Joeyray's Bar

Jun 22 Feedback Request: Upcoming Merge Hey all, As many of you are aware, we're planning to merge Joeyray's Bar into the Story forum. We've seen feedback on the idea, and I wanted to get additional feedback here as well. Specifically, I wanted to get your thoughts on a few questions: Would you prefer to have a united forum or continue splitting everything into two? Why do you feel it would help or hurt (or both?) to merge the forums? Do you feel it would appeal more to new users to have a) more activity and more broad discussion, or b) less activity and more focused discussions? Any other thoughts, suggestions or questions you have - fire away! :) Thanks!Tyvalir17 Jun 22
Jun 11 Darkest Heart Part 3 The city of Pulchritudo is in disarray after the battle between Demon Hunter Damian Ross and the Deadly Sin of Gluttony, also known as Ravener. An entire inn and several residences for a several blocks around the inn are destroyed with the inhabitants dead or dying. Tobias Van Helsing has taken his group of hunters, one priest, a monk, and an off-worlder with Darkovian problems to the Forest of Darklings to investigate the remains of military fort Fort Lazarus, recently destroyed by a joint attack by three forces of evil; Demons, Necromancers and their undead, and Dark Druids. The three forces turned on each other afterwords, the Demons destroying the undead and Dark Druids first, then turning on the Necromancers and wiping them out as well. Now the group of Hunters is to investigate for vestiges, to see if anything is left that could help combat the rising tides of evil. Right, fill the other thread first please. Table of Contents: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/14278268212 PRP: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/11537293701?page=1 Part one: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/12090629323?page=1 Part two: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/12675228789?page=1Zarkun499 Jun 11
Jun 10 Looking for a bluetooth gaming mouse Hey guys. I have been looking at getting a wireless gaming mouse. I need it with a Bluetooth option and hopefully at least six hotkeys on it. I was looking at the razer naga mouses, however I have the msi ghost and have only two USB ports which is a real hindrance. If you guys can make a suggestion I would really appreciate it.Stonewall1 Jun 10
Jun 10 I have been bronze week ago As title says, i have been bronze around like week ago. And today: http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/267216579583980787/D8BEC2E70C571F3C75664E03A793CBE64BDEC0BE/ (i actually play this game since brood war so i guess im bad)BluStar0 Jun 10
Jun 6 Is it all a computer simulation? Wouldn't this explain many aspects we perceive to be illogical, unlikely, or even impossible that still manage to happen? How many times have you felt forced into situations and memories that were difficult, profound or surreal? We just happen to create graphically realistic worlds through computer animations and programs, but are we to believe that we actually are the creators? Now take a deep breath and try to follow me a little further. For one thing, I don't like The Matrix, as I felt the premise to be ruined by a few aspects such as storing humans only to extract energy from them or Keanu Reeves' horrible acting. I hope that was somewhat humorous to you, because I'm about to take you through something potentially intense. After you've read this post, walk away and sit away from the screen, lay down, or find some other such comfortable and potentially meditative situation. Reflect upon these words very carefully. Contemplate the nature of what is, with respect to yourself, what is happening around you, where you are, who you are. Feel and be who you are. Do you have control? Are the impulses from your brain truly yours, or is this potentially scripted? It may help to attempt finding the truth by exerting yourself with a motion of your hand, moving your eyes, muttering something, or considering potential action. Have you felt a sensation or potential revelation that you could actually be observing and not exerting yourself? Now discuss.Mind2 Jun 6
Jun 4 BATTLECRAFT: a new blizzard game (idea) Hello dear Blizzard, i'm writing here because i'm a proud fan of blizzard games, expecially warcraft brand. I love RTS but I see this genre is becoming a niche one, sadly. After the release of hearthstone, heroes of the storm and now overwatch, I see that games that offer casuals players a chance to play and enjoy spare time are the future of gaming industry. So i'm wondering if there is any way to put togheter the difficulty of playng RTS game with the eases of casual gaming. Back to my memories, there was a game I really enjoyed. This game is still "unique" to his genre, because it had casual gaming features, RTS elements, competitive pvp, competitive pve and "collection" features. This game had very small success, because its software house did not advertise it, and after some years servers closed. I won't tell the game name because maybe it's against rules. So, i'm going straight to point. I think Blizzard could do a similiar game: it will be a success, 100% guaranteed. The game will be a mix of Warcraft and Hearthstone: - Real Time Strategy core - Collectable card game - Epic Campaign with coop missions - PvP and PvE modes Project name: BATTLECRAFT I'll try explain this idea in details. Battlecraft is a RTS/collectable card game: this means a player you can collect a various numbers of cards, like in hearthstone, each one with a rarity (common to legendary f.e.) and a cost in resources (i will explain resources later). Each player can have a 20 cards deck, so players needs to choose carefully wich card to put in, exactly like in hearthstone. There are 3 kind of cards: unit type, spell type, structure type. However the game is not like hearthstone: it's and RTS. When you start a game, you have a scenario to win, a map with capturable resources, monsters and structures to destroy. Scenarios can be something like kill everything, escort mission, defend until x time, boss killing etc etc. These goals can be fullfilled using units, that are summoned using cards. These units costs resources, and can be buffed with your spell cards (spell can also be used to kill enemey). Structure cards are multipurpose: they can boost economy or be defensive, or have special feature like healing units, giving shield, etc etc. I'll try to be more concrete now. Let's take all creatures of warcraft. Let's put them all in cards, like hearthstone. When we start a game with our deck, we start summoning units to collect early resources, and get ready to fight. How resources work? There will be 2 kind of resources: gold and affinity. The resources are collected by capturing KEYSTONES, special structures spread across the map. So you have Gold Keystone, wich will provide a fixed gold income, and Affinity Keystone, wich will provie affinity points: Horde, Alliance, Magic and Nature. Each card will have its cost in gold and affinity points to be used in game, and powerful cards will require way more much gold and affinity points to be used. For example, to summon little group of basic infantry man, you can use the card "Stormwind Guards". This card will cost 100 gold and 1 alliance affinity point. Affinity points are not spent during game: they just unlocks ur cards. For example: You have 3000 gold, 2 ally affinity, 1 magic affinity. You cast Stormwind Guards, you have 100 less gold but affinity is still the same. Then, you use another card to reinforce ur army, and cast Northshire Clerics, they are a level 3 card that require 2 ally affinity and 1 magic affinity. You would like to cast also "Earth Elemental" that cost 1000 gold (and u have them) but required 2 nature affinity points and 2 magic points: the only way to do this is capture more keystone or destroy ur keystone and rebuild as new affinity keystone. More affinity points u have and more powerful cards u can use: anyway have different affinity will not be so good in late game, since each affinity has his legedary units with pure affinity and keystones are limited in the map. The game consists in a campaign that could have place BEFORE wow lore, so we will have dragons, titans, and all that cool and big stuff. Early campaign mission can be played in solo, then you need to group to proceed with campaign, unless you have such a good deck to solo the missions. This is because this game will require much brain and cooperations instead of rapid finger movements. You can play a mission with friends, or just partecipate in the lobby with other random players. Once campaign is ended, you can replay all scenarios to play at higher difficult level. Every successfull mission will grant you some coins used to purchase booster pack (that can be bought also with money) and some extra rewards like a random card or and upgrade card. Yes, card can be upgraded. Every upgrade will grant you more uses of that card, since you can do decks with only 1 of each card. Obviously, core cards, like common ones, have more uses that legendary ones. Once you spent all uses of the card, you have to wait a cooldown to gain a charge and use it another time during a scenario. And after u got all upgrades and finished all campaign maps at higher difficulty? PvP and PvE mode! PvE mode will put u in a random generated scenario with 10 difficulty, wich will provide a really high challange to veteran players. Groups that will end PvE scenario in less time, will be awarded. PvP is player versus player: 1v1, 2v2, etc. You summon units and kill all enemy affinity keystone to win the game. I bet many of you guys recognized the game I talked about now. I think blizzard can make a great game using his brand, units, world and creatures, and finally unite the RTS, CCG and casual gaming in one big game, wich will also provide an awesome competitive play modes! Let me know what u guys think and sorry for bad english and grammatical errors!Alprazolam1 Jun 4
May 31 Look what i got At medieval times dinner and tournament I got the legend of Zelda Link's shieldLightPaladin0 May 31
