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Starcraft 2 LoTV launches November 10th. If you are picking it up, join this event to talk about you thoughts on the game.
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vdogmr25 wrote on 09/24/2015 at 08:03pm

I'm trying to get the funds for this. Hoping to join you.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/09/2015 at 08:00pm

At first, I said I was going to replay SCII from the beginning and work my way to LotV. However, I'm now not sure that's what I'll do. The one thing I wonder, and please let me know if you find out before I do, is if the first LotV mission is going to be kind of like a tutorial or if it'll just throw you into a mission like Whispers of Oblivion did. If so, then I'm more likely to just play LotV, if not, I'll go back to the WoL and go through the game. Has anyone played Whispers of Oblivion? I tried it, but since it's been so long since I played SCII, I had no idea what I should do. I mean, should I create tons of units first? Should I do upgrades? I have no idea. What do you think?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/10/2015 at 01:17am

I played Whispers of Oblivion and it is not a tutorial at all. In fact, I kind of thought it was a bit jarring after not playing for so long BUT by the end I was pacing well enough.

That said, I am going to pickup Legacy of the Void Collectors in a few hours and i'll let you know if there are any kind of tutorial missions included with it.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/10/2015 at 03:03am

Jarring, that's a perfect description of how it felt playing Whispers of Oblivion. I'm assuming that WoO is supposed to take place before Legacy of the Void. But yeah, let me know how the beginning of LoV is when you play it. It might be a while before I get to it.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/10/2015 at 03:26am

WoO is before LoV for sure. I'll let you know. Going to head over to the store in an hour.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/10/2015 at 03:35am

Cool, I'm loading up my Blizzard client now. I'm not sure when the expansion will download. I have no idea when I'll play it, since I've decided to play Fallout 4 first.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/10/2015 at 05:05pm

OK so after playing a couple missions last night I can say that the game does ease you in to playing again. In fact there is a "story so far" video that acclimates you to everything that happens up to Legacy of the Void, which even though I knew what was happening, was nice to see. So yeah, if you have forgotten a bit of how to play the game does a good job of teaching you the mechanics and how to play as the Protoss.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/10/2015 at 05:12pm

That's cool, thanks for letting me know. I was thinking of playing it a bit, but instead tried Whispers of Oblivion again. I wasn't very successful. I thought I'd look for help, but couldn't find it. Do you have some tips for at least that first WoO mission?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/10/2015 at 06:22pm

Right, those missions DON'T hold your hand at all.

My tip is to build up 3-6 shield bots(forget their name) and have them follow your units around healing their shields. Also try and upgrade your units as much as you can. I have a line of Zealots at the front and then ranged at the back and that seems to do the trick. Healing + zealot front line + ranged backup.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/10/2015 at 07:27pm

I did some upgrades and made some ground units. The first wave I brought over towards the marker got killed. Then my base was left undefended as I still only had ground units. Terrans brought air units, so I was defenseless. How many units do you recommend taking over to the check point? How many to leave at base for defense? I did send 3 harvesters to mine some Vespene gas, but I think maybe I should have started building on the other one to get more resources.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/17/2015 at 01:33am

Looks like Legacy of the Void sold a million copies!

Yay for other people getting rich!

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/17/2015 at 02:35am

Awesome! How much time have you spent playing it? I haven't played it yet, but I might very soon. I was thinking of skipping Whispers of Oblivion and coming back to it later when I feel more comfortable with the Protoss.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/17/2015 at 04:52am

I'm about 4 missions in the campaign. Going between Fo4, LoTV & Hearthstone right now.

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