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Mike Windu
05-19-2007, 11:36 AM
2!

oh **** homie.

www.starcraft2.com

Discuss!

/copied from swamp

Prime
05-19-2007, 11:54 AM
Wicked and awesome?

Sabretooth
05-19-2007, 12:02 PM
Well, I've never played Starcraft *cowers*, but I suppose this will be pretty much a kickass game. :D

Jeff
05-19-2007, 12:16 PM
I used to play Starcraft all the time, I loved that game. This one looks like it should be pretty awesome.

lukeiamyourdad
05-19-2007, 12:26 PM
I just started WoW and saw that.

**** yeah!

I've been waiting for this since Brood War came out.

I think I'm going to cry. My heart is beating at 300 mph right now. I'm too excited.

Sabretooth
05-19-2007, 12:38 PM
I think I'm going to cry. My heart is beating at 300 mph right now. I'm too excited.

Hearts don't beat in miles per hour, liayd. :xp:

lukeiamyourdad
05-19-2007, 01:06 PM
Silence fool! I used it for dramatic reasons!

Vaelastraz
05-19-2007, 03:07 PM
I'd rather have a Warcraft 4 but this is good news too!

Hallucination
05-19-2007, 03:19 PM
I just started WoW and saw that.
Same here.

I can't wait to roll out siege tanks again. [Insert Ride of the Valkyries here.]

Does anyone else think the immortals have to quote 300?

HerbieZ
05-19-2007, 04:15 PM
Looks a little pants to me. :smash:

SilentScope001
05-19-2007, 04:47 PM
I can't wait for it to be on the market.

igyman
05-19-2007, 05:05 PM
OMG!! My eye is twitching, my hands are trembling... is this for real??? *checks out the link* O-M-G, yes, yes yes!!!!! It was about time! :sbdance

Aash Li
05-19-2007, 05:42 PM
*coughs* WoW sucks... Starcraft was interesting.. I had a guy friend that loved that game, I watched him play it for a few hours. :)

Jediphile
05-19-2007, 06:09 PM
*coughs* WoW sucks...

8.5 million players worldwide would disagree, methinks...

Besides, though I've never played WoW, even I can see it's fun from just watching this: http://www.break.com/index/leeroy.html :D

Aash Li
05-19-2007, 06:32 PM
8.5 million players worldwide would disagree, methinks...

Besides, though I've never played WoW, even I can see it's fun from just watching this: http://www.break.com/index/leeroy.html :D

The forget to mention that alot of those accounts are duplicates of the same player... and then theres all the gold farmers. So a more correct figure is probly something like 4mil...

Youd have to actually play the game for a length of time just see how badly the game is run, and how boring it gets.

Heck, even with its lag, and the random bugs, lotro is more fun than warcrack.

Negative Sun
05-19-2007, 07:15 PM
*coughs* WoW sucks... Starcraft was interesting.. I had a guy friend that loved that game, I watched him play it for a few hours. :)
QFE

Fish.Stapler
05-19-2007, 07:47 PM
I'm buying three copies of SC2 just in case some freak accident happens that ruins my other two. I'll never be denied Starcraft.

BUILD MORE PYLONS

igyman
05-19-2007, 07:49 PM
http://www.break.com/index/leeroy.html
Yeah, Leeroy's the man, I've got this clip on my HD. The only time I laughed that hard was when I watched South Park - Make Love not Warcraft. :lol:

Now, I have to get back to panicking - I want that Starcraft 2!!!

milo
05-19-2007, 07:59 PM
Looks ****ing AWESOME. I swear to the lord if it's only compatible with vista I'll kill myself.

Fish.Stapler
05-19-2007, 08:09 PM
Looks ****ing AWESOME. I swear to the lord if it's only compatible with vista I'll kill myself.

I'll need your help boycotting them if it is.

If we fail then it's suicide by hara kiri.

Char Ell
05-19-2007, 08:56 PM
Will there be a console version of StarCraft II?

StarCraft II is being developed for the PC. We have no current plans to bring the game to any console platform. Suh-weet! Looks like Starcraft II will be a PC-exclusive. After not getting any love from BioWare for Mass Effect and LucasArts for The Force Unleashed it's nice to know there is at least one game I'm interested in playing that will be available for PC. :D

Ctrl Alt Del
05-19-2007, 10:40 PM
3:00 - FMV sequence in a spaceship - looks Terran - zooming in on a metal door - door opening - reveals a guy with a cigar in chains - prisoner - door shuts behind him - there's so much bass the room is shaking - guy steps into some kind of metallic devicce - legs are strapped in - guy rising toward ceiling - Korean text on screen got people very excited - another part of the machine is dropping metal arms on him - machine whirring - applying armor to his torso - extremly detailed visuals here - now guy is strapping on gloves - armor is molding together - seems like a Terran marine - rockets turn on - zerg now onscreen - Marine delivers a line - StarCraft 2 officially announced. [link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByMnCKQFUnQ)]

