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    Default New "patch" system

    Blizzard announced a new method of testing balance changes last week, and now they've announced that the changes won't be through a patch.

    Link: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/5393885

    You might have been part of helping us test the new balance changes coming to StarCraft II, and these most recent adjustments will be coming to the game very soon. What’s different is that, for the first time ever, they won’t be applied as part of a patch.
    On May 10, after a brief maintenance period in each region, the following balance changes will take effect globally:
    Protoss

    Observer build time decreased from 40 to 30 seconds

    Zerg

    Overlord movement speed increased from 0.4687 to 0.586
    Queen anti-ground weapon attack range increased from 3 to 5

    Again, to be clear, these changes will take effect after a short maintenance in each region is complete, and neither a patch nor any other special action will be required to experience them in-game.
    Thank you for your feedback, and see you on the ladder.
    Here's how they test things: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/530...-5_4_2012#blog
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    Default Re: New "patch" system

    I wonder why this update was so unusual. They tested new changes in a custom map instead of using the PTR, and the changes are instituted through a short maintenance period instead of a patch.

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    Default Re: New "patch" system

    Nothing needs to load to your system?
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    Default Re: New "patch" system

    I presume something needs to load once, but it's smaller than a patch. They haven't made the changes yet though (at least not as of a half hour ago).
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