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Originally Posted by XCII View Post
Any idea when this comes out?
Maybe a HoTS release date this weekend at Blizzcon.
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post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by HometownHero View Post
Maybe a HoTS release date this weekend at Blizzcon.
Blizzard doesn't do release dates - Once the beta starts you can expect it to be out in a couple of months.
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post #13 of 40
maybe a stage 2 unit for the carrier?
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Looks like a phoenix, corsair, and void ray got together and had an amazing orgy.
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post #15 of 40
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Originally Posted by Razultull View Post
well the electricity between the hoop and the way it is constructed, suggests that this could be some kind of teleportation device for protoss. There has to be some special ability tied to this unit that involves lots of psi . I don't think it will be a damage dealing unit though. But you never know.
A teleportation device doesn't seem too likely - balance effects would be immense, and it would give Protoss and ungodly amount of map presence. With these and Warp Prisms you could basically just win since you could move any army anywhere and immediately reinforce it. And then move it right back to defend a drop. And then hit an expansion. And then the main.


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maybe a stage 2 unit for the carrier?
I like this idea. Be cool to see some sort of heavy-hitter (think bombers vs. fighters in Sins of a Solar Empire) that fires slower but does more damage, maybe with a bonus vs. armored and/or structures. I doubt that's it though.

The Phoenix/Corsair ideas are probably off too. I don't think we'll have two different air-only flyers for one race, it's too redundant.

My guess here would be a relatively inexpensive air-to-ground unit. Possibly siege range, although it looks rather small for that.
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post #16 of 40
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Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post

I like this idea. Be cool to see some sort of heavy-hitter (think bombers vs. fighters in Sins of a Solar Empire) that fires slower but does more damage, maybe with a bonus vs. armored and/or structures. I doubt that's it though.

The Phoenix/Corsair ideas are probably off too. I don't think we'll have two different air-only flyers for one race, it's too redundant.

My guess here would be a relatively inexpensive air-to-ground unit. Possibly siege range, although it looks rather small for that.
So... a brood lord for the Protoss, of sorts? Only cheaper? I think that upgrading carrier interceptors would be neat, although I honestly have no earthly clue what it is.
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If you imagine the "wings" were under instead of infront, it sorta looks like a some sort of gate.
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it will drop force fields from the sky
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it will drop force fields from the sky
Haha . No more force fields!
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post #20 of 40
From Teamliquid.net:
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Originally Posted by Tennet
Messing with it in photoshop, so far this is the best that i got
If you look, you can see actual unit 'texture'

Quote:
Originally Posted by wo1fwood

I adjusted the levels considerably for all the detail, and also added a faint blue oval where the cockpit definitely looks to be, but that's all I've got on this one.
They also mention it looking similar in design to the Star Relic


They both even have three prongs that contribute to some sort of energy build-up in the center.


EDIT: Does the middle image show up for everyone? It shows up for me, but that may be the cookies in my browser as I viewed this yesterday.
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