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Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 3:37 pm UTC
by spacermase
http://www.starcraft2.com


"Hell. It's about time!"

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 3:38 pm UTC
by Jesse
Awesome.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 3:42 pm UTC
by Peshmerga
Diablo 3 would have been better.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 3:43 pm UTC
by Maseiken
w00tzorz

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 3:52 pm UTC
by Vaniver
The Zealot looks hot.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:02 pm UTC
by stuck
Ah, this is going to be awesome.

Fallout 3, Starcraft 2. What more could i ask for?

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:14 pm UTC
by Alisto
stuck wrote:Fallout 3, Starcraft 2. What more could i ask for?


A release date within the next two years?

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:16 pm UTC
by Puellus Peregrinus
stuck wrote:Fallout 3, Starcraft 2. What more could i ask for?

That they actually finished making the Fallout3 this time? Seriously, they ought to rename if Fallout For Ever. </grumpy>

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:18 pm UTC
by LE4dGOLEM
Alisto wrote:
stuck wrote:Fallout 3, Starcraft 2. What more could i ask for?


A release date within the next two years?


Spore?

World of Starcraft?

DIABLO THREE? D:<

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:26 pm UTC
by Hawknc
World of Starcraft is one of about three MMORPGs I would ever pay for, along with EVE Online and a KOTOR-based SW MMORPG that didn't suck.

On topic, ZOMG!!!>1!11!!.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:30 pm UTC
by The LuigiManiac
LE4dGOLEM wrote:
Alisto wrote:
stuck wrote:Fallout 3, Starcraft 2. What more could i ask for?


A release date within the next two years?


Spore?

World of Starcraft?

DIABLO THREE? D:<


More Vikings. Better, stronger, faster than they were before.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:42 pm UTC
by Berge
I had heard for a while that it was going to be an MMO. Having just kicked the WoW habit, that would have been like walking up to someone leaving an AA meeting, and hitting them in the head with a 40 year old bottle of scotch.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:56 pm UTC
by bbctol
AAAAWWWWWW YEAH this is going to be awesome. I loved Starcraft so damn much in ye days of my youth, but this is going to be- be- *geek-gasm*

I just had to use that great term. Now we can only hope they'll release it on the same day as Spore. *double geek-gasm*

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 5:12 pm UTC
by stuck
If and when Blizzard ever released D3 I think my mind might explode at the awesomeness.

In any event, news of the release/development of SC2 has made me search around for my SC1 discs.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 5:29 pm UTC
by NightStar
Damn.

This means I will need a new computer.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 6:43 pm UTC
by ArchangelShrike
This should really be in News, I think...

But it is awesome, time-space transcending news.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 6:56 pm UTC
by fjafjan
Two words

FUCKING YES!

I love blizzard
I fucking love em
Hell yes

SO EXCITED!
FUCKING YESS!!!

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 7:00 pm UTC
by Mighty Jalapeno
Peshmerga wrote:Diablo 3 would have been better.

Play both.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 7:04 pm UTC
by fjafjan
Peshmerga wrote:Diablo 3 would have been better.


No

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 7:30 pm UTC
by Peshmerga
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
Peshmerga wrote:Diablo 3 would have been better.

Play both.


'tis not Diablo 3, nor should it be confused for it. And Hellgate: London looks really bad.

What happens to the world when the worldstone has been destroyed? How do things change now?

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 7:49 pm UTC
by william
Berge wrote:I had heard for a while that it was going to be an MMO. Having just kicked the WoW habit, that would have been like walking up to someone leaving an AA meeting, and hitting them in the head with a 40 year old bottle of scotch.

If your sig is what I think it is, here's your bottle.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 8:03 pm UTC
by Knavish
fjafjan wrote:
Peshmerga wrote:Diablo 3 would have been better.


No


I second that.

I have advice for you ungrateful Diablo fans: Go away.

Tisk, tisk. First post and you've already made a mistake. This does not bode well.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 8:40 pm UTC
by Peshmerga
Knavish wrote:
fjafjan wrote:
Peshmerga wrote:Diablo 3 would have been better.


No


I second that.

I have advise for you ungrateful Diablo fans: Go away.


I have advice for those that do not post in the introductions thread- don't make your first post a hostile one lest your belligerence be mistaken for trolling.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 8:41 pm UTC
by Mighty Jalapeno
Peshmerga wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
Peshmerga wrote:Diablo 3 would have been better.

Play both.


'tis not Diablo 3, nor should it be confused for it. And Hellgate: London looks really bad.

