Starcraft 2 (in Off-topic)

Wraithlin July 27 2010 3:24 AM EDT

In stores 20 minutes ago (west coast), digital copies can be activiated in 9 hours and 40 minutes.

VsCountStrum [Black Watch] July 27 2010 9:54 AM EDT

I just bought my copy here, east coast. Can't wait to get home tonight to play it.

Lord Bob July 27 2010 10:06 AM EDT

I'm getting mine for free today. *grin*

Wraithlin July 27 2010 10:36 AM EDT

I'm in Japan, I have to wait till digital copies go live as we don't have a store nearby selling them today.

Lord Bob July 27 2010 11:28 AM EDT

I'm in Japan

AdminQBVerifex July 27 2010 2:53 PM EDT

Hurray! Starcraft 2, no lan play. Only the Terran campaign is available, with further Protoss and Zerg campaigns available soon as DLC you need to pay for! Hurray!

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] July 27 2010 2:54 PM EDT

Thats going to be the main reason I don't buy SC2 Fexy.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] July 27 2010 3:06 PM EDT

"no lan play"

How many great companies are going to make this mistake?

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] July 27 2010 3:17 PM EDT

I cant pick up sc2 today, flat tire :(.

QBRanger July 27 2010 4:50 PM EDT

I'm getting mine for free today. *grin*

So basically you are stealing a product from a producer. And you are so proud of it! Your mom must be so proud.

BadFish July 27 2010 4:53 PM EDT

Are you serious Ranger?

Demigod July 27 2010 4:54 PM EDT

Maybe not, Ranger. He might actually have a connection. But it's really not worth jumping on someone about commonplace piracy.

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] July 27 2010 5:54 PM EDT

Seriously Ranger, why do you always assume the worst of people? I know your high and mighty stature can't possibly allow you to think that someone other than yourself could have an in somewhere but really.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 27 2010 6:07 PM EDT

Or SC2 could be a gift...

Lord Bob July 27 2010 6:12 PM EDT

So basically you are stealing a product from a producer.
Stealing what now?

Go ahead and make yourself look stupid Ranger.

Lord Bob July 27 2010 6:15 PM EDT

By the way, I got the collectors edition. It comes with a comic book, and art book, a behind the scenes DVD, soundtrack, and an awesome Jim Raynor "Dog Tag" 2 GB USB drive! All for the low price of $0.00!

Zippy July 27 2010 6:46 PM EDT

Ok all this free argument stuff. Why dont we just ask bob how he got it for free?

Lord Bob July 27 2010 6:58 PM EDT

You could, but I'm having much more fun watching stupid people assume I acquired it illegally.

AdminQBVerifex July 27 2010 7:02 PM EDT

I'm not interested in spending that kind of dough on it, but I'll gladly take a free copy. But I probably won't be able to play it till I'm done with calculus.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- July 28 2010 3:48 PM EDT

While it's pretty lame about how they did the campaign split /dlc thing, but they still did a really good job on what you DO get.

AdminShade July 28 2010 3:55 PM EDT

I'm not going to get my copy for a long while.

Lord Bob July 28 2010 4:07 PM EDT

I'm loving every second of it so far.

Picasso July 28 2010 4:36 PM EDT

It's pretty epic. The single player is a lot more like a story, where you get to pick and choose missions and act as Raynor rather than being forced down a set path of one mission after another. And though WoL is the "Terran Campaign," there have been levels where you get to play as Protoss (in just what I've played so far). The multi-player is every bit as amazing as it was in the beta.

If anyone wants to try it out, I have a Guest Pass that came with it good for a free 7 hours of game time or 14 days from activation. It's not worth trying to auction, so just send me a CM and I'll give it out to someone.

zev July 28 2010 4:37 PM EDT

Still not as good as Warcraft 3 in my opinion.

Demigod July 28 2010 4:39 PM EDT

Demi's more interested in the next Diablo.

zev July 28 2010 4:40 PM EDT

^ agreed

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] July 28 2010 4:44 PM EDT

Yeah, give me Diablo 3 instead.

AdminShade July 28 2010 4:47 PM EDT

I'm still waiting for Diablo 3 myself as well :)

{EQ}Viperboy July 28 2010 4:47 PM EDT

I got mine at midnight 7/27 ts awesome game, playing it on hard of course. this game is really fast.

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] July 29 2010 3:16 AM EDT

Mmmmm Diablo 3.... coming from a huge d2 junky ^_^ cant wait!!!!

[RX3]Cotillion July 31 2010 10:59 PM EDT

I don't think there is a game I've wanted more than D3. They need to start releasing more updates on

I want news dammit!

Lochnivar July 31 2010 11:08 PM EDT

But I probably won't be able to play it till I'm done with calculus.

I hate to tell you old sport, calculus IS life and you won't be 'done' with it for a long time.

BootyGod July 31 2010 11:22 PM EDT

I'm absolutely adoring SC2. I was originally unhappy with the style of it (Three games for three races? LAME) But the final version wasn't so bad. It'll just depend on the DLC pricetag. Anything $20 and under will be fine. If it goes over that, I may be just as miffed if they had charged per game.

For now, though, it's brilliant. The campaign is well placed and interesting with a nice blend of RTS (Duh? By blend, it's still 95% RTS) and some RPG elements for playing the game how you want it. I also like them bringing in more units to the campaign but keeping the balance by ONLY letting them in the campaign.

