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StarCraft II: Q&A Round 12, Mothership Info
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The latest StarCraft II Q&A batch from Blizzard Entertainment is now available, giving a few more tidbits of game information to fans eagerly awaiting the next game in the StarCraft saga. In addition to offering a compelling multiplayer experience, SC II will continue the single player storyline to reveal more about the continuing struggles of the Zerg, Terrans, and Protoss.

The StarCraft II Team is working hard on making Terran Medics 'smarter' so they do not run up to the enemy when you give a move order to a group of Marines and Medics. Medics, if given an attack move order, will scan the area on its path for injured infantry, then break off its limited path to heal those soldiers.

1. How useful will tier 1 units be in the late game? (
As a staple of the original StarCraft, which we intend to carry over to StarCraft II, is that every unit has a specific role in that factions army. Every unit will fulfill a unique role, which complements the other units, some better than others of course. In subscribing to that idea, tier 1 units will be quite useful in late game as well as early. Many of the tier 1 units will be able to be upgraded to keep up with the later game units as well.
For example, the Terran Marine currently has 3 upgrades available to it, as well as its standard attack and armor upgrades. New upgrades such as the combat shields, increasing the Marines health will be important in having the Marine deal with later game units.

4. Will there be a black player color? (
We have tried using black, but it was too difficult to differentiate units on the mini-map from the fog of war.

5. Will you be able to use custom army colors in the game? (
In custom maps created through the Map Editor, players will be able to select any color for their factions. In multiplayer games, players will be able to choose between approximately 12-18 colors.

Blizzard has also added another Protoss unit to its official website. The Protoss Mothership feature includes a brief description of the unit as well as animated examples of the unit in action.

Follow the links below for more information about the game.

StarCraft Forums: SC 2 Q&A Batch 12
StarCraft Forums: Ask Your SC2 Questions Here
SC II: Protoss Mothership
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