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Thousands sign pro-LAN StarCraft II petition

Tuesday, 30th June 2009 15:30 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Here we go. Blizzard’s decision not to include LAN functionality in StarCraft II has already sparked a petition against the decision. Current sigs stand at nearly 3,000.

They’re not happy.

“While many of your fans might have internet access with the required speed to play without lag, there are still many that don’t, or would like to play with a friend or sibling residing in the same house,” said the plea.

“LAN is NOT an expensive upgrade, and once you have it, it’s yours. Internet is something that you have to pay for every month, and in a bad month you might choose to buy groceries instead of paying for the internet.

“LAN is what birthed SC popularity in the first place. Please don’t ignore the heritage of the original game.”

LAN or no LAN, the game’s out this year, hopefully.

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  1. loki

    LOL 3K fail

    #1 5 years ago
  2. cachucha

    well its really mean not to include lan support, I dont think it would affect the sales because the hardcore fans will still buy it anyways, just put it in :p and make people happy

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    No they need to force their new Battle.net thats why they took Lan out. And these petitions don’t meant a thing not unless you can get to six figures then maybe Blizz may reconsider.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. fearmonkey

    Blizzard doesn’t care.
    If they cared, they would have listened to their fans regarding the whole Diablo3 look.
    Until people vote with the wallets, Blizz has no reason to listen to anyone.
    We all know that everyone wants the game, and will buy the game, so what motivation does Blizz have to be concerned, none.

    Petitions never do anything, why people keep doing them i have no idea. Instead of signing a worthless online petition, don’t buy the game. You get enough people doing that, and Blizz would start caring if they saw it affecting their bottom line.

    More than likely, they will just patch it with an update, or one of the race expansions anyway.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gundam

    I agree with Fearmonkey to a certain degree, Blizz tends to go with the majority vote, and rightly so, they make a bucket load of cash from their decisions. It shows in the five years of on-going development in world of warcraft where the game is now geared at, the casual players. It would be nice however to have LAN as a standard option in SCII though, lag free multiplayer was great.

    There’s certainly no reason not to. Either way, as stated above, it will not affect sales of the game.

    #5 5 years ago