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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By XSOLDIER
Re: StarCraft2.com Updates

Those are fantastic.(Having a girlfriend that likes StarCraft makes them even better, cause I can use one xD)


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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-31-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,725
Posted By XSOLDIER
1up StarCraft 2 interview / news

http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3172090&p=1

There's a little bit of info there that you might enjoy. There's a TINY bit of insight into how the Zerg / Protoss singleplayer are being worked...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-26-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By XSOLDIER
I think that Kerrigan having her name is rather...

I think that Kerrigan having her name is rather significant to her character. I think that dropping the "Sarah" from Sarah Kerrigan is because it makes her name more like that of a military title...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-05-2008
Replies: 156
Views: 18,322
Posted By XSOLDIER
The footage is all old, but there's an interview...

The footage is all old, but there's an interview that might be new throughout (I have no sound on this computer, so I can't double check)

...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-04-2008
Replies: 128
Views: 5,242
Posted By XSOLDIER
ANYONE killing Artanis. (Selendis, Ulrezaj,...

ANYONE killing Artanis. (Selendis, Ulrezaj, Zeratul, Valerian, Raynor, Mengsk, etc.)


...well anyone BESIDES Kerrigan I suppose, because that would seem a little bit too similiar to Raszagal &...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-30-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 2,849
Posted By XSOLDIER
http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/images/samwise/StarC...

http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/images/samwise/StarCraft_Samwise001b.jpg

The Ghosts seem to be going back to the concept art a little bit in their design (who knows about the 6 fingers though), but...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-26-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 2,574
Posted By XSOLDIER
I think that the answer is (unfortunately) "Yes."...

I think that the answer is (unfortunately) "Yes."


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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-26-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 2,849
Posted By XSOLDIER
One thing to note about why the Ghost's size in...

One thing to note about why the Ghost's size in this model is utterly ridiculous. Tychus Findlay is a HUGE guy. Does everyone remember the opening cinematic that we first saw for SC2? He's bulky on a...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 1,615
Posted By XSOLDIER
Especially considering that it's the Mutalisk's...

Especially considering that it's the Mutalisk's lower dangely-mouth-thing, we hadn't ever really accurately seen its face before....


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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 1,615
Posted By XSOLDIER
I think that one of the big reasons for moving to...

I think that one of the big reasons for moving to multiple eyes on some of the Zerg units was to make them feel more menacingly alien, and makes them seem a bit more like they were pushed into...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 2,849
Posted By XSOLDIER
I'm basically saying that the model should...

I'm basically saying that the model should ideally look more like the one that was seen for SC: Ghost, and that the move from-

This model ............ to this model...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 2,849
Posted By XSOLDIER
There are quite a few units that have undergone...

There are quite a few units that have undergone updates, but the Ghost has been relatively left alone in the midst of that. Not to mention that the Ghost is one unit where it went from ok in the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 2,849
Posted By XSOLDIER
Terran Ghost model

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/X-SOLDIER/Ghost_SC1_HeadAnim1.gifhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/X-SOLDIER/GhostSCBW.jpg

The Ghost has gone through a couple different looks in SC2...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 1,615
Posted By XSOLDIER
I'll re-post a compilation of the images that I...

I'll re-post a compilation of the images that I made on the Blizzcast thread.

I think that the Mutalisk redesign was done to make it into a more natural evolution into the Swarm Guardian. It's...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,129
Posted By XSOLDIER
True, but it makes a lot of sense for flying...

True, but it makes a lot of sense for flying units to have multiple (more than 2) eyes, because they have a much larger field of vision, and generally speaking eyesight is extremely important to them...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,129
Posted By XSOLDIER
I noticed the same thing. Haha. I think...

I noticed the same thing. Haha.

I think that the look fits the Mutalisk very well. Its face seems like a much more natural evolution to that of the Swarm Guardian - since it's face still looks...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By XSOLDIER
I know that the larva can survive for a while. I...

I know that the larva can survive for a while. I remember my friend playing Zerg, and rushing his opponent's expansion (Protoss). When his opponent finally got a big enough force to re-take his own...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By XSOLDIER
By making the Cliff Climbing a researchable...

