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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich_bird View Post
    btw, the SC team wants to do SC3. Not really much of a news but that's the only thing we got for our 'beloved' franchise out of blizzcon this year

    pcgamer.com/it-sure-sounds-like-starcraft-2s-devs-would-like-to-make-starcraft-3/
    Quote Originally Posted by Nissa View Post
    I'm so sad. I don't want a SC3, but I also don't want Starcraft to die.

    I want the ground to lie fallow for a few years while the people who actually know what they're doing create the worldbuilding necessary to build a franchise upon. Actually, y'know what? That's the problem with lots of media. People continually want to make sequels, but you can't make a sequel without thinking out the lore, character choices, and previous decisions that have been made. To make any good product, one must put at least three times the thought into it than is obvious to users. If SC had a coherent, strong universe with lots of emphasis placed on different factions within the races, it would be far easier to actually produce a competent story/have new ideas for gameplay for it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Turalyon View Post
    Starcraft's already dead in terms of lore/story after Sc2. There's nothing really going for it except the nostalgia of bringing back old things and redoing them again.

    Hell, I didn't even want Sc2 the first time! Now that we have it, I kinda wish Starcraft had died.
    Any continuation of the Starcraft story will be horrible. Firstly, the additional round of inevitable retcons will further weaken the already shredded lore. Secondly, the story will suck because Blizzard can't write stories to save their life.

    If anybody is still interested, I am still interested in writing an original universe. Unlike Blizzard, I would write a series bible that lays out the backstory and future of the setting in advance. Not only that, it would be written as a sandbox setting to cultivate the creativity of mappers and modders.

    For example, I would lay out the war periods in advance. The first war would be between the humans over socio-economic reasons, similar to Command & Conquer. The second war would be the bug war, when the hive mind swarm appears. The third war would be when the space elves wake up from their tombs as a result and figure out what to do with the humans and bugs. The fourth war is when other groups of elves arrive and throw things into further chaos. These wars take place over periods of decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mislagnissa View Post
    Any continuation of the Starcraft story will be horrible. Firstly, the additional round of inevitable retcons will further weaken the already shredded lore. Secondly, the story will suck because Blizzard can't write stories to save their life.

    If anybody is still interested, I am still interested in writing an original universe. Unlike Blizzard, I would write a series bible that lays out the backstory and future of the setting in advance. Not only that, it would be written as a sandbox setting to cultivate the creativity of mappers and modders.

    For example, I would lay out the war periods in advance. The first war would be between the humans over socio-economic reasons, similar to Command & Conquer. The second war would be the bug war, when the hive mind swarm appears. The third war would be when the space elves wake up from their tombs as a result and figure out what to do with the humans and bugs. The fourth war is when other groups of elves arrive and throw things into further chaos. These wars take place over periods of decades.
    So write it out already. Me, I'm still gathering the ideas needed to write out my own SC fanfic, without the consistency problems Blizzard made (though given that I'm trying to work with the existing lore, this'll certainly prove problematic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarok View Post
    So write it out already. Me, I'm still gathering the ideas needed to write out my own SC fanfic, without the consistency problems Blizzard made (though given that I'm trying to work with the existing lore, this'll certainly prove problematic)
    I made a thread for an original universe a while back. I was just checking if anyone here was interested in reviving the discussion.

  4. #24

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    The impediment towards creating such a large compendium of content within the StarCraft Universe has always been the "high effort low reward" rate. It sucks that a great total of 42 people is going to ever play through your whole content. So you would need to be motivated alone, mostly, by the amount of love you have for the franchise. IskatuMesk, one of the most famous BW modders, told me once "... [Yea I like my mods, but I do feel like no one is playing them. I've taken break from modding for this very reason. Not everyone understands all the effort I put into them] ..."

    On the other hand, smaller proyects have been quite successful. Take Robear for starters. Then add all the asset creators at SC2Mapster. Or even Project Revolution before they were shut down back in 2007.

    Thing is YOU need to start writing like Ragnarok said. Theorycrafting is great (we had a stupid long thread from back in the day when SC2 was barely announced); but it stays at fun with no leadership and is only pushed forward by community interest. I'll just post the rest of my thoughts there.

  5. #25

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    I'm not sure Iskatu can be 100% trusted in that regard. He was pretty depressed, at least back when I knew him. Might have been underestimating how much people liked his stuff, but I guess it's normal for people to be vocal about what they dislike, than what they like.

    I dunno, sometimes creativity is just about doing things your way rather than any input you get from others. 'S why I wrote my massive Mega Man fanfiction, although I was lucky enough to have started that about the time mm9 and mm10 came out.


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