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MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home DadSeattle, WARegistered User regular
edited April 2011 in Games and Technology
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The Starcraft II discussion thread
(Channel PA on NA)

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The SC2 thread proudly presents!

1. The Weekly Forum Challenge

(Organizer: MNC Dover)
-What the hell is the Weekly Forum Challenge (WFC)?

The WFC is a new idea I came up with that will pit one forum member against everyone else in the forum. Basically, you apply to be in the WFC and when your name is called, you take on everyone else in the forum.

-Huh? Why would I want to do that?

Because it's fun, keeps the forum more interactive, and allows you to improve your game by playing a lot of different playstyles.

-OK, who do I play against?

Everyone. It doesn't matter if your Bronze or Master, these games are no ranks barred. Yeah, if you're a Bronze level player you'll probably get splattered, but you will be learning something and have a set of replays from which to study. You could use this opportunity to practice a single build and see how it fares against several other types of builds. Either way, it will be a good learning experience and fun!

-Sounds interesting....what are the rules?

If your name is called, you will take all invites from Sunday to Saturday that week. Opponents can challenge you via forum posts, PM's, or on B.Net. You must try your best to take on every challenge, so be prepared to spend a few hours on b.net during your week.

-I'm only a Bronze leaguer. I'll get squashed so I don't want to enter.

Hold on there a minute, I'm not done yet. Any WFC entrant can request a live-coach regardless of their rank. Yes, any rank. The coach may only give advice during play in ally chat to you and you cannot ask questions. The coach also cannot tell you what the enemy is doing or steer your build to screw over the enemy. Only tips like, watching your supply counts, build more structures, drone up, scout, expo, spend money, etc. The coach can be anyone the WFC wants and can change from game to game. You can talk with your coach before and after games to discuss strats, build orders, and the like.

-Awesome! I think I want to participate. How do I enter?

PM a message to me with "WFC" as the title and the following information:

-Forum name
-B.Net ID with 3 digit code
-Race played (please only use one to reduce headaches)
-Rank
-Do you want a coach?
-Timezone (easy conversions for us lazy Americans please)
-At least three different weeks you want to apply for with your most favorable choice first (example: 03/20-03/26, 03/27- 04/05, and 04/13-04/19)
-Your choice of how you want to play matches, either bo1 or bo3

-Great, I sent out the information and got accepted. Now what?

Now you have to openly accept challenges from the forum. Post the time or times you will make yourself available for matches. Other people can set-up appointments for matches or play however you choose. If you only want to accept appointments great, if not, you can do a first come, first pwned set-up.

-What maps do we play on?

For bo1's, the WFC player gets to choose the map. Sorry folks, that's the advantage of manning up and taking on all comers. For bo3's, the first game is on Shakura's Plateau with the loser choosing the next map from the official Blizzard Ladder pool. Yes this means the maps may change over time. We'll manage.

-What happens when my week is over?

You gather up all your replays, name them "WFC vs (insert enemy name), add them to gamereplays.org (info found in the OP), and then post EVERY SINGLE GAME into a single spoilered post. The thread creator will add your games into the OP and they'll stay there until the next person's turn is over.

-When does all this begin?

How does this Sunday sound? I'm taking applications now!

-I had an emergency mid-week! What do I do?

No biggie, we all understand that real life stuff happens. Let everyone know and I'll do my best to find someone to fill in the spot. No problem at all.

-Anything else?

Glad you asked. I really think this can be fun, especially if we have some of our more charismatic people bring some light-hearted, jaw-jacking to the table. I'd also really like it if some of the lower ranked players step up and give this a go. In reality, it's no different then playing against PA people anyway, but now it will have more of a focus. You can have a target on your back which might change the way you play by adding or removing pressure.

ABOVE ALL, I just want everyone to have fun and play more SC2. :D

So, who's in?

