SC2 will not provide LAN

Discussion in 'Starcraft 2 (SC2) Discussion' started by WilliamPa, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. WilliamPa

    WilliamPa Active Member

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    According to Kotaku, Starcraft 2 or future Blizzard games will not provide LAN, instead the upraged Battle.Net system should replace it.

    To me this is very bad news :/ No more playnights with friends.

    Comments, feedback etc.
  2. Im_On_56k

    Im_On_56k Hm...

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    Hopefully they are playing with their words and the 'upgraded' will have a similar feature allowing this. If not that is a horrible decision.
  3. Bloodcount

    Bloodcount Starcraft II Moderator Staff Member

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    God Blizzard Fails... first they screw wc3 with the virus... then they screw it eaven more changing Jass... and now no more play nights with friends ? That is like half the fun of the game.... HOPEFULLY the good people from Garena are going to support SCII and DII so that the average player is not screw.... WHAT ? No lan?! But that is how you start the GGC launcher ? ? ? ?

    OK... can someone shoot me now ? Please....
  4. Daskunk

    Daskunk SC2 Forum MVP - TheSkunk #386

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    What do you mean? You can still play with your friends, just on

    I honestly don't see the problem with removing LAN, I liked\used it but its not that big of a problem just to use instead.
  5. Samael88

    Samael88 Evil always finds a way

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    my internet is 20mb/s, while my lan i 1Gb/s, I think that I will preffer to play my games on lan with lower risk of latency:p

    And also, I preffer to play lan beacuse of all the annoying little kids that calls you a retard as soon as you get a high ping or do something that they think is wrong;)
  6. vypur85

    vypur85 Hibernate

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    > my internet is 20mb/s

    Over here, it's counted as 'kilobytes'. Blizzard will lose a lot of potential customers from Asian countries if this is true. (Although, I have to admit that they don't really get much profit from Asian countries due to piracy :p).
  7. Daskunk

    Daskunk SC2 Forum MVP - TheSkunk #386

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    You don't have to play with those types of people any more then you do on LAN. :p I didn't think of slow internet, as thats not what I've heard most people complain of. Maybe blizzard will make changes to to help that, idk.
  8. Jaujarahje

    Jaujarahje I have now changed this in the User CP

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    Taking away LAN would be horrible. I always play LAN with friends, I have 3 computers set up in one room just for that. My internet cuts out alot, which means time to play LAN
  9. Ghan

    Ghan Administrator - Servers are fun Staff Member

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    My internet upload speed fails horribly - now if I want to play with someone else in my house, I guess that I won't be able to play Starcraft II. Blizzard really messed up on this one. I'm seriously considering not buying the game now. I use LAN quite a bit for games.
  10. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    Reading the comments on the site, I did stumble upon this comment;
    I do agree, that its highly likely they will have something else to replace it with the same features.

    I never did LAN for Wc3, when I still played it, so it really doesn't effect me
  11. Whitesock

    Whitesock Graphics Help Zone Moderator Staff Member

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    I highly doubt they are stupid enough to take out such an important feature of RTS games worldover. They'll probably just try to use the newly named LAN for more ad space on bnet or something while still letting you use LAN.
  12. ReVolver

    ReVolver Moderator Staff Member

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    No LAN No Buy :thdown:
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  13. black.sheep

    black.sheep Active Member

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    How will LAN cafes work with this??!? HOW!
  14. ReVolver

    ReVolver Moderator Staff Member

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    Exactly... No SCII at Howie's Game Shack :thdown:
  15. DarkRevenant

    DarkRevenant Mad Scientist

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    It's funny how you guys are pissed off at some feature and dislike Blizzard for it. Well, TOUGH SHIT.

    Blizzard can do whatever the fuck they want now. Why? They have enough money, and enough people are going to buy the game regardless of the shit they do. Boycotts only work if you actually harm the company you're trying to fuck with. Saying you won't buy it is a futile attempt toward a noble cause.

    Blizzard's reason for this is very simplistic. They don't want their game to be like Demigod or something where >80% of the people possessing the game had pirated it. Without LAN, it's exceedingly difficult to play online with a pirated copy. In fact, it's the only truly effective method beyond having the CD-Key method Blizzard uses. It forces pirates to use custom servers, which may or may not be possible in SC2, and will certainly be very rough and laggy.

    Who can blame them for this? It may seem trivial to you guys who think "they wouldn't get the money anyway" but to me, and to game developers, it's insulting and can really hurt profits if so many people acquire the game for free. Stardock tried the "lol no DRM = people want to buy it" and it worked for a couple games, but it bit them in the ass, HARD, with Demigod, as the effect of pirating had lasting effects on virtually all the major review sites who would say "fucking multiplayer game has laggy multiplayer," when in fact it was due to 100,000 pirates (or pirate connections, could be a DDoS) trying to connect to the server over the span of several days, when only about 10,000 legal buyers were connected (the servers were equipped to handles a peak 50,000).

    Blizzard better damn well have a similar service in, though, or they're just stupid. I don't want to buy eight copies of the game (holy damn that's $400, i could by a new motherboard, processor, and some RAM with that money) just so my family and friends could have a quick romp-stomp match. They're stupid because imagine all the cybercafe's and such who would be pissed off at this, and would seek to pressure Blizzard into getting it changed.
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  16. WilliamPa

    WilliamPa Active Member

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    New info! Yesterday lots of Blizzard fan's started to ask Blizzard for their LAN back, now there is one public poll where people can add their vote asking for LAN.

  17. Ioannes

    Ioannes Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face.

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    Oh, crap, it feels like Blizzard are making their games less and less pleasant.
  18. Sooda

    Sooda Diversity enchants

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    Seems they are aiming World of Warcraft community, it could be their target market. So far on-line gaming has showed its potential. I bet they did before background scan how many their customers have Internet access.

    Only reason why they did this is to avoid piracy at all costs, I imagine new LAN requires first authentication from 2.0.
  19. phyrex1an

    phyrex1an Staff Member and irregular helper Staff Member

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    So, no internet connection = no game.

    Somebody wanna bet how long time it takes for a pirated version of the game that allows playing without internet connection to be released?
    I bought a laptop that will be able to play sc2 so that I can play with a friend on the train (no internet) so this suxs big time...
  20. monoVertex

    monoVertex I'm back!

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    If Blizzard actually ignores the fans and they don't include a LAN option called otherwise (as in, the game requires Internet Connection for multi-player), not very long. This choice would increase piracy, not decrease it...

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