Starcraft II - NO LAN FOR YOU!

TheLe

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[imager]http://www.armchairempire.com/images/action-figures/starcraft-2/starcraft-2-2.jpg[/imager]Q+A from the Starcraft Development Team

Q: Will StarCraft II be available on consoles, or over LAN?

A: We got quite different answers about local area networking (LAN), where both Dustin or Sigaty said they were still discussing it, however, Pardo knew immediately: "we don't have any plans to support LAN," he said and clarified "we will not support it." The only multiplayer available will be on Battle.net.
 

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sckeener

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Insane.

I played starcraft I on a LAN for months before I ever played on Battle.net. I attended LAN parties just to play Starcraft.

I was already figuring out VPN solutions to my starcraft friends of old just so I play with them again after all these years. (side note: we decided on hamachi since it is free and works so well.)

and now I hear no LAN at all....what insanity is this?
 

Kaodi

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No LAN? Did Blizzard games not practically give birth to the LAN Party? I mean, getting a good internet connection is not exactly hard, but nothing beats LAN when the 'net is down and you have multiple computers ready to go.
 


TheLe

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The best theory out there is that BLIZZARD is doing this to curb perceived Piracy.

That's crap though. I'm not a pirate, so they should stop treating me like one. PC Owners are legit. We bought Starcraft I and put it on the map, so this is insulting.

-The Le
 



TheLe

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From Wired.com
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When asked by Joystiq about the lack of LAN support, Blizzard rep Bob Colayco responded, “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.”
 

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