Sunday, July 25, 2010

#15 - StarCast: "If you like pina coladas, and too much key lime pie."

My apologies for the delay on this week's episode but I have been in Key West for the past week.  I jus recently had access to a computer to edit and upload this. 



Ghosts of the Past

The Dominion website has reached 100% and unlocked an absolutely amazing SC2 trailer “Ghosts of the Past”. In it we are shown a lot of footage from the campaigns pre-rendered and real-time cinematics.

What we know: There will be a cinema documenting the fall of Sarah Kerrigan. Jim Raynor is experiencing guilt after what happened to Kerrigan. Jim seems like he is also the reluctant hero due to his guilt. The Dominion is very powerful. Jim will lead a revolt against the Dominion. Jim has a pimp-ass marine suit, and a HUGE sniper rifle. There is some fancy blonde dude named Prince Valerian. Valerian is the son of Arcturus Mengsk current emperor of the Dominion. Xeratul likes to speak in riddles,“the answers you seek lie within”.

Beta Patch #18

-The Mac StarCraft II Editor is now available!

Bug Fixes
- Burrowed Ultralisks now have the correct 500 hit points while burrowed.
- Fixed an issue where custom maps utilizing custom loading screens could cause players to lag or be dropped from
- Fixed an issue during replays when rewinding could cause the replay to desync.
- Fixed an issue with in-game menus causing performance issues.

Beta Phase 2 ended July 19th. Many cried.

Blizzard is hosting a SC2 launch event at Fry’s Electronics in Fountain Valley, CA Monday night starting at 9pm. Members of the StarCraft II development team will be present to celebrate with the fans. There will be other official Blizzard launches around the globe. For more info visit the official launch site.

New Starcraft Community Site:

Learn the Lore in a hurry
Kotaku posted a great article that wraps up everything you would ever need to know about the original Starcraft lore.


Back next week


Matthew writes

I was playing 2v2 with a friend it was our 4 or 5th game of the night we make our wall we both play terran. Everything seems fine we keep building try a reaper rush yeah great nice could be our 4th win in a row. The two protoss come at us with some zealots and sentries. We think no problem stand there shoot. But it seems we may have over looked the fact that we left 1 space between buildings. Insert swearing here.
Will I ever move up in division. I am number 1 in my divisions 21 and 17 so more wins than loses my opponents seem to be always favored against me. Is it some sort of weekly thing?

Adam writes

Hey guys I thought I'd add to your strat on how to beat old school SC AI. If you are playing 1 V 1 all you have to do is take one drone/SCV/probe whatever your race, then send it to the AI mineral line and attack one of their miners, their entire line of miners chase after it now and just run it around set a few way points for it with CNTRL click you can set up to 7. and then go back and work on your base for a little bit, after a little time doing this you have an army and they do not. solved ;)

Noah writes

Dear Starcast,
I was listening to your latest podcast in which you talk about 3d displays, I am not sure how the Nintendo 3Ds works but 3D on the computer works like this, your moniter must have a 120hz refresh rate because the glasses darken one eye and then the other, this is called active shutter. what happens is the glasses let you see with one eye at a time and the moniter shows that eye its specific image, then it all switches. the reason the moniter must be 120hz is because then each eye is seeing 60hz.

Designfire writes

Hi Garrett and Kyle,
Really loving the show, both the content and banter.
Was curious...
Since SC2 is nearly out, I think we need to start speculating on the zerg and protoss expansions, you know because us blizz-fans are never satisfied :p. With that in mind I recall that in SC1's expansion, new units were introduced for each race, and was wondering if you think blizzard will release new units for multiplayer in the upcoming expansions. Any from SC1 or BW that you would like to see come back for multiplayer if blizzard did this?
Thanks again and keep up the biscuit-ee goodness!

Liam writes

Hey I would just like to say I really enjoy listening to your show and I always look forward to listening to you every week. FOR AYUR!
P.S. I was the 70th member of the facebook group!
Retro StarCraft Game Club
Terran and Zerg campaign discussion