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« Reply #1040 on: June 18, 2012, 05:58:25 AM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on June 16, 2012, 02:56:41 AM

Heart of the Swarm is 99% complete!  could this be the rare year with not one, but possibly two or even three releases from Blizzard?

And then, they'll sit on it until Christmas time.  nod

Or a summer release... Of 2013...
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« Reply #1041 on: June 18, 2012, 10:26:22 AM »

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Heart of the Swarm is 99% complete!  could this be the rare year with not one, but possibly two or even three releases from Blizzard?

And then, they'll sit on it until Christmas time.  nod

Christmas time is good with me. Heck this year is ahead of the normal blizzard curve. $39.99 is also a bonus, so long as there is a full single player campaign.
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« Reply #1042 on: July 25, 2012, 06:46:22 PM »

OK, with Pandaria coming out in September, we now have the possibility of a world ending 3 Blizzard releases in one calendar year.

oh, and some newish MP videos that came out in June.
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« Reply #1043 on: September 05, 2012, 11:55:53 PM »

The MP beta has begun:

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The Heart of the Swarm beta test has begun! This multiplayer-only test will initially be limited to a select group of pro-gamers, members of the press, Arcade contest winners, and shoutcasters. Beta test participants are not under NDA, so youíre likely going to see live streams of matches, screenshots, and casts of impromptu Heart of the Swarm throwdowns starting . . . mmm, NOW!

We will soon be inviting other players to participate in the beta, so be sure youíve opted in by clicking on the "Beta Profile Settings" under the Account Management section of your Battle.net account (or just click here). Signing up from a Battle.net account thatís actively playing StarCraft II will help your chances of being selected. Note that opting in doesn't guarantee beta access.
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« Reply #1044 on: September 22, 2012, 05:14:31 AM »

multiplayer going free to play at some point?
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« Reply #1045 on: September 24, 2012, 04:03:12 PM »

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 I don't see why they would ever do this. The game currently sells very well and the multiplayer doesn't require a monthly subscription, there's really no incentive for Blizzard to release a F2P Starcraft.
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« Reply #1046 on: September 24, 2012, 05:26:26 PM »

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 I don't see why they would ever do this. The game currently sells very well and the multiplayer doesn't require a monthly subscription, there's really no incentive for Blizzard to release a F2P Starcraft.

It allows people to play a game online if they have no interest in the campaign at all.  Don't see how it would hurt to do this.  Also, they could potentially start selling cosmetic items (no clue if they have plans to do such a thing) and start making even more money.
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« Reply #1047 on: November 08, 2012, 05:30:15 PM »

damn, no trifecta from Blizzard this year.  HotS is now planned for release in the first half of 2013.
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« Reply #1048 on: November 08, 2012, 07:44:14 PM »

Also, their MP crown, even if still huge, is starting to face real competition from other free to play games, notably League of Legends, and now DOTA 2. Oh yeah, there's the whole Blizzard All Stars thing, their own MOBA game, which will probably use a lot of SC2 assets anyway.

Also, as Grue said, they can monetize multiplayer related items and mods much more easily if it was free. I recall there was all this talk of a community store where you could put up mods to sell, I think they still want to do something like that.
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« Reply #1049 on: November 13, 2012, 03:53:08 PM »

Official release date is March 12, 2013, regular edition is $39.99

http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/hots/
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« Reply #1050 on: November 13, 2012, 05:29:21 PM »

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Official release date is March 12, 2013, regular edition is $39.99

http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/hots/

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« Reply #1051 on: January 22, 2013, 03:31:55 PM »

Opening Cinematic!!!  drool eek drool eek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVbeoSPqRs4
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« Reply #1052 on: January 22, 2013, 03:34:57 PM »

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Holy damn.  Will they just hurry up and make a theatrical release movie already?
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« Reply #1053 on: January 22, 2013, 08:20:49 PM »


The collector's edition is extremely underwhelming.   I'm disappointed. 

Come on Blizzard, you can do better than a stupid mouse pad.
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« Reply #1054 on: February 22, 2013, 04:49:54 AM »

eSport and multiplayer preview for Heart of the Swarm.
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« Reply #1055 on: February 22, 2013, 08:27:09 AM »

Are there any plans to release this in a box with Wings of Liberty? I haven't played any Starcraft game yet, but I'm suddenly very anxious on playing this since I now own (and enjoy) the boardgame, and would like to know more about the story and it's units.
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« Reply #1056 on: February 22, 2013, 12:14:21 PM »

Quote from: The Rocketman on February 22, 2013, 08:27:09 AM

Are there any plans to release this in a box with Wings of Liberty? I haven't played any Starcraft game yet, but I'm suddenly very anxious on playing this since I now own (and enjoy) the boardgame, and would like to know more about the story and it's units.

