Global play is now live!

#1 Posted by Thule (692 posts) -

http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/8953698/StarCraft_II_Wings_of_Liberty_Patch_205_Notes-3_5_2013

Here's the important bits:

- Global Play is now live.

- Your character profiles and ladder data are unique to each region.

Rejoice everyone! No longer shall we be separated by 'regions' for no good reason. No longer will you have to buy another copy of the game just to play Starcraft with or against people who live on a different continent. Our separation is finally at and end. Hooray!

#2 Edited by ThatFrood (3377 posts) -

This is very good news.

We can finally have all inclusive tournaments too. If we can pick a good time for it, we don't need separate USA and EU tournies.

#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19371 posts) -

@thatfrood said:

This is very good news.

We can finally have all inclusive tournaments too. If we can pick a good time for it, we don't need separate USA and EU tournies.

Oh wow, that's awesome.

#4 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

That seems like a good way to handle cross-region play without just randomly matching up people who have terrible latency to each other.

#5 Posted by _Horde (839 posts) -

Good to see that they implemented it so quickly. Finally, tournaments for all, and trips to the Korean servers for the daring.

#6 Edited by haffy (673 posts) -

Cool. Now I have 12 different profiles to play on lol.

#7 Posted by baldgye (756 posts) -

@haffy: they opened up na to people with eu acc's ages ago... me and my friends have been having all kinds of fun with that lol

#8 Posted by Winternet (8025 posts) -

Widow mines are imba!

I mean, what?

#9 Posted by Forcen (1836 posts) -

We need a new TNT now that everyone can join in.

Did anyone create giant bomb groups yet?

#10 Edited by haffy (673 posts) -

@baldgye said:

@haffy: they opened up na to people with eu acc's ages ago... me and my friends have been having all kinds of fun with that lol

Yeah I think I read about it on TL a month or two ago maybe, not too sure, but had been playing HOTS so didn't try.

But yeah, messing about during placement matches is fun, but I feel kind of bad lol. I tech'd to banshees by building all my buildings except the first depot and barracks in some guys main lol.

@forcen said:

We need a new TNT now that everyone can join in.

Did anyone create giant bomb groups yet?

I don't think anyone has used the new system to make a group yet. I'm pretty sure on HOTS they didn't anyway. But it would be cool if someone did, I just don't want to mess around with stuff like that because I don't know how the system works.

#11 Posted by baldgye (756 posts) -

@haffy said:

@baldgye said:

@haffy: they opened up na to people with eu acc's ages ago... me and my friends have been having all kinds of fun with that lol

Yeah I think I read about it on TL a month or two ago maybe, not too sure, but had been playing HOTS so didn't try.

But yeah, messing about during placement matches is fun, but I feel kind of bad lol. I tech'd to banshees by building all my buildings except the first depot and barracks in some guys main lol.

@forcen said:

We need a new TNT now that everyone can join in.

Did anyone create giant bomb groups yet?

I don't think anyone has used the new system to make a group yet. I'm pretty sure on HOTS they didn't anyway. But it would be cool if someone did, I just don't want to mess around with stuff like that because I don't know how the system works.

LOL hey man don't feel bad, we all do it... I played a game where I built literally nothing but probes... I was maxed on only probes and had mined out every mineral patch on the map bar my opponents main and natural and had the map covered in cannons... was pretty silly

#12 Posted by rsfarmer0928 (12 posts) -

Well, it's a good news!

#14 Posted by Gotzz (5 posts) -

I have my SCII HOTS now without waitng they send me it few minutes ago!:D

And how about you guys?:D

#15 Posted by baldgye (756 posts) -

You have the physical game ? pics?

but anyway, I'm pretty sure that you'll be unable to access anything as the servers wont be up

#16 Posted by Slag (4615 posts) -

Global play? Wow. that's a very welcome surprise.

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