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Hey everyone,

OMZ here with another 2v2 livecast for you. This one is a 2v2 Masters game of SCVRush and OMZ and we are playing against some other top masters players – in fact, they are favored. Check out how we react, what we do and the INTENSE game that it is.

Enjoy. =)

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Patch 1.2Patch 1.2

Patch 1.2 ist nun auch auf dem europäischen Server verfügbar. Die größten Änderungen sind die Einführungen von Chat-Channels und der „Meister-Liga“, welche zwischen der Diamant-Liga und Profi-Liga anzusiedeln ist. Außerdem werden Spiele nun mit Unentschieden beendet, wenn drei Minuten lang kein Spieler mehr Gebäude zerstört, Einkommen von Ressourcen hat oder etwas Produziert. So sollen Spiele, bei denen keiner mehr etwas machen kann abgebrochen werden bevor sie sich ewig lange hinziehen. Falls es zu so einer Situation kommt wird durch einen Timer darauf hingewiesen.

Ansonsten wurden vor allem Fehler behoben und der Editor verbessert. An der Spielbalance gab es jedoch auch ein paar kleine Anpassungen. Vor allem wurden die Protoss etwas gestärkt. Die strategisch wichtigen Beobachter (engl. Observer) sind jetzt wesentlich kostengünstiger, Phönixe werden schneller gebaut und Phasengleiter (engl. Void Ray) richten mehr Schaden bei massiven Zielen (z.B. Thor) an. Im Gegenzug wurde das Geschwindigkeits-Upgrade für Phasengleiter entfernt.

Eine „extreme“ Grafikoption wurde hinzugefügt. Spieler können nun die Screen Space Ambient Occlusion konfigurieren. Über Ambient Occlusion hatte ich hier bereits berichtet. Der Timer vor Spielbeginn wurde bei eigenen Spielen von 30 Sekunden auf 10 reduziert.

Allgemein
• Spieler können Rampen nicht länger mit Gebäuden der Größe 2×2 blockieren.

Protoss
• Die Forschungszeit für Halluzinationen wurde von 110 auf 80 verringert.
• Beobachter: Die Kosten wurde von 50/100 auf 25/75 verringert.
• Phönix: Die Bauzeit wurde von 45 auf 35 verringert.
• Phasengleiter: Verursacht jetzt 20% mehr Schaden an massiven Zielen.
• Das Geschwindigkeits-Upgrade „Luftstrom-Ruder“ wurde entfernt.

Terraner
• Reparierende WBFs nehmen jetzt die gleiche Bedrohungsstufe an, wie die reparierte Einheit.
• Die Baubewegungen der WBFs wurden konsistenter gestaltet.

Weitere Changelogs:

Allgemein
• Chat-Channels wurden im Battle.net hinzugefügt! Spieler können sich nun sowohl in öffentlichen als auch in privaten Channels zusammenfinden.
• Es wurde ein Ingame-Chatbefehl hinzugefügt, um Spielern zu flüstern. Mit dem Befehl „/w“ öffnet man eine Liste der verfügbaren Kontakte, Gruppenmitglieder, Chat-Channels oder anderer Spieler im Spiel.
• Es wurde eine Battle.net-Option hinzugefügt, um vorherigen Chat-Channels automatisch beizutreten.
• Es wurde eine Battle.net-Option hinzugefügt, um zu verhindern, dass Chat-Channel-Nachrichten im Ingame-Chat angezeigt werden.
• Eine neue Meister-Liga wurde hinzugefügt! Diese Liga repräsentiert nun die hochkarätigsten Spieler.
• Unterstützung für benutzerdefinierte Hotkeys wurde hinzugefügt.
• Eine Pattsituationsermittlung wurde hinzugefügt. Hierbei wird das Spiel mit einem Unentschieden beendet, wenn 3 Minuten lang kein Spieler mehr Einkommen oder Produktion aufweist oder Gebäude zerstört. Wenn das Spiel diese Situation feststellt, wird nun ein Timer angezeigt.
• Eine extreme Grafikoption wurde hinzugefügt. Spieler können nun die Screen Space Ambient Occlusion konfigurieren.

