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2d StarCraft MMORPG We've been inside the Diablo world and the World of Warcraft. But when will it be Starcrafts turn? I am a huge fan of blizzard entertainment. The first pc game I ever played was diablo 1 and diablo 2 will always be a personal favorite. I have enjoyed every bit of work the Blizzard team has put into their games. But like most fans we want something new and exciting. A StarCraft game that is more than just a strategy game. Different worlds you can travel to for questing and leveling. Maybe even planets you fight to control between these different factions. A planet for Terran, Zerg, and Protos. Maybe even a new race discovered while questing and conquering planets and galaxies far and wide. An mmorpg with an open world like World of Warcraft but with a diablo feel to the play style. A hack and slash but with an action bar and an in depth ability tree. There is so much they could do with the game. In my opinion a game like this has the ability to be so much bigger then World of Warcraft.WarMachine9 2d
4d Videos (OBS) unstable at the beginning I have problems with my videos recorded by Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). I tried to seek help in their forum, but not yet an answer. Thus, I want to try my luck here. My videos are slow and unstable at the beginning, but it runs normally and smoothly later (around 4:50 mark and later). Also, everything runs smoothly when I play the game, it's just the problem with my recorded videos. Could someone please help me, what the reason of this problem is, and how I can make my videos stable from the start? Thank you very much. The OBS settings that I am using: - Max Bitrate (kb/s): 3500 - Buffer Size (kbit): 3500 - Encoder: x264 - x264 CPU Preset: very fast - Resolution: 1920:1080 - FPS: 30 And the information of my computer: - Laptop computer Acer Aspire VN7-791G - Windows 10 Home 64-bit - Intel i7-4720HQ @ 2.60 GHz - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M - OBS runs with the NVIDIA processorSyltom0 4d
5d EA is a disgrace to the video game industry No French and Russian armies in Battlefield 1, such a joke and a total disrespect to our ancestors who fought and died bravely. EA, I hate you since you shut down battle of the middle earth servers and I hate you even more now that you forgot to include one of the two main nations involved in WW1. Call me a cheese eater frustrated surrender Frenchy frog, I don't mind. Sick of it.MysticRiver0 5d
6d Looking to get a new mouse. Thoughts? Been researching and I am currently leaning to the G900 after reading this review What mouse are you guys using? I kinda want it to be at least wireless.Noxstreak0 6d
Oct 20 Starcraft 3 Windows and Apple were the first generation of computers. But Google Chrome OS is the next generation. Shouldn't Blizzard make Starcraft 3 a browser based game? It would be the top game for the Chrome web store.Stickemup3 Oct 20
Oct 15 Starcraft FPS Marine Game? Would it not be possible for Blizzard to make an FPS through the eyes of a marine in the starcraft universe? And more importantly would it have a fanbase? I am a fan of all the blizzard games (except hearthstone, I got MTG for that) but I think blizzard would excel at making an Marine style fps. They could even do a multiplayer class based system with the different units they have. Pretty much just trying to see if there is an actual fan base for it :PRakus2 Oct 15
Oct 12 Battlefield 1 Singleplayer trailer You can't tell if this was a game or a movie.namvn1 Oct 12
Oct 5 app updates, Windows notification Whenever the app updates, I have to set the Windows 7 (same issue on Windows 10) notifications from "Show Only Notifications" to "Show Icon and Notifications", also I notice there are two apps listed. This seems like a fundamental glitch with how Blizzard is updating the app. Screenshot: Can we please get a fix so this setting is retained between updates?FuzzyWaffles0 Oct 5
Oct 3 “” Update The name change of is poor decision! Everyone are use to it and everyone will call it or even if you start using Blizzard Tech (Come on! That's so horrible name!) for example sound so much better! (and you can still use If you so desperately want to have Blizzard name on the service. **************** I am unable to add my reply on, cose I do not have wow character. (and why do you post change on non forum only in the first place :))Spinal2 Oct 3
Oct 2 LFM for Everyday Life with Monsters RP site! Hey all! If anyone here is a fan of Monster Musume, and is interested in the possibility of roleplay, I've recently discovered a site that's been getting started that might be just for you! Head on down to, create an account, and introduce yourself! Create your very own monster character based on the manga/anime, or create a host character to play caretaker for other like-minded roleplayers. Come on down and start a new life for yourselves on the island of Hykonos today! :DClockwerk0 Oct 2
