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Starcraft 2 Beta Patch Notes #6

Blizzard has released the 6th patch to Starcraft 2 Beta. I was a little surprised to see that Dark Templars were nerfed considering that they are not used very often in high level games. Unfortunately Dark Templars are very easy to counter if you know that they are coming and since you need a DT Shrine to make them if you are scouted then your plan is given away.

General

  • You can now report misconduct or block communication with a player after completion of a game by right-clicking on the offending player’s name in the score screen and choosing Report Abuse or Block Communication.
  • You can now view any player’s profile after completion of a game by right-clicking on their name in the score screen and choosing View Profile.
  • Updated unit and ability tooltips to be accurate in all regions.
  • Improved the visibility of units on zerg creep.
  • Improved the visibility of team colors for protoss units using warp-in to help distinguish between multiple protoss players.
  • Improved the system that handles promotion and relegation between Leagues.
  • Improved the Favored functionality to more accurately portray Even matches and display properly in the score screen.
  • Improved 2v2 arranged team matchmaking so games are found more quickly.
  • Improved replay functionality so missing maps will be downloaded from Battle.net when you view a replay.
  • Korea: Improved the logic for the age gate functionality.


Balance Changes

  • GENERAL
    • Pathing has been improved so units can now properly block ramps and choke points.
    • Made a change to how zerg creep affects doodads, such as trees, to prevent players from seeing the starting location of zerg players through the fog of war.
  • TERRAN
    • Viking
      • Cost changed from 125 Minerals and 100 Vespene Gas to 150 Minerals and 75 Vespene Gas.
    • Ghost
      • Cost changed from 100 Minerals and 200 Vespene Gas to 150 Minerals and 150 Vespene Gas.
      • EMP Round radius decreased from 3 to 2.
    • Factory
      • Cost decreased from 200 Minerals and 100 Vespene Gas to 150 Minerals and 100 Vespene Gas.
    • Tech Lab
      • Cost decreased from 50 Minerals and 50 Vespene Gas to 50 Minerals and 25 Vespene Gas.
    • Reactor
      • Build time increased from 25 seconds to 50 seconds.
    • SCV
      • Life decreased from 60 to 45.
    • Bunker
      • Build time decreased from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
    • Marine
      • Build time increased from 20 seconds to 25 seconds.
  • PROTOSS
    • Colossus
      • Thermal Lances damage decreased from 23 to 20.
    • Observer
      • Cost increased from 25 Minerals and 75 Vespene Gas to 50 Minerals and 100 Vespene Gas.
      • Build time increased from 33 seconds to 40 seconds.
    • Stalker
      • Particle Disruptors damage increased from 8 (+6 Armored) to 10 (+4 Armored).
      • Weapon upgrade damage decreased from +1 (+1 Armored) to +1 (+0 Armored).
    • Dark Templar
      • Armor type changed from Biological-Psionic to Biological-Psionic-Light.
    • High Templar
      • Armor type changed from Biological-Psionic to Biological-Psionic-Light.
    • Dark Shrine
      • Build time increased from 80 seconds to 100 seconds.
      • Cost increased from 100 Minerals and 200 Vespene Gas to 100 Minerals and 250 Vespene Gas.
  • ZERG
    • Baneling
      • Volatile Burst damage increased from 15 (+20 Light) to 20 (+15 Light).
    • Roach
      • Burrowed regeneration rate decreased from 10 to 5.
      • Upgraded burrowed regeneration bonus decreased from +20 to +10.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue affecting the incorrect assignment of arranged teams to certain Leagues.
  • Fixed an issue affecting random teams that caused no points being awarded on wins and too many points being removed on losses in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue involving the Bonus Pool display on the Quick Match and Leagues & Ladders pages.
  • Korean client: Fixed an issue affecting the ability for Korean players to properly view profiles. They can now see their League ranking on their profile page.
  • Fixed an intermittent UI crash on game shutdown.
  • Polish client: Fixed a crash which would happen any time a “Player is no longer being revealed!” message was displayed.


Along with the patch notes Blizzard also did a beta reset. The reset wiped all players stats / friends and all the data from the beta thus far. The reason for doing this was to start collecting more data after they’ve invite thousands of more players into the beta.

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