Talking Online & The Future With StarCraft II: HOTS's Producer

GameSpot's Jonathan Toyad dissects the mind of Kaeo Milker about StarCraft's e-sports scene, community, always-online infrastructure, and beyond.

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belgard1299
belgard1299

Jonathan you speak with the blizzard robo-personel............

"We cannot talk about blizzcon at this point" mimimimimi

Zorphose
Zorphose

I like how the Blizzard fans are fighting with each other while the Gw2 people are just there not really productive but its funny none the less :D

Epicurus-Reborn
Epicurus-Reborn

Its funny how people are complaining this game doesnt own up to wc3. Yet go to the wc3 videos and reviews and theres comments of people complaining that wc3 isnt as fun as wc2 or starcraft brood war. 

gufberg
gufberg

I get all the "buhuu, Blizzard made bad WoW expansions + a bad Diablo game" but some people here need to pull themselves together and stop hating senselessly. I see a lot of 'WC3 was better than this' They're different games. Wake up folks, this is a sequel to STARCRAFT not WARCRAFT. 

What the hell is wrong with people? A company makes a few mediocre games and suddenly you're all busy pretending they're the antithesis to good games. 
Godfuckingdamnit. Starcraft: HOTS is a good sequel/big expansion to Starcraft. Stop comparing it to Warcraft or AoE or WoW or whatever. Compare it to the original Starcraft. 

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

After watching this video the guy is a moron to add a 'feature' instead of just allowing lane. Blizzard your jackholes for that one. Must be the same team that did online only for D3.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

Honestly why the hate? You like ? fine. You don't? fine. It's about producers going where the money is. To anyone angry about any popular game. I apologise your not rich enough to make a difference and your being completely ignored. That happens to anyone who doesn't go with the popular poll. But seriously you doing anything beyond speaking decently about why you don't like it just means your a joke to everyone and your like this guy from survivior that just got voted off. Everyone is just relieved they don't know you in real life cause your embarrassing yourself.

Me/ I like it. The story is about Kerrigan for she IS the swarm so 1 player not being very multi player like is fine. I want the story not pvp play that is what multi player is for. Players are often better than the game regardless.

I think the game is cleaner and alot more refined then the original SC2. Grats from me Blizzard. Now make D3 have an offline mode otherwise I won't buy the expansion period.

ShinobiMedic
ShinobiMedic

Haters gotta hate. Heart of the Swarm is very entertaining and a very good expansion to the SC series. As for comparing it to other strategy games I don't really feel that anything is like Starcraft right now, nor anywhere near the size of Starcraft at the moment.

I would not compare it to things like league of legends, simply because that equals comparing battlefield with halo. It just ain't the same.

As for the "Warcraft is uter piece of shit....compared it to GW2 graphics...Warcraft graphic is the worst for MMOs right now..." below from Imperiacommando. You clearly have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, whatsoever. Worst graphics? Nonsense. World of warcraft have its very own style, a bit toony and very neatly polished if you have a decent PC. Furthermore, GW2 is actually not that good looking, nor is it anywhere near as polished but does it really matter? Nope. Why? I do not compare games that're so different.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

Warcraft 3 TFT > this weak ass POS


Whoever falls for this shit is showing blizzard they dont need to work hard anymore and put effort to improve their games cause everything in starcraft 2 is a massive step back in the wrong direction.

Yulaw2000
Yulaw2000

We need to have self respect and not let corporations walk over us. Saying no to always online DRM is the way to stop it.

gufberg
gufberg

@GamerOuTLaWz Do you even play Starcraft? You do realise this is a STARCRAFT expansion and not a WARCRAFT expansion right? What do you expect? Hero units with leveling? 

Don't get me wrong. I absolutly adore Warcraft and i prefer it to Starcraft but that's because i prefer the Warcraft/RPG flavour of RTS games. Some people prefer the Starcraft flavour. Try to be a little open minded. A game that is praised for its story, has a huge esports following and recieves near universal acclaim can hardly be a  bad game. 

Epicurus-Reborn
Epicurus-Reborn

I'm pretty sure they just want to avoid piracy. I wish they would just come out and say that though... It does leave room to think they demand DRM for unfair reasons. At least starcraft lets you play offline solo play after logging in. Its not like... well, sim city lol. 

gufberg
gufberg

@Imperiacommando "Warcraft graphic is the worst" as your argument for why it's a bad game? That's gotta be the weakest statement i've seen in a long time. 


Poison-tooth
Poison-tooth

@2bitSmOkEy  I see you never miss an opportunity to bash SC2. Brood War is mythified and idealized, get over it. 

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@Imperiacommando @2bitSmOkEy @GamerOuTLaWz riiiiiight

The best part is, HoTS just now released and already the average viewer numbers on twitch are back down to around 15k :D