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Title: Finally StarCraft 2?
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SNIPER - May 16, 2007 01:01 AM (GMT)
GameSpot, IGN, and Kotaku has posted news about the new "game" that will be revealed. It could possibly WC4, D3, or SC2, but StarCraft2.com now doesn't redirect to Blizzard.com and shows a timeline of Blizzard's game. And according to reputable sources, Blizzard owns StarCraft2.com. This has been hinted at before, and if the hints point to the right direction, we could possibly see SC2 by the end of this year. Whatever the case, Saturday be your day.
Search StarCraft here in Wikipedia
News here in GameSpot
News in IGN
News in Kotaku (you're going to have to search)

Dazuro - May 16, 2007 01:19 AM (GMT)
It still redirects. Blizzard.com is a timeline too.

Slothien483 - May 16, 2007 01:28 AM (GMT)
Starcraft2.com is about 5 years old. There are alot of other very old hints that supposedly point to sc2 (such as WoW easter eggs and battle.net kerrigan quote), plus it would be stupid not to, after sc ghost and other obvious reasons.

Either ways, I wouldn't put my bets on sc2, I think DIII has equal chances, since both games haven't haven't had a "renew" in years. Warcraft does too, because it's the money-making division right now, but they have done too much warcraft lately.
Haven't anyone thought that a completely new game could be made? it's a possibility too ;p....

Dazuro - May 16, 2007 02:07 AM (GMT)
Note that on the timeline it's a mirror effect, and StarCraft fits into the place of the ?. Also note that SC and the ? are the only ones glowing so brightly. Also note that Blizzard.com's home page is a giant picture of Kerrigan.

No questoin. The next game is SC-something. Exactly what, now THAT'S cause for debate. But no signs point to D3 at all.

Slothien483 - May 16, 2007 02:19 AM (GMT)
Actually, yesterday the picture was diablo, and two days ago it was wcI and II ^_^". They change the image according to the countdown, the one it currently is will be white I think. It fooled me because I saw this when it was in wc I and II and I thought itt had something to do with the new game.

Although I didn;t notice the mirror effect.
EDIT: haha more about the mirror effect is that 3 to the left of sc are 1 diablo and 2 warcrafts, and 3 to tthe left of the new game are 1 diablo and 2 warcrafts.

Now that you mention it, nothing points to DIII, so sc2 has alot more possibilities. But there were DIII rumours, no doubt about that.

Dazuro - May 16, 2007 03:15 AM (GMT)
Hm, yes, but SC is the only one that's so lit up.

SNIPER - May 18, 2007 02:20 AM (GMT)
LOL you both don't understand. You can CLICK on the names of the game. It changes the big picture (and a new quote from the game) and brightens the name up. And true, it actually does redirect (after going to blizzard.com, I found the same thing). They add more to the timeline as time goes on so that on Saturday, the "?" will be revealed.

Slothien483 - May 18, 2007 02:28 AM (GMT)
It's what I said. 2 days ago you coudln't click on previous games for splash screens.

Dazuro - May 18, 2007 02:56 PM (GMT)
Starcraft.com used to be a boat site. They've just moved to Starcraftmarine.com--presumably to let Blizzard take the original domain.

I think that about settles it.

Dazuro - May 19, 2007 06:09 AM (GMT)

SNIPER - May 19, 2007 01:52 PM (GMT)
Damnit Daz, I thought I would be the first at 8:50 A.M. Central but NO! You have to go at 12:00 A.M.! But yes, starcraft2.com IS UP.

Slothien483 - May 19, 2007 02:02 PM (GMT)
Looks amazing, TOTAL EYECANDY

After so many years... ;_;
I think it's beautiful, gorgeous, badass, and it looks like they're mantaining the original rts formula unlike wc3. Looking forward to a new race, dont care if its playable or campaign.

DAMN IT I WANT THIS SHIT

Syntax Man - May 19, 2007 06:11 PM (GMT)
wow the models actually look good on starcraft 0_0 i recently picked SC up and DoW kicks it's ass. . .but it is still fun

Timaster - May 19, 2007 06:17 PM (GMT)
This topic is about SC2, not how much DoW kicks SC1's ass...

Hairy Pomegranate - May 19, 2007 09:06 PM (GMT)
yay! it doesnt go back to the timeline anymore! holy shit that is some good stuff! i cant wait! just cant wait! just cant wait! just cant wait! <trails on for about 4 years>

yep....

great.

also, the blizzard homepage has a link to it... "Hell, its about time!"

I have to close my eyes its so holy!

oh... ohh.... oohh!!! me likes it =)

my life... finally has a purpose!

Slothien483 - May 19, 2007 09:37 PM (GMT)
Man syntax, SC is a classic, the best rts game ever made arguably, and definitively an influence to all other rts. I suggest you check your facts before talking of ass kicking.

Anyways, I don't think those are zerglings. Zerglings don't look like crickets ; p. And correct me if I'm wrong, but I saw an encased hybrid in the artwork cinematic.

