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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:55am 26/07/10 | 139 Comments
In case you've been living under a rock, the world's most anticipated Real-Time Strategy sci-fi event officially kicks off tonight when Blizzard finally release the full StarCraft II upon the world.

EB will be hosting the launch event in Melbourne (EB Games Swanston St) and Sydney (George St) from 10pm, which will feature a Cosplay Contest and a Trivia Comp at each location while some 150 stores Australia-wide will be open so you can pick up your copy at midnight. Of course the main event is in Brisbane at King George Square (across from EB) from 9.30pm, details of which you'll find aplenty here, but AusGamers will be in attendance, camera in hand to document the whole thing - so hopefully we'll see you there.












Latest Comments
NoLogic
Posted 11:08am 26/7/10
but AusGamers will be in attendance, camera in hand to document the whole thing


sweet .. I will be in the Brisbane City Hall clocktower with a paintball gun, I am cosplaying.
tequila
Posted 11:10am 26/7/10
If any the attendees have ever given a single person shit for lining up for an iPhone, I hope they choke on their own words tonight
Dan
Posted 11:52am 26/7/10
Yeah, because attending a promoter event with a developer panel, competitions and prize giveaways is exactly the same thing as sitting out the front of a closed shopping-centre for 24 hours to get a new telephone.
trog
Posted 11:45am 26/7/10
I'll be there signing autographs (boobs only) so come up and say gday
Steve Farrelly
Posted 11:51am 26/7/10
(man boobs only)
TicMan
Posted 11:55am 26/7/10
I'm tempted to go to this tonight just because I've never been to any midnight launch thing ever .. however it's about -1591812541245819 degrees at night and the thought of standing around in the cold instead of being at home where it's warm and cosy is not attractive enough.
Hogfather
Posted 11:59am 26/7/10
If I was in Brisbane I'd be there.

Showing up at Cairns Central at midnight is a little too ... exciting ... for this old dude :)
Twisted
Posted 01:57pm 26/7/10
This is probably a retarded question. But is SC2 available via Steam.
Crash
Posted 02:13pm 26/7/10
I'll be at the George street EB annoying people
FaceMan
Posted 02:17pm 26/7/10
I heard a rumour that Optus users get a shitty connection to the South East Asian servers. Is this true ?
kirkoswald
Posted 04:35pm 26/7/10
If you havent pre-orderd the game can you still pick up a copy at george st opening?
Rukh
Posted 04:39pm 26/7/10
Good one Twisted!
eXemplar
Posted 04:59pm 26/7/10
I'm tempted to go to this tonight just because I've never been to any midnight launch thing ever .. however it's about -1591812541245819 degrees at night and the thought of standing around in the cold instead of being at home where it's warm and cosy is not attractive enough.




You can pretend all the blue lips in the photos are cosplay makeup.
ctd
Posted 05:04pm 26/7/10
If you havent pre-orderd the game can you still pick up a copy at george st opening?

If it is like the Brisbane one you gotta pay full prior to midnight launch. Probs because of people + eftpos = time consuming
Crash
Posted 05:08pm 26/7/10
If you havent pre-orderd the game can you still pick up a copy at george st opening?


From what they said today, you need to have it paid in full before 10pm to pick it up at midnight.
trog
Posted 10:15pm 26/7/10
Just arrived. This thing is huge! Its actually IN king George square; they have a huge awesome setup.
FaceMan
Posted 10:19pm 26/7/10
PICS !
trog
Posted 10:29pm 26/7/10
I don't know how to post pics from phone. Ill throw them on fb and maybe one of my URL friends can hotlink
trog
Posted 10:35pm 26/7/10
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trog
Posted 10:39pm 26/7/10
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Fish
Posted 10:41pm 26/7/10
Even though I wasn't interested in getting the game, I might just go down for a looksee since I live nearby.
Jabroney
Posted 10:44pm 26/7/10
nuke the site from orbit
dais
Posted 10:44pm 26/7/10
Wow that is a big do.
Hogfather
Posted 11:13pm 26/7/10
That's a whole lotta cold geeks right there!

