Starcraft 2: Mothership Connection

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realized the original was released at the exact halfway point of my life atm and I kinda lol'd but was mostly sad

going non-native (dyao), Tuesday, 4 May 2010 15:28 (ten years ago) link

is this coming out on the mac at the same time?

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 16:35 (ten years ago) link

I'm playing on a 3 year old laptop withal 128 meg video card and on LQ it looks good and is quite smooth.

mine's only 2 years old and runs terrible, even on LQ


kclu, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 17:09 (ten years ago) link


βΠψ (bnw), Tuesday, 4 May 2010 17:55 (ten years ago) link

kclu, do you have a video card or integrated graphics?

calstars, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 02:32 (ten years ago) link

btw Command Centers now have offensive ability

calstars, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 02:32 (ten years ago) link

...though not when they're airborne (unfortunately)

calstars, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 02:32 (ten years ago) link

my number one wished for ability for the command center was for it to land on other units (possible your own)

going non-native (dyao), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 02:35 (ten years ago) link

pretty sure integrated

kclu, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 04:34 (ten years ago) link

i can't play RTSs but i do get a weird pleasure out of watching youtubes of this game

went ham in a bad way (stevie), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 08:50 (ten years ago) link

It looks awesome. I hope it runs on my 2 year old iMac.

The original starcraft caused me to flunk out of college the first time. I would play that shit for 20 hours a day.

Jeff, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 12:03 (ten years ago) link

my pc has an NVIDIA GeForce 7150m / nForce 630M, which should be good enough, I think.

so is it the processor..?

kclu, Thursday, 6 May 2010 19:27 (ten years ago) link

oh, my processor is only 2.0 GHz.

kclu, Thursday, 6 May 2010 19:33 (ten years ago) link

This beta test is pretty awesome. It's a lot like the original SC, but I feel like the races are a little more differentiated and have a definite flavor. The existing units and abilities kind of got shifted around so it's a very different game in that the strategies are different, but the gameplay is nearly identical to the original.

mh, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 17:34 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

In one hour I will playing the beta on my Mac. Woohoo!

Mordy, Saturday, 17 July 2010 14:19 (ten years ago) link

Mordy, let me know if you want to play

calstars, Saturday, 17 July 2010 18:52 (ten years ago) link

I'm so terrible at it. :(

Mordy, Saturday, 17 July 2010 18:58 (ten years ago) link

this game is sick, you have to play soooo much to be good. i still love getting my ass kicked, though.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 17 July 2010 19:09 (ten years ago) link

additional supply depots required

calstars, Saturday, 17 July 2010 21:53 (ten years ago) link

not enough thespian gas!

Guru Meditation (Ste), Sunday, 18 July 2010 00:50 (ten years ago) link

interesting article on Edge online, about the korean fascination for the original Warcraft. if anyones not seen it.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Friday, 23 July 2010 09:22 (ten years ago) link

erm 'Starcraft'

Guru Meditation (Ste), Friday, 23 July 2010 09:22 (ten years ago) link

no mention of their crazy black sox-esque scandal?

this is some crazy shit right here

mayor jingleberries, Friday, 23 July 2010 16:31 (ten years ago) link is hosting a king of the beta tourney until Tues. Good stuff to hold you over.

calstars, Friday, 23 July 2010 21:46 (ten years ago) link

cough splutter, snatched from an amazon review is this true?

"this is only a third of the game, the first part of three. You can only play the Terran campaign. The Zerg and the Protoss campaigns will be released independently later "

F-Unit (Ste), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:23 (ten years ago) link

as far as I know, that's true

"There's no way a Filipino can hold a championship trophy." (HI DERE), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:16 (ten years ago) link

I played against a friend of mine who's korean american and he was almost as fast. tbh I don't think it's difficult to achieve that level, you just need to be willing to put in the time to slog through all those practice sessions. it's not really any different from being really good at touch typing or any other kind of twitch gaming.

Starcraft II being a 3logy is old news y'all! The full game is shipping multi-wise though, I think the later installments are going to be just single-player with additions to multi kind of like expansion packs. Except that they're gonna charge full price for each and make them standalone. Blizzard's not used to not making a trillion dollars on every release, see.

Cold Poutine, So Hard To Eat (Will M.), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:42 (ten years ago) link

can't afford to buy this right now ;_;

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 27 July 2010 19:06 (ten years ago) link

Wouldnt be surprised if there were missions in the human campaign where you can control the other races' units.

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 19:51 (ten years ago) link

is this really $60?? wtf :|

so only $180 for the whole thing

kim cardassian (s1ocki), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 20:16 (ten years ago) link

but think of the value! and think about $180 in comparison to the inevitable charges you will inevitably incur playing world of starcraft!


mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 21:04 (ten years ago) link

I still think they should have made a third WoW faction out of fugitive Protoss/Zerg/Terrans

measuring of the waist (HI DERE), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 21:14 (ten years ago) link

wondering if this is on onlive

kind of want to blow 180 on this until i realize ill lose much more in wasted time

RIP soph year of high school

blap...tremendo (deej), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:32 (ten years ago) link

So I got pumped about getting a new computer game and it runs like shit on my machine.

Seriously nothing has changed for 20 goddamn years.

mayor jingleberries, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 17:53 (ten years ago) link

d/ling the trial version now. Will probably finish just with the install by tomorrow evening.

Don Homer (kingfish), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 23:26 (ten years ago) link

I can't get the downloader app to run on my mac!!!