Zusätzliche Verbesserungen und Änderungen
• Mehrere Verbesserungen der Hilfedialoge und Tech-Bäume wurden durchgeführt:
• Die Ingame-Hilfe ist jetzt im Battle.net verfügbar.
• Der Tech-Baum des Hilfedialogs wurde verbessert.
• Die Einheiteninformationen im Hilfedialog zeigen jetzt Fähigkeiten und Upgrades an.
• Mehrere Verbesserungen der Dialoge für gespeicherte Dateien und Replays wurden durchgeführt:
• Es wurde die Möglichkeit hinzugefügt, Spielstände und Replays nach Namen und Datum zu sortieren.
• Es wurde die Möglichkeit hinzugefügt, Spielstände und Replays per Rechtsklick aus dem Spiel heraus umzubenennen.
• Es wurde ein neuer Tab für automatisch gespeicherte Spiele und ungespeicherte Replays hinzugefügt.
• Es wurde eine Option hinzugefügt, alle Replays permanent zu speichern. Wird diese Option ausgewählt, werden alle ungespeicherten Replays als gespeichert markiert.
• Es wurde ein Indikator hinzugefügt, wo gespeicherte Replays und Spielstände abgelegt werden.
• Es wurde eine Schaltfläche namens „In Ordner anzeigen“ hinzugefügt, die den Speicherort eines Replays oder Spielstands auf Ihrem Computer öffnet.
• Das Kamerafolgeverhalten für Beobachter und in Replays wurde verbessert.
• Die Systemalarmnachrichten wurden in den oberen Teil des Bildschirms verschoben und die Dauer der meisten Systemalarmnachrichten wurde verringert.
• Maustasten können jetzt als Push-to-Talk-Hotkey festgelegt werden.
• Eine Hotkey-Indikatoroption wurde hinzugefügt, um den primären Hotkey auf den Befehlsschaltflächen anzuzeigen.
• Wenn man einen Vespingeysir auswählt, wird nun die Anzahl der derzeitigen Arbeiter in der Informationsübersicht angezeigt.
• Es wurde eine Option hinzugefügt, um Fehlersounds zu deaktivieren. Das Kästchen „Sprachausgabe (Einheiten)“ kontrolliert nun, ob einheitenspezifische Audios für Fehlersounds an Stelle eines allgemeinen Summens verwendet werden.
• Überschreibbare Spiel-UI pro Karte wurde hinzugefügt. Kartenersteller können nun benutzerdefinierte UI-Layout-Dateien verwenden, um eine neue UI zu erstellen oder die bestehende zu überschreiben.
• Es wurde eine Ein/Aus-Schaltfläche zum Ingame-Replay-Panel hinzugefügt, um die Zeitinformationen ein- und auszublenden.
• Es wurde ein Hotkey hinzugefügt, um das Spiel sowohl im Einzelspieler- als auch im Mehrspielermodus zu pausieren oder fortzusetzen (Pause).

Quelle: eu.battle.netPatch 1.2 is now available on the European servers. The biggest changes are the introduction of chat channels and the „Master League„, which is between the diamond-league and professional league. In addition, games are now finished in a draw, when for three minutes no player destroyed buildings, get income or have produced something. So games where no one can do something get stopped. If there were such a situation is indicated by a timer on it.

Otherwise have been especially error fixed and Editor improved. At the Balance there were also a few small adjustments. In particular, the Protoss were slightly strengthened. The strategically important observers are now much cheaper, phoenix are built faster and Void Ray did more damage to massive targets (like Thor). In return, the speed upgrade for Void Ray has been removed.

An „extreme“ graphics option has been added. Players can now configure the Screen Space Ambient Occlusion. About Ambient Occlusion I had already reported here. The timer before the game was reduced at their own games from 30 seconds to 10.

Source: eu.battle.net

BALANCE

General    

  • Players can no longer block off ramps with two 2×2 buildings.

PROTOSS    

  • Hallucination research time decreased from 110 to 80.

Observer

  • Cost decreased from 50/100 to 25/75.

Phoenix                  

  • Build time decreased from 45 to 35.

Void Ray

  • Now deals 20% more damage to massive targets.
  • Flux Vanes speed upgrade removed.

TERRAN
         
SCV                  

  • Repairing SCVs now assume the same threat priority as the unit they’re repairing.
  • SCV construction movement has been made more consistent.

 

GENERAL

  • Battle.net Chat Channels have been added! Players can now join others in both public and private channels.
  • Added in-game chat bar command to whisper to other players. Using the „/w“ command will open up a list of available friends, party members, chat channels, and other players within your current game.
  • Added Battle.net option to auto-join previous private channels.
  • Added Battle.net option to prevent chat channel text from appearing in in-game chat display.
  • A new Master League has been added! This league now represents the highest tier of players.
  • Customizable Hotkey Support has been added.
  • Stalemate Detection has been added. This will end the game in a tie for all remaining players if no players have income, production, or destroyed structures for three consecutive minutes. A countdown timer will now appear when the game detects this scenario.
  • An Extreme graphics option is now available. Players can now configure screen space ambient occlusion.