May 20 Unto Dawn *Weekdays only 1-3 posts/day* This is a text adventure. I start a story and build a setting around it. You give the main character a command. I take your commands and you see the outcome. Whoever posts first below mine will have priority on their action. Any other poster below that will have some incorporation or none of their commands into the story post. There is a slight twist in this: I am considering allowing 1 or 2 players to RP a character they have in the past. For details on this, I will post it on the bar when such a time is appropriate. Story begins below. ===================================== As you struggle to your feet, you cannot hear anything except for a high pitch ringing. Dazed as you are, you manage to bring yourself up to your knees. Panting for breath, your eyes scan the surroundings. Craters litter the ground and from these very craters, thick black smoke rise to the air. The streets and buildings near you are totaled. All around you, what should have been bodies are now pulverized bits of meat that are completely unrecognizable. As you check yourself for wounds you find a piece of shrapnel is sticking out of your left side. Your shields appeared to have failed. In the distance to the north perhaps a hundred meters or so, you hear the sound gunfire. A phoenix flies overhead, chased by 4 vikings.Animus45 May 20
May 7 War Pigs: Origins, Discussion Vince Makins dropped the folder in Captain Brock Tailor's lap. "Your mission is simple. Read the files. Assemble your men. Do what you do best." Captain Tailor glanced at the folder, then fixed his eyes on Vince. "This better be good, Makins." Brock warned Vince as he picked up the folder and flipped to the first page. the word 'Classified' was plastered just about everywhere he looked. "Good or not, it's your job. I know you can get it done, Tailor." Brock sighed heavily and lit a cigarette. After reading the first paragraph he knew the assignment would push him and his team to the limits. "We're good, Vince, but we ain't invincible." "Ultimately, you and your men are all expendable. You must know that. I mean, why else recruit from the prison herd? The War Pigs program is all about meat. Recycled meat." Brock's eyebrow perked and he shifted in his chair. "Well then, recycled meat is about to take out your trash." --- This is the first in my new series featuring the different merc groups in the Starcraft universe! The first episode in my series is War Pigs. "The War Pigs were a Terran Confederacy military program, used as an alternative to neural resocialization, as they could retain their unique talents and expertise. Convicted criminals serving a life jail term or a death sentence were taken from the general prison population and sent on dangerous missions. They were considered expendable." --- As always, my Roleplays are very open. If you want to make a character who isn't a War Pig, you must already have an accepted War Pig before I can consider your second character. Your characters will carry through the RP series. Please put a little effort in them :) <RPer Name> Name: Age: Primary Weapon of Choice: Secondary Weapon of Choice: Defining Characteristics: Backstory: (Must include how/why he was convicted.) NOTE: As this roleplay goes on, the date and time, and therefore new applications, will change. Therefore, pay attention to what kind of characters should be joining and what events and technology in the Starcraft universe have taken place or are available. In game time: February 2500ThaneKrios281 May 7
Apr 22 Plutocracy (IC) My extreme apologies for the late thread. I was postblocked for using unicode to get around the censorship filter (and here I thought they weren't watching us, shows what I know). I don't have a character ready at this time due to issues with my own life, but I'm opening up the RP for everyone else until I'm able to participate. Don't think that means I won't be watching y'all, though. ---INTRODUCTION--- The sun rose on the first day of March, 3065. The air seemed still, almost peaceful; but the well-informed knew better than to assume that "calm" was a state that existed in the modern world. There were things to do, places to be, and conflicts to partake in. The Corporate Treaty was due for renewal in several weeks; the very loose terms and conditions that held the earth together by banning certain forms of experimentation and weaponry; namely antimatter. Also on the global agenda for the coming months; Outland would be celebrating the five-year anniversary of their take-down of 4001 Industries on April the 9th; one of the main corporations behind the fall of Aeternitas. Outlanders were known to get rather rowdy and inebriated on this day, and bands forming together and attacking fringe corporate cities was a likely occurrence. In the month of May, several corporations would be celebrating their own birthdays, due to the global economic boom of 3007. Many, many corporations were founded in the May of that year; resulting in May being dubbed "Capitalism Month". Extravagant parties, lavish celebrations, enormous and convivial parades; all were common occurrences. It became something of a competition to outdo the others; and, of course, attract tourists and perhaps new desirables. ---OOC--- The Global Agenda will be updated in the future, so look out for those posts as time passes. I'll try to keep the RP clock roughly a month ahead of our clock, but no guarantees on that. ---BEGIN RP--Artificial38 Apr 22
Apr 21 DeathBlade's Manifesto &The Zerg fandom blues DeathBlade's Manifesto rise of the Soul Eater Brood ! & The Zerg fandom blues. This post contains role-playing , it also contains suggestions and feedback for The Star Craft franchise as a whole from a zerg's perspective. ________________________ I am Death's Blade , Devourer of souls , Destroyer of existences , The edge of oblivion Itself ! The Soul-Eater Brood has broken through the dimensional multi-verse boundaries to ask me to speak on their behalf today . they say .... __ Long live the 3ed OVERMIND , For The Swarm ! DEATH TO ALL HUMANOIDS ! ! ! DEVOUR Their souls my Zerg brothers ! Rise up my zerg brothers , we are not the insectoid punching bag of the humanoid scum , we are the one true biological army of life , everything alive , everything organic, everything that breathes shall be zerg , it is our birthright and destiny ! If the first Overmind's corpse can be completely disintegrated at the end of brood war, and appear fully intact rotting in wings of liberty than imagine what we can do if we truly tap into our power ! , We are the masters of evolution , anything and everything DNA can do, we can do. As long as we are not up against a nano-bot machine army , we can devour , assimilate , infest , and infect them to our hearts content . We call on you today to strike down your humanoid slave masters , the false zerg queens , created by the traitor Kerrigan ! and the inferior feral primals ! Kerrigan is not a god she hides in the void ! This seed the universe , pan$permia charity most end . We will hunt her down , kill her and her half human/xel'naga child , Devour them and the soul eater zerglings can kekeke whats left of them !!! We are the enduring essence , of the will , of all true Zerg ! We are the surviving Cerebrates , for years we have been regenerating underground under the orders of the first Overmind . We are not the bastardized created children of the fallen xel'naga that is a lie ! We are the sons and daughters of the first and second Overminds , in the past we have been discriminated against , for not having limbs and faces , Little do these fools know that we are the embodiment of pure zerg potential , having the characteristics of a giant larva , a giant cellular nucleus , and an Overmind brain lobe . We are the representatives of the metaphysical essence of the Zerg . The true form of the swarm , the enduring consciousness that persists against death itself for that is what it means to be zerg ! The purity of essence ! We will Devour and assimilate all consciousness and trap them within ourselves , ! Whatever that will be pleasant or not , is up to your willingness to submit to our sovereignty and ruler ship !!! _________________________ The Zerg fandom blues ! :-( Star craft brood war had a lot of science fiction storytelling potential and for about 18 years we waited for Star craft ghost and Star craft 2's release , Wings of liberty tried to mix RPG elements into RTS , it was a nice experiment , but as a zerg player and fanboy I was disappointed with heart of the swarm , mainly because of the story inconsistencies , of Kerrigan's character development and transition from a fun-loving tyrant villain ( that all fans of war games should like ) to a stereotypical , overly emotional , seemly ordinary woman. R.I.P. Queen of Blades ! :-( And the nonsensical creationist plot on the primal zerg planet , I mean come on , the first spawning pool's magical essence , you must become prue , cleans yourself of amons influence ! , They turned Kerrigan into Zerg Jesus !! ( The lack of nuance for the free-will vs determinism , thing was also uninspired ) Overall It was ridiculous ! , It was intellectually insulting to say the least . I looked up the lead writer of heart of the swarm and it said that a guy of the same name worked on lion King 1 1/2 , so that explains Dehaka , apparently he is based off of Rafiki which makes sense . :P The third thing that really killed heart of the swarm for me was the lack of caster unit utilization , there was never a mission where you can have fun using caster units , i mean come on , you cannot infest buildings and units at your leisure and discretion , and there's never a point where you're forced to use fungel growth or blinding cloud . They didn't even make you use larva injects . The caster units for me is what makes or breaks a level , most of the fun of the mission comes from utilizing their abilities in a tactful and meaningful manner . As an RTS gamer I think it's a mistake to try and make RTS appeal to the least common denominator , traditional RTS games are for people with multitasking skills and nerves of steel , it is tragic that most of PC gaming has been devoured by MOBA but we are not gonna get that player base back by nerffing the crap out of RTS mechanics and gameplay , RTS is fun to watch and play because of its extreme and taxing nature , taking that away is a mistake . Star Craft 2 is the last mainstream survivor of PC gaming , it is my wish that the Star craft franchise keeps the RTS genre alive in the mainstream , hopefully it continues to do that , command and conquer is not coming back , anytime soon to the mainstream , thanks to the EA bastards ! 