Blizzcon 2011: The Carrier and Mothership Will NOT Be Available in Heart of the Swarm Multiplayer
Blizzard has decided to retire two Protoss air units for the upcoming Heart of the Swarm Expansion. The Carrier was a force to be reckoned with in the original Starcraft. Its swarms of interceptors were feared by Terran and Zerg players alike. However, the Carrier had fallen by the wayside in Starcraft 2. Players instead began to favor the new Void Rays, and the Carrier was rarely used in multiplayer.
The Mothership was new to Starcraft 2, but it’s beginning to resemble a failed experiment. Because players were only allowed one Mothership at a time, it was a little to close to a hero unit for most players’ liking.
Never fear, though. The Protoss will be getting new air units to replace those being retired. See them, along with other brand-new Heart of the Swarm delicacies, over at our new Starcraft 2 Units post.