It's not like that old SC2 Thread was already 10 pages or more...
I use the "Search Engine" here a lot to keep threads longer and together for one game so we don't have way too many tiny-threads of the same game going... I like keeping things nice and neat on any boards I'm on a mod on.
There will be a digital version (to buy-to-download) of the game sold at a later date.
Here's details on the Collector's Ed...
The full list of Collector's Edition goodies follows below.
* The Art of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, a 176-page book featuring artwork from the game * An exclusive 2GB USB flash drive replica of Jim Raynor's dog tag, which comes preloaded with the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion set * A behind-the-scenes DVD containing over an hour of developer interviews, cinematics with director's commentary, and more * The official StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty soundtrack CD, containing 14 epic tracks from the game along with exclusive bonus tracks * StarCraft comic book issue #0, a prequel to the comic series * A World of Warcraft mini Thor in-game pet that can be applied to all World of Warcraft characters on a single Battle.net account * Exclusive Battle.net downloadable content, including special portraits for your Battle.net profile, decals to customize your units in-game, and a visually unique version of the terran Thor unit
Last we'd heard, StarCraft II was playable offline, but the box art for Wings of Liberty clearly states "Internet Connection Required." Has there been a change in plans?
Screenshots distributed at BlizzCon last year had us questioning whether or not StarCraft II would require an internet connection to play. The launch screen for the game contained a Battle.net login prompt, leading fans already concerned with the game's lack of LAN support to worry over lack of online support as well.
Blizzard's Rob Pardo set us straight that weekend, saying, "You can play in offline mode if you want - I just don't think you're going to want to," suggesting the online features you'd be giving up are too appealing to miss.
Now the box art is telling us that both an internet connection and a Battle.net account are required to play. What gives?
We contacted Blizzard's Bob Colayco, who clarified the situation for us.
"An initial activation check-in is required, which we also have been mentioning since BlizzCon and even before that. The campaign and other solo aspects of the game are still playable offline after your initial activation."
That seems completely reasonable, doesn't it? I mean, if you don't have access to the internet whatsoever, how are you reading this? Your phone? Don't be ridiculous, phones don't have the internet.