Oct 2 BLIZZARD MAKE WC4! SC2 is done. WE WANT WC4! Blizzard, due to popular demand it is hereby declared that Warcraft 4 must be the next RTS project, as it was the first and still the last best RTS of all time. I never could get into SC2, Im more into classic heros and armies and magic rather than complicated futuristic RTS. Ill let the asians dominate the pro SC2 scene because I have no interest in competing with them. Please maintain previous WC3 balance and races and add maybe 3-4 units per race at most and 5-10 new heros, with 1 added race, making a total of 5: Human Orc Night Elf and Undead plus a new race: (Naga or ? Blood Elves? Chaos Legion?) . New campaign, online matchmaking system, and some new spells and abilities, content, custom games, multiplayer modes etc. I think its apparent that blizzards standards for games have steadily declined since the entrance of WoW, hearthstone, diablo 3 fail, etc. Its time to get back to the basics, the RTS that revolutionized RTS back in the good old days of W3 and diablo2. Warcraft 3!! Now we need a WC4!! A smoothed out RTS with good graphics and engine. PLEASE BLIZZARD FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP WITH THE MONEY/TIME SWAMPS like WoW Hearthstone, Diablo and build the next best RTS that people will actually respect. AT least BLizzard, please consider sending a couple engineers over to help a community project thats working on a warcraft 3 clone to sc2 engine, to improve the graphics a lot and smooth the pathing and engine. The project is here and they need help cloning to make the new and improved wc3 clone: I wish blizzard would 'sacrifice' a few dollars to actually build a game worth playing, because NONE of their current games are worth playing, although I respect d2, wc3 and sc2 the most - The Classics. The rest of the games are trash time and money scams. HotS is the best moba, yet its got its issues. Nevertheless the people have spoken. WE WANT WC4! PLEASE MATCH UP TO THE QUALITY OF WC3 AND GIVE US A NEW AND IMPROVED WARCRAFT 4!Fitz6 Oct 2
Sep 28 Any word on Warcraft 4? So incredibly keen for the next instalment.Wolf1 Sep 28
Sep 24 From fan Hi, my dear Blizzard! i want to say few words: Kim to David and all his nerf policy and approach to strategy and balance. Burn in hell, pop in the places in which you want to pop you. David, are you from the patch to the patch raped my favorite game. And to prove to everyone that she wanted to @!#!#*##. A huge number of fans wrote, where democracy, why only you decide the fate of our common game. However, we were told - a new Pachta. a new life, we understand everything. We know who Samir Duran, for which Phoenix died, why Sarah did not like Mengs and others -. Lies. without delving into history, without thinking about the name of this great game, you killed her ... I hate you. Dear Blizzard - Employ fans for gaming control. 6 years we have been waiting for an adequate strategy. Why do you have buried the best brand? ps no respect. StarCraft fan. and Warcraft pps for the first time I played Starcraft in 1999 ззы Yes, I spend one hour of time to say what I feel. Yes translated into English. yes I like StarcraftDanilaStorm0 Sep 24
Sep 22 blizzard should make a SC2 game for phones i've had this idea ever since i started playing Pokemon GO, where you play this game on your phone for StarCraft... you choose your allegiance and use the GPS system to find and kill amons remaining followers! you start out as like a marine for terran, a hivemind zergling for zerg, or a zealot for protoss. and you rank up and eventually can commandeer your own fleet. you can establish bases around the globe, where you may resupply your troops from your main base! and you can have friends fight alongside you as you raid pockets of small, or large followers of amon! cool idea, aint it?Awesomov0 Sep 22
Sep 22 Computer part help Hey guys, I am not sure how to put together a computer but I did this. Can you guys help out with your thoughts? Ok, here comes the computer parts list! Motherboard: CPU: Is 0.2 GHz downgrade noticeable for a few $170 difference? RAM: I Heard VR takes a lot of RAM. was thinking of 32 if that's the case? Most things are recommending 8 right now right? Video Card: I really don't understand all the company branding of the same card. Hard Drive: Power Supply: A sight with the same/very similar build said max output was about 450 watts and recommended a 650 one. I am not sure how much power future products will end up taking so I figured 850 was growth room.Glassfist0 Sep 22
Sep 20 Too Old to Game... I turned 30 today and some one asked THE question... you know the one.... "Aren't you too old for video games yet?" Many ideologies in the modern world label gamers as losers and misfits. I have to disagree.SharkBite2 Sep 20
