Submitted by syrinx 1802d ago | news

StarCraft 2 Save Game Woes

With StarCraft 2 being so heavily integrated with Battle.Net, gamers who purchased the game are becoming frustrated with the way in which the game stores single player progress when logged into Battle.Net. Currently gamers are losing achievements and save game progress which has only just come to light as more and more gamers progress in the single player campaign. (PC, StarCraft, Starcraft II)

Dorjan  +   1803d ago
Gah, Battle.net has already been down for a while and I heard about people losing a few hours of progress...

bloody online connection stupid anti-piracy bull-crap!
ATi_Elite  +   1802d ago
PC Elitist
Aw just chill out, it's day 1 and with 1.8 million gamers on the server plus an ungodly amount of S.Korean gamers you know there was gonna be downage. just go eat a sandwich by then the server will be up.

I don't mind the online anti piracy as Blizzard is just trying to protect their $100 million investment.

Starcraft 2 is too good to be pirated.
Charmers  +   1802d ago
Not been keeping up with the news have you ? Starcraft 2 did not cost $100 million :-

“Activision Blizzard Inc. hasn't disclosed development costs for its Starcraft II videogame. A July 16 Technology article about the Starcraft sequel incorrectly said the company spent more than $100 million to develop the game; that figure referred to its World of Warcraft game,”

So the $100 million figure was actually to do with World Of Warcraft and they have not said how much starcraft 2 cost to make (obviously they couldn't budget for any AA in the game).
Montrealien  +   1802d ago
Well, I have had the game since early Tuesday morning and have had Zero Issues. Once again a minority are overshadowing over a million people who have no issues what so ever.

And if someone complains about the online connection with battle net, for crying out loud, get off Dial up, this is 2010. Not having decent internet, in NA at least is just sad...
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Perjoss  +   1802d ago
oh no, now some people are going to have to replay a few levels of one of the best games of the year, that does not sound fun at all.
Narutone66  +   1802d ago
I just
bought my copy. Although I live in Asia, I got a U.S. version. As I'm typing this, SC2 is being installed in my computer. I hope the U.S. server is not too crowded. I'm a little disappointed that LAN play is not available.
Chazmers  +   1803d ago
sounds about right that something was going to cock up for such a big release
wollie  +   1802d ago
too bad its already pirated. the only ones their bull hurts is paying customers.
Montrealien  +   1802d ago
a small minority of course.
Narutone66  +   1802d ago
Pirated copies
can't be played as you have to be connected to Battle.net to play even the single player campaign.
Charmers  +   1802d ago
I hate to break this to you Narutone66 but you are wrong, the pirated copies of Starcraft 2 can indeed be played without any problems (single player at least) The only problem was the fact you couldn't continue your campaign from in the game (you had to double click on the save game to continue the campaign).

But I think we can safely say that battle.net, lack of lan did absolutely nothing to stop this game being pirated. Still it does show how hollow some publishers are screaming "piracy killed our game sales" here is Blizzard selling nearly 2 million copies even though their game has been cracked ???? hm food for thought there.
Sprud  +   1802d ago
You can play singleplayer without being connected even with the legit version. You don't get achievements when playing offline though, and I'm sure pirated versions don't either.
Charmers  +   1802d ago
I have always been led to believe PC gamers didn't care about achievements is this impression wrong ? I know I have been a PC gamer for 20 odd years and I seriously couldn't give a crap about the things. So if I was to pirate starcraft 2 the fact I wouldn't have access to achievements wouldn't be sending me to hang myself.

I am not saying I am going to pirate Starcraft 2, I don't pirate games I was merely illustrating that the game has been cracked and it is being openly pirated yet at the same time it is still selling nearly 2 million on launch day ...... hm.
Ilikegames76  +   1801d ago
I bought a US
version of the game, since the Chinese version have a crappy dub. My problem is that in the office, connecting to the Battle.net is being blocked by the admin, so a few of us here couldn't play it during our lunch break. This wasn't a problem during Starcraft 1, since we could play it through LAN. I wonder if there is a work around to not connecting to the Battle.net when playing. I'm really disappointed since I hardly play PC games and when a good PC game comes along, I can't play it properly.
tdrules  +   1802d ago
Battle.net is down for routine maintenance, it said on the login screen, you're an idiot if you didn't notice.

OH WOW, pirated gamers can still play it when Battle.Net is down!
What a shame then, that they can't access all the awesome features like achievements, cross game chat, map hosting, replay hosting etc etc

You can brag about not paying for a game, but the fundamentals aren't there if you pirate it and never will be.
wollie  +   1802d ago
never said pirated copies get the full experience. all i said was that the only people the anti-piracy crap hurts is the paying customer, pirates will always pirate. there is no such thing as un-hackable.
Charmers  +   1802d ago
You have to question the wisdom of doing "routine maintenance" when you just launched a massive game just 48 hours ago. I am not disputing that something as massive as battle.net needs routine maintenance but come on here less than 48 hours after the release of Starcraft 2 that is a bit moronic to say the least.
badz149  +   1802d ago
nothing is unhackable? the PS3 says hi!

but yeah, these DRM stuff is crazy! it's truly hurting the paying customers. what if I installed the game on my laptop and go some place with no wifi and then while waiting there, I wanna play some SCII campaign? I can't save there can I? and what about those people with no internet and just happy playing skirmish like they did with the 1st game? no luck either eh? this is the most ridiculous DRM ever!
tdrules  +   1802d ago
Do you not realise the DRM is that you can't access the fundamental features such as online and Battle.net 2.0.
pirate all you want but DRM means you're getting less than half of the game
badz149  +   1802d ago
I'm not trying to be WITH the pirates here but getting less than half of a game while not paying a dime? pretty good deal I guess. that's why pirates will always be pirates. settling down with less without paying is too good to pass up
Spenok  +   1802d ago
Pretty much.
iceman2885  +   1802d ago
It is true you don't get your achievements if you beat a mission while you are disconnected from battle.net (it happened to me, thought it would just load up the achievements when I finished the mission and reconnected to battle.net, but it doesn't).

However, this article is spreading blatant lies, because the game does clearly tell you that you have been disconnected from battle.net when playing if you are disconnected.

It's a message as clear as day at the bottom of the screen.
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mrv321  +   1802d ago
GB TNT I hope they keep with SC2.
tonedeff  +   1802d ago
Reloaded version
You have none of the crap with the pirated version. It's nice to see how paying/loyal customers are being treater by Blizzard.
Montrealien  +   1802d ago
And its nice to see people support pirating.

*rolls eyes*
Panthers  +   1802d ago
I dont know what this article is talking about but my game is playing just fine. I havent had any issues at all. Besides, these are only single player issues. This games soul is in the competitive multiplayer.
Senden  +   1802d ago
Yeah ironic really.. pirated copy no problems, loyal paying customers problems.. it's an absolute joke.
tdrules  +   1802d ago
What's your favourite of Battle.net 2.0 so far?
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