Blizzard Puts Up StarCraft II Beta Forums

Blizzard Puts Up StarCraft II Beta Forums

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Evidence that the long-awaited StarCraft II beta is finally upon us keeps mounting higher and higher - the beta test in question now has official discussion forums.

Damn you, Blizzard. Every time I think to myself, "Okay, I'm not going to get excited this time, I'm just going to sit back and relax and wait until we actually get concrete information," something new comes out teasing what is probably the single most anticipated beta test (not even a full game release, mind you) of all time... and I fall for it. Every single time.

Months and months of teasing and delays may finally be coming to an end: A few weeks ago, the Jace Hall Show Season 3 trailer contained a snip of the Blizzard developers celebrating with the words "Welcome to the StarCraft II Beta" on the screen, and now? Well now, the beta test in question has official Blizzard forums (listed at the bottom of the index in question).

Clicking on that link brings us to a clearly unfinished forum index page that appears to use the copy from the WoW forums as a placeholder. Still, WoW text aside, the little "StarCraft II Beta - English (EU)" in the drop-down menu in the corner and the actual forums themselves are a dead giveaway.

It's possible that the page was accidentally made live when it shouldn't have been, much like the rumored System Requirements that eventually turned out to be a mistake. Even so, its existence is a positive thing for everyone who's been waiting for this game since its announcement in 2007.

If there is an announcement, it's likely to come tomorrow (February 10th) at the Activision-Blizzard financial conference call - Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime announced the SC2 would be delayed at its equivalent last August, so it's not like we haven't gotten release date information at these things before.

We can only hope. Really, really, hope. I think I speak for everyone involved when I say: "Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaaaaaaaase?"

(Via TeamLiquid - thanks, redmarine!)

(In the event that the forum page is taken down, we have screens: the index, and the forums themselves)

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The waiting is...

I was going to say agonising, but that fails to describe this sensation.

hmm. . . to cry or not to cry. that is the question

Hm, who to swear my allegiance to, Auir or the Overmind...

im just pissed off they arent doing a Mac Beta... Damn you Blizzard

I'm registered for the beta and I haven't gotten anything yet, but it does look like their putting the infrastructure in place. That said, Blizz tends to do their setup fairly far in advance, so I'm thinking we might be looking at March?

tk1989:
im just pissed off they arent doing a Mac Beta... Damn you Blizzard

It's not like they have to check if the hardware is compatible. The bugs and exploits they find in the PC version can easily be fixed in the Mac version.

solidstatemind:
I'm registered for the beta and I haven't gotten anything yet, but it does look like their putting the infrastructure in place. That said, Blizz tends to do their setup fairly far in advance, so I'm thinking we might be looking at March?

IIRC, WotLK beta forums went up the day invites started going out.

John Funk:

solidstatemind:
I'm registered for the beta and I haven't gotten anything yet, but it does look like their putting the infrastructure in place. That said, Blizz tends to do their setup fairly far in advance, so I'm thinking we might be looking at March?

IIRC, WotLK beta forums went up the day invites started going out.

Well then, I guess I better check my junk mail folder!!! But I thought these weren't 'forums' so much as they were placeholders...

Only Blizzard cane make the news that they are puting up a forum, this exisitng.

The Great JT:
Hm, who to swear my allegiance to, Auir or the Overmind...

For the Overmind!

Must... play... starcraft. Please let SOMETHING be announced. The suspense is killing me. haha

solidstatemind:

John Funk:

solidstatemind:
I'm registered for the beta and I haven't gotten anything yet, but it does look like their putting the infrastructure in place. That said, Blizz tends to do their setup fairly far in advance, so I'm thinking we might be looking at March?

IIRC, WotLK beta forums went up the day invites started going out.

Well then, I guess I better check my junk mail folder!!! But I thought these weren't 'forums' so much as they were placeholders...

The text is clearly a placeholder, but the forum exists.

Chances of a real open (ie one you dont have to pay pre-order for) beta? 0

I bet they are going to get real busy real fast lol

Sneaklemming:
Chances of a real open (ie one you dont have to pay pre-order for) beta? 0

Blizzard rarely does pre-order only Betas.

on another note, the forum for SC2 beta is under maintenance now.

Juion:

Sneaklemming:
Chances of a real open (ie one you dont have to pay pre-order for) beta? 0

Blizzard rarely does pre-order only Betas.

on another note, the forum for SC2 beta is under maintenance now.

They actually never did a pre-order beta only. :P

ZOMG ITS FINALLY ALMOST GONNA BE HERE SOON WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT =D

I fully believe SC2 and D3 will not appear until Blizzard has made as many WoW expansions as is morally acceptable, so I would not be surprised if we don't see the beta until mid-2013 or so. Still, maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised in this case.

Merrik Waters:
hmm. . . to cry or not to cry. that is the question

"hmm. . . to cry or not to cry. that is the question

User was put on probation for: Games that made you cry. (3 days)"
Oh the irony.... This game will be great if it lives up to bliz's reputation

Brickcups:

The Great JT:
Hm, who to swear my allegiance to, Auir or the Overmind...

For the Overmind!

Must... play... starcraft. Please let SOMETHING be announced. The suspense is killing me. haha

FOR AIUR!

But really, cmon blizzard, we wanna play!

Oh goddamn it. Last week, Mass Effect 2 was out and I was hyped. Today, Bioshock 2 is out and I'm hyped. Now you're telling me the Starcraft 2 beta is out in way soon, and I get hyped AGAIN?
I'm not sure if I'm actually complaining, to be honest. I'm just saying...

I personally can't wait for Duke Nukem Forever the Starcraft 2 beta

 

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