"Hellgate: London is a computer game under development by Flagship Studios. The design of the game is similar in a number of ways to the Diablo series, and is considered the spiritual sequel to Diablo II. This is due to influence of Flagship Studios co-founders including a number of ex-Blizzard North employees, including Diablo series creators Erich Schaefer and former President David Brevik. The other founders are Erich's brother Max Schaefer, former Blizzard North Vice President Bill Roper, and Diablo II producer Kenneth Williams.

The game, like its spiritual predecessor Diablo, builds heavily upon the core design of Roguelikes. Notably it embraces the game design philosophy of using random generation to allow for a high degree of replayability and countless unique gameplay experiences.

Difficulty will be balanced much like it is in Diablo II, where the opposition grows stronger as more players play in the instanced areas.

There are three factions that have been announced so far. The first is a melee-combat oriented faction referred to as the "Templar". Characters belonging to this faction are most similar to the "Paladin" and "Barbarian" character types in Diablo 2. The second is the "Cabalist", similar to the "Necromancer" and, to a lesser extent, the "Druid" character types in Diablo 2. The third is the "Hunter", similar to the "Amazon" character in Diablo 2.

The game has been revealed to consist of five acts to unify the areas a player travel through on a greater scale. This act system is also used in other games of the action-RPG genre, not to mention the five acts of Diablo II.

The weapons system also borrows from Diablo, with a number of base weapon types that can be upgraded with different types of fuel, batteries, or ammunition to increase damage. Weapons can also be dual wielded, with combinations such as a mêlée weapon in one hand and a pistol in another. Analogous to the over a hundred Diablo II base items, Hellgate: London will come with over a hundred weapons."

Yup, nothing like a Diablo sequel at all.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 8:49 pm UTC
by Berge
william wrote:
Berge wrote:I had heard for a while that it was going to be an MMO. Having just kicked the WoW habit, that would have been like walking up to someone leaving an AA meeting, and hitting them in the head with a 40 year old bottle of scotch.

If your sig is what I think it is, here's your bottle.


Why have you done this thing!?!?

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 9:10 pm UTC
by UmbrageOfSnow
william wrote:
Berge wrote:I had heard for a while that it was going to be an MMO. Having just kicked the WoW habit, that would have been like walking up to someone leaving an AA meeting, and hitting them in the head with a 40 year old bottle of scotch.

If your sig is what I think it is, here's your bottle.


La petite mort.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 9:13 pm UTC
by Peshmerga
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:"Hellgate: London is a computer game under development by Flagship Studios. The design of the game is similar in a number of ways to the Diablo series, and is considered the spiritual sequel to Diablo II. This is due to influence of Flagship Studios co-founders including a number of ex-Blizzard North employees, including Diablo series creators Erich Schaefer and former President David Brevik. The other founders are Erich's brother Max Schaefer, former Blizzard North Vice President Bill Roper, and Diablo II producer Kenneth Williams.


The resignations were partly due to a conflict with Blizzard Entertainment's owner, Vivendi, and partly due to employees wishing to start something new. Back at Blizzard North, however, they would have a common effect; of the two unannounced games that were in production at the time, one was now forced to be canceled. Blizzard Entertainment has since said the canceled game was a "Blizzard North kind of game".


Blizzard North had been developing Diablo 3 long before Hellgate: London was announced. Blizzard then closed Blizzard North down and had the game scrapped due to the game's quality, or lack thereof.

The game, like its spiritual predecessor Diablo, builds heavily upon the core design of Roguelikes. Notably it embraces the game design philosophy of using random generation to allow for a high degree of replayability and countless unique gameplay experiences.

Difficulty will be balanced much like it is in Diablo II, where the opposition grows stronger as more players play in the instanced areas.

There are three factions that have been announced so far. The first is a melee-combat oriented faction referred to as the "Templar". Characters belonging to this faction are most similar to the "Paladin" and "Barbarian" character types in Diablo 2. The second is the "Cabalist", similar to the "Necromancer" and, to a lesser extent, the "Druid" character types in Diablo 2. The third is the "Hunter", similar to the "Amazon" character in Diablo 2.


Despite the fact that Hellgate: London is set in the far future (as seen with their energized body armor and guns that fire freakin' energy beams), these similarities are hardly intentional. The Hunter, Paladin, and Barbarian archetypes have existed for pretty much every RPG ever to fall into the hands of gamers.