Our sixth WFC player will be Anzekay! Here's his info:

Forum name: Anzekay
B.Net ID with 3 digit code: Anzekay.817
Race played: Zerg
Rank: Platinum
Do you want a coach?: Not really, but wouldn't turn one down
Timezone: West Australian time (GMT+8:00 or exactly 12 hours ahead of EST)
bo3 format

Challenge our player by sending him a PM, post, or b.net message to set up times!

Here are the replays of the WFC prior:
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2. PA showmatch series #2 & #3

(Organizer: Enigma435)
When you step on this deck, you be ready to fight, or you dishonor the reason why we're here. Now remember this: When you fight a man, he's not your friend.

Watch PAers engage in friendly (most of the time) combat for your entertainment!



3. Replay(s) of the day! (4/26)

(Organizer: whoever created this thread)

A random replay of the play donated by our forum-goers. Make sure to upload your replay submissions to submit your replay using gamereplays.org. And be a pal and mark your replay as ROTD material in your post so they're easier to find.

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Start here to better craft some stars.
The 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 check out the following resources:
  • General
    • 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.
    • Wellplayed.org. Starcraft 2 aggregation site from the SCReddit group.
  • Talk shows
    • State of the Game podcast. The pillars of the starcraft 2 community --- JP, EGIncontrol, Liquid`Tyler, and Day[9] --- talk (mostly) about current events in the starcraft community every Tuesday.
  • Educational


OK that's all cool, but I want to play with some PA people.
1) Log into Battle.net and join channel PA (on the NA realm). We all hang out there. Chat, 1v1 lobbies, and team shenanigans are always going on!

2) Sign up for a replay site such as gamereplays.org or drop.sc. This is a site where you can upload your replays. The perfect way to share your replays with the thread and get advice on how to get better. Gamereplays lets you post the cool banner that you frequently see on the internets and drop.sc lets you upload replays without having to create a new account.

3) Register with the PA SC2 1v1 Ranking site. Sign up for this awesome site to see where you stand amongst fellow PA members. Remember, this is important in the nurturing and expanding of your e-peen. Add yourself by clicking on [Manage Characters] on the top right side.


JK. I like watching Starcraft instead. Where can I watch some good games?
Major tournaments. Starcraft is e-sports. Follow these major tournaments and you will not be disappoint.
  • The GSL. The premiere korean starcraft 2 league. Where the best go to play. Casted by Tastetosis, the casting archon.
  • The TSL. Team Liquid's major tournament where foreigners stomp koreans and everyone attributes it to lag.
  • Major League Gaming. North American e-sports powerhouse now features Starcraft 2 (as long as their stream is online). "tahts halo dont worry".
  • North American Star League. The upstart league headed by fan-favorites Incontrol and Gretorp. $400k up for grabs in the first season alone.
  • IGN Pro League. Everyone's getting into e-sports, even IGN! 16 of the top players from North America duking it out for fabulous prizes.

And those are only the major ones! Follow the Team Liquid Tournament Tracker for more competitive goodness.

Streams. Perhaps you prefer something more intimate. Maybe watching starcraft 2 like it's Being John Malkovich? Thanks to the power of the Internet, there are infinity streams available for your voyeuristic pleasure. Here are our favorites.

Want more streams? Check out Teamliquid's live video stream page for more goodness.

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  • UrQuanLord88UrQuanLord88 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    CAN THE INTERVIEW ALREADY GET TO THE F'N GAME

    He's not even THAT efamouse T_T

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  • KambingKambing Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Bookmark post. Look at our little thread go.

    @TwitchTV, @Youtube: master-level zerg ladder/customs, commentary, and random miscellany.
  • Rikidou HyuugaRikidou Hyuuga Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    classic BW terran music now

    edit: wtg cloud, first banshee fail :/

  • SceptreSceptre Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Why the heck are they playing Game 3 before the first two? Why haven't they realized it yet?

  • Bruce ForsythBruce Forsyth Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I enjoyed Spanishiwa's stream earlier and think he should be added to the list in the OP.

