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StarCraft II: Thread of Liberty

KwoaruKwoaru Confident SmirkFlawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
edited May 2010 in Social Entropy++
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that this is the sequel to the ever popular StarCraft, a real time strategy game in space that is currently in open beta.

When is it coming out?
July 27th, 2010

How do I get into the beta?
You can get a beta key through GameStop stores or through GameStop’s website. Amazon seems to be out of keys. Canada also seems to be out of keys.

Can I play it on my dumb Mac?
You can now!

What is this game even about?
StarCraft 2 continues to follow the epic saga of the brutal persecution of the Zerg by the vicious Terrans and the weirdly photosynthetic Protoss.

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What is the Single Player Campaign like?
Read this article for some good info on the single player campaign. There was a good link with a bunch of video, but I can’t find it.
http://www.gamepro.com/article/previews/214941/starcraft-2-single-player


Who the hell even plays this?
US Battle.net accounts
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To get added, post your info in lime and be sure to include US or EU!


Misc. Information!
StarCraft II Official Site
The official website! The lore and story stuff is more up to date than the game info.
StarCraft 2 Armory
A good site for keeping track of the latest news.
StarCraft II Wiki
It's the wiki for StarCraft II, also good for news.
Patch Notes
Official Patch Notes.


Games With Commentary!
HDStarcraft
HD does good stuff
HuskyStarcraft
So does Husky

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    My efforts to revive Terran Mech have met with many a grizzly, Mutalisk based end.

    Stupid marauders steal all the glory

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    SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I won my first game online!!

    I had no idea how to play zerg outside the hate for roaches i overheard from people in beta

    literally 10 minutes into the game I asked in all chat how to get an infestation pit, and then took at least 10 more minutes scannning all my units for the aforementioned pit before realizing there is a second construction menu

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    animal companionanimal companion xenomortis Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm not really sure as to the purpose of marauders

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Do they have a Mac beta yet?

    If so I am all over that shit.

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    KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Do they have a Mac beta yet?

    If so I am all over that shit.

    Yeah, the mac client just got up and running a day or two ago.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Do they have a Mac beta yet?

    If so I am all over that shit.

    Yeah, the mac client just got up and running a day or two ago.

    wooooooOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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    Josiah_9Josiah_9 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So I am terrible at this game, but if any wants to play I am Josiah.nine. 'cause I am creative.

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    OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle let's keep it haimish for the peripatetic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm not really sure as to the purpose of marauders

    Durable and excellent vs. armored units. Stalkers, roaches, other marauders, siege tanks. They have so many more hit points than marines that w/ medivacs they are quite durable and you can micro their fat little butts easier.

    I'm crushing early toss w/ hellions + marauders due to bonus vs. zealots and stalkers. Focus fire those B's down!

    I'm not trying to be condescending but do you know about bonus damage? Many units get + to dmg vs. certain unit types. Hellions/reapers vs. light, Marauders vs. armored.

    In 2v2 sometimes I use the slow movement upgrade they can get because it messes up micro for your opponent and makes a retreat awkward.

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    animal companionanimal companion xenomortis Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    yeah I know about they bonus damages against armored and etc

    I guess I just don't know when specifically to build them or not

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    OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle let's keep it haimish for the peripatetic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    yeah I know about they bonus damages against armored and etc

    I guess I just don't know when specifically to build them or not

    They're usually a good investment. Mixed armies are rewarded IMO. vs. stalkers, roaches and various armored terran units.

    I'm not sure if their bonus damage kicks in vs. immortals or is negated by hardened shields.

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    KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I don't think I would ever really use marauders without researching the concussive shell upgrade first.

    I find marauders work best when they can use the slowing effect to retreat or chase down foes easily, especially with stimpack researched.

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So I guess the Mac client is out now?

    e: so beat'd

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    risumonrisumon Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    All the games I watch seem to always have marauders for Terrans. It's like no matter what you're going it always helps to have a couple of them out. Maybe not as much now since you have to research the slowdown, but who knows.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    marauders are pretty much always worth making

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    RanxRanx Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Amazon hasn't sent me my key yet :(

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    XenoZergieXenoZergie Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am almost always on in the evenings if newbies want some tips. I play Zerg but I can fake Terran pretty well and I at least know where all the Protoss units come from.