Additional Improvements and Changes

  • Several help dialogue and tech tree improvements have been made:
  • In-game help is now available in Battle.net.
  • The help dialog’s tech tree has been improved.
  • Unit information in the help dialog now displays abilities and upgrades.
  • Several Save/Replay File dialogue improvements have been made:
    • Added ability to sort replays and saved games by name and date.
    • Added ability to right-click and rename a replay or saved game from within the game interface.
    • Added a new tab for auto-saved games and unsaved replays.
    • Added an option to permanently save all replays. Checking this option will mark all unsaved replays as being saved.
    • Added visibility  for where replays and saved games are being saved to.
    • Added a „Show in Folder“ button which will open the location where a replay or saved game is stored on your computer.
  • Camera following behavior for observers and replays has been improved.
  • The System Alert panel has been moved to the top of the screen  and the duration of most system alerts has been reduced.
  • Mouse buttons can now be bound to the Push-To-Talk hotkey.
  • A hotkey indicator option has been added to show the primary hotkey on top of command buttons.
  • When selecting a Vespene geyser, the number of current harvesters will be displayed in the info panel.
  • Added an option to disable any error sounds. The Response Sounds checkbox now controls whether unit-specific audio is used for error sounds instead of a generic buzz.
  • Added Game UI layout per-map overrides. Map makers can now use custom UI layout files to create new UI or override existing game UI.
  • Added a toggle button to the in-game replay panel to Show or Hide the timeline/duration information.
  • Added hotkey to Pause/Resume game for both single player and multiplayer (Pause/Break key).

StarCraft II Editor Improvements

  • Map locale management has been added.
  • Further editor tips and hints have been added.
  • New trigger functions, actions, and events have been added.

New trigger functions:                  

  • Verify Bank –  used to verify that a bank’s signature is intact.

New trigger actions:                  

  • Bank Option – used to change options for banks including adding a signature.
  • Remove Inventory Item – used to instantly remove a requested item from an inventory. 
  • Set Visibility Type Of Text Tag – used to control whether fog or black mask hides the tag.

New trigger events:

  • Mouse Moved – sent in response to the mouse being moved in the game world.
  • New Effect Used event property has been added:  Life, Shields, and Energy changed.

New unit properties have been added:        

  • Carried Minerals, Carried Vespene, Carried Terrazine, and Carried Custom Resource.

Additional Editor Improvements

  • Bounty (XP) – used to grant experience when a unit is killed.
  • Copy/paste support has been added to the upgrade editor.
  • Behaviors can now be replaced by either the shortest duration (the original method) or by farthest distance.
  • Behavior abilities can now properly charge the player using the ability instead of always charging the owner.
  • Right clicking an item in an inventory will now have the icon appear immediately next to the cursor.
  • Font Style Files can now be added to Mods and Maps using the FontStyleFileArray field in GameUIData. Existing styles can have their individual attributes overridden or entirely new styles can be added.
  • UI Layout files can now be added to Mods and Maps using the CustomLayoutFileArray filed in GameUIData. Most existing frames can be modified or overridden and entirely new templates can be added which can be created from the Dialog system within the Editor.
  • Attributes and values can now be hidden in the game lobby and can be configured through Game Variants.
  • Attribute and Veterancy behaviors now normalize vitals when new levels are applied.
  • The mouse wheel now scrolls the control under the cursor.
  • Copied doodads now retain their height offset
  • Mouse clicks and highlights are now allowed while in relative camera mode.
  • Edit boxes are now available for trigger dialogs.
  • The game will now properly find custom imported files within mods.
  • Maps can now depend on even more mods.
  • Dialog Items can now be hooked up from already existing frames within a created Panel.
  • Change Focus commands are now available in the Trigger module View menu for switching input focus directly to different areas.
  • The water editor layout has been improved.
  • Effect offsets can now optionally contain a Z component.
  • Added a new type of Dialog Item called Panel. Panels are containers for other dialog items to help with grouping and hierarchy.
  • Added new UI to insert text tags for data references, unit info, and hotkeys.
  • Added an effect range to the effect ability to restrict how far away the effect can be placed. This will allow effects to behave like the Stalker Blink effect.
  • Added a behavior flag to suppress fidgeting.
  • Added a new stalemate melee option to determine whether the stalemate detection checking is enforced.
  • Added a new „Creator“ player to effects. It will be set to the player issuing an order if available.
  • Added a new type of item that can use an effect ability.
  • Added a validator that checks to see if a unit can path to a point.
  • Added a validator that checks if there is a cliff between two points.
  • Added MinimapRenderPriority to CActorUnit and MinimapRenderPriorityList to CActorGlobalConfig. This allows custom map makers to define the render priorities of units on the minimap.
  • Added a Locale sub-menu in the Mod menu for changing the active text locale for the current document.
  • Added a Mod Info dialog in the Mod menu for more easily changing mod name and description text.
  • Added a Modify Locales dialog (also in Locale sub-menu) for adding or removing text locales.
  • Added an Editor Tips dialog in the Help menu (and optionally on start up) with tips for using the editor effectively.

