StarCraft II Lan Petition Hits 100K Signatures

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Online petitions are a wonderful thing; They have proven themselves to be just about as useful as schooner made out of sponge, but continue to be used as a sort of passive online resistance against just about anything. They’re just about the easiest way for people to get their voices completely ignored. When Blizzard confirmed that there would be no LAN play in StarCraft II the inevitable petition made the news.

(PS, there’s a lovely new Starcraft II trailer after the jump)

I’m glad to report that over a hundred thousand sensible people strongly disagree with Blizzard’s decision and defense that the move was to “ensure a quality multiplayer experience with StarCraft II and safeguard against piracy.” Somehow though, I don’t think this particular petition milestone is going to make one iota’s difference, considering the money Activision-Blizzard have spent revamping and the millions of people who’ll buy it regardless.

Strangely, I’m not as upset about the lack of LAN as I should be; I’ve grown accustomed to not having to leave my house to play multiplayer games. What does have me slightly irked though is that the single player campaign is being stretched over 3 full-priced retail releases.

Source : VG247

Last Updated: August 17, 2009

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Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • just a point of interest it seems C&C 4 will also have no LAN

  • Atomic

    LAN gaming seems to be dying a slow and painful death..There are very few decent games out there these days which actually support LAN. What a pity, online games dont come close to the late night, junk food, booozed up experience of just sitting down, talking poo, and playing LAN games with friends.

  • I agree! it’s just a “different” I still LAN with Buddies

  • Darthpenguin

    It will have LAN.. but all players will have to be logged online to play LAN.. like the function will be grayed out unless you online type thing.

  • robh

    Im pretty sure it will take a total of like a week till someone releases a SC2 LAN crack or something 🙂 We can only hope !

  • Thats awesome trailer indeed! About SC2 petition, I think even it hits 1 million, Blizzard will not be convince to release LAN-supported starcraft considering the money they spent on this game. :pouty: I do hope also that there will someone releases a SC2 LAN crack or something.

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