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Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm multiplayer beta

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#1 Thorondor

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:17 AM

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm
From the depths of space comes a Starcraft II beckons. Should you be one of the chosen, Blizzard will soon have you come to the <em><strong>Heart of the Swarm</strong></em> for their now-revealed multiplayer beta test.

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The Heart of the Swarm beta test has begun! This multiplayer-only test will initially be limited to a select group of pro-gamers, members of the press, Arcade contest winners, and shoutcasters.

Beta test participants are not under NDA, so you're likely going to see live streams of matches, screenshots, and casts of impromptu Heart of the Swarm throwdowns starting... mmm, NOW!

We will soon be inviting other players to participate in the beta, so be sure you've opted in by clicking on the "Beta Profile Settings" under the Account Management section of your Battle.net account (or just click <a href="https://www.battle.n....html">here</a>). Signing up from a Battle.net account that's actively playing StarCraft II will help your chances of being selected. Note that opting in doesn't guarantee beta access.

We'll also be working with several fansites and community personalities to provide more opportunities to join the beta test, so keep an eye out here and throughout the StarCraft II community for details as they emerge.

These stirrings appear to confirm that the brood continues to grow and evolve at a fast clip, signaling a potential hatching may not be too far away now - likely late 2012 or early 2013.


#2 ñΩxicity

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:27 PM

About damn time, talk about milking the cash cow, Blizzard.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:48 PM

Not sure I get the milking the cow reference - I get what I means but not sure how it applies since they've always said there will be three separate parts to the game?
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:20 PM

When i first heard of them "splitting" the game into 3 parts I felt that they were trying to milk it, but after seeing that the single player has just about as many missions as either SC1 or Brood War and the multiplayer has all 3 races to play with I stopped thinking that way.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:32 PM

That was my line of thinking too Kret. It's not like your usual addon packs or DLC, and much as I like to criticise the cheesy voice acting and dialogue the cinematics are a work of art in themselves, let alone the rest of the campaign.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

StarCraft 1 Had 30 Missions - Brood War Had 28. StarCraft2 Has 28 (*29 Hidden Mission) And what I meant by milking Pete, was the time in between each game. Bad Example. I'm just impatient! Posted Image
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:24 AM

Aren't we all? I've been waiting 18 years for a remake of the original XCOM :)
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:28 AM

Good thing we weren't waiting 18 years for game being in development ;)
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:30 PM

Big changes come to the Heart of the Swarm beta as reported at PC Gamer.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

Glad to see the iconic carrier ship will come back for HotS. Shame about the warhound getting cut out, guess they couldn't rebalance it without giving it a redundant role that another unit already did.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

Well, managed to get into the beta and currently downloading the installer. Unfortunately I will be running it at the lowest of settings as my new PC is still in the making and my multiplayer skills are... lacking to say the least.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:29 PM

Lucky man. Enjoy! Posted Image

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And do share some screencaps of your adventures if you feel so inclined. *wink, wink*





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