Starcraft II Beta Patch 9 Released

Patch 9, which has been greatly anticipated comes with achievements, decals, friends upgrades and a new flashy map editor.

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kuangtu5206d ago (Edited 5206d ago )

Big big patch with lots of changes and new stuff. guys, are you ready for release? well...maybe another month of testing+1 month finalization

Cogo5206d ago

I heard someone said May 22?

Leord5206d ago

No, that was a misunderstanding. It's just another Korean starleague tournament then.

Nobody knows the release date.

Medievaldragon5206d ago

Can't wait to see what fans come up with with that Galaxy editor. fun custom games.

Cogo5206d ago

RPG maps are my favourite.

I mean DotA is kind of RPG-ish...

Leord5206d ago

Well, it's more about competitive and minimal, but I guess you could call it that.

Cogo5206d ago

Map editor I can't believe it!

kuangtu5206d ago

unfortunately, we still can't use them in real game. I don't know, at least we can't upload it to BN for people to download. We can share it though, but I don't know now if there is an option to load the map or not.

Leord5206d ago

MAp editor is obviously the major thing, but I did not expect achievements and decals!

TheColbertinator5206d ago

Achievements on StarCraft 2 sound sweet.Wish I was in the beta :(

Cogo5206d ago

There are loads of contests going around... I hear CVG is giving away 100 a day.

Just check out the various fan sites for tips as well, like the wire..


jdktech20105206d ago

Just preorder it at gamestop ASAP if you can and there's your ticket in

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$15 horse for WoW made more money than StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

Jason Hall, currently an indie developer and former Blizzard employee, has been sharing some really interesting stories from his long career in the industry for a while now. Some of them are truly insightful, while others may seem depressing.

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Sciurus_vulgaris252d ago

I’m a little shocked that StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty sold only around 6 million copies. The original StarCraft did over 11 million. Maybe Blizzard was too leisurely in releasing StarCraft 2? Starcraft 2 came out 12 years after it’s predecessor.

Plague-Doctor27251d ago (Edited 251d ago )

Im surprised too. Starcraft was still a huge name in 2010. It was kinda the only new RTS around and other genres like MOBAs hadn't really kicked off yet. I do remember at the time sentiment around the game was
pretty angry the game was being split into 3 but I doubt that would have impacted sales to that degree

Sciurus_vulgaris251d ago

For a long time I believed StarCraft II sold on par or better than its predecessor. There was so much hype for the game. Plus it had a pretty strong E-Sports scene for a few years.

Myself and half a dozen friends all bought StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and played it religiously for a full year. While I bought the expansions, most of my friends did not. RPGs seem to be a generally low selling genre.

Nerdmaster251d ago

I'm not shocked at all. This was an early example of Blizzard being greedy. Instead of releasing a complete experience, splitting Starcraft 2 in 3 parts so it could make us purchase it 3 times if we wanted to know the whole story and play story mode with the other races.

Sciurus_vulgaris251d ago

I originally had that stance. However, Wings of Liberty, was just as long, if not longer than StarCraft 1. The expansions were of decent length too and added a good amount of additional content.

il-JumperMT251d ago

and people wonder why we are having mtx in everything. i blame the people who actual buy them.

Nerdmaster251d ago

It's interesting he used Brazil as an example of the importance of regional pricing. Nowadays many companies on Steam are setting their prices in Brazil as high as, if not more than, their price in USA. I simply refused to buy a few games when I noticed that's the case.