Yes Im fucking jealous. WANT NAO!
neffo
Posted 11:17pm 26/7/10
Gotta pre-order brudda?
Hogfather
Posted 11:18pm 26/7/10
Haha!
HeardY
Posted 11:22pm 26/7/10


FaceMan
Posted 11:23pm 26/7/10
Decent sized crowd.
I hope none of them are with OPTARSE
Superform
Posted 11:25pm 26/7/10
holy crap
trog
Posted 11:40pm 26/7/10
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trog
Posted 11:42pm 26/7/10
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MoSFXx
Posted 11:43pm 26/7/10
That's insane can't wait to get this tomorrow shame I gotta work all day :(
trog
Posted 11:47pm 26/7/10
Everyone queued up for the big release

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MoSFXx
Posted 11:51pm 26/7/10
I just installed my digital copy but can't buy the cd key :(
Fish
Posted 11:58pm 26/7/10
Lol. They are giving out empty boxes and posters. The longing look that some of these people are giving the boxes/posters is kinda creepy.
Hogfather
Posted 11:59pm 26/7/10
Is that Kerrigan cosplay a fan or a Blizzard?!
qmass
Posted 12:02am 27/7/10
when does the game actually become playable?
Fish
Posted 12:07am 27/7/10
From the quality of the outfit, I'd say fan.
Tim Tibbetts
Posted 12:19am 27/7/10
The game is playable NOW! Well...when it's installed, I'm @ 62%, ugh!
qmass
Posted 12:19am 27/7/10
so why does blizzard say it becomes available at 3AM on the 28th on its website?
Tim Tibbetts
Posted 12:21am 27/7/10
That's for digital download copies...they want to give retailers a head start I guess.
Peeka
Posted 12:33am 27/7/10
good look activating it lol mate been trying now for a hour no go
ctd
Posted 12:37am 27/7/10
Installerising. God damn that brisbane launch was boreville. Besides the Pylon guy lolz.
Superform
Posted 12:38am 27/7/10
downloading now
kirkoswald
Posted 12:40am 27/7/10
Installed!!! updating now!!
ctd
Posted 12:44am 27/7/10
Did everyone get like 4 guest passes for SC2 and WoW? 7 hours gametime for mates. Plus a notepad lolz.
Mephz
Posted 01:00am 27/7/10
Installing.... please tell me this shit doenst need the dvd drive once installed, my dvd drive is so boned (takes about 300 clicks for the bastard to open) and I only have one between two pc's, so its kinda hanging in the air at the moment to install :P

Might have to go buy some drives tomorrow :/
ctd
Posted 01:02am 27/7/10
Na its sweet. Once installed there is a small patch. DOnt need cd in.

Bnet is up and MP is working fyi.
Mephz
Posted 01:04am 27/7/10
awesome thanks ctd! Athzhr and I are about to jump onto some MP soon if you are keen :)
Mephz
Posted 02:10am 27/7/10
First Game:

Athzhr: Zerg (Drops in first 6 minutes)
Myself: Terran

vs

Terran
Toss

We Win, 2v1 :P ^__^
rec
Posted 02:16am 27/7/10
Yeah just won my first game as well - good start to retail. Off to bed now. :)
ctd
Posted 02:23am 27/7/10
Mann im too tired. Won a couple of 1v1's and lost one and lost a 2v2. Just was so slow, could tell need rest :P try again fresh tomorrow arv after work.
Draxy
Posted 02:35am 27/7/10
Was great time, got my CE signed by StarCraft II Producer Kaeo Milker. If anyone saw me, I was the guy with the UV reactive eyes.

TiT
Posted 08:08am 27/7/10
ok so i have gone to the battle net site, tired to login and its not logging in anyone else having issue... the password is correct because when i type it wrong it tells me
Hogfather
Posted 08:10am 27/7/10
WOrks fine for me - doesn't have a 'welcome, TiT' thing at top right when you enter correct password?
taggs
Posted 08:14am 27/7/10
goddamnit i think i'm gonna have to cave and see if i can find a copy of this somewhere this morning.

except i'm on optus cable, worried about this whole ping situation :(++
TiT
Posted 08:16am 27/7/10
ok for some reason i can login if i use us.battle..net but cant log into sea???
DM
Posted 08:31am 27/7/10
Ugh... My copy is in the mail somewhere and wont arrive till tomorrow at the soonest. I can be paitent... I can be paitent...
darkjedi
Posted 08:32am 27/7/10
At least they've sent yours to the right spot DM. My copy is heading to my old office in Brisbane, which I have to then get re-sent down here.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:50am 27/7/10
I just went to my Local Big W this morning and picked it up for $74.96. Yay.
Fuzzy
Posted 08:51am 27/7/10
Met up with a friend of mine to see the launch, but I started work at 11:30pm, so I didn't stick around

I did see the Pylon walking around though, much win
Hogfather
Posted 08:53am 27/7/10
Pics of pylon required.