I'm not a huge RTS gamer but even I love Wings of Liberty. I played through it twice because there are branching paths and the weapon progression system makes it hard to max out all of the weapon upgrades on 1 play through. On top of that the story line is good and the missions are varied enough that it stays interesting through the end. I'm looking forward to the expansion for the single player alone.
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« Reply #1057 on: February 22, 2013, 04:53:46 PM »

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Holy damn.  Will they just hurry up and make a theatrical release movie already?

Fuck. Now I'm gonna have to reinstall 'Starcraft II'.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #1058 on: February 25, 2013, 07:14:04 AM »

Quote from: The Rocketman on February 22, 2013, 08:27:09 AM

Are there any plans to release this in a box with Wings of Liberty? I haven't played any Starcraft game yet, but I'm suddenly very anxious on playing this since I now own (and enjoy) the boardgame, and would like to know more about the story and it's units.

To answer my own question: yes, the blizzard store sells a package of these 2 games for $60 or so. But that's not much of a discount I think. We're talking about a 2,5 year old game, and they're still asking a lot of money for it. I'll see if I can find a boxed copy for cheap somewhere.
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« Reply #1059 on: February 27, 2013, 06:06:35 AM »

Vengeance trailer..../drool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCsGTP3-Jlw&list=UUZ2h0d4tP0R8klduwj-_bDQ&index=1
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« Reply #1060 on: February 27, 2013, 03:04:52 PM »

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This isn't helping me. I did find my reinstall disk the other day. But, fudge, my BattleNet account has been compromised for months and I don't want to bother with Blizzard's 120 steps to reclaim it. Ugh.
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« Reply #1061 on: February 27, 2013, 05:54:27 PM »

I really need to finish the first game,  I was very close to the end if I recall
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« Reply #1062 on: February 27, 2013, 07:24:00 PM »

I didn't realize the game was coming out in a few weeks!!

I just re-installed the first chapter/expansion and it looks like they've updated the graphics engine and UI elements since it was first out.

And I think $60 for both games is not a bad deal.  The cheapest I've seen for WoL is $30. If you like the lore and a RTS fan, it is definitely worth the money.  They've put a lot of polish for the game, and the missions in SP are beyond the standard build base-->tech up-->destroy enemy type missions.
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« Reply #1063 on: March 03, 2013, 11:45:51 PM »

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Quote from: The Rocketman on February 22, 2013, 08:27:09 AM

Are there any plans to release this in a box with Wings of Liberty? I haven't played any Starcraft game yet, but I'm suddenly very anxious on playing this since I now own (and enjoy) the boardgame, and would like to know more about the story and it's units.

To answer my own question: yes, the blizzard store sells a package of these 2 games for $60 or so. But that's not much of a discount I think. We're talking about a 2,5 year old game, and they're still asking a lot of money for it. I'll see if I can find a boxed copy for cheap somewhere.

You can grab Wings of Liberty for 20 bucks now on Blizzard or from Amazon.
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« Reply #1064 on: March 04, 2013, 06:51:21 AM »

Quote from: lex on March 03, 2013, 11:45:51 PM

Quote from: The Rocketman on February 25, 2013, 07:14:04 AM

Quote from: The Rocketman on February 22, 2013, 08:27:09 AM

Are there any plans to release this in a box with Wings of Liberty? I haven't played any Starcraft game yet, but I'm suddenly very anxious on playing this since I now own (and enjoy) the boardgame, and would like to know more about the story and it's units.

To answer my own question: yes, the blizzard store sells a package of these 2 games for $60 or so. But that's not much of a discount I think. We're talking about a 2,5 year old game, and they're still asking a lot of money for it. I'll see if I can find a boxed copy for cheap somewhere.

You can grab Wings of Liberty for 20 bucks now on Blizzard or from Amazon.

Thanks, but I got impatient and got it last week smile In the cheapest store around it was still Ä30. But I've been playing it last week and enjoying it for what it is. I've never been a huge RTS fan - I played pretty much all the C&C's and Red Alert's, but that's it - but it's a very polished product. I especially like the way you can talk to crew members on the Hyperion between missions, that's a nice Wing Commander-retro-thing to do!

