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BlizzCon 2011
Oct 21 2011, 12:40 am
By: DevliN
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Oct 21 2011, 12:40 am DevliN Post #1

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StarCraft 2 Panel Videos





CAMPAIGN AND LORE PANEL



MULTIPLAYER PANEL



BLIZZARD DOTA AND MODS PANEL




Blizzard DOTA






What is Blizzard DOTA™?

What makes Blizzard DOTA stand apart from other DOTA-style games?

How many heroes are included in Blizzard DOTA, and what roles do they play?

Will there be stat-tracking of any kind, such as ladders, skill ratings, and so on?

Will there be a beta test? When will it start? How can I apply for the beta?



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Oct 21 2011, 7:15 pm Echo Post #2



You're slacking DevliN. Ahli is giving us all these new updates in the shoutbox.

Are they adding these new units to multiplayer melee? Or are they just showing units for campaign/custom maps?

Even though this is a SC1/SC2 site, give updates on Diablo III too :).



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Oct 21 2011, 7:35 pm DevliN Post #3

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For some reason I can't post anything. I don't even know if this will post.



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Oct 21 2011, 7:36 pm DevliN Post #4

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Just showed a cinematic for HotS featuring the new units. The Terran thing is a transforming helion. The Zerg unit burrows and shoots stuff. The protoss unit is like a corsair. They also showed other Zerg units like one that grabs and pulls a colossus.

In line for Blizzard DOTA now. They completely redesigned the map.

Also said Diablo 3 is coming soon. I hear Q1 of 2012.

New WoW expac announced.



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Oct 21 2011, 7:38 pm DevliN Post #5

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Just got done playing DOTA. It is amazing. Much better than the version from last year. Better tha any MOBA I've played so far. Lots of new units and goodies to play with.



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Oct 21 2011, 7:40 pm Echo Post #6



If Diablo 3 is coming out in Q1 of 2012, when is Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm being released?



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Oct 21 2011, 7:58 pm Dem0n Post #7

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New WoW expansion already? How many times can you remake the same game? :massimo:

By the way, SC.org's got a bunch of videos up regarding D3 and WoW: Mists of Pandaria.

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Oct 21 2011, 8:51 pm BlueWolf Post #8



Quote from DevliN
Just showed a cinematic for HotS featuring the new units. The Terran thing is a transforming helion. The Zerg unit burrows and shoots stuff. The protoss unit is like a corsair. They also showed other Zerg units like one that grabs and pulls a colossus.

In line for Blizzard DOTA now. They completely redesigned the map.

Also said Diablo 3 is coming soon. I hear Q1 of 2012.

New WoW expac announced.


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From IPL Caster AskJoshy:
Terran: aoe spine crawler, transforming factory unit, Goliath substitute online
Zerg: burrow moveable blank, reverse dark swarm, detection changes
Protoss: mineral shields, new nexus defensive ability, and............ Cloning?
More concrete details after doors open.
EDIT: Doors are open now. The aoe spine crawler is a Shredder. It costs 150/150 and comes from the factory. It does nothing in its mobile form, but when you plant it in the ground making it stationary, it fires a quick aoe pulse in a visible, kind of large radius. The hitch is, if friendly units are standing near it, it won't fire the pulse. It has to be alone. Good for map control, and blocking expansions maybe. (Camp outside a zergbase and he cant move out until mutas are out? Are tanks not enough?!)
The transforming unit is the hellion. I only got to see it a little but it basically just flips into a firebat sort of thing and fires in a different pattern, more like a cone than a line. It's slower in its firebat form, as it's walking around.
Goliath substitute is the Warhound, also from the factory. Shoots rockets at air kind of like a thor, but no/weaker splash and actually a really weak base attack. Its ground to ground attack looks like it's firing a tazer at its enemy. Decently quick fire rate, good for support I think, not viable to mass them.
Burrow moveable banelings. That is all. (Sounds interesting)
Reverse dark swarm is just disruption web from the corsair, you guys were right. It's fired from the new "Viper" unit. This unit can also cast a spell to make any unit a detector. Overseers are out of the game. Viper's last spell is 100 energy (out of 200) and it pulls any unit from range to itself, like Scorpion's "Get over here!" or a chameleon tongue. I did it on an ultralisk and laughed.
Protoss mineral shields come from a new flying raider unit. It coats enemy minerals in little white bubbles/shields that must be attacked down or time expired. My SCVs freaked out when Artosis did it to me, so my marines came and cleaned up the shield things.
The new nexus defensive ability(that means 6pool is now useless?) seems to be decent for super early game, not much else. Basically you can cast it on any of your structures and it gives it a weak attack. Artosis built a pylon in my mineral line and cast the new spell on it. My SCVs killed it and it only managed to take one SCV to 5 health. Not sure if this will be changed.
Cloning? Looks like another unit, the replicant, can also transform itself like a shapeshifter into an enemy unit that it gets in melee range with. Artosis cloned my shredder, warhound, and an SCV and began building a command center with it. (you gotta be fucking kidding me, so now you can play as every race when you play protoss)
There's more stuff in the demo, but I only got to play one round and observe the Zerg stuff after my session was over.
OH and the destructible rocks are actually a new thing. There are rocks that you can attack to CLOSE paths called collapsible rocks. This really confused me at first, I thought it was a bug, but it's a defensive measure you can choose to use.(WHAT!)