The weapons system also borrows from Diablo, with a number of base weapon types that can be upgraded with different types of fuel, batteries, or ammunition to increase damage. Weapons can also be dual wielded, with combinations such as a mêlée weapon in one hand and a pistol in another. Analogous to the over a hundred Diablo II base items, Hellgate: London will come with over a hundred weapons."


Halo can also dual wield. Halo 3 == Diablo 2's spiritual successor? Oh boy, hundreds of items in Titan Quest. Titan Quest == Diablo 2's successor?

Yup, nothing like a Diablo sequel at all.


You may think that Hellgate: London is Diablo 2's sequel, but you'd be wrong. The rights for Diablo still belong to Blizzard, and as reinforced by Knaak's own statement during an interview about his book, The Sin War (set in the Diablo universe),

"This will be canon and has adjusted earlier info. The ramifications here will be used for any future project…and I ain’t writing for a dead game.

Q: So… Diablo 3?

A: I am not writing for a dead world…but a world with dead. Nuff said."

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 9:46 pm UTC
by SpitValve
Peshmerga wrote:Halo 3


Speaking of Halo 3... that's the game that I'm looking forward to. I'll probably have to wait until I'm in Canader before I buy a 360 though...

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 9:54 pm UTC
by Belial
Berge wrote:
william wrote:
Berge wrote:I had heard for a while that it was going to be an MMO. Having just kicked the WoW habit, that would have been like walking up to someone leaving an AA meeting, and hitting them in the head with a 40 year old bottle of scotch.

If your sig is what I think it is, here's your bottle.


Why have you done this thing!?!?


You....you FOOL! You've taken my life from me! DAMN YOU WILLIAM!

Also, the starcraft 2 trailer nearly made me wet myself

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:05 pm UTC
by Spag
there are gameplay videos all over youtube that will make you do the same.
They show some really shweet new units.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:21 pm UTC
by Jesse
SpitValve wrote:
Peshmerga wrote:Halo 3


Speaking of Halo 3... that's the game that I'm looking forward to. I'll probably have to wait until I'm in Canader before I buy a 360 though...


Yes! I am playing the beta right now and it is lovely. Imagine Halo 2 with polished graphics and all the problems worked out (And with the mute button much closer to hand for those annoying Americans).

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:36 pm UTC
by Berge
Jesster wrote: (And with the mute button much closer to hand for those annoying Americans).


:oops:

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:55 pm UTC
by SpitValve
Jesster wrote:Yes! I am playing the beta right now and it is lovely. Imagine Halo 2 with polished graphics and all the problems worked out (And with the mute button much closer to hand for those annoying Americans).


My little bro down south (that's literal, not a euphenism) has got it and he finds that for some reason he's kicking butt a lot more than he did in Halo 2. Guess there's a lot of newbies picking it up, or something?

hmm... I wonder how Halo Wars is progressing... (Dives into internets)

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 12:57 am UTC
by Knavish
Peshmerga wrote:
Knavish wrote:
fjafjan wrote:
Peshmerga wrote:Diablo 3 would have been better.


No


I second that.

I have advise for you ungrateful Diablo fans: Go away.


I have advice for those that do not post in the introductions thread- don't make your first post a hostile one lest your belligerence be mistaken for trolling.

I accept the grammar mistake, but the latter part of the post was made in jest. The emphasis was on that you're being ungrateful or pessimistic, not that you should "go away."

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 2:34 am UTC
by Mighty Jalapeno
Peshmerga wrote:Blizzard North had been developing Diablo 3 long before Hellgate: London was announced. Blizzard then closed Blizzard North down and had the game scrapped due to the game's quality, or lack thereof.


Uhm.... and? I fail to see how that, in ANY way, detracts from what I said. "We were working on Diablo 3 here... now we're working on a very similar game here."

As for everything else you said.... fine, don't play.

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 2:45 am UTC
by Peshmerga
I won't.

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 3:36 am UTC
by Gelsamel
Old.

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:30 am UTC
by Phenriz
Peshmerga wrote:I won't.


dumbface


as for me, i can't wait!

The original starcraft was what drove my little brother and i to setup our first home network (windows 98 machines). we played it so much we both recieved dual citizenships to south korea ;)

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:36 am UTC
by Mighty Jalapeno
Ahhh, Starcraft.... I sacrificed a career in programming to play you.... you BITCH! *sob*

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:51 am UTC
by EradicateIV
I might have to start playing starcraft broodwar again on battle net to get ready... for the ULTIMATE GAME.

Honestly, people still treat starcraft in Korea like its porn.


anyway... Zerg FTW!