The strength of an army is based on a great many variables. Are the correct orders being dispatched? Has the army's base been deployed in a strategic manner? Is morale high amongst the cannon fodder? Are the scouts providing the feedback required to bring the greatest advantage to the strategists? Even with these factors considered, one thing must always be taken care of in the most efficient way possible: resources are the key components in keeping the gears of war turning. So with that in mind we ask you in this week's poll: "Do you defend your mineral line?"
And for those lucky enough to be in the SCII Beta we'd like to ask you another question. How effective do you think the Battle.net matchmaking system is at pitting you against opponents of your skill level?
We are pleased to announce the first-ever open submission StarCraft II video contest. The time of the cinematically-gifted StarCraft player has come. Direct, star in, choreograph, machina-ize, and generally get creative with the universe you've played in for so long. As long as it's in video format (and PG-13), the sky is the limit! A few of the best moviemakers may just film their way into some fantastic prizes like a new Samsung television and an Alienware Monitor OptX 3D LCD with NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit. Want to know more? Click here.
The Warcraft III 2010 Tournament is now underway. We've reset the Battle.net open Warcraft III ladder to even the playing field. As a reminder, all participants must have a Battle.net account that includes an associated valid email address to be eligible for the ladder contest. The top 100 players from the European region as of April 26, 9 p.m. CEST will have the chance to join the fray on the invitational ladder. For more information about the 2010 Tournament please see our FAQ and Rules. Good luck!
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with three new artwork from Diablo.
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Wars are won and lost on decisions made and the tactics deployed. Battle plans can change and the varied environments can be used to the advantage of both sides. One favoured and highly successful use of the terrain is performed by exploiting choke points -- filling up those bottlenecks with either organic fodder or durable constructions can not only hinder an enemies progression into your base, but at times also offer enough brute force to kill an entire army in its tracks. In this week's poll we ask you a little about your defensive strategies. Are you the type to barrier your base, or do you focus more on the offensive side of warfare?
For those lucky Beta participants we have a poll just for you guys! As you're no doubt aware, there was a ladder reset last week. We're positive you've been going through your placement matches once more, so we're asking you how your placement matches went!
For over a decade, Battle.net has connected players from around the world. With its upcoming overhaul, the service will take this capability to the next level with the introduction of its brand-new matchmaking functionality.
In our heart of hearts, what we are really looking for in another person is a connection that's deep, meaningful, and true; we are all looking for our perfect match. Find out now how Battle.net's new and improved matchmaking service will help you find someone to pwn noobs with on our Battle.net matchmaking website and make sure to watch the new service's introduction video.
Blackthorne 2: Thorne Harder - Guide Kyle Blackthorne on an epic quest to save Earth from almost certain destruction in this long-awaited sequel.
Queen's Quest - Using a revolutionary new "natural language interface," Queen's Quest will challenge you like no game has ever before.