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1d FUN 14 MINUTE RAPID-FIRE HISTORY OF GAMING https://youtu.be/N75OmiKt2Yo I thought you might all enjoy it. Love to know what you think!BigAlChubbs0 1d
6d Anyone else mad about C&C Rivals? I know it's not SC related, but really we're all fans of RTS so it's such a disappointment to see how low the only other classic RTS series has fallen. Is EA that intimidated by SC2 that they've willingly backed out of the genre or do they just not really care? I thought C&C 3 was great it actually has my favorite RTS campaign of all time. The narrative was awesome how you play GDI first and feel like you kicked !@#, but then play through essentially the same events as Nod and Scrin and realize that they also won the war in their own way (just forget C&C4 happened). Anyway does anyone else remember C&C fondly and feel a little upset about what it's become?FajitaEata21 6d
Jun 17 Starcraft FPS Marine Game? Would it not be possible for Blizzard to make an FPS through the eyes of a marine in the starcraft universe? And more importantly would it have a fanbase? I am a fan of all the blizzard games (except hearthstone, I got MTG for that) but I think blizzard would excel at making an Marine style fps. They could even do a multiplayer class based system with the different units they have. Pretty much just trying to see if there is an actual fan base for it :PRakus10 Jun 17
Jun 17 Your options are... ... 50 hawks, 10 crocodiles, 3 brown bears, 15 wolves, 1 hunter, 7 cape buffalo, 10,000 rats, 5 gorillas and 4 lions - you must pick 2 that will defend you while the rest are coming to kill you. Which do you pick and why? Personally, I choose 50 hawks and the hunter. Logically speaking, the hunter can use anything, so he can just sit in a bunker with machine guns, flamethrowers, C4's, grenade launchers, and RPGs. Even though I'm facing 10k rats... I don't think they can stand up to grenade launchers and flamethrowers.soUuRrRStEvO1 Jun 17
Jun 16 Avilo bunkbed Ive been wondering what happend to avilo bunkbed... I remember that he uninstalled it on the stream, but then he said couple of times that the bunkbed is in the house somewhere... I wonder what it use for nowJohnRambo6 Jun 16
Jun 15 RIP Command and Conquer Not sure if many of you saw the EA E3 conference. One of the greatest foundations for the RTS genre, Command and Conquer, has once again been defiled by EA games. It’s a shame. Such an awesome universe tarnished again and again by greed and corruption. It deserves a better company. I can only hope one day the IP will fall into the correct hands.xDRAMAGIRLx1 Jun 15
Jun 5 Dear Snorers: I know you can't control it and I applaud those who actively seek medical help if the snoring is unreasonably bad...but most of you don't seek medical attention. Excessively loud snoring and sleep apnea that bypasses noise cancelling heqdphones+white noise is outright torture (seriously, sleep depervation is a form of torture). I bring this up because of a growing attitute of entitlement Ive noticed when dealing with heavy snorers. Especially the ones who dont try to fix the issue. If you snore heavily or have sleep apnea until you address the issue...do not be a roommate or dorm with another person...be a little considerate to the other person who has