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Post by Bellabong on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:56 pm



I've been waiting for a Starcraft cinematic like this for 15 years.

I just hope the story isn't as meh as Wings of Liberty or even disappointing like Diablo III.

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Post by CBarca on Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:51 am

Sick cinematic.

If there is one thing Blizzard has always been the best at- it's cinematics. Holy sh*t that was good.

But gameplay >> and we'll see if the single player storyline can live up to BW, and if the multiplayer changes can usher in some much needed change.

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Re: Heart of the Swarm

Post by the xcx on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:48 pm

Completed the game a while ago. Gotta love the overall structure of the zerg, but as a pro its really hard to win playing as a zerg, only Stephano and Nestea have figured them out so far.

Had a few concers with Hots tho, its easier than the original and the story sucked lol.
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Post by Bellabong on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:21 pm

Story was passable, not the disaster that D3 ended up being but nowhere near the drama of SC/BW Animations, sounds, models and above all the cinematics were outstanding. The campaign however was ridiculously easy, and I feel that most of the blame lies on the fact that Blizzard wanted to reduce the amount of missions which could be boiled down to turtling + build-up forces and crush everything which is extremely hard to avoid in RTS games but Blizzard did their darndest to avoid that at the cost of difficulty. It doesn't help that you get some pretty broken unit upgrades along the way.

Overall the campaign felt more like it was trying to make you feel awesome as a player than challenging your mettle.
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Post by LeSwagg James on Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:14 pm

Who plays SC for the single player though?

I played SC 1 and BW religiously, yet never completed the campaign for either Very Happy

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Post by the xcx on Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:41 pm

I saw the Hots ending year before the game was released on youtube, maybe thats what spoiled but it was predictable anyway. Concerning the new units then only Locust stands out for me, others are meh. What made this game easier than the original was that it lacked a type of rush missions like the Wotl previously had. Panicked quite alot playing in hard/brutal difficulty.
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Post by CBarca on Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:20 pm

Yeah more importantly how do you guys like the multiplayer? I'm looking forward to getting this as soon as the end of the school year comes around.

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Post by LeSwagg James on Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:56 pm

I only played Wings of Liberty online for a bit at a friends house, it was great.. Strategy games like these take a lot of time, time that I don't really have now in my life that's why I haven't purchased SC2

I wish I was young again Sad

Btw, why release three separate games? Is the only difference the campaign? The first focused on Terran right, would it not give an advantage to Terran players since they can get used to that race through the campaign?

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Post by the xcx on Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:02 pm

Ummm no...Despite the original contained only Terran campaign you were still eligiable to play as a zerg or toss. The factions are balanced despite people saying toss is the weakest out of the 3 until the late game. Basicly what Blizzard is doing is releasing campaign missions for each factions, the game still relatively same.
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Post by Die Borussen on Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:12 pm

cinematics Laughing

ok ok, they might be good for people that have already played the specific game, but for a new user i find it useless as it doesnt represent the real gameplay graphic wise as well as action wise.

although this game is a tactical strategy one but still, overall i find cinematics useless.

good game though :coffee:

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Re: Heart of the Swarm

Post by the xcx on Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:13 pm



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Post by CBarca on Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:20 pm

Swagg wrote:I only played Wings of Liberty online for a bit at a friends house, it was great.. Strategy games like these take a lot of time, time that I don't really have now in my life that's why I haven't purchased SC2

I wish I was young again Sad

Btw, why release three separate games? Is the only difference the campaign? The first focused on Terran right, would it not give an advantage to Terran players since they can get used to that race through the campaign?

I'm guessing for money. I mean why does Blizzard continue to release sh*tty WoW expansions? Dat monneeyy.

The difference isn't only the campaign. Lots of multiplayer changes including new units and tweaks to balance. The campaign is different though too, with a whole new chapter focusing on the zerg this time.

Anyway, as for the third question, maybe a bit at first (and I do mean very slightly) but that's only at the lowest, lowest levels (bronze, silver maybe). After that the difference is negligible and at the highest level that's obviously not a factor at all.
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Post by LeSwagg James on Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:49 pm

@The xcx wrote:Ummm no...Despite the original contained only Terran campaign you were still eligiable to play as a zerg or toss. The factions are balanced despite people saying toss is the weakest out of the 3 until the late game. Basicly what Blizzard is doing is releasing campaign missions for each factions, the game still relatively same.

Well the campaign introduced new units and gets you familiar with the race right.. Users of the other races would have to learn on the go online

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Post by LeSwagg James on Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:49 pm

Oh k thx CBarca

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Re: Heart of the Swarm

Post by spanky on Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:13 pm

WCS europe finals live right now, amazing games

WCS america streaming later today also gonna be interesting

http://wcs.battle.net/sc2/en

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Post by CBarca on Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:33 pm

You're watching too Spanky? Very Happy

http://www.twitch.tv/wcs_europe

Game 7 of the grand finals coming up in a minute or two here. Should be fantastic.

That game six was :bow:

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Post by spanky on Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:45 pm

ye game 6 was awesome, but biggest comeback for me has to be grubby duckdeok game 4.

i also watched america quarter finals yesterday and that girl surprised me so much with her macro skills.

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Post by CBarca on Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:50 pm

I haven't payed enough attention, I've hardly been watching. Doing other stuff...I assume you're talking about Scarlett?

That game 7 was disappointing. MC went SuicideToss there :facepalm:

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Post by spanky on Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:56 pm

@CBarca wrote:I haven't payed enough attention, I've hardly been watching. Doing other stuff...I assume you're talking about Scarlett?

That game 7 was disappointing. MC went SuicideToss there :facepalm:
ye scarletts her name.

yea game 7 was disappointing since duckdeok easily knew wats going on because of the proxy map

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Post by CBarca on Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:26 am

Scarlett Shocked

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Post by REWB on Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:03 am

polt wins wcs america, beating jeadong cheers cheers 

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Post by CBarca on Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:32 am

Polt is a monster.

I had no idea Scarlett was this good. When I stopped watching the SC2 scene closely she was still a girl and not a transgender and she was just getting a name for herself.

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Post by REWB on Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:09 pm

2013 WCS SEASON 2 Proud amazing sc2 action

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Post by spanky on Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:33 pm

@REWB wrote:2013 WCS SEASON 2 :proud:amazing sc2 action
+1

amazing tournament, underdogs taking out the big names like it should be for an enjoyable competition.

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Post by CBarca on Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:19 am

I've heard it's been amazing. I've caught very little because it starts at 5 AM here and I'm not willing to get up at those times Laughing

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