You are in for a long and arduous journey. Then, after the installation process is complete, your arduous journey moves on to the patch. After this is complete, you must sign in, online, in order to play your game. Then you attach your sixty-dollar purchase to a particular account, and are permitted to play. Welcome to the Blizzard's immersive adventure, featuring an online totalitarian simulation, and some kind of computer game.
If you have two kids who play, or you play and a kid plays, you will need to buy separate copies of the game for each of you if you want to have two saved games or play online under different names. The game is connected to your online account, and when you sign in you play as the name you created. Someone can play as "Guest", but with very limited privileges.
Studies clearly show that people who steal games will enjoy them less if those of us who paid for them are run through an abattoir before we're allowed to play.
The game itself is fine. Starcraft with new 3D images and tweaks to gameplay (begin arguing about how the tweaks are HUGE and IMPORTANT ... now). All that's really really changed is Blizzard's ability to make us jump through hoops.
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