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n00bonicPlague
06-25-2009, 02:51 PM
Vote for the range you believe is a likely time for the beta to start. The are this and the next three months, and then the "----" represent the 15th-15th of the months they rest between. Keep in mind that BlizzCon'09 is August 21st-22nd and that the calender end of the summer is September 21st (first day of fall is the 22nd).

Rashed801
06-25-2009, 02:52 PM
hmmmm...

imdrunkontea
06-25-2009, 02:58 PM
I think they will announce it on the 29th, and release it that week.

Yeah, I'm hopeful >.<

Wankey
06-25-2009, 03:09 PM
This poll is stupid. Do you not follow the news? If it isn't tomorrow then it'll be on Monday.

Pandonetho
06-25-2009, 03:57 PM
I say everyone who voted June gives me 10 bucks if they're wrong. That's in 5 days!

The_Blade
06-25-2009, 04:59 PM
When its ready ;D

Rizhall
06-25-2009, 05:18 PM
lol@5 votes for June

I think early July is a good bet.

Kimera757
06-25-2009, 07:43 PM
June 29th, though there's a bit of evidence it'll start this Saturday (at that Warcraft competition).

Rashed801
06-25-2009, 07:49 PM
June 29th, though there's a bit of evidence it'll start this Saturday (at that Warcraft competition).

what evidence?

GGTeMpLaR
06-25-2009, 08:07 PM
the whole "players in attendance will be able to test the latest "BETA" build of starcraft 2" thing

Crazy_Jonny
06-25-2009, 08:13 PM
If theyre looking to make a 2009 release, it has to be july.
Right now Im guessing theyre going to announce the date on Monday, and it will start in Mid-late July. August would be pushing it, but knowing Blizzard not impossible.

BlackButterfly
06-26-2009, 12:18 AM
i am hoping July, announcement should be made on the 29th

Caliban113
06-26-2009, 12:29 AM
Goin out on a limb, and going to say a week from Monday. :)

500

Pandonetho
06-26-2009, 12:33 AM
How come everyone thinks Monday is the day? Wasn't that just a day that staff got to go to learn stuff about SC2?

Hamshank
06-26-2009, 12:49 AM
june is over but i voted june for no reason cuz i'm a crazy optimist like that haha

The_Blade
06-26-2009, 01:27 AM
Can Beta servers (regions) come up simultaniusly one day after another?

If thats the case probably thats the reason for the info given out on several days.

Americans first, then europians and finaly koreans.

That also explains the question about koreans not getting information till their day. As every group of info will be especific for the region.

Mercatosis
06-26-2009, 02:21 AM
I don't really have a good estimate, I just hope it's soon :).

sandwich_bird
06-26-2009, 05:57 AM
All of you saying june failed.

Roobster
06-26-2009, 06:46 AM
If theyre looking to make a 2009 release, it has to be july.
Right now Im guessing theyre going to announce the date on Monday, and it will start in Mid-late July. August would be pushing it, but knowing Blizzard not impossible.

I doubt they seriously believe they will be able to release it this year, I still think April 1st next year will be close to the actual release date.

flabortast
06-26-2009, 06:51 AM
Blizzard said they were aiming for a 2009 release.

Blazur
06-26-2009, 08:09 AM
I don't know about you guys but I'm so sick of guessing on the beta.

spychi
06-26-2009, 08:26 AM
as I said, few days after 26th june

kxr1der
06-26-2009, 08:39 AM
Blizzard said they were aiming for a 2009 release.

Blizzard says a lot of things.... except things that are useful

Nottoway
06-26-2009, 02:23 PM
I don't know about you guys but I'm so sick of guessing on the beta.

^^ This.

I really would like to know what the hell is taking THIS long.

Josue
06-26-2009, 07:15 PM
When its ready ;D
I hope it's on July. July of this year BTW.:D

Pandonetho
06-26-2009, 08:10 PM
I don't know about you guys but I'm so sick of guessing on the beta.