    As far as Marauders, the backbone of any Terran army is basically Marines, Marauders, and Medivacs.

    You should have one Barracks with a reactor making Marines nonstop, one Barracks with a tech lab making Marauders nonstop, and a Starport with a reactor making Medivacs (also occasionally Vikings).

    Once you have stims, this army pretty much beats any other army of equal supply.

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    MvrckMvrck Dwarven MountainhomeRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The slow is dirt cheap. And absolutely essential in TvT to stop reaper harass.

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    FrylockHolmesFrylockHolmes Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm pretty glad that I'm a lot better at this than I thought I would be considering how shit I was at brood war

    but then I guess I was 12 years old when I was playing that

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So I need some Authenticator to get into my battle.net account? WTF?

    And I have to buy this little keychain thing? what the hell is going on

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    You shouldn't need an authenticator unless you attached one to your account

    Unless Blizzard has done something new today

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I never did that tho.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm not really sure as to the purpose of marauders

    Is your opponent building ground units?

    Answer: Build marauders

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    If he isn't

    Build them anyway

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    okay I thought my password might be wrong so I changed it.

    no difference. it's still asking me for this code from something I never purchased.

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    OK, you may have been hacked, Stale.

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Well that fuckin blows.

    I e-mailed suppord... dunno what else I can do.

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    Well the fuckin blows.

    I e-mailed suppord... dunno what else I can do.

    Call them, its much faster.

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Oh I can call them for this sort of thing? I thought calls were only for billing

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    MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ranx wrote: »
    Amazon hasn't sent me my key yet :(

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    UbikUbik oh pete, that's later. maybe we'll be dead by then Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm ubik.rubrik on the US servers and I don't chat in ladder matches anymore because it is just a ploy to distract me from a Reaper rush

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    Lord DaveLord Dave Grief Causer Bitch Free ZoneRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    hey update me in the OP in case I ever actually play again
    it's just monty.monty now

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    LordaenLordaen Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Gillis.cdp here. Workin' my way up the bronze ladder!

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    the funny thing is that viv sent me an invite on the stipulation that I play matches with her, AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN HER ON

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Welp.
    ***Notice of Account Closure***



    Reason for Closure: Terms of Use Violation -- Exploitative Activity: Unauthorized Cheat Programs

    This account was closed because one or more characters were identified using an unauthorized cheat program. These programs provide character benefits normally not achievable in the World of Warcraft. Such benefits include, but are not limited to, character automation (also known as "botting"), increased speed, teleportation, or running through walls/boundaries. Use of these unauthorized programs harm the game environment because they offer an unfair advantage over other players and supersede the intended limits of the game.

    Okay that's total bullshit since I haven't played or paid for WoW since like November of 2008.

    I replied to the e-mail saying so.

    Can someone PM me the appropriate phone number I can call to fix this problem quicker? I guess I was hacked, and it couldn't have been to long ago?

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    Ranx wrote: »
    Amazon hasn't sent me my key yet :(

    Yeah I was about to get it from Amazon but then I saw the user discussions about delayed beta emails, so I decided to get it from Best Buy instead. Good thing, because that made me remember I had a $10 BB gift card.

    Downloading!

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Calling the long distance support phone number.

    What the hell area code is 949?

    e: aaaaaaand hanging up "Our approximate wait time is 30-35 minutes" Thanks for that, not gonna pay my phone bill I bet.

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    ShabootyShabooty Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    why'd this thread have to get made

    now I'm gonna end up buying SC2

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    LordaenLordaen Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I think you were going to buy SC2 anyway. Everyone is going to end up buying this game at least twice.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    Lordaen wrote: »
    I think you were going to buy SC2 anyway. Everyone is going to end up buying this game at least twice.

    Not everyone is Euorpean.

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    bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    edited April 2010
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    Calling the long distance support phone number.

    What the hell area code is 949?

    e: aaaaaaand hanging up "Our approximate wait time is 30-35 minutes" Thanks for that, not gonna pay my phone bill I bet.

    Wanna use my skype account to call?

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