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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-17-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 7,313
Posted By XBSHX
Re: Blizzcon 09 announced sc2 beta?

Blizzard doesn't use big events to announce betas, they just announce them on their website when they are ready.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-17-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By XBSHX
Re: Beta, release, and general timeline updates from Dustin "Cavez" Browder.

I agree.

And iAm, if battle.net is not done then obviously the system for online games is still being worked on, which is why beta can't happen without an online game service running.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-14-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 3,558
Posted By XBSHX
Re: Chinese Goverment rules that StarCraft: Ghost promotes "Feudal Superstition"

Every single creature on this earth does the exact same thing. it's just that we are the only ones able to realize it.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-12-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By XBSHX
Re: Activision-Blizzard Q4 results

Weren't you just arguing with me the other day saying that it "WILL" be a 6 month beta when I was saying that I predict a 4 month beta?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-10-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,752
Posted By XBSHX
Re: Mr Jack has been busy

Units also have to be changed so they look right from the overhead view and are easy to read.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-10-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 5,251
Posted By XBSHX
Re: Paris ESL Info from Player who attended

If you are expecting an overhaul of the zerg units you are going to be disappointed when beta hits.

I never saw Dustin say there were secret units they were hiding and that the entire race was...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-08-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,553
Posted By XBSHX
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-05-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By XBSHX
Re: sc2 is missing cinematic elements

I don't remember karune saying they were going to remove them from multiplayer. All he said is they are working on special death animations.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By XBSHX
Re: SC2 Site Problems

Do we really need a new thread evertime someone has a problem accessing the website?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-04-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 5,835
Posted By XBSHX
I agree. That is why I only go to giantbomb. They...

I agree. That is why I only go to giantbomb. They use 5 stars instead of complicated scores. If they like the game they will give it a good score and tell you why. If they don't they will give it a...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-03-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 2,433
Posted By XBSHX
4th? Wouldn't it be the 3rd expansion not the 4th?

4th? Wouldn't it be the 3rd expansion not the 4th?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-03-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,421
Posted By XBSHX
Editor.

Editor.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-02-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By XBSHX
I've been here since before the crash but just...

I've been here since before the crash but just lurked for a while after that before signing up again.

I see your points but you have to realize that before nobody had any idea of what sc2 would...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-02-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By XBSHX
You'll probably get faster loading times and...

You'll probably get faster loading times and squeeze out a few more fps but thats about it. I'm not sure if video chips in macbooks are upgradable. You might want to call apple and ask them.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-01-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By XBSHX
Yeah, integrated intel graphics isn't going to...

Yeah, integrated intel graphics isn't going to cut it. Sorry.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-31-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By XBSHX
That doesn't only apply to only symmetrical maps,...

That doesn't only apply to only symmetrical maps, it is a core problem with the race designs. It's something you just have to deal with unless you want carbon copy races.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-30-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By XBSHX
Once again Maps != Races. When they are used in a...

Once again Maps != Races. When they are used in a competition maps should not give any person the advantage, no matter how small.

Units have so many different aspects that can be balanced that...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-30-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By XBSHX
It was confirmed in a SIGGRAPH course by the lead...

It was confirmed in a SIGGRAPH course by the lead sc2 engine architect.

They're actually loaded into system memory and then sent to the video card as needed. Ever notice how a game can use...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-30-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By XBSHX
The more ram you have the less time the engine...

The more ram you have the less time the engine will have to spend streaming textures/geometry in and out of ram. When textures are streamed from the HDD there is a delay from the time it is needed...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-30-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By XBSHX
Like I said earlier, ladder maps should be...

Like I said earlier, ladder maps should be symmetric. I'm fine with other non-ladder maps being asymmetric.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-30-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By XBSHX
It wouldn't run at a playable framerate. Just...

It wouldn't run at a playable framerate.
Just because a card supports a certain feature doesn't mean its architecture is efficient and powerful enough to use it in any practical manner.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-30-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By XBSHX
Maps != Races

Maps != Races
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-30-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By XBSHX
2GB of system RAM will more than likely be...

2GB of system RAM will more than likely be perfect for sc2. Anything more is a bonus.

Both of those are mobile variants of the GeForce 9 series of chips so I'm guessing you're getting a notebook?...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-30-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By XBSHX
asymmetric maps can never achieve the perfect...

asymmetric maps can never achieve the perfect balance that perfectly symmetrical maps have. Ladder should be symmetric only.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-30-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By XBSHX
Video cards are not measured in only "VRAM"...

Video cards are not measured in only "VRAM" anymore. (VRAM isn't even used in video cards anymore, they now use GDDR RAM)

A GeForce 6600 could have 256mb of memory and a Radeon 4650 can also have...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-28-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 6,420
Posted By XBSHX
The water that the colossi are walking through in...

The water that the colossi are walking through in this newest screenshot is far deeper than the water we've seen the tanks and immortals going through. The colossus on the far right has its legs...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-28-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 6,420
Posted By XBSHX
A few opinions/observations I have. 1. Looks...

