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So no LAN for Starcraft 2 then?

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I was rather disappointed when I heard the news earlier today that Blizzard won’t be supporting Starcraft 2 for LAN (local area network). If you told me this a year ago I would tell that you were mean and a bad person. Hell, “disappointed”… I was in shock when I read the statement from someone there who says something like “anyway everyone uses the internet today”.

Reality is that Blizzard seems to be afraid of pirates, and by trying to avoid piracy of a well established franchise is actually going to ruin the multiplayer experience I have come to growth up with and love. So many memories of Starcraft on LAN´s...
You see, I have little idea of how well is going to work Battle.net for the LAN… IF and only IF there is any LAN support at all. But I’m pretty sure that is not going to be very straightforward… I have been in lanparties that have 150 people playing, and one thing was not available, internet (well you can always have a 3G modem).

Let’s say that to play LAN on Starcraft 2 you only need Battle.net for account validation and then the server is on the LAN and not on the Blizzard server. That would be the best case scenario, once all players are gone in the “activation” the actual server is set up on a local machine in the LAN.

How does this helps fight piracy? It annoys the user anyway; pirates will get a workaround this… Hell, we know there will be a pirate version of Starcraft 2 for playing on LAN if Blizzard doesn’t support it and still the one who get screwed is the costumer who paid for the game.

Besides we are talking about Starcraft here; you will get 10 millions copies sold in the first month and that is if you are unlucky.

So yeah, I went and signed an online petition (I know, I know…), but Blizzard needs to pull its head from their arse on this one. I won’t say anything about Diablo 3 colors because that’s a creative decision I’m not in a position to judge.
But to deny the sequel of a game that is what it is because of LAN support of it? It’s a crime and it annoys me.
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About Veltone of us since 11:54 PM on 05.31.2007

Iam a gammer from the harsh uruguayan jungle (we dont even have a jungle down here, too cold, go and do some wikipedia of Uruguay). I used to do a podcast in spanish about videogames at Radio LevelUp but I dont do it anymore... anyway those guys are there still making it so you can give it a try if you understand spanish
And i can say "�aca �aca �aca" and i know how to pronoaunce it well since im a spanish speaker, so Im a superior race.
A couple of idiots may find funny that I dont have good english grammar, but again, they are probably idiots since they only speak/write one language...

Most of my time in the internet is because of games. I love videogames so much that i sleep with my girlfriend and my ds, at the same time... i call that a "threesome" and my humor doesnt get anything better than that.
Mostly im a PC gamer, i was going to buy a 360 but faulty crappy hardware told me not to since if it goes RRoD here I would have lost my money, and as a man Im entitled to the sweat of my brow. I want to fuck the Wii and I believe the PS3 is going to be the first console in space.

In the "real" life (come on, internet now is part of our lives anyway...), I study medicine (takes a lot of time and I cant spend enough of my time playing videogames). Is not what you would call a marriage made in heaven, if I wanted to game more I should have sutdy something related to pc�s, but I grown surrounded by computers and stuff so I chose the bio stuff instead. Anyway, little time to play video games if you dont want my biographical shit.

And the main reasson I play games for the story behind them. I love well written stories like Half Life series, of course Portal (kind of a Valve fan). Other great games include World Of Warcraft (not currently playing, actually I was never hardcore, but I enjoyed the experience a lot), and of course the classics like System Shock 2. Other great titles had stuck with me over the years, classics adventure games like Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and Grim Fandango.

So, best game experiences:
Half Life 2 (and the original Half Life of course).
System Shock 2
Grim Fandango
Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis
Monkey Island

Links:
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My videogame blog in spanish
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