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No Intercontinental StarCraft II Friendships

Blizzard’s VP of product development, Frank Pearce, has confirmed to IncGamers that there are no current plans to let EU players play against NA players unless they buy the game in that region as well.

“It’ll be structured very similarly to World of Warcraft, where you’ve got the European region and players matched against the other players within their region,” Pearce told us.

Bob Colayco, one of Blizzard’s main PR reps noted “We haven’t promised anything like that,” but added “that’s something we’ll look into.”

Pearce went on to stress that it’s not all doom and gloom for intercontinental friends and “if you’re a European player and you’ve got friends that are in another region that you want to be able to connect with, we definitely want to support that,” although “it might mean that you have to access it through the US client.”

The main issue is just that you need a separate Battle.net account for each region, and a game associated to that region. Seeing how you need a mandatory physical address for your account, we were wondering if that might not be against the TOS or EULA on principle. Pearce cleared it up by saying he’s “pretty sure that’s not against the TOS or EULA, but you’d be subject to the terms of the EULA for the region in which you’re playing.”

As well as our full StarCraft II Single Player Preview, we will shortly release the full interview with Frank, so stay tuned!t’ll be structured very similarly to World of Warcraft, where you’ve got the European region and players matched against the other players within their region



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