Eagerly awaiting post here. I can be patient. I can be cool.
TiT
Posted 08:57am 27/7/10
does anyone know the price of the digital version?
Hogfather
Posted 08:57am 27/7/10
ONE MILLION DORRARS

Probably 80-100 AU I guess. Blizzard isn't gonna undercut EB.
glynd
Posted 09:04am 27/7/10
At first I laughed at my mate who took today off work ... now i'm sitting at my desking thinking i should have done the same :(

only played first 3 missions in SP but such a nice looking game.
trog
Posted 09:22am 27/7/10
Was great time, got my CE signed by StarCraft II Producer Kaeo Milker. If anyone saw me, I was the guy with the UV reactive eyes.
I did see you, if you were a big dude with bright yellow eyes!
TiT
Posted 09:44am 27/7/10
ok where is the cheapest place i can buy this game... Big W is looking the winnar
TiT
Posted 09:49am 27/7/10
Hogfather
Posted 09:51am 27/7/10
YES YES YES

GIMMMMAAAH NAO

Hurry aaarrrrrrrrp driver!
TicMan
Posted 09:55am 27/7/10
BATTLE CRUISER OPERATIONAL
taggs
Posted 09:58am 27/7/10
i just picked up a copy from my local jb for $89 out of laziness.

goddamn, gotta get my APM happening again. haven't played any serious RTS for aaaaaages (wc3:tft).
Thundercracker
Posted 10:08am 27/7/10
Mine just arrived for me at work. I ordered from game.com.au.

I think I'm coming down with something. *cough*
DM
Posted 10:01am 27/7/10
T_T My tracking number I got ain't working. Comes up with the standard "no item with this number" thing. Guess I gotta wait a bit longer cuz it hasn't been put in the system yet. I'm extremely impaitent.
ravn0s
Posted 10:04am 27/7/10
it only gets added to the system when its scanned at the destination.
Dazhel
Posted 10:14am 27/7/10
I did see the Pylon walking around though, much win


Judicator Aldaris must have come back from the dead to do some whinging prior to the launch event.
TiT
Posted 10:49am 27/7/10
just bought mine from dick smith :)
Hogfather
Posted 10:52am 27/7/10
I did see the Pylon walking around though, much win
Judicator Aldaris must have come back from the dead to do some whinging prior to the launch event.

Well, he was right about Kerrigan.
Draxy
Posted 10:56am 27/7/10
Can I just say, single player was EPIC.
ravn0s
Posted 11:02am 27/7/10
youve already finished sp? must be pretty short.
Hogfather
Posted 11:04am 27/7/10
He's had 11 hours ... :)
FaceMan
Posted 11:05am 27/7/10
BigW you say ?
dammit Im not gonna be able to resist.
CSIRAC
Posted 11:10am 27/7/10
Its been said the SP has ~12 main missions and a whole bunch of side missions and if you were to add all possible missions up and played on a challenging difficulty for your skillset then it would add up to ~20-30 hours.

I call bs!
DM
Posted 11:12am 27/7/10
Jesus you've finished SP already? Good thing I suck at RTSes then so it'll last me longer. Why would you just blaze through the game at breakneck pace though to finish it the day it's released? Why not savor it a bit more?
Hogfather
Posted 11:14am 27/7/10
Its been said the SP has ~12 main missions and a whole bunch of side missions and if you were to add all possible missions up and played on a challenging difficulty for your skillset then it would add up to ~20-30 hours.

I call bs!

He might have rushed through doing only the core missions maybe? glittering prizes?! :P
CSIRAC
Posted 11:15am 27/7/10
oh i didnt call bs about him finishing it. i call bs the game has that many hours in it considering how few missions there are. fkn blizzard yapping on about their 30 hours of gameplay is sooooooo full of crap
Hogfather
Posted 11:18am 27/7/10
Oh yeh, 30 hours if you wanna get all the side prizes and achievements mebbe.

