StarCraft II beta invite finally arrives...

Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -

....and then somehow I pick a day that has BattleNet down for maintenance. I'm actually pumped up now to play, as I think my old comp can still get into the games without too much chugging. And of course since the beta ends on 5/31, I'm like making up for lost time here people. Players are going to murder me inside the beta but nothing would make me happier than if I could win at least one match. But I want to earn it of course, no giving up by my opponents. Never fear the newb.
 
Small gripe here too...hoping the delay won't extend into late night hours here on east coast. 6am wake up calls make me cranky that late.

#1 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -

....and then somehow I pick a day that has BattleNet down for maintenance. I'm actually pumped up now to play, as I think my old comp can still get into the games without too much chugging. And of course since the beta ends on 5/31, I'm like making up for lost time here people. Players are going to murder me inside the beta but nothing would make me happier than if I could win at least one match. But I want to earn it of course, no giving up by my opponents. Never fear the newb.
 
Small gripe here too...hoping the delay won't extend into late night hours here on east coast. 6am wake up calls make me cranky that late.

#2 Posted by funcmode (138 posts) -

Holy crap. I just went and checked my emails, just to make sure I hadn't got an invite, and what do you know, I got one too! ;DD
 
Guess there's 2 of us hoping this maintenance doesn't last too long =)

#3 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4894 posts) -

Yeah, it's been going on all day.
 
Been screw around with custom maps and the editor while I'm waiting.

#4 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@funcmode:  Better get started on that download. Took me awhile to get everything patched up to the current number.
#5 Posted by funcmode (138 posts) -
@HypotheticalSolution76:  Yeah I'm on it now, up to patch 10 so far. Can't wait ;D
 
Guess I sort of owe you for reminding me to check my emails - my battle.net account is tied to an email address I don't check very often - so thanks!
#6 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@funcmode:  Killing some time playing the beta is awesome, so I'm glad to help out.
#7 Posted by LifeJuice (8 posts) -

Wow, I remember signing up to get an invite a long time ago, but I completely forgot about it. I just checked my email and I got an invite back on April 3rd... What a waste.

#8 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

No such luck on my end.

#9 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@LifeJuice said:
" Wow, I remember signing up to get an invite a long time ago, but I completely forgot about it. I just checked my email and I got an invite back on April 3rd... What a waste. "
Actually the install and downloads didn't take me very long, maybe an hour. But I see your point with May almost up.
#10 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@Hitchenson said:
" No such luck on my end. "
Don't feel too bad, some days the server is having issues and nobody can play anyway. Happened a lot over the last week since they wiped the earlier records.
#11 Posted by Castro (951 posts) -

I too just checked my email last night and found that I had received mine on the 16th. Whoops! Maybe I'll get around to it this weekend. I've never played Starcraft so I'm gonna get boned all over the place once I start playing. I plan on getting liquored up first.

#12 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@Castro said:
" I too just checked my email last night and found that I had received mine on the 16th. Whoops! Maybe I'll get around to it this weekend. I've never played Starcraft so I'm gonna get boned all over the place once I start playing. I plan on getting liquored up first. "
Dude, I got demoted twice and begged people not to kill me right away. Once I was rewarded by not getting taken out in the first 10 minutes. So I bet you 10 to 1 my Starcraft skills are way worse than yours. I think Blizz just invited me to see how the game would play on a low end PC.
#13 Posted by MadeinFinland (839 posts) -

I've been checking my e-mail and battle.net account every day for about two months. Still nothin'. 
 
Luckily one of my buddies got the beta, so I've had a few chances to play it. Protoss ftw.

#14 Posted by raiz265 (2237 posts) -
@HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @Castro said:
" I too just checked my email last night and found that I had received mine on the 16th. Whoops! Maybe I'll get around to it this weekend. I've never played Starcraft so I'm gonna get boned all over the place once I start playing. I plan on getting liquored up first. "
Dude, I got demoted twice and begged people not to kill me right away. Once I was rewarded by not getting taken out in the first 10 minutes. So I bet you 10 to 1 my Starcraft skills are way worse than yours. I think Blizz just invited me to see how the game would play on a low end PC. "
It actually wasn't as hard to get into as I expected... With the practice league and many other beginners having no clue I had a rather smooth start... 
 