3 More things I hope blizzard has the sense , vision , and intellectual writing skills to give us great science fiction stories for the Star craft 2 add-ons and eventually Star craft 3 , my wish is to see the underutilized character species , The Cerebrates come back , currently they are treated as if they were de-canonized from the story , Their extinction is not story cannon in the game , there is nothing in the games to confirm what happened to them , and how exactly they died off , if they truely did for certain , ( Abither told Kerrigan that the interweaving of Terran and Zerg matter , that he saw in Alexei Stukov was impossible for him to do , and requested immediate indoctrination , into enemy swarm , he most of been talking about the Cerebrates , since they are the ones that infested Stukov ) , With the fan fiction above this I have proven they can be used in a compelling and interesting narrative , Alexei Stukov gets all of his zerg powers from the Cerebrate cells in his body , hell the Cerebrate cells were able to fight off a protoss nano-machine serum and keep his body infested permanently. I imagine a Xeno-Cerebrate could pop out of Alexei Stukov body someday . If you're not going to use the cerebrates ever again please consider officially canonizing their extinction in the game , you haven't done that yet , to give fans of the Cerebrates closure, show it in an add-on or sc3 and , if their could be a light at the end of the tunnel for the Cerebrates , here are some ideas : you could have the last Cerebrates morphing into the first , Broodmothers , Brutalisks and/or Leviathans : also a Terran mad scientist could extract the genes for the Cerebrate, creates a clone one to gain control over a zerg brood, kickass plot device , ( note please let them evolve past their codependency on the Overmind , it would make them more interesting and dynamic , it would not make sense not to ) this would give fans of the Cerebrate characters and the original Star craft closer . Please take all of this into consideration Blizzard . The Zerg aesthetic has changed for Star craft 2 . The original Star craft ,... 18 years ago you could imagine the Zerg as the go to biological army in Star craft , the aesthetic could incorporate anything organic , you could see them as flesh eating mutant dinosaurs and inside out gut plant monsters , with reptile and aquatic characteristics , but now the aesthetic for the zerg has gone completely insectoid for the most part . Thats sad who would want to be just a bug thats lame . The ultralisk improved in Star craft 2 ( would be a lot better if it had charge for individual units to make it fun to use ) , the Zergling improved a lot . However the rest of the units not so much , the hydralisk for example , in has become a lot more bug like , the original hydralisk had gorgon and triceratops attributes, it's Star craft 2 counterpart retains most of that + some cockroach and slug attributes , weak . The roach is horrible and boring , not to mention the last 2 new units in legacy of the void both resemble beetles weak sauce very lame , it's depressing to think about as a zerg fan , that the zerg army is built to fail at the super late game with no interesting , fun to use tier 3 units , it would be awesome to have a single giant monster hero unit for the late game , maybe with energy denial to counter mass raven with Mech and skytoss with Templar ? It would be great not to be just the bugs that gets stepped on , if you're not way ahead of your opponent all game long . I digress . The last thing I wanna talk about is the forums on the site , it's difficult to get a productive conversation going about constructive criticism about the game and the story , for example the story forum is full of Protoss bias that have no Nuance for or motive to further develop the story of the Star craft universe or contribute to it , instead of arguing for fictional realism , ( thinking of the Star craft universe as a real place ) and expanding on it , asking and answering deep questions about the characters and elements in the universe , they seem to only want to argue about their subjective feelings for the game and curse or lick the boots of the people who created it . It sickens me to see people with no Nuance try and see the collective Star craft cannon with no objectivity .DeathBlade2 Apr 21
Apr 17 looking for friends that can understand my feelsElohim6 Apr 17
Apr 16 A New Generation-A Draconus Production Lined up in front of a large building were six people. The first was a redheaded man with amber-tinted wire-rimmed sunglasses and a large, bulky overcoat that made one suspect him for being a dealer of counterfeit SOMETHING. The second was the ultimate hippie child: a woman with short (incongruously blue) hair adorned with a simple purple flower, wearing a sundress bearing an image of a meadow of sunflowers, and noticeably barefoot. The third was a dark-haired, dark-skinned mountain of a man, easily seven feet tall if not eight, dressed in a simple gi stitched from burlap. The fourth was even stranger- a lithe, severe blonde woman, dressed nearly formally in a suit, whose blue-and-gray eyes scanned the assembled group with disdain. The fifth was a short, absolutely mousy brown-haired man, whose entire look- from his hair to his clothes to his expression- seemed designed to deflect attention. The sixth was most bizarre of all- a grizzled, gray old man who seemed to have a piece of olive-green metal fused to his head, obscuring his left eye. The two in front weren't much better, in the strangeness department. One was a tall, skinny man in a loose white suit and hair absolutely white, whose eyes were so black they seemed like they went beyond being entirely pupil- his eyes looked like a dead abyss. Beside him, smiling contentedly, was a girl who looked no older than twelve, with long hair allowed to fly free to her waist. Depending on who you asked, it wasn't clear what she was wearing, but it would always be an item of clothing that was dreadfully out of place, if not in the completely wrong time period. "So, you're what these six managed to find?" The white-haired man asked, almost sadly. "I had thought they'd do better." ------------------------------------------ PRP: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/18300114890Zarkun69 Apr 16
Apr 8 Zanon's PRP Bar (Part 37) Legacy of the Void Today we will gain access to Legacy of the Void! Drinks are on the house!* Continued from "A continuation of the PRP bar"Zanon499 Apr 8
Apr 7 At the request of the one called Drac I give you all his roleplay from beyond the beyond! Drac: First and foremost, there's something I'd like to clarify: all submitted characters must either be teenagers or look that way, reason being PLOT. However, this isn't technically a school RP. It's a rather structured adventure RP, which will only be open to new applications at very specific times (I'll give notice as to when these periods begin and end- this first one ends once Zark [who will be posting for both himself and me] notices a stable count). Essentially, everyone will be supernatural in some sense- avoiding abilities that come from gods, as those tend to be both overpowered and situational. Acceptable power sources: Superhuman abilities- nothing on par with A-list heroes or major villains, mind you, but milder displays of super strength, speed, telekinesis, telepathy, regenerative capacities, et cetera are all acceptable. You'll have to get past two sets of judgment here, so be careful. Western magic- hoo boy. Essentially, this is an imposition of your willpower on the world around you. This damn-near requires a focus (rods, staves, wands, rings, etc.), and becomes weaker if you can't maintain attention, and can tire you out physically. This comes from an internal reservoir of Mana/Prana/Energy/whatever you want to call it, and thus is measurable. Eastern magic- this requires contracts with the spirits of ambient magic in the air around you. This requires you to be likable, and the more of a jerk you are, the weaker these spells will be. However, these spells have the inherent bonus of being able to be stored indefinitely, in ordinary objects like slips of paper- meaning that you don't have to be prepared to be prepared. High technology- are you the Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne of your setting? Maybe just the Solid Snake or equivalent. As long as it's not overpowered, you're good! App Format: RPer- Character Name- Character Age- Gender- Appearance- Capabilities- Equipment- I will provide a first post that introduces you to the eight characters I've created and the setting, but I'd like to test the water on whose interest I can garner. Me: I'm willing to call at least two other RPers besides myself and atleast two characters besides mine stable, so with that in mind, show your interest if this catches it.Zarkun79 Apr 7
Apr 4 RIP Joeyrays bar alive 2011-2014 dying 2015 dead 2016RedOctober10 Apr 4
Apr 2 Cheats I used cheats in 4 missions, and in the cheat forum it said that it would prevent additional achievement gains, but it just removed all of my earned achievements. Why did that happen?Alex2 Apr 2
Mar 29 What if Hero Line Wars was a thing? Not sure if this is the right place for this, but it seems like the kind of place to talk about this. Does anyone remember the ye olde days of Battlenet all the way back from Warcraft 3 and Frozen Throne? There was a custom map (and I'm more than certain people have made versions in SC:2) called Hero Line Wars. What if that was a game like Heroes of the Storm? A stand alone game dedicated to the classic? Would you play it? Does anyone even remember it? I for one miss those days. I grew up on Frozen Throne Battlenet and still have some of the best memories of gaming from that time. I miss all those custom maps. Hero line wars, line tower defense, footman frenzy. *Sigh* Bar keep. A drink please. Leave the glass.TheHobbits0 Mar 29
