Starcraft II goes Gold!

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Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby AA7Dragoon » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:55 pm

I'll have you know I'm waiting here at my local Wal-Mart for the midnight release like a tool.

That being said, 10 years... Wow. I was a kid when I played the first one. Its amazing a story, characters, and game can bring me back to that giddy childhood.The wait is finally over. Any others who did the midnight release?
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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby RazorclawX » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:59 pm

I'm sitting at home and buying the game tomorrow. That is... if I felt like going to the store for it.
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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby Maglok » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:42 am

I got order sent confirmation yesterday so it will be arriving today (27th) and I will be installing during dinner... after that. Shabang! First... more work though.
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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby AA7Dragoon » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:51 am

I'm halfway installed.  Darn, this game takes forever to install.  It's 12GB with 37,000+ files.
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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby Dread » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:05 am

Installed, finished the Mar Sara missions. So far it's quite a bit of fun, and loving the cut scenes.

Oh, and for those who picked up the CE, I'm rather impressed with the whole package. The art book is quite a bit larger than I was expecting, and although the dog tag was kind of like, uh, filler? Well, whatever, the dog tag flash drive has a metal casing, which does not feel cheap or like an afterthought to this CE.

I mean, it's all... Beautiful, even the box is nice, lol.

Fun, fun, fun!

P.s. Oh, and 12GB install on a single DVD? Nice.
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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby IskatuMesk » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:30 am

Only 12gb? That's impressively tiny. I think they really improved their mpq compression or something.
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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby WB » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:31 am

12 GB compressed. Thats a lot of assets.
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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby Aiursrage2k » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:31 am

That is far out. I didnt even know that  it would released any time soon, let alone today.

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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby Aegis » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:46 am

Man... first I need to upgrade my computer. :P

Either that or I'll just bug someone who would have the game. :P
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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby Lavarinth » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:26 am

Aiursrage2k wrote:That is far out. I didnt even know that  it would released any time soon, let alone today.


Where have you been, then? ;)

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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby GreatGodSajuuk » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:33 am

It's already cracked... WTF.

I guess it'll be weeks till it gets to shops here. I might even consider buying it, if I have the cash.
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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby IskatuMesk » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:38 am

What, you think a pre-download for the biggest release since WoW wouldn't get cracked like everything else does?
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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby GreatGodSajuuk » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:21 pm

Well I didn't know what kind of DRM blizzard used, there are ways to make games very hard to crack, but they also fuck up the user experience, seeing what blizzard did with a lot of things lately I kinda expected them to use some huge DRM bullshit on Sc2
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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby Ricky_Honejasi » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:39 pm

GreatGodSajuuk wrote:Well I didn't know what kind of DRM blizzard used, there are ways to make games very hard to crack, but they also fuck up the user experience, seeing what blizzard did with a lot of things lately I kinda expected them to use some huge DRM bullshit on Sc2


They don't really need to for two reasons :

1) For singleplayer & mapmaking, Blizzard likely know by now that whatever anti-crack measures you put up, some cracker will find the way around it. Thus there is no point trying to put lots of DRM that might be incompatible with specific DVD drives and prevent real unlucky customers from playing the game considering the first point.

2) For multiplayer (being a very big reason people wants to play), with B.net 2.0 and no standard LAN, Blizzard pretty much ensured every player must buy SC2 short of having some private servers that they can use threats of lawsuits and actual lawsuits against their owners.

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Re: Starcraft II goes Gold!

Postby GreatGodSajuuk » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:53 pm

Correction. They can't stop private servers, it's a pointless effort.

Now what does work as a copy protection is stuff like was doen with Garrysmod, quite a few default and vital tools in it were made to be controlled trough steam id's, which messes up any non-steam effort to make it playable, and cracked steam clients are very unreliable, thus GMOD 10 remained uncrackable for at least a VERY long time.

Though I wouldn't be surprised if sc2 multiplayer is protected in the same way, if it is, then congrats to them, they actually have some smart anti piracy people working on it.
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