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StarCraft II Region Linking

Battle.net announces plans to introduce region linking in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, their real-time strategy sequel. They have lots of details on the plan along with a FAQ, and here's an overview:

We're pleased to announce StarCraft II region linking, an exciting upcoming change that will connect a number of StarCraft II communities around the world for multiplayer matchmaking and communication purposes. In conjunction with the start of Season 3, we’ll be linking the European and Russian StarCraft II communities together; North America and Latin America will also be linked together, as will Korea and Taiwan.

Region linking will benefit players in the connected regions in a number of ways. First and foremost, a linked community means a larger pool of players to improve our automated matchmaker. Whether you're an elite Grandmaster or a Bronze-league all-star, more players in the mix means that we'll be able to find you a matchup more quickly and more accurately. Players will also get access to a broader range of custom map games, which in turn means wider audiences for mapmakers. Those of you who have friends in the linked region will also be able to add them to your Battle.net friends lists once the region linking is complete.

For the vast majority of players, the process will be seamless. Just log in, play, and say hello to all of your new friends (with a sneaky drop in their mineral line). For more information about region linking, check out the FAQ.

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8. Re: StarCraft II Region Linking Jul 12, 2011, 22:03 Yifes
 
LightAssassin wrote on Jul 12, 2011, 13:45:
FYI I was giving a legit copy of the game for my b'day and I cry for lan when my friend and I want to practice. Thanks blizzard... encouraging people to sit at home and not be social.

Holy shit, you don't have an internet connection?

Flatline wrote on Jul 12, 2011, 21:22:
Is this game still relevant? And when in 2014 can we expect the next mission pack?

Yeah. It has revitalized professional competitive gaming and has the biggest pro scene outside of Korea.
 
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7. Re: StarCraft II Region Linking Jul 12, 2011, 21:22 Flatline
 
Is this game still relevant? And when in 2014 can we expect the next mission pack?  
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6. Re: StarCraft II Region Linking Jul 12, 2011, 17:41 MattyC
 
SC2 multiplayer isn't really 'crackable'. You would need to make your own Battle.net server/emulator. You can't just crack LAN in.

LightAssassin wrote on Jul 12, 2011, 13:45:
FYI I was giving a legit copy of the game for my b'day and I cry for lan when my friend and I want to practice. Thanks blizzard... encouraging people to sit at home and not be social.


... What?
 
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5. Re: StarCraft II Region Linking Jul 12, 2011, 13:45 RenownWolf
 
Try the darkblizz.org website, it's all about the crack, custom AI by modders etc...

Some of their AI is hell insane.

FYI I was giving a legit copy of the game for my b'day and I cry for lan when my friend and I want to practice. Thanks blizzard... encouraging people to sit at home and not be social.
 
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4. Re: StarCraft II Region Linking Jul 12, 2011, 13:42 D_K_night
 
Please link the Chinese crack. Otherwise it doesn't exist.  
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3. Re: StarCraft II Region Linking Jul 12, 2011, 03:44 Paketep
 
Very convenient for them to announce this just when the first Chinese LAN crack has been released.

Perhaps now that pirates once more have the better version, they'll stop despising their own customers.
 
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2. Re: StarCraft II Region Linking Jul 11, 2011, 23:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Whoo! Regions being linked...just like...uh in the original SC series! Whoo! Now me and my friends will be able to play against each other! Whoo!

Oh wait. I still can't play with my friends in Korea and Taiwan? Oh what the fuck man.
 
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1. Re: StarCraft II Region Linking Jul 11, 2011, 21:31 Bhruic
 
I like how they are touting this as if it's some sort of awesome idea. When in fact, the only reason they can do this is because they forced region locking to begin with. For no valid reason.  
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