A few opinions/observations I have.

1. Looks like they have made great progress on the forest tileset that we saw a while ago. Any ideas as to what planet its from?...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-27-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 6,329
Posted By XBSHX
Why? He's obviously a troll.

Why? He's obviously a troll.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-24-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 6,329
Posted By XBSHX
So if you can't play 24/7 you won't play at all?

So if you can't play 24/7 you won't play at all?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-23-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By XBSHX
Exactly, you can't say it NEEDS to be in beta a...

Exactly, you can't say it NEEDS to be in beta a certain amount of time until it actually hits beta and gets some playtime outside of blizzard. Notice that I didn't say it "only needs 4 months" I said...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-23-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By XBSHX
You can not say it NEEDS a 6 month beta until we...

You can not say it NEEDS a 6 month beta until we first get our hands on it. Even then we will have no idea how long it will be since it depends on what they do to balance it early in the beta. We...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-23-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By XBSHX
Warcraft III was also a huge departure from its...

Warcraft III was also a huge departure from its previous games so the beta is going to take longer. I predict the SC2 beta lasting no more than 4 months.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-21-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By XBSHX
Blizzard Cinematic Team Interview

Not a ton of sc2 info but there is some, more of an idea of how the cinematic team works.

http://www.cgchannel.com/news/viewfeature.jsp?newsid=8144&pageid=0
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-21-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 2,609
Posted By XBSHX
Looks legit to me. I refreshed the captcha like...

Looks legit to me. I refreshed the captcha like 30 times and didn't get a single background that looked like that so it can't be a random coincidence.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 1,893
Posted By XBSHX
Just because every single detail isn't 100%...

Just because every single detail isn't 100% identical doesn't mean that they both aren't trying to serve the same purpose. Enough splitting hairs, your original argument was proven false, deal with...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 1,893
Posted By XBSHX
Dude no they haven't. This is the biggest change...

Dude no they haven't. This is the biggest change since 3.1 to 95/NT. The GUI has remained largely the same as the 95/NT GUI with small improvements until now.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 1,893
Posted By XBSHX
I'm not talking about it sucking or not. I'm...

I'm not talking about it sucking or not. I'm talking about it from a version/code/development standpoint. It's purpose is to be what XP was to 2000, after service packs if that makes you happier....
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-19-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 1,893
Posted By XBSHX
That is exactly what I am saying. Actually...

That is exactly what I am saying.

Actually its not. The reason the version number is 6.1 instead of 7 is to not introduce any compatibility issues between version 6 and version 7, hence the minor...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-19-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1,821
Posted By XBSHX
who cares? Are you actually going to be staring...

who cares? Are you actually going to be staring at their blades while playing?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-19-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 1,893
Posted By XBSHX
Windows 7 is NOT Windows Vista. If you use it for...

Windows 7 is NOT Windows Vista. If you use it for an extended time you would know that. Does it have things in common with Vista? Yes. It is like XP where the core technology is pretty much 2000 with...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-19-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By XBSHX
I think the current model is affecting the attack...

I think the current model is affecting the attack animations they can create. There is a beam emitter on each side of it so they have to be careful to not let the attack/beam animation clip through...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-18-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By XBSHX
The problem with the old attack was that it...

The problem with the old attack was that it covered too much of the screen if you had more than 3 attacking something. Now I'm sure there is something better than what its doing now but that old...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By XBSHX
Bingo

Bingo
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-15-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 4,327
Posted By XBSHX
More than likely there will be a beta opt-in page...

More than likely there will be a beta opt-in page where you can opt-in for a chance to get a beta key. That's probably the only way besides blizzcon and contests of getting in.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-13-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 1,641
Posted By XBSHX
They already do this sort of thing in WoW. They...

They already do this sort of thing in WoW. They know what class combos win the most arena matches and stuff so they can either nerf or buff something.

And if they include this in the beta it will...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-10-2009
Replies: 117
Views: 4,610
Posted By XBSHX
Spychi Running a game smoothly and playable...

Spychi

Running a game smoothly and playable are two completely different things. Never did I say that the game would run smoothly on a pixel shader 2.0 card (geforce 5). What I said is that it...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-10-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By XBSHX
Cutscenes are the closest to 2nd person a game...

Cutscenes are the closest to 2nd person a game will ever get.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-10-2009
Replies: 117
Views: 4,610
Posted By XBSHX
lol the sys requirements aren't going to be...

lol the sys requirements aren't going to be anywhere near that. Blizz has already said that at minimum all you need is pixel shader 2.0, which is from the GeForce 5 generation.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-09-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By XBSHX
Third person is the type of action game where you...

Third person is the type of action game where you actually see your characters body. First person is where you just see hand/arm/gun.

Second person shooters or action games do not exist as far as...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-09-2009
Replies: 86
Views: 3,679
Posted By XBSHX
It's true, it was right around blizzcon 07 or...

It's true, it was right around blizzcon 07 or something that it was like that.
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