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Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:55 pm
by Whiplash!
Blizzcon is just starting and already we are seeing much more information on the Terran and Protoss. Zerg seem to still be in the concept stage. Both the Terrans and Protoss are playable at Blizzcon as well. The current tech-trees for the two races have been revealed as well.

Protoss Tech Tree
Terran Tech Tree

More changing to the units has been done as well, for instance the Tempest has been replaced by the more popular Carrier from the original starcraft. The Twilight Archon has changed it's appearance and now sports the Dark Archon's feedback ability. The Star Relic has been changed to the Stasis Orb, a secondary support unit caster.

The Terrans remain pretty close to what we know so far, however the Missile Turret has lost it's detection ability, and we know the Thor cannot be transported by Dropships.

As for the storyline, Valerian Mengsk (Arcturus' son who was introduced in Firstborn) has been confirmed to be in the game.

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:32 pm
by RazorclawX
Looks like Reaver and Viking didn't make the cut.

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:42 pm
by Taeradun
Mantidz wrote:Terran Tech Tree
lol, n00bz need to learn photography

also viking is at factory

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:55 pm
by Whiplash!
Ya, reaver is out, but Viking is still in, and will most likely stay in.

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:00 am
by IskatuMesk
What I am most excited about is their improved views towards modding. The biggest questions remain, though;

- Will we be able to add new races?
- Will we be able to make maps larger then 256x256?
- Will the AI be softcoded?
- Are they using a hardpoint system (ie unlimited weapons and weapon types for units)?

If I could get answers for these...

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:31 am
by WB
Goddamnit, I got my reaver, only to have it snatched back from me. :(

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:35 am
by Lavarinth
They confirmed all previous units from StarCraft will be included in the StarCraft II Editor.

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:41 am
by WB
Yes, but it won't be used in the actual game.

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:47 am
by Lavarinth
Naturally.

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:57 am
by Mucky
I'm glad the reaver didn't make it. Seriously, nothing in SC1 even came close to the Shuttle/Reaver combo in clumsiness and propensity to malfunction.

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:46 am
by RazorclawX
Lavarinth wrote:They confirmed all previous units from StarCraft will be included in the StarCraft II Editor.


Yeah, but how about axed units?

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:03 pm
by Lavarinth
It's a possibility, I don't see why'd they'd just scrap them. Now something like remodeled units I could see not being placed in, such as the old Siege Tank graphic.

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:04 pm
by IskatuMesk
RazorclawX wrote:
Lavarinth wrote:They confirmed all previous units from StarCraft will be included in the StarCraft II Editor.


Yeah, but how about axed units?


They have said all of the beta/alpha stuff they aren't using will be included, such as the Soul Hunter and the Tempest. Apparently they are also leaving the wc3 hero system available in the editor, as well.

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:40 pm
by chris
Mantidz wrote:Ya, reaver is out, but Viking is still in, and will most likely stay in.
viking is OFFICIALLY in, check the starcraft 2 website.

Personally, I felt that the reaver, juuust wouldn't fit in with the rest of the stuff they have got in. so yeah, in my opinion Its good that the reaver was removed and not something else.

anyway, this is turning into a clone thread of the SCII thread.
may I suggest a lock?

Re: Blizzcon Starcraft II Information!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:46 pm
by Lavarinth
This is a news thread, related to BlizzCon, if more news is announced it'll be here.