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Blizzard Releases First StarCraft 2 Custom Map

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September 12, 2010 8:39:10 PM

Wow that map looks pretty intense.
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September 12, 2010 8:42:56 PM

it is pree intense ;D
i tried it a day ago
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September 12, 2010 8:52:59 PM

That looks pretty awesome.
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September 12, 2010 8:59:09 PM

Free maps? Are you insane blizzard? Wheres the proffit in that? I mean seriously. People will pay $15 on top of full retail for a few maps. The mw series proved that already.

Blizzard sometimes I wonder if you guys aren't junking out on hat magazines like valve
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September 12, 2010 9:08:36 PM

I think the Blizzard model is to wait for the expansion pack to make its extra money. I mean, really, how much would people pay for this map? It seems smart to keep your base happy with a bit of new content every once in a while. Besides, WOW is their insane revenue stream.
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September 12, 2010 9:10:32 PM

BulkZerkerFree maps? Are you insane blizzard? Wheres the proffit in that? I mean seriously. People will pay $15 on top of full retail for a few maps. The mw series proved that already. Blizzard sometimes I wonder if you guys aren't junking out on hat magazines like valve
The amount of work to make this map, vs the amount of work (code, art, models) to produce the map packs for MW are night and day. Heck, everything they had to build this map was already present in the Campaign and the Editor. One man could make it in a relatively short period of time.

With that said, I certainly appreciate the custom map. I am hoping the community will step forward and produce some killer maps like we saw in SC1 - and not just a million flavors of tower defense. I've only seen a few good ones. I really would like a proper remake of the Art of Defense maps. Someone put together a new "Art of Defense" map but its completely different and mostly junk. The beauty of the old AoD was its simplicity, I think we went too far on adding extra paths, lots of empty space, expansion points, etc in the new one.
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September 12, 2010 9:46:03 PM

It adds a nice challenge as the players must break off their attacks to avoid the lava sflow from killing their army. It prevents rushing and allows players to spend time building up. And the way to win would be to have a sizable fast army that can attack quick, run away and attack again. Thanks so much Blizzard!
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September 12, 2010 9:54:55 PM

that map looks great, wish I could try it.
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September 12, 2010 10:00:26 PM

A news very fitting of Tom's Hardware, which has become my first Starcraft 2 resource on the net.
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September 12, 2010 10:44:46 PM

This map is pretty fun. I think Terran has the advantage here because they can use MULEs and I think they can place their CC closer to the minerals and just lift off, but its still fun.
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September 12, 2010 11:41:57 PM

Thanks for not charging for it Blizzard.

really, thank you, my shred of hope for the games industry remains.
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September 12, 2010 11:45:58 PM

on the single player you cant build banshees or vikings i wonder if you can do that here.
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September 13, 2010 12:20:12 AM

I bought SC2 to play Lost Viking. DAMN that game owns.

Cheers! XD!
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September 13, 2010 12:47:14 AM

how about a ladder map with timed lava as well
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September 13, 2010 1:09:02 AM

zoemayne said:
on the single player you cant build banshees or vikings i wonder if you can do that here.

You can make them in single player what are you talking about??
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September 13, 2010 3:00:16 AM

They didn't charge for the map?
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September 13, 2010 3:05:12 AM

seems like terran have the advantage here. flying buildings and all.
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September 13, 2010 3:28:06 AM

this map blows dick, like the dick everyone blows (aka blizzards + valves)
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September 13, 2010 6:00:23 AM

I never understood why Star Craft became so popular.. I love RTS games, my favorite being Age Of Mythology and Emperor Battle for Dune. I do play Blizzard Games and they are good, Star Craft just never really got into it.
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September 13, 2010 6:46:54 AM

wow
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September 13, 2010 7:20:14 AM

cletus_slackjawdI never understood why Star Craft became so popular.. I love RTS games, my favorite being Age Of Mythology and Emperor Battle for Dune. I do play Blizzard Games and they are good, Star Craft just never really got into it.


It's the bloody Koreans..
The play it, like it's an Olympic game! ;) 
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September 13, 2010 11:30:31 AM

Always nice to see maps with an alternate pathway to victory. makes the game more interesting
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September 13, 2010 11:56:47 AM

Nice to know they release these maps for free, but I think the balance is pretty far off because of Terran MULEs and lift-building abilities.
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September 13, 2010 1:05:29 PM

its a reaper map. Not balanced for any of the non teran races. Yet another way to make terrans more imba. I dont believe that blizzard actually publicly released this map under their name.

Its as bad as the new battl.net 2.0. Original battlnet is light years ahead of this POS.
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September 13, 2010 1:19:56 PM

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Free maps? Are you insane blizzard? Wheres the proffit in that? I mean seriously. People will pay $15 on top of full retail for a few maps. The mw series proved that already. Blizzard sometimes I wonder if you guys aren't junking out on hat magazines like valve


Pretty sure he is being sarcastic..... Totally lost on Alex
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Anonymous
September 13, 2010 2:10:11 PM

Who cares ? Please give us LAN play. You will get additional revenue stream from people like me and my friends who only care about LAN parties.
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September 13, 2010 2:13:32 PM

eodeo said:
its a reaper map. Not balanced for any of the non teran races. Yet another way to make terrans more imba.


I have not tried it yet but zerg may be able to use nydus worms to avoid the lava and protoss may be able to do it with warpgates ...
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September 13, 2010 2:56:48 PM

Anyone knows how many Starcraft II-s are sold as of now?
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September 13, 2010 3:49:18 PM

It's almost certainly going to favor Terran's, but so what. Everyone playing can all play Terran's, so it would still be a neat map to play.
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September 13, 2010 4:36:48 PM

I would love to try this in a regular game, without the resource goal. Maps that fight against you might be fun!
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September 13, 2010 5:36:13 PM

Welcome to Oblivion/Hell. LOL
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September 13, 2010 5:46:53 PM

gonna try this one out tonight :-)
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September 13, 2010 6:37:19 PM

etus_slackjawd:
I never understood why Star Craft became so popular.. I love RTS games, my favorite being Age Of Mythology and Emperor Battle for Dune. I do play Blizzard Games and they are good, Star Craft just never really got into it.

i vote we frag this commander.
the map is fun, one of my favorites already big improvement on the old lava map, makes me love my protoss carriers.
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Anonymous
September 13, 2010 7:26:35 PM

@Zingam

If i recall the Japanese kicked a fair few asses, not just Koreans, it's ok, it's only normal to have APM envy
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September 13, 2010 9:06:08 PM

mojo45aWho cares ? Please give us LAN play. You will get additional revenue stream from people like me and my friends who only care about LAN parties.


My friends and I have had zero problems playing together in a "LAN party" setting. Is it really that hard for you to organize games using bnet?
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September 14, 2010 6:21:55 AM

the concept of the map is fun, but I have only played with my two other friends and most of the people who play custom maps are not good at at the melee game and thus we have not had much of a challenge.
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September 14, 2010 12:50:37 PM

Alex are you serious? I hope to god not. People used to make maps better then the mw serier maps from ground up. So don't act like mw is doing you any favors when their not. DLC are nothing but rip offs for fps games. Hey look you get these few new maps although modders used to make them better, and for free.
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