Sep 13 Deserts of Kharak giveaway event! I will be hosting a live stream and giveaway event for DoK this Sunday, September 18, at 13:00 CDT/20:00 CEST. I have 10 copies of DoK to give away to viewers, and a ton of DLC codes to give out to participants. I will be giving out a few keys in between each match, so that gives you the opportunity to check out how the game plays. Be sure to tune in to the stream, and hit me up for a key if you are interested :) This is a fantastic RTS. The stream will be on my YouTube channel: You can also follow me on Twitter for updates: Sep 13
Sep 5 Cossacks 3 Cossacks/american conquest were pretty good and cossacks 3 is coming soon on steam. (in two weeks) the game will be based/remake of cossacks back to war. i hope they improved the interface though, its hard to play other rts games once u played SC or mobas. Its like playing wolf 3d instead of quake.(free mouse camera and aim/shoot) anyone is interested in cossacks 3 from SC community?energie0 Sep 5
Sep 5 an old friend i have been trying to find a friend and i don't know his battle tag so i can add him on other things beside starcraft2. He does not play anymore and has not played in 3 years i miss him can i get some help trying to find him. his name is Pesto. someone plz help me. i miss him and i want to say hi or something. blizz or anyone can you help me?HIZBIANS0 Sep 5
Sep 4 starcraft on a tablet? has anyone tried this? seems like it could work in theory.pixelfairy3 Sep 4
Aug 23 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided(PC) So this game's going to be released 8AM PDT. Is anyone else here excited to check out and play this awesome new installment of the Deus Ex franchise? I know I am hyped for it, the last one Human Revolution was really good. If you haven't already played it, check out the Director's Cut version of it - it comes with all the DLC and special bonuses to the game. Human Revolution shouldn't be too expensive, it shows it's $19.99 USD. I am pretty stoked for it, Steam typically oversells the requirements, so I am happy that my system should be at least minimum recommended requirements. Hope it doesn't lag too much, lol.Zephyn1 Aug 23
Aug 22 Where to post custom BW campaigns? Hey guys just curious where would i post a custom campaign for Brood War?GrimReaper0 Aug 22
Aug 17 New gaming pc Can anyone link me a computer capable of running starcraft 2 on high with 60 fps that is within the 500-600$ range. Thank you!!!!Soap3 Aug 17
Aug 11 program to test graphics/make recomendations is there a program that is free that tests your graphics/comp and the recommends what to upgrade to make your computer run games better?nick0 Aug 11
Aug 11 Doom 4 Over weekend i played doom 4 multiplayer, but it seems it lacks still the key elements of a good multiplayer shotter like pick up weapons and stuff. Hope single will be more badass! Aug 11
Aug 11 SC1 String and Byte Limit please fix Dear Blizzard. The max Byte limit for a Starcraft 1map is 65535 and a total of 1030 strings for triggers. If you ever happen to find it upon yourselves to raise this limit in a future patch, all of us in the map making community would be extremely grateful. Various skilled mappers and I have all encountered the issue of hitting this limit on some our most long term projects, forcing us to remove entire gameplay elements from our maps, and only allowing "for so much" As much of a constructive exorcise in auditing our own maps can be, it is nothing short of a let down that we can't produce what is in our minds. So please help us by raising the string and byte limit for Starcraft 1 maps. You can see some great projects such as; maps, mods, and editing tools here Aug 11
Aug 11 Anyone still plays warcraft 3? I want to try some new RTS games. Is it playable?Terran16 Aug 11
Aug 11 if not starcraft, then what will be the next RTS that everyone plays? i know i love this moba camera angle rts play and starcraft2 is the bestest, but if everyone is leaving what will we be playing next? after earth 2150 was 1602ad, then age of empires 1, warcraft 1, AOE2, wc2, wc3, aoe3, sc1, couple others, eventually sc2...... whats next? are we getting warcraft 4? would you play it?DonaldTrump23 Aug 11
Aug 11 Halo Wars 2 Hype Who here played Halo Wars, was awful with a controller but cool RTS design. I suspect just the name being Halo, is the reason they are making it and being RTS they might try to compete in the Esports community. When the first Halo Wars came out the Esports community was very small. Hopefully the game will have a bit more depth than the few units and mechanics it had. It says that the game will be for PC too, so I would expect this game to try and compete in Esports, it is probably the reason it isn't an Xbox exclusive. I'm gonna buy it. Wbu?GeneralSezme3 Aug 11
