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Blizzard pushing SC2 hard on MMORPG

expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon

Seems blizzard are pushing SC2 on this site, likey due to the WoW players. I'll be getting SC2:HotS as I like SC games but wondering if anyone not yet into SC2 has had their interest piqued due to adveristing on here.

BTW SC2 is on sale at the moment 50% off on the b.net store so get it now while it's cheap, you do need original SC2 to play HoTs.

Let me also take the opportunity to clear up some SC2 related misconceptions;

  1. You dont need to be online to play campaign
  2. Original SC2 (WoL) is a ~30 mission terrain focused campaign with Hot's (~25 missions) focusing on Zerg and LotV focusing on Protoss.
  3. All races are playable in Multiplayer
  4. There is no subscription (yes some thing there is)
 
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  • cheyanecheyane Rome Posts: 3,002Member Uncommon
    I'm replaying Liberty in preparation for Swarm . I lost all my achievements from 2010 play no idea how and I am really looking forward to how the story goes. I only play the campaign and I bought Swarm about a week back and definitely need no ad to buy it been looking forward to it since I finished playing Wings of Liberty in 2010. Starcraft 2 was my first RTS and since then I have played both Dawn of War and Red Alert. So it has opened up my game genre. I am not competitive enough to play multiplayer since I am an old lady with very poor micro and macro skills.

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  • DeniZgDeniZg ZagrebPosts: 669Member Uncommon
    if I have only WoL, I wonder will it be possible to play multiplayer after HotS goes live or do I have to buy HotS as well?
  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,211Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DeniZg
    if I have only WoL, I wonder will it be possible to play multiplayer after HotS goes live or do I have to buy HotS as well?

     Yes. There will be separate ladders for WoL and HotS. You will not have access to HotS content..

    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Got to say HoTS beta has only been down a few days but I needz my HoTS fix damn it, fells worthless firing up WoL at this stage.
  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,211Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by expresso
    Got to say HoTS beta has only been down a few days but I needz my HoTS fix damn it, fells worthless firing up WoL at this stage.

     Heh, I got the beta with prepurchase but refused to even try it. Won't be long now.

    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  • KuinnKuinn MestaPosts: 2,093Member
    I loved the Terran campaign in SC2, but I'll propably skip HotS since it's Zerg focused and I just dont like the Zerg at all, I love them as enemy but not so much at all as my own playable faction. There's a slight chance I will still get it if there's enough of the RPG features that HotS is supposed to have in abundance.
  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by Kuinn
    I loved the Terran campaign in SC2, but I'll propably skip HotS since it's Zerg focused and I just dont like the Zerg at all, I love them as enemy but not so much at all as my own playable faction. There's a slight chance I will still get it if there's enough of the RPG features that HotS is supposed to have in abundance.

    I think it, HotS campaign, plays like the DoW2 Imperial Guard campaign, 1 person you really care about (Adrastia/Kerrigan) and a bunch of meatshields in front of her (zerg/guardsmen).

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  • WarmakerWarmaker San Diego, CAPosts: 2,231Member

    Haven't been interested in SC2 even since it was first announced.  Nothing from SC2 has picqued my interest enough like the heyday of the first SC game.  The ads haven't changed anything.

    Good 'ol reliable "Company of Heroes" still fits the bill perfectly for my RTS needs.  I've got the "Blitzkrieg Mod" with it along side a German speech pack.  I prefer to hear my German soldiers in-game to actually speak... German, and not Hollywood German!

    I've been following a bit on Company of Heroes 2 news, but I'm worried about the dev intent on making that game Microtransaction-Ville.

    "I have only two out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (First Lieutenant Clifton B. Cates, US Marine Corps, Soissons, 19 July 1918)

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by Warmaker

    Haven't been interested in SC2 even since it was first announced.  Nothing from SC2 has picqued my interest enough like the heyday of the first SC game.  The ads haven't changed anything.

    Good 'ol reliable "Company of Heroes" still fits the bill perfectly for my RTS needs.  I've got the "Blitzkrieg Mod" with it along side a German speech pack.  I prefer to hear my German soldiers in-game to actually speak... German, and not Hollywood German!

