Fun Starcraft Cartoon and WTE Preview

Posted by Molsterr Aug 28, 2011 at 03:21 UTC

Don't forget to check out patch 1.4 notes here

Starcraft cartoon by DarkTampellar

Some of you may remember the comic we put in the news a few months back. Though no more of the comics were translated into English, he has now translated the cartoon for us. Enjoy!

Around the Community by you!

As always, we have some very impressive screenshots from the Weekly Terraining Exercise this week. This weeks theme is "Haunted forests". Take a look what some of the users have put up already.

Make sure to take a look at the thread, as there are some very nice shots there. Also don't forget to take a look at some of the older weeks as well!

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PTR Patch 1.4

Posted by Sixen Aug 25, 2011 at 17:19 UTC

Looks like major press sites and fansites are receiving pre-invites for the Diablo III Beta. Be cautious, because if you do not own/run either, be careful!

Patch 1.4 on PTR by Blizzard

Looks like Patch 1.4 went live on the PTR yesterday afternoon, with a ton of stuff in regards to the Editor! Since the list is so big, I've stuck it in the forum thread, check out the patch notes there. There are Editor changes/improvements as well as bug fixes to Custom Maps in general, along with the Editor. I'm excited, there's a lot of stuff!

Blizzcon 2011 Pet Revealed by Blizzard


An ill omen streaks across the sky over Azeroth's Great Sea, heralding the arrival of this year's BlizzCon-exclusive World of Warcraft in-game companion: the fearsome-ish Murkablo, aquatic protégé of Diablo III's eponymous Lord of Terror! Anyone who attends BlizzCon 2011 or purchases this year's BlizzCon Virtual Ticket will receive a Murkablo to call their own, along with a yet-to-be-revealed StarCraft II in-game gift.

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Lunar Harvest

Posted by Sixen Aug 23, 2011 at 05:45 UTC

For those curious, Blizzard opened up the new Diablo III Community Site, :).

Lunar Harvest by BoldyGo

Over the Summer, BoldyGo was hired by NASA's Langley Research Center (presumably as an intern/temp) to build map in Starcraft II. Before I begin about his map, think about that: his job was to make SC2 Maps for a NASA Research Center. How epic is that?! Not only that he was able to get paid to make SC2 Maps, but the sheer fact that NASA has research jobs available for SC2 Map Developers.

As far as his map goes, it seems to me like a simply extended melee-type map, where you have to collect/mine resources and fight against other players to obtain them. Think something along the lines of Blizzard's Burning Tide map.

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Posted by Sixen Aug 21, 2011 at 11:26 UTC

Blizzard announced at GamesCom that Blizzard DotA will make an appearance at the upcoming BlizzCon and should be released around the same time as Heart of the Swarm. Considering the Map Marketplace is also slated for "around HotS," one could assume that BDotA will be sold on the Map Marketplace when it launches.

Frontline by Nash

Frontline is a class based cooperative Hero Survival/RPG where you play a persistent hero character in short battles (around 15 minutes) against waves of AI enemies in different arenas. The goal in each arena is to survive the waves and then defeat the boss. What enemies, bosses, the number of waves, and the strength of the enemies you will face is determined randomly depending on settings for the game in that arena. By successfully completing games in arenas, your hero will gain levels, improving in different ways and being able to learn new abilities.

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Chess Wars

Posted by Sixen Aug 19, 2011 at 12:08 UTC

As we already knew, Blizzard would be attending GamesCom this year to show off some D3, WoW, and HotS stuff. It looks like the HotS Demo they showed at GamesCom was the two missions that I covered in the Press Event from May though. In addition, Blizzard has added a few new pieces to the SC2 Fan Art section! I also suppose I should've let you all know this earlier as well, the 2011 Blizzard Global Writing Contest has begun, so be sure to submit your best fan fiction stories!

Chess Wars by SamirLugel

Looks like progammer's ol' ChessCraft will be seeing some competition with Samir's release of Chess Wars! I think the gameplay, for the most part, is self-explanatory, ;). Though, it is worth mentioning that there are some awesome Multiplayer modes, which allow for 1v1, 1v2 and 2v2 games.

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