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Oct 21 2011, 8:55 pm DevliN Post #9

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I'm at the LiveForum for SC2 mapping now. Doesn't look like much will come from this.



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Oct 21 2011, 8:59 pm BlueWolf Post #10



New Maps







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Oct 21 2011, 9:09 pm DevliN Post #11

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I'm at the LiveForum for SC2 mapping now. Doesn't look like much will come from this.
Yeah this is kind of lame. I was hoping Sixen would be up here so I could stalk him. No sign of him though.



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Oct 21 2011, 9:38 pm Ahli Post #12

I do stuff and thingies... Try widening and reducing the number of small nooks and crannies to correct the problem.

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Quote from DevliN
I'm at the LiveForum for SC2 mapping now. Doesn't look like much will come from this.
Yeah this is kind of lame. I was hoping Sixen would be up here so I could stalk him. No sign of him though.
sixen is more a diablo guy...

Anyway, the new units and the trailer want me to play hots. :D







Also, now I want to see their dota map... at least we know now that it comes soonishTM.




Oct 21 2011, 9:58 pm DevliN Post #13

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Right I figured, but there are a bunch of SC2M people here so I figured he'd be one of them. Haha.



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Oct 21 2011, 10:13 pm Ahli Post #14

I do stuff and thingies... Try widening and reducing the number of small nooks and crannies to correct the problem.

I found a campaign spoiler with Kerrigan's development


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http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/10/21/official-list-of-unit-changes-in-starcraft-iis-heart-of-the-swarm-expansion/

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Oct 22 2011, 1:39 am Dem0n Post #15

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Q&A

Where is Duran?
o Duran hasn’t been forgotten
o Possible you’ve met him already (You totally did)
o_o when did this happen



Memes gather, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the memer on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of memes. I pledge my life and honor to the Meme's Watch, for this meme and all the memes to come.

Oct 22 2011, 1:44 am Jack Post #16

>be faceless void >mfw I have no face

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Where is Duran?
o Duran hasn’t been forgotten
o Possible you’ve met him already (You totally did)
o_o when did this happen
Doctor Narud.



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Oct 22 2011, 9:51 am DevliN Post #17

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Sorry I've been slacking this year. I've been enjoying my time playing stuff (specifically Blizzard DOTA at least 5 times) rather than attending specific panels. I will be at the DOTA and Mod Tools panel tomorrow though.



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Oct 22 2011, 1:04 pm Dem0n Post #18

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Quote from Jack
Quote from name:Dem0nS1ayer
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Q&A

Where is Duran?
o Duran hasn�t been forgotten
o Possible you�ve met him already (You totally did)
o_o when did this happen
Doctor Narud.
The two may be related, but how can he BE Duran? That answer to the question says we've already met him (Duran).



Memes gather, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the memer on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of memes. I pledge my life and honor to the Meme's Watch, for this meme and all the memes to come.

Oct 22 2011, 4:45 pm MadZombie Post #19



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Samir Duran is a mysterious being, claiming to be millennia old and having had many names over that time.

Samir duran is probably a or a creation of xel naga or something



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Oct 22 2011, 4:54 pm Oh_Man Post #20

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No one snapped their leg during the dance contest this year?

Weaaak!




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