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Blizzard is the master of making your spend crap loads of money. Make the game so unbalanced that you have to buy our expansion, and then we'll do it again so you have to buy the next!
Stop trolling.

The game right now as is, is pretty balanced and combined stats that Blizzard pull and monitor show this.

These units changes are to address some shortcomings from design standpoint.
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Stop trolling.

The game right now as is, is pretty balanced and combined stats that Blizzard pull and monitor show this.

These units changes are to address some shortcomings from design standpoint.
Everybody and their mother knows that Terran is OP.

shortcomings from design standpoint = imbalance
Edited by ESP - 10/23/11 at 4:14pm
    
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No more Carriers, God Dammit.
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Blizzard is the master of making your spend crap loads of money. Make the game so unbalanced that you have to buy our expansion, and then we'll do it again so you have to buy the next!
whatamireading.jpg


Well i haven't really had a chance to really knuckle down and play competitively, and they're already planning on turning the metagame on it's head
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Everybody and their mother knows that Terran is OP.

shortcomings from design standpoint = imbalance


Again, Terran is only "OP" in certain regions. AFAIK protoss is actually doing the best in Europe. The ability for people to translate a game with 3 distinct races being slightly unbalanced at the most competitive level having a new xpac with "LOL BLIZZARD MAKING IT IMBALANCED AND NOW MAKIN US PAY FOR NEW XPAC" is incredible.

We knew this xpac was coming since before the release.. there were always supposed to be zerg and toss xpacs. Wings of Liberty will still remain in existence after the xpac, and the next patch (which nerfs terran slightly) is coming early this November.

I especially love the insinuation that Blizzard makes SCII unbalanced intentionally. Really? They know this game is a sport in S. Korea... they spent over a decade making it.. I guess they were carefully tweaking it so that it was ever so slightly unbalanced all that time, knowing full well that the game's balance would directly affect its popularity.

Seriously, you're wrong on so many levels it's embarrassing. It's clear some people will go to any means necessary to complain about certain game developers.
Edited by Narzon - 10/23/11 at 4:33pm
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For Protoss:
1. Replicate enemy SCV/Drone
2. Build a base where the enemy won't look
3. Mass any strong unit
4. ????
5. Profit (in this case, lots of lulz)

I remember doing this in the original Starcraft, me playing as Protoss vs my cousin playing Terran, I still laugh at the expression he made when i launched a Nuclear Attack and massed battlecruisiers
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Again, Terran is only "OP" in certain regions. AFAIK protoss is actually doing the best in Europe. The ability for people to translate a game with 3 distinct races being slightly unbalanced at the most competitive level having a new xpac with "LOL BLIZZARD MAKING IT IMBALANCED AND NOW MAKIN US PAY FOR NEW XPAC" is incredible.

We knew this xpac was coming since before the release.. there were always supposed to be zerg and toss xpacs. Wings of Liberty will still remain in existence after the xpac, and the next patch (which nerfs terran slightly) is coming early this November.

I especially love the insinuation that Blizzard makes SCII unbalanced intentionally. Really? They know this game is a sport in S. Korea... they spent over a decade making it.. I guess they were carefully tweaking it so that it was ever so slightly unbalanced all that time, knowing full well that the game's balance would directly affect its popularity.

Seriously, you're wrong on so many levels it's embarrassing. It's clear some people will go to any means necessary to complain about certain game developers.

Blizzard cares about it being an e-sport just enough to know that they can get everyone involved to buy more games AS LONG as there is an imbalance to fix. There isn't even any LAN for Pete's sake; in the world most popular e-sport!

When the majority of Zerg/Protoss players decide to chance to Terran because of how much better they are, you know you have an imbalance. It could just be that Terran is just easier to play, but that in itself is an imbalance.

It is no doubt an excellent game but there is no reason to ignore the fact that every decision they make is based solely around how much money it will net them.
    
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Blizzard cares about it being an e-sport just enough to know that they can get everyone involved to buy more games AS LONG as there is an imbalance to fix. There isn't even any LAN for Pete's sake; in the world most popular e-sport!

When the majority of Zerg/Protoss players decide to chance to Terran because of how much better they are, you know you have an imbalance. It could just be that Terran is just easier to play, but that in itself is an imbalance.

It is no doubt an excellent game but there is no reason to ignore the fact that every decision they make is based solely around how much money it will net them.
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Blizzard cares about it being an e-sport just enough to know that they can get everyone involved to buy more games AS LONG as there is an imbalance to fix. There isn't even any LAN for Pete's sake; in the world most popular e-sport!

When the majority of Zerg/Protoss players decide to chance to Terran because of how much better they are, you know you have an imbalance. It could just be that Terran is just easier to play, but that in itself is an imbalance.

It is no doubt an excellent game but there is no reason to ignore the fact that every decision they make is based solely around how much money it will net them.
You can't balance everything perfectly when a human brain is involved. It could simply be that we as humans relate to Terran units and strategy much easier, and that isn't fixable.

Players who played Terran were good faster, but Zerg and Protoss players have caught up for the most part.

It's like trying to learn something with your off-hand (Zerg/Protoss) vs your strong hand (Terran).
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Blizzard cares about it being an e-sport just enough to know that they can get everyone involved to buy more games AS LONG as there is an imbalance to fix. There isn't even any LAN for Pete's sake; in the world most popular e-sport!

When the majority of Zerg/Protoss players decide to chance to Terran because of how much better they are, you know you have an imbalance. It could just be that Terran is just easier to play, but that in itself is an imbalance.

It is no doubt an excellent game but there is no reason to ignore the fact that every decision they make is based solely around how much money it will net them.
So much wrong...
You know how you get more money as a developer? You make the game better... AKA balanced. Or do you have some deluded sense of business that tells you that making sub-par products and charging more for xpacs is better? You are just wrong on every level here. It's clear Blizzard is releasing the Heart of the Swarm because we knew it would.. since before Wings of Liberty.. but somehow in your twisted logic you to attribute it to some illogical evil business practice of self-sabotage.


Really.. you're implying that people wouldn't buy Heart of the Swarm if Wings of Liberty wasn't "imbalanced"?
So much facepalm.
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