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How many players will SC2 handle??

Discussion in 'StarCraft I & II' started by Shiroaisu, Feb 21, 2010.

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  1. JimBob

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    A while back Blizzard said they were aiming on about 16-18 team colors excluding black, but that it didn't mean they will have 16-18 players. 12 players is more likely. I don't know if the average computer today could support 16-18 players without any lag. Just think about; if there will be 200 units max for each player than multiply that by 18 and you get about 1800 units on one map. That could get laggy. I'm not sure if the majority of people's computers can handle that?
     
  2. JansiGX

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    18 x 200 actually makes 3600 :D
    And it's hard to believe that all 18 players will train mass small units.And engine could be some way optimized to handle many units too.

    But I got to agree that there would be too much units spawned.
    From other hand that won't affect custom maps that are about one hero only to every player.
     
  3. warman45

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    i think they should have 20 for custom games *slaps self up head* HEY half of them will leave within 5 minuets anyways *says to self* you know, you got a point.
     
  4. JimBob

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    My bad, I was doing it in my head and forgot the place holder zero. Thanks for the correction.

    That is a lot of units for one map. I don't think the average computer(which SC2 is expected to be compatible with) can handle that without lag. Maybe in 5-10 years computers probably could, but I just don't see it happening right now.

    12 players at the most is my guess.
     
  5. RoughneckLeader

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    I hope we still have access to that many players anyway, for the good of non-epic maps like RPG and TPS shooter maps (I'm seeing/estimating more TPS than FPS in future maps).
     
  6. Teldrassil

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    The highest amount of players on any of the basic melee maps in the SC2 beta is 8. 4 on 4 or 8 player FFA. When it comes to custom maps I don't know for sure, hope this helps a bit.
     
  7. Billy the Cat

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    Somewhere I think I read it was 8 players for Ladder games and 12 for non-Ladder.
    Forgot the source of information.
     
  8. redmarine

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    Just search the Battle.net forums. Dustin Browder recently told us that they currently only allow 12 players for custom maps.
     
  9. MGCǂSpectre

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    That makes sense. War3 ladder was max 4v4, anything above that would be silly, not that 3v3 and 4v4 isn't. Which is why FFAs also consisted of max 6 players (or 4 not sure as I dont play FFA luck). 16 players would be a lot, 8v8 o_O each makes 400 zerglings = 64000 units on the map, ok 10000 units for not being 200 limit. GL making a game without OUT OF MEMORY. It would be too much even for games like Dota or an RPG, 12 is just fine/
     
  10. Billy the Cat

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    Ah yes that's where I read it. :D
    Thanks!
     
  11. JimBob

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    But, boy would that be fun. 8vrs8 on a huge map with tons of resources. That's a lot of units. I'd probably get over a 1000 kills with one siege tank.
     
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    the full version will support up to 8 players. just like the original.
     
  13. redmarine

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    Dustin Browder stated up to 12 players in custom games and 8 players in melee.
     
  14. andreasaspenberg

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    the game will only support 8 players. live with it or ask blizzard to change it.
     
  15. redmarine

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    It supports 12 players but only 8 will be max for melee.
     
  16. andreasaspenberg

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    i have played it. it only supports 8 players. other than that, gamereactor say that it supports up to 8 players. sorry to burst your bubble.
     
  17. redmarine

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    It is only limited to 8 for melee while 12 is available for custom games. Stated by Dustin Browder himself lead designer of StarCraft II.
     
  18. andreasaspenberg

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    i checked the starcraft 2 wiki. it didnt list 12 players as a change. therefore it is logical to assume that 8 players is maximum.
     
  19. Fussiler1

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    But Dustin Browder stated it himself.
     
  20. CrashLemon

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    You don't seem to understand.

    Melee = Ladder games hosted by battle.net (Blizzard)
    Custom Games = Server hosted by players

    Warcraft 3,
    Melee = 8 players
    Custom = 12 players

    Starcraft 2,
    Melee = 8 players
    Custom = 12 players

    It's that simple.
     
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