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Starcraft 2: New Thread

SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
edited December 2010 in Games and Technology
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The Starcraft II discussion thread



So you wanna craft some stars, huh?

It's cool, we've all wanted to play Starcraft 2 even when we didn't want to admit it. Sure, we'd say mean and hateful things like, "Supreme Commander is sooo much better." or "Starcraft 2 is just Starcraft 1 with better graphics." You may be right, you may also be extremely stupid but who's to say?

The truth is that this SC2 thread goes a million miles per hour and will leave you in the dust if you aren't prepared. All things are open to discussion here from build orders, practice partners, race match-ups, tournament talk, and general bizarre Korean stuff (usually brought to you by the letter S and the number 86). In order to keep up, I highly recommend you bookmark the following sites:

The Day[9] Daily Live Stream. Sean "Day9" Plott is an 11 year Starcraft veteran, so he knows his shit. He does a live stream Sunday through Thursday that airs 7pm PST/10pm EST. If you miss a stream, you can watch it, and every other streams he's ever done, in his archives. BOOKMARK HIS SITES! You will not be disappointed.

State of the Game A weekly podcast hosted by Day[9], JP, Tyler, and inControl. If you don't know who these people are, you clearly aren't watching enough SC2 tournament stuff. Just bookmark the damn site and listen to it on the go.

HD Starcraft. Good site for beginners to learn from and watch higher end players as well. Being Youtube videos, you can fast forward and rewind to help learn strategies and build orders.

HuskyStarcraft. The brother site of HD Starcraft. Another good site for watching videos of foreign tournaments and for general learning by watching pros.

Gretorp's live stream. A high level Terran player who has amassed quite a following.

Team Liquid. Team Liquid is the biggest Starcraft related fan site out on the Internet today. They follow everything Starcraft related including the pro scene. Many great articles, forums, and information can be found here. A must bookmark for any Starcraft fan.

Starcraft II Liquipedia. Team Liquid has created a wikipedia site for everything SC2 related. This will be updated as time goes on and all information found here should be legit as possible.

Team Liquid Tournament Tracker. Want to play in some SC2 tournaments? Bookmark this link to see what's running now and upcoming in the future.

GOM TV.net. The only officially Blizzard backed tournament spot in Korea. Has a dedicated pair of English casters in the form of Artosis and Nick "Tastless" Plott, Day[9]'s older brother. Great high-end play to be found here. No really, watch this if you've never seen how insane the Korean's take to SC2.

Who is Artosis?

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And finally, a list of other PA related SC2 stuff.
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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Skut is the worst player ever and only wins because he mules

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    maybe put down that Effeh won the tournament in the title if there's space
    some people might have missed it

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  • DarkMechaDarkMecha The Outer SpaceRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Insert witty defense of terran players here.

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Dhalphir wrote: »
    maybe put down that Effeh won the tournament in the title if there's space
    some people might have missed it

    Done and done. And dreamhack stuff.

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyhELpUMrwA


    I'm seriously glad Mana seems to be taking revenge for my mancrush nony.

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  • MovitzMovitz Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Counter with Zerg player whining about bancheese here.

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  • His CorkinessHis Corkiness Registered User
    edited November 2010
    I posted the thread. Not the greatest of initial responses.

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  • MovitzMovitz Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I posted the thread. Not the greatest of initial responses.

    Stay away from TL, they are not nice people there.

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    that didn't look like a mistake from mana, he had enough gas just as his zealot finished

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    A new portal themed title. if you don't like it too bad.

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Cheeselicker United Kingdom. November 27 2010 22:25. Posts 17 Profile #
    I'm sure that Liquid'Tyler will appreciate other ways to move probes away from hellions.

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  • LemmingLemming Registered User
    edited November 2010
    DIE TERRAN SCUM

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  • MovitzMovitz Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Where's FGM when we need to rub MaNa in his face?

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    finally a Protoss player in the finals of a major tournament

    blizzcon doesnt count

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    A protoss makes it to the finals of a tournament? Get ready for a nerf. :P

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Movitz wrote: »
    Where's FGM when we need to rub MaNa in his face?

    hiding until we forget that this happened

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  • tehmarkentehmarken BrooklynRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Palindrome final!!!!

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
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    Marauders unhappy that forcefields are in the way of huuuugs

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    mana handled that initial marauder push very well

    the last thing you want to see as a protoss is 6 marauders wandering up your ramp when you have two zealots two stalkers and a sentry but he held that off admirably

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  • DarkMechaDarkMecha The Outer SpaceRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
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    Marauders unhappy that forcefields are in the way of huuuugs

    I lol'd for realz.

