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    So is Raynor still gonna be an emo whose depressed Kerrigan died?


    Quote Originally Posted by Gradius View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSCR View Post
    So is Raynor still gonna be an emo whose depressed Kerrigan died?




    Wrong thread buddy.
    They got Michael Gough, voice of Tassadar/Deckard Cain so it's possible that Raynor might appear. A corrupted Stukov boss maybe?
    Last edited by LestersPetZergling; 09-08-2013 at 12:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSCR View Post
    So is Raynor still gonna be an emo whose depressed Kerrigan died?
    Nah, he'll probably get better now that he has "closure". He's now free to think about some random other chick he'll meet to hold a candle for.
    Yes, that's right! That is indeed ME on the right.


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    99,5% done! That's so great. One can only imagine how will this change SC2's modding scene.

    The guys posted a FAQ on reddit. I think it's very nicely written.

    F.A.Q.:

    Why do you need $80000 to make this mod? Why can’t it just be for free like all other mods are?

    In the beginning we worked on this mod just for fun and in our spare time. However, we were looking forward to the map marketplace which Blizzard talked about before releasing Wings of Liberty back in 2009 at Blizzcon. We hoped that at some point all our work would pay off and we would have a huge advantage compared to other modders if we started early.

    However, over time it turned out that developing a game of this caliber is a lot of work and that we will need forever to release content if we can only work on this project in our spare time. There was no chance of quitting our jobs or school simply because we didnt have any financial support. In addition, the marketplace was delayed far into the future and currently is sheduled to be released around Legacy of the Void, but there is no detailed information available right now.

    We need $80000 right now to be able to continue working on this project and being able to spend way more time doing so than in the past. Until now we were able to survive with our savings but those are depleted. We want to release way more content to the public and actually make our dream of a true Starcraft RPG a reality.

    How do we know that we can trust you? How can we be certain that the quality will be good?

    So far we have already been working on this project for over 2 years without any funding or monetary reward and we already released two playable parts of SCU over battle.net, Chronicles of Fate and Final Testament.

    Chronicles of Fate is an introduction to the lore of the game and teaches you how to play. You have to complete various missions under assistance of NPCs in singleplayer. The game features voice acting and epic cinematics.

    Final Testament is a demonstration of how a boss fight can look like in SCU and demonstrates how multiplayer will work/is already working. We made this part way more difficult than Chronicles of Fate to demonstrate that we can do both, easy and hard content.

    We have proven that our game works and that we have the skill and the passion to finish what we have started. Now its your turn.

    What qualifications do your team members have?

    Ryan „Creation“ Winzen (Founder and lead designer):

    Has 17 years of modding experience with Blizzard tools
    Created tabletop games in first grade and played countless different games all his live
    Is a perfectionist and learned discipline in the Marine Corps
    Philipp „Mille“ Meyer (Co-Founder and lead programmer):

    Started Modding back in Warcraft 3 and released RPG maps
    Studies computer science in 5th semester in Germany
    Works for a professional software development company in his spare time
    Played World of Warcraft for years, starting back in WoW-Beta
    Kiefer „Ghostnova“ Traub (Modeler):

    Is one of the best known modelers in the SC2 modding community
    You can view some of his work here: http://www.sc2mapster.com/forums/dev...tnovas-models/
    David Orr (Sound composer):

    Award winning composer for games, animations, television and film
    Already did work for: Castle Crushers, 5 Souls, Flight and many other games and films
    Eric „Zeus“ Dieter (Voice Actor):

    Professional Voice Actor
    8 years of experience in SEO, social media, radio broadcasting, proofreading, copywriting, graphics, web design, audio production, voiceover, customer service, and internet security
    Danielle McRea (Voice Actress):

    Professional Voice Actress
    Already did work for: World of Warcraft, Skullgirls, League of Legends and many other games
    Chris „Freespace“ Scubli (Cinematic Artist):

    Released the famous „Starcraft: Final Metamorphosis“ movie which got almost 1.5 million clicks on Youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kAJSswZPvI

    Works for a professional CG company in the UK
    Harrison "DarkRevenant" Snodgrass

    Has created the famous Arcade game "Mafia"
    Studies computer science in the USA
    Do you have permission from Blizzard?

    Yes we have official permission from Blizzard and they are rooting for us! They even posted an article about our new multiplayer demo on their official facebook page showing their support:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    Will this game be free to play?

    Yes! You do not need to own Wings of Liberty or Heart of the Swarm to play Starcraft Universe. The free Starcraft II: Starter Edition is all whats needed to play!

    I don’t even want to play this game. Why should I donate?

    If this Kickstarter is successful it will not only allow us to create this game, but also potentionally motivate more professional developers to join the modding scene. It might bring fresh wind into the Arcade and also brings people into Starcraft who didnt consider playing it before since it can be played with the free Starter Edition of Starcraft II.

