Starcraft 2: Mothership Connection

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DRG is a Zerg right?

People complain about that slow asphyxiation/war of attrition style of Terran but I find it kind of mesmerizing.

I find Boxer to be an entertaining player but also I think it'd be fun for the celebrity old timer to pull one out.

It's amazing how fast these guy's stars can rise and fall--seems like a stressful way to make a living.

ryan, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 19:00 (eight years ago) link

I mean I don't know if you can call the way someone plays a video game "charismatic" but that's how I feel about boxer.

Watching one of these tournaments all weekend like it's football is a great way to spend a summer weekend though.

ryan, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 19:04 (eight years ago) link

Oh yeah, I definitely find certain play-styles very charismatic. That is certainly true of Boxer, he comes up with really unique builds and maximizes the value of his units. Players like MVP and Thorzain take that asphyxiation style Terran to the extreme. Thorzain is Swedish, but he recently went to Korea to compete in GSL and the Koreans call him the "spoon" Terran because his style is so slow and meticulous they say its like he's killing his opponent with a spoon, haha.

Yeah, DRG is a Korean Zerg, so is NesTea. I love DRG for his aggressive counter-attacking style, and I love NesTea for his defensive play and unbelievably perfect decision-making. NesTea's ZvZ is so good that he has over 90% win-rate in ZvZ in the GSL, and ZvZ is considered one of the most unpredictable, volatile match-ups--no one else even comes close to that kind of consistency in any match up.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 30 August 2011 22:03 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

this Idra vs Boxer series from last weekend was high drama:

(starts with game 3 and you have to skip around 10 minutes of pre-game...)

ryan, Thursday, 20 October 2011 20:31 (eight years ago) link

Listening to this Sportscenter-style analysis of Terran vs. Zerg in the pre-game is killing me.

polyphonic, Thursday, 20 October 2011 21:30 (eight years ago) link

i actually went to MLG with some friends, it was really, really fun. the Idra/Boxer series was awesome, but the series that Idra played right after against Bomber was even better, the crowd was soooo into it.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 20 October 2011 22:08 (eight years ago) link

Listening to this Sportscenter-style analysis of Terran vs. Zerg in the pre-game is killing me.

― polyphonic, Thursday, October 20, 2011 2:30 PM (38 minutes ago) Bookmark

yeah I just watched this whole thing, p surprised that I loved everything abt it really, but like at the end whenever the announcers would shout GEE GEE at the same time I would die a lil inside

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 20 October 2011 22:10 (eight years ago) link

Anyone else kinda more into watching than playing these days? Feel like I've reached a plateau and am just grinding out the same strata over and over ... And losing still really hurts.

calstars, Friday, 21 October 2011 18:34 (eight years ago) link

Watching makes me want to play but then I do and it doesn't look like Boxer vs Idra, haha. I am trying to force myself to do things I'm not good at, losing more than normal, and hopefully better in the long run.

That idea v bomber was great too. Almost feel bad for Idra running the gauntlet of Boxer's early pressure and Bomber's macro-Terran style to just lose to what seemed to be pretty standard Protoss play from MC. I'm actually really excited to see the next MLG next month.

ryan, Friday, 21 October 2011 20:02 (eight years ago) link

damn I am thirsty for some nos energy drink

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 21 October 2011 21:25 (eight years ago) link

Anyone been to a barcraft event? Beer and SC competition and friends sounds pretty awesome.

calstars, Saturday, 22 October 2011 00:01 (eight years ago) link

eight months pass...

calstars, Friday, 6 July 2012 15:22 (seven years ago) link

Still have yet to beat the final mission, even tho I watched the cutscene just for the plot

Steam Sale Jonesin' (kingfish), Friday, 6 July 2012 15:33 (seven years ago) link

i peaked at high diamond, getting matched against some masters players, and i got to the point where i realized i'd have to start putting serious time into playing more to get any better, but i wasn't really up for that kinda commitment. and it wasn't really fun for me when i wasn't improving, so i quit.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 6 July 2012 17:04 (seven years ago) link

Played last weekend against Zerg. Opponent upgraded their overlords and came and dropped a zergling army on my main gg.

calstars, Friday, 6 July 2012 17:41 (seven years ago) link


karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 6 July 2012 18:08 (seven years ago) link

four months pass...

damn the HotS expansion has a long beta. Release date is a good 4 months away???

calstars, Thursday, 15 November 2012 17:39 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

ok playing starcraft again who wants to come play and beat me

adam, Wednesday, 13 March 2013 14:03 (six years ago) link

I read the campaign was kinda weak in this and I am so shitty at multiplayer its not really an option. think Ill just watch lets plays while Im bored at work..

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:20 (six years ago) link

I got a lot better at multiplayer after practicing a ton when SC2 came out. I might be in the top 99% of players.

