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MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home DadSeattle, WARegistered User regular
edited April 2012 in Games and Technology
Welcome to the Starcraft 2 thread

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The PA Crane Kick program!

We here at PA are a nice, friendly, bunch that want to help each other get better at SC2, typically through light-hearted pokes and jabs. But some players require a little more hands-on training. So, I have decided to create a Karate Kid style teacher and student program known hence forth as the Crane Kick program. Basically, one of our higher league players will personally train a lower level one on some aspect of their game they want to improve.

Fill out this form to join in! After filling out the form, look at the list of players found here and simply PM the coach/player you are interested in working with. Set up a time/date, communication software, and discuss what you want to learn/teach. GLHF!

Please read the following details to help things go smoothly:
All games will include 4 PA players in a non-ladder 1v1, 2 high ranked Miyagis and 2 low ranked Daniel-sans. The mentors will be in a special chat room with their students in mumble/skype giving them advice in real-time. All four start in the same chat channel then go into 2 different channels when the game starts. The two higher ranked people are observers that only follow the vision of their "student". Sound like fun? Again, fill out this form to join in! Find players/coaches here!

Players should:
-specify to their coach what they want to learn (stutter step, macro, X build order)
-already understand the basics of hotkeys, assigning groups, map pings
-listen and follow the advice of the coach
-watch their replays!
-take what they've learned and practice on their own time
-be respectful of their coaches and opponents time

Coaches should:
-not look at full map vision (cheater!)
-don't yell or harass the student, especially in tense battle situations
-offer insight as to WHY you want to do things and certain times
-explain what to look for when scouting builds
-be available for more than one game if possible
-offer follow up sessions if needed
-focus on one to two things at a time (micro, macro, build order, etc)

Let's see if we can get this thing off the ground and really help each other out more!


I want to play SC2 awesome like everyone else!

So, 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. In order to keep up, I highly recommend you check out the following resources:



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.

4) Sign up for the PA mumble page. Sign up if you want to chat with fellow PA users during games or watching tournaments. Thanks to Exoplasm for hosting the service and providing the step-by-step process for installing mumble.


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 Tastosis, 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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  • SeguerSeguer Registered User regular
    Anyone else feel like Artosis and Tasteless are rambling more than they often do, tonight?

  • EuphemonEuphemon itsudemo sagashiteiruyo dokka ni kimi no sugata woRegistered User regular
    Yup. Artosis feels like Wolf today, instead of the other way around.

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  • SeguerSeguer Registered User regular
    *eye twitch*

  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    Wolf's rambling doesn't bother me.

    His being retarded bothers me.

    I like the banter.

    Also GomTvT is back lollll

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    theres nothing wrong with Terran

    TvP is a stupid matchup on both sides, but it isn't Protoss favoured.

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  • EuphemonEuphemon itsudemo sagashiteiruyo dokka ni kimi no sugata woRegistered User regular
    Ironic, considering how many Terrans are whining.

    (Not to say that some of the whining isn't deserved.)

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    All of this discussion is cool, but....

    BOXER IS STREAMING! Just watched an epic TvP with nukes. All hail the Emperor!

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  • jaziekjaziek Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    lost 10 games in a row.. haven't played a diamond player in at least a week

    demotion inc..


    HOW. HOW. HOW!!!!>!>!>!>!>!">!"!?!?!:!?:!?!"!£"E!£">$¬!":$ >12$% .B$% @!£"

    This is the most demoralising thing in the world. To know that you've done better in the past, and you want to do it again, but you JUST CAN'T.

    WHY. WHAT HAS CHANGED ABOUT ME IN THE LAST 3 WEEKS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN....


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  • SceptreSceptre Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Since daylight savings time, it is almost impossible for me to stay up and watch the GSL these days :(

    Haven't seen this posted for a while either:

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Sceptre wrote: »
    Since daylight savings time, it is almost impossible for me to stay up and watch the GSL these days :(

    Haven't seen this posted for a while either:

    I don't get the whole k-pop thing. I'm assuming you all just mute the videos while watching? :)

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  • Joe KJoe K Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Sceptre wrote: »
    Since daylight savings time, it is almost impossible for me to stay up and watch the GSL these days :(

    Haven't seen this posted for a while either:

    I don't get the whole k-pop thing. I'm assuming you all just mute the videos while watching? :)

    the eye candy and writhing suck you in, yes.

    then you start leaving the volume on...

