1. #861
    A couple of things...

    First: EG/Team Liquid partnership to join the Proleague... A lot of people hate EG, but they're still one of my favorite teams, I'm excited to see what their players (especially their foreign players) can do under a Korean training regime.

    Second: I found this TL post via Reddit, it is a semi-long read, but it raises a good point. That being said, I'm not sure I agree with his plea, which is essentially: Make Fungal Growth even stronger so that foreign Zergs can continue to beat Korean players of any race because that is what is best for eSports (foreigners beating Koreans). While that might be true, I personally would rather see the person with the most skill win. If foreigners want to beat Koreans, they should train just as hard and build up their skill.

  2. #862
    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Second: I found this TL post via Reddit, it is a semi-long read, but it raises a good point. That being said, I'm not sure I agree with his plea, which is essentially: Make Fungal Growth even stronger so that foreign Zergs can continue to beat Korean players of any race because that is what is best for eSports (foreigners beating Koreans). While that might be true, I personally would rather see the person with the most skill win. If foreigners want to beat Koreans, they should train just as hard and build up their skill.
    Dude, you are moderator. Given your location, you should also be an english native speaker. The TL post is pure sarcasm and that should have not been lost on you.

    Still Blizzard's "balancing" of the last months has been a unmitigated disaster and people are rightfully up in arms after their latest moronic balance testing map. Seems they finally realized how pissed people are and Kim hastily posted a HotS balance announcement:
    http://eu.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/5966979955

  3. #863
    I thought it was sarcasm at first, but after I read it the second time I honestly thought the guy was being serious... And he's not wrong, per se, foreigners winning is probably better for eSports, but that shouldn't be the be all end all.

    Also, not sure what me being a moderator has to do with anything... Sarcasm through text is not the easiest of things to detect.

    Anyway, new WOL patch announced: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/8006134

  4. #864
    do roaches cost 1 or 2 supply in hots? i wish i could just go on the official forums but i was banned a long time ago for using my starcraft 2 on the d3 forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tauren View Post
    do roaches cost 1 or 2 supply in hots? i wish i could just go on the official forums but i was banned a long time ago for using my starcraft 2 on the d3 forums
    2. They wouldn't change that.

  6. #866
    Do blizzard games ever go on sale? i did enjoy WoL for the first few months but i never got really into it.

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    They do go on sale every few months. I wouldn't be surprised if there was an upcoming christmas sale for Blizzard's games.
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    I only saw a few minutes of it but it looked slicker than a lubed up olympic swimmer fleeing from a shark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tauren View Post
    do roaches cost 1 or 2 supply in hots? i wish i could just go on the official forums but i was banned a long time ago for using my starcraft 2 on the d3 forums
    They remain at 2 supply. Didn't roaches cost 1 supply early in WOL, then were changed because they were super imba at 1 supply?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post
    They do go on sale every few months. I wouldn't be surprised if there was an upcoming christmas sale for Blizzard's games.
    There was a Black Friday sale, $10 for the battlechest and then $5 for the other two expansions. I believe WOL was heavily discounted as well.

  9. #869
    EG-Liquid vs KT is starting soon today. So freaking hyped for Proleague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    They remain at 2 supply. Didn't roaches cost 1 supply early in WOL, then were changed because they were super imba at 1 supply?



    There was a Black Friday sale, $10 for the battlechest and then $5 for the other two expansions. I believe WOL was heavily discounted as well.
    Yeah they were 1 supply at early WoL beta, you'd have double the amount of roaches which was ridiculous

  11. #871
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildmoon View Post
    EG-Liquid vs KT is starting soon today. So freaking hyped for Proleague.
    Disappointed with the matches, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised - it was their debut match and they were missing 3 of their best players (Stephano, Taeja and Hero) as well as Idra.

  12. #872
    @ noteworthynerd: Did it not occur to the TL poster that korean zergs will also use fungal to crush foreign zergs even harder? I agree with your point about training though.

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  13. #873
    I can't wait for HotS :P It's going to be amazing!

  14. #874
    Quote Originally Posted by TobiasX View Post
    @ noteworthynerd: Did it not occur to the TL poster that korean zergs will also use fungal to crush foreign zergs even harder? I agree with your point about training though.
    Supposedly they were being sarcastic, but I didn't really read it that way.

    Either way, you're right - luckily, with the changes introduced in the latest HOTS patch, it seems Blizzard agrees with the majority of the SC2 playerbase.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    • Infestor
    • Fungal Growth:
    • Is now a projectile.
    • Speed of the projectile is 10.
    • Range down to 8.
    • Infested Terrans no longer gain weapon and armor upgrades.
    • Infested Terran egg health down to 70.


  15. #875
    Re there any good custom maps wroth playing out there?

  16. #876
    the Star Battle custom map is amazing. 6v6 almost MOBA style starship war, death is permanent but it takes a lot for you to die, havn't played it in ages but used to be at the low end of the pro scene in it (they have tournaments and all) and loved it to death. It has an awesome community; big enough that games are easy to find and theres tons of people, and small enough that you can get to know people and the pro players. Last I played it there were 9 ships (3 Zerg, 3 Protoss, 3 Terran. 3 were support ships), but more may have been added and it's always being changed. I got into Star Battle way more then SC2 itself.

    Mafia is a ton of fun.

    Those are the two I loved.
    "English doesn't so much borrow words from other languages as follows them into a dark alley, hits them over the head and goes through their pockets for loose vocabulary."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSnail View Post
    Re there any good custom maps wroth playing out there?
    Phantom Battle (deception and manipulation game)
    Star Battle (moba style with air only, very cool)
    Hero Attack (moba game with unit heroes, so like ultralisk hero, marine hero, colossus hero, etc)
    Photon Cycles (a Tron racing/death match mod)
    Nexus Wars (timing and counter game)

    and others I sure I'm forgetting aha

  18. #878
    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Disappointed with the matches, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised - it was their debut match and they were missing 3 of their best players (Stephano, Taeja and Hero) as well as Idra.
    While some of the individual matches were great to watch, I feel EG with it's admittedly well made "The Tyrant Cometh." ( http://www.myeg.net/ ) and the prematch moderation build up too much hype and raised expectations too high. Apart from Flash the KT lineup may not have the most recognized names in Eu/US, but these are handpicked 24/7 pros.

  19. #879
    Take's HSC VI going on right now. Great players, at least somewhat drunk commentators:

    http://www.teamliquid.net/video/streams/TaKeTV

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    Merry Christmas to all SC2 fans ;D

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