StarCraft's 15th Anniversary is Almost Here!

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03/30/2013 09:37 AMPosted by Scorch
Is the art piece from the original starcraft campaign menu?


I'd say it's the victory screens since it has the blue flag behind the marine, the skull underneath the hydralisk, and that rounded metal piece behind the zealot which are elements from their victory screen backgrounds.

Edit: Can I get those bonus points in Blizz Bucks?

I'm gonna be that guy and point out that you're mistaken if your assumption is based on doodads in the back; the positions of the characters are those of the campaign selection menus, not the victory screens. Could be an amalgam of both, but I think it's the selection screen.
I got the achievement and chose a potrait but for some reason I can't see it right now, and now instead I got this potrait right now. Anybody know what's going on?
I share my birthday with Starcraft.

Haha, I feel like that should mean something.
the positions of the characters are those of the campaign selection menus, not the victory screens. Could be an amalgam of both, but I think it's the selection screen.


They have a similar pose, but they're out of order. The Marine was posed in the centre of the selection screen, not the hydralisk.
That's nice - happy (almost) anniversary! :)
I got the achievement and chose a potrait but for some reason I can't see it right now, and now instead I got this potrait right now. Anybody know what's going on?


same here.
I am loving that Blizzard is doing this.
LOVE the portraits.
LOVE that it's been 15 years.

Here's to 15 more!
My life for Auir, my love for you, oh StarCraft :') ♥
can we plz have arbitor portrait back plz plz.
I'm still waiting for a warpig portrait.
Having an issue that says "Achievements are disabled until further notice". I tried the repair feature on the launcher, restarted my modem/router, connected directly to my modem and restarted my computer to no avail. Anyone else having this problem? Would hate to miss out on this.
Having an issue that says "Achievements are disabled until further notice". I tried the repair feature on the launcher, restarted my modem/router, connected directly to my modem and restarted my computer to no avail. Anyone else having this problem? Would hate to miss out on this.


I'd say give it a minute or two. It happened to me, I gave it a couple minutes, and then poof, it came back.
it seems familiar... wait a minute.
Happy Friday, everyone!

We want to remind all of you that StarCraft's 15th anniversary is only two days away! On March 31, 1998, StarCraft warped millions of us through time and space to the 25th century, where we explored the unruly Koprulu Sector for the first time.

To celebrate 15 years of StarCraft, we have a couple birthday presents for you. First, we have an awesome [url="http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/media/wallpapers/?view#/wall027"]desktop wallpaper[/url] created by Luke "MrJack" Mancini (bonus points to anyone who can guess the inspiration behind the piece). As if that wasn't enough, we're thrilled to reveal that anyone who plays one game of StarCraft II in any online mode between March 31 and April 17 will earn a Feat of Strength achievement, as well as portrait rewards which feature the original Terran, Protoss, and Zerg StarCraft box art. For specific information on how you can earn these portraits, we encourage you to read our recently posted [url="http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/9369230/"]blog[/url].

Participate in the celebration by posting your favorite StarCraft memories here and sending [url="https://twitter.com/starcraft"]@StarCraft[/url] a tweet using the #SC15 hashtag.


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DFmSRg_OdTw/TeJtnoJMXhI/AAAAAAAABxg/fGeyVy6I85E/s1600/leyendecker_1928_thanksgiving%255B1%255D.jpg

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Happy Friday, everyone!

We want to remind all of you that StarCraft's 15th anniversary is only two days away! On March 31, 1998, StarCraft warped millions of us through time and space to the 25th century, where we explored the unruly Koprulu Sector for the first time.

To celebrate 15 years of StarCraft, we have a couple birthday presents for you. First, we have an awesome [url="http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/media/wallpapers/?view#/wall027"]desktop wallpaper[/url] created by Luke "MrJack" Mancini (bonus points to anyone who can guess the inspiration behind the piece). As if that wasn't enough, we're thrilled to reveal that anyone who plays one game of StarCraft II in any online mode between March 31 and April 17 will earn a Feat of Strength achievement, as well as portrait rewards which feature the original Terran, Protoss, and Zerg StarCraft box art. For specific information on how you can earn these portraits, we encourage you to read our recently posted [url="http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/9369230/"]blog[/url].

Participate in the celebration by posting your favorite StarCraft memories here and sending [url="https://twitter.com/starcraft"]@StarCraft[/url] a tweet using the #SC15 hashtag.


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DFmSRg_OdTw/TeJtnoJMXhI/AAAAAAAABxg/fGeyVy6I85E/s1600/leyendecker_1928_thanksgiving%255B1%255D.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._C._Leyendecker


ooo you may have gotten it right MRx
Has it been really 15 years of StarCraft? Man, time sure has flown by and we all become quite more older. Out of all early things I can still remember I still recall seeing the StarCraft (and Warcraft) stands Best Buy had and being in utter awe at watching those amazing cinematics for the first time. And no doubt the old music race themes are still embedded in our heads.
Blizzard,

Can you please, sometime, add the portraits for units that aren't in the game?
- Mothership
- Mothership Core (NEW unit, not even added as a portrait?)
- Raven
- Observer
- Locust (from Swarm Host)
...I'm sure there are more

Also, why no portraits / rewards for playing as Random in HotS?
Also, why no portraits / rewards for playing as Random in HotS?

I don't think that really works with the experience system. It does kind of screw random a little bit, in that your experience would be diluted across three races, but everyone will be level 30 in a few months anyway and if you look back at WoL you had the opposite where Random could double-dip into two portrait unlocks at once, so this makes it a bit more fair I think.


We may have pushed the buttons a little early so that you all have a few extra days to get your achievements. ;)


Cool, that's pretty nice.



Great question! There were a few specific details in the blog that we wanted to make you aware of, but I was worried that their inclusion in the forum post may have some of you screaming TLDR. ;)


Ok, I was just like "Uh oh, special stuff to get portraits?" and then it was just "play a game". Rather anti-climactic.

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