Blizzard Isn't Ruling Out StarCraft II Feature Requests

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There's little use in arguing against the idea that Blizzard wants to put out the best possible game it can. The dozen years between StarCraft II and its predecessor is proof enough. But as most of the SC2 flock are aware, what little was left out might be added in at some point in the future. Blizzard staffers on the game's official message board aren't ruling out much (via Big Download) when it comes to requests and fixing stuff based on concerns.

Take, for example, this post by social man "Zaryhm" in response to a user asking for more challenge missions. "New challenge missions are certainly a good possibility for future content updates or expansions," Zarhym wrote.

Or this post, a response to a user who wants shared replays. "This is a functionality we're interested in providing our players at some point in the future," other social media person "Lylirra" wrote.        


 Glad my mother finally found work. It's hard to when, you know, you don't have legs.
 Glad my mother finally found work. It's hard to when, you know, you don't have legs.

 == TEASER ==Or this post that expresses that Blizzard plans to allow Oceanic users to pick which region they want to compete within. Two licenses, one person, but no cross-chat. 

"We have plans to allow for Oceanic players to choose which region they want to play in. This is something coming in the future," Zarhym wrote. "You'll have two separate licenses and can choose between North America and Southeast Asia."  
      
Or, lastly, this post, written in response to a user's question about the map creation's limit shackles. "No current plans, but we're aware that there are concerns regarding the current limits for publishing and sharing player-made maps. The feedback we've received so far is good, and we're keeping a very close eye on how the system is being used. This in turn will help us determine how best to accommodate our players and the mapmaking community-at-large." 

Decent requests are met with an open-mind, and as you'll notice in some cases, boilerplate maybes. Blizzard might be the type of studio that might take a billion years to push out a game, but it's a studio that listens to its fans and tends to do them right by adding what they want, though, I'm not so sure its keen on this feature request. Regardless, if you want a glimpse into what may be added into future updates or patches, these are it.
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#1  Edited By BradNicholson

There's little use in arguing against the idea that Blizzard wants to put out the best possible game it can. The dozen years between StarCraft II and its predecessor is proof enough. But as most of the SC2 flock are aware, what little was left out might be added in at some point in the future. Blizzard staffers on the game's official message board aren't ruling out much (via Big Download) when it comes to requests and fixing stuff based on concerns.

Take, for example, this post by social man "Zaryhm" in response to a user asking for more challenge missions. "New challenge missions are certainly a good possibility for future content updates or expansions," Zarhym wrote.

Or this post, a response to a user who wants shared replays. "This is a functionality we're interested in providing our players at some point in the future," other social media person "Lylirra" wrote.        


 Glad my mother finally found work. It's hard to when, you know, you don't have legs.
 Glad my mother finally found work. It's hard to when, you know, you don't have legs.

 == TEASER ==Or this post that expresses that Blizzard plans to allow Oceanic users to pick which region they want to compete within. Two licenses, one person, but no cross-chat. 

"We have plans to allow for Oceanic players to choose which region they want to play in. This is something coming in the future," Zarhym wrote. "You'll have two separate licenses and can choose between North America and Southeast Asia."  
      
Or, lastly, this post, written in response to a user's question about the map creation's limit shackles. "No current plans, but we're aware that there are concerns regarding the current limits for publishing and sharing player-made maps. The feedback we've received so far is good, and we're keeping a very close eye on how the system is being used. This in turn will help us determine how best to accommodate our players and the mapmaking community-at-large." 

Decent requests are met with an open-mind, and as you'll notice in some cases, boilerplate maybes. Blizzard might be the type of studio that might take a billion years to push out a game, but it's a studio that listens to its fans and tends to do them right by adding what they want, though, I'm not so sure its keen on this feature request. Regardless, if you want a glimpse into what may be added into future updates or patches, these are it.
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#2  Edited By ajamafalous  Online

Aw, missed my chance to ruin someone's day.

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#3  Edited By canucks23

How is this news. A lot of devs just put out "mabye's" on message boards to requests that have a lot of people behind it. It does't mean they'll do it.

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#4  Edited By HellBrendy

So they are doing the Valve thing now? 

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#5  Edited By ajamafalous  Online
@HellBrendy said:
" So they are doing the Valve thing now?  "
I'd say it's more like they're doing the thing they've done with WoW for years.
 
Also, @canucks23 said:
" How is this news. "
This.
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#6  Edited By ItsAJackal

Did anyone post about LAN?  I'm of the old school of thought that I enjoy being in the same room with the person I'm gaming with, instead of some random person over the internet I'll never see again, or my good buddy that lives 10 minutes away but we have to play online to get some multiplayer functions.

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#7  Edited By Jeffsekai

A mom joke? Keeping it classy brad.