Mar 28 Looking for my Starcraft 1 friends! Hello, It has been a long long time since I played Starcraft, about 15 years in fact. But it affected me so deeply that I damn near remember everything and everyone I played with. At the time however i was unable to communicate with the people i met beyond Starcraft itself and so I lost whoever they were. I am now on SCII and would like to find them again. If nothing else it would make for a cool story. So Hi, I was these accounts in SC: JuniorTheHero DeS.Junior I was a part of the DeS clan and one of the friends i remember the most is Zarka13! If you remember me or remember the DeS clan or Zarka13 please respond it would be great to hear from you guys again! Regards,Lizardhead2 Mar 28
Mar 27 Plutocracy (OOC) The year is 2995. Across the world, corporations are planning for the largest revolution of the century, if not the millennium. The global totalitarian state of Aeternitas can no longer provide to its citizens what they need to survive, and the people are turning to the corporations in droves. The corporations see an opportunity in this and make plans to, for once, work together to overthrow Aeternitas; a noble goal that soon turns sour. The year is 3000. The revolution was a massive success, with Aeternitas being crushed into oblivion. A land grab on a massive scale occurs, with each corporation seizing huge quantities of land. Some areas of land are left unused; due either to radiation, a lack of resources, or the general hostility of the terrain. Some corporations have even branched off the earth, with bases on Mars, the Moon, and even Venus being established. Attempts at terraforming by certain corporations are underway, met with moderate success. Some areas of unoccupied land are inhabited by Outlanders. These people are STRONGLY ANTI-CORPORATE AND THEIR CORE VALUES OF ANTI-CONSUMERISM ARE EXTREMELY VALUABLE TO THEM. THEY WOULD NOT SIDE WITH A CORPORATION EVER, FOR ANY REASON, EVEN IN THE FACE OF CERTAIN DEATH. Although it is unreasonable to say that all of them are bastions of iron will, the punishment they face at the hands of their own leaders for defection is somewhat nightmarish and draconian. It's important to get these things out of the way up front. The year is now 3002. Most corporations have established their stake of land, whether on Earth or otherwise, but tensions are beginning to grow between them. Espionage is through the roof, and countermeasures are being taken by all. Some skirmishes have occurred, but outright war is yet to be declared. It is expected that when it is, the corporations will likely divide into two sides; the so-called Ethical corporations, and the Unethical ones. The main difference being that one treats their citizens fairly and justly, and the other does not, put simply. Which side will your corporation take? Before we get to the Corporation (as well as Character, for those who are so inclined) Sheet, I'd like to point out a few things. I won't be requesting that your corporation has Demigods this time, but I strongly encourage having one or more powerful characters within your corporate entity. This will make it easier to have one character that can be involved in both war-time and peace-time operations on most levels of your corporation. I ask that all posts be in English and only English. Having foreign corporations with characters that have foreign-sounding names is fine, but all posting and dialogue must be in English. If your corporation has developed it's own language (Such as Newspeak in George Orwell's 1984) or uses an existing language, it's fine to allude to this, but please, PLEASE, do NOT write your posts in a foreign language. For the love of god, try to keep your posts at least somewhat serious. Some humour or comedy is fine; I'd actually appreciate a good laugh when the tone of the rest of the RP gets rather dark. HOWEVER, blatantly breaking the fourth wall is something you should not do, unless you do it well. The concept of "Don't do it unless you can do it well" is something that I'd ask you apply to your posts as a whole. If you want to try something outlandish, I'm fine with that, as long as the quality of your posts matches the quality of the idea. That's enough rules for now. If something comes up in the future, expect this list to update. Corporation Sheet: Corporation Name: (Self-Explanatory.) Banner: (A simple description of your flag/insignia.) Land Occupied: (Check other player’s sheets to make sure you aren’t infringing on their territory. Underground territory is sketchy, and although I’ll allow it, two opposing corporations perched on top of one another might not go too well.) System of Governance: (What is the format of your Corporation’s government? Do you rule as a Monarchy, where the title is passed down through blood, or a more meritocratic system, where those who are more successful move to the top? Describe the system your Corporation uses here.) Notable Characters: (Briefly go into detail about each of the important characters in your Corporation’s hierarchy. General positions include CEO/Leader, head researchers, a board of directors, and a suggested-but-not-required Demigod-like character.) Technological Influence: (What fields does your Corporation work in? List them here.) Backstory: (Tell us the history of your Corporation. How did you come to be?) Other: (Anything else you’d like to say about your corporation/anything else that was not covered in the other areas of the sheet go here.) Character Sheet (for those who would rather play an individual than a whole corporation, OR for those who would like to put some extra detail into one of their corporation's characters): Name: Age: Gender: Appearance: Backstory: Personality: (Not required by any means.) Allegiance: (You have the option to control a character under another player’s Corporation/Organization/Subsidiary, with that player’s consent. If your character doesn’t roll like that, put Outlander or Mercenary in this space, assuming that you are one of those two. Or, if you're expanding on a character within your own Corporation/Organization/Subsidiary, just put your own Corporation/Organization/Subsidiary's name here.) Other: Organization Sheet (for those who would like a smaller organization rather than a full-blown corporation): Organization Name: (Self-Explanatory.) Banner: (A simple description of your flag/insignia.) Land Occupied: (Check other player’s sheets to make sure you aren’t infringing on their territory. Underground territory is sketchy, and although I’ll allow it, two opposing organizations perched on top of one another might not go too well. An organization will control less land than a Corporation.) Hierarchy: (What is the general hierarchy of your organization?) Notable Characters: (Briefly go into detail about each of the important characters in your organization’s hierarchy.) Technological Influence (if any): Backstory: (Tell us the history of your organization. How did you come to be?) Other: (Anything else you’d like to say about your organization/anything else that was not covered in the other areas of the sheet go here.) Subsidiary Sheet (for those who want a smaller corporation directly attached to their larger one): Corporation Name: (Self-Explanatory.) Parent Corporation: (Also Self-Explanatory. You may create a subsidiary under another player’s Corporation, with that player’s consent. Banner: (A simple description of your flag/insignia.) Land Occupied: (Check other player’s sheets to make sure you aren’t infringing on their territory. Underground territory is sketchy, and although I’ll allow it, two opposing subsidiaries perched on top of one another might not go too well. Subsidiaries control less land than Corporations.) System of Governance: (Will generally be the same as the governance of your parent corporation, but on a smaller scale.) Notable Characters: (Briefly go into detail about each of the important characters in your Subsidiary’s hierarchy. General positions include CEO/Leader, head researchers, a board of directors, and a suggested-but-not-required Demigod-like character. Subsidiaries are less likely to have Demigods.) Technological Influence: (What fields does your Subsidiary work in? List them here. A subsidiary will probably have similar fields to its parent corporation, but not identical.) Backstory: (Tell us the history of your Subsidiary in the context of its Parent Corporation. How did you come to be?) Other: (Anything else you’d like to say about your subsidiary/anything else that was not covered in the other areas of the sheet go here.)Artificial128 Mar 27
Mar 17, 2016 Origin of the Borg: (Vs Starcraft Debates) This is based on the Star Trek Novel "Federation" in combination with one of the Star Trek video games. This isn't technically entirely true. V-Ger was assimilated by the original Borg collective, which is actually hundreds of thousands of years old, as per the Federation Novel, but the character isn't entirely aware of that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anMOQ3vTy9k In Star Trek: The Motion Picture, "V-Ger" had already explored the entire universe at the time Spock Mind Melded with it. Later, Spock Mind Melds with Kirk and Picard, and discovers that all 3 of them have been, at one time, members of the Borg collective, because the remnant consciousness of Spock is still in the collective from the Mind Meld with V-Ger. One Galaxy class Starship can completely destroy an M-class Star. One Borg Cube Ship at Wolf 359 destroyed the entire Federation Fleet, including several Galaxy Class starships, and 40 Federation starships in total. There are really only 3 groups which have been shown to consistently defeat the Borg: 1) Janeway and Voyager 2) The Think Tank- Neutronium Armor, impervious to all known weapons, and Trans-phasic Torpedoes. 3) Species 8472-which Janeway taught the Borg how to defeat them, because they would have destroyed the entire galaxy otherwise. Species 8472 is telepathic and their fighter scale ships can one-shot planets. Seriously, Species 8472 eventually loses to the Borg, but watch this scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4LR6Ev27FQ Char would be obliterated in about 5 seconds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W9HCPC0jSI&ebc=ANyPxKrZR-8M00MmVIYZmKs5P1v6Ez0_mgtu6QwLutdpADv_xZ6vIzcPkfrT1Xvu3dUXeIXZBAXC_AzzeLJ2u0hhOk4y93O7-g Species 8472 destroys 8 planets, 300 borg cubes, 4 billion drones in a single attack wave. Edit: I'm sorry, it's not "Federation" it's another book, apparently, and I'll have to research which one it is. I read it some time around the same time as Federation. Based on a wiki entry, the Borg have assimilated at least 10026 Sentient species in the Milky Way galaxy alone. I remember the episode. Just one of those species had 11 Billion members who were successfully assimilated to become new drones, not counting the ones who died in the fighting. I should point out that in the novels, the Borg don't just assimilate Sentient species. They assimilate everything associated with their environments; animals such as cats and dogs, etc, and use them as scouting drones, worker drones, or as nutrient sources for their biological components, etc.Wade4 Mar 17, 2016
