Three years of SC2? Edit

I don't think that "three to seven years" means that SC2 will last three years. XEL 16:46, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Hmm... I think I have to agree. Kimera 757 (talk) 19:55, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

The Starcraft: Evolution does indeed state that the battle in the Void took place in 2508. However I've already seen some timeline errors in previous books(namely in Flashpoint). Plus, the ending cinematic of Into the Void clearly implies that Raynor meeting Kerrigan (either in reality or in his mind) occured two years after defeating amon and three years after fall of Arcturus Mengsk(2505). Besides, I don't think that there was a significant gap between Legacy of the Void and Into the Void events(why would Amon just wait and sit for 2 years?) So a question rises, which timeline should we take as official, the one from book or game? -- 09:55, January 25, 2017 (UTC)

According to our canon guide, we would use the one from the timeline. The game is usually vague. (It keeps saying things like an individual protoss witnessed something millennia ago, when protoss don't live that long, etc.) Following the "X year ago", "X years from now" quotes resulted in a big mess a few years ago. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs 12:05, January 25, 2017 (UTC)

I see, that's rather logical. If I may ask, what was this mess about and what caused it?-- 13:35, January 26, 2017 (UTC)

Gather round, as I tell you a tale, where prior to the release of Heaven's Devils, the StarCraft timeline was cobbled together almost entirely through relative means. In this time, it was understand that SC1 began in December, 2499, ended in 2500, and Brood War ended in 2501 (cobbled together with the fact that apparently episode 1 lasted about six months according to Nova, and the dates in the UED victory report). Thus, the "four years after the Brood War" figure that we kept getting for SC2 placed the game in 2505. Then, HD came out with a definitive timeline that mostly worked, but compressed SC1 and BW into both ending in 2500, thus, SC2 would occur in 2504, and everything between those dates would have to shift accordingly. Psi and I spent a lot of time arguing, and it got nasty, but around this time, the hardcover version of the StarCraft comic was released, which confirmed that Tarsonis fell in Feb, 2500 (whereas Nova put it in June/July through relative dating), so it was fair to say that the timeline hadn't goofed, that there was some cohesion.
So, yeah. Every so often there are timeline issues (see above, and no-one can seem to agree when the KMC was founded), but HD more or less nailed it down, and we've worked off it through there, and subsequent timelines have mostly stuck to the dates given.--Hawki (talk) 21:14, January 26, 2017 (UTC)
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