But I watched streams and VODs for like 2 months before. :X
#15 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@raiz265 said:
" @HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @Castro said:
" I too just checked my email last night and found that I had received mine on the 16th. Whoops! Maybe I'll get around to it this weekend. I've never played Starcraft so I'm gonna get boned all over the place once I start playing. I plan on getting liquored up first. "
Dude, I got demoted twice and begged people not to kill me right away. Once I was rewarded by not getting taken out in the first 10 minutes. So I bet you 10 to 1 my Starcraft skills are way worse than yours. I think Blizz just invited me to see how the game would play on a low end PC. "
It actually wasn't as hard to get into as I expected... With the practice league and many other beginners having no clue I had a rather smooth start...  But I watched streams and VODs for like 2 months before. :X "
Well you did the smart thing. I went through the menus for the first time right when the BattleNet server wasn't functioning properly. So I made the mistake to disregard the practice leagues thinking that's what I needed to do. Sad to say, I could not start then with the other beginners. I went in cold turkey, but I did learn some things from a few nice players. =)
#16 Posted by raiz265 (2237 posts) -
@HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @raiz265 said:
" @HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @Castro said:
" I too just checked my email last night and found that I had received mine on the 16th. Whoops! Maybe I'll get around to it this weekend. I've never played Starcraft so I'm gonna get boned all over the place once I start playing. I plan on getting liquored up first. "
Dude, I got demoted twice and begged people not to kill me right away. Once I was rewarded by not getting taken out in the first 10 minutes. So I bet you 10 to 1 my Starcraft skills are way worse than yours. I think Blizz just invited me to see how the game would play on a low end PC. "
It actually wasn't as hard to get into as I expected... With the practice league and many other beginners having no clue I had a rather smooth start...  But I watched streams and VODs for like 2 months before. :X "
Well you did the smart thing. I went through the menus for the first time right when the BattleNet server wasn't functioning properly. So I made the mistake to disregard the practice leagues thinking that's what I needed to do. Sad to say, I could not start then with the other beginners. I went in cold turkey, but I did learn some things from a few nice players. =) "
So 5 losses and straight to the bottom I guess? :D
#17 Posted by funcmode (138 posts) -

Loving the beta here! Thanks again for the reminder ;D 
 
Are you on US or EU servers btw?

#18 Posted by Seedofpower (3928 posts) -

 You are going to beat someone. The ladder system doesn't work the same like other RTS games. It works far better.

#19 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

Technically the beta is going offline in like 3 days until late July (they said there will be a final phase of the beta before the game is released).

#20 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@raiz265 said:
" @HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @raiz265 said:
" @HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @Castro said:
" I too just checked my email last night and found that I had received mine on the 16th. Whoops! Maybe I'll get around to it this weekend. I've never played Starcraft so I'm gonna get boned all over the place once I start playing. I plan on getting liquored up first. "
Dude, I got demoted twice and begged people not to kill me right away. Once I was rewarded by not getting taken out in the first 10 minutes. So I bet you 10 to 1 my Starcraft skills are way worse than yours. I think Blizz just invited me to see how the game would play on a low end PC. "
It actually wasn't as hard to get into as I expected... With the practice league and many other beginners having no clue I had a rather smooth start...  But I watched streams and VODs for like 2 months before. :X "
Well you did the smart thing. I went through the menus for the first time right when the BattleNet server wasn't functioning properly. So I made the mistake to disregard the practice leagues thinking that's what I needed to do. Sad to say, I could not start then with the other beginners. I went in cold turkey, but I did learn some things from a few nice players. =) "
So 5 losses and straight to the bottom I guess? :D "
Well it was sort of like 6 losses, demotion, 2 wins, 2 losses, demotion...new gold level. But you pretty much got it.
#21 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@funcmode said:
" Loving the beta here! Thanks again for the reminder ;D  Are you on US or EU servers btw? "
US servers. But don't think it'd matter too much. I am pretty sure players on the EU side know how to kick some SC booty when needed. Are you on that side of the pond?

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