By making the Cliff Climbing a researchable ability (just like Blink is for Stalkers) that can't be researched until the appropriate Tier that other races have abilities that allow them to adequately...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By XSOLDIER
Before it's suggested, while Creep may seem like...

Before it's suggested, while Creep may seem like a viable option to bypass cliffs for Zerg, the fact that it would also allow enemy units easier access to your base in ZvZ would be problematic.
...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 3,816
Posted By XSOLDIER
I may be mistaken on this, but didn't SC: Ghost...

I may be mistaken on this, but didn't SC: Ghost have a part where you were in a Missile Turret, and firing at oncoming forces? There's obviously a little person in the Missile Turret in the SC:BW...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,129
Posted By XSOLDIER
The Archon's attack's looking pretty decent from...

The Archon's attack's looking pretty decent from the screenshots that were posted earlier (although it's a bit blurry)

http://file.sgamer.com/Albums/0/378/284CF.jpg



I agree with this...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By XSOLDIER
I agree that a passive cliff bypassing mechanic...

I agree that a passive cliff bypassing mechanic such as the Reaper's jump jets, or the Colossi's tall stride shouldn't be given to an extremely massable unit of the Zerg. A caster unit would be a...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,152
Posted By XSOLDIER
That does look quite similiar to the Cloverfield...

That does look quite similiar to the Cloverfield Parasite.


http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/2250/parasiterg0.jpg


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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By XSOLDIER
This is good to hear. All races have a general...

This is good to hear. All races have a general transport - Dropship, Nydus Worm, Phase Prism. But only the Terran & Protoss have mechanics that're unit oriented, and don't rely on a transport unit.
...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-19-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,152
Posted By XSOLDIER
Also - the unit should look like it's logically...

Also - the unit should look like it's logically capable of travelling underground. The Defiler could be, but the Infestor is overall too fleshy, and bulky with odd direction obtrustions (arms, limbs,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-14-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 4,657
Posted By XSOLDIER
I honestly think that the biggest overall issue...

I honestly think that the biggest overall issue with the TL.net outlook is that it seems like they're expecting certain mechanics to function EXACTLY like SC:BW, with the addition of some new units,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-13-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 13,210
Posted By XSOLDIER
I'm sure you can manage to save between the...

I'm sure you can manage to save between the releases. ;)

It's only 3 games. It's just like having a really cool game, and then they make two more after, but Blizzard just decided to make all 3 to...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-13-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 2,057
Posted By XSOLDIER
Hahaha. A problem I often run into. Here's...

Hahaha. A problem I often run into.

Here's the TL;DR version for you Agent-47 -

"Canon follows the most logical route to a conclusion, with the max amount of character development & side...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-13-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 2,057
Posted By XSOLDIER
Blizzard has specifically stated that each game...

Blizzard has specifically stated that each game has a conclusive story with a definate ending. In terms of things like an RPG, there's SOME things that become accepted as canon whereas others are...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By XSOLDIER
Not to mention it avoids people furiously...

Not to mention it avoids people furiously pounding on a single key in moment's of "oh-crap-I-need-a-lot-of-these-type-of-units" panic, and easily reduces it to a "Ctrl+Hotkey" problem solved motion....
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By XSOLDIER
Great suggestion. I also agree that there...

Great suggestion.

I also agree that there should be some hotkey shortcut to just fill the available unit queue with a single unit. Ctrl+Hotkey seems like a good solution. This also allows for...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-13-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 5,604
Posted By XSOLDIER
@ PsiWarp: She confirmed that it was, and the...

@ PsiWarp: She confirmed that it was, and the Kerrigan Animatic at New Gettysburg was also her.

I've instered a piece of the reply that she sent. She responded to me asking if her voice was used...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-13-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 5,604
Posted By XSOLDIER
I just got a reply back, so here's the latest bit...

I just got a reply back, so here's the latest bit of news from Glynnis Talken, so that you don't have to keep speculating on the issue, etc. I let her know we'd keep our fingers crossed on the issue,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-12-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By XSOLDIER
Agreed. There's a very good reason that...

