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xerox
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posted April 24, 2010 01:19 AM
Edited by xerox at 02:31, 24 Apr 2010.

Starcraft 2

Well, the game will be released in a month or two (first half of 2010) and I just got in to the beta so I thought it would be nescessary to add a thread to this game.

I am downloading the beta right now and I will share my first impressions and the new Galaxy editor (you can import models from WoW and make a Warcraft 4) along with screenshots aswell as sharing my feedback on the beta.

I got in through a contest on a small site so it was basically a 100% win chance.

First Impressions

L. O. L. So I finally installed the game and was like so incredibly excited and then I just do not get past the splash screen at the start... I try everything with firewalls etc before I visit the official EU beta forums and see that several people are also experiencing this and that the EU servers are currently down.
I will get some sleep and than check back tomorrow.

GG Blizzard. But I guess this is why you have betas.
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winterfate
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posted April 24, 2010 02:37 AM

Keep me posted!

I've been watching Hegemon's beta game videos, and I think I fell in love again with the Zerg.
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Binabik
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posted April 24, 2010 02:49 AM

I love the sound of drones crunching minerals in the morning. It sounds like......victory.

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posted April 24, 2010 02:55 AM

Nom-nom-nom.

@Bina: Long time no see!
Are you going to get SC2 when it launches?

I'm really pumped up to see the Zerg now. They seem to be more balanced (none of this I have to Hydra rush to get anything done anymore).
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posted April 24, 2010 02:55 AM
Edited by Azagal at 02:57, 24 Apr 2010.

If you really want to be informed about Starcraft 2 I suggest someone who knows what he s talking about. The guy calls himself HDStarcraft and I've been watching a few of the games he broadcasts. The commentary is very nice and it's both entertaining and interesting to watch.

EDIT: Actually Zerg is the most imbalanced race since the latest BETA patch (you can cancel eggs while you get the full ressources back and the larva who spawn in the meantime will stay. Result is that you can rush with 12 zerglings after like 2 minutes lol). Will probably be fixed preeetty soon.
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posted April 24, 2010 03:01 AM
Edited by winterfate at 03:03, 24 Apr 2010.

@Azagal:

Ooo, thanks!

For reference and to pay back the favor:

Here's one of Hegemon's games. His don't have commentary, but they're pretty fun. He usually plays Zerg though, so you won't see much else:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBmXe0Cdhzw

EDIT:

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(you can cancel eggs while you get the full ressources back and the larva who spawn in the meantime will stay)


I'm not clear on this. You do realize that eggs don't count against the larva limit right?

So if the cap is 3, then you can have 3 eggs and 3 larva at a time, for example.

Or, did you mean something else?
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posted April 24, 2010 03:41 AM

Just watch. I'm too tired to explain it proberly xD.
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posted April 24, 2010 03:55 AM
Edited by winterfate at 03:58, 24 Apr 2010.

Ooo, I see now. Yeah, that's broken beyond words...although I don't see how it gave him such a big advantage. He could've let the Drones spawn and set them to mine moar minerals.

EDIT: Wait, nevermind. I see what he did there....yeah definitely broken and plain wrong...
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posted April 24, 2010 04:04 AM

For the rush the idea is to have a bunch of eggs *when the spawning pool is ready*

There is no pool, so you start drones instead. That creates more eggs. If you let the drones spawn then you would only have max 3 eggs when the pool is ready. This way you have 6 eggs when it's ready.

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posted April 24, 2010 04:11 AM

And of course I'm getting SC2, duh!

And long time no see you too, but you know where to find me.

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posted April 24, 2010 04:11 AM

I don't Zergling rush anyways...too risky.

Against the AI at least, a Dark Templar Rush or a Lurker Rush is much safer (but Lurkers got axed in SC2, so back to the drawing board there.)
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posted April 24, 2010 05:28 AM

i can definitely say that i will struggle to get my apm up to be able to play.
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posted April 24, 2010 06:21 AM

@mamga: And that, my dear friend, is why I rarely PvP in RTS games.

(My APM isn't bad, but all that extra pressure of a PvP match...meh, not my cup of tea.)
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posted April 24, 2010 10:41 AM

Yeah, when I woke about today and started the launcher then it already started downloading Patch 10 which fixes the "Larvae" exploit.
Hopefully the game will work today.
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posted April 24, 2010 01:29 PM

Have played the beta, both cracked and not cracked - The SC spirit is there and the gameplay rocks

But they are imba. - every single one Zerg sounds are crappy, Terran are awesome, Protess are wicked and zerg are evil !!

And well great game but I want full version now
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posted April 24, 2010 04:33 PM

So the game worked without a lot of flaws today and I begun to try out the different races. Being my first time with SC2, and having been like 5 years old when the original game came - I kind of lost a lot.
But by then, I just wanted to see the units etc because you couldnt play against the computer. I quickly found out that Terran was not my race, Zerg defintly not but Protoss were just awesome.

I love Chrono boost. I thought I would forgot about it, but I use it all the time. I am winning with the Protoss and am quickly learning them. I could not find the screenshot folder but I will see if I can find some noobish replay. xD
First time I played Protoss I lost in 5 minutes or something though. Zergling rush. I forgot that SC2 is a fast-paced game. I destroyed the next Zerg player I met.

Void Rays are awesome. Flying machines that do awesome channeled beams that increase in power over time as the beams charge. I begun to thought that they were overpowered but then I met another protoss player who quickly made a lot of Stalkers and killed my expensive void rays. So I learned that no race is underpowered or overpowered - instead you have to quickly adapt and spy on the enemy.

I also won through a Zealot rush once. Was really funny. I just love the Protoss and will turtle sometime to try out the bigger units such as the Colossi, Templars and the Mothership.
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posted April 24, 2010 09:50 PM
Edited by mamgaeater at 23:15, 24 Apr 2010.

Quote:
@mamga: And that, my dear friend, is why I rarely PvP in RTS games.

(My APM isn't bad, but all that extra pressure of a PvP match...meh, not my cup of tea.)

I struggle against computers. can't go fast enough. i'm always crushed before i can respond to threats. But maybe its because my purchase of starcraft was overlooked by my brother's acquisition of an xbox.
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posted April 25, 2010 12:41 AM

Ooo, if I could find my Starcraft CDs, I'd upload some replays for you to see. APM isn't so hard; most of the fight is learning how to hotkey. Hotkeys improve your APM drastically.

And Starcraft is relatively forgiving. Go play Rise of Nations at high difficulties and see what happens if you have poor APM.
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posted April 25, 2010 12:57 AM
Edited by mamgaeater at 00:58, 25 Apr 2010.

I can play on the difficulty above moderate no more. less off topic more sc2

Are banelings still vibrantly colored? and is the gameplay reminiscent of sc1?
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posted April 25, 2010 01:12 AM

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Are banelings still vibrantly colored?


I think so.

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and is the gameplay reminiscent of sc1?


In essence? Yes.
In practice? No.

See, as I've gathered from all of the replays I've watched, the emphasis is on knowing what units to use on what. Since you've played RoN, you know what I mean on unit counters. In Starcraft 1, an army of Hydralisks could take down nearly anything, and for the few things it couldn't (usually entrenched Siege Tank formations), you have Queens.

People illustrate it easily with Roaches. Roaches are a new Zerg Unit that count as being armored, so Marines would do poorly against them, but Roaches would get squashed by Marauders, who shoot missiles.

It's a more strategic game, for sure.
You'll have to relearn it, up to a point, but basic resource gathering strategies and unit controlling, etc, will still be applicable.
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