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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2011, 01:13:59 pm »
I should try this some time...




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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2011, 02:20:21 pm »
I downloaded it but never got around to installing it :P

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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2011, 09:28:03 pm »
It's a really big file O.O

On a side note, I wonder if it's possible to install multiple copies of SC on one computer, because when I tried it would still try to overwrite the default folder path, even if I chose a different one. I wanted two installs (my main copy and the starter edition) so I could also play on the European server from the starter copy.
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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2011, 10:36:17 pm »
Did you use a different BNet account for the starter edition?  It kind of sucks how Blizzard game keys get linked to your account.  My guess is that this prevents an account that doesn't own the full game from playing on a full install. 

I do miss LAN.  Stable internet isn't available in every corner of the Earth... yet.

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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2011, 10:48:02 pm »
Yeah I used a different one. And yeah it sucks how it was done. The region lock sucks even more. I remember in Brood War we could at least do LAN or connect to multiple servers.

That said if you ever get the original SC there's always iccup there too. I'm not as good at that version though :P
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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2011, 03:38:06 pm »
Btw I checked on Battle.net and it seems like the starter edition uses the public test server for playing, which means we might not even be able to play together between the full and starter versions. Maybe it could work if I play from the PTR server, though, when they don't test new versions of the game.
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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2011, 05:35:04 pm »
It certainly sounds cool, but I won't need it since I have the full version... I just want HotS but I'll have to wait about a year... XP
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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2011, 06:52:34 pm »
Isn't it coming out during holidays? Or is it just the beta that does?
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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2011, 06:58:28 pm »
What I heard is it won't come out until April 2012
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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2011, 07:05:13 pm »
Oh I see. I guess they'll start the beta around holidays then release it in April or so. I bet it will be April 27th, which will be the end of Season 5 most likely :P
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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2011, 07:06:54 pm »
I wish it was April 21st (Mah Birthday) :P
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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2011, 07:23:10 pm »
I actually downloaded this a couple days back, prompted by a friend, and I have to say I am enjoying it a lot ^^

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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2011, 07:36:27 pm »
Glad to hear. I hope when the expansion comes out that they will reduce the price of the classic+game so hopefully you can all buy it. It would be nice if there were some games just for fun between me, cooliojazz and others.

It would probably have to be somewhere else than Friday nights, though.
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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2011, 07:41:42 pm »
I know that it is possible for people with the full version to invite people with the trial version to a hosted game (Starjeweled or Regular), but trial cannot play as any race except the Terran.  That being said I have been practicing and am getting better ^^

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Re: A FREE version of Starcraft II!
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2011, 07:55:33 pm »
Glad to hear. I hope when the expansion comes out that they will reduce the price of the classic+game so hopefully you can all buy it.
But I will be angry....
SC2 WoL that I bought = $60
HotS estimated cost = $40
Total I will spend = $100

$100 for a computer game O.O
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