☠ ☃ ☠ (mh), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:34 (six years ago) link


Darth Icky (DJP), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:35 (six years ago) link

Yes, I am better than 1% of other players

☠ ☃ ☠ (mh), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:52 (six years ago) link

stop umming my jokes

☠ ☃ ☠ (mh), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:52 (six years ago) link


Darth Icky (DJP), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:53 (six years ago) link

i will win a multiplayer game at some point. i know it. i beat the training scenarios. steps.

adam, Thursday, 14 March 2013 01:06 (six years ago) link

are you bronze? just be hyper aggressive early and often and they'll get so flustered you'll win like 80% of the time.

ryan, Thursday, 14 March 2013 01:30 (six years ago) link

worker rush imo

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 14 March 2013 01:33 (six years ago) link

worker rush is a terrible idea

calstars, Thursday, 14 March 2013 01:34 (six years ago) link

banshee rush focusing on their mineral line will beat a ton of people

calstars, Thursday, 14 March 2013 01:35 (six years ago) link

joking about the worker rush... but it actually does work. just won't help you learn to actually play the game.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 14 March 2013 01:41 (six years ago) link

serve the hive

☠ ☃ ☠ (mh), Thursday, 14 March 2013 03:06 (six years ago) link

After reading a ton load of articles for the past month, and having a sick curiosity about this, I'm thinking that this weekend will be the one to try it out.

I only see a few tiny problems.

1) I'm not that into battlefield tactics games.

2) The last point & click game I really enjoyed was Syndicate on the Amiga.

3) I have two young kids and no free time whatsoever.

4) I've lost my mouse.

5) I don't play space marine games.

This can't be a bad idea can it?

my opinionation (Hamildan), Thursday, 14 March 2013 13:13 (six years ago) link

there's a trial version! do it.

beating up on the AI a little bit this morning. been honing my douchebag marine rush.

adam, Thursday, 14 March 2013 13:54 (six years ago) link

I'm not big on playing as the zerg so this campaign is not quite my cup of tea. The cutscenes look really good, though!

Now to wait a couple years for the inevitable protoss expansion

☠ ☃ ☠ (mh), Thursday, 14 March 2013 14:17 (six years ago) link

I found my mouse!

my opinionation (Hamildan), Thursday, 14 March 2013 21:05 (six years ago) link

I also have two kids and no time. I haven't played in more than a year. Still confident that I could beat noobs with one hand though.

calstars, Friday, 15 March 2013 02:34 (six years ago) link

ditto, minus the kids

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 15 March 2013 02:55 (six years ago) link

So I've played this a fair bit over the weekend, kinda dig it.

its way more traditional than I thought it would be, but that i think must be the thing that keeps people hooked. I suppose when half of South Korea is lining up to f**k your golden cow, you dont change the cow...

The campaign seems to be just a massive tutorial to avoid you getting schooled in multiplayer, much like a fighting game.

the one thing I really like about it is that you can play for 20/30 mins and win/lose and be done, seeing as the only games I've played in the last year are Skyrim/Arkham city. The idea of a game that actually has a defined end appeals a lot.

There is a weird disconnect about how much it seems to be troubling my Macbook Air and how simple the graphics are, but I've literally not played a game on a Macintosh since the millenium, so who knows...

most places had it for £17 which is a price I'm cool with, but now it seems to have gone up everywhere to £26. So I'm on the fence...

Would the multiplayer be useful at all? or will everyone be on HOTS now with only me and some super l33t players still playing wings of Liberty?

my opinionation (Hamildan), Sunday, 17 March 2013 15:27 (six years ago) link

HOTS is overpriced. I'll be sticking with WoL until it comes down.

calstars, Monday, 18 March 2013 13:47 (six years ago) link

nine months pass...

I'm going to play some mono battles tomorrow. Haven't played in over a year.

Gotta take it slow in your fast ride (calstars), Saturday, 21 December 2013 21:46 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

Anyone buying the new one? I still haven't bought HotS. WoL multiplayer 4 life

calstars, Saturday, 7 November 2015 22:16 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Let me put my sunglasses on so I can see what I'm doing here

calstars, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 00:27 (two years ago) link

Shit, same day, different years. That shit is freaky.

calstars, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 00:28 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Practicing my DT moves on the Brooklyn map, blinking from bar to bar

calstars, Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:18 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Somehow I've found myself watching lots of competitive Starcraft again. I had assumed it was dead but it seems to be going strong. I don't understand some of the new units since I haven't played since Wings of Liberty.

ryan, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:26 (nine months ago) link

This is interesting:

ryan, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:27 (nine months ago) link

the rise of serral is almost singlehandedly to blame for me watching again

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:39 (nine months ago) link

He's really something. Zergs in general seem really strong. Few Terrans seem to get deep into tournaments right now.

ryan, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:41 (nine months ago) link

his play is the most beautiful thing i've seen in SC2, though i hadn't seen much since like 2012

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:58 (nine months ago) link

four months pass...

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