LAN Play Nixed Off StarCraft 2

"We don't have any plans to support LAN," StarCraft 2 VP of game design Rob Pardo said blatantly.

The aforementioned quote was then reaffirmed by Blizzard PR rep Bob Colayco:

"We don't currently plan to support LAN play with StarCraft II, as we are building Battle.net to be the ideal destination for multiplayer gaming with StarCraft II and future Blizzard Entertainment games. While this was a difficult decision for us, we felt that moving away from LAN play and directing players to our upgraded Battle.net service was the best option to ensure a quality multiplayer experience with StarCraft II and safeguard against piracy."

"Several Battle.net features like advanced communication options, achievements, stat-tracking, and more, require players to be connected to the service, so we're encouraging everyone to use Battle.net as much as possible to get the most out of StarCraft II. We're looking forward to sharing more details about Battle.net and online functionality for StarCraft II in the near future."

One can't help but wonder if this move is intended to prevent game pirates from using LAN-over-VPN such as Hamachi in order to play online.

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LAN Play Nixed Off StarCraft 2

They remove LAN, allow you to play only one side in the first part... it's like they're deliberately handicapping this game, amputating it to the point it's barely alive and expect the masses to buy it, then beg for their next fix. And it will probably sell really well, more than Red Alert 3. However, with the LAN removal I think they're shooting themselves in the foot, since it was a big reason why it sold so well and kept people playing it for many years. Still, Blizz probably knows best, and is doing as much as it can get away with and still make loads of money. Afterall, they're in the business of making money and successfull games don't always have to be of best quality.

LAN Play Nixed Off StarCraft 2

I was going to buy this game and have been waiting since SC1, if blizzard thinks they can play me by selling limited software like this then they are wrong...i wont be buying this game and i prey they dont go down the same road with Diablo III

LAN Play Nixed Off StarCraft 2

and the best part? this has nothing to do with piracy.after all, if you pirate a game, chances are fairly solid you were never going to buy it in the first place, right? You were never a potential customer to begin with.

LAN Play Nixed Off StarCraft 2

If they dare do this to Diablo 3 like they have for Starcraft 2, I wont even buy it, HELL I wont even Pirate the piece of garbage. Blizzard can bleep off and eat my sh*t. The only reason Why i buy games to begin with, is for Lan play. Period.

LAN Play Nixed Off StarCraft 2

WAHHH WAHHH WAHHH I'M A BIG f**kING BABY WAHHH NO LAN WAHHHHSeriously guys, it still has web play. Just BUY A COPY of the game and play it online at a lan party in a private game. It's not rocket science, you faggots.

LAN Play Nixed Off StarCraft 2

So heres starcraft 2. we cut the story to 1/3 of what it was in the last game and we removed features to make it better for you, this means you have to buy it 3 times to get the full story but it will be better for you, not for us for you.BULL f**kING s**t!

LAN Play Nixed Off StarCraft 2

i will steal your game... I will be robin hood and give this game to thousands of people at no cost just to give u a little kick in the pants. We want lan, without lan, your game is garbage. Take your game and shove it up your boooty butt.

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