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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2010, 11:56:28 pm »
Want to play the beta? Go to gamestop and pre-order the game. The receipt has a beta-key on it. Register a Bnet account at www.Battle.Net, click "add game", then enter the cdkey on the receipt.

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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2010, 12:00:21 am »
Mhmm spambot account or legit user?

If it's the later, then hi and welcome here.
 
Thanks for the advice either way. Over here, in Canada, where I live, Gamestop is called EBGames, but they're owned by Gamestop so maybe they'll also do it. I could maybe try at Future Shop otherwise, since the site mentions about pre-ordering there too.

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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2010, 12:04:10 am »
Totally just a new user. I programmed a couple games on my calculator, tried the whole Rendering bit with no knowledge of Xlib or anything fancy like that... and fell on my face. I am currently looking for a ti-basic greyscale tut. Can you help?

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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2010, 12:09:42 am »
Oooh ok good to hear. We tend to have automatic registered bots here who advertise game sites, Casinos, travelling agencies and even adult material every now and then, and the post looked similar to theirs ;D

That said for calc questions you might want to use the appropriate forum section for that (calc help and support), otherwise, people will easily miss your question and this thread will go off-topic.

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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2010, 12:16:41 am »
Ahh, understood. And of course! what was I thinking? I post on many forums. That simply makes sense.

Starcraft II is a bit faster pace than Starcraft I (both of which I will now refer to as SCI or SCII for simplicity)

SCII starts you with 6 builders, compared to the 4 you have in SCI. It is an incredibly large difference in how you manage early game economy. Also, instead of just the zerg, all three races have good early rushing / rush defense strategies. I personally defend early, then attack.
My favorite strategy is economy disruption. There is a new versatile protoss unit called the Void ray, the longer it attacks the more damage it does.

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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2010, 12:28:21 am »
Yeah I also noticed that some maps have two vespene gas thing now. Some hardcore SC players will complain that the higher vespene gas earning rate reduces the challenge and that now maps are more like money maps, but I still like it in overall.

I tried the beta and even if I was in single player, not in multiplayer online, I still enjoyed what I saw so far. Game seems fast paced. I was scared it would do like Warcraft III due to the switch to 3D. I got bored of WCIII cuz building and stuff was too slow-paced, and the unit cap was still too low.

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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2010, 01:45:58 am »
Not really on the topic of SCII but a bit on the evolution of SC over the years. Did you know that in its early development, Starcraft had an interface/HUD similar to Warcraft 2?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3f/Alpha_build_(StarCraft).png

That site got more images, including from later betas

http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/StarCraft_alpha

That looks very nice actually http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb21710/common/skins/common/blank.gif
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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2010, 10:23:35 am »
I saw that pic in one of the starcraft guide I had. And I gotta admit, that looks ugly :(


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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2010, 04:35:26 am »
Btw I just played a SC2 game with Cooliojazz. It was hard to start at first because his computer is old. COnnection would timeout on game start as loading halted in the middle. However he got it fixed afterward and we played a game. I wasn't too great because I only played like 4 games against real human opponents, altough I kinda wish I realised much earlier in the game about how powerful over 250 zerglings with maxed out upgrades can be :P

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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2010, 01:03:12 pm »
Man, I really lost badly...  SCII is pretty awesome tho... :D
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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2010, 01:33:47 pm »
True altough when you sent those carriers on me, if I did not have those zerglings it was over for me, because I only had one base left with minerals so I would not have got time to build units

And yeah it's an epic game

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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2010, 02:02:16 pm »
lol I wanna play now :P
I'll be able to once I get my new laptop (although it will be around August :(


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1. ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
2. OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
3. SHOPPING MATH
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
4. GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
5. HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
6. LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
7. PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
8. DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Girls = Time * Money (Girls are a combination of time and money)
Time = Money (Time is money)
Girls = Money squared (So, girls are money squared)
Money = sqrt(Evil) (Money is also the root of all evil)
Girls = sqrt(Evil) squared (So, girls are the root of all evil squared)
Girls = Evil (Thus, girls are evil)
*Girls=Evil credit goes to Compynerd255*

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Re: Are you guys Excited about Starcraft II?
« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2010, 02:27:01 am »
Aw the first beta round closed :(

Oh well another round starting this summer then game comes out, anyway

Also the night it closed, that happened x.x

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