Blizzard today gives out some details about the second patch for their successful game title Starcraft II. The second patch for the game will be basically focus on many of the e-sport feature in the games and also on the balance changes.
About the release date they said it will be coming out at the end of this year.
Chris Sigaty, Lead Producer said, "It'slargely our e-sport patch. A couple of big things that will be in there are support for the season rolling, so players can look at the history of how they did in past seasons."
"There will be bugfixes, balance changes and tweaks, too. Chat is the other major thing we want to get in there next patch. We’ll also add more significant features to the editor.”
He further explained that "[Balance] is an ongoing process that, honestly, will take a year or longer to do,"
Blizzard has listed out the balance changes that are in store for their successful game title StarCraft II. The changes that are going to be made in StarCraft II is slated to take effect next month.
Here is the list of changes that is going to be made in StarCraft II:
The largest changes that is going to be made is friendly units will no longer provide vision after being killed, and enemy units previously revealed will no longer be targetable.
In addtion the change will also include adding destructible rocks to the Desert Oasis map and in the center map, the watchtower area is being narrowed.
The build time for the zealot is also being increased from 33 to 38 seconds, and the warpgate cooldown is being increased from 23 to 28 seconds
Many other changes are also in work for terran, the Siege Mode damage of the siege tank is being changed from 50 to 35 +15 vs. armored, Battlecruisers will have their damage against ground units decrease from 10 to 8; Ultralisk damage is being lowered from 15, +25 vs. armored to 15, +20 vs. armored, and many more
Blizzard's has said that they will be removing all the inappropriate user made maps from the recent release game title Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty.
Here is what Blizzard said on its forum while announcing this development for Starcraft II:
“While players are encouraged to share the maps they create through Battle.net, published maps are subject to review to ensure that they promote a fun and safe environment for all players,” said a Blizzard mod on its forums.
“If a map is found to contain inappropriate content, it will be removed from Battle.net and the map maker will be contacted via email.”
When asked to give the reason for this action they said, “Because we can. Literally. We have a support department now of size and ability to enforce these types of things. It simply wasn’t possible when our in-game support used to consist of approximately 20 technical support agents.”
First patch for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is now live. This small patch addresses a few technical issues and makes some server-side optimizations; however, there are a couple of changes worth mentioning which are detailed in the official patch notes below.
Campaign saves have been optimized.
Fixed an issue with sound not playing on some 7.1 systems.
As few more days remaining for the highly anticipated launch of Starcraft 2, this new title continues to talk about.
Nothing more and nothing less than the well-known American newspaper Wall Street Journal has estimated the cost of Starcraft 2 game development, which has been 100 million dollars.
If this calculation is really true, this places Starcraft 2 among the most expensive video game of all time, well above most blockbusters of the year.
Now we have to wait until next July 27 to see if so much money and the twelve years of waiting that the sequel has given hope to fans have been worth it. Here i leave you with Starcraft 2 Latest Trailer:
Blizzard today reveal the details about the System Requirement for Starcraft 2. Here is the details of it.
Minimum System Requirements:
Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 (Latest Service Packs) with DirectX 9.0c 2.6 GHz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor 128 MB PCIe NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT or ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card or better Mac:
Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.2 or newer Intel Processor NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT or ATI Radeon X1600 or better
12 GB available HD space 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista/Windows 7 users, 2 GB for Mac users) DVD-ROM drive Broadband Internet connection 1024X720 minimum display resolution
Note: Due to potential programming changes, the Minimum System Requirements for this game may change over time. Recommended Specifications:
Windows Vista/Windows 7 Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor 2 GB RAM 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon HD 3870 or better
Intel Core 2 Duo processor 4 GB system RAM NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4670 or better
Blizzard today announce and confirm today that the much awaited StarCraft: Wings of Liberty will be available from 27th July 2010. The game was announce way back almost three years back and in the time being we have seen many of its gameplay video, massive multiplayer beta and many more.
StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty will be the first installment in the StarCraft 2 series. So wait eargely and patiently for it release and don't forget to get your hand on to it on 27th July 2010.