  • Rikidou HyuugaRikidou Hyuuga Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    agreed

    cloud has declared war on all marines

  • wakkawawakkawa Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I think they are whats huh

  • SceptreSceptre Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    What in the fuck is going on here. What happened to Cloud vs Painuser?

  • Rikidou HyuugaRikidou Hyuuga Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    AND NOW WE HAVE ZENIO VS SEN LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

    pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

  • 3clipse3clipse So I stabbed him 37 times in the chest. ...that kills people, Carl.Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Ridiculous amounts of lag now. Whaaaat is going on.

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  • UrQuanLord88UrQuanLord88 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    That PainUser vs Cloud match was the 3rd match anyways =\

    No matter, we're all watching for this Sen vs Zenio match anyways

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  • DerrickDerrick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    NASL does not have their shit together. I would go so far as to say they have shit all over the walls and dripping from the ceiling. What in the fuck is going on here with the rape-commentators, weird mid-game cutting to other games, and suit jackets in T-shirts?

    o.0

    to 3clipse- Sean is streaming now too :-p

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  • Rikidou HyuugaRikidou Hyuuga Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    sen heavy assault fail, but somehow he's still in it... got the disadvantage now tho

  • 3clipse3clipse So I stabbed him 37 times in the chest. ...that kills people, Carl.Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Lag seems to be smoothing out now...

    But these production issues are pretty bad. They need to pick it up or they're never going to pick up another sponsor ever again.

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  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I honestly hope they did not pay money to the when cheese fails guys

    they need to give that stint up, they're terrible, and rape apologists apparently.

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  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited April 2011
    sweet i missed a ton of shit by watching scream 4

    poor tyler though

    edit: wait the when cheese fails were on nasl? they are horrible

    they find good replays though

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I enjoyed Spanishiwa's stream earlier and think he should be added to the list in the OP.

    Done! Keep sending solid streams my way and I'll add 'em.

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  • TopiaTopia Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I like when cheese fails sometimes.

    Also, wait, they skipped the first two TvT games, and then just stopped casting the 3rd? wtf...

  • 3clipse3clipse So I stabbed him 37 times in the chest. ...that kills people, Carl.Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I honestly hope they did not pay money to the when cheese fails guys

    they need to give that stint up, they're terrible, and rape apologists apparently.

    I don't know about rape apologists.

    But they're idiots.

    Apparently iNcontroL is going to "have a talk with them," according to his twitter.

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  • MashimaroMashimaro Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Yeah, I'm hittin' this uber lag + what happened to painuser vs. cloud too T.T

    Still, you guys know I <3 MaNa and - hell yeah!!!!

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  • Rikidou HyuugaRikidou Hyuuga Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    sen timing push, xenio was clearly thinking that Sen would be trying to macro back, but Sen had other ideas and about 30 zerglings

  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited April 2011
    i like this kind of map analysis sean is doing right now

    hearkens back to his early daily days where he would always open up with some pretty deep map analysis

    didnt he have dailies dedicated entirely to map stuff?

    either way

    screw watching a zvz on nasl!

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  • MashimaroMashimaro Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I've been watching Day9's archives while NASL is playing - hopefully that doesn't hurt him any cuz Sean Plott = win.

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  • Rikidou HyuugaRikidou Hyuuga Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    match 2, sen and xenio are both going 15H macro builds

  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited April 2011
    diving through the daily archives is always good

    always

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  • Rikidou HyuugaRikidou Hyuuga Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    baneling trades, no clear victor.... xenio tires of it, drops a roach warren

    EDIT: Sen throws his assault force to like 3 roaches and a few banelings. Ramp play, Xenio moving out, but he can't do enough damage to break Sen's expo and the two players break off for macro. Sen building a spire

  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited April 2011
    so im getting caught up on what happened on nasl earlier

    how the fuck did all that shit happen when they have like a day or two delay for editing? shouldnt their job on broadcast day essentially be play the tape?