StarCraft 2 will be an RTS largely in the same vein as its predecessor. The game will feature the same three races: Protoss, Zerg, and Terran. Action will unfold on the same type of 2D plane as before, with multitiered maps that ground units must use ramps to move between. Graphics have been updated significantly, many new units added, and some old units removed. Blizzard was unwilling to divulge much about how the Zerg and Terran forces have changed, but shed some light on the new developments for the Protoss. Story specifics are still being kept under wraps, though from the concept art it seems Kerrigan will somehow be involved. The game will release "when it's done" for PC and Mac only. It's currently in pre-alpha stages of development, and has been in production at Blizzard since the release of WarCraft 3: The Frozen Throne in 2003. [link (http://www.starcraft2.com/)]

Ah, finally! Starcraft is back!

Aash Li
05-19-2007, 11:57 PM
Looked at that site, I was never interested in the game myself, but the graphics do look pretty neat.

I can imagine that Korea is overflowing in drool right about now. hehe.

Det. Bart Lasiter
05-20-2007, 12:24 AM
8.5 million players worldwide would disagree, methinks...
And as we all know, millions of people can't be wrong.

http://www.aramnaharaim.org/Photo/George-W-Bush.jpg

Mike Windu
05-20-2007, 02:44 AM
BUILD MORE PYLONS

Quote it correctly.

You must construct additional pylons.

Fish.Stapler
05-20-2007, 04:26 AM
Bah, I've been playing WC3 a lot lately and apparently "Build More Farms/Burrows" mixed up with the Pylon message.

Then again, I haven't played any game without totally borked sound in ~6 months, so I don't even know if that's how it goes :*(. I really need to get unlazy and fix my sound.

Vaelastraz
05-20-2007, 07:34 AM
Starcraft 2... if they don't get the balacing right it will be a desaster and people (especially Koreans) will stick to starcraft 1.

I mean, Starcraft Broodwar is the best balanced RTS game EVER! Not even Warcraft has reached that so far...

Who else thinks people will be pissed of because of the balancing when the game is released?

Relenzo2
05-20-2007, 10:15 AM
No way in this universe that the current blizzard people will get starcraft 2 correct. As someone on a fansite said once "it will be Warcraft 3 in space". I don't want it. Have 1 with brood war.

igyman
05-20-2007, 10:33 AM
Actually Warcraft 3 is Starcraft in the middle ages and 3D graphics, so Starcraft 2 can never be a rip off of WC3.

RedHawke
05-21-2007, 01:25 AM
I'm so excited about this announcement I almost wet myself!

*Goes off to change pants...*

Though I do worry about the 'removed' units... I need my Battlecruiser and Carrier 'fixes' damnit!

Quote it correctly.

You must construct additional pylons.
"Spawn more Overlords!" :xp:

Arátoeldar
05-21-2007, 04:04 AM
Is there any reason for two threads on the same subject? This one and the one in "The Outlander Club". :confused:

stoffe
05-21-2007, 07:30 AM
2!
oh **** homie.
www.starcraft2.com
Discuss!


Though graphics aren't the primary attraction of a game like this it still looked a bit old judging by the screenshots. Didn't look all that different from SC/Brood War, only higher resolution and a bit more crispy. You'd think they could come up with some better improvements in 10 years (like 3D camera that you can rotate freely to view battles from different angles, zoom in/out etc...).

Remains to see if the gameplay is good enough to make up for it. Starcraft was the only RTS I've played for any length of time. :)

Is there any reason for two threads on the same subject? This one and the one in "The Outlander Club". :confused:
Mod note: Threads merged and moved to the Outlander Club forum. :cowdance

Mike Windu
05-21-2007, 08:01 AM
Nuts, you get more responses in Ahto...

Anyway.

They're sticking to the cartoony sort of look I guess to tone down the mass bloodshed. :D

mur'phon
05-21-2007, 08:27 AM
Looks good, I am a bit worried about the camera though. Supcoms zoom have ruined to many games for me already, so hopefully it will be included

Jeff
05-21-2007, 01:34 PM
omg ZERG RUSH (http://us.media.blizzard.com/starcraft2/images/screenshots/ss2-hires.jpg)

CSI
05-21-2007, 02:03 PM
Partly why I hate Zergs.

Pho3nix
05-21-2007, 03:20 PM
I hate em' Zergs.

:xp:

TERRAN FTW.

lukeiamyourdad
05-21-2007, 03:23 PM
Though graphics aren't the primary attraction of a game like this it still looked a bit old judging by the screenshots. Didn't look all that different from SC/Brood War, only higher resolution and a bit more crispy. You'd think they could come up with some better improvements in 10 years (like 3D camera that you can rotate freely to view battles from different angles, zoom in/out etc...).


