Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

For discussing StarCraft.
Post Reply
User avatar
Saladin
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 8362
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2003 22:39
Consoles: PS4 PS3 Wii Wii-U PC
Location: DANCE MASTAH!
Contact:

Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by Saladin » Fri Apr 23, 2010 18:47

http://www.gamestop.com/

Right there on the front page.

You can either order it online or do it in the store, it's only 5 bucks too. But if you order it online you have to wait for them to e-mail you the key, which takes "one business day" or however long it takes for them to stop picking their nose and send you a key.
Quack wrote:ok but so now what do I do besides masturbate

User avatar
Saladin
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 8362
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2003 22:39
Consoles: PS4 PS3 Wii Wii-U PC
Location: DANCE MASTAH!
Contact:

Re: Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by Saladin » Sun Apr 25, 2010 17:58

Really? No one? I thought it was a pretty good deal, the beta is pretty fun.
Quack wrote:ok but so now what do I do besides masturbate

User avatar
kob
CyberDemon
Posts: 12764
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 14:40
Consoles: PS3 - PC
Location: get slam'd
Contact:

Re: Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by kob » Sun Apr 25, 2010 18:18

eh. I played it for a bit but it's too much like the original SC. not really worth $60.

User avatar
Saladin
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 8362
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2003 22:39
Consoles: PS4 PS3 Wii Wii-U PC
Location: DANCE MASTAH!
Contact:

Re: Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by Saladin » Sun Apr 25, 2010 18:36

Dude, it's the beta.

It's not like they're gonna fix some bugs and then shove the thing out the door, it could be a completely different game in six months.

I agree that the price tag is steep, especially given how little content the beta has so far, but isn't dismissive to write off an entire game which doesn't even have a release date yet?
Quack wrote:ok but so now what do I do besides masturbate

User avatar
kob
CyberDemon
Posts: 12764
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 14:40
Consoles: PS3 - PC
Location: get slam'd
Contact:

Re: Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by kob » Sun Apr 25, 2010 19:02

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feature_complete

this is what a beta is. SC2 will not be a completely different game. maybe the campaign will be good, maybe not, but as I have mentioned multiple times (you were dead on PF when I mentioned this a few times so I'll explain) I do not buy single player games. the reason being is that with my horrible personal income (unless! I manage to find a job in between college courses this summer) I only pay for things that will last me a long time (i.e. games with multiplayer that I will actually play).

I'm not basing my opinion on a lack of content (I play the same maps on SC all the time) but rather it's just too damn familiar. it feels like I've played this game before. and the more I play SC2 the more I long for SC. when you've grown up with a game for 12 years it's hard to adjust. I'll keep playing the beta to see if my opinion changes just to be fair and hope my opinion changes (Void Rays are fucking awesome) but the game will not be completely different. that's not what a beta is.

tl;dr: it's not a bad game it's just too much like the original

User avatar
Saladin
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 8362
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2003 22:39
Consoles: PS4 PS3 Wii Wii-U PC
Location: DANCE MASTAH!
Contact:

Re: Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by Saladin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 00:04

tl;dr? It's not 4chan man, I read your posts.

Your link is puzzling, you're aware that they can do whatever they want with this beta right? It is by no means feature complete, they could add in or get rid of units or otherwise completely revamp gameplay. It's not as if they've hardcoded their own game and they now refuse to change it.

As far as tastes go, well, I can't make you like the game. I personally think it's a lot of fun although it's WAY unbalanced in Terran's favor right now. Marauders and Thors especially are way too strong. Zerg has mutalisks and other nasties to balance the playing field but Protoss has nothing besides upper tech units to fight back with. All their low-tech units suck a nut.

But in terms of just general fun, I've had a lot more fun with these few games I've played on the beta than I have in nearly all of the hundreds of matches I played on starcraft 1. Just a matter of taste I guess but I'd advocate for more of an open mind.

Hell, if you have the beta, hit me up and we'll play together. :)
Quack wrote:ok but so now what do I do besides masturbate

User avatar
kob
CyberDemon
Posts: 12764
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 14:40
Consoles: PS3 - PC
Location: get slam'd
Contact:

Re: Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by kob » Mon Apr 26, 2010 00:15

oh I'm keeping an open mind about it but whether it'll change is questionable. we'll see.

I'm sharing the account with a friend (it's my invite but my friend wanted in on it) so next time he's off and I feel like playing I'll add you. what's your bnet name?

User avatar
Saladin
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 8362
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2003 22:39
Consoles: PS4 PS3 Wii Wii-U PC
Location: DANCE MASTAH!
Contact:

Re: Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by Saladin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 00:21

skullz291@earthlink.net

What's yours?

Also, I've found the game to be 100% more enjoyable if you play as Terran. When it comes down to it the other races have not been balanced out yet.
Quack wrote:ok but so now what do I do besides masturbate

User avatar
Paul
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 8675
Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2002 18:53
Location: Aldershot, UK, EU
Contact:

Re: Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by Paul » Thu Apr 29, 2010 17:34

Zerg FTW.

User avatar
kob
CyberDemon
Posts: 12764
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 14:40
Consoles: PS3 - PC
Location: get slam'd
Contact:

Re: Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by kob » Sat May 15, 2010 19:26

been playing it more recently. finally adapted to it and after exploring some of the newer units (Colossus anyone?), I'm pleased to say I'm enjoying it.

oh and void rays are incredibly overpowered in their current state. every game where I've tech'd and mass'd Void Rays I have completely dominated. one game Syringe and I were playing I had around 14 of them, attacked a guy, survived marines, vikings and thors, proceeded to rape his base within seconds and then took out the other player with Syringe's help.

User avatar
Saladin
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 8362
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2003 22:39
Consoles: PS4 PS3 Wii Wii-U PC
Location: DANCE MASTAH!
Contact:

Re: Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by Saladin » Sun May 16, 2010 21:46

Yeah, void rays are really cheap.

Shitfuck tons of marines tend to counter them very well as they can't keep up with them, but you can micro around that if you're good.
Quack wrote:ok but so now what do I do besides masturbate

User avatar
kob
CyberDemon
Posts: 12764
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 14:40
Consoles: PS3 - PC
Location: get slam'd
Contact:

Re: Gamestop offering Beta Key for pre-order of Starcraft 2

Post by kob » Sun May 16, 2010 22:52

if terran goes MMM (after I early tech to 4 VR harass) I'll just go immo/colossi/HT which fucks MMM up so hard

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest