The team behind StarCraft Universe -- the fan-made StarCraft MMO modification -- has given fans a special treat as we celebrate BlizzCon week.
From now until October 30th, StarCraft Universe will be fully playable as a part of the team's Open Developer Preview for the game. StarCraft Universe is live now on US and EU Battle.net and can be played starting immediately.
When you fire up the game, you will be able to enter the arena -- Encephalon Grid -- and will begin at Level 30 with a full set of Level 30 armor and equipment.
As promised back in January, we will have something for you guys to play while we're at BlizzCon! Be aware that SCU PvP will only be available until the end of October. We will then pull it down for further polishing since technically it isn't even ready for an Open Beta. It is however, fully functional and fully enjoyable.
Upon entering the arena or.. "Encephalon Grid" as we call it, you will be able to play as any class, starting at level 30 with a full set of level 30 gear.
You also will be given a mid level starting kit of abilities for your class, and may even be able to unlock more abilities during the preview if you win enough matches.
Tell us what you think of the game on our forums once it goes live.
Have fun guys, and we'll see you in the arena!
For more on the game, be sure to check out http://www.starcraftuniverse.org/ and we'll see you on the battlefield!