Aug 8 David Bowie! <3 Heyo Everybody! If you love David Bowie, This is your guy! =) <3 Aug 8
Aug 6 "Featured Streamer" How Do I recommend? I just noticed battlenet features twitch streamers. Do they accept recommendations? If so i recommend a user named "Kuriko402" who plays starcraft EVEN THOUGH he's paralyzed from the neck downward! It's the most amazing thing i've seen in a long time AND NO THE USER IS NOT ME!OrcFoxx0 Aug 6
Aug 5 Starcraft HD remake So Blizzard will release a Starcraft HD remake! Hype!! Aug 5
Aug 2 anyone know Conquest:Frontier Wars? Hello everyone! im here to ask if anyone here has herd of Conquest:Frontier Wars? it is an RTS created in 2001 with 3 playable rases Terran Mantis Celareon sadly only the terrans have missions but there story is amazing! i think there like 30 missions? what makes this RTS different from a lot of others is - Supply's the RTS is a Space RTS game not following how homeworld or sins plays but it has the Star craft-like camera (this game also a a good way to test your micro skills...and you will see why!) all ships in the game has Supply's if a ship runs out of supply's it can not fire supply ships and supply platforms can fix this Conquest Frontier wars also seems to be the first RTS to have more then one battle ground you can have up to 16 maps all linked by Wormholes that you can build a "Jumpgate" around to allow only allied units passed like in Starcraft- Conquest has special ability for a lot of units! for example.. the Terrans have a ship called the Dreadnought it can activate a shield that can not be destroyed at all the downside is the shield drains the ships supply fast (does not help when fighting the nightmar AI >_>) oh! that also reminds me the AI is not something to laugh at at the max setting in this game -The Nightmare AI this AI out rights cheats and is very good challenge to fight! the AI seens everything even with Fog Of War on which some may think is fine because you can just defend the wormhole and kill the ships that enter it well.. the Celareon builder unit has a ability... it can build a Wormhole that you can use to teleport into any viable system on your mini map the game is very fun! there are several mods for the game that are stand-lone and can be found on moddb if you want to try them out so it also seems someone was able to beat the nightmare AI after all... EDIT: here is some PVP game play but ya you need good micro skills for this game because you are not just looking at one are looking at 16 passable needing to fight in several systems at the same time to hold them TLDR: so..back to my question...anyone in SC herd or played this game?navy3 Aug 2
Jul 26 Looking for a wireless gaming mouse. Hey guys. I have been looking at getting a wireless gaming mouse. I need it with a Bluetooth option and hopefully at least six hotkeys on it. I was looking at the razer naga mouses, however I have the msi ghost and have only two USB ports which is a real hindrance. If you guys can make a suggestion I would really appreciate it.Stonewall1 Jul 26
Jul 20 Starcraft Apk Who else thinks they should turn Starcraft 1 into an android apk, let's see if we can't get a couple 100k votes and see if they notice our want of Starcraft for the android!TwiztedSin0 Jul 20
Jul 12 Starcraft 2 FPS? Anyone think Blizzard should make a SC FPS? Like, Terran vs Zerg or something. Thoughts?Cookies2 Jul 12
Jul 9 Overwatch Forums? I Made A Purchase Of Overwatch On My XBOX One and linked my account but it doesn't certify me as having a purchase on the forums. I have found a few bugs but I can not report them and that is bugging me so Blizzard, please make Console Overwatch players be able to use forums,ZAWGURN1 Jul 9
Jul 8 A book by longtime blizzard fan As a longtime fan of Blizzard games and lore I decided to try my hand at writing as well. So Ive written a book called Cell to Cell, which is available on Amazon right now. Its about a young Neuron named Nero and his adventures throughout the developing human body. Its suited towards a middle school reader, but the story also provides entertainment for a much wider audience. I hope to write more works of fiction, which is why I come here. What would you guys like to read that isnt already copyrighted by Blizzard? Any ideas would be appreciated. Anyway here is the link if anyone is interested, its also available in kindle form. Feel free to leave comments about my next book, or pass the word along of my current one. Thanks alot! Jul 8
Jul 5 Blackthorne (Blackhawk) is coming back? Hey BLIZZ will Blackthorne (Blackhawk) get a remastered edition?MRrock0 Jul 5
Jul 4 Fantasy creatives 1. Ninja (or shinobi) wood elves 2. Human Druids 3. Human Arthurian soul Knights 4. High elven and night elven samurai 5. dwarven mage 6. Half human and half dragon aspect 7. Samurai\shinobi hybrid Please don't judge meLightPaladin0 Jul 4
