Thursday, March 24, 2011

SC2 - Goblin Marine and Worgen Marine

High time I uploaded these cool portraits for Starcraft 2. The Goblin Marine and Worgen Marine are unlocked when you purchase the Collector's Edition of the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion. Enjoy!

SC2 Season 1 Milestones

As taken from the US SC2 forums:

Milestones are seasonal rewards that will be provided to ladder players in all of our StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty leagues. Each league will have four notable milestones. Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Master leagues will have milestones for the top 100, top 50, top 25, and top 8 players in each league division. For Grandmaster, milestones will be awarded to the top 200, top 100, top 50, and top 16 players. These milestones will each have their own unique icon (shown below) representing the league in which the milestone was earned and the actual milestone achievement.

When patch 1.3 is released, all players will be locked into their current league and division. You'll then be given one week to play out your remaining bonus pools (while promotions and demotions into and out of divisions will be disabled, you may still be able to move up or down within that division's ladder). Once the one-week "bonus pool" period is over, Season 1 will officially end and all ladder rankings will be finalized. Milestones will be awarded to the top players in each league division shortly after and we'll display the results in-game in the Leagues & Ladders section. This same process is expected to take place at the end of each season. (In a future patch, we also plan to add a dedicated page in the game UI that will save past performance history so that players can show-off all of their milestone achievements.)

Screenshots for the milestones are below.

SC2 Patch 1.3 and Ladder Lock

Starcraft 2 ladders will be locked from this Tuesday till next Tuesday, which will be the official start of season 2. Patch 1.3 came out on Tuesday and with it the new interface improvements, like new league icons to indicate division rank. I especially like the new Leagues and Ladders section of the UI. Screenshot below. Nice large league icons at the top left of each league standing box. Great work by Blizzard's art team!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

SC2 - 2650 Achievement points!

Like Drew Carey (from Whose Line Is It Anyway) said, 'The points don't matter', but its fun to collect anyway! Haha.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A quote from Dune (by Frank Herbert)

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear