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August 2, 2010 7:22:11 PM

im not sure, why Star craft is such a popular game series,would any body enlighten me?
August 2, 2010 7:39:08 PM

blakdart said:
im not sure, why Star craft is such a popular game series,would any body enlighten me?


cuz it's frikken awesome

i got a new pc just to play this game! (well not just for sc2 but it helped in my decision, plus it was time to ditch this "best"buy machine anywayz)

-core i5-760
-geforce gtx 460 1gb
-8GB gskill ddr3 @ 1600


hell ... it's about time!
August 2, 2010 7:57:32 PM

blakdart said:
im not sure, why Star craft is such a popular game series,would any body enlighten me?


it is an extremly well balanced RTS
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August 3, 2010 7:24:07 AM

blakdart said:
im not sure, why Star craft is such a popular game series,would any body enlighten me?


You weren't around in 1998, were you?
August 4, 2010 12:04:22 AM

Personally, I love Starcraft 2 for the custom games. People are using the map editor to make stuff like RPGs, third-person shooters, and shoot-em-ups like galaga (which is also in the campaign).
August 25, 2010 9:03:13 PM

Ive only started playing since scII but its so addictive, so balanced and has an amazing community. If you want to improve your game you just ask. Just as Sikcle put it its frikken awesome LOL
September 2, 2010 7:06:58 PM

starcraft 2 is amazing because it has 3 totally diverse races, completely balanced,
with so many strategic possibilities that it's mind boggling. it's got tons of content and replayabilty. and the fit and finish is superb as always expected from blizzard.
this is a game that we will be playing for many years.
September 8, 2010 10:45:55 PM

I only play it on lan parties, I consider myself a guy who plays rts, but I don't really like it.... I can understnad were people are coming form saying they like it.
September 9, 2010 7:49:35 AM

Atotalnoob said:
I only play it on lan parties, I consider myself a guy who plays rts, but I don't really like it.... I can understnad were people are coming form saying they like it.


Are you talking about SC2 or the original?
September 9, 2010 12:28:10 PM

The first SC was a giant step forward for RTS gaming. At that time, all other RTS games were slow and plodding (just look at C&C:TS, released just a year later), and ideas like upgradable units, units with their own abilities, three sperate factions that all play differently (Creep was a BRILLIANT idea that really changed things up as far as base construction went) really made the first SC stand out.

The first SC was a revolutionary FPS. SC2 basically refines the forumula, although in this day and age, its nothing special. A solid FPS, but nothing more, but given the community behind the first SC even a decade after release, its no shock SC2 is getting such attention.
September 14, 2010 2:25:07 AM

gamerk316 said:

The first SC was a revolutionary FPS. SC2 basically refines the forumula, although in this day and age, its nothing special. A solid FPS, but nothing more, but given the community behind the first SC even a decade after release, its no shock SC2 is getting such attention.




FPS? First person shooter or Frames per second or..... you meant something else? :sol: 
September 14, 2010 7:05:23 AM

He meant RTS.
September 14, 2010 12:31:24 PM

Oops; my bad on that one :p 
September 14, 2010 12:44:27 PM

gamerk316 said:
Oops; my bad on that one :p 


It's OK, stuff happens.. :) 

Just to add to the discussion, I'm finding that the lack of LAN play is less of a pain than I thought it would be. Battle.net really works well; I've had some games with friends/family where everyone was in a different city, and had no problems whatsoever. If we decide to have a game, 5 minutes later we're playing. No setup required. Of course online play has its drawbacks, but I'm really impressed with the ease and simplicity with which it works.
September 14, 2010 1:05:05 PM

Yea, but it's always sad when one person lags, it ruins pretty much the whole game.

Zerg - Roaches!
Terran - Medivacs!
Protoss - Void Rays!
September 14, 2010 4:28:24 PM

I can't stand the series, simply due to an overreliance on macroing. Nevermind half the units are so expensive, theres no reason to even bother with them. Whens that last time a Battlecruiser was seen in combat again?
September 14, 2010 4:56:29 PM

"I got your Zerg right here", my favorite line from the original game cut scene.

Starcraft is a great RTS and better for me than an FPS because i don't FF as much (i have aiming issues).

Battlecruises are good but I prefer the base units.

besides Kerrigan is hot (well before they made her the Zerg Queen)
September 14, 2010 5:19:16 PM

gamerk316 said:
I can't stand the series, simply due to an overreliance on macroing. Nevermind half the units are so expensive, theres no reason to even bother with them. Whens that last time a Battlecruiser was seen in combat again?

