Terran was grossly overpowered at the start of the game. They DOMINATED tournaments over and over and over and over, with only the occasional Zerg or Protoss player making it to the finals. Their domination went on for over a year. Everyone agreed (except for the Terran players) that the game was broken.
Terran players came to these forums and TL and /r/starcraft and talked about how Zerg and Protoss players need to just learn how to play. "Use all of your units" they said; "The sample sizes for these tournaments are too small to make conclusions about balance" they said; "The better players just play Terran" they said...
Blizzard waited a few seasons to see if the "meta game" would shift back to a balanced state, but it did not. They finally began tweaking small timings like Stim, Ghosts, Bunkers and Hellions in the hopes of bringing the game back to the ~50% marker.
After several Terran nerfs, and the Terran players no longer had the inherent advantage in every game, the cries of "Terran is underpowered", and "Why did you nerf us so many times?", and "This game is hard now" began to flood these forums. The game was approaching a balanced state, but that didn't matter.
When they were confronted with the ugly truth about how ridiculously imbalanced their race was at the beginning of the game, they spouted back that the only reason Blizzard nerfed their race was that Zerg and Protoss players were complaining. YES THATS RIGHT, they believed that Blizzard nerfed Terran only because the other two races were complaining, and not because the cold, hard numbers clearly indicated an advantage for them.
Terran players complained endlessly about Protoss late game (claiming it was impossible), and didn't speak much about the TvZ matchup.
But now, here we are post-Queen patch and EVERYTHING that comes out of a Terran players mouth is about the Infestor. Apparently Protoss late game doesn't matter anymore. It's "the Infestor this" and "the Infestor that" and "its imbalanced" and "I don't want to make Ghosts because theyre not as strong as they used to be".
And now, the very thing that Terran players pointed their finger and screamed about for a year (that the only reason Blizzard nerfed them was because of the other two races complaining) is the exact same thing they are doing now......and ten times as much.
I don't remember Zerg or Protoss players crying this much about Ghosts or Stim or Bunkers while Terran had 60+% winrates. Now Terran players, so accustomed to pointing their fingers, are exhibiting the same behavior.
In the end, the game is balanced. Winrates are close to 50%, and tournaments share a variety of races. The Infestor is a stupid and powerful unit, but it is Blizzards band-aid fix to the rest of the underpowered Zerg race.
11/12/2012 03:40 AMPosted by AtlasMeCHYou sound like Obama blaming Bush.
You don't seem to understand the concept of direction.
The economy was heading in a direction when Obama took office.
It continued to stay in that direction, then slowed down and came to a halt.
Then, it starting to head in the opposite direction.
Logic is amazing is it not?
Before the Queen buff, yes.
Yes, I'm licking again, and if anybody has a problem with it, TOO BAD, cause I've been doing it for months now and nobody has even come close to noticing. Now, with the infestors OP threads going around, the higher volume of infestor threads has let me lick more, and only NOW you notice it. Proof?
I'm talking to you rccars
11/12/2012 11:17 AMPosted by HeavyFreshI don't remember Zerg or Protoss players crying this much about Ghosts or Stim or Bunkers while Terran had 60+% winrates
OMG I LOL'ed so HARD.
There are hundreds upon hundreds of these threads.
In the end everybody and every race is the same. People from each races whine when they feel like they are at a disadvantage.
OP , you're a very deluded person if you think Terran players are ANY different that Zerg or Protoss players, in regards to their attitude and behaviour.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GOMTV_Global_Starcraft_II_LeagueYet never Protoss. It's almost as if the same trend continues since BW.
Ironic, Zerg won the first 2 GSL and still complained about being UP.
Everything the OP said is true though. Granted Terran was grossly OP Aug 2010-March 2011, since then all Zerg baby.
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