Blizzard dropped us a note to clear up some possible confusion about the multiplayer experience for Australians in the upcoming StarCraft 2, noting that the servers for Australians will be hosted in 'Southeast Asia':
'Blizzard Entertainment also announced today that both the standard edition and Collector's Edition of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will give players from Australia and New Zealand access to play on servers based in Southeast Asia, alongside gamers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. This local datacenter will offer players in the region improved latency for a high-quality gameplay and connectivity experience.'
While having local servers would be awesome (and we know after our recent interview that it's still an option for Blizzard
), there should be little problem for us playing on these servers. Hopefully cross-server play will be an option for those pro-gamers that want to hit up the international scene a little more at a later date.