"Here's a list of some of the features we are planning to release at or around the launch of Heart of the Swarm:
I shit you not when I say we won't see some of these things like 6 months or more after HotS release. Btw, all these things should have been in the game at release. I won't expect anything or praise Blizzard for anything until everything is ready to use ingame.
It's pretty much everything we have asked for, except for LAN and it being two years late. But it's good to see that they are going to actually do some stuff, but I'll rather wait a bit until I see how they will approach it. I might actually buy HotS now.
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RustySpork United Kingdom. May 08 2012 01:30. Posts 49
This is really good news. Features that should have been included in the initial release of the game are finally going to be added. Also the game will cost less than WOL did. Still no update on name changes T.T
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lokiM United States. May 08 2012 01:31. Posts 3366
On May 08 2012 01:22 PaterPatriae wrote: don`t get the point of unranked matchmaking, but the rest sounds great.
Remember all those people who were like "oh man i wish i didn't have to bomb my MMR to off race"? Yeah, it's for those guys and people with ladder fear.
Pretty nice if you ask me, as I'd rather not have to borrow a friends account every time I wanted to do some Terran laddering.
to add to that: It's a way of people to practice and innovate their gameplay without running the risk of lowering their ladder rating. There are also allot of people that enjoys the occasional playing "just for fun" where they pick a race they don't normally pick and just do crazy shit in the game. I personally will do this allot
ROOTheognis United States. May 08 2012 01:31. Posts 4433
I love the multiplayer replay viewer. Atleast they finally listened with this. I'm just kind of torn with the decision to implement unranked ladder matching. It just feeds into people's ladder anxiety and just allows them to ignore it . I'd rather them rework their custom game system (the popularity system) and let you create your own game lobbies that show up on the front page just like Bnet 1.0
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WhosTheSmuRf United States. May 08 2012 01:31. Posts 56
holy fuck this sounds good. But we preached for all this in the beginning long time ago and ofcourse they smelled it from a company view, that we know most likely MUST buy Hots to get all these features that shoulda been from the beginning. Lets see if im right or wrong. Also made me realize how unfinished WOL is after reading this. Global play should've been from the beginning i can't believe how blizzard didn't include this on release when it's been standard on ALL earlier battle.net incl. games. srsly.
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raf3776 United States. May 08 2012 01:31. Posts 1875
That's pretty much everything we've been asking for except for LAN. Agreed it all should have been included at WoL release, but it's coming now and that's all that really matters. The only think I fear about Unranked is that it might split the ladder too much and lead to long queue times. It probably won't be a big deal at any level other than the highest, though. Just hopefully it won't turn into one there. It's kind of annoying to watch some of the highest Elo LoL streamers and they always have like 20min+ queue times.
Hopefully the resume from replay feature will work well as a practice feature. It would make practicing mid/late game scenarios so much easier if you can just play out a good early game with your friend, save that rep, then just keep reloading and playing from that point onwards.