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Postby or 1=1 » Mon Sep 24, 12 10:07 pm

I heard Sc2 is going to be free to play soon. :\
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Postby James » Mon Sep 24, 12 11:11 pm

Not surprising, blame LoL for all this crap for every game.
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Postby or 1=1 » Mon Sep 24, 12 11:48 pm

Why LOL? Free to play games exist from a decade.
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Postby James » Tue Sep 25, 12 1:04 am

Because it is the most popular videogame in history.
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Postby or 1=1 » Tue Sep 25, 12 7:49 am

James wrote:Because it is the most popular videogame in history.


Never played LoL and I know only 2-3 person who played it :\ I'd rather point the finger against End of Nations, made by Trion Worlds whic has always accused Blizzard for being a bad company.

Also most of free to play games bring more income than normal games.
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Postby James » Tue Sep 25, 12 7:53 am

Weird argument. LoL is a huge game that generates a shit ton of money. This is also why games such as Tribes Ascend and Dota 2 follow this model.

p.s. End of Nations is looking up to be bad.
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Postby Aidan » Tue Sep 25, 12 6:09 pm

I hope it doesn't go f2p. I spent $120 on both regions. I'll be pissed. Which corporation actually cares about that though lol.

I play Protoss clix. I'm thinking of switching to Terran though.

On a side note. Been watching a LOT of FTW Trollcasts lately. Hillarious shit.
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Postby Professor Layton » Tue Sep 25, 12 8:31 pm

Blizzard looked into it, but I don't think they'll go that far. Remember that HotS is gonna come out at one point and with blizzard's pricing of expansions it's gonna net them a lot of money.. It's gonna be hard to beat that with a f2p microtransaction model.

(Don't forget Blizzard earns a lot of money off all big tournaments)
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Postby James » Tue Sep 25, 12 9:00 pm

The proposed model is free 2 play multiplayer with customisation and campaign locked for retail price.
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Postby or 1=1 » Tue Sep 25, 12 10:43 pm

They will probably add some pay to win content.

p.s. End of nations is bad. I tried it in beta and it's not a normal "destroy your opponents base" as I expected. You've to get keypoints for get more reinforcements etc. Quite lame, I expected something better from ex-westwood programmers.
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Postby James » Tue Sep 25, 12 10:52 pm

It'll be the end of SC2 if it added pay to win content, besides it is completely insane to add that to such a game.
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Postby or 1=1 » Tue Sep 25, 12 11:28 pm

Well, if they decided to make SC2 free, or the want get money from a game shop, or they want to advertise the game before announcing a DLC or the 3 chapter of the game.
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Postby James » Tue Sep 25, 12 11:31 pm

Cosmetics similar to Dota 2's store and/or their original plan of making SC2 arcade free for Blizzard All-Stars.
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Postby Professor Layton » Wed Sep 26, 12 3:30 pm

Pay to remove protoss!
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Postby James » Wed Sep 26, 12 4:01 pm

im in, come on Blizzard make this an option
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Postby clyzm » Wed Sep 26, 12 5:12 pm

What's wrong with Protoss?
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Postby James » Wed Sep 26, 12 6:11 pm

(StarCraft 2) Running joke, but I'm not fond of them for being powerful for minimal effort from the bottom to top level play. They're often criticised for spells such as forcefield and the exact same standard unit composition in every match-up in Wings of Liberty which dominates anything while not using much micro. The clumpy unit pathing of SC2 doesn't help.
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Postby James » Wed Sep 26, 12 9:05 pm

Two posts that sorta describe a history with the game and how I'm unhappy with SC2, no I am not the writer of these posts but he goes through them as if I would:

http://www.teamliquid.net/blogs/viewblo ... _id=371545

http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/6713481997
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Postby Professor Layton » Thu Sep 27, 12 12:48 am

Except he HAS completed his mapping training!
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Postby James » Sat Apr 13, 13 5:23 pm

Man I would still love this game if it actually fucking changed.
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Postby Aidan » Sun Apr 14, 13 3:18 am

I'm getting into DOTA2
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Postby Aidan » Sun Jun 16, 13 6:52 am

Just heard this news today. IdrA was kicked from <s>{P}</s> EG.

http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=32355
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Postby James » Wed Jun 19, 13 11:32 am

Yes that was big news.

Massive expose here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUf2tRAwMcY
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Postby Aidan » Thu Jun 20, 13 3:48 am

James wrote:Yes that was big news.

Massive expose here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUf2tRAwMcY


Thanks for the link; watched the entire thing. I think he'd be better off in a more lax team.
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Postby Aidan » Thu Nov 28, 13 7:37 am

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Postby James » Fri Nov 29, 13 3:24 am

The true Dong does it again.
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Postby James » Fri Apr 04, 14 12:28 pm

Hey guys.

I'm not playing this game actively because I still think the direction Blizzard taken it has sucked. But I want to start getting into a free to play mod (as in you don't need to own a retail version of either StarCraft 2 game to play it) on the arcade store called StarBow.

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/sc2-maps/304955-starbow

Starbow is a fan-made expansion to Brood War, built in the SC2 engine.

The game intends to recreate many of the good gameplay aspects of BW, while using units and spells from both SC2 and BW.


If you're interested please contact me on here or Steam. :) I'm bad with RTS mechanics right now so please don't worry about skill disparity.
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Postby Aidan » Sun Apr 06, 14 5:49 am

I really don't like the direction Blizz is taking with anything these days. I'm really glad someone decided to make this mod though, sounds good. Great find.

I'm trying to cut back big time on games these days (especially RTS because it's so time demanding), so I probably won't play it, but I might give it a try.
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Postby James » Sun Apr 06, 14 9:28 pm

Clix is going to inevitably force me to play it anyway I'm just looking for more people to mess around with. :)
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