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#16 Yusuf M.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 03:10

Zerg is my least favourite race and despite that, I'm still looking forward to this expansion. I'm sure the campaign will be fun but to me, the real fun is on Battle.net. I can't wait to see the changes they make to the MP side.


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Posted 02 June 2011 - 04:48

I'm curious as to how they are going to include a Protoss mission or Terran mission this go round (they said they will *probably* include them, but haven't guaranteed it) and make it actually make sense.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:18

I don't like playing Zerg, however I suspect that I will still be buying this expansion

yeah it might be worth for the story :p

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:00

So will they force people to buy it?
I guess they will.

"For those that only play multi-player, they only need to buy one of the three games." 2009 or 2010 talk

from Heart of the Swarm FAQ 2011

Will Heart of the Swarm require ownership of Wings of Liberty?

For the regions that have a standard box business model such as North America and Europe, yes, Wings of Liberty will be required in order to play Heart of the Swarm.



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#20 DukeEsquire

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:43

So will they force people to buy it?
I guess they will.

"For those that only play multi-player, they only need to buy one of the three games." 2009 or 2010 talk

from Heart of the Swarm FAQ 2011

Will Heart of the Swarm require ownership of Wings of Liberty?

For the regions that have a standard box business model such as North America and Europe, yes, Wings of Liberty will be required in order to play Heart of the Swarm.



fcuk blizzard they are going to the dark side


I'm pretty sure that was never confirmed. I remember they were very wishy washy regarding whether the expansion packs would include new units or not.

#21 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:46

Will Heart of the Swarm require ownership of Wings of Liberty?

For the regions that have a standard box business model such as North America and Europe, yes, Wings of Liberty will be required in order to play Heart of the Swarm.



fcuk blizzard they are going to the dark side


It is an EXPANSION SET not a sequel game. keep that in mind. It is logical that it would require you to have the Base game to install the EXPANSION onto.

#22 PGHammer

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 13:07

I'm curious as to how they are going to include a Protoss mission or Terran mission this go round (they said they will *probably* include them, but haven't guaranteed it) and make it actually make sense.


They included a whole Protoss sub-campaign in WoL, so I fully expect either a Protoss or Terran subcampaign in HotS (if not both).

Also, I've noticed some changes to the FX for the Protoss units - will the changes introduced in HotS be pushed into WoL? (It's already known tha HotS will *not* require WoL, though it can be added onto it.)

There are some serious changes to playing as the Zerg - also, the BattleFocus option for Kerrigan is a game-changer. But will the change be too much?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:23

Coming Soon: Starcraft II 2.0.4

In a few days, we’ll begin patching StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty to version 2.0.4, which will bring a number of new features to the game—features that all players can then immediately begin enjoying together.

Wings of Liberty 2.0.4 includes:

An all-new user interface with new menu screens.
The launch of in-game Clans and Groups.
New Replay features, such as Watch with Others and Take Command.
A multitude of Editor improvements.
New matchmaking options: Training Mode, Vs. AI Mode, and Unranked Play.
All-new AI Options, including AI Communication.
Players Near You, so you can find other StarCraft II players on your local network.
New customizable Observer UI.
Other enhancements coming with patch 2.0.4 include a revised help section, new game privacy options, new group sounds, and language selection (in some regions).

All of the above improvements will also be included in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. When the expansion is released on March 12, players who upgrade will be among the first to experience the new campaign, new multiplayer units, enhancements to existing units, the new leveling system, new multiplayer maps, new tilesets, and new rewards such as skins, dances, portraits, and decals.

The background download for Wings of Liberty patch 2.0.4 was activated on February 9. We strongly encourage all players to leave the launcher running for an extended period of time at some point over the next few days to ensure that you’re ready to play when the patch goes live.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:28

Nice I was hoping they would implement the new system into WoL... I would hope they introduce it in before HoS for us who want to buy it, but want to get a feel of the new system!!!

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#25 Yusuf M.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:41

Good. I would've been disappointed if they made those features exclusive to HotS.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 21:15

Nice has anyone played around with the new UI?? Im loving it so far although it is weird to get used to!!!

I must admit they added tons of features I always wished they added..

Another thing I notice is the patch broke some Arcade games.. Ive only tried Squadron Tower Defense, but played multiple AI games (which is now setup as matchmaking as well)..

Edit: Whats even cool is, I havent been playing for a while and my APM still owns IMO lol, I average like 130+..

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:04

New Video :D


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:21

Would anyone want to join a clan exclusive to the Neowin members? We could set it up on various servers and with the Global Play coming up soon, it'll be very easy to play across the regions.

As for the long-awaited patch, I like that you can now earn wins towards portrait rewards by playing the unranked games. It provides a lot more casual and less stressful gaming experience.

I also appreciate the improvements made to the AI such as:

"In a custom game, players can now elect for an AI player to follow a specific build order, such as Full Rush, Timing Attack, Straight to Air, and more."

Now I'm looking forward to Global Play and, of course, the release itself!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 13:31

I completely forget about this game, kind of a surprise to see it pop up and not long to go now. Will be interesting to see all the UI changes, im not going to open the original before then so will be a fun surprise to see how its changed as I havent looked at it again since finishing the original campaign.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 13:36

Look at the WoL topic, I posted some scrnies of the new UI. I can upload higher res/better quality ones if you like. That was done on my PoS laptop :p