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StarCraft II: Starter Edition Replaces Demo

The StarCraft II Website announces the demo for the real-time strategy sequel has been replaced with the StarCraft II: Starter Edition, which allows anyone with a Battle.net account and an internet connection to play the following content for free:

  • The first four missions of the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty single-player campaign, including Mar Sara 1-3 and the choice to embark on Tychusís first mission or Dr. Hansenís first mission.
  • The first two Challenges: Tactical Command and Covert Ops.
  • Access to the terran race in Custom Games and Single-Player vs. AI.
  • Access to the following custom maps (map selection may rotate over time):
    • XelíNaga Caverns
    • Shattered Temple
    • Discord IV
    • High Orbit

Word is: "Any campaign progress and achievements you earn while playing StarCraft II: Starter Edition are automatically saved to your Battle.net account, and will carry over should you ever upgrade from the Starter Edition to the full version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty."

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18. Re: StarCraft II: Starter Edition Replaces Demo Aug 4, 2011, 11:17 Creston
 
Bhruic wrote on Aug 4, 2011, 11:07:
With SC2, they wanted to force players to take risks.

So they just build every single map except the hero maps with an artificial timer. Yeah, it's awesome. Especially in a campaign with Terrans, who are fucking DESIGNED to be a turtle race.

Plus, what risks? Other than the final map, I never got anywhere near close to disaster on normal difficulty. Send 10 random units to a section of enemy territory, and it'll be succesful in wiping stuff out 90% of the time.

But, like I said, to each their own. I'm sure there were millions of people who loved the campaign, so :-shrug-: .

Creston
 
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