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Saturday, October 9, 2010

New Patch Announced! Balancing Addressed!

Breaking news! Blizzard has announced that they have been constantly tweaking the game and have seen some flaws in the balancing as well as responses throughout the Starcraft 2 community. There are some major changes coming up in the next patch. Patch ETA has yet to be announced, but I would say probably within the next month or so.

And so, without further ado, here's a quick rundown on the announced specs of the patch:


Terran: Barracks will now REQUIRE a supply depot before it is able to be built.


Terran: Research for Reaper speed will now REQUIRE a factory


Protoss: Fungal growth now restricts blink, making stalkers unable to escape.


Zerg: Roaches are to gain a range buff


Zerg: Zerg structures are to receive an HP buff to make them less vulnerable.




What do I think of these changes? It's about time! We will have to see how this all plays out of course, but I for one, am extremely glad to see these changes coming. This means that reapers will be much more difficult to get out for an early reaper rush and even proxy in general will be more difficult for terran players. The protoss fungal growth point is meh, feels like it should have been that way since the start. As for the zerg changes I am very happy. I have been unsatisfied for a long time as to the imbalances associated with zerg. Roach range buff should help significantly in the mid-later tech stages, and especially in the terran-zerg meta game.

Now roaches will be able to much more easily chip away at terran walls without so much fear from marine/marauder spam behind the wall. I see great things for zerg with this upcoming patch. I have also held qualms about zerg buildings for a long time. For their importance, they die far too easily. If a spire dies, I must completely reconstruct it whereas if a terran player gets a factory and a barracks knocked out, more likely than not he still will have extras to fall back on.

It's interesting the way they talked about this patching though. They brought up some statistics and (not surprisingly) zerg was by far the least played class. This data revolves around the 1v1 universe, as starcraft most always does. Also, it is apparent that protoss beats terran across the boards in all divisions. Some interesting statistics to check out for sure.






Source: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/882511

51 comments:

  1. Good changes, I think

    Gonna follow your blog, I love SC2

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  2. Changes should be interesting...still not sure though. Going to be awhile before SC2 matches SC's balance, if ever.

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  3. Nice to see more StarCraft blogs around here! I will subscribe!

    My life for Aiur, btw ;P

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  4. Zerg finally getting some love. And Terran, maybe not the most OP race in the game now. Who knows?

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  5. ANOTHER NEW PATCH? glad to see blizzard is staying on top of their game

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  6. thanks for visiting my blog sir! supporting!! :) and I usd to play WoW myself - fuck i wanna get into starcraft lol

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  7. I just got done with my GTL session this morning, and I was amused by your post

    keep up the solid work!

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  8. I just bought the game!! thx to this blog

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  9. prapare to see all the people complaining about changes & nerfs

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  11. whoa thats a good read! love reading tacs from u! just watching a tournament online and saw some of this stuff in action

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  12. hope they dont mess things up

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  13. good job here!

    you just inspired more bubbles on "Enhanced by MS Paint"... check it out!

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  14. this post made me open my eyes and stop squinting!!!

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  15. awesome post, bro! waiting for MOAR

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  16. I'm glad zerg are being buffed. Been waiting a while!

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  17. thx for sharing great sc info here

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  18. again!?
    oh well, blizz always finds a way to f*** something up :D

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  19. I pretty much like all of these changes except the roach range, I dig the zerg building buff and barracks nerf though.

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  20. this is a good follow up post to the previous one

    I have a new post on GTL Everyday too :)

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  21. Nice! I love SC blogs. Following you!

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  22. thanks for the comments on my blog!

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  23. Thanks for the info, terran needed it i think.

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  24. yesss patch. cant wait. zerg needs some more balls. either that or i just need to learn to not suck as much with them.

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  25. i know about pach ty fo whrite here Starcraft 2 is a good game , and i hope to be more good tham Starcraf 1

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  26. This takes away quite a bit of cheesing :v

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  27. @Tadpolio
    your terrans were unbalanced as hell :D
    play some Zerg

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  28. I wonder how long it will take for blizz to get everything balanced. Then again, even SC1 isn't balanced for crap.

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  29. Did a review about sc2 check it hehe XD

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  30. hope they boost some tos units

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  31. been waiting for a new post man

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  32. Its about time. sheesh. zerg are pretty underpowered right now.

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  33. Sounds like a great patch cannot wait to apply it. When you find out the patch release date let us know.

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  34. Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  35. I'm still pissed at how long it took for starcraft 2 to come out.

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  36. When I finally muster up the cash to get a computer.. glad to know this'll be here. Thanks for the updates, man.

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  37. I've always loved roaches, and now... Whoa. This is gonna rock.

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  38. Wow zerg gets more op, and the others get slightly nerfed.

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  39. this is probably good that they're trying...

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