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Starcraft 2: 'No chance' of LAN support

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. (Industry, PC, Starcraft II, Starctaft 2)

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TotalPS3Fanboy  +   2074d ago
Well, then...
'No chance' of MY support
'No chance' of ME buying
Darkstorn  +   2074d ago
Blizzard should really think about adding LAN. How hard could it be? And it'll appease a lot of fans.
conker121  +   2074d ago
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.
FantasyStar  +   2074d ago
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".
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badz149  +   2074d ago
have you ever played Starcraft?? LAN is massively important for that game! I think, you're the one talking out of your ass!
Noctis Aftermath  +   2074d ago
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.
GenoZStriker  +   2074d ago
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.
siliticx  +   2074d ago
Too bad Blizz...
Emulated servers are already starting to host on LANs...
Halo3 MLG Pro  +   2074d ago
rexus12345  +   2074d ago
Nothing wrong with this
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
FantasyStar  +   2074d ago
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.
XxRoosterxX  +   2074d ago
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.
JussBlazn  +   2074d ago
I blame Activision
They want the 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.
I Call 9MM  +   2074d ago
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.
ApexHell  +   2074d ago
wait for teknogods to crack lan on it :P they already got it to work offline :P.
hazelamy  +   2073d ago
always on?
have recent events not shown that there's no such thing?
5tgyw3ty34  +   2073d ago
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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