PDA

View Full Version : Clans: Heart of the Swarm



Pr0nogo
10-30-2012, 01:20 PM
STARCRAFT II: HotS - First Look: Clans
--- HOTS battle.net ---
http://us.media3.battle.net/cms/blog_header/FRTUEYZH1A441318982106381.jpg

Previously in this blog, Production Director Chris Sigaty announced that Clan support was coming to StarCraft II with Heart of the Swarm. As of our Beta Patch 2.0.1 this week, testers will be able to create and join Clans and put this new feature through its paces. Here's a first look:


http://bnetcmsus-a.akamaihd.net/cms/content_folder_media/PWLI89QUIHHV1351555298637.jpg"]http://bnetcmsus-a.akamaihd.net/cms/content_folder_media/PWLI89QUIHHV1351555298637.jpg

Anyone can create or join a Clan, and doing so gives you access to the Clan window. In the Clan window, you'll find a completely private chat channel, a News tab where Clan affairs can be posted for all members to read, an Info tab where officers can post Clan information, and a Members roster.

When you create a Clan, both a Clan name and a Clan Tag designation are required. All of the members of your Clan will have their character name pre-pended with the Clan's Tag. The Clan Leader is able to promote members to the rank of Officer in the Clan (and demote, when necessary).


http://bnetcmsus-a.akamaihd.net/cms/content_folder_media/0EV1Y155RP691351555297656.jpg

We also have a few notes about Clan functionality in the beta for you:
Clan names must be 3-24 characters long, and will be case sensitive, allowing spaces, numbers, periods, apostrophes, and commas.
Clan Tags must be 2-4 characters long, and are also case sensitive, allowing spaces, numbers, periods, apostrophes, and commas.
Clan names and Tags must adhere to standard name policies.
The Clan Tag is automatically pre-pended to a player's name.
There is a limit of 50 members per Clan.

Our goal with Clans in StarCraft II is simple -- we want to bring people together in ways that make sense for allowing players to organize into groups, communicate with each other, and recognize others in-game. Like other new features being tested in the beta, Clans is a work in progress, and we're looking forward to testing it with you.

But wait! There's more.

This is the first part of a larger social system being introduced in Heart of the Swarm. While Clans are geared towards teams of players participating competitively in StarCraft II, we're working on support for Groups: players who want to associate casually, and in larger numbers. We expect that Groups might be focused on a specific genre of Arcade game, geographic location, BarCraft, community website, popular personality, or eSports organization. How you use Groups will be completely up to you!

Both the Clans and Groups features will be made available to Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm players. We�ll have more to say about Groups soon.

Source (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/7747190/First_Look_Clans_Coming_in_Heart_of_the_Swarm-10_30_2012)

fives

TheEconomist
10-30-2012, 01:54 PM
There is a limit of 50 members per Clan.

Damn, looks like the TychusFindlay fan club will have to be split up.

Alar
10-30-2012, 01:58 PM
I still think she doesn't look like the same ethnicity she was when human. That's just an odd thing for Zergification and then mostly de-Zergification to change, right?

DemolitionSquid
10-30-2012, 02:40 PM
I still think she doesn't look like the same ethnicity she was when human. That's just an odd thing for Zergification and then mostly de-Zergification to change, right?

The tan skin, large lips and dreadlock-ish spine hair make her look black. Its ridiculous.

Pr0nogo
10-30-2012, 02:46 PM
kerri: hold my weave
jim: ok
kerri: sex

Raif
10-30-2012, 03:10 PM
I blame Stephano for the hair !

sandwich_bird
10-30-2012, 04:23 PM
I still think she doesn't look like the same ethnicity she was when human. That's just an odd thing for Zergification and then mostly de-Zergification to change, right?

Not to beat a dead horse but...

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/kotaku/2011/10/kerrigan.jpg

Up close she looks less black imo. And if you compare to:

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100722000948/starcraft/images/4/42/SarahKerrigan_SC2_Head2.jpg

They actually have similar facial features.

Btw, on the Diablo 3 special edition disc they admit that they have the hardest time making attractive women.

TheEconomist
10-30-2012, 08:35 PM
Since when has there been ANY continuity in Blizzard games between rendered scenes, in-game models, and artwork?

Visions of Khas
10-30-2012, 09:34 PM
What bothers me is just how much like Angelina Jolie she appears in that first pic.

And I always thought Kerrigan had olive skin in StarCraft I anyways. I don't care if her features look "black". Get the fuck off it, guys.

TheEconomist
10-30-2012, 09:51 PM
The tan skin, large lips and dreadlock-ish spine hair make her look black. Its ridiculous.

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/files/costumes/1317/29990/kerrigan-sculpture-from-starcraft09.jpg

'dat ass

Quirel
10-31-2012, 03:14 AM
I still think she doesn't look like the same ethnicity she was when human. That's just an odd thing for Zergification and then mostly de-Zergification to change, right?
Eh, a few things were changed and moved around during the in/deinfestation.

The Hyperion's medic took a good look at her CAT scan and had to be sedated.


Not to beat a dead horse but...
Up close she looks less black imo. And if you compare to:
They actually have similar facial features.
I'm with sandwich bird on this. Kerrigan's portrait wasn't exactly high-definition in the original games.


Btw, on the Diablo 3 special edition disc they admit that they have the hardest time making attractive women.
I can only imagine...

"Hey, Chris? What's a woman look like above the chest?"
"Hell if I know."

Hawki
10-31-2012, 05:38 AM
And I always thought Kerrigan had olive skin in StarCraft I anyways. I don't care if her features look "black". Get the fuck off it, guys.

Kind of ditto bar the "fuck off" part. She never looked black to me, and was stated in LC to be tanned anyway.


Btw, on the Diablo 3 special edition disc they admit that they have the hardest time making attractive women.

Aw...what about Leah? Sure she's forever lost...and deformed...and didn't get any character development in act 3...and...

Leah! I'm coming for you!!!

(Jumps into the Unformed Land.)

Noctis
10-31-2012, 10:55 AM
Soooo how many SCL clans we gunna end up forming? I say we use a roman numerical system.

DemolitionSquid
10-31-2012, 11:41 AM
Well there's gonna be a clan for the for mods, a clan of my minions, a clan of the few people here who play a bit more competitively, and a clan of those rejected by the other 3 groups.

TheEconomist
10-31-2012, 03:04 PM
You forgot the 41 groups for the TychusFindlay fanclub.

DemolitionSquid
10-31-2012, 04:28 PM
You forgot the 41 groups for the TychusFindlay fanclub.

Those aren't part of this forum though. Tychus would be a battle.net forums clan since he's Blizzard's character.

http://static4.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/+_810f83fa_111b_c8f0.jpg

TheEconomist
10-31-2012, 04:34 PM
TychusFindlay =/= Tychus Findlay

Derpa derp l2read

Raif
11-03-2012, 09:03 AM
You forgot the 41 groups for the TychusFindlay fanclub.
50x41 is only 2050.
did you do something awful recently? that scared away fans?

TheEconomist
11-03-2012, 09:11 AM
I've just been the center of the SCL universe so long that my loyal fans are dying off even as posters get fewer and fewer.