Blizzard's Frank Pearce talks to IncGamers about Starcraft 2, Battle.net, future IPs, and a whole lot more.
He's one cool cookie!
He's a funny guy, old Frank :P
Gotta love Frank :)
July 27th, not too far away
Yep, counting the days! :)
Gonna be a great date to me
Yeah, I have to admit, now that I have waited for so long.. it almost feel too soon.. >.<
Frank has this lovely manly voice, lol :)
Hehe, you should have heard some of the comments we cut away :)
And outtakes vid?
No info about their upcoming MMO :(, will they ever unveil?
I agree! I soooo want more information about it!
Yeah, they did mention the new IP though...
"Not even a little bit." *sigh* at this rate it's going down the road of SC:G but they don't wanna announce it incase it dies XD
Interesting read about the design of the leagues. I had not given it so much though before.
The leagues design sounds sweet. it seems that they've got that one completely figured out. A few things that don't sit to right with me are the chats being gone and this marketplace concept. Sure 90% of the chats from the previous games were useless but they played a huge role in clans and friend organization for map testing and just generic game play. To take that away or save it for a patch release sounds kind of overlooked to me. Not to mention that fact that clans aren't even supported yet. Another scary fact would be this marketplace. We're already dishing out $50+ to play the game why allow people to charge more just to play a map? What happened to map development to better the community and maybe get yourself a little fame? I don't know. SC2 looks and plays amazing. I'm just confused as to why they are changing a working system. Whens when?
The map marketplace won't be for every map. From what I understand, it's only for maps with a lot of custom content (custom models and voice actors and that sort of thing), where some designer did a lot of work. I don't think they'll be charging people to play some crappy TD.
Ah, I can understand that then. Anyone who puts in that much effort should be able to make a little compensation for their work. I was just worried it would get out of hand and any pseudo mapper with the know how and an unprotected map would reskin and charge for something. I guess i should wait and see how that's governed before I bash it.
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