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Default StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Thread - 10-21-2011, 21:51 | posts: 13,889 | Location: USA

pure awesomeness. cant wait until this chapter is released
heres the new preview trailer. check it out

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Preview Trailer
   
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Got to go clean my pants.
   
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Default 10-21-2011, 22:20 | posts: 4,653 | Location: Israel

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Got to go clean my pants.
me and u bud, i cried out of happiness. i just hope they release it very soon, damn can't wait to murder protoss and terran!!!
   
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Default 10-21-2011, 22:31 | posts: 13,889 | Location: USA

heres the a short gameplay vid from gamescon 2011. looks really good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyCk9...eature=related
   
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Default 10-21-2011, 22:50 | posts: 753 | Location: England

I hope they have optimized the game engine better for current hardware this time.
One of the few remaining pc only releases left now and I hope they keep it that way.
   
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Default 10-21-2011, 23:22 | posts: 8,074 | Location: US, New Hampshire

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I hope they have optimized the game engine better for current hardware this time.
One of the few remaining pc only releases left now and I hope they keep it that way.
How do you mean? It was very well optimized. Graphically, it's right where it needs to be, intense, but also has the option to look like WarCraft 3.
   
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Default 10-22-2011, 00:17 | posts: 863 | Location: Valinor

I just hope they can repair the damage they did to the plot.
   
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Default 10-22-2011, 00:20 | posts: 8,074 | Location: US, New Hampshire

You mean making it better than ever?

Gotcha.
   
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Default 10-22-2011, 00:54 | posts: 91

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I hope they have optimized the game engine better for current hardware this time.
One of the few remaining pc only releases left now and I hope they keep it that way.
Wait what ???
   
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Default 10-22-2011, 01:17 | posts: 849 | Location: Brighton, MI USA

Blizzard never goes for the latest and greatest, and bsides, what's wrong with the way they did it? I think it's a beautiful game, and runs great.
   
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gonna be another milky cow wouldnt be bad with a low price but i doubt it
   
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Default 10-22-2011, 02:00 | posts: 13,889 | Location: USA

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gonna be another milky cow
like that never happens lol
   
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gonna be another milky cow wouldnt be bad with a low price but i doubt it
$40 usd is what I've heard. Not too bad.
   
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Default 10-22-2011, 04:20 | posts: 8,074 | Location: US, New Hampshire

40$ USD for 30 hours of gameplay, plus new additions to the editor, new MP game modes, and lots of new units.

Pretty good if you ask me.
   
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Default 10-22-2011, 04:32 | posts: 831 | Location: Montreal

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How do you mean? It was very well optimized. Graphically, it's right where it needs to be, intense, but also has the option to look like WarCraft 3.
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Wait what ???
A game that relies so much on the CPU shouldn't be a dual core game with a release date of 2010. :/
That's something they'll never be able to fix unless they rebuild the engine to properly support quad cores. Shame on blizz.

I don't own the game, but friends have told me if you play some 2v2 and everyone is in one area fighting I think even the better rigs get FPS dips due to ****ty dual core engine. That shouldn't happen.
   
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Default 10-22-2011, 04:46 | posts: 8,074 | Location: US, New Hampshire

...

I've played 4 VS 4 and not gotten any FPS dip, on the rig you see here.



It's CPU heavy because of the immense detail of each unit, there is tons of physics going on in it. It can take advantage of my CPU 99%...so...I'm confused how it doesn't support Quad Cores, but my CPU hits 99% on all 4 cores.
   
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Default 10-22-2011, 16:56 | posts: 13,889 | Location: USA

^this

WoL eats up alot of cpu. but the good thing is, its using all my cores evenly. so its pretty well optimized to me.
   
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Default 10-22-2011, 17:01 | posts: 13,889 | Location: USA

some screens:









   
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Default 10-22-2011, 18:23 | posts: 3,586 | Location: Toronto, Canada

I just downloaded SC2 myself! I will play it while I wait for BF3...
   
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Yeah, I plan to replay SC2 right before HoTS so I can dive right in.
   
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Meh, looks nice and all but the same old spammy gameplay for ocd asians.
   
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Meh, looks nice and all but the same old spammy gameplay for ocd asians.
Which is more intense and fun for me than new and slow gameplay for people with arthritis
   
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QUESTION!

I'm too lazy to find this out using the internet but will SC II Heart of the swarm be an expansion or stand-alone? (call me a bug fanatic if you will) but I really dislike the protoss and even more so the terran factions and it will be really annoying if I have to get SC II wings of liberty as well in order to play the Heart of the swarm
   
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Default 10-27-2011, 22:26 | posts: 13,889 | Location: USA

a simple google search would of told you its an expansion.
   
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Default 10-27-2011, 22:37 | posts: 8,074 | Location: US, New Hampshire

That can be bought & played stand-alone.
   
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