Which they did...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_A3rUFWcxoI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=f8FbxZZGnIM&mode=related&search=
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9V0cL7ofmwA&mode=related&search=
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WSle8LP9xck&mode=related&search=

stoffe
05-21-2007, 03:56 PM
Which they did...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_A3rUFWcxoI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=f8FbxZZGnIM&mode=related&search=
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9V0cL7ofmwA&mode=related&search=
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WSle8LP9xck&mode=related&search=

Ah, very nice. The screenshots I saw didn't indicate that since they were all from the same camera angle. Good to know they've improved things further. :) The game does look a whole lot like Starcraft 1 with better graphics and some new units, though I suppose it might not be a good idea to change a winning concept too much.

Vaelastraz
05-22-2007, 10:05 AM
Yeah, it's actually wise of them n ot to introduce new races...Starcraft has cult status and the worst thing they can do it ruin it with an unbalanced sequel.

igyman
05-22-2007, 02:44 PM
Though I do worry about the 'removed' units... I need my Battlecruiser and Carrier 'fixes' damnit!
http://www.starcraft2.com/screenshot.xml?3
No need to worry, as you can see in the link above the good old Battlecruisers are still there and I've also seen the gameplay video and am pleased to say that they still have the Yamato Gun. :devburn:
Now, as for the Carriers, I don't know, but I hope they haven't been removed from the game. I've heard that the Protoss will have a Mothership unit, though.

Quanon
05-22-2007, 06:07 PM
I wonder how they will tackle the Heroes ; hopefully not just a copy from WC III . But if it is , I won't cry :p Just to damn happy that SC finannly gets it follow-up .

Hopefully some more glimps of the Xel'naga to .

Hallucination
05-22-2007, 07:50 PM
Now, as for the Carriers, I don't know, but I hope they haven't been removed from the game. I've heard that the Protoss will have a Mothership unit, though.
The Mothership is the massive ship in the third and fourth gameplay trailers posted by LIAMYD, and from what I saw it's an uber-unit, but definitely not a Carrier.

I wonder how they will tackle the Heroes; hopefully not just a copy from WC III.
I personally hope they don't have heroes. Campaign heroes would be fine, but heroes for multiplayer would make the game a WC3 clone, IMHO.

lukeiamyourdad
05-22-2007, 08:32 PM
The Mothership is the massive ship in the third and fourth gameplay trailers posted by LIAMYD, and from what I saw it's an uber-unit, but definitely not a Carrier.

In one of the previews I've read on Gamespy, they mention that the mothership is certainly not that strong. It actually would have been destroyed easily by 3 Battlecruisers. They only made it stronger then it will be for demonstration purposes.

milo
05-23-2007, 01:22 AM
Check out this guy's profile, he has a crapload of SC2 vids.

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=run2daylight

Lantzen
05-24-2007, 03:12 PM
There wont be any heroes just so you know, and that couldent make me happier

Quanon
05-24-2007, 05:49 PM
But the orginal SC had heroes , well just in the campeign :p

As for multiplay I don't care to much ; it's fun , but I'm not that much of internet game-dude :lol:

Can't wait to see Kerrigan Queen of Blades , slashing marines in two :D

igyman
05-25-2007, 02:24 PM
Of course there'll be heroes, the only two questions are:
-will there be hero units in skirmish/custom games?
-will the heroes be as in WC3 (classes that level up), or simply a super strong commander unit (like in Dawn of War)?

lukeiamyourdad
05-25-2007, 05:21 PM
I'm not certain about heroes being in custom/MP games. In Gamespy's previews, the developers clearly stated that the game was supposed to be focusing on multiplayer and competitive play. Adding heroes makes for another layer of balancing, which only makes things more difficult. Heroes should not be in custom games, except for those using "Use Map Settings".

xmovingpicturesx
05-26-2007, 07:21 AM
It looks gorgeous, but since my PC is chock full of nothing I can only dream of what is out there in that big beautiful space-demon swamp. If only it were a console port... if only.

Lantzen
06-07-2007, 07:31 AM
Well that was what i meant, there will just be those normal Campaign heroes, and no leveling on them like in WC3.

Brotherhood
06-16-2011, 10:17 AM
It's been 4 years,
and this thread needs and update, Stacraft 2 is up and about. (and is looking good)
It has exceeded all expectations and has more than 1 million fans(I personally play it myself:haw:)But if you buy the game now you may have to go through 15 updates on the game: IGN rates it 9.0 (they dont give many games that review)

Most awsome stratergy game ever MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
-Stunning graphics
-Intelligent AI
-Great gameplay
-:haw:
u betta believe it

Brotherhood
06-16-2011, 11:30 AM
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Ctrl Alt Del
06-16-2011, 11:44 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QwXpk7M0kJI/TadUkQloGRI/AAAAAAAAA8E/wqZMKoYUhxI/s1600/troll+dad.jpg

Brotherhood
06-16-2011, 11:47 AM
Um...........okay