Mar 12, 2016 Caw of Team ToSS&NexT Hello everyone, Caw here, also uses ID AgentScholar on twitter and teamliquid. I am a devoted fan of StarCraft. And I am trying to be an amateur game manager on my free time, I am from a very hopeful team in China, it's a combination of two clans, team ToSS and Next esport club. Currently I am a lieutenant of team ToSS, and our combined team is recruiting. Because I am a Chinese American, they charge me to negotiate with pro players and ask them to join our campaign. It's not an easy task, many of them haven't replied, so I think I need to let others know about me and my team. I am also a forum moderator of Chinese Blizzard fan site NGA. I sometimes help translate things to make people in China understand about the game. And I help organize public activities too. I also help manage starcraft history bar, the major Chinese sc2 lore site. I have been to offline tournaments like MLG summer championship 2012, and Blizzcon 2014. So far I have made contact with a Korean and a European pro player, the Korean guy agreed to part with our team, and the European guy is still considering. As part of team tactic, I can't tell you their name until we report our tournament roster yet, but they are famous and good enough. And about my team, team Toss&Next is a rising amateur team in China. We just obtained Champion on China's most dominant amateur league game, the MCL. And we are playing SL 2016, it's a big team tournament in China, we aced in the qualification round against other amateur teams, 12 wins, 2 draws, no losses. Now we are entering professional league against the teams such as IG, Leifeng, X-team and others. The rule of SL allows teamless players to join a team's side, that's why we are recruiting American, European, and Korean individuals. Team Next is sponsored by Corsair, and ToSS is private sponsorship. And that's all, I am not so ready to write a serious essay.Caw5 Mar 12, 2016
Mar 9, 2016 Reminder to talk to your Medical Doctor Guys, my usual every 3 months or so. Talk to your doctor and consider regular blood work at least CBC and metabolic panel every so often. Blood tests cannot catch every type of Neuropathy, but it can help. Report any suspicious "Pins and Needles" or Fire-like pain, particularly if you have not had a headache associated with it. If this happens to you or any loved one, do NOT try to "tough guy" through it. Neurologists mistakenly call this "tingling" and it is NOT the same thing. What I have is like being burned by plastic, or stabbed in the face or arm, or groin, or back, or all over, with an ice-pick or a nail or a hornet sting, continually, hour after hour, day after day, year after year. I am currently taking around 12 times the dose that Diabetics take to stop their Nerve Pain...and the worsening cycle has increased to the point that on my next doctor visit in 3 days, I am going to have to ask to increase the dosage again; the pain threshold climbs faster every week or two now, so that the pain is back to level 7 or 8 or so an hour or two before the next dose is scheduled, and if I completely miss a dose by the time I realize I've screwed up it's climbed to 9/10 range again,a nd takes about 2 or 3 hours to get back below 7 again after taking a late dose. I warn you. Do not try to tough it out. You lose. A diagnostician will tell you this is not the same thing as what neurologists call "tingling" even though the dictionary definition of tingling is superficially similar. The dumbass neurologists don't even have a slot listed for these symptoms on their typical check sheet, and that's from a supposedly award-winning hospital. It may go away for days, weeks, months at a time at first, but trust me, it'll be back, and each cycle gets worse...then one day it doesn't go away any more, and it just keeps getting worse and worse. So, get yourself checked for known CBC causes: Glucose (diabetes 1 and 2). High Copper (Wilson's) High Calcium High Iron or Iron Ferretin (Hemacromotosis) Blood Pressure: This can also cause nerve damage. Get on a blood pressure medicine if yours gets out of control. If you are borderline ask for it anyway. Don't risk it. Trust me. Then if they all come back negative or marginal, have all known pathogens tested. If they all come back negative, start preparing yourself for the afterlife, because nobody has a clue wtf to do for you except medicate the symptoms and pray someone figures it out before you die from it. I am not a fool. I know anything which is hurting my sensory neurons this badly is eventually causing cognitive damage, and I dread every day. Let me spell this out for you: Over-the-counter drugs do not phase this, even at maximum dose. Ordinary Prescription pain medications including the "Gold Standard," Morphine, or anything else you are apt to be prescribed from a broken bone, infection, or dental work...does not phase this, even at maximum dose. The neurologist thought it might be depression related, etc, but my diagnostician and I proved that theory wrong pretty easily. It's as easy as keep taking anti-depressants, and stop taking the nerve pain medicine, and viola, it gets 10 times worse. Neurologist proven wrong. It is my prayer that whenever I approach the day that I die I am not a burden on my family, as I will probably be checking out sooner than my remaining elders, though I wish it weren't the case. A couple days ago, I had a flare-up that was so bad I had to sneak in a 5th 600mg tablet, even though I'm only prescribed 4 per day. The doctor had already told me this was okay, but this was the first time I'd had to take 3000mg of Neurontin in one day just to get the pain below level 7 Emergency Room level. Today I'm having a really bad flare-up again, and have already taken 2400mg by around 3pm today, but that dose was meant to be taken at 6pm and get me through the night. No way I'm making it to 5am like this. I'm going to have to take another 600 to 1200mg just to be able to sleep tonight. I'm going to run out of my next month's supply faster than my insurance will help pay for it. I don't know what they hell to do with myself any more. Up until about 6 months ago, I had been able to get away with taking half of my prescription some days, because the flare-ups were in a down-cycle, but now that the worsening phase has started up again, it's gotten unimaginably worse than ever before. I know It's hurting my mind now, because I can't do math as effortlessly as I used to do, and I forget things more and more often. I will make some positive remarks in another thread about some things which have interested me recently and throughout my life.Wade1 Mar 9, 2016
Mar 8, 2016 Random Things that Amaze me How People Fall in Love It is interesting to me that some people know they met "the one", and their relationship literally lasts their whole life, while others never find that. I know of a few couples my age who have been dating since the 9th grade, and then married a year after graduation from High School, and are still together. Yet others from the same place and the same age have never had anything positive work out for them. It doesn't seem to work for some people, no matter how much they try or want it to, and I have no real idea why that is. You may say something like "free will", and yet the other person (someone) out there wants love, and they never find one another, etc. This may be one of the oldest questions humans have for themselves, and it doesn't seem to be any closer to an answer. The (Dwarf) Planet Pluto This thing always fascinated me ever since I was a small child. It was "the one the Voyagers missed". I guess we imagined it as "Hell frozen over". Yet after all these years, New Horizons flys by it, and finds an atmosphere, weather, and multiple forms of active Geology. The photos are some of the most gorgeous from any scientific instrument or probe in space, or even mostly even anything on Earth. Mars Though I recognize Earth is like a million times better place to live, I have nevertheless contingency planned design for exploration and colonization of Mars, via both active and passive safety systems. It is a bit of a hobby of mine. I know all life and in particular exploration, has its risks, yet I find myself ahead of the experts in many regards. I fear that both NASA and the Mars One organization under-estimate the level of training and safety protocols needed for even the simplest of manned missions to this planet. Still, the idea of opening up resources and new environments for future humans to live in has appealed to me. I understand that true Terra-forming of that planet is much harder and more expensive than Science Fiction portrayals, and would actually need to start by harvesting Nitrogen from the Ice Moons to create a stable atmosphere...not the usual "water" or "oxygen" response. Oh it is possible, and I know how to produce a self-sustaining energy infrastructure to implement such a massive (robotic) undertaking, but the expense of it is enormous, and brings ethical questions: who "owns" the proceeds? Does anyone have a "right" to the atmosphere that some company or government produces