CVG: Blizzard has ruled out the possibility of it ever introducing LAN support into Starcraft 2 - saying its new 'always online' Battlenet system does a comparable job.
'No chance' of MY support 'No chance' of ME buying
Blizzard should really think about adding LAN. How hard could it be? And it'll appease a lot of fans.
First off I dont get the quotation of 'no chance' since he didnt use those words so trying to be cute with your comment failed. Second, get over it. Most games LAN barely even work or are underused in general. SC2 looks like it will have an endless and amazing amount of content. 90% of people saying they wont buy the game over the LAN issue are simply talking out of their ass.
I'm just preparing for the fallout of SC2 when it drops. I think Blizzard will take EA's spot of "most pirated game ever due to DRM".
have you ever played Starcraft?? LAN is massively important for that game! I think, you're the one talking out of your ass!
While the loss of LAN does suck, with how easy it is to connect to the internet these days i think alot of you are overreacting, in fact i'd go so far as to say that the majority of you never planned on buying the game and instead planned on pirating it anyway. Disagree away.
Funny because people in the beta and competitive scene have completely forgotten that SC2 has no LAN, why? BECAUSE THEY DON'T CARE. The game is great and is looking great.
Emulated servers are already starting to host on LANs...
People intending to play multiplayer implies they have Internet connection if blizz designed battlenet so you can very easily join your friend in a game, then this is perfectly reasonable DRM
You forget about us people that would like to take our rigs up in the mountains where there's no internet with some buddies for Spring Break. So explain how I would be able to play the game I purchased if there's no internet here? I'm inconvenienced because Blizzard is treating their fanbase like criminals.
if you're going up to the mountains and you're bringing a computer, you're missing the point of the of "going to the mountains.
I blame Activision
They want the Battle.net usage at an all-time high after SC2 is released. There will be fees, fees, fees, and ads you must endure. They talked about it rivaling Steam, which be be cool to see. But, I think they're going to make a lot of decisions their long-time fans won't approve of. After D3's showings, It's safe to say it's the WoW-fan's game in it's current state (not SC related I know, but a negative on them for sure). After hearing about the LAN-dropping, I can't help but think of the PC/MW2 fiasco. Basically, "You play where we tell you to play or you don't play at all." One of these things just doesn't belong. Can anyone guess? Activision/Blizzard, Blizzard/Activision, Blizzard, Activision That doesn't sit well with me, seeing as I first started playing SC (and WC) in a LAN house. You can bet this game will be molested by hackers trying to find a work-around. The gameplay is tight though, I can attest to that.
Another crippled PC game. Sigh, you disappoint me on a regular basis Activision. You, Ubisoft and EA. Starcraft was made for LAN, me and my buddies regularly played LAN games often, it was fun. These publishers are killing PC gaming.
wait for teknogods to crack lan on it :P they already got it to work offline :P.
always on? have recent events not shown that there's no such thing?
No lan, no buy. Simple as that. And btw, they better work on the graphics cause the low poly stuff looks a lil sh|tty as of now.
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