StarCraft® II

Mercenaries in HotS?

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I'm curious as far as something in the HotS campaign - Will there be something that functions like mercenaries in WoL? Maybe some sort of Zerg structure where you can "hire" Hunter-Killers, Kuzulka, or Torrasque, or allows you to spawn a certain number of them per mission? Lorewise, I know there'd be no reason to do something EXACTLY like mercenaries, but will we still, for a few extra resources, be able call in upgraded mercenary-like Zerg units via sacs?
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I don't think so, there's already the evolution system after the upgrades while WoL only had the upgrades and the evolved units kinda remeber mercs, probably it is going to substitute that mechanic. If we had kerrigan, evos and mercs it would be too powerfull.
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Well not mercenaries, but maybe special units like Hunter Killers and Devouring Ones. Things like that that work basically like a mercanary
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that would be cool
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It would nice to see the Torrasque again..but the evolutionary splits play the role of stronger versions of the normal unit. It would be redundant to have mercenaries along with this feature.
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I disagree, I would love to see some Stelth style missions with Karrigan and afew of her "selected reinforced" minions. Few hunter killers, a meat eatter (maybe not, but I want a 800 HP zergling that hits for 50 I am greedy...) Tarresk, Unclean ones, all sorts of "hero" zerg units that are supped up normal ones for missions where "overwhelming numbers are not an opption" type deal.
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11/11/2012 12:28 PMPosted by UltraNoob
It would nice to see the Torrasque again..but the evolutionary splits play the role of stronger versions of the normal unit. It would be redundant to have mercenaries along with this feature.


I'm sure we can see Hunter Killer Hydralisks in the game. After all, they already made an appearance in the WoL campaign (I think).
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More focus is going into Kerrigan as the "hero unit" warcraft 3 style. Doubt you'd need mercs.
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11/25/2012 12:29 AMPosted by LittleRaven
More focus is going into Kerrigan as the "hero unit" warcraft 3 style. Doubt you'd need mercs.


Maybe not, but they never said towards the end of the game she'll be strong enough to fight the whole Dominion army all by herself. She's strong, but she's not THAT strong.
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