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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Dinosawer » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:10 am

It was €22 today on the German Amazon (compared to the 39.99 official blizzard price), so my copy is on the way :ghost:
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Talvieno » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:33 pm

I bought my brothers a copy for Christmas. :) Still not sure what kind of DRM it has... hopefully nothing too severe. :| I suspect it will probably only work on one computer, but, ah well.
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Dinosawer » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:38 pm

No, it works on multiple, just not at the same time. Battle.net is like steam when it comes to DRM - you can play the campaign offline as long as you've been logged in before. Things that require you to get stuff from their servers doesn't work when you're not connected, of course. Such as custom levels and skirmish on maps you haven't used yet.

Also, you can play skirmish together on just one copy. There's a free demo of starcraft (if you launch the game as guest - ie someone without account - you get this version) which is normally restricted to 1 race, but while you party up with someone who has the full game you get additional stuff (access to the other races, eg).
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby TGS » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:52 pm

Dinosawer wrote:No, it works on multiple, just not at the same time. Battle.net is like steam when it comes to DRM - you can play the campaign offline as long as you've been logged in before. Things that require you to get stuff from their servers doesn't work when you're not connected, of course. Such as custom levels and skirmish on maps you haven't used yet.

Also, you can play skirmish together on just one copy. There's a free demo of starcraft (if you launch the game as guest - ie someone without account - you get this version) which is normally restricted to 1 race, but while you party up with someone who has the full game you get additional stuff (access to the other races, eg).

Sadly this is not 100% true, not that I think you're lying or anything. The Battle.net game system employs a similar system to GTA, or rather GTA uses a system similar to Battle.net, not sure which adopted it first as it wasn't always the case with Battle.net either.

The system actually has a semi-variable duration I believe 1-3 months that if you don't login you cannot play the game. So it isn't a "login once and play offline indefinitely" you do have to login from time to time to verify that you own it can yadda yadda.

So in that respect it is still DRM in the form of third party "verification" service which is one of the more severe DRM methods the only thing more severe being this coupled with enforced activation limits. E.g you can only activate it on so many computers. Ubisoft employed/used to employ that with a lot of its games, have no idea if they still do.
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Silverware » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:50 pm

TGS is entirely correct there.
But yes, you can play offline, usually.

Talv, SC2 used to run on my craptop which struggled to run FO:NV :V
So your PC can likely handle it. (if you can keep your net up)
If you do get it, let me know which expansion(s) and I'll play with ya. :V
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Talvieno » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:10 pm

I got it for my brothers, Zorathex (aka Microvieno) being the one who was actually interested in it. At some point I do plan on leaving, though, so I'd rather not install from the copy I got him; eventually I wouldn't be able to play it anyway.
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Dinosawer » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:20 pm

You can play MP with the free demo, in fact, as long as you play with someone who has the full game.
Also, authentication is account-based, not pc-based
Your largest problem would probably be that it's 20 GB :V
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Silverware » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:24 pm

Heh, sounds like a plan then.
Lets make Talv play some strategy games other than XCom :P
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:31 am

Silverware wrote:Heh, sounds like a plan then.
Lets make Talv play some strategy games other than XCom :P


He already played some supreme commander with me :V
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Talvieno » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:59 am

Yes I did. Got stuck on one of the supreme commander missions though.
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:00 am

Talvieno wrote:Yes I did. Got stuck on one of the supreme commander missions though.


which one?
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Talvieno » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:27 am

Cornflakes_91 wrote:
Talvieno wrote:Yes I did. Got stuck on one of the supreme commander missions though.


which one?

The Black Sun one for the Cybrans.
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Dinosawer » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:43 pm

Verdict: the campaign is good, as usual, and the new coop mode is tons of fun. :mrgreen:
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby Dinosawer » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:16 am

omyjosh

Remastered version of Starcraft: Brood War coming this summer:
https://starcraft.com/en-gb/

And end of March, the (non-remastered) StarCraft and Brood War become completely free for all of you heretics who haven't played it :mrgreen:
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Re: StarCraft II

Postby JanB1 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:08 am

Dinosawer wrote:omyjosh

Remastered version of Starcraft: Brood War coming this summer:
https://starcraft.com/en-gb/

And end of March, the (non-remastered) StarCraft and Brood War become completely free for all of you heretics who haven't played it :mrgreen:


Looking so forward to this! :o

I played the StarCraft 2 port of the first game before, was pretty neat. :D
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