beta. Remember allot of the people in it are the biggest/hardcore fans that become obsessed with being the best. The player base will be far bigger when retail hits. Plus the ranking system doesn't mean much since it keeps getting reset in the beta so you are more likely to face those pro players.
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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2010, 03:59:06 AM »

Got a key, pretty excited biggrin
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2010, 04:36:12 AM »

Email gamestop for my code since I pre-ordered it less than a week before they announced this.

Sounds like the modding system for SC2 will be as good as WC3, there may be some fun co-op mods for those who want to play with friends, but avoid the versus multiplayer.
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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2010, 06:07:26 AM »

Haven't been able to log in all night except for just now...but trying to join games results in error after error. Guess they're having problems tonight, eh?
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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2010, 07:18:37 AM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 22, 2010, 06:07:26 AM

Haven't been able to log in all night except for just now...but trying to join games results in error after error. Guess they're having problems tonight, eh?

Weird, just played a few games with a friend and it worked flawlessly. Ah, well.

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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2010, 12:14:41 PM »

Quote from: Thin_J on April 21, 2010, 07:31:17 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on April 21, 2010, 06:09:45 PM

The competition in the beta is pretty brutal.  You cannot play one or two games a night and be competitive.  I loved Starcraft back in the day.  But the amount of time needed to become competitive in one-on-one matches is more than I am willing to invest.

2v2 is much more forgiving. Before the stat wipe I lost every 1v1 ladder game I played. I got a teensy bit better (seriously, not much...) and took a friend into the 2v2 ladder after a wipe. We won four of our five placement matches. And while we lost both our first two actual games, we almost won the first one but made huge mistakes, and the second one we just made really bad early game decisions.

Find a partner and play some team games. Way more fun.

In the retail version my most played mode will probably be co-op comp stomps. 

2v2 in the beta is good if you have a regular partner and communicate.  I've played a few random 2v2s and they can be frustrating.  I do agree that once the retail version comes out matchmaking will be much more likely to get you in a game with people closer to your own skill level. The beta is made up of alot of hard core people with tons of time to perfect build orders and learn hot keys.
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2010, 02:55:37 PM »

Amazon.com preorders are getting beta codes too....as I just got one in my email.
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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2010, 04:20:41 PM »

does it say that anywhere at amazon leo?  I'm not seeing anything mentioned...  I just told my coworker that if amazon had the same deal as gamestop, I'd do that since I have prime.
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« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2010, 04:23:59 PM »

Quote from: naednek on April 22, 2010, 04:20:41 PM

does it say that anywhere at amazon leo?  I'm not seeing anything mentioned...  I just told my coworker that if amazon had the same deal as gamestop, I'd do that since I have prime.

I don't see it listed, but if you look down at the customer discussions people have been getting them in their email.
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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2010, 04:24:34 PM »

well it's ordered.  We'll see smile
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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2010, 05:17:49 PM »

Quote from: naednek on April 22, 2010, 04:24:34 PM

well it's ordered.  We'll see smile

Yeah it's not on there, but I got the email.  I had pre-ordered on Apr 11, fwiw.
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« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2010, 05:35:37 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on April 22, 2010, 05:17:49 PM

Quote from: naednek on April 22, 2010, 04:24:34 PM

well it's ordered.  We'll see smile

Yeah it's not on there, but I got the email.  I had pre-ordered on Apr 11, fwiw.

cool, hopefully I'll get the email soon
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2010, 06:55:40 PM »

my amazon code was in my spam folder. so make sure to check there too.
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« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2010, 08:53:18 PM »

I got a beta code through Amazon a couple days ago, so it's definitely legit.
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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2010, 10:39:15 PM »

There's a bug in the latest update today that puts players into an infinite loop of patching.  Look for patch "0.3.0.14093" or for the patcher to constantly say it's downloading and successfully applying a very small patch.  Looks like it's affecting everyone so just shut down the updater.

Bnet is also down for an update anyway, so no one is playing today.
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« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2010, 04:40:15 AM »

Just pre-ordered on Amazon. WOOT!
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« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2010, 04:57:51 PM »

haven't received anything yet frown
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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2010, 04:55:26 PM »

5 days later, and it finally arrives, only to find out beta lasts till the 17th.  lame
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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2010, 11:29:29 PM »

Quote from: naednek on April 26, 2010, 04:55:26 PM

5 days later, and it finally arrives, only to find out beta lasts till the 17th.  lame

Downloading now. I saw the same date in the email, but when I entered my key on Battle.net, it says it's good until the end of the beta. I'm wondering if the May 17 date is for downloading it....
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« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2010, 06:06:25 AM »

Can I get a link to the collector's edition box contents pic? I had it but now I cant find it. It showed everything that comes in it like the dog tags and such.
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« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2010, 06:08:18 AM »

Quote from: naednek on April 26, 2010, 04:55:26 PM

5 days later, and it finally arrives, only to find out beta lasts till the 17th.  lame

it could have been worse:  they could have sent it to you on the 16th  Tongue
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