Agreed. There's a very good reason that information about him is being kept quiet. Everything about the hybrids and who he serves is an integral part to the plot of SC2.


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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-12-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,263
Posted By XSOLDIER
Brilliantly done! Glad to see everything up and...

Brilliantly done! Glad to see everything up and online finally. It's always nice to hear that the Blizzard folks still keep an eye on some of the heavy articles around here.

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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-12-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 5,604
Posted By XSOLDIER
Agreed. Any news about Voice Acting means that...

Agreed. Any news about Voice Acting means that things are wrapping up.

Also - I should have some official news regarding Glynnis Talken's reprisal of her role sometime in the next couple days.
...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-12-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By XSOLDIER
You also have to remember that the way a unit...

You also have to remember that the way a unit looks is going to be affected by the lighting of the world they're on. This base unit render's just done under normal bland lighting to show as much...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-12-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 5,604
Posted By XSOLDIER
I have to agree on this one. I chatted with her...

I have to agree on this one. I chatted with her about the voice acting in the new cinematics at Blizzcon 2008, and she confirmed that she was the one seen in the Blizzcon footage, but NOT in the Zerg...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-07-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By XSOLDIER
This is what the info looks like at SC2Armory's...

This is what the info looks like at SC2Armory's entry for it (supposed to be updated as of Blizzcon)


Twin 90mm Cannons
Damage: 15
Range: 7
Speed: Normal
Targets: Ground
Bonus: +10 vs...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-07-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By XSOLDIER
It's so it'll be a fair fight...

It's so it'll be a fair fight (http://lynx.uio.no/jon/gif/fiction/thor.jpg).

(Not that the BanHammer Image doesn't have his Giant rock-wielding opponent's arm in it)


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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-07-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By XSOLDIER
At some point people have to realize that you...

At some point people have to realize that you always end up borrowing from other things to SOME degree when you're making a genre sci-fi / fantasy / etc game, because that's how you keep things...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,129
Posted By XSOLDIER
The main point being that this person seems to...

The main point being that this person seems to have been HIRED after Ghost was put on hold.

It's extremely odd that he would be listed as participating on a project that's been frozen since...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-07-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,902
Posted By XSOLDIER
Quick think I don't know why I didn't mention...

Quick think I don't know why I didn't mention earlier - The Queen is produced directly from the Hatchery, and NOT from the typical Larva, suggesting that there's a very good possibility that they...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,129
Posted By XSOLDIER
Is StarCraft: Ghost Returning!?!

http://www.starcraftwire.net/n/1621/starcraft-ghost-active-again

The possible leak comes from the fact that on the Korea Games Conference 2008, Jeff Kang has this line in his profile:

"Concept...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-07-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By XSOLDIER
Agreed 100% Hopefully they'll show the current...

Agreed 100% Hopefully they'll show the current Tank Mode so that people can se what it's better at now.

Here's some stat info on it for those who don't know:
Tank Mode: Damage- 15 (+10 vs...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-06-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By XSOLDIER
That's why I prefer the Thor as the damage...

That's why I prefer the Thor as the damage soaking unit. It's this massive walking unit with enormous guns that's meant to draw as much fire as is physically possible away from the other units. In a...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-06-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By XSOLDIER
The SIEGE Tank indicates that though the tank can...

The SIEGE Tank indicates that though the tank can be deployed in a mobile assault fashion with its twin 90mm cannons, and "tank" it's main purpose is that of a Siege Engine (a device that is designed...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-06-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,902
Posted By XSOLDIER
I was referring to an Infestation along the lines...

I was referring to an Infestation along the lines of how Kerrigan was taken by the Zerg, since she's basically an Infested being, and Assimilated herself into the Queens as far as I understand, the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-05-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,902
Posted By XSOLDIER
Nice find on the Queen image by Samwise. ...

Nice find on the Queen image by Samwise.

It's been stated that the Queens are responsible for the intricate manipulation of the Zerg strains.



Being as they're replacing the Cerebrates,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-31-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By XSOLDIER
And thus was the beginning of the SC2 Yo' Momma...

And thus was the beginning of the SC2 Yo' Momma Ladder matches.


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