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RTS Starcraft 2 goes free to play

Discussion in 'Strategy Gaming' started by Venser, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. RhodokMasterRaceOfficialgender: ⚧ Savant

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  2. Space Satangender: ⚧ Arcane

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    It is still not clear for me, when SC2 will go free then ALL players will be able to play online with ALL units, meaning all three expansions included or they could only play online with WoL units? And only single-player campaign will be restricted?
     
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  3. tmuxgender: ⚧ Educated

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    You're not being charged money but ti doesn't mean it's "free", you still have to install Blizzard's proprietary spyware in order to play. Then you're milked for way more than the game is worth. And at any rate, they've probably figured out that whoever wanted to buy the game already has, so they might as well try sucking in a few more losers with the promise of a "free" game.
     
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  4. Martiusgender: ⚧ Savant

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    http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/21173629/starcraft-ii-going-free-to-play-explained-11-3-2017
    I guess whole multiplayer will be free, I am just not sure how it will work in practice. I thought multiplayer is still divided in three version unless I missed some merge?
     
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  5. Space Satangender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Wow. EU havemore players than Korea? David Kim surely worked hard to get SC2 here.
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  6. Make America Great Again Multidirectionalgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I really tried enjoying ordering every single command individually, clicking on every unit production building separately and fighting my own units on where the fuck they should be going while only being able to select 12 of them at a time. I tried to get into mindset that says this is RTS gameplay perfection but I'm just too much of a pleb for it and probably only gonna keep SC R for campaign and occasional skirmish, not MP. I cannot play my keyboard like a fucking piano and thus I'll stick with dumb casual RTS with convenient controls.
     
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  7. RhodokMasterRaceOfficialgender: ⚧ Savant

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    just stop bein casul dude
     
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  8. ArchAngelgender: ⚧ Magister

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    This is how to get your free HotS if you own WoL:
     
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  9. Rahdulangender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Good. Now I just wait for a decent sale on Legacy of the Void so I can finish the story proper.
     
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  10. fantadomatgender: ⚧ Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Can't you ,you know just sail your yacht in the bay?!
     
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  11. Dzupakazulgender: ⚧ Learned

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    This isn't bad news. I feel like I got my money's worth from SC2, and now I can play it with some people as an introductory RTS (the co-op mode is pretty fun too).

    Campaign might have a pretty shitty story, but I mostly just overlooked it and flexed mechanics on the vast wealth of missions from WoL, which were generally pretty good.

    Though notably, after SC2 on Brutal, I'm now playing WC3 on Hard and that is way, way harder, though I have comparatively much less WC3 experience, so that might contribute.

    And it's still pretty engaging to play on ladder.
     
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  12. Make America Great Again Multidirectionalgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    So, any Bronze/Silver/Gold newbs here? Nobody wants to get together for this shit? We've been climbing 3v3 ladder with couple people yesterday, having lots of fun.
     
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  13. Rahdulangender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I have no idea why you can't buy individual expansions anymore through the store, only in-game. LotV goes for 15€, for example. You just need to download 24GBs for the privilege of purchasing it.
     
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  14. ArchAngelgender: ⚧ Magister

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    Because you cannot download only LotV anyways. You will always get WoL as well since it is free to everyone now. I guess they assume if you want to buy it you want it also installed anyways.
     
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