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#8  Edited By phrosnite

How about a game that doesn't suck! ^_^ Just kidding... Why the f is this news?
 
Edit: I bet they will charge money for the "new features".

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#9  Edited By Clbull

How about LAN support.

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#10  Edited By KaosAngel

Fix the popularity system for Custom maps.  

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#11  Edited By ToxicAntidote
This post is probably one of the best I've read on the SCII forum so far. This person have a lot of good ideas and a really good way to present them for a much greater custom games system.
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#12  Edited By benderunit22

Give us cross-realm play! I understand that you don't allow it for league matches, but there's hardly an excuse to not allow custom games or limit cross-realm games to just friends.

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#13  Edited By Ineedaname

Brad's going solo with news again.
 =( 
 
Isn't just a series of posts saying there looking to improve things?
Like with most games.

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#14  Edited By VisariLoyalist

I think there should be a league above diamond that just pushes you into the bronze league in the korean region

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#15  Edited By Semition

Custom games is a big one.
 
Also, ladders should be pyramid shaped.
 
Half (or more) the people should be in copper, and each league should have progressively less and less people. The way it stands now, bottom diamond is probably closer to bronze than top diamond.

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That is pretty much just Blizzard being Blizzard.

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#17  Edited By peepeepoopoo696

Game developers listening to the community, blasphemy!

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#18  Edited By Mr_Skeleton

How about a mode where you cant be attacked in the first ten minutes of the game, you know for people with an APM of 0.5 like me.

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#19  Edited By weirdo

How about fixing the jitteri jumping graphics during cut scenes inside Hyperion first :p

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#20  Edited By ricetopher

Will be interesting to see how quickly Blizzard starts putting some of the suggested changes into the game

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#21  Edited By rybrad

Blizzard has a pretty good track record with adding content to their games and community interaction so no real surprises here.

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#22  Edited By f0rk

This isn't really that much of a positive considering these are all fixes for dumb design decisions regarding battle.net '2.0'.

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#23  Edited By RTSlord

what about LAN support?

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#24  Edited By bonbolapti

well yeah, they will keep updating with stuff because that's what they do already... don't they?

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#25  Edited By Drebin_893

Any studio that listens to fan feedback and at least pretends to listen is on the right track.

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#26  Edited By skywing

i am very much so excited to see the 'expansions' the speak of.

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#27  Edited By Seedofpower

They said the next expansion will be coming within the year or something. Lets hope so.

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#28  Edited By TheAdmin

I'm having a blast with this game - it's pretty wonderful.

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#29  Edited By Mmmslash

God bless you, Blizzard.

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#30  Edited By Jams

How about an announcer mode where there are extra camera features and some stats or something that an announcer could use. That would be cool. Think I'm gonna reccomend that.

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#31  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

It's really good to see Blizzard supporting community suggestions like this.

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#32  Edited By MooseyMcMan

This is good.

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#33  Edited By ectoplasma

Nicholson! *Waving fist in the air with a face of contempt*

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#34  Edited By KuribosShoe

needs more zerg

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Still have not bought the game but this definitely gives me an incentive.

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#36  Edited By andy

Very interesting.

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#37  Edited By Sooty

Need StarCraft tube!

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#38  Edited By ch13696

I should also ask them if they will add achievement support for their older titles. It should be easy enough. I would love to see it for Diablo II.

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#39  Edited By Scottish_Sin

I really need to get around to buying this game.

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#40  Edited By darkivn

Blizzard doing what Blizzard does best.

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#41  Edited By Jeff  Staff

It's not directly SCII-related, but weirdly enough, I'd be into a standalone battle.net chat client. Seems like a good way to keep in touch with my WOW junkie friends who are too busy fullscreening to see IMs.

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#42  Edited By arkadysmile

Good to see that they may be listening.
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#43  Edited By wyld

My computer sucks
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#44  Edited By xMrSunshine

Too bad I'm not into RTS games. Seems like Starcraft II would be a blast.

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#45  Edited By WeepingWillow

Really looking forward to seeing the amount of stuff Blizz plans on adding to the game.

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#46  Edited By silentghost227

This stuff can't come soon enough

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#47  Edited By noremnants

They already plan on Chat rooms, custom tournaments and a premium map marketplace so Them adding some of the simpler things doesn't sound too unrealistic.

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#48  Edited By JoshB

bring back the LAN!

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#49  Edited By mrchup0n

Would they be specific to each release in the trilogy or span across all three? I'm betting the latter but you never know...

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#50  Edited By PIZZAPRANKS

I guess it's a good thing for Blizzard that I am not surprised in the slightest when they support the community. I looking forward to the next couple decades of Starcraft updates.

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