This is no Dragon Age - the meat is definetly in the multiplayer.
TiT
Posted 11:23am 27/7/10
downloading 40mb patch
CSIRAC
Posted 11:45am 27/7/10
Mine still hasnt been delivered yet and theres only 5 hours in the business day left. QUICK PANIC
shad
Posted 12:08pm 27/7/10
Did anyone do the digital copy? Want to find out the price difference vs retail while I am still at work.
Hogfather
Posted 12:12pm 27/7/10
Mine still hasnt been delivered yet and theres only 5 hours in the business day left. QUICK PANIC

SAME PANIC NOW
Strik3r
Posted 12:15pm 27/7/10
i'm 1 win / 1 loss so far. Tried to proxy rush a terran who walled me off and smashtowned me. But then was PvP and proxy rushed. Walked into his base with 5 zealots and he hadn't built a unit.
TiT
Posted 12:22pm 27/7/10
Did anyone do the digital copy? Want to find out the price difference vs retail while I am still at work.


Digital copy is not out till tomorrow seen no prices that why i bought it from dick smith cant see it being any cheaper then $69.75
tequila
Posted 12:27pm 27/7/10
Yeah, because attending a promoter event with a developer panel, competitions and prize giveaways is exactly the same thing as sitting out the front of a closed shopping-centre for 24 hours to get a new telephone.


spoken like a true fanboy, it was more like 3 hours too
you're lining up at the exact same time for similar reasons - you want something that happens to be launched at midnight

Mephz
Posted 12:35pm 27/7/10
lol what, I'm playing SP on hard, and I've put in maybe ?3 hours so far, getting every achievement on the way (which means redoing missions most of the time and trying to get as many possible done each time, which is usually difficult with the timed ones).

And I think I'm up to like the 4th mission? 3rd story and first sideline....
There's plenty of SP value if you aren't just in for "I finished first!" I guess.

Especially since a lot of the achievements are actually side-line things within missions as well, it seems very gimp to rush straight to the objective.
The first side quest artifact mission is a good example, you can skip ~3/4 of the map if you don't go for the sideline achievements.....

Also a massive difference between normal difficulty and hard, normal is slower gameplay, weaker (non upgraded) and far fewer enemies, you probably could finish it in a few hours on normal :/

last edited by Mephz at 12:35:40 27/Jul/10
Mephz
Posted 12:39pm 27/7/10
^ I should probably point out that what I mean is, some of the 'achievements' actually vastly changes how each mission is played out and the challenges involved.
It kind of does add replay value to the missions.
Hogfather
Posted 01:17pm 27/7/10
WOOT wifey reports receipt of precious cargo!



Work slightly unlikely now...
shad
Posted 01:20pm 27/7/10
Ok just got mine from JB-Hifi on Adelaide Street. $69
Draxy
Posted 01:22pm 27/7/10
Sorry, I think there was a little confusion. My fault over bad way of wording it. When I got home last night I played some of the SP and what I did play was Epic. Play brutal and by the 4th mission, when you have to sneak behind protoss when they are defending against zerg... Try to Take out Zerg. It's so fun on Brutal.

I think it will take me along time to finish SP as I want to do it well.
TicMan
Posted 03:44pm 27/7/10
Installing now on my MBP which is just fucking awesome - Blizzard really nail this shit by releasing top quality games AND PC/MAC clients on the same DVD.
trog
Posted 03:48pm 27/7/10
Installing now on my MBP which is just fucking awesome - Blizzard really nail this shit by releasing top quality games AND PC/MAC clients on the same DVD.
but how do you move your units with only one mouse button

(hahawheaahwehahwewa)
Tollaz0r!
Posted 03:53pm 27/7/10
It just works Trog.
BoDGie
Posted 03:54pm 27/7/10
but how do you move your units with only one mouse button


You're holding it wrong
HeardY
Posted 03:55pm 27/7/10
bazinga!
taggs
Posted 03:55pm 27/7/10
ahah is it just me or is the stripper hologram thing in the cantina in single player campaign a night elf doing /dance?!
funky
Posted 03:58pm 27/7/10
i hope that my macbook is powerful enough to play it, its the only computer I have now :(
Draxy
Posted 03:59pm 27/7/10
Work's almost over... almost time to play... I can taste it.

PS. Using Mac for gaming = You're doing it wrong.
Superform
Posted 03:59pm 27/7/10
just finished downloading and installing and i gotta wait 2 hours before i can check the digital price.. if its more then 44 i'll get it from a store
TicMan
Posted 04:02pm 27/7/10
I feel physically burnt by trogs burn :(

PS. Using Mac for gaming = You're doing it wrong.


