MYM Chat Transcript - The1Crow & Beraa
2007-08-04 5:34 PM PDT
MYM]The1Crow and MYM]Beraa joined us for a chat this afternoon about Starcraft 2. The transcript is below:


Beraa, The1Crow, and mbg

[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: Here we have Jonas - The1Crow from MYM
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: Please start new questions in the question room
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: welcome !!
MYM]The1Crow: ChaosSmurf: Question: Any more glimpses of the Zerg? Well, I expected actully expected that we can plaz some Zerg here since my fav race is Zerg in Sc1. But sadly were able to plaz only toss and terra.
MYM]Beraa: JLM: Q:Question: Will the Zerg mechanics work just like they did in SC or will they be changed?
We were not able to play Zerg, but we did see some screens on the big screen. The only glimpse we saw were zerglings, no other units. The mechanics seem to be close to the same but really, I have not seen enough so I cannot say much.
MYM]The1Crow: Brimb07: Q:i stopped playing SC a long time ago,is it worth restarting with the new game ?
ofc it is. If u played sc before it may be much more easy for u to find your way to sc2 too. but even if u didnt play it before, checkit out. Follow the news and the coverage on the community pages, learn about it, and mb u gonna start to love it, cause the previews we got, screenshots and so, are just great i think. further i guess sc2 will be so huge one day
MYM]Beraa: Azure: Question: How will the Starcraft 2 ladder system be setup? Will it be like the one in place for Warcraft 3 or something new?
They have not showed us anything about the ladder system, we were only able to play a single player mission and a two on two. But someone from Blizzard did say that they would surely advance the Battle.net system from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. He used the example of comparing Brood War Battle.net features to Warcraft III: The Frozen throne features. So from that, I am already happy and you all should be too :]
MYM]The1Crow: Toneko: What can we expect in mission breifings in SC2? Will it be like it was in the first game or something more animated? well the mission style in wc2 aint thst good. but it developed great. sc1 was the first step. broodwar the sc expansion was the next step and what we saw about sc2 was just a further development, it is rly fine done what we saw so far
MYM]Beraa: {Ŀ۷Ĝ}ąкάмµ²¯: Since the Protoss has a powerful unit such as the Mothership, will the other races have their own "ultimate unit".
It is a very strong unit as it is tier 3, getting it out in a good or pro game would be near hard. It is like a large building, which means it is slow also it can be taken down by anti-air very easily. The Terran race also has the BattleShip Namato Cannon which is very strong, also Terran has another unit, or you could say building since you build it with a worker called "Thor". It is a very strong unit with a lot of health points. From Zerg we have seen nothing near a "ultimate unit."
MYM]The1Crow: Azure: Question: How will the Starcraft 2 ladder system be setup? Will it be like the one in place for Warcraft 3 or something new?
As I took part in the RTS Summit where 12 ppl from the mot imporant and biggest pages have been invite, i can tell u already that Blizard will set up sth rly great. They care a lot about their community and they sc2 one should be a unique one. Actually there should be a 2 way communiction, that means blizzard will listen to what ppl want and they wanna discuss more with them. So, there will be a ladder system i guess that is fully supported by blizzard
MYM]The1Crow: Azure: Question: Has the SC2 team made any improvements to the hotkey system to make controling your army and building your base less cumbersome?
well the hotkezs are basically the same like in sc, so it is easy to handle. then u can make groups that are shown above the normal menue. Further when there is a worker not busy there will be a notification too
MYM]Beraa: How quickly do you think Starcraft 2 will be adopted for play on the professional level? Do you have any players who have already announced intentions to switch?
I think Starcraft 2 will be adopted very quickly by the e-Sport scene because the game is a great mixture of Warcraft III and Starcraft: Broodwar phsyics, of course more going to SC: BW but I do feel that WC3 players will be able to adapt pretty easily too. I have already seen some professional WC3 players play Starcraft II and it seems they have found it pretty easy. I cannot say if any players have announced to switch yet.
MYM]The1Crow: Dayoni: How quickly do you think Starcraft 2 will be adopted for play on the professional level? Do you have any players who have already announced intentions to switch? i think the same as Beraa. As i mentioned alrdy, Blizzard will do rly a lot to support SCII and its community, and I am sure they will do anything possible to get it bigger then sc and wc3 one day. We talked to many plaeyers, and we didnt find anyone who doesnt like it. So all the current wc3 and sc players gonna check it out, and when they will love it and blizzard will support it so much, they gonna swith soon mb
MYM]The1Crow: Azure: Question: At Blizzcon, specifically have you heard any complaints at all about Starcraft (any little thing at all) or is the general conception that it is already feeling like a really polished game?
Well everyone loves it. The only thing ppl complain at is that there is no Zerg playable rdy hehe
MYM]Beraa: Azure: Question: At Blizzcon, specifically have you heard any complaints at all about Starcraft (any little thing at all) or is the general conception that it is already feeling like a really polished game?
From people I have talked, they all seem to be very happy and do not show any serious complaints. The game is far from complete, don't forget that. For me, the game ran way better than I would have ever though. Myself, I have not found any glitches or tiny things. Everyone should be happy from what they have seen today, and everyone is just excited that Blizzard is releasing another RTS!
MYM]The1Crow: ChaosSmurf: Q: What is better, the Single or Multi Player (from what you have seen)? And why? Also, what would you suggest to Blizzard?
Mulitplayer is only avaible in 2n2 mode at the moment, and it works fine. The system to start a game is well done and is to handle easily. The single player looks fine as well, the briefing menue is done just great... but I can not say much about this yet since there is only mision there for both races. In the Terran one the storyline so far is that Jim Raynor needs some money to pay his troups and u just gotta kill all toss bases.

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