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I got an invite and played HOTS for the first time today. Were Warhounds removed??? Why? WTH is Blizzard thinking?? I am loosing big interest in Terran now as Blizzard seems to loosing one in Terran.
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09/23/2012 05:32 AMPosted by Mark
I got an invite and played HOTS for the first time today. Were Warhounds removed??? Why? WTH is Blizzard thinking?? I am loosing big interest in Terran now as Blizzard seems to loosing one in Terran.

Yes, they were removed. Why? Their unit role overlapped with other unit roles (like the Marauder) and they were getting flak about the unit from a design perspective across all leagues, but especially from pro players.

In other words, they were not only imbalanced but fundamentally flawed in design.

Its possible we should see something step up to replace it, but Dustin said they did not have any immediate plans to do so.
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Do you think Blizzard might alter the carrier, or will it remain the same?
Nony did make a good point in one of his videos on carrier micro
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Do you think Blizzard might alter the carrier, or will it remain the same?
Nony did make a good point in one of his videos on carrier micro

Yep.

Currently not as worried about Carrier as much as the new HotS units, but extra special thanks to Nony's video, we're thinking on 2 possibilities in the future:

  • leashing thing
  • Interceptor launching thing
  • But let's try to focus on HotS if we can.


    -Dayvie, from the pro forum ( http://www.reddit.com/r/starcraft/comments/103nfy/todays_blizzard_posts/c6a63xf )
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    I'm GM on NA with >80% winrate and still haven't gotten the beta ㅠ.ㅠ
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    09/25/2012 11:19 AMPosted by AESIR
    I'm GM on NA with >80% winrate and still haven't gotten the beta ㅠ.ㅠ

    Yep. There are a lot of good players who don't have keys yet.
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    What do you think about the BHellion bunker change being ... a bug?
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    Look who's back.
    http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/1830760/1/CombatEX/
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    09/25/2012 11:30 AMPosted by Nordis
    What do you think about the BHellion bunker change being ... a bug?


    It didn't even work correctly. It didn't do AoE damage, and it didn't look right.

    So I expected it was a bug.

    To be honest, it doesn't make sense, gameplay wise and "lore" wise, to have it be able to load into a bunker anyway.

    09/25/2012 12:35 PMPosted by AntareSpicA
    Look who's back.

    Ok...? Not sure how that is relevant to this thread. I thought he said he was un-retiring quite a while ago anyway.
    Edited by TheSkunk on 9/25/2012 2:48 PM PDT
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    Where's the Battle Hellion on the Factories command card......Is it taking up Horizontal space in the first row with Strike Hellions, Widow Mines, Siege Tanks and Thors?

    Or is it in the second row?
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    First row, I believe.
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    09/25/2012 06:19 PMPosted by TheSkunk
    First row, I believe.


    "I Believe"

    That makes the answer vague considering how simple it would be to confirm.

    BTW: If its true...I seriously hope it changes to where the Vulture was in the campaign....
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    09/05/2012 02:35 PMPosted by TheSkunk
    Text versions would be better than nothing, but you really need the audio to capture each units' personality.

    Terran Unit Sounds: 3:30 http://www.twitch.tv/the_skunk_/b/331180461
    Protoss Unit Sounds: http://www.twitch.tv/the_skunk_/b/331183694
    Zerg Unit Sounds: http://www.twitch.tv/the_skunk_/b/331185842

    Yes, sound quality is not the best, but you have to pay for premium to get better.


    the zerg one got removed :(
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    First row, I believe.


    "I Believe"

    That makes the answer vague considering how simple it would be to confirm.

    BTW: If its true...I seriously hope it changes to where the Vulture was in the campaign....
    First row; also Battle hellion hotkey is R, and widow mine hotkey is D. Which row it is in really shouldn't matter, hotkeys should.
    Edited by iPEagleye on 9/26/2012 3:37 AM PDT
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    09/26/2012 03:35 AMPosted by iPEagleye
    First row; also Battle hellion hotkey is R, and widow mine hotkey is D.


    Thanks for the confirmation dude.

    What's your opinion of that.....do you think it should stay in crowded first row?
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    09/25/2012 08:29 PMPosted by Quirriff
    First row, I believe.


    "I Believe"

    That makes the answer vague considering how simple it would be to confirm.

    BTW: If its true...I seriously hope it changes to where the Vulture was in the campaign....

    I was in-game in WoL at the time, but I had every intention of going to get a more definite answer. Even still; it did turn out my memory was correct.

    09/25/2012 11:38 PMPosted by Damy

    Terran Unit Sounds: 3:30 http://www.twitch.tv/the_skunk_/b/331180461
    Protoss Unit Sounds: http://www.twitch.tv/the_skunk_/b/331183694
    Zerg Unit Sounds: http://www.twitch.tv/the_skunk_/b/331185842

    Yes, sound quality is not the best, but you have to pay for premium to get better.


    the zerg one got removed :(

    :O! Maybe Twitch doesn't keep VODs for very long. I'll try and get it back up.
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    Hi, i just got into the beta and was wondering about the widow mines.
    I think they replaced the warhound is that correct?
    I noticed that mines deal full damage to immortal and thus the immo ability to "tank" (cap to 10) is not effective. What's up with that ? Is it just a glich ?

    I would suggest the immo shield takes 10 dmg for mines plus 10 or something for unstable payload (splash)

    ty
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    Can Widow mines target hallucination units?
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