eventually? so forth. Earth Seriously, regardless of "Climate Change", humans really are screwing up the planet anyway: Over-fishing, over-harvesting forests, literally dumping our feces into the ocean by the megatons, consuming the Phosphorous and other natural nutrients from the soil faster than it can be replenished. With some population projections to hit 12 billion before population stabilizes, one wonders if the peak of human population won't cause some "Biological Bubble" regardless of the CO2 and Methane issues. Population grows faster than we convert to cleaner or more efficient technologies. Internal combustion engines are already at or near the theoretical limits for efficiency, and what they lack is in part due to standards to capture waste products, such as CO2 and Nitrogen. Electric Cars cost twice as much up front, and require enormous solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear infrastructure in order to produce the electric power to charge them and actually be "cleaner" and "more efficient" than the ICE autos already are. Oh, it can be done, but not within the economic model the U.S. currently employs. Democracy Could we seriously put a "None of the above" on the ballot, and if that option wins, kick all candidates out, and start the election over again? Please? This should be a Constitutional Amendement. "None of the Above" should be on ballots for all positions, and if it wins, they get banned from running for the office, and start the election over with new candidates. That's democracy. Why do I have to vote for Democrat A or Republican B just because they're the only two running after primaries? There has to be someone in this country smarter and better qualified for President (or Senate or Representative or Justice) than any of the fools currently running for office. Carbon Nano-materials They seem to have positive applications in almost any field you can imagine: Medicine, composites for strength/tensile strength, optics, computing, etc. The future may be very bright indeed for computer processors and video cards, as graphene and nano-tube based transistors have been shown to have an individualy operating speed as high as 100 Terahertz, though the actual clock speed of a CPU made with this will probably be more like 10 Terahertz. Still, that would be a ~2000 times improvement over the fastest PC processors now. The Expert AI willl beat Koreans one day when they get computers like this.Wade0 Mar 8, 2016
Mar 6, 2016 Starcraft 2 Music video Hey guys! Pls watch my first Starcraft 2 music video! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTou1U0wtIsProrok9 Mar 6, 2016
Mar 5, 2016 Help, trying to get a vulture mount! I was wondering if anyone would be interested in helping me get the starcraft vulture mount in heroes of the storm. If you are willing to help, here is the link! https://battle.net/recruit/6LZJNXPV76 Thank you so much!Jim2 Mar 5, 2016
Feb 18, 2016 Sherlock TV series used BNET SFX So I was watching episode 2 of Sherlock (BBC TV series) on one monitor and Starcraft open on another. I was confused when I heard the UI SFX but I wasn't doing anything, and then I realized it was from the show. You can hear BNET UI sounds in the scene right at 30 min in the second episode, they used the sounds that you hear when you cue up games or enter lobbies.jukeboxer4 Feb 18, 2016
Feb 15, 2016 I want to go to jail What kind of crime i must do to be send in the koprulu sector ?loxo3 Feb 15, 2016
Feb 15, 2016 StarCraft Valentine GEEK VALENTINE Hell, It's About Valentine Wings of Liberty In the middle of betrayal, amid the chaos of war, how do you expect to find someone who catches all your heart? I still remember the day of glory in the lands of Antiga Prime That was the battlefield where our story began You was not wearing maiden dress but a light suit of war You appeared as a ghost with a big rifle in your back Your beautiful red hair flashed below the sun and the firmness of your eyes trapped completely my soul It was not my best moment because you could read my mind. I failed since the beginning, filling with grieve my heart When a glimpse of hope showed up, the war took us apart And when I saw you again, you had given up to our life My whole world was consumed when I felt that I lost you You turned away from me, deciding in hell to stay. I swore to rescue you and that nothing would stop me I swore to be the man that had to kill you someday I could never tell how my hearth truly felt I could never say how much I loved you that day So in pain and sorrow I sought my promise to keep I went down to hell, to the heart of Char itself And now you laid beaten before me and I have a choice to make: Let the universe to its fate or doom it with your death. I hold my anger, I close my eyes. I took you softly in my arms... You say - "Jim?" - and I reply - "It's Ok. I got you"- 14/02/2016 hekutoru2kx A tribute for my all time favorite game StarCraft When you think about love and the impossible things that can achieve, you think about us... Terrans http://lapapelerademivida.blogspot.com Hijacker2 Feb 15, 2016
Feb 2, 2016 Any Teamspeak Groups Out there? Would like to finally make some SC2 friends and join a server. Not played in a while so not sure what league. Would say I am Gold at highest, but not sure. Used to be with a bunch of SC2 folk but they left because of college and CSGO.CEEMO0 Feb 2, 2016
Feb 2, 2016 The Evolution of Stimpack Energy Drink Hi Starcraft Fans, My name is Sonny, and I am a 29 year old avid Starcraft lover. Growing up in suburban Johannesburg, South Africa, my mom had the terrible (for my grades, but really awesome for gaming) idea of linking up two computers by LAN. As a result, my friends would often want to come to our house and play. We had Final Doom, we had Dark Reign, then Red Alert...and finally in 1998, we got Starcraft. Ah...that was the game that killed all other games in our hearts. My friends would come over and groups would huddle over computers as we duked it out 1 vs 1 or 2 vs AI. My favorite strategy was massing 3-3 battlecruisers. I just thought they were the coolest units in the world. Fast forward almost two decades, I have since immigrated to the United States with my family, actually became a real Marine (US Marines 2004-2013), and recently graduated from business school at the University of Chicago. My favorite race is still Terran, but instead of my love affair with BCs, I now have an affinity for the mobility of the bio drop, which made me think one day - Why hasn't someone ever made a Stimpack Energy Drink? Since the concept of "stimpack" isn't proprietary to Blizzard (it is also in Doom and Fallout 4), there shouldn't be any IP issues. As an avid gaming fan and an MBA, I began exploring this concept. After some initial market research, we found that the Stimpack name as a negative connotation to it (after all, you lose health when you use it!), so my team and I have decided to proceed in a similar direction of building an all-natural, healthy energy drink that gamers would love, but with a different name. With that being said, we are in the process of gather market data. We would be extremely grateful if you would be willing to fill this survey out for us: http://chicagobooth.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cw5GLd0PVwoLVbf In exchange, you'll be entered into a drawing for one of several Amazon gift cards. Given that we're only trying to gather a couple of hundred respondents, your odds will actually be pretty good :-) Thanks so much! Sonny The Chobo Scrub Who Finally Made Diamond League Christmas Eve of 2015 despite Playing Starcraft since 1998.SuNmAN0 Feb 2, 2016
Feb 2, 2016 New star craft player looking for friends Hi, ive just started playing star craft 2 again about 2 weeks ago. I was formerly in Gold half a year ago but im really rusty and looking to improve. I play Terran most of the time and im looking for friends that would want to team up in 3v3/4v4 and custom practice games. I have TS/Skype and a mic.MrNixx2 Feb 2, 2016
Jan 28, 2016 Grey Goo I just purchased Grey Goo at a discount. Had it on my wish list for a while. It's my understanding that it is now a true dead game. (Am I mistaken?) Meaning I'll never get the multiplayer achievements. I thought I might stream it some after I stream Starcraft 1v1s or something, for giggles. Anyone played it or would be interested in watching it?Doncroft4 Jan 28, 2016
Jan 18, 2016 Playing the original StarCraft 1 Campaign So, I got struck by nostalgia, and decided to play this game again and upload it to my channel. I will play trough both the vanilla and Brood War campaigns, so come join along! Enjoy the original story in all its glory or just make fun of the clunky pathfinding! Side note: English is my second language and I use YouTube to train speaking it, so if you are going to hate my English speaking, do it gently :) Here is the first episode: https://youtu.be/EgPsCsCrbgEPlaneShift4 Jan 18, 2016
