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Google translated source. Here is my own (much better ) translation:

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Jonny Ebbert, senior designer at blizzard, discussed the campaign length in an interview with Kotaku. "Many players complained about the length of the campaign, saying it was too long."

After evaluating achievement stats, Blizzard also noticed that few players played to the end of the campaign. "We had long discussions on this topic. People from other teams said 'it's too long!'"

Thus, Blizzard has shortened the Heart of the Swarm campaign by nine missions, so that more people will finish the campaign. Thus there is only 20 missions, but Ebbert says "They feel great."
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ehhhhh I think im ok with this. I liked the first game and the missions but i did feel like a few of them dragged out. SC's primary goal anyways is the multiplayer, so i dont see this being a big problem.....as long as the remaining 20 missions arent awful.....
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I enjoyed the length of the campaign.
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I think the term "casuals" has a new meaning now...

I do not agree with this decision, I love multiplayer, but the single player campaign and the different settings and mission types were really fun.

I was hoping them to go for a LONGER campaign, not a shorter one, with maybe some missions you had to win playing in co-op with a buddy or some random player over battlenet.
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Dunno why I doubleposted, please delete this one.
Edited by Dannythm - 10/25/11 at 8:09am
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This is what pisses me off about not having the entire game released...Like Sc1 was. The multi-player feels unfinished. There does not seem to be as much diversity for what works and as the pro's show u there is only a couple things they do for success. Im gonna wait till Heart of Swarm to possibly get back into SC2 hardcore. Its just the same strategy over n over.
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What an appalling decision. Don't let the casuals make the decisions here. I for one like the length of the SC2:WoL campaign and wished it was longer. 20 isn't a bad number, tbh I expected less like 15 or even 12. But still quite disappointed it turned out to be this way.

I think this just may be an excuse for Blizzard to slack on HotS's SP and not give full effort to making it as lengthy and fun as WoL was. I hope LotV will be longer than 20 though.
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I bought Wings of Liberty FOR the campaign, and I loved the 30 missions! This really saddens me... These 20 missions better be damn worth it.
 
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What do they mean it was too long? Were they aware some were side missions you didnt even have to do?
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What an appalling decision. Don't let the casuals make the decisions here. I for one like the length of the SC2:WoL campaign and wished it was longer. 20 isn't a bad number, tbh I expected less like 15 or even 12. But still quite disappointed it turned out to be this way.

I think this just may be an excuse for Blizzard to slack on HotS's SP and not give full effort to making it as lengthy and fun as WoL was. I hope LotV will be longer than 20 though.
Blizzard is positioning themselves JUST for the casual market, with WoW this has been clear since a long time, and not Starcraft takes the baton.

Like I said, I'm not happy with this decision.
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