Though the mod still doesn't have a release date set, its creators promise plenty of character classes and monsters, a save game system, weapons that can be acquired as loot or in item shots, and a multiplayer focus for up to a dozen players at once. Battle maps are being made to recreate existing battles from the series canon.
The mod also appears to have a pretty robust in-game economy: minerals serve as money; allocation points from boss battles boost stats; and rank from taking down raid bosses lets you purchase better gear. The plans sound ambitious, and creator Ryan Winzen might be filling a request that Blizzard itself has been reluctant to jump on.
Blizzard's initial response to the mod caused some confusion last month, when it seemed the developer was trying to stop production of it. Instead, Blizzard insists that it is "looking forward to seeing the continued development of this mod." The cease & desist letter is said to have been protecting the trademark.
Cue lawsuit from DC Comics for sounding too similar to "DC Universe".
Really makes you think...
Starcraft Universe = SC Universe = SCU => SGU =SG Universe. Stargate: Universe. 'Nuff said.
Also SCU => SVU Special Victims Unit! All kind of people are going to have a problem with this name!