Blizzard Beta Opt in lottery (in Off-topic)


kevlar June 16 2009 4:29 PM EDT

Sign up is now, but it's hard to sign up. I can't get passed the first step. But anyways it is up for those interested in trying to get a spot.

http://www.blizzard.com/us/ (can't miss it on the left side of the screen)

Another thing that I found funny, a while ago some of us pointed out how Blizzard said they were releasing 3 seperate games and it seemed like a cash cow to milk the players... and we also wondered how they would do expansion sets...

well seems Blizzard rephrased their agenda and here it is:

TrilogyWhat is the StarCraft II Trilogy?
The StarCraft II Trilogy consists of the base StarCraft II game and two subsequent expansion sets. StarCraft II is subtitled Wings of Liberty (working title) and will include a lengthy single-player campaign that focuses on the terrans and puts players in the role of Jim Raynor, one of the series' main heroes. The first expansion set, Heart of the Swarm (working title), will follow later and include a single-player campaign focusing on the zerg and Kerrigan, Queen of Blades. The second expansion set, Legacy of the Void (working title), will continue the story experience with a single-player campaign centered on the protoss.

http://www.starcraft2.com/faq.xml#trilogy

It will be hilarious if the "expansion" sets cost as much as the original "main" game... when history says they should be around 20 dollars cheaper.

Papa Bear [G6] June 16 2009 4:46 PM EDT

I'm in, apparently your specs have to be something that needs to be tested before you can opt in

kevlar June 16 2009 5:12 PM EDT

Wow I must say this new setup for the battle.net account answered one of my biggest wishes with Blizzard. I have lost or broke all of my SC discs over the years and have the keys but could never play them, now they offer where you can add games to your account and download the applicable games to your comp!! Shweetness

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- June 16 2009 6:06 PM EDT

200 years from now Blizzard will be it's own country, and will rule the world.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 16 2009 6:10 PM EDT

''200 years from now Blizzard will be it's own country, and will rule the world.''

Via a Google interface.

AdminShade June 16 2009 6:27 PM EDT

the thing Blizzard now does is to milk whatever can be milked.

you will be paying the game 3 times instead of 1...

Lord Bob June 16 2009 6:34 PM EDT

"you will be paying the game 3 times instead of 1..."

If it means I get three times the single-playery goodness, I'm all for it!

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 16 2009 7:28 PM EDT

I would have paid full-price for either Brood War or Frozen Throne. They are expansions, but so well done and adding so much goodness that I consider them almost like sequels. This can be said for Lord of Destruction too. They just set an example for expansions that is unrivaled.

BHT June 16 2009 10:41 PM EDT

I would have paid triple the price for Lord of Destruction as the Diablo 2 exp. It added so much to the game. Same goes for warcraft.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 16 2009 11:34 PM EDT

LoD is...still being updated, after 8 years! Pretty awesome if you ask me. Starcraft was also supported for a very long time after it's release. Official ladders and tournaments for both games have been maintained for a while too.

Let em' release SC2 in three parts. If the first one's good, I'll get the others.

Lord Bob June 16 2009 11:35 PM EDT

"If the first one's good, ..."

It will be.

It WILL be.

Goodfish June 16 2009 11:50 PM EDT

I don't know, I have my doubts. SC2 will certainly get its share of playtime out of me, but whether or not I'll enjoy it as much as its predecessor remains to be seen. I'll just say that I'm skeptical that SC2 will be better than- or even as good as- SC1.

FailBoat[SG] June 16 2009 11:58 PM EDT

I'm still waiting on my keys to the SC2 Beta. Silly Blizzard is taking their time.
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