Jul 1 Deliver games as virtual machines Ive been running sc2 and d3 in vmware for a while now. just took my windows vm, did a pc reset on it, then started multiple threads of snapshots, one for gaming and installed starcraft and d3 on that. as long as you play full screen, and lower the res and some of the graphics options (im using a laptop) it works well enough that i forget im doing it. the only thing missing is more direct graphics support. but, if any gaming company is big enough to nudge the gpu and hypervisor makers to support something like a desktop version of nvidias grid (cutting up a graphics card to be shared by virtual machines) it would be blizzard. if vmware dont want to play, the drivers could be added to virtualbox, which is free, but needs better graphics drivers. this way, one download for mac or windows, same experience for all. You'd have to port to linux for licensing reasons. but past that, it would be like shipping and running a docker container.pixelfairy1 Jul 1
Jun 28 Any chance for LotV price drop? With Steam and GOG doing price drops for the summer, was thinking it's about the right time. I'm a budget gamer and any wee bit helps, especially when it's a game series I loveMalevolence0 Jun 28
Jun 26 Alternative RTS Games I'm looking for another RTS game to play alongside SC2. Don't get me wrong, I still love SC2 after more than 2 years, however playing the same game for that long does begin to get a bit tiresome after a while regardless of how good the game is. I'm looking for a game that is more strategical and less mechanical based as I feel SC2 tends to lean towards more mechanical based play and less strategical based play. I will still be playing SC2 in the same time, but I need more variety in my gaming and I'm willing to add in a second game, however I don't want to play any more than 2 as I don't want to spread myself too thin. I also don't want play any MOBAS, FPS, CCGs or MMORPGs as I find those games boring for various reasons. I basically want to become more of a casual RTS gamer. I have a lot of other RTS games from the past, but they're like basically from early to mid 2000s and they're pretty much dead without outdated graphics so I'm looking for something that is like within the past 5 years or so. Here are some possible games that I'm willing to consider: Red Alert 3 - I loved Red alert 2, I played it alongside Broodwar for fun during my teens, but never really played it seriously. It seemed more carefree compared to Broodwar, but ultimately I ended up playing Broodwar more. Supreme Commander (1 or 2?) - I was kind of sold on getting the first Supreme Commander after watching the trailer, but I didn't have a rig at the time that could handle the game. I also heard that Supreme Commander 1 is far superior to Supreme Commander 2 for various reasons. I like the three factions as they're quite unique, however all are still human. Dawn of War 2 - I hear there's a lot of similarity of the DoW series to the Starcraft series at least in terms of theme. There's the space marines (Terran), Eldar (Protoss) and the Tyranids (Zerg). I heard it's similar in terms of theme, but game play wise it is very different as you control smaller armies and have to control territory as well. I have an idea of the gameplay as I played company of heroes and I found the gameplay very enjoyable, however wasn't crazy about the WW2 theme as I prefer sci themes like SC2 personally. If there are any other games of a recent RTS that you play or like to play then feel free to share your thoughts on it. Also, curious to hear your thoughts on the above games if you have played or continue to play. If you liked the game or hated the game then that's fine, but at least let me know why so I can draw some conclusions on them. I still haven't decided if I will even get a second RTS game to play, but merely entertaining the prospect atm. Thank you. :)Raver82 Jun 26
Jun 25 How to recover lost forums please tell me now I have lost a precious please how did this happen please tell me how I was making something good damn you blizzardLightPaladin0 Jun 25
Jun 25 Legacy of the Void last expansion? Hey, I was wondering is legacy of the void the last expansion of the SC2 series? Is it worth buying?DreamNiv1 Jun 25
Jun 23 Razer Nabu? I Was Wondering If The Razer Nabu WATCH Forged Edition Is Any Good? If Any Of You Have It I Would Like To Hear Your Advice!ZAWGURN0 Jun 23
Jun 19 warcraft 1 - sc2 arcade what's it like to make warcraft 1 in the arcade program? I never played that one, but did a little at a friends house. ,,, and always wanted to try it.tsmspace3 Jun 19
Jun 18 Warcraft 4 imagine how cool it would look in 4k resolution, i hope blizzard takes their sweet sweet time making it. i don't care if it takes 5 yearsnova1 Jun 18