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The StarCraft II Launch and Discussion Post

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Let's talk about one of the biggest releases of 2010.

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This has been sequel that’s been more than a decade in the making – a sequel to one of the best real-time strategy game of all time – a sequel to a game that's played by some gamers around the world for their source of income and celebrity.

Are you taking part in StarCraft II launch event? Are you opting for the Collector's Edition or are you just going for the plain, barebones game? Are you getting any cool freebies or preorder bonuses with your game?

Consider this an open thread to discuss StarCraft II, so please share your stories with us!

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    eugenester , July 27, 2010 3:23 AM
    Starcraft 2 comes out on my birthday =D
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    peterkidd , July 27, 2010 2:42 AM
    I saw it mistakenly stocked early at walmart three days ago and was grinning ear to ear thinking I had it before many. When I tried to purchase it, they scanned it and said it wasn't allowed. They took it back to storage purgatory. I was so close. I could have hid it behind some other product and picked it up at 12:01, but I can wait. I am still debating whether I want a physical product or whether I am ok with a digital download.
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    togenshi , July 27, 2010 5:05 AM
    Got SC2 last night...Work sucks on 3hrs sleep.
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    xxmeltingsunxx , July 27, 2010 2:42 AM
    I'm definitely hitting up the midnight launch, I've got the Collector's Edition on lock right now, I can NOT wait!!!
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    peterkidd , July 27, 2010 2:42 AM
    I saw it mistakenly stocked early at walmart three days ago and was grinning ear to ear thinking I had it before many. When I tried to purchase it, they scanned it and said it wasn't allowed. They took it back to storage purgatory. I was so close. I could have hid it behind some other product and picked it up at 12:01, but I can wait. I am still debating whether I want a physical product or whether I am ok with a digital download.
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    hoof_hearted , July 27, 2010 2:46 AM
    I pre-order with Amazon. Wonder if I can get my key and play the digital download edition which can be downloaded now:

    http://us.battle.net/en/info/digital-purchase
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    lauxenburg , July 27, 2010 2:51 AM
    peterkiddI saw it mistakenly stocked early at walmart three days ago and was grinning ear to ear thinking I had it before many. When I tried to purchase it, they scanned it and said it wasn't allowed. They took it back to storage purgatory. I was so close. I could have hid it behind some other product and picked it up at 12:01, but I can wait. I am still debating whether I want a physical product or whether I am ok with a digital download.


    Yeah you know the download servers are going to be maxed out for the week with SC2.
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    zoemayne , July 27, 2010 2:52 AM
    knowom you dont know what your talking about this is starcraft this is here partly because of the hundreds of thousands of pro south korean gamers
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    aznguy0028 , July 27, 2010 2:53 AM
    will be at the midnight release in a few hours! :D  can't wait to check out the (better be epic) single player campaign!
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    klavis , July 27, 2010 3:12 AM
    It looks like a very pretty game and I'm sure it will be great, however I wasn't a fan of the original one. I only played it at LAN parties to be inclusive, never played it home, never bothered to buy it, wasn't enjoyable to me. So on that note, I know I'll never buy it and I doubt I'll play it, especially since there isn't LAN support, I won't be seeing it at any LAN parties I go to. If i get bored, several years down the road maybe I'll pick it up, but I doubt it.
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    stevesauce , July 27, 2010 3:12 AM
    I've got my collector's edition waiting for me too...unfortunately, I didn't pre-order mine til the other day, so I'll have to wait for 10AM tomorrow to get it. No biggie!

    Also, the SC2 engine is more complex than the HoN engine. Lemme know when you can create a 1st/3rd person shooter on that HoN engine. It's going to be bad azz
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    Anonymous , July 27, 2010 3:17 AM
    I'll buy it when they release the other 2/3 of the game. I played SC2 for the story line, so...yeah. Sorry but $180 dollars for 1 game is a bit too much imo.
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    tsnorquist , July 27, 2010 3:20 AM
    I never played the first star craft, so this should be an interesting experience. I've tried to watch some catch videos on the story arch as I don't have time to play the first one through.

    I really enjoyed playing the old C&C games before they jumped the Tiberian Infected Shark. I'll pick up my SCII sometime tomorrow or maybe the next day and give it a spin.
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    eugenester , July 27, 2010 3:23 AM
    Starcraft 2 comes out on my birthday =D
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    gruntboyx , July 27, 2010 3:27 AM
    downloading now at a respectable 330KB/s. had to turn off the P2P option do get those speeds though. Blizzards downloader has a poor implementation of the bit-torrent protocol. If they let me adjust the upload it wouldn't strangle my download rate, and I would be happy to help seed.
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    crus_russ , July 27, 2010 3:28 AM
    We are already playing it here in Australia.
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    zachary k , July 27, 2010 3:37 AM
    woot, going to the midnight launch in an hour! also, why do they have to release it at midnight in your particular TZ? why can't they just do it at one time across the globe? damn you Australians and your position close to the dateline!
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    matt87_50 , July 27, 2010 3:39 AM
    gruntboyxdownloading now at a respectable 330KB/s. had to turn off the P2P option do get those speeds though. Blizzards downloader has a poor implementation of the bit-torrent protocol. If they let me adjust the upload it wouldn't strangle my download rate, and I would be happy to help seed.



    you can pull the torrent file out of the .exe (literally, if you open the exe in a hex editor, you can see the torrent file in it), and use what ever bit torrent client you want
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    Anonymous , July 27, 2010 3:42 AM
    I played the beta, didn't find it overly awesome. I think I'll be skipping it.
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    sliem , July 27, 2010 3:56 AM
    If we installed the beta and pre-ordered on Amazon, can we use the beta install and convert it to real and use the key and play on the same day?
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    gmarsack , July 27, 2010 4:11 AM
    dmarlowI played the beta, didn't find it overly awesome. I think I'll be skipping it.

    Agreed. Played the beta, liked the b.net updates, but no LAN play will keep me away probably. :/ 
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