Not sure if this is considered a "deal" - I guess this is up to the community to decide. Vote now! =)
I for one, have resisted buying the game (Starcraft 2) thus far and this seems like a good way to try before I buy… LEGALLY! [Update: for BOTH Windows & MAC!]
[Possibly IMPORTANT Note: Singapore is 3 HOURS behind SYDNEY Time]
No I'm not a rep, in-fact I used to work for the competitor of the distributor in Singapore… but I'm a GAMER so there.
[Australia is included - YAY!]
[Australia has download quotas - BOO!] = WARNING THIS IS A 7GB DOWNLOAD!
[You need a battle.net account - its free!]
URL for the FAQ : http://sea.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_SG&tag...
StarCraft II Free Play Weekend FAQ
Q: How does the Free Play Weekend promotion work?
A: Eligible players will receive free access to both Single Player and Multiplayer modes of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty for a 72 hour period starting at 12:01 a.m. Singapore time on Friday, November 19th and ending at 11:59 p.m. Singapore time Sunday, November 21st.
Q: Who is eligible for the Free Play Weekend?
A: Players in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand who have a Battle.net account but do not currently have a StarCraft II license attached to it.
Q: I already own a copy of StarCraft II. How can I benefit from the Free Play Weekend?
A: The Free Play weekend is intended for people who have not already purchased StarCraft II, similar to an open beta test for players to try the game out on a limited-time basis. If you have any friends who have not tried or are interested in trying StarCraft II, this is the perfect opportunity for them to do so.
Q: If I add time to my account before the Free Play Weekend am I still eligible to for the Free Play Weekend?
A: No. Anyone who has ever added time to their account prior to 12:01 a.m. Singapore time on November 19th will not be eligible for this promotion.
Q: I have played StarCraft II via a Guest Pass. Am I eligible to access the 3 Day Free Play promotion on the same Battle.net account?
A: No. Only Battle.net accounts without an existing StarCraft II license attached are eligible to participate.
Q: How do I download the game client?
A: Beginning on Monday November 15th you can download the client from the Free Play Weekend web page (http://sea.battle.net/en/sc2freeplay). This download link will be active throughout the 72 hour promotional period.
Q: If I download the client before the promotion begins, can I get access to the free promotional time early?
A: No. The access to the free time will be awarded to existing eligible Battle.net accounts at the beginning of the 72 hour promotional period.
Q: Will I be able to join the promotion after it begins?
A: Yes. Simply go to the Free Play Weekend web page (http://sea.battle.net/en/sc2freeplay) to create a new Battle.net account and to add a StarCraft II license and the promotional time to your account. Note that you will have access to both single and multiplayer modes only up until 11:59 p.m. Singapore time on Sunday November 21st.
Q: If I add time to my account during the free play weekend, when does it start counting down?
A: If you add time to your account once you are in the free play weekend, your time will not begin to deduct until the free play weekend time has expired.
Q: Will I be able to play StarCraft II on the free weekend in an internet game room or gaming café?
A: As long as the cafe has StarCraft II installed, you can log in with your own Battle.net account to enjoy the free-play weekend, provided you meet the eligibility rules above. Call and make sure your neighbourhood cafes install StarCraft II before November 19th!
Q: How do I keep playing StarCraft II after the promotion in over?
A: The StarCraft II license will remain attached to your Battle.net account after the free play time expires. To continue to play, simply purchase any StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty box or a time card at a retail location or a digital subscription through the Battle.net Account Management system.
Q: Will I retain my records from the free-play weekend if I decide to upgrade to a full retail version or purchase prepaid game cards?
A: Yes, your account will retain all your in-game records and progress from the free-play weekend, as well as any you gain from using prepaid game cards in the future. This includes portraits, achievements, win-loss records, and league rankings.