Humanity is such a pitiful species. An accident of evolution. Soft and weak. Too fragile to survive without your precious machines. Too selfish to rise above your petty desires. Cunning is your only weapon. If only you learned to work together, you might be a race worth reckoning. But you won’t. Soon, the galaxy will be cleansed of your impurity. Very soon. Command your own t-shirt now!
Blind warriors are dangerous foes. Though they lack the sense of sight, they are forced to enhance their other senses and skills to superhuman levels. It is wise to fear such warriors, lest you find yourself subdued by manuevers that you could never imitate. The same may be said of the legendary Random Race combatants: those who enter a match blind must NOT be underestimated.
You humans are so foolish with your self-sacrifice and heroism. Such a waste. When we noble Protoss give our lives, our spirits grow even stronger, and soon the combined might of our souls shall carry us to victory. But you weak humans, so fragile of mind, simply waste your flesh and do nothing for your race. Don’t worry, the sons and daughters of Aiur shall reform soon, and we will wipe your taint from the galaxy. Prepare yourselves!
The lesser races tout their individuality as their greatest strength. But we Zerg know better. While they bicker amongst each other, we spread across the galaxy, a swarm of undivided, unquestioning warriors. We shall not stop until the universe is purged of weakness like individuality. We shall bring order to the stars, and we shall overwhelm all who stand in our way! For the Swarm!
The content industry is trying to fast track two bills through congress that threaten the very foundation on which the internet was built. We are taking a stand against SOPA, and we want you to join the cause! Fight for your freedoms, and help stop censorship! Not sure what SOPA is about? Find out more here. Support the cause now and get your own T-Shirt.
Beginning with Season 4, we experimented with prioritizing tournament-style maps on the StarCraft II ladder. This has been working out very well not only because it’s allowed pro players better opportunities to practice on the ladder, but also because players across all skill levels can now experience the tournament feel when playing on Battle.net. Given the success of these changes, we’re removing the last two maps in the current map pool that aren’t tournament-viable, and will be replacing them with new, tournament-ready maps.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty patch 1.4.2 is now live! This small patch features several bug fixes, as well as balance changes. Be sure to check out the full patch notes below to learn all about the latest changes.
“Alert Fade” under Sound Options has been renamed to Game Volume During Alerts. Its tooltips have also been changed for clarification.
The fade-in for game sound during alerts changed from .5 seconds to 2 seconds.
• Play-Time Schedule under Parental Controls now applies World of Warcraft settings to StarCraft II
Blizzard DOTA is a new official custom game for StarCraft II, inspired by the Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) custom map for Warcraft III. Much like other DOTA-style games, Blizzard DOTA is a team-based competitive game in which each player controls a powerful hero with unique abilities, and works with his or her team to invade and destroy the enemy team’s base.
At the recent G-Star event in Korea, we had an opportunity to talk to some of the GSL’s top competitors and get their feedback on the current state of StarCraft II. This was also a good opportunity to show our players around the world how pro player feedback influences the act of balancing StarCraft II.