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  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I honestly hope they did not pay money to the when cheese fails guys

    they need to give that stint up, they're terrible, and rape apologists apparently.

    God damned disgraceful bullshit is what it is. The idiot is a stupid goose for thinking it's a good idea to do that shit when there are sponsors involved, and NASL will be LUCKY if their sponsors take this lightly.

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  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Arthil wrote: »
    I honestly hope they did not pay money to the when cheese fails guys

    they need to give that stint up, they're terrible, and rape apologists apparently.

    God damned disgraceful bullshit is what it is. The idiot is a stupid goose for thinking it's a good idea to do that shit when there are sponsors involved, and NASL will be LUCKY if their sponsors take this lightly.

    what makes no sense to me is if they felt the shit was vulgar, why did it air? why didn't they cut it out of the program and phone the cheesefails guys "sorry, you fucked up. take your money and go"?

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  • Rikidou HyuugaRikidou Hyuuga Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    drewbie vs boxer next

  • EvangirEvangir Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    What happened this time? Can NASL seriously not go through one cast without fucking something massive up?

    Edit: Also, Drewbie vs Boxer should be great... but Game of Thrones is starting in 2 minutes. Hope Boxer wins. :D

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  • MashimaroMashimaro Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Arthil wrote: »
    I honestly hope they did not pay money to the when cheese fails guys

    they need to give that stint up, they're terrible, and rape apologists apparently.

    God damned disgraceful bullshit is what it is. The idiot is a stupid goose for thinking it's a good idea to do that shit when there are sponsors involved, and NASL will be LUCKY if their sponsors take this lightly.

    what makes no sense to me is if they felt the shit was vulgar, why did it air? why didn't they cut it out of the program and phone the cheesefails guys "sorry, you fucked up. take your money and go"?

    Yeah, no kidding. They don't air it live so it follows that they could have dropped that T.T

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  • Rikidou HyuugaRikidou Hyuuga Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    What. Now we're back to PainUser vs ClouD?

    I'm trying to enjoy this but good lord this is terrible

  • 3clipse3clipse So I stabbed him 37 times in the chest. ...that kills people, Carl.Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I really don't understand how NASL is having this many production issues. You'd think they would have ironed it out at least a little.

    Seriously how did the Painuser series get so screwed up and how did they let it air like that?

    Of all their screwups, that one is the most unforgivable.

    And now the stream is unwatchably laggy. I'm done with this for tonight.

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  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited April 2011
    i dont really have room to complain when i bought the season pass before waiting and seeing the first week

    but seriously

    when you take on an endeavor of this size, with this much investment money, how can you let this shit happen? is it just incompetent staff? bad management? people who don't actually care what the fuck happens? i don't get it

    like, the stream shit, i can understand, that stuff crops up live

    but the actual programming being fucked up? they have a day of editing; literally what should be happening on a broadcast day are the recording of tomorrow's stuff and editing that stuff and slap the tape in of yesterday's match to stream it

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  • UrQuanLord88UrQuanLord88 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Cannot... be... done... still gotta watch boxer and sen ~.~

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Luckily GSL May is six hours from starting. Get yo tix!

    Also you guys the TSL ro8 is the best ro8 i've seen in any tournament yet. Any of the 8 could potentially take the whole thing.

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  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Dhalphir wrote: »
    Luckily GSL May is six hours from starting. Get yo tix!

    Also you guys the TSL ro8 is the best ro8 i've seen in any tournament yet. Any of the 8 could potentially take the whole thing.

    (cruncher)

    either way, i was just about to post about gsl! luckily ill be able to catch like most of this week's games live! super excited about code a actually, bomber is in it this time as well as mma!

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  • kedinikkedinik Genjamin Franklin Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I woke up a few minutes ago.

    Can someone spoil the earlier results and production hiccups for me?

  • StreltsyStreltsy Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Evangir wrote: »
    What happened this time?

    I'd like to know as well.

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