Ill add the DRM on this game pretty much guarantees it won't come anywhere near my gaming PCs. My plan as with all this overly draconian DRM is I will purchase the game when it is 80% off from launch price...and then install a non-DRM torrent version to play the single player game. The original won't even be opened, much less allowed to pollute my hard drives. Blizzards decision to include this type of DRM doesn't stop piracy, it merely pisses people off.
I 100% agree with you. DRM doesn't stop piracy, it just makes it more difficult for the player to enjoy the game.
That aside, the DRM isn't too bad to deal with. Blizzard is much easier to deal with than Origin. You're fully able to log in and play the game offline in single player campaign or custom maps.
To all the people about considering buying this game for 30$...
There is a starter pack that you can download for free and play some custom games online.
There are many restrictions, but you can taste how the game feels like.
About pricing and such, I think SC is more of a sport, like baseball and soccer. People who are serious about winnings are going to play online. I personally think buying this game is waste of money unless you like competing against other people. Single-play is fun but it's short that you are done with it in a week just by casually playing 1~2 hours a day.
So if you are thinking about diving in and test your RTS gaming ability against other people, buy it. But I'd say wait until the price drops to the point where you can easily spend if you are to just play casually. The true strength of this game is its competitive environment. That is why the price is still high while other single-play-oriented games become 5~10 dollars after a year. The graphic is good enough that this game will still look good next year. And by then you would have better computer to max out every setting SCII throws at you.
Personally, I am addicted to SC1 and I play at least 2 hours a day at iCCup. The level competitiveness is just too high to the point it is frustrating. If you are caught up with advancing your ranking, you would be wasting tons of your time on a game that 98% of human population don't know about. Time is better spent anything else at that point.
? You can still play together in the same room even if it's not LAN, what's the difference as far as experience?
Yeah but not everyone has a decent enough internet connection to share with 10 people in the same room.
Gameplay itself is the same whether online or on LAN, except maybe on occasion some lag while online, but with LAN parties, you hang out with your friends, share a pizza or a smoke.. Playing on the internet you're just by yourself at your place. It's just something else.
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