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Starcraft II Petition Nears 250,000 Signatures

GamerZines: Remember that Starcraft II petition we reported on last year which only had around 3,000 supporters? Well, it has swelled a bit since then with the signatures numbering close to a quarter of a million.

249,074 people want Blizzard to put LAN support back into Starcraft II - at time of writing - with the first part of the sequel, Wings of Liberty, to be released over the coming months.

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Darkfocus3105d ago

I don't see why they wouldn't put it in. people will find a way to hack B net for SC2 anyway.

vhero3104d ago

these things never work anyways and now we know the real reason they removed LAN and that was so they can charge a monthly fee for online play..

ThanatosDMC3105d ago

They dont want LAN so that people would buy more copies and of course use Battle.net.

Besides people will probably just buy one copy and copy the cd-key over and over again if they did. So they want SC2 to be hosted on their servers instead. Nothing wrong with that... i mean, internet speed should be able to easily handle a game like SC2 since not a lot of crap is happening on screen compared to games like Company of Heroes and the like.

vhero3104d ago

They removed LAN so they can charge a monthly fee to play online like WOW they have already confirmed this is going to happen.. They claimed it was because of piracy at first but this has recently found to be a lie..

ThanatosDMC3104d ago

Didnt Blizzard state that Battle.net will be free?

AntoineDcoolette3102d ago

Outside of Russia, has it been confirmed anywhere that it will cost a monthly fee to play SC2 online?

And there's the possibility of Russian's paying a monthly fee because of a different market set up. 15$ version with 4 months of online play, 30$ version with 12 months of online play, and there will be an option to upgrade to the European version for unlimited online play.

El_Colombiano3105d ago

No LAN has almost killed off Starcraft 2 for me. Now I am certain Starcraft will never be upstaged bu any of it's coming sequels.

jadenkorri3104d ago

its confirmed for russia i think, but cmon, their so gonna charge per month for us... If they do, ill be dling it to play the campaign and thats it.

vhero3104d ago (Edited 3104d ago )

Thats not just gonna be for Russia.. There is no way on this earth they are gonna charge for 1 continent and not the rest. They just won't release the info until near launch and they have the setup in place. If you really think they are only gonna charge for Russia with a monthly fee you need to stop it.

I am refusing to buy the game and definetly getting the pirated copy out of principle and playing on pirated servers to prove my point. I always buy games that deserve my money like c&c and WC/SC series but this will be the first I am boycotting. Blizzards biggest ever mistake was joining with activision. Funny thing is it wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for the success of that blight on the world called World of Warcraft (I hate that game it ruined a great company)

AntoineDcoolette3102d ago

1) Russia isn't a continent
2) Are you going to legitimately obtain a copy once you realize there isn't a monthly fee?

Darkfiber3105d ago

So what. Not like they still aren't all going to buy it. Blizzard doesn't care.

XxRoosterxX3105d ago (Edited 3105d ago )

that internet petitions mean NOTHING to developers/publishers.

The last PC petition for MW2 was embarrassing. The majority of the people who signed the petition, bought MW2 despite the absence of dedicated servers.

Here's a pic for proof.

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