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I think you guys are just nitpicking. Anyone who cares about SCII will get the expansion and get their money's worth. Anyone casual enough to not get HoTS will not give a **** if Blizzard doesn't care about SCII original ladder because they will never notice to begin with.

Like who isn't going to get LOD for Diablo II? No one I care about.
No, I won't be getting my money's worth considering I don't give a damn about the campaign (which tbh, sucks). Right now they have nothing concrete planned for the multiplayer, going so far as to say they don't even think they'll add units, yet they already decided that they would make separate ladders and charge us for it. Not worth $50.
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No, I won't be getting my money's worth considering I don't give a damn about the campaign (which tbh, sucks). Right now they have nothing concrete planned for the multiplayer, going so far as to say they don't even think they'll add units, yet they already decided that they would make separate ladders and charge us for it. Not worth $50.
OK, this is proving my point. $50 isn't worth it to you, don't buy it.

I'm getting my $50 worth.... so its fine to me. I won't feel sorry for you because you aren't getting all the features I have, because you didn't feel those features were worth it to you.

If you think its not worth don't buy it... but then don't complain about not getting all the features.
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No, I won't be getting my money's worth considering I don't give a damn about the campaign (which tbh, sucks). Right now they have nothing concrete planned for the multiplayer, going so far as to say they don't even think they'll add units, yet they already decided that they would make separate ladders and charge us for it. Not worth $50.
Not to mention, it'd be a lot harder to get friends to get the game when they have to shell out $100-$120 (depending where you buy it and if you're paying tax or not) instantly, to play with you.
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I don't see what the big deal is. Blizzard has ALWAYS, ALWAYS done this.

SC2 -> BW: You get new campaign, new units, new ladder
D2 -> LOD: 2 New Classes, New ladder
WC3 -> TFT: New ladder, New Heroes, New Campaign

Another 50$ to participate in the current ladder? Sounds normal to me. They wont upkeep Wings of Liberty ladder, it'll stay up and online, but they won't add new patches, it'll stay as it was before HotS.

The thing is: no one will be playing WOL ladder when HOTS ladder comes out, it's ALWAYS been like this.

No one played WC3 ROC ladder when TFT came out, ROC was up, but hardly anyone played it and it was never patched again except for bug fixes.
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Battle.net subscription fee? Have you noticed that there are ads on Starcraft 2?

Plus, the server hosting cost argument is so juvenile. What "minions"? They're not using manpower to power the servers by having people peddle on stationary bikes.

Subscription fees are not necessary at all and would just be greedy of them.

Guild Wars is an MMORPG that has subscription fees. Yet, their servers are almost always up and running great. From time to time, they just come out with really cheap expansions (much less than the full $60 that SC2 expansions will cost).

Heroes of Newerth only costs one payment of $30 (or less if you bough it during the sale). No subscription fees or any BS expansions.

Every Total War game.

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And if they really want to charge a subscription fee, then give us the option to play LAN. Otherwise, there will be lawsuits. Nowhere did it say, when we bought the game, that a subscription was needed to play multiplayer.
I don't recall any ads on SCII but again I'm not looking for them either I would still think servers need maintenance, but, don't know costs enough to be able to comment

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I think you guys are just nitpicking. Anyone who cares about SCII will get the expansion and get their money's worth. Anyone casual enough to not get HoTS will not give a **** if Blizzard doesn't care about SCII original ladder because they will never notice to begin with.

Like who isn't going to get LOD for Diablo II? No one I care about.
Pretty much true, same with yks's comment. It's always been like this. I can't say that I played MP in previous blizzard games before and after exp but it makes sense. Those who are interested in SCII and plan to continue laddering, etc.... will buy the exps to get the new units, story, etc.... Those who don't think it's worth it/rather just stick to WoL, they'll still play on the ladder using the old units. It would be odd if Blizzard released an exp to add to the story and then added units in patches, because, they've never done it that way before and likely won't this time around
    
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I've never seen ads on bnet 2.0.
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Look at the announcements. They always have ads for products from sponsors, usually in the form of Razer products such as the Razer Marauder keyboard.
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That's not really an ad, and it's completely avoidable.
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http://www.gosugamers.net/starcraft2...eparate-ladder

What. The. ****.

GG Activision.

That's the most retarded thing you could do. Freaking retarded.
What's bad about that? I buy a new game and I get a new ladder with it so I can actually play on two separate ladders, for example as different races. Awesome. It wouldn't be fair the other way around imo, if you only get SP campaign with the expansion and no new MP stuff.

I can totally see some new whining coming with the new ladder though: "You noob <insert any new/changed unit here> abuser. I'd totally own you in WoL!11".
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