February 20th, 2011
Dustin Browder has revealed that the Heart of the Swarm expansion for Starcraft 2 will have its own ladder for any player upgrading to the expansion.
I find this a little strange, because when all three games for Starcraft 2 have been released there will be three seperate ladders. This all seems a little pointless considering that the first Starcraft 2 ladder will never be used again. I always thought the aim of the ladder is to have the best players in the world playing in one place at a time!
Dustin also stated that there are plans to release a bunch of new maps for the multiplayer experience that will address a lot of issues that fans have raised with the current map pool. These maps, he said, will hopefully be added within the next few weeks.