The UNN news anchor Donny Vermillion returns, and with him comes a new map for Starcraft Coop.
Based on the Wings of Liberty mission “The Devil’s Playground”, this mission sends you on the planet Viridium Prime to harvest so called “xenon crystals” before the planet explodes.
Just like on Redstone III, lava will rise on a regular basis, forcing you to bring your ground forces to safety before the lava incinerates your units, and in turn disrubting your harvest of xenon crystals.
Like with other coop missions, there is a bonus objective: In “The Vermillion Problem” you have to defeat a lava monster, which only appears when the lava level is high.
The Vermillion Problem | Viridium Prime
Visit the original article here to read in detail what Adam Levy, gamedesigner at Blizzard, can tell about the creation of this new coop map.
Blizzard revealed today the coming features of the next Patch for Starcraft Legacy of the Void.
3.3 will introduce two things: Mutators and Mastery Levels.
Spice up your games with the weekly mutator challenges, including but not limited to sleeping workers, invisible armies, tornados, fast enemies and infested zombies assaulting your base.
To make these challanges worth playing, playing commanders beyond level 15 will contribute to the mastery levels, which will give you points to spend to strengthen your units and abilities across commanders.
Finally, there is one small unmentioned reveal: the next commander to join the battle is Abathur, the evolution master mind behind the swarm.
A rounds up on the awaited unofficial Starcraft Chronicles CGI Film. J.J. Franzen (Lightning/Rendering Supervisor), known for his credits at South Park and Team America, has nominated Modeling/Animation Supervisors and Project Managers to organize the CGI team . The new Project Manager Fdario will be instructing the modelers and animators with further plans of action, to synch efforts. The storyline of the teaser will be submitted by Critical.Mechanism to the team before the weekend. New Matte Painters have joined the Starcraft CGI film, but more are needed for the next part of the project after the 2 minutes teaser. If you know matte painters, tell them to join up here; or help by posting at your favorite forum, please do so.
Who are the new Matte Painters? Check out their breath-taking samples or galleries submitted at the time of recruitment: coitbub2006 Plaf Makyysch
Now if those Matte Painters just astonished you, take a look at this video. One of the modelers, bodhisattva, decided to rig the tank model he practiced with on his own, and took video. It is not determined if the model will be the one to be used on the CGI, however this looks like good material to show the fans.