Ha, you wouldn't be sick if you hadn't bothered with guessing in the first place!

Capsblock
06-27-2009, 07:31 AM
NDA is to monday i think then beta will be released , if not im sick of waiting...

Crazy_Jonny
06-27-2009, 10:47 AM
NDA is to monday i think then beta will be released , if not im sick of waiting...

I dont think the BETA will be released that day, I am hoping theyll announce the date.

Roobster
06-28-2009, 03:08 AM
Blizzard says a lot of things.... except things that are useful

Yeah, Blizzard always misses their release dates, that's why the original Starcraft wasn't released until several months after the holidays. Warcraft III was also delayed I remember, but I'm not sure by how much.
However, they may have learned from their mistakes with their newfound reluctance to give specific dates so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

spychi
06-28-2009, 02:21 PM
All of you saying june failed.

why? June is not over and we have the monday news release...
anyway I voted july

dynamiK-
06-29-2009, 01:39 AM
I dont think the BETA will be released that day, I am hoping theyll announce the date.

I could live with that. But I'm still pulling for a release of the beta tomorrow. We'll see soon enough...

DeAdLiNe
06-29-2009, 10:41 AM
http://g4tv.com/videos/39544/StarCraft-II-Pre-Beta-Lead-Designer-Interview/ Interview with Dustin Browder talking about AI ,units etc. He says that they are aiming for a 4-6 month BETA ,so July is a save bet that the beta will start.

Norfindel
06-29-2009, 02:59 PM
I voted September. Why? I'm pessimistic, which makes my predictions very likely to be right :(.

Pandonetho
06-29-2009, 03:00 PM
I voted September. Why? I'm not only pessimistic, but also wrong 99.9% of the time .

Sorry guys, I know his post confused you a bit. I fixed the typo.


I voted September. Why? I'm pessimistic, which makes my predictions very likely to be wrong .

Editing your post I see. Well, no matter, I still fixed all typos in your edit.

Chili
06-29-2009, 03:29 PM
After today's coverage and the whole b.net 2.0 not-yet-ready thingy (probably) resulting in delaying the beta, I'm more and more convinced we won't see a release this year.
If the beta really lasts 4-6 months the timeframe is slowly closing.:(

Norfindel
06-30-2009, 08:19 AM
Sorry guys, I know his post confused you a bit. I fixed the typo.

Editing your post I see. Well, no matter, I still fixed all typos in your edit.
Wow! that was fast! I usually rewrite some of my posts just after pressing send, because i don't like the wording.

Still, you're funny.
It all depends on how much Blizzard wants to wait before launching the Beta. I seen them making a lot of changes lately.

Aldrius
06-30-2009, 11:36 AM
Wow! that was fast! I usually rewrite some of my posts just after pressing send, because i don't like the wording.

Still, you're funny.
It all depends on how much Blizzard wants to wait before launching the Beta. I seen them making a lot of changes lately.

They've specifically said the only thing holding them back at this point, is server capacity. (I think I read that... on second thought don't take my word at face value)

Changes they can make during the beta. Hell, changes they will make during the beta.

dynamiK-
07-01-2009, 02:23 AM
I wonder if they will release any more battle reports prior to the beta, or if they'll give us any updates on the Bnet 2.0 server issues.

Islandsnake
07-01-2009, 03:00 AM
Mid-July since it seems bnet 2.0 isn't even ready to show yet..

Norfindel
07-01-2009, 08:01 AM
They've specifically said the only thing holding them back at this point, is server capacity. (I think I read that... on second thought don't take my word at face value)

Changes they can make during the beta. Hell, changes they will make during the beta.
Well, they also said that before beta, they will play internally with all Blizzard employees. How long would that phase be?

Blazur
07-01-2009, 08:58 AM
It's so pointless to speculate. By now we all pretty much know what the situation is. The game is ready for beta, the devs WANT the game to be in beta, but the infrastructure with B.NET 2.0 needs more work before the game is ready for public eye and any sort of stress test. Anybody that's worked in programming knows that complicated tasks like this could be an uncertainty. I'm sure they're working as fast as they can, but right now they very likely have no idea when the beta will be ready as its completely contingent on them finishing up the B.NET work.

