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Timinator

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Starcraft 2 going Free to play soon
« on: November 07, 2017, 09:08:34 PM »
https://www.polygon.com/2017/11/3/16603910/starcraft-2-f2p-announced-release-date-blizzcon-2017

In case you missed this news like me.  November 14 it kicks off.  Not all of the game free in terms of expansions.

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Re: Starcraft 2 going Free to play soon
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 06:56:14 AM »
I believe this went live yesterday with patch 4.0.0, so everyone can download the game.  Not sure if the campaigns are completely free or just slightly more multiplayer stuff than was previously available.

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Re: Starcraft 2 going Free to play soon
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 02:05:43 AM »
Here is a specific rundown of everything that will be available to you for free:
   
  • The original Wings of Liberty campaign. Experience the original epic campaign that kicked off the StarCraft II saga! If you picked up Wings of Liberty previously but haven’t come back to StarCraft II in a while, we’ve got good news for you too—if you purchased Wings of Liberty prior to October 31, 2017, you’ll receive the second installment in StarCraft II’s campaign, the zerg-focused Heart of the Swarm, as a limited time offer from November 8 to December 8. Make sure to log in during that window to claim it!

  • You will be able to access the ranked multiplayer ladder to compete with other players to become the best of the best, complete with all of the multiplayer units from Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void. All you have to do to unlock it permanently is earn 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I. play—our way to preserve the quality and integrity of the ranked experience.

  • Current and upcoming Co-op Commanders are available to play for free up to level five, and the level restriction for weekly mutations has been removed. You’ll be able to tackle these extra challenging missions with your friends right away. The Co-op Commanders Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis will remain completely free, meaning that you can keep leveling them to your heart’s content.

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Re: Starcraft 2 going Free to play soon
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 10:21:37 AM »
I have never played Starcraft, I assume this is a pure RTS? 

In general I do not enjoy RTS as I hate micromanaging resources.

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Re: Starcraft 2 going Free to play soon
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 01:40:21 PM »
The main game is pure RTS.  However there are thousands of maps in the Arcade section that play very differently and do not require any resource collection at all. 

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Re: Starcraft 2 going Free to play soon
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 02:36:38 PM »
Campaign mission design has gotten quite a bit more sophisticated since the 90s; plenty of missions are of the hero RPG variety with no basebuilding or offer objectives other than the standard annihilation type.

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Re: Starcraft 2 going Free to play soon
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 02:37:32 PM »
If its free maybe I will give it a try some day.

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Re: Starcraft 2 going Free to play soon
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 04:59:12 PM »
Especially now you have access to your Blizzard account again :)