Any particular reason why it's wrong .. I mean SC2 has an OSX client (so does WoW) and it runs just as good as a game would on a PC laptop .. FWIW, the MBP is my work laptop (yes work is that awesome I get to play games here) and I have a PC at home for gaming.
CSIRAC
Posted 04:26pm 27/7/10
this update is taking too long. GO FASTER
Draxy
Posted 04:29pm 27/7/10
Any particular reason why it's wrong .. I mean SC2 has an OSX client (so does WoW) and it runs just as good as a game would on a PC laptop .. FWIW, the MBP is my work laptop (yes work is that awesome I get to play games here) and I have a PC at home for gaming.


Was semi-serious =] Basically I feel it's a right tool for the right job type of scenario. Yes you can play that particular game on a MAC, but it would be a lot more cost effective and allow you to play more games on a PC. So in terms of Gaming, PC has the advantage.
MoSFXx
Posted 04:39pm 27/7/10
Yumm SC2 on my 27" i7 iMac I can't wait
I downloaded digital copy, installed last night updated and all ready to rock and roll by 11:45pm last night, picked up my copy today and activated my key online at work just gotta login when i get home /muahah it's perfect
Khel
Posted 05:16pm 27/7/10
Hrmmm, anyone had trouble with the voice options? Whenever I go into the options, and go to the voice options, it says there are no mics detected, then it hangs and I need to restart my PC (can't even kill it).
Mephz
Posted 05:35pm 27/7/10
Khel - Using a Logitech USB mic here and don't have that issue :/
(For what it's worth)

sorry mate.
kirkoswald
Posted 05:59pm 27/7/10
Hell , its about time!
Charlie
Posted 07:26pm 27/7/10
Mannn, what a silly downloader. It's maxing my uploads which means my down speed is crap.
ctd
Posted 07:28pm 27/7/10
Are the servers really jolty laggy for anyone atm?
dais
Posted 07:29pm 27/7/10
What is with games these days coming in a crappy cardboard case instead of a proper plastic one? What am I supposed to do with this? The game disc falls straight out.

I had to wipe my disc because there was a smear on it and the game wouldn't install. I blame the lack of a decent case.
Hogfather
Posted 07:29pm 27/7/10
Mannn, what a silly downloader. It's maxing my uploads which means my down speed is crap.

Turn off peer to peer in the options. Now.
Charlie
Posted 07:31pm 27/7/10
Turn off peer to peer in the options. Now.


Yeah, I did before I made the post, jumped up to 350 from 80 or so. Still silly, I'd leave it on p2p and help distribute it if I could limit the up to 50 or something..
TicMan
Posted 08:31pm 27/7/10
Did the RealID friends list fuck up or something? All the people I had added in WoW I've had to re-add in SC2 (even though they use the same b.net login).
Charlie
Posted 08:34pm 27/7/10
Tickles, I believe it's not cross game just yet.
Khel
Posted 11:50pm 27/7/10
Did the RealID friends list fuck up or something? All the people I had added in WoW I've had to re-add in SC2 (even though they use the same b.net login).


Same, none of my realid friends show up in Starcraft 2, which seems kind of pointless cos I thought that was the whole idea behind the realid thing.

It definitely works cross-game, cos when I'm in WoW I can see people playing starcraft 2, its just in starcraft 2 none of them show up.
qmass
Posted 10:38pm 27/7/10
playing the single player is frustrating when the server goes down, it asks you to log back in to your account but it doesn't pause your game... and I pressed escape thinking it might just let me play offline but it quit the whole game instead.

boooooooooooooooooo..... (but its ok cause i was on the zombie mission - if thats a spoiler you are a girl - and I dont mind replaying that)
CSIRAC
Posted 11:37pm 27/7/10
Server lag seemed fine, the ping is no better (or worse) than on the US in beta.

The SP is very polished and is great fun the play, my only problem with it is the frustration when setting it to brutal, it basically turns into discovering what the triggers are, not setting them off, build up 200 army and then setting it off. Anything short of this and you will wipe and have to reload from last save. If thats what they mean by hard then.. bleh.