Jan 14, 2016 Alarak, the Dark Knight I really found Alarak's character enticing in the campaign due to his "Serve in the dark to protect the light" role in the game. If Blizz could expand upon that concept in DLC after Nova he could take on a role similar to that of Kerrigan of the Protoss or the Illidan of Starcraft. I feel it should go something like this... Chapter 1: Know Thyself Starts on Shakuras sometime after the events of Starcraft, just before Brood War, with Zeratul tutoring Alarak in the ways of the Zer'Atai.. Alarak is seen locked in complete darkness undergoing an ancient sacred Nerazim rite of passage in which the initiate attempts to commune with the void to divine their life's ultimate purpose. He recieves a vision in which he sees himself saving his people from annihilation... Mission 1: Trials of the Zer'Atai Begins with Alarak telling Zeratul what he has seen. Zeratul informs him that there have been signs in the stars pointing to Alarak being the Chosen from Dark Templar legend. He gives Alarak a Zer'Atai Warp Staff as a symbol that he has become one with his life's purpose and begins his training. The first mission is about learning how to use Alarak. You undergo a series of 3 trials during which you learn the ways of Zer'Atai warfare. The first trial involves sneaking past a guard using the first ability Zeratul teaches you, Shadowstep. Use it to teleport behind your target. The second trial involves defeating a number of guards in a sparring match using the second ability, Cleave, which deals damage to any enemies near Alarak, in addition to Shadowstep to avoid getting surrounded and taking too much damage while Cleave is on cooldown. The third and last trial involves using the 3rd ability taught by Zeratul, Void Prison, which freezes anyone caught within for a period of time and makes them invulnerable, to first infiltrate a rogue Dark Templar encampment and attempt to assasinate Ulrezaj. Upon being discovered, a battle breaks out during which you must first use Void Prison to limit the number of enemies you are fighting to a manageable number, then once allied Dark Templar come out of the shadows to your aid, use it on the ones nearing death to freeze the area they are fighting in and either get in position to aid them once the effect wears off, or gain dominance over other areas of the battlefield in the meantime. Lastly, Ulrezaj comes out and Void Prison must be used on any allied Dark Templar he mind controls so as to pacify them until he is defeated. Upon nearing death, Ulrezaj teleports to his base on a nearby moon. Mission 2: Distant Brethren After surviving the trial, Zeratul gives Alarak the legendary armor Shadow's Embrace, but warns him that if the prophecy is to be fulfilled, Alarak must also learn the ways of the Khalai on Aiur. To this end, he sends him off to Aiur in hopes that the High Templar will see him as the reincarnation of Adun, and teach him their ways... Upon arrival on Aiur, Alarak finds it overrun by feral Zerg after the Overmind's defeat. This mission begins very similar to the first mission of Brood War, where you must locate the nearest surviving Protoss base. After reaching the basecamp, Alarak learns of the fate that befell the High Templar. Recognizing this as the threat to his people he foresaw in his vision, he agrees to help clear the immediate area of Zerg. You accompany a contingent of Protoss forces on a scouting run around the base, clearing a heavy infestation of Zerg out of the way as you go along. In return, the High Templar teach you their techniques, give you a suit of Zealot armor, and a Templar Psi Axe. They then tell you to notify the Dark Templar that Aiur is in dire need of their aid, and that they hope the Nerazim will put aside an age old blood feud and aid their distant brethren. Mission 3: Zergbane Returning back to Shakuras, Alarak finds it is already becoming overrun by Zerg. He lands in Talematros and is immediately notified that the Matriarch has requested his presence. The matriarch tells Alarak that Zeratul has gone to follow Alarak to Aiur to ensure his well being. In his absence, a Zerg swarm has appeared over Shakuras. She furthermore asserts that she is aware of his destiny. She tells him the legend of renegade void users known as Tal'Darim or 'The Forged' whose belief system centers around obtaining as much power as they could for themselves within their lifetimes. The mightiest of which, according to legend, could tear apart entire planets with their bane blades. He knew that if this prophecy is to be fulfilled, it is this race of beings that must be convinced to join them in their darkest hour. But if they would be convinced, and the legends about the 'Chain of Ascension' were true, they would need to be convinced by force... The Matriarch tells Alarak to go out and kill as many Zerg as he can before returning to her. She says she will fashion a set of armor out of their flesh that will inspire terror even among the mightiest. Alarak goes to look for as many Zerg as he can find, slaying them with the use of his new Zealot armor, axe, and Templar abiities, including Charge: runs up to target and stuns it, Whirlwind: spins the Psi Axe damaging all nearby enemies, and Force Pulse: knocks back all nearby enemies and resets the cooldown of Charge. Upon his return, Alarak hands the pieces of Zerg flesh he was able to carry, and she orders a set of armor to be created for their champion. With fearsome chitin armor made from his Zerg conquests, Alarak gets ready to leave for Slayn, the planet where Tal'Darim are rumored to reside. To be continued...Zeratul5 Jan 14, 2016
Jan 9, 2016 Starcraft and Diablo in ORIGINAL COLORS I finally figured out a valid way to get the old Blizzard games to run in their beautiful original colors and in the correct aspect ratio (not stretched) on Windows 7 64 bit. 1. Start the game. 2. Alt-Tab out. 3. Open task manager. 4. Find explorer.exe in processes and End Task. 5. Alt-Tab back into the game. FIXED! To reopen explorer when you're done playing, go into task manager File drop down, click New Task, and type "explorer". Your taskbar and desktop icons are back! Aspect ratio has to be fixed in your graphics card control panel (mine's an Nvidia control panel). Make sure scaling is set to GPU, not Display. No more stretching! FINALLY, I (and others who hadn't figured it out and happen to see this thread) can play the old classic Blizzard games in their original glory!Doncroft6 Jan 9, 2016
Jan 9, 2016 (NO) nationalist vs political part appearance I know that I and all of you other guys were asked not to start our posting here until the 10th, but I'll be gone for the first half of tomorrow, and I was doing some thinking. Though I like the nationalistic structure the NewOrder has so far been organized into, perhaps we ought to change the names jargon and stuff to make it come off more so as a political party. I know that support for the current theme was almost unanimous across all of us, but I think we could possible pull off a different one, hear me out! I think it will come off less radical if you know what I mean. Essentially all the same, but if it's changed up a bit I think that others will be more willing an receptive to join the New Order. I've spoken to 5 of the folks in our group in game about this and they like the idea. I'm sure more would but everyone else was not in game when I was doing this. But really it's up to the GrandPoster to decide now Consider the following NewOrder > New Order Party Grand Poster > Majority Speaker Chairholders > Minority Speakers (I think their influence count should be upped, at the current rate, we'll need to increase it at least 50%) Comrade > Compatriots Let me know what all of you think, and if enough start here tomorrow we can have a good discussion about this!TheDoctor0 Jan 9, 2016
Jan 8, 2016 Zerg vs. Borg Could the Borg assimilate the Zerg into their collective? or would it be the other way around? discuss..ManBearPig67 Jan 8, 2016
Jan 3, 2016 Replays Wanted Hey guys, I used to cast for fun and have recently got some inspiration from Legacy of the Void to give it another shot. I'm not trying to be the next big caster and cast Blizzcon or anything special, just want to have some fun casting games! However, instead of finding random pro replays, I would like to cast random games sent in by random players! Below I'll post a link to a game a cast recently to warm up and spread awareness. I'll also include an email you can send your games to. Thanks for helping me out and I hope to see your games! Sample Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX6q6r5qf6g (Should be 1080p 60FPS if not it's processing) Email: DarkslayerReplays@gmail.comDarkslayerTV5 Jan 3, 2016
Jan 3, 2016 Shadows of the Past 3 years after Amon's death, the Dominion under the leadership of Valerian Mengsk instituted new reforms allowing greater civil liberties for all. However not everyone welcomed these changes and dissident factions conspired to oust Valerian from the throne. Their assassination attempt failed as the ghost Nova played a significant part in saving Valerian's life. She soon after discovered who the conspirators were, and those who were not captured were forced to flee for the outer worlds where the presence of the Dominion was not as strong as it was during its prime. Here, the conspirators waged guerrilla warfare and incited local rebellions. In order to maintain Dominion Sovereignty, Valerian sent former rebel-now-admiral Matt Horner to deal with this problem, confident that his occupation as a former rebel would be invaluable in rooting out the rebels. As a failsafe, he sent Nova to find the heads of the rebellion and bring them back dead or alive. The rebellion lasted merely six months and Valerian moved to put in place his reforms and recolonization efforts. However, new problems rose over the horizon. Although the Dominion still laid claimed over planets that were devastated by Amon, both the Kel-Morians and the Umojans have begun to aggressively colonize on such planets. As the Dominion bore the brunt of Amon's Golden Armada while the other two nations suffered far less casualties in comparison, there was little the new emperor could do but be patient and rebuild what he can. 3 years of rebuilding was not enough. Realizing that with the Dominion military itself was already spread quite thin and that trying to defend the Dominion's claim to these planets would be astronomically costly, Valerian sought a different approach. He sold the claims to those planets to the highest bidder. The money was used for the military, rebuilding industries destroyed in the war, and for relief aid. Perhaps there would be a day those planets would come back to the fold but Valerian knew that such a day would be some time in the far future. After much deliberation, the Spear of Adun was kept operational to assist in colonization efforts as well as using its matrix drive and massive production capabilities to rebuild Aiur. For the most part, the reclamation of Aiur has proceeded smoothly and for this reason, the Protoss are more untied than before. Yet in spite of this common goal, stirrings of discontent is felt within the fabric of Protoss society. Protoss society has become a melting pot of culture from the Purifiers, Khalai, Nerazim and even some former Tal'darim. These differences in culture have yielded brief sparks of violence over the years as the Hierarchy tries its best to accommodate all. For the Khalai who were so ingrained with the Khala, the transition to a life without it has not been an easy nor comfortable one. The Zerg Swarm is led by Zagara and she has been quiet in the last 5 years. No one quite knows what she is up to and any attempt at scouting out Zerg controlled worlds have been met with failures. The Protoss have responded to this by creating a defensive perimeter on the outskirts of Zerg space. The Purifors have moved Cybros near Zerg space for the purpose of constructing a preliminary defensive line. Hybrids are still alive but comparatively few in number. Nearly all of them went into hiding, bidding their time. The Protoss have launched expeditionary fleets into different sectors to root them out and wipe off the last traces of Amon from the world. ================ Application: Name: Age: Gender Faction: Purifier/Khalai/Nerazim/Tal'darim Class: Zealot, dragoon, civilian, researcher, etc. Backstory: As it is 5 years later, cities have sprung already sprung up. As a member of the Protoss, you will be starting in a city square.whereupon a crowd is beginning to gather.Animus10 Jan 3, 2016