    I've been following a bit on Company of Heroes 2 news, but I'm worried about the dev intent on making that game Microtransaction-Ville.

    Sega traditionally respects their RTS games so microtransactions will likely be faction packs possibly full blown expansions.

     

    Mmmm I kinda dislike Company of Heroes since playing Europe in Ruins, the control is clunky, the AI kinda stupid and the fact that there are hard counters in the game kinda irks me (that and a 57 mm gun being able to penetrate tiger 1 armour while tiger 1s can't engage enemies at 1-2 km :D ).

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  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Warmaker

    Haven't been interested in SC2 even since it was first announced.  Nothing from SC2 has picqued my interest enough like the heyday of the first SC game.  The ads haven't changed anything.

    Good 'ol reliable "Company of Heroes" still fits the bill perfectly for my RTS needs.  I've got the "Blitzkrieg Mod" with it along side a German speech pack.  I prefer to hear my German soldiers in-game to actually speak... German, and not Hollywood German!

    I've been following a bit on Company of Heroes 2 news, but I'm worried about the dev intent on making that game Microtransaction-Ville.

    You should pick up SC2 now that its on 50% sale, got good reviews and its a really fun campaign even if the micro/macro heavy MP is not to your taste.

    I enjoyed CoH back in the day thought the last expansion was very poor IMHO, looking forward to CoH2 I just hope the whole sega thing has not effected it too much.

  • RazperilRazperil Lewiston, MEPosts: 289Member
    Originally posted by expresso

    Seems blizzard are pushing SC2 on this site, likey due to the WoW players. I'll be getting SC2:HotS as I like SC games but wondering if anyone not yet into SC2 has had their interest piqued due to adveristing on here.

    BTW SC2 is on sale at the moment 50% off on the b.net store so get it now while it's cheap, you do need original SC2 to play HoTs.

    Let me also take the opportunity to clear up some SC2 related misconceptions;

    1. You dont need to be online to play campaign
    2. Original SC2 (WoL) is a ~30 mission terrain focused campaign with Hot's (~25 missions) focusing on Zerg and LotV focusing on Protoss.
    3. All races are playable in Multiplayer
    4. There is no subscription (yes some thing there is)
     

    To answer your question, "No". I am not interest nor will ever be interested in Star Craft 2. They can advertise all they want, people already know what they need to about them. (Blizzard)

    On a good note, yes, it's great you can play offline. I'm sure that is very attractive for some people. I know for one had I been interested or a fan, that will be an important factor in even considering a purchase, considering the blunder they did with D3.

  • volttvoltt richmondhill, ONPosts: 269Member
    where is this 50% off sale im on bnet and its the same price as it is at ebgames so wheres this 50% discount?
  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by voltt
    where is this 50% off sale im on bnet and its the same price as it is at ebgames so wheres this 50% discount?

    http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100001122 @ $20 This is original SC2 not the next expansion due next week.

     

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by voltt
    where is this 50% off sale im on bnet and its the same price as it is at ebgames so wheres this 50% discount?

    its half price on the usa blizzard store -- $20.00

    http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100001122

     

    personally i'll wait for the SC2 Battlechest

     

    bah - beaten by 30 seconds  ;)

  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon

    I like SC 2 and I will definitely buy the expansion. Even though I enjoyed the campaign, I am buying it for multiplayer.

    I also noticed high amount of SC 2 related advertisement in recent days / weeks. I think it can be expected from Blizz as the release date approaches.

     

    Oh and I am Protoss btw...

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • Cameron27Cameron27 Fort Collins, COPosts: 142Member
    Originally posted by expresso
    Originally posted by Warmaker

    Haven't been interested in SC2 even since it was first announced.  Nothing from SC2 has picqued my interest enough like the heyday of the first SC game.  The ads haven't changed anything.

    Good 'ol reliable "Company of Heroes" still fits the bill perfectly for my RTS needs.  I've got the "Blitzkrieg Mod" with it along side a German speech pack.  I prefer to hear my German soldiers in-game to actually speak... German, and not Hollywood German!