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    its pretty funny that when SC2 was first released the multiplayer thread moved super slow and the singleplayer/custom thread zoomed away but now its back to basically exclusively multiplayer discussion

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  • CasedOutCasedOut Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Wouldn't an easy solution to hellions as toss just be to wall your base off with a zealot at the choke?

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Hmm? I remember the multi thread always moved thrice as fast as the singleplayer thread.

    Re: Motherships

    They're really useful! They make my FPS drop horribly!

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  • DarkMechaDarkMecha The Outer SpaceRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I think the SC2 thread is the fastest moving on the forum period.

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  • His CorkinessHis Corkiness Registered User
    edited November 2010
    I think I'm having a heart-attack.

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Its back!

    $$$ on top

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    DarkMecha wrote: »
    I think the SC2 thread is the fastest moving on the forum period.

    On the G&T forum maybe, SE++ has some really dumb threads that go on and on and on and on...

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  • EggPuppetEggPuppet Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Dhalphir wrote: »
    its pretty funny that when SC2 was first released the multiplayer thread moved super slow and the singleplayer/custom thread zoomed away but now its back to basically exclusively multiplayer discussion

    well then;

    having played through the SP several times, I have to say, fuck In Utter Darkness. It's an obnoxious slog on Brutal, and I hate that gold expansion. It rewards annoying things, like overseer sniping and memorization of the wave patterns, while denying you access to the really fun toys (Carriers!) until it's too late to enjoy them.

    All In kinda sucks as well, since the last push at the end can come down to the instantaneous timing of the energy nova, the amount of sheer delaying buildings you've got, and plain luck with worm spawns (the air version is easy though, even without mind control towers.)

    Gates of Hell is awesome fun. I love that one. It's fun to wipe out the zerg bases for the heck of it, though your gas supplies get real limited.

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  • MovitzMovitz Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Epic medivac tank micro.

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  • DarkMechaDarkMecha The Outer SpaceRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Satsumomo wrote: »
    DarkMecha wrote: »
    I think the SC2 thread is the fastest moving on the forum period.

    On the G&T forum maybe, SE++ has some really dumb threads that go on and on and on and on...

    Admittedly I don't really use any of the other forums here. I posted abit in the art forum but ppl weren't that interested in my stuff so I didn't stick around. Some great talent here on the PA boards though, so I peek in there every so often.

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    CasedOut wrote: »
    Wouldn't an easy solution to hellions as toss just be to wall your base off with a zealot at the choke?

    Works against one or two if you have something behind the zealot to kill it but zealots are light and get destroyed by blue hellions or large numbers of hellions

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  • DarkMechaDarkMecha The Outer SpaceRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I know it's horrible, but I often get combat shields just because I think it makes my marines look so badass. O.o

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  • His CorkinessHis Corkiness Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Plus they can still be dropped.

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  • stimtokolosstimtokolos Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Also drops.

    So did a ladder reset actually happen just then? Or is battle.net just crapping itself for a reason I can't figure out.

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Ladder reset isn't til the new year I believe. And that was nice use of the smoke moving the marauders out of tank sight and getting right by them.

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  • DarkMechaDarkMecha The Outer SpaceRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I think top really needs to just contain and starve fenix.

    edit - and i say this as the game ends, lol nm

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  • stimtokolosstimtokolos Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Bleh I think it is just doing that thing where it hates me trying to view any stats page ever.

    Does anyone want a handful of games? Any matchup I'm a half way decent zerg. And boy do I hate ZvZ. (need this the most :()

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Bleh I think it is just doing that thing where it hates me trying to view any stats page ever.

    Does anyone want a handful of games? Any matchup I'm a half way decent zerg. And boy do I hate ZvZ. (need this the most :()

    oh you're actually still playing this game

    i thought you just idled all day

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  • stimtokolosstimtokolos Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Nah I mostly just idle. SC2 is like my IRC.
    I use it to talk to a few friends who play wow though, for realz. And play sometimes.

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    one thing I've noticed about SC2...is how easy it is to forget that your opponents are just like you, human just like you and make mistakes just like you.

    When actually playing the game its easy to over-estimate them and see them as some inhuman faceless monster of perfect play that will spot every tiny mistake you make and exploit it ruthlessly, but then you watch the replay and they do shit like get supply blocked four times, forget to make workers for long periods of time (not early on, but later...up to about 25 workers most diamond players are pretty constant), and react incorrectly to things you do.

    And you wonder how you ever worried you'd lose.

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