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The first Beta Patch is Live

Discussion in 'StarCraft I & II' started by MGCǂSpectre, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. MGCǂSpectre

    MGCǂSpectre

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    Starcraft 2 beta patches

    http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=23094049316&sid=5000

    StarCraft II Beta - Patch 1 (version 0.3.14048)

    Balance Changes
    Terran

    Viking
    • The armor value for this unit in Fighter Mode has decreased from 1 to 0.
    • The damage done by this unit in Fighter Mode has changed from 6 (+8 armored) to 10 (+4 armored).
    Reaper
    • The damage done from D-8 Charges has decreased from 40 to 30.
    • The delay between attacks for D-8 Charges has decreased from 2.5 to 1.8.
    Orbital Command
    • The build time for this upgrade has decreased from 50 to 35.

    Protoss

    Observer
    • Gravitic Boosters: The cost of this research has decreased from 150 Minerals and 150 Vespene Gas to 100 Minerals and 100 Vespene Gas.
    High Templar
    • Phase Shift: This ability has been removed from the game.
    • Feedback: New Ability. Drains all energy from the target unit and causes damage equal to the amount of energy drained.
    Colossus
    • The building pathing radius for this unit has decreased from .75 to .5625.
    Mothership
    • Vortex: The energy cost of this ability has increased from 75 to 100.
    • Vortex: The target radius of this ability has decreased from 3.0 to 2.5.
    • Temporal Rift: This ability has been removed from the game.
    • Wormhole Transit: This ability has been removed from the game.
    • Mass Recall: New Ability. Teleports all of the player's units in the target area to the Mothership.
    • Gateway
    • The build time of this building has increased from 50 to 65.

    Zerg

    Infestor
    • Fungal Growth: The damage done by this ability has decreased from 48 to 36.
    • Fungal Growth: This ability now prevents affected units from burrowing.
    • Neural Parasite: Functionality changed. The Infestor now channels this spell, which lasts 10 seconds or until the Infestor is destroyed. You can now target all units with this ability.
    • Terran Infestation: The ability's energy cost has reduced from 50 to 25 and Infested Terrans now spawn 1 at a time.

    Bug Fixes

    • Addressed an issue causing people to receive an "Internal Battle.net Error" message with their game client.
    • Muting your microphone will no longer cause your microphone to be turned off in the operating system once the program has exited.
    - Please note that the voice chat functionality has only partially been implemented. There are many known issues with voice chat that we expect to address in a future patch.
    • The "Medium" graphical settings were reconfigured to work better on appropriate machines. The video settings "auto-detect" functionality has been reset as a result.
    • Added a frame rate limiter to the game menus to prevent some graphics cards from running at higher frame rates than necessary.
    • Added GRB rating tags to the login menu for the Korean version of the Beta client.


    StarCraft II Beta - Patch 2 (version 0.4.0.14133)

    Balance Changes
    Terran

    Banshee

    • Cloak: This ability no longer requires Fusion Core to research.

    Barracks

    • The build time for this building has decreased from 65 to 60.

    Factory

    • The build time for this building has decreased from 65 to 60.

    Reactor

    • The build time for this building has decreased from 40 to 25.

    Reaper

    • The build time for this unit has increased from 30 to 40.
    • Nitro Boost: The build time for this upgrade has increased from 90 to 100.

    Starport

    • The build time for this building has decreased from 55 to 50.

    Tech Lab

    • The build time for this building has decreased from 30 to 25.

    Protoss

    Mothership

    • The build time for this unit has increased from 120 to 160.
    • The food cost of this unit has increased from 6 to 8.
    • The number of shots fired by this unit has decreased from 8 to 6.
    • The shield of this unit has decreased from 400 to 350.
    • The health of this unit has decreased from 400 to 350.
    • The acceleration of this unit has decreased from 1.3125 to 0.3125.
    • The deceleration of this unit has increased from 0 to 1.

    Nexus

    • Chrono Boost: The duration of this ability has decreased from 30 to 20.

    Zerg

    Corruptor

    • The damage done by this unit has increased from 12 (+8 massive) to 12 (+10 massive).
     
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  2. FreshMobster

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    OK, another swiftly prediction from me on the current update and what it might hold for us:

    While it gave some possibly-good race balancing features, made few adjustments to fixing bugs, it also showed me some neat goody treat for the future-modders out there: StarCraft 2 has VERSION SWITCHER. Current version (after the update) is 14093. The previous version build is 13891. Both of them are INTERCHANGEABLE. That means that it is possible to view older Replays without the need of using Third Party version switcher and additional patch files (unlike in WarCraft 3). The change is made in-game - that means you don't have to use different settings to view older, pre-updated material.
    What I think is also possible (or should be) is playing with older versions. This makes playing Custom maps, which would be defunct after another update, actually possible. This might make maps, which were made in previous versions, non-crashable as the version would be changed directly on map load, while in Battle.Net 2.0. Of course, so would have to be with Galaxy Editor (SCUMEDIT), as transferring the map from one version to another could be a real pain in the arse, or practically impossible without a total-overhaul (do I have to remind you, fellow modders the 1.24 WarCraft 3 patch?).

    Anyways, this is only a presumption. Don't take it as a coin.
     
  3. The_Phalanx

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    Reapers didn't really get a nerf, just now more micro-intensive. A little surprised there's nothing about Roaches.
     
  4. MGCǂSpectre

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    Reapers got a nerf - it is less imba bigger damage on bigger intervals than smaller damage on lots of hit n runs.

    I've some bad news for mapmaking and beta - Galaxy Editor may not make it in the Beta

    http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/community/blizzcast/archive/episode13.html?rhtml=y

    "We are still targeting the first half of this year, so with that in
    mind, it really shortens the window of time, with our major content
    patch coming out pretty close to the end, whether it's even worth it
    putting out the map editor at that point."


    And another disappointment, yeah im full of negativity so here you are:
    - new replays can no longer be watched with this patch and if you're not in beta. YOu can still watch old if you enter under old version. But any new replays - no more ... GG

    And to CRUSH YOU completely, Beta will be only for 3 months. If we dont have SC2 announced after Beta is over, we'll be in a black hole, with no beta;it will become unavailable and no SC2 until released.

    "You haven't asked this question yet, but I'll answer it ahead of time. We were targeting three to five months for the beta, we're really at a three month period of time for the beta at this point. "
     
  5. sixbrownsnakes2

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    What? when the beta ends, the game will ship. a quicker beta means shorter time until release. you should be happy about that :thumbs_up:
     
  6. MGCǂSpectre

    MGCǂSpectre

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    Im pretty sure they shouldn't let us have nothing and that if beta ends SC2 should be released like on the next days. Yes, that's probable, but the case where they may make Beta longer than 3 months is possible, because you really can't imagine that SC2 will be released on May 17th (that would be 3 months since beta release)
     
  7. sixbrownsnakes2

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    You realize the game can go gold at any time, presumably as soon as all of the single-player content is tested and complete, and they can use a release-day patch to update everything with the final beta changes?

    They said a major content patch will be out towards the end of the beta. I'd assume the game would go gold around that time as well.
     
  8. Alfagar

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    Nice!
    Post everything in the same post and use hidden tabs