It's funny when you see people in multiplayer spend a whole match to try and mass produce battlecruisers.
September 15, 2010 1:46:30 PM

I've yet to see one; they simply aren't cost effective anymore. SC2 has some SIGNIFICANT issues like that...
September 15, 2010 3:59:28 PM

gamerk316 said:
I've yet to see one; they simply aren't cost effective anymore. SC2 has some SIGNIFICANT issues like that...

Ive seen three in one match.
The thing is it was 4vs4 and he was positioned behind two other players.
September 16, 2010 7:54:30 AM

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It's rare to see them in 1v1 games, simply because the game won't last that long, at least not long enough to collect the resources to build one while playing against a skilled player.


I agree that it's more of a balancing issue than a cost vs benefit problem. The attention span of gamers has decreased to the point where designers try to balance the game on a knife edge; any match that lasts longer than 20 minutes is "boring". I come from an RTS era where a decent game lasted 3 hours and ended in a draw because everyone ran out of cash and got hungry. :D 
September 16, 2010 12:01:27 PM

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I agree that it's more of a balancing issue than a cost vs benefit problem. The attention span of gamers has decreased to the point where designers try to balance the game on a knife edge; any match that lasts longer than 20 minutes is "boring". I come from an RTS era where a decent game lasted 3 hours and ended in a draw because everyone ran out of cash and got hungry.


Amen. I miss the days where matches involved strategy instead of macro, and would actually take some time to complete. Thats one reason I never got into starcraft much.
September 16, 2010 12:13:16 PM

gamerk316 said:

Amen. I miss the days where matches involved strategy instead of macro, and would actually take some time to complete. Thats one reason I never got into starcraft much.


Well, a SC1 match between a few evenly-matched players on a large map has the potential to last a good while, especially if one guy decides to turtle big time and builds base defence three layers deep..
September 16, 2010 1:11:47 PM

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If u want strategy, there's company of heroes..... really like the game, u cant really go for unit rushes like in starcraft, rather it's mostly about strategy and managing ur units

You got it to work properly?

SC2 has some good features, although I do dislike when Terran transport tanks on cliffs.
Ive seen matches where 6 Reapers can tear through a whole base without a single one being killed.
September 17, 2010 11:59:58 AM

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If u want strategy, there's company of heroes..... really like the game, u cant really go for unit rushes like in starcraft, rather it's mostly about strategy and managing ur units


Way ahead of you on that one; anything made by Relic these days is gold. Right now though, Sins of a Solar empire is probably the best all around RTS I've played, with CoH/DoW a close second.
September 20, 2010 3:33:15 AM

Herr_Koos said:
Are you talking about SC2 or the original?

Both
September 20, 2010 7:33:34 PM

I haven't gotten the new one yet - I figure, I waited ten years, with the backlog of games I have right now, what's a few more months?

I really liked the original, and consider it one of the best RTS games made, for all the reasons above. Balance, graphics, cut scenes, story...very immersible.

However, not being much for online gaming, I've never been able to pin down what made this game the superstar title that it is (especially in Korea.) Again, it is probably for the same things that made the SP great.

September 20, 2010 7:49:52 PM

^^ Speed. Lets face it, other RTS' of the time dragged on, and generally got to the point where you made a lot of one unit, and let the armies fight head on. Remember, the whole concept of "Unit X beats Unit Y with B upgrade, but looses badly to Unit C" didn't exist prior to the first Starcraft (at least not in any RTS I know of). You had options, something few other RTS' deliver.

I went back a few weeks ago and (finally) played the first SC. I see why it became popular, but these days, I find it fun, but nothing special. Hence the dissapointment over SC2 by some: It didn't reinvent the wheel.
September 20, 2010 7:52:43 PM

gamerk316 said:

I went back a few weeks ago and (finally) played the first SC. I see why it became popular, but these days, I find it fun, but nothing special. Hence the dissapointment over SC2 by some: It didn't reinvent the wheel.


When I finally get around to the new one, I fully intend to get my retro on and go play the original again, first...just to refresh myself on the story and remember the game for what it was. If I can't find my discs (did they have keys required? If so, I'm boned) I know I can get the download from the Blizzard store. (Wish they sold through Steam, but that's another story.)
September 22, 2010 3:40:51 PM

the_crippler said:
When I finally get around to the new one, I fully intend to get my retro on and go play the original again, first...just to refresh myself on the story and remember the game for what it was. If I can't find my discs (did they have keys required? If so, I'm boned) I know I can get the download from the Blizzard store. (Wish they sold through Steam, but that's another story.)

If you have your key I believe you can enter that into the blizzard store and download from there.
September 22, 2010 3:47:38 PM

purplerat said:
If you have your key I believe you can enter that into the blizzard store and download from there.


I'm semi-sure that I can find the discs...I am 99% sure the keys are lost in the wind somewhere...at least it's only, like, $15 in the Blizzard store.
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