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Star Battle is a team-oriented custom game variant (UMS) for StarCraft II by Blizzard Entertainment published in the Arcade section of the game. Two teams consisting of up to six people engage in intense space fleet combat, with each player using one of the nine distinct capital ships, each wielding a formidable array of abilities and weapons. Combat consists of each of the two teams spawning at a base ship, which they must protect while attempting to destroy either the opposing team or the enemy base ship. Each ship can be upgraded at the base ship with minerals gained from killing or farming enemy 'creeps'. Upgrades such as firepower, defense, speed, and energy increase a ship's power and reflects individual playstyle. If a ship is destroyed, it does not respawn. This is a distinct difference from many custom games, and this part is what makes Star Battle much more than simply a 'DotA in space', as which it might appear at the first glance, otherwise.
The most important aspect of Star Battle is the team play. A lone ship is an easy target for an enemy fleet, but a just few ships helping and covering each other are almost impossible to defeat. A good team can save an almost dead teammate or ambush an unsuspecting enemy fleet.
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Posted by Eddie Meisell
When the game was in its heyday, we had one of the best (maybe THE best) teams made up of my high school basketball team. We were stoked for battle and were disciplined, cohesive, and confident, having played for so long together. Our best matches were played from my house. Our pre-game ritual was very similar to the one that motivated us for basketball games, but in this case our uniforms were classic Batman sweatshirts - we all wore the Batman Begins sweatshirt and it really did make us feel like a team going into battle. If you think this sounds silly, it is, but the one thing about games like this is that team spirit really does help you perform as one. And associating ourselves with Batman we felt like we were up against the bad guys, which also helped motivate us - we were the good guys. We were so sad to see this site go down but we did find others where the game was available for a little while. But as Batman says, nothing lasts forever, and we've all moved on to college or our adult lives, but the experience playing this game has made us very close and we are all still in contact with each other. During the holidays, we all gather, put on our Batman sweatshirts and reminisce about some of our best game experiences until the sun comes up. Viva Star Battle!
STARCRAFT 2,' NOW WITH MORE STARS, THANKS TO 'STAR BATTLE'
For a game with "star" right there in the title, "StarCraft 2" has surprisingly few stars. Sure, you see a few of them in cut scenes and some of the interstellar maps, but it's usually only for a few brief seconds as you're maneuvering from one rock to the next. Seems that fans of the game wanted a bit more on the gaseous cosmic entities front, as some of them have created a new, custom mode called "Star Battle." Played entirely in the depths of space, the mode features no land-based units and, wouldn't you know it, has become incredibly popular!
Fans of "DoTA" will undoubtedly notice some similarities between that and "Star Battle," as they both have you controlling just a single upgradable unit. They also both focus on teamwork, and working together with your fellow ship commanders is the only way you're likely to win the day.
At present, "Star Battle" is one of the most popular custom maps for "StarCraft 2," which makes it a verifiable hit. Players have already started uploading tactics videos, like this one, so you can get a sense of what to expect before being blown to smithereens.
The bright side is that, unlike normal "StarCraft 2" multiplayer, which is heavily rooted in build queues and personal experience, "Star Battle" is much more friendly to newcomers, as you really don't need to know every hotkey in the game in order to succeed.
Of course, like all custom maps, "Star Battle" is completely free, so long as you own a copy of "StarCraft 2." So there, now you have no excuse.
Welcome to the Official Star Battle Wiki!
Star Battle Wiki is the knowledge database that anyone can edit about Star Battle, the StarCraft II Arcade game!
The Star Battle Loading Screen background.
Star Battle is a team-oriented custom game variant (UMS) for StarCraft II by Blizzard Entertainment published in the Arcade section of the game. Two teams consisting of up to six people engage in intense space fleet combat, with each player using one of the nine distinct capital ships, each wielding a formidable array of abilities and weapons.
Combat consists of each of the two teams spawning at a base ship, which they must protect while attempting to destroy either the opposing team or the enemy base ship. Each ship can be upgraded at the base ship with minerals gained from killing or farming enemy 'creeps'. Upgrades such as firepower, defense, speed, and energy increase a ship's power and reflects individual playstyle. If a ship is destroyed, it does not respawn. This is a distinct difference from many custom games, and this part is what makes Star Battle much more than simply a 'DotA in space', as which it might appear at the first glance, otherwise.
The most important aspect of Star Battle is the team play. A lone ship is an easy target for an enemy fleet, but a just few ships helping and covering each other are almost impossible to defeat. A good team can save an almost dead teammate or ambush an unsuspecting enemy fleet.
Welcome to the Star Battle homepage circa 2014
Announcement: Zedu Releases Patch 3.51
Posted: BozoCat @ Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:25 pm
Zedu released a new patch today to address balance concerns. This patch strengthened counters to the carrier, weakened the carrier itself, and added several strengthening features to the leviathan.
Announcement: World Starbattle Tournament 3
Posted: BozoCat @ Tue May 20, 2014 5:23 pm
27 teams from around the world competed in Starbattle last weekend as part of the second Swarm of Hearts Starcraft 2 Arcade tournament. Congratulations to world champions 21-Zero, many of whose player...
Announcement: Starbattle Weekly Cup #8
Posted: BozoCat @ Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:40 pm
Loko is hosting a small weekly cup this Saturday, April 26. While there are no in-game prizes, this is a great opportunity to participate in the competitive Starbattle scene. You can sign up in the fo...
Announcement: Patch 3.43
Posted: BozoCat @ Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:24 pm
Zedu released patch 3.43 last week. This patch includes a new map editor, which is a separate map from Star Battle. (Search the arcade for "Star Battle Map Editor" and use the map that's by Zedu.) Setting the map in lobby settings to "custom" in that map will allow you to load a created map....
Announcement: EU 2014 Deep Space Tournament Results
Posted: BozoCat @ Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:27 pm
Last weekend the EU 2014 Deep Space tournament ran. 26 teams competed, many of them all new, as well as 63 freelancers, many of whom had never participated in a tournament before. Congratulations to the top three teams: Hero Eclipsis with first place, 21-Zero for second place, and Red Alert for third place. Also congratulations for team Kontra for winning the loser's bracket and getting the elite battlecruiser. Thanks to the hosts for running such a bustling and successful tournament....
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