Still getting into the multiplayer. I played a lot in Beta, but haven't at all here. But once I'm done with the campaign, I will get into it. If you want to play with me (I'm okay. I know what a Thorines offense is.) feel free to add me on

Wraithlin August 1 2010 3:21 AM EDT

If you're not into competitive RTS then half of SC2 is not for you.

If you're into the custom games like I am, and the only reason I kept wc3 loaded on my computer for so long, then you'll love sc2. The editor is better, and the custom games are already surpassing anything wc3 had.

I also am going to be much more excited about D3 though, been a very long time coming.

Lord Bob August 1 2010 4:37 AM EDT

I hate to tell you old sport, calculus IS life and you won't be 'done' with it for a long time.
Blast. I'll be starting calc on August 23rd. I'm not looking forward to being sucked into it forever.

Back on topic, Starcraft 2 has been taking up more of my time than I care to admit. I think I've slept less than 15 hours since Tuesday.

One thing I've noticed: does every campaign level have to be a bloody timed mission? Seriously, I like to toy around with my foes in *craft games, not win in x minutes before time runs out, or before the fire wave hits, or before the temple is breached, or before a hero auto-wins the mission, or before the enemy collects y number of resources, or before A counter hits B value, etc...

Lord Bob August 1 2010 4:38 AM EDT

On a side note, I'm still laughing at stupid people who accused me of illegally downloading the game for political gain.

Wraithlin August 1 2010 6:54 AM EDT

You need to get a pic for your profile that has an eyepatch, cutlass and parrot for these times.

SimplyNic August 1 2010 8:31 AM EDT

Starcraft 2... Greatest game I have played in the longest period of time.

[RX3]Cotillion August 1 2010 12:09 PM EDT

wonder when we are going to get some lurker defense maps.

Demigod August 1 2010 8:21 PM EDT

> "You need to get a pic for your profile that has an eyepatch, cutlass and parrot for these times." ~ Wraith

Consider it done!

Alleged Pirate

Lord Bob August 2 2010 12:05 AM EDT

Funny pic, but try not to feed the trolls guys.

[RX3]Cotillion August 7 2010 7:19 PM EDT

I'm not too familiar with the new, but if anyone wants to team up for some 2v2 or 3v3, I'm game... I've been honing my zerg skills, exclusively...

I know the old had realms, u.s.west, u.s.east and so forth but I don't know if there are different realms now, and if there are I have no idea which one I am in or how to find it.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 7 2010 8:05 PM EDT

I have the game now and am up for someone to play with me. I really suck for now though so chances are you will win. ^_^

[RX3]Cotillion August 7 2010 9:37 PM EDT

Should have added that my email is if anyone wants to add me.

AdminShade August 13 2010 7:42 AM EDT

I'm not going to get my copy for a long while.
I stand corrected, I'll be buying my copy this afternoon. :)

Sickone August 13 2010 10:56 AM EDT

Initially I was only going to watch walkthroughs on youtube for the "storyline", but the only one I found was a guy that was a complete tool at gameplay so I couldn't stand to watch anymore.

Borrowed it, played the single player on casual (while also mem-editing my minerals/vespgas to more than I could need in the later base missions, because I was getting impatient), finished it in just a few hours (almost half of which were cinematics), then deleted it.

Absolutely not interested in the multiplayer part, nor in skirmish mode.
Why ?
It's pretty much almost identical to the first one except for slightly different units and slightly better graphics... and I had enough of that to last me a lifetime about a decade ago.
As usual, Starcraft graphics lag far behind what's considered "state of the art" at the game's release date - at least they're quite polished so you don't mind that much.

Guardian August 13 2010 11:50 AM EDT

unfortunately i live Brasil and we need to download it free. All games it costs to you at max 50 bucks, allways costs the double for us because our high taxes. I believe if they want us to buy, they should set fair prices.

i've got this game and got the impression its way too easy ( at medium level) or is it easy just in the beginning?

Lord Bob August 13 2010 2:55 PM EDT

i've got this game and got the impression its way too easy ( at medium level)
Put it on hard mode.

But of course, the missions get more difficult as you go on.

BootyGod August 13 2010 5:38 PM EDT

If you want difficulty in a game like SC2, go online. Period. The game is so ridiculously well balanced that it's scary.

And if you don't like SC2 online, you probably just don't like strategy games.

AdminQBVerifex August 13 2010 5:39 PM EDT

What if you just don't like people?

BootyGod August 13 2010 5:41 PM EDT

Get a cat.

AdminQBVerifex August 13 2010 5:43 PM EDT


BootyGod August 13 2010 5:45 PM EDT

Get a gun. And one bullet.

And shoot yourself a cat!

[RX3]Cotillion August 13 2010 11:56 PM EDT

If you don't like people it's more of a reason to reaper or 6 pool ling rush people in 1v1.

Sure, Starcraft 2 is known for being an RTS. However, the community always creates tons of custom maps with the map editor. In WC3 you could play a multitude of different types of maps, not just strategy. The same thing is already happening with SC2. More than likely, there will be at least ONE map that keeps bringing you to SC2.

{cb1}dyno August 18 2010 10:21 PM EDT

played a game with Nat and Slayer tonight - who else plays? I'd like to start doing 2vs2/3vs3/4vs4 with people I know :)

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] August 18 2010 10:21 PM EDT


Lord Bob August 18 2010 10:52 PM EDT

I haven't played multiplayer yet. I fear I'd lag pretty bad. That and I'm more of a single player guy.
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