    I've been following a bit on Company of Heroes 2 news, but I'm worried about the dev intent on making that game Microtransaction-Ville.

    You should pick up SC2 now that its on 50% sale, got good reviews and its a really fun campaign even if the micro/macro heavy MP is not to your taste.

    I enjoyed CoH back in the day thought the last expansion was very poor IMHO, looking forward to CoH2 I just hope the whole sega thing has not effected it too much.

    Oh wow, an 8 year old who cheated through the BW campaign could write a more logical sequal than WoL. If there's one part of sc2 that failed miserably it's the campaign. If that leaked ending cinematic for HotS is true then people should play the new campaign with a trash can nearby so they have somewhere to vomit.

    "I will not play it nor any other MMO until they make it possible to obtain the best gear without forcing people to group up to do so." SwampRob

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by coretex666

     

    Oh and I am Protoss btw...

    Well have some widow mines... IN THE FACE!

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by expresso
    Originally posted by coretex666

     

    Oh and I am Protoss btw...

    Well have some widow mines... IN THE FACE!

    BANELINGS BANELINGS OOOOH YEAH !

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  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    I really don't want to miss out on the story/cutscenes of SC2 expansion, first game campaign was awesome.

    I don't have the RTS skills to be any good at the multiplayer, and I've never liked the zerg, so this probably won't be a day 1 purchase for me.

    Once I get burned out on Sim5 I'll pick up HotS.

    Most fun I had in SC2 multiplayer were community mod games.

    Guess tonight I'll be reinstalling SC2 and patching just in case...

  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dihoru
    Originally posted by expresso
    Originally posted by coretex666

     

    Oh and I am Protoss btw...

    Well have some widow mines... IN THE FACE!

    BANELINGS BANELINGS OOOOH YEAH !

    You have pylon hidden under your bed.

    Warping units in 3...2...1..

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by coretex666
    Originally posted by Dihoru
    Originally posted by expresso
    Originally posted by coretex666

     

    Oh and I am Protoss btw...

    Well have some widow mines... IN THE FACE!

    BANELINGS BANELINGS OOOOH YEAH !

    You have pylon hidden under your bed.

    Warping units in 3...2...1..

    -gets investors into position- u mad bro? :3 (and yes that's not a mispell, I think investors are worse than infestors)

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  • nbtscannbtscan Phoenix, AZPosts: 778Member Uncommon

    I used to play the original Starcraft online all of the time, but since SC2 came out all I've cared about is the campaign.  I really only look forward to playing through the next two expansions simply to experience their stories.  I thought the original SC2 was great.

    On a side note, I've always thought Blizzard's next MMO should take place in the Starcraft universe.  With the way SC2 is being molded, they could make it a three-way faction game with the end game content centering around those protoss-zerg hybrid things.  I'm not sure where they'd take the game from there though.

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dihoru
    Originally posted by coretex666
    Originally posted by Dihoru
    Originally posted by expresso
    Originally posted by coretex666

     

    Oh and I am Protoss btw...

    Well have some widow mines... IN THE FACE!

    BANELINGS BANELINGS OOOOH YEAH !

    You have pylon hidden under your bed.

    Warping units in 3...2...1..

    -gets investors into position- u mad bro? :3 (and yes that's not a mispell, I think investors are worse than infestors)

    Lifts of buildings to the corners of the map and alt+tabs

  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by expresso
    Originally posted by Dihoru
    Originally posted by coretex666
    Originally posted by Dihoru
    Originally posted by expresso
    Originally posted by coretex666

     

    Oh and I am Protoss btw...

    Well have some widow mines... IN THE FACE!

    BANELINGS BANELINGS OOOOH YEAH !

    You have pylon hidden under your bed.

    Warping units in 3...2...1..

    -gets investors into position- u mad bro? :3 (and yes that's not a mispell, I think investors are worse than infestors)

    Lifts of buildings to the corners of the map and alt+tabs

    Hehe :)

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Ha! Day9 oh how we love you so much http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7KuLXt17es 
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