  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    Joe K wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Sceptre wrote: »
    Since daylight savings time, it is almost impossible for me to stay up and watch the GSL these days :(

    Haven't seen this posted for a while either:

    I don't get the whole k-pop thing. I'm assuming you all just mute the videos while watching? :)

    the eye candy and writhing suck you in, yes.

    then you start leaving the volume on...

    http://www.youtuberepeat.com/watch/?v=U7mPqycQ0tQ I listen to this all day at work. Thats right listen, not allowed to watch videos. 8 straight hours. Its glorious. Sometimes I do need to rotate to Genie/Oh/Run Devil Run. Or IU.

  • SaarutoSaaruto Registered User regular
    Funny story, I might study abroad in Seoul next spring. KPOP all day?

    If you can chill, chill.
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  • MMMigMMMig Registered User regular
    Saaruto wrote: »
    Funny story, I might study abroad in Seoul next spring. KPOP all day?

    Take me with you!!

    Witty signature comment goes here...

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  • KeamienKeamien Registered User regular
    jaziek wrote: »
    lost 10 games in a row.. haven't played a diamond player in at least a week

    demotion inc..


    HOW. HOW. HOW!!!!>!>!>!>!>!">!"!?!?!:!?:!?!"!£"E!£">$¬!":$ >12$% .B$% @!£"

    This is the most demoralising thing in the world. To know that you've done better in the past, and you want to do it again, but you JUST CAN'T.

    WHY. WHAT HAS CHANGED ABOUT ME IN THE LAST 3 WEEKS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN....


    Stop laddering, take a break. Play some custom games or something.

  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    Saaruto wrote: »
    Funny story, I might study abroad in Seoul next spring. KPOP all day?

    you had better get down to the long dong studios for some starcrafts

  • BiosysBiosys Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Sceptre wrote: »
    Since daylight savings time, it is almost impossible for me to stay up and watch the GSL these days :(

    Haven't seen this posted for a while either:

    I don't get the whole k-pop thing. I'm assuming you all just mute the videos while watching? :)

    it starts like that

    then you start listening to it ironically

    but by then, it's far too late...

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  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    I knew exactly what the youtube comments would say, but I went to read them anyway.

    Why do we do this to ourselves?

  • SceptreSceptre Registered User regular
    Saaruto wrote: »
    Funny story, I might study abroad in Seoul next spring. KPOP all day?

    So how long until you become the next MC?

  • jaziekjaziek Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    winrate for the day , just over 33%. 9-17, and I'm about ready to kill myself here.

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  • BiosysBiosys Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    STOP GOD DAMN PLAYING FOR A BIT CHRIST

    this would probably solve your problem

    or at least try to work on stuff outside of ladder/play customs/do something that isn't carry on laddering when you're already on tilt

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  • SceptreSceptre Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    jaziek wrote: »
    winrate for the day , just over 33%. 9-17, and I'm about ready to kill myself here.

    Just stop.

    I've had much worse days than that, believe me. It happens to everyone. The key is to just stop, take a break. Go for a run or shower or something.

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  • SaarutoSaaruto Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Sceptre wrote: »
    Saaruto wrote: »
    Funny story, I might study abroad in Seoul next spring. KPOP all day?

    So how long until you become the next MC?

    The details aren't completely finalized yet. My school's program isn't in Seoul (it's in Jochiwon) but I'm trying to have them let me exchange with a Korea U Seoul student so I can get my regular school tuition and scholarships and stuff

    EDIT: I'd say about a week after landing

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
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    Just played this silver level TvT. This game showed the following:

    -why scouting is important
    -why being aggressive is important
    -why counter attacking is sometimes better than retreating (base race)
    -how easily you can lose a game
    -how easily you could have won it

    I learned A LOT after watching this replay. Will try not to repeat this mistakes in the future. :D

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    815165 wrote: »
    I knew exactly what the youtube comments would say, but I went to read them anyway.

    Why do we do this to ourselves?

    The Internet is so, so sad sometimes. I like to imagine that it's only the 14-16 year olds making those comments, but I know that a large group of them falls into that 20-30 range. Sad.

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  • fatalspoonsfatalspoons Registered User regular
    jaziek wrote: »
    winrate for the day , just over 33%. 9-17, and I'm about ready to kill myself here.

