Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Battle.net 2.0

Battle.net 2.0 is disappointing. I’m not going to beat around the bush. B.Net 2.0 isn’t bad or broken for that matter, it just isn’t anything special. The Blizzard and StarCraft 2 fanbase was told that SC2 was being delayed due to the new features being put into Battle.net which would become Battle.net 2.0. The result is uninspiring.

I really don’t know what to say about B.net other than that. The interface is very cumbersome and difficult to navigate. All the menu’s lag when transitioning from one to another. It is difficult to connect with friends unless you either have them on your Facebook account or Email Address, gone is the day of simply knowing a friend’s handle. There is no online support for watching replays with friends.

There is no LAN support, so when I deploy to Afghanistan I won’t be able to play multiplayer with my fellow soldiers. Chat rooms are delayed until a “future patch” which could be who knows how long. Blizzard is usually really good about giving their customers what they want but in this instance it feels like they are missing the point.

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