Jeff, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 23:26 (ten years ago) link

only 62% downloaded the next day

Don Homer (kingfish), Thursday, 29 July 2010 22:22 (ten years ago) link

where can one find the demo

▼__▼ (LOLK), Thursday, 29 July 2010 22:26 (ten years ago) link

you get a friend who ponied up the dough for it to give you a "guest code" or somesuch

Don Homer (kingfish), Friday, 30 July 2010 02:07 (ten years ago) link

this game is so great! bear in mind i hate multiplayer and will probably never do anything except the single-player campaign.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 30 July 2010 07:55 (ten years ago) link

i feel the exact opposite about the single player, i feel like they missed so much fo what has made SP storytellnig better in games over the past... how long ago did HL2 come out? 10 years?

seriously, why is everything in a goddamn cutscene? the in-between levels shit feels almost liek sam and max in its "i guess i am doing sometihng, because i click a thing and then i listen for 45 seconds" nonsense (minus the sam and max jokes-ness of it all). TALK TO ME WHILE I'M PLAYING. it's not insanely hard. to be fair i'm 3 missions in but i have decided i don't give an eff about the cutscenes already, and i am kind of not that dude usually. now i'm pissed that i am missing all of the (enthralling, i'm sure) story.

the depressed-saggy-japanese-salaryman of ilx posters (Will M.), Friday, 30 July 2010 12:13 (ten years ago) link

will this run on my old macbook pro? tf2 is barely playable even with a ton of custom config stuff, hl2 is ok tho

▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼ (LOLK), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:35 (ten years ago) link

probably not

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 30 July 2010 19:37 (ten years ago) link

it might run, but prob not well enough for multiplayer and that's where the fun's at

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 30 July 2010 19:38 (ten years ago) link

I am playing it on a 2006 macbook pro and it runs fine on low settings

calstars, Friday, 30 July 2010 22:54 (ten years ago) link


▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼ (LOLK), Friday, 30 July 2010 23:59 (ten years ago) link

I have to say I really like the trial mode for this- just got a code from a friend, and it looks like it's the whole damn game, just locked to 7 hours of play. Downloading now.

a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Saturday, 31 July 2010 00:19 (ten years ago) link

serve the hive

☠ ☃ ☠ (mh), Thursday, 14 March 2013 03:06 (seven years ago) link

After reading a ton load of articles for the past month, and having a sick curiosity about this, I'm thinking that this weekend will be the one to try it out.

I only see a few tiny problems.

1) I'm not that into battlefield tactics games.

2) The last point & click game I really enjoyed was Syndicate on the Amiga.

3) I have two young kids and no free time whatsoever.

4) I've lost my mouse.

5) I don't play space marine games.

This can't be a bad idea can it?

my opinionation (Hamildan), Thursday, 14 March 2013 13:13 (seven years ago) link

there's a trial version! do it.

beating up on the AI a little bit this morning. been honing my douchebag marine rush.

adam, Thursday, 14 March 2013 13:54 (seven years ago) link

I'm not big on playing as the zerg so this campaign is not quite my cup of tea. The cutscenes look really good, though!

Now to wait a couple years for the inevitable protoss expansion

☠ ☃ ☠ (mh), Thursday, 14 March 2013 14:17 (seven years ago) link

I found my mouse!

my opinionation (Hamildan), Thursday, 14 March 2013 21:05 (seven years ago) link

I also have two kids and no time. I haven't played in more than a year. Still confident that I could beat noobs with one hand though.

calstars, Friday, 15 March 2013 02:34 (seven years ago) link

ditto, minus the kids

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 15 March 2013 02:55 (seven years ago) link

So I've played this a fair bit over the weekend, kinda dig it.

its way more traditional than I thought it would be, but that i think must be the thing that keeps people hooked. I suppose when half of South Korea is lining up to f**k your golden cow, you dont change the cow...

The campaign seems to be just a massive tutorial to avoid you getting schooled in multiplayer, much like a fighting game.

the one thing I really like about it is that you can play for 20/30 mins and win/lose and be done, seeing as the only games I've played in the last year are Skyrim/Arkham city. The idea of a game that actually has a defined end appeals a lot.

There is a weird disconnect about how much it seems to be troubling my Macbook Air and how simple the graphics are, but I've literally not played a game on a Macintosh since the millenium, so who knows...

most places had it for £17 which is a price I'm cool with, but now it seems to have gone up everywhere to £26. So I'm on the fence...

Would the multiplayer be useful at all? or will everyone be on HOTS now with only me and some super l33t players still playing wings of Liberty?

my opinionation (Hamildan), Sunday, 17 March 2013 15:27 (seven years ago) link

HOTS is overpriced. I'll be sticking with WoL until it comes down.

calstars, Monday, 18 March 2013 13:47 (seven years ago) link

nine months pass...

I'm going to play some mono battles tomorrow. Haven't played in over a year.

Gotta take it slow in your fast ride (calstars), Saturday, 21 December 2013 21:46 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Anyone buying the new one? I still haven't bought HotS. WoL multiplayer 4 life

calstars, Saturday, 7 November 2015 22:16 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Let me put my sunglasses on so I can see what I'm doing here

calstars, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 00:27 (three years ago) link

Shit, same day, different years. That shit is freaky.

calstars, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 00:28 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

Practicing my DT moves on the Brooklyn map, blinking from bar to bar

calstars, Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:18 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Somehow I've found myself watching lots of competitive Starcraft again. I had assumed it was dead but it seems to be going strong. I don't understand some of the new units since I haven't played since Wings of Liberty.

ryan, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:26 (one year ago) link

This is interesting:

ryan, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:27 (one year ago) link

the rise of serral is almost singlehandedly to blame for me watching again

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:39 (one year ago) link

He's really something. Zergs in general seem really strong. Few Terrans seem to get deep into tournaments right now.

ryan, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:41 (one year ago) link

his play is the most beautiful thing i've seen in SC2, though i hadn't seen much since like 2012

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:58 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

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