Hairy Pomegranate - May 20, 2007 12:26 AM (GMT)
my dad ruined my high when he made me go see spiderman 3 right after my excursion into the starcraft 2 website...

The "Hell, it's about time" on the blizzard homepage is actually a quote from the marine in the cinematic video. anyone who hasn't downloaded this video yet should. it is the highest quality cinematic that blizzard has cranked out yet! although i dont understand why the marine is shackled in the beginning...

SNIPER - May 20, 2007 08:15 PM (GMT)
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Man syntax, SC is a classic, the best rts game ever made arguably, and definitively an influence to all other rts. I suggest you check your facts before talking of ass kicking.

Agreed. In fact, SC has a better Multiplayer experience than DoW. I mean seriously, B.Net pwnzerz GameSpy Arcade any day, any time. GameSpy ruined Halo, SW: BattleFront, and all these other games that they decided to provide servers for, because no one can ever get a good ping. But n3w4y2
StarCraft 2 is coming out in 2008. An official gameplay trailer isn't even out yet, it wouldn't help to become so anxious right now.

Slothien483 - May 20, 2007 10:32 PM (GMT)
They've been working on scII since wc3 finished, it's not as delayed as you think.

Syntax Man - May 21, 2007 10:35 PM (GMT)
1) you don't need GSA to play DoW online in fact i recommend you don't nobody makes servers on GSA you should just use the THQ online service or whatever you uses over GSA
2) no they have been working on SC2 since they finished WoW after canceling ghost... for which EB still hasn't refunded my friend's pre-order lol

Slothien483 - May 22, 2007 03:34 AM (GMT)
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Gamespot posted a big Q&A article after the panel with the game's developers. Lots of new information:




The game is being developed for 4-5 years (right after Blizzard finished working on WC3).
The gameplay on the video footages was set on "slow", hence the reason why some people thought it's "too slow".
There will be no 4th faction, only the 3 original ones.
Raynor, Kerrigan and Zeratul will appear in the game.

Czar Dragon - May 24, 2007 12:17 AM (GMT)
Daz those are zerglings. He even calls them zerglings in the gameplay video.

I can't fuckin wait for this game now. I have just tortured myself with watching this shit :(...

Hairy Pomegranate - May 25, 2007 06:07 PM (GMT)
those dont look anything like zerglings! they have been butchered! =/

Czar Dragon - May 25, 2007 06:51 PM (GMT)
Actually that's quite the opposite of butchered... Besides, I think they look cooler.

Dazuro - May 26, 2007 06:07 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Slothien483 @ May 19 2007, 02:37 PM)
Man syntax, SC is a classic, the best rts game ever made arguably, and definitively an influence to all other rts. I suggest you check your facts before talking of ass kicking.

Anyways, I don't think those are zerglings. Zerglings don't look like crickets ; p. And correct me if I'm wrong, but I saw an encased hybrid in the artwork cinematic.

Um, what? Zerglings looked incredibly cricket-like in the original SC cutscenes. Theř're just going back to the original idea, it seems.

Slothien483 - May 26, 2007 07:07 PM (GMT)
I meant cricket for the wings, not generally, but I think it was confirmed (someone said it in some forums, I think blizzforum) that those are indeed zerglings.

Hairy Pomegranate - May 26, 2007 08:43 PM (GMT)
listen to the gameplay footage trailer and it'll be confirmed.

Czar Dragon - May 28, 2007 02:11 AM (GMT)
I already told you I saw the gameplay video, which pwns by the way...

I can't wait to see some more updates on the starcraft2 site.

Gold Leader - May 28, 2007 11:36 PM (GMT)
Guess what: I still exist. And knowing Dazzy and his SC I thought I should drop by.


Ok, go ahead and stone me but..

I don't like what I see.

- The Marine suitup was insanely complicated and looked permanent. In all of the novelations (and what I'd honestly expect of it) the suit opened up at the back, which would be great for hopping inside and getting out, not being bolted down to some giant monstrosity.

- They changed the look of the Gauss Rifle. This makes me sad. The big ass 6 foot barrel was awesome.

- Overall they gave the Terrans that over-exaggerated "futuristic" and "cartoony" look which makes their equipment look like it was made out of plastic. They used to be flying/driving rough pieces of rusty crap with giant guns strapped to 'em. What happened?

- Zerglings with wings... What, so can everything fly now?

- Still unconfirmed, but I heard that the Protoss/Zerg race perpetuated by Duran doesn't exist anymore?! Come on, wasn't that supposed to be the whole freaking premise of the next game?

- And the biggest problem: The game is practically the same. I mean the same. In the videos I saw virtually no changes in unit use except for the fact that you aren't limited to selecting 12 at a time.