BUG FIXES

Gameplay – General

  • All diagonal ramps are now the same with regards to unbuildable locations at the bottom of the ramps.
  • Critter health bars are now hidden unless highlighted or selected (if status bars are set to show when units are selected).
  • Orders can no longer be canceled by clicking on the info panel in challenges before the challenge begins.
  • Text tags are now paused when the game is paused.
  • Autocast state for abilities will now reset to the default state when unit ownership is permanently changed.
  • Autocast repair will now charge the player requesting autocast functionality.
  • Repair will now clear its autocast state if the owning player leaves the game.
  • Harvest orders no longer end if an order is queued while waiting to return cargo.
  • Harvesting units no longer avoid enemy units.
  • Hold position units no longer automatically move out of the way when placing a building.
  • Enemy units no longer show passive buttons in the command card.
  • Missiles are no longer affected by Vortex.
  • Actors with a large number of create events no longer crash the map.
  • Fixed an issue where cliff jumping units were able to traverse unpathable terrain.
  • Fixed an issue with units trying to get out of the way so buildings can be constructed.
  • Fixed an issue with harvesting units bypassing force fields.
  • Fixed an issue where melee units were unable to attack a colossus when it was on a cliff.
  • Fixed an issue where larva would not wander around.
  • Fixed an issues where loading a saved Challenge could improperly overwrite the best score.
  • Fixed an issue with animation stutters when flying units are separating.
  • Fixed an issue where units could push opposing units when they shouldn’t have been able to.
  • Added “Detector” text to the info panel for units which can detect cloaked or burrowed units.
  • Added combat reveal tinting to help show that combat reveal units cannot be hit.

Protoss       

  • Protoss structures can no longer be powered without a power source if constructed while powered by a Warp Prism under the effects of Neural Parasite.
  • Mass Recall can no longer target larva or eggs.
  • Fixed an issue where units that were picked up by a Graviton Beam would still block pathing on the ground.
  • Fixed an issue where a Zealot could burn its Charge cooldown without actually moving.

Terran                  

  • Changed the position of the Select Builder button on Terran buildings, and changed the hotkey to Q.
  • SCVs can no longer continue construction on a building from inside an adjacent bunker.
  • Fixed nuke dot not being visible all the time.
  • Fixed an issue where you could see an enemy MULE drop pod in some cases where you didn’t have vision of the target location.
  • Fixed an issue where a Medivac would be able to continue healing a unit that was stuck in a Graviton Beam if the Medivac had started healing the unit before it was picked up by the Graviton Beam.
  • Fixed an issue where a Thor would continue to channel 250mm Strike Cannons on an uplifted Terran building if it lifted off at just the right time.
  • Fixed an issue where a Thor could get stuck channeling if a player queued up multiple targets for 250mm Strike Cannons.
  • Fixed an issue where SCVs could continue repairing at a short range even though the structure they were repairing was blocked by Force Fields.

Zerg                  

  • Creep will now spread evenly in all directions.
  • The Burrow and Cancel Neural Parasite buttons have been moved on the command card.
  • Fixed an issue with Ultralisk unable to attack a row of sensor towers.

StarCraft II Editor bug fixes                  

  • The „For Each Real“ and „For Each Integer“ actions will now correctly execute once when the starting and ending bounds are equal while the increment is also zero.
  • Items dropped from an inventory will now use their default height when dropped.
  • The View Script command will now view library scripts if the library list has focus.
  • Carried and equipped item behaviors and weapons are now restored properly when a unit is revived.
  • Publish dialog now updates storage information after removing a published file in the Managed Published window.
  • Dropdowns now correctly select items as you type using partial matching.
  • Standard dependencies can no longer be modified in the Dependencies dialog (only added or removed).
  • Camera following can no longer be disabled via hotkeys if it was requested via triggers.
  • Fixed an issue with editing stylized text values when using system locales other than English.
  • Fixed an issue with Veterancy experience share filters.
  • Fixed an issue when editing mover data where values were not being saved correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented certain changes to angle values.
  • Fixed an issue where selection circles would drop when a flying unit was over a cliff.
  • Fixed an issue where the scroll bar for tree views could disappear.
  • Fixed an issue where triggers setting the mouse relative could result in the mouse being stuck in relative move mode.
  • Fixed an issue where setting the color of a dialog item of type label wasn’t working.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur while editing upgrade values.
  • Fixed text truncation with Set Text actor message.
  • Fixed display of ability command links in the Overview Manager.
  • Fixed many areas where English text was displayed instead of localized text.
  • Fixed a crash when destroying a persistent effect.

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