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Just as E3 2011 kicked off earlier this morning with Microsoft's pre-show press conference, rumors surrounding a StarCraft-themed MMOG sparked up once again thanks to GameFront. According to an unnamed insider, the MMOG will be separate from the Titan MMOG project already listed on Blizzard's post-Diablo 3 roadmap.

"Given the popularity of the StarCraft universe, the immediate reaction to the World of StarCraft mod, and factoring in an aging World of Warcraft, Blizzard has been put into a position where an SC MMO would be too financially lucrative to pass up," the insider claims.

Edited by whitingnick - 6/6/11 at 1:09pm
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So basically Shattered Galaxy?

eg, you're part of a faction, fighting for control of a planet. The planet is divided up into regions, represented by individual maps.

You fight skirmishes along your territory, if you win on offense, you gain control of that territory, and so on until the entire map is dominated by one faction.

Wins go towards buying new units, upgrading, etc...
    
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No it would be just like World of Warcraft with you being an individual unit.

I've been expecting a SC MMO for long time, but with WoW still going so strong I don't think we will see it for a long time. Which disappoints me since I am more a sci-fi kind of guy and sci-fi MMOs are rare
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Interested, as long as they don't try to put EPIC shoulder pads on a hydralisk
   
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No it would be just like World of Warcraft with you being an individual unit.
And this is why it's going to suck and be like every other MMO out there.

If it only was like how Vagrant Storm said, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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So basically Shattered Galaxy?

eg, you're part of a faction, fighting for control of a planet. The planet is divided up into regions, represented by individual maps.

You fight skirmishes along your territory, if you win on offense, you gain control of that territory, and so on until the entire map is dominated by one faction.

Wins go towards buying new units, upgrading, etc...
I'd take a Shattered Galaxy again over any Starcraft MMO. Hell, I'd take it over just about anything.
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And this is why it's going to suck and be like every other MMO out there.

If it only was like how Vagrant Storm said, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
Oh, definately agreed...I just don't see Blizard doing anything that they know the masses won't gobble up.

Plus Sci-fi MMOs never seem to do all that well. Eve Online is the only one that has gotten any ground, but that is a game in its own class. So you know they will make it WoW with sci-fi weapons. Heck...some of the stuff already in wow is more sci-fi than fantasy.
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well Starcraft being one of my favorite games of all time, if they make this im pretty sure it will be a WOW clone......stupid
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I like the idea, but the idea only. In my head, it would be dark and gritty, none of that cartoon-y stuff you mostly see in WoW. It would definitely be more adult-themed. But in reality, it would probably just be dumbed down and made more suitable for children. Jim Raynor, it was nice knowing you.
    
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I doubt they will be making SC2 as an MMO. As far as i see their IPs going you have Diablo as the RPG, SC as the RTS and Warcraft as the MMO. I'm pretty sure they will make a WoW2 before an SC2 MMO.

Also keep in mind that there are still 2 expansions for SC2 to come out yet. They can't release an MMO out until those 2 are finished or you will have clashing stories.
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