    There has been lots of discussion on TL recently about what can be done to make the Starcraft community bigger, and one key to that are casual gamers playing Arcade games. If you guys want to help Starcraft to grow you have to invest some efford supporting modders and the Arcade system.

    What about the delay in controls I’ve heard about?

    Yes, there is a slight delay in controls in Starcraft Universe, just as there is in any other game of Starcraft. People realize the delay more in SCU than in other games because of the third person camera perspective and the WASD controls. The delay comes from the synchronous game engine which Starcraft is built on and ensures that all clients always see the exact same thing and are in the same game state.

    However if you have an average or better internet connection the delay will not effect your gameplay at all. Just make sure that you play in your native game region (Meaning if you are from the United States make sure to play on the US server) and to turn off any broadband intensive programs such as streams or filesharing software like Dropbox and you will be fine.

    In addition, Blizzard is aware of this issue and is eventually releasing a solution for this problem in the future. Until then we highly encourage players to just try it out themselves and make their own judgement.

    I really don’t have any money to spend. Can I still help?

    Yes! Tell your friends about this game and play it on the Arcade. After playing make sure to give the map a rating so we get up the most played/top rated lists and more people will recognize the game!

    Is this just going to be another WoW-clone?

    NO! Even though we use lots of mechanics from WoW (Simply because we think they are awesome and shouldn‘t be changed) we have a ton of unique stuff in the game, such as the ability, the skill, the combat and the physics system, which makes Starcraft Universe play differently from WoW!

    However, players who are familar with World of Warcraft should be able to get into our game pretty quickly because the User Interface and controls are quite similar.

    What happens if the Kickstarter fails?

    We will most likely have to stop development on the project, because it will take too long to develop new content. Our money reserves are gone and we have to get back into our everyday lives. As you might know we needed a long time to release what we got so far. We really want to focus on creating this game but we need your help to do so!

    If your question isnt amongst the others make sure to check our official AMA on Reddit (Link: http://sv.reddit.com/r/starcraft/com...erse_lead_dev/ ) or simply post your question in this thread. We will try to answer all your questions as quickly as possible.

    We also released gameplay videos of all 8 character classes showing of some of their high level abilities:

    MEDIC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvftWfa2kk0
    DARK TEMPLAR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ5Izw7zDA4
    GHOST: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6IaDNzwp0w
    ZEALOT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEGl5lQEodY
    PRESERVER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmFbPzNHDZ4
    MARINE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FF5dnRfKX8
    HIGH TEMPLAR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHsHlAqsedQ
    FIREBAT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMhpTXuJ4Q4

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    Is a perfectionist and learned discipline in the Marine Corps
    And you can tell he was a marine.



    This is correct, because the medics of the Marine Corps in the United States are actually of the navy, and according to her biography, Arleah Sims enlisted in the navy.

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    Nice catch, Lesters.

    Well, the Kickstarter was funded with 106% of the total goal. If they get more ~15k via PayPal donations they'll include a Zerg class in the game, which would be really interesting.

    I think the campaign will be fun, but the mod won't really be a complete experience without the Zerg character and the MOBA arena. I hope the guys figure a way to include those things in the game before the end of 2014, so they do not lose the momentum.

    Talking about momentum: they had ~1750 backers in Kickstarter. ~5,000 shares in Facebook (so I heard). What is their player base? How well will the game attracted the 15 million crowd of WoW players/former players?

    I'm really interested about how things will develop from here. The discussion about it in sc2mapster is interesting too.

    Here's their site: http://upheavalarts.com/starcraftuniverse/

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    What is their player base? How well will the game attracted the 15 million crowd of WoW players/former players?
    I think you should be more worried about how it attracts the Nexus Wars and Marine Arena crowd. Those people never change. Ever.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TcheQuevara View Post
    Blade, since Freespace is pretty much part of SCL crew and this is forum with focus on lore, mods and casual play, couldn't you put the kickstarter or the boss raid video on the first page?
    I actually newsed this a while ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheEconomist View Post
    I think you should be more worried about how it attracts the Nexus Wars and Marine Arena crowd. Those people never change. Ever.
    Nexus Waaaaaaaaaars

    *clicks one button
    *waits five minutes
    *clicks another button

    The only thing that requires effort in that game is to withstand the boredom of playing such a slow-paced game.
    Last edited by Gradius; 09-12-2013 at 08:24 PM.

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    I literally only tolerate that game when I'm in desperate need of a big ass dinner and I don't trust my team mates to stay on if I log off for 30 minutes.

    But there's people that actually play that shit. Not just for fun. But for serious. Like stategy 'n shit. Zefaucht?
    Last edited by TheEconomist; 09-12-2013 at 09:18 PM.



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    That Nexus Wars where you had to type things was really fun and enganging, though. And it's the only Starcraft game that ever trained me in an actual skill.

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