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Beta Extendtion

Postby Cliff747 » Fri May 28, 2010 10:43 am

Woah!! SC II Beta got an extendtion to June 7th.

http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=25135304348&sid=5000

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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby Theia_Loki » Fri May 28, 2010 10:51 am

:D Woohoo!!
Even though it's a one week extension, it'll certainly allow us to enjoy the beta that much longer.
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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby thebrowncloud » Fri May 28, 2010 10:56 am

I actually take that as a bad sign. That might set the release date back a week, too. It's only a week, though. Not like we aren't used to waiting or delays.  :P
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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby Ricky_Honejasi » Fri May 28, 2010 11:10 am

Well, they better use that extension for fixing the netcode issues and truly show the improvements until their new deadline.

To me, the netcode issues are one of the current biggest killers on top of the several issues there are at the moment.

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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby thebrowncloud » Fri May 28, 2010 11:16 am

Ricky_Honejasi wrote:Well, they better use that extension for fixing the netcode issues and truly show the improvements until their new deadline.

To me, the netcode issues are one of the current biggest killers on top of the several issues there are at the moment.
Agreed. And that isn't the only issue by any means. There is still so much more that needs fixing. I'm still very skeptical that July 27 is going to be the actual release date, seeing how slowly Blizz fixes things and how other things tend to break when they try.
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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby Mr. » Fri May 28, 2010 11:33 am

I'm kindof wishing they would push back the release date, like, a couple months, or something.  There are a lot of things that they should rework.

I just really really really hope that we see a patch 14.
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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby RazorclawX » Fri May 28, 2010 3:48 pm

The Blizzard that put out the original Starcraft is gone; the release date won't get pushed back. We're going to get a crappy netcode at release.
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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby Falchion » Fri May 28, 2010 4:36 pm

I'm trying to refrain myself from playing, especially with the crap they did with Patch 13.  If they release Patch 14 and it fix, then we can talk.
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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby Ricky_Honejasi » Fri May 28, 2010 7:53 pm

So unless I just played in the best time somehow, I actually could play different custom maps without major lag. In short, ridiculously smooth vs the ridiculously laggy situation there was about 5-6 days ago.

Anyway, about to gather some more players to see if it holds true for higher player count or if it's just plain luck.

However, ultimately, it leads me to believe that all games are directly hosted on battle.net instead of using a player host's computer to do it.

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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby IskatuMesk » Fri May 28, 2010 9:14 pm

Local hosting does not exist at all and probably never will.

Which is extremely bad.
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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby Ricky_Honejasi » Fri May 28, 2010 10:05 pm

IskatuMesk wrote:Local hosting does not exist at all and probably never will.

Which is extremely bad.


No, what I imply this time is that instead of hosting relying on a the host's computer to MANAGE the game's data (I don't mean hosting a file vs a file off b.net), it seems to be battle.net as well (unless it's in a bandwidth-only fashion as in host manage, send data to b.net then b.net resend to all players).

Since that's about the only explanation that it lagged horribly 5-6 days ago yet these days, the lag now is a LOT more reasonable without a single patch (which means no change on the player's side data-wise which it could have been on b.net's server side).

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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby IskatuMesk » Fri May 28, 2010 10:32 pm

Which can also be a bad thing under certain circumstances as well.

Like, you know, having to connect to b.net during a lan.
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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby Ricky_Honejasi » Fri May 28, 2010 11:10 pm

Yeah indeed. Also it is annoying when the lag is determined on the b.net servers' load as opposed to the players' connections for the game itself (especially seen in early Patch 13).

If Blizzard manage to have decent connections in general for b.net 2.0, SC2 might end up lagging horribly 5-10 years later when all the expansions are out and that Blizzard will have little gain off SC2 (thus less expenses on SC2 servers, lag raises a lot) vs a future WC4 or SC3.

Of course, it's all presuming that I am not mistaken about b.net 2.0 directly hosting games.

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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby Xenon » Fri May 28, 2010 11:29 pm

I wonder if this is their "solution" to the problem of some people being completely unable to host games.  :-\


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Re: Beta Extendtion

Postby Xelxiuz » Sat May 29, 2010 6:43 am

RazorclawX wrote:The Blizzard that put out the original Starcraft is gone; the release date won't get pushed back. We're going to get a crappy netcode at release.


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