Slothien483 - May 29, 2007 08:58 PM (GMT)
My opinion on your post:

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The game needs polishing, that's for sure, but that doesn't mean it's because right now it's bad, because there's not enough material to prove that, I just gotta say I'm sick of people who are "disappointed" with what they're seeing, because there's only been a few screenshots, 2 videos and about 6 units announced, and those of you that say this are already talking shit and prejudging the complete fucking game.


Also the zerg/protoss thing you mentioned are appearing in sc2, as in the artwork trailer there is a concept art of hybrids, I thought you should know.

Hairy Pomegranate - May 29, 2007 09:04 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Gold Leader @ May 28 2007, 11:36 PM)
- Overall they gave the Terrans that over-exaggerated "futuristic" and "cartoony" look which makes their equipment look like it was made out of plastic. They used to be flying/driving rough pieces of rusty crap with giant guns strapped to 'em. What happened?

uhh what?

when was starcraft ever like that? i never once saw a piece of rusty equipment, and all of the weaponry and armor is the same depending on what unit it is... if they were just made out of used metal, wouldn't they look a little bit haphazard and not so perfect? i know the sprites were limiting, but i never once saw a bit of used metal or rust...

Gold Leader - May 29, 2007 11:22 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Slothien483 @ May 29 2007, 04:58 PM)
My opinion on your post:

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The game needs polishing, that's for sure, but that doesn't mean it's because right now it's bad, because there's not enough material to prove that, I just gotta say I'm sick of people who are "disappointed" with what they're seeing, because there's only been a few screenshots, 2 videos and about 6 units announced, and those of you that say this are already talking shit and prejudging the complete fucking game.

I can't help but point out how people on this forum seem to lash out in this manner a lot quicker than just about everywhere else I've gone to.

Not that I wasn't expecting this.


About the look of the Terrans: Used metal, rusty, whatever. It's that dirty, grungy look and feel to the whole thing. The look they gave them is absolutely nothing like this. It's as if those hicks out in the Koprulu Galaxy suddenly underwent a "cleanliness revolution" in two seconds flat.

Now you could go into all kinds of crap about how "maybe this is space and the dirt and grime isn't there" but I have a feeling the unit models/textures will stay the same no matter where they are. Maybe I'm wrong, but it's just bugging me at this point.

Slothien483 - May 30, 2007 02:14 AM (GMT)
This forum? it's a post in other forum I'm member of, and as harsh or personal as you may take it, it's my opinion on people who prejudge the game in general, period.

And about the marine stuff, samwise said that the units will have to be vivid and saturated because this way it will be easier to recognize in-game.

Hairy Pomegranate - May 30, 2007 05:03 PM (GMT)
hah... if you think the people here are bad, visit the battle.net forums...

Czar Dragon - May 31, 2007 02:19 AM (GMT)
Okay I just don't get the whole "Oh I'm gonna go here and tell everyone I don't like this game and see how they reply to my post". It's damn pointless. Do you actually think people want to here that you don't like the game that they like? I'm pretty sure they don't considering the flames that i've seen on other forums about this kinda crap. It's dumb, if you don't like the game, there's no point in saying bad shit about it, it's just not gonna change peoples opinions on it. At least only very few.

Gold Leader - May 31, 2007 02:22 AM (GMT)
And yet people can vote their opinion on their distaste of my opinion? Dunt maek sence

Whatever. All I'm saying is that I don't like the change they've done with the style, really only in regard to the Terrans (who were sorta raped in Ghost, too). The gameplay looks entirely too similar, though, you can't deny that.

Czar Dragon - May 31, 2007 02:27 AM (GMT)
Would you rather it more like WarCraft3? Because I liked macro over micro.

Slothien483 - May 31, 2007 11:12 AM (GMT)
Maybe Gold Leader, if your negativism of your post against the game wasn't so pointless it would be more respected.

Dazuro - June 4, 2007 10:17 AM (GMT)
He has a p˛int about the cartooniness though. SC was dark,. seiousy, and gritty. Ghost was bright and colorful. This is somewhere in between, but still.

Also, I hereby proclaim that I despise Spanish keyboards˝.

But I personally am happy they aren't changing much gameplay wise. SC has some of the best balance and gameplay of any RTS like it. Changing too much would just screw things up. Besides, the new units have a lot more abilities and such, it seems. Every unit so far has a special technique or movement style of some sort... and who knows about how it actually plays? There could be all sorts of subtle nuances and differences in construction or resource gathering or unit orders that we haven't seen. The unit control panel thing is way bigger than before, so there are probably more commands and stuff.

We don't know enough about the game to judge anything except the new units we've seen. And that's that.


..
Unless there was some huge revelation while I was away that no one posted about. In which case WTF IS RONG WIT U PPL!!!

<_<

Dazuro - August 3, 2007 08:26 PM (GMT)
SC2 site updated. Finally, some Terran units!

Also with some FUCKING AWESOME art of Raynor and a dead Zergling.

Edit:

Found some Dark Templar art not on SC2.com.

http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/81...03003105350.jpg




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