Honestly surprised how well the server has handled. Though I might of missed the initial surge. Played about 7 ladder games tonight, totally smooth except for 2 random dc's but it didnt count for some reason.
Mephz
Posted 11:52pm 27/7/10
Servers seem boned now, dropping people left right and center out of games :/
The GuVna
Posted 12:14am 28/7/10
Yea I finally started stomping someones base with 2 colossosossses, then randomly droppped >:/


Superform
Posted 12:56am 28/7/10
wheres a cheap place to buy cd keys
3x0dus
Posted 01:28am 28/7/10
I put together a feed system for Hogs site, but there may be other local starcraft communities that would benefit from the data.

http://sc2.slawed.net/
TicMan
Posted 10:01am 28/7/10
So I'm fucking exhausted this morning - I was up till about 1.30 playing this and every minute was just brilliant. I smashed out some single player campaign on Hard mode but it became quite difficult about 4-5 missions in so had to throttle back to normal and then breezed through, so my first thought is that a middle ground here would have been nice but alas I can just go back later and give it a go.

The single player campaign and story line is just bullshit for an RTS. It really gets you hooked and interested in what happens to the characters, the ability to upgrade & research outside of the 'battlefield' is very very awesome. So I cracked into some multiplayer and had one of the practice runs against someone who tried to rush me with marines, failed and then I started to attack with battle cruisers, drop shops with siege tanks, etc and he disconnected :(

10/10 from Ticcles!
TiT
Posted 12:22pm 28/7/10
it was interesting how you can connect to facebook and add friends... just showed me which of my facebook friends are geeks :)
Hogfather
Posted 12:30pm 28/7/10
Did the RealID friends list fuck up or something? All the people I had added in WoW I've had to re-add in SC2 (even though they use the same b.net login).
Same, none of my realid friends show up in Starcraft 2, which seems kind of pointless cos I thought that was the whole idea behind the realid thing.

It definitely works cross-game, cos when I'm in WoW I can see people playing starcraft 2, its just in starcraft 2 none of them show up.

SEA is seperate from US for RealID. So you can see Americans playing StarCraft when you are in WoW, but you can't see anyone in WoW ever when you are in SEA StarCraft because there is no SEA realm for WoW!

Its a complete and utter balls up, making RealID 90% pointless for SEA as there is no cross-game support to speak of. It just shows you more info on what your friend is doing in StarCraft. BFD.

I reckon this realisation is why they backflipped on SEA region locking, because SEA makes a mockery of their RealID posterboy.
TicMan
Posted 12:28pm 28/7/10
SEA is seperate from US for RealID. So you can see Americans playing StarCraft in WoW, but you can't see anyone in WoW ever in SEA because there is no SEA realm for WoW.


For real? Jesus that's a balls up .. the whole regionalised thing is crap. The SEA forums are abysmal compared to the US forums, all my existing RealID friends are done via WoW so that's on the US battle.net, etc.
CSIRAC
Posted 01:57pm 28/7/10
59 days to go
eski
Posted 01:57pm 28/7/10
Got it yesterday, fuck it felt good to stick it to EB with that $69 price match. Being a complete RTS noob I need someone to show me how this shit all works. I'm gonna get my ass handed to me online.

Awesome looking game though, looking forward to many months (years?) of play
DM
Posted 03:05pm 28/7/10
Just got my copy about 3 hours ago and blizzard have once again smashed it out of the park. 3 things I bloody love about this,

- Getting to pick what mission, and thus what new units/buildings you get is fantastic. I know some other RTS games let you choose missions but you never know what you get for doing one before the other. This lets you tackle missions with better units.

- Research and upgrading paths are fantastic. Seriously they are amazing. The 20 or so zerg/protoss upgrades for buildings/units and then on top of that the bought upgrades with your mission credits are just so cool. Every RTS should have this

- Between missions how you can look around your bar/ship and see little scenes between people adds so much depth to the game. Silly as it may sound, looking around inside the ship, talking to people, watching the TV and all that stuff really helps you feel like your there through it all.

Never doubted this game would be good but holy crap. Also the stuff in the CE edition is awesome. Now I just gotta get in on time when they release the next 2 (which they will do I bet).
Mephz
Posted 03:24pm 28/7/10
Lost viking Challenge (Access it from the old arcade machine in the cantina)

287,950 (level 6)!

Can't for the life of me get close to that 500,000 achievement :/
CSIRAC
Posted 12:10am 29/7/10
Started playing some challenge missions. For some reason the game speed in the challenges is set to normal (slower than when you play the SP and slower than MP; both are played on "Faster" speeds). Anyone know how to change this? I looked in gameplay options when I was in the challenge mission and the game speed is greyed out. :(
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