I tried one mission on brutal though (Zero Hour, the 3rd one where you have to survive the Zerg for the first time) but that's a bit too difficult for me. If anyone has any pointers to help, feel free to share your wisdom. Like how many SCV's to build, what units to focus on...
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« Reply #1065 on: March 11, 2013, 10:58:21 AM »

had a couple of hours to kill this morning so I fired up Wings to continue the campaign.  got all set to play when the game started updating and then it said it needed to reconfigure the game files, which proceeded to kill about 90 minutes with what appeared to be a massive download frown
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« Reply #1066 on: March 11, 2013, 11:11:55 AM »

I hate this with a fiery passion!
My internet connection is often shaky, and there's nothing worse than thinking you have half an hour of spare time, logging in, and seeing the dreaded "downloading latest patch" message appearing! Aaargh, at least give me an option for a single-player game!
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« Reply #1067 on: March 11, 2013, 01:20:38 PM »

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had a couple of hours to kill this morning so I fired up Wings to continue the campaign.  got all set to play when the game started updating and then it said it needed to reconfigure the game files, which proceeded to kill about 90 minutes with what appeared to be a massive download frown

I went through this too, only to then find out that my battlenet account has been hacked. I haven't had the time or patience to deal with Blizzard on getting it fixed.
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« Reply #1068 on: March 11, 2013, 02:40:10 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 11, 2013, 10:58:21 AM

had a couple of hours to kill this morning so I fired up Wings to continue the campaign.  got all set to play when the game started updating and then it said it needed to reconfigure the game files, which proceeded to kill about 90 minutes with what appeared to be a massive download frown

It's preloading about 6 gbs worth of HOTS data, even if you didn't pre-order it.  It did that for me too when I re-installed SC2 last week.  If you go into your SCII install directory\updates folder, there should be a folder with HotS somewhere.
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« Reply #1069 on: March 11, 2013, 09:26:14 PM »

where are the stupid reviews for this game?
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« Reply #1070 on: March 11, 2013, 10:02:13 PM »

Quote from: msduncan on March 11, 2013, 09:26:14 PM

where are the stupid reviews for this game?

I'm *very* worried....they didn't even reply to me when I requested it.  Blizzard is usually pretty tight with GT.  Hopefully I'm wrong...
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« Reply #1071 on: March 11, 2013, 11:26:45 PM »

Really want to play this one, but since I put all my gaming chips into 'SimCity' this month, can't afford it right now.
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« Reply #1072 on: March 11, 2013, 11:33:51 PM »

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Quote from: msduncan on March 11, 2013, 09:26:14 PM

where are the stupid reviews for this game?

I'm *very* worried....they didn't even reply to me when I requested it.  Blizzard is usually pretty tight with GT.  Hopefully I'm wrong...

So you didn't even get a review copy?
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« Reply #1073 on: March 11, 2013, 11:35:31 PM »

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Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 11, 2013, 10:02:13 PM

Quote from: msduncan on March 11, 2013, 09:26:14 PM

where are the stupid reviews for this game?

I'm *very* worried....they didn't even reply to me when I requested it.  Blizzard is usually pretty tight with GT.  Hopefully I'm wrong...

So you didn't even get a review copy?
Negative.  I pre-ordered the CE, so I'm getting it tomorrow regardless, but in this instance I have nothing to share with you guys on this one.  frown
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« Reply #1074 on: March 12, 2013, 01:46:48 AM »

The silence about this game is deafening.     Does Blizzard usually disallow reviews until midnight of the day of release or something?

Edit to add:   In the past I would blindly trust Blizzard to come with a great product, but at some point they are going to put a flop out there and I'll get burned.
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« Reply #1075 on: March 12, 2013, 02:04:24 AM »

It's going to be like wings of liberty, but instead you play as the Zerg and there will be new units.
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« Reply #1076 on: March 12, 2013, 02:33:50 AM »

I can't see it being bad. Has it really been two and a half years since the first one? Maybe splitting the game up into three wasn't just a cash grab after all?
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« Reply #1077 on: March 12, 2013, 04:57:01 AM »

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Negative.  I pre-ordered the CE, so I'm getting it tomorrow regardless, but in this instance I have nothing to share with you guys on this one.  frown
When you get your CE could you tell me if the DVD has all the in-game and pre-rendered cinematics like the original CE did?  That was my favorite part of the original but they didnt specify that they were doing it again so I didn't bother to order this collectors edition.  If they did I might need to track down a copy at some point...
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« Reply #1078 on: March 12, 2013, 11:57:31 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on March 12, 2013, 02:04:24 AM

It's going to be like wings of liberty, but instead you play as the Zerg and there will be new units.

Spoiler alerts please!   Sheesh
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« Reply #1079 on: March 12, 2013, 01:10:52 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on March 12, 2013, 02:04:24 AM

It's going to be like wings of liberty, but instead you play as the Zerg and there will be new units.

If that's all it is then I am so IN. Just don't know why it takes 2.5 years to make that.
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