    You care too much about winning jaziek. You already made it to diamond. You're in the club. Why not just be content with that and start playing the game for fun instead of stressing over your league?

  • FrozenzenFrozenzen Registered User regular
    jaziek wrote: »
    winrate for the day , just over 33%. 9-17, and I'm about ready to kill myself here.

    You care too much about winning jaziek. You already made it to diamond. You're in the club. Why not just be content with that and start playing the game for fun instead of stressing over your league?

    I wouldn't be happy with my gameplay unless I was top masters at lowest. Some people are just hard on themselves, which is why I stopped playing the game :P.

  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    815165 wrote: »
    I knew exactly what the youtube comments would say, but I went to read them anyway.

    Why do we do this to ourselves?

    The Internet is so, so sad sometimes. I like to imagine that it's only the 14-16 year olds making those comments, but I know that a large group of them falls into that 20-30 range. Sad.

    Some of those comments make me so incredibly angry.

  • KeamienKeamien Registered User regular
    jaziek wrote: »
    winrate for the day , just over 33%. 9-17, and I'm about ready to kill myself here.

    You care too much about winning jaziek. You already made it to diamond. You're in the club. Why not just be content with that and stop playing like the rest of the upperleaguers

  • jaziekjaziek Registered User regular
    Frozenzen wrote: »
    jaziek wrote: »
    winrate for the day , just over 33%. 9-17, and I'm about ready to kill myself here.

    You care too much about winning jaziek. You already made it to diamond. You're in the club. Why not just be content with that and start playing the game for fun instead of stressing over your league?

    I wouldn't be happy with my gameplay unless I was top masters at lowest. Some people are just hard on themselves, which is why I stopped playing the game :P.

    Yup.

    Don't think I've ever played a game where I didn't come out of it knowing that I played awfully and the only reason I won was because the other guy played worse. Below tip top master league there is no strategy, no mindgames, just who is bad, and who is worse.

    Diamond isn't upper-leauge. Diamond is where you're still godawful, but now maybe people will stop just saying LOL MACRO BETTER, and actually start taking into account how terrible you are at everything else as well.

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  • fatalspoonsfatalspoons Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    jaziek wrote: »
    Diamond is where you're still godawful

    The bar for godawful is set pretty high these days, apparently

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  • FrozenzenFrozenzen Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    jaziek wrote: »
    Diamond is where you're still godawful

    The bar for godawful is set pretty high these days, apparently

    Matter of perception. I am incapable of precieveing myself good at something unless I am among the best at it. Thus, whatever I do I will be terrible at starcraft :P.

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  • jaziekjaziek Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Frozenzen wrote: »
    jaziek wrote: »
    Diamond is where you're still godawful

    The bar for godawful is set pretty high these days, apparently

    Matter of perception. I am incapable of precieveing myself good at something unless I am among the best at it. Thus, whatever I do I will be terrible at starcraft :P.



    Surely that's the same for most things though.

    Starcraft seems like one of the easier things to get "world class" at.

    I feel the same though.

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  • fatalspoonsfatalspoons Registered User regular
    "Good" to me just means being better than average. "Great" I suppose would be top 5 percent or so. But whatever, it's semantics anyway. The real issue isn't about what's good or not, it's if failing to qualify into your perceived target of good stresses you out to the point where you no longer enjoy the game. If that's the case, then that's kind of sad. After all, when all things are considered it's still just a game, and games are supposed to be fun.

  • FrozenzenFrozenzen Registered User regular
    There is a reason I quite playing spoons :P. Still love watching the game though.

  • fatalspoonsfatalspoons Registered User regular
    I was mostly referring to jaziek, but I'd be interested to know why you quit playing. You made it sound like you quit because you couldn't reach masters league.

  • LilnoobsLilnoobs Alpha Queue Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    jaziek wrote: »
    winrate for the day , just over 33%. 9-17, and I'm about ready to kill myself here.

    I suggest you keep going. If you aren't at 50% winrate, then you are actively getting worse at the game.
    Honestly, this is just trolling to see what you break.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    SC2 league Meta-Critic rating:

    1-4: Bronze
    5: Silver
    6: Gold
    7: Platinum
    8: Diamond
    9: Masters
    10: Grand Master

    And just like Meta-Critic, no one will ever be happy with a ranking. Because like, Silver is average play. Anything above that is good, great, or outstanding. I'd love to be a 7 or 8 in anything. :D

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