Crazy_Jonny
07-01-2009, 10:00 AM
Mid-July since it seems bnet 2.0 isn't even ready to show yet..

I think they said theyll be showing battle.net in mid July, and probably at that time theyll announce the beta date, so Im guessing late July (like July 2-).

If not, then no SC2 this year.

Aldrius
07-01-2009, 12:09 PM
Well, they also said that before beta, they will play internally with all Blizzard employees. How long would that phase be?

That phase is over I think.


It's so pointless to speculate. By now we all pretty much know what the situation is. The game is ready for beta, the devs WANT the game to be in beta, but the infrastructure with B.NET 2.0 needs more work before the game is ready for public eye and any sort of stress test. Anybody that's worked in programming knows that complicated tasks like this could be an uncertainty. I'm sure they're working as fast as they can, but right now they very likely have no idea when the beta will be ready as its completely contingent on them finishing up the B.NET work.

Do they need "B.Net 2.0" finished and working, though? Isn't that mostly the social stuff? From my understanding, they just need it processing and able to support games, not necessarily having ALL the extra features working.

Edfishy
07-01-2009, 01:15 PM
Mid-Late July by the way they're talking in the interviews, possibly (and more optimally) August 1st would be likely.

Norfindel
07-02-2009, 08:23 AM
That phase is over I think.
They never said that all Blizzard employees are testing the game. Right now, only the SC team gets to play it.

Cafeagles
07-02-2009, 11:36 AM
They never said that all Blizzard employees are testing the game. Right now, only the SC team gets to play it.

http://omgstarcraft.blogfaction.com/article/103306/omgstarcraft-interviews-chris-sigaty-and-samwise-didier-at-blizzcon/

"We’ve got the whole company now playing an alpha just in the last few weeks" -Chris Sigaty at around 2:46; this was at Blizzcon 08

Noise
07-02-2009, 12:14 PM
Right now I think it will start somewhere between July aaaaaaaand 2011.

Aldrius
07-02-2009, 12:35 PM
They never said that all Blizzard employees are testing the game. Right now, only the SC team gets to play it.

This isn't exactly something they're going to be reporting on...

...even though they did.

Zabimaru
07-02-2009, 12:36 PM
Bnet shouldn’t take too long... after all they did say it only felt like Bnet 1.9 instead of Bnet 2.0.

Mercatosis
07-02-2009, 02:54 PM
That phase is over I think.

That phase will be over when the beta comes out. This doesn't mean that they had a planned date for said phase to end that has already come to pass, just that they're still currently in that phase.



Do they need "B.Net 2.0" finished and working, though? Isn't that mostly the social stuff? From my understanding, they just need it processing and able to support games, not necessarily having ALL the extra features working.

Sure, we could all play on the current BNet, but more than likely the game will require play on (and is probably coded to interface directly with) BNet 2.0. It's hard to say, being that I don't work on the team and i'm not a serious programmer, but I imagine that it's not as easy as just playing on a different server with different software interfaces.

Aldrius
07-02-2009, 04:02 PM
That phase will be over when the beta comes out. This doesn't mean that they had a planned date for said phase to end that has already come to pass, just that they're still currently in that phase

Poor wording on my part.

I think that phase has already begun.

trace wm
07-02-2009, 09:02 PM
Are there any announced press conferences or conventions or whatever between now and Blizzcon? Any sort of date for people to speculate over?

Cafeagles
07-02-2009, 09:10 PM
I think i read that there is going to be a press conference about battle.net 2.0 and single player this month

Hamshank
07-02-2009, 09:14 PM
2 - 3 weeks

spychi
07-06-2009, 09:51 AM
wtf I thought that the SC:L contests will end after 26 june not 26 july... now I'm sure that before that day we will not get the beta, call me insane but really think of it