StarCraft 2: “nobody is close to figuring the game out yet”

By Brenna Hillier
19 March 2013 05:07 GMT

Blizzard is keeping a close eye on StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm for any potential balancing issues, but says, as yet, players haven’t fully explored the game’s new units.

“Just wanted to let you know that our design team is watching every major match carefully and will continue doing so,” Blizzard’s David Kim wrote on the RTS’s forums.

“The super aggressive play is turning out to be really fun to watch. Nobody is close to figuring the game out yet. A few players are really changing up their play and having completely different results than what’s expected by the majority.”

Kim said some initial balance concerns are proving persistent – but creative players aren’t having as much trouble against them.

“We’ll try our best to not be too quick to make judgments on things that are allowing players to play a much more aggressive game. For example, yes Medivacs look strong but it’s forcing even the opponents to play aggressive and the constant action throughout the game is looking to be really fun to watch,” he said.

“We’ll continue watching all the pro and community concerns, but keep in mind we’d really like the game to settle before we step in and make a move.”

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is the second of three chapters in the sci fi saga, and released last week. Pat’s pretty pleased with it.

Thanks, StarCraft.

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