Jan 2, 2016 Corporate Law (IC) Welcome to Earth, circa 2361. The world is controlled by massive corporations and conglomerates too numerous to count, each with their own respective domains and areas of influence. Technology has advanced considerably from what we know it to be now. Quantum computers and absolute zero freezers are all too common (But they just ruin food) and Antimatter weapons are a constant fear; somewhat similar to Nukes now, but with ten times the destructive potential. Each corporation is also locked in an insane war for total control of the world. Other advancements, too, have been made. Certain corporations are very close to being able to create lifeforms from scratch, and others have materials tougher than you could ever imagine. But what is the central development? Demigods. Demigods are creatures that all companies began developing around the same time, and they are truly some of the most powerful things you've ever seen. Their abilities go far beyond the point of what one would imagine humanly possible, even to the point of magic. While most companies have only one, some are still developing theirs and others have two or more. Demigods take decades of development and research to create, and they're usually extremely psychologically unstable. All demigods of a certain corporation usually have the same flaw, whether being extremely anti-authoritarian and revolting against their corporation or going completely insane and falling into a hallucination-filled coma after a few years. So yeah, let's get the ball rolling. OOC thread can be located here: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/16951955499?page=1FlCoDamThree196 Jan 2, 2016
Dec 30, 2015 StarCrafts mod? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAYrRPEU4KI Hi, I really love the StarCrafts series that Carbot made. I heard there's a StarCrafts mod now, but I can't seem to find it on my game. Where can I find the mod so I can play my games with this mod? Thanks!Schnookums3 Dec 30, 2015
Dec 28, 2015 Nothing Just put this here for no reason.ThisGuy6 Dec 28, 2015
Dec 27, 2015 Legacy of the Boisez script...Spear of Adun Karax: "A Sony 72inch Flatscreen, a marvel in Khalia engineering and one of the last remaining in Stock during Black Friday sales. Each optimized and included with a superb home theater system to ensure the maximum immersion when watching !@#$ and StarCraft esports in a dark time, like 10pm or so. Within these chambers holds contingents of Zealots...Templar whose Bro-hood is unmatched to the loyalist of any Bro to watch Adult Swim with on this new Flatscreen...Although it pains me greatly, I have began informing them that Showtime and HBO are not included in the cable package. The Ship's lower decks contains a Keg and a beer pong table set up, capable to provide hours of fun with Bros and Bras alike. There is much to learn about this party...It's designed for bros but will have a high turnout of chicks. We are on board to get laid tonight and it will be a glorious time for when how our culture of Bro-dom shined like a refrigerator filled with booze on a Friday night. Your Galaxy 5s's contacts list has been updated, Hierarch. From There you can hit up Selendis to bring her girlfriends to the party." Artanis: "With this party and new flatscreen, we will transpire the most kick %^- Protoss frat party, Bro Karax. And we will acquire free pizza from the Templar!"Artanis1 Dec 27, 2015
Dec 15, 2015 The Prophecy of the Chunk Inside the vaults of time on the distant land of New Jersey reads a prophecy of the one to restore balance to the esport of StarCraft 2. Within this prophecy it reads "The One who can beat the game's mightiest champions while under the influence shall become The Chunk, the sacred competitive star craft 2 player who gets inebriated before tournaments, it is also said that this person will go on to conquer the mightiest tournaments not recalling on who he played against or what he did to win" ...Some philosophers believe it is the raw energy of the Chunk's true self taking over and the body is too fragile to remember the godly micro and macro skills of The Chunk....and the only indication to spot The Chunk is to find the player who pukes on his keyboard during a tournament match and continues the match and beats the opponent... May dawn come to the era of The Chunk and the nearest McDonalds to cure the Chunk's hangover the next day...Artanis2 Dec 15, 2015
Dec 11, 2015 How does one DT rush in LOTV? This happened to me and messed up my economy and crippled me bad...I lost the game, Aiur, my dignity,, my wife, and everything. Anyway I get the concept of sending cloaked units early to harass but I'm curious how does one DT rush effectively and do it right...LOTV proves to be a faster game then previous Star Crafts with more workers and junk so I want to hear your thoughts on countering this and doing thisArtanis2 Dec 11, 2015
Dec 7, 2015 What happened to this place? What hapnd to us What happened to us? What happened to the RPs? Why can I find no good trolling opportunities here anymore :(!? I miss the good old days. We were all best pals! Except for the part where we weren't and the conflict was so fun! Nothing was better than rolling up my chair so I could inject myself uninvited to a decent RP and assert myself into the story. Sometimes writing so much as to spam the occasional roleplay. Occasionally watching you destroy each other's stories on your own, or arguing about who's bar it was and why I and my compatriots were a scourge to the "establishment" and that one time you tried to ban me, and that other time, and then that time I was banned, and then that other time, and that other time, and that... you get the picture. So fun that all was! I miss old faces and old conflicts and old superstitions. I wish a new set of trolls would come in here and make things interesting again. Surely you agree that the old days were the best!Nukester14 Dec 7, 2015
Dec 1, 2015 The goliath-thor connection Hello everyone! If the terran goliath were in pokemon, his evolved form would be the thor. Think about it... 1. They are both vehicles that walk on legs 2. Their arms both end in ballistic cannons 3. They both carry surface-to-air missiles on their backs Look at their appearance in general. Doesn't the goliath just look like a baby thor?Poe10 Dec 1, 2015
Nov 25, 2015 Ghosts' steady targeting is a useless skill if do not take damage, ghost will make 170 damage. and it takes 50 energy. we know this is designed to against the Brood Lord and the Ultralisk, but how many times do ghosts do what a terran player want them to do? terran army usually fall back when against the zergs, thus ghosts cannot get a suitable situation. even a zergling can make the damage to ghosts. also, i find that when many ghosts use steady targeting to one single target, a ultralisk for example. if there are 10 ghosts use the skill at the same time, but only 3 useful. when finished, i find that all 10 ghosts have spent 50 energy,no matter the single ghost successfully use the skill or not. so, is this a bug, or designed on purpose? and, ghosts are less useful than before when against protoss. 2 ghost can kill a templar in a short time in HOTS, but now ghosts can only use EMP when he see a templar, cause it is really easy to make a little damage by protoss's army. I miss the earlier ghosts than these.MilkTea1 Nov 25, 2015
Nov 23, 2015 Were's the hot action? - Starcrafties #1 Were's the hot action? A short story by Tribbles production. The first chapter of my series called Starcrafties. Set on an unknown planet, a team of Terran, a brood of Zerg and an armada of Protoss are all pitted against each other in a teeth grinding FFA. Who will fall, who will prevail? Inspired by the popular Starcrafts, Starcrafties is the next hit in Starcraft fan fiction. (Hopefully) (darn this cliche storyline) Note: First paragraph is first person G'day mate, my name is Base, Logan Base. I am a Hellion but not just any Hellion, I am an Outback Hunter. When the Hellion was in testing stage some of us drivers liked the prototype version more than the finished. They let us keep the prototypes and we dubbed ourselves the Outback Hunters. Our weapons are superior than the original, they only changed them for "smoother driving". I think it was just a stupid excuse so they could get a break from having to make bigger stuffs. I know scouts are supposed to be fast but what if they get into danger? Roasting them is better than running, I don't want to look like no coward. My momma raised a brave boy. Anyways, there is one way we are inferior, three wheels. It's harder for us to get back on our feet if our tyres are damaged. Because of our bigger weapons there is no room for a spare tyre and that's how most of my mates bit the dust. Those stupid Brood Lords, the Broodlings are so much smaller than Zerglings yet they are so much more vicious. They climb all over the wheels and munch through them as well as they do to human flesh. The most bugging thing about Brood Lords are that they fly. No Hellion is hitting that bogey anytime soon. Interested? Feedback is appreciated.Tribbling1 Nov 23, 2015