New patch coming out for Starcraft

I only mention it because of how long Starcraft’s been out, and the rather large changes they’re making to the game. Here’s a quote from

Blizzard has announced out of the blue that Starcraft Patch 1.12 is coming out soon:

We have been working on a new patch for StarCraft, and it includes a host of new features to streamline and enhance multiplayer competition. You can expect the update to be available for download in the next few weeks, but we wanted to give you a taste of what’s in store for you when the patch does arrive.

    * The multiplayer chat screen will now show a preview of the map you will play on.
      The creator of a private game can now make the game public under the creator’s name in the multiplayer chat screen.
    * A Friends List will be added to the game to keep track of your friends on
    * Friend mail will be added to the game to let you email members of your Friends List.
    * A password-recovery and email-registration function will be added to allow you to recover your password via email.
    * A minimap ping will be added to the game to allow you to ping a location on the map.
    * It will now be easier to set building rally points.
    * We will include updated versions of three of the most popular ladder maps – Lost Temple, Dire Straits, and Rivalry – in order to better suit the newer style of ladder play.

It’s amazing that they’re still improving the Starcraft and in game interface as well as the maps. Hopefully there are even more changes in store for us with this new patch.

Amazing to see such an old game still be supported. Cheers, blizzard.

Haha, sweet. Maybe we’ll have to check out some of the improved maps.


Oh great, now with map ping, we’ll get more of those random WC3 lamers who go and just map ping constantly.

hmmm, I just hope they don’t decide to make a random balance change or 2 while their at it. Why do I get the feeling that they’ll at least do something to the sunken colony as with most of the patches in the past.

What does map ping mean? I don’t get it. :stuck_out_tongue:

I don’t ping the map anyway.

ok, sg, remember all those games we’ve played where we try to tell someone where to go, or where to attack/defend, etc?

Well, the minimap ping lets you click on the minimap and place a marker which shows up for all your allies. It’s much easier to coordinate things with your allies. =P

Haw :open_mouth: That’s rad.

Ping map! Whoo-hoo!

I remember a while back there were rumors of actually making Starcraft 2. Or maybe they did and I’m under a rock…