Expansion?

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2 years ago#1
Do you need to have WoL to play this, or is it stand alone?
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2 years ago#2
According to GameStop.com it's an expansion and requires Wings of Liberty.

Strange considering I remember Blizzard saying each game will be standalone.

I guess they decided they will make more money this way by forcing people who haven't already to purchase WoL.
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2 years ago#3
DarkKirby2500 posted...
According to GameStop.com it's an expansion and requires Wings of Liberty.

Strange considering I remember Blizzard saying each game will be standalone.

I guess they decided they will make more money this way by forcing people who haven't already to purchase WoL.


Yeah, back when they announced WoL, i'm positive they said they would all be stand alone. But hey, they also said each game would only come out about 7-8 months apart, so yeah...
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2 years ago#4
From: DarkKirby2500 | Posted: 3/8/2013 2:43:33 PM | #002
Strange considering I remember Blizzard saying each game will be standalone.

nope.

From: Corndogburglar | Posted: 3/8/2013 2:44:44 PM | #003
Yeah, back when they announced WoL, i'm positive they said they would all be stand alone.

nope.

http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/heart-of-the-swarm-preview/faq#q6
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2 years ago#5
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From: DarkKirby2500 | Posted: 3/8/2013 2:43:33 PM | #002
Strange considering I remember Blizzard saying each game will be standalone.

nope.

From: Corndogburglar | Posted: 3/8/2013 2:44:44 PM | #003
Yeah, back when they announced WoL, i'm positive they said they would all be stand alone.

nope.

http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/heart-of-the-swarm-preview/faq#q6


I'm talking about years ago when they first announced Starcraft 2...
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2 years ago#6
From: Corndogburglar | Posted: 3/8/2013 3:49:21 PM | #005
I'm talking about years ago when they first announced Starcraft 2...

Was never stand alone, was never planned to be stand alone.
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2 years ago#7
Corndogburglar posted...
DarkKirby2500 posted...
According to GameStop.com it's an expansion and requires Wings of Liberty.

Strange considering I remember Blizzard saying each game will be standalone.

I guess they decided they will make more money this way by forcing people who haven't already to purchase WoL.


Yeah, back when they announced WoL, i'm positive they said they would all be stand alone. But hey, they also said each game would only come out about 7-8 months apart, so yeah...


they never said it was standalone. They said from the beginning it was an expansion. You are wrong.
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2 years ago#8
XcZeus3469 posted...
Corndogburglar posted...
DarkKirby2500 posted...
According to GameStop.com it's an expansion and requires Wings of Liberty.

Strange considering I remember Blizzard saying each game will be standalone.

I guess they decided they will make more money this way by forcing people who haven't already to purchase WoL.


Yeah, back when they announced WoL, i'm positive they said they would all be stand alone. But hey, they also said each game would only come out about 7-8 months apart, so yeah...


they never said it was standalone. They said from the beginning it was an expansion. You are wrong.


I think what is muddying the waters here is that, at the time of the trilogy's announcement, Blizzard was quoted as saying HotS and LotV were expansions, but they wanted them to 'feel like' standalone titles.
2 years ago#9
Well if that's the case, people need to learn to up their reading comprehension. I'm not the brightesy bulb in the box and I still fully understood there was a core game+ 2 expos.
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2 years ago#10
From what i remember all three was supposed to be in one purchase but blizzard being lazy and greedy they wanted to do it in three installments aka expansions and charging full price of a game 60 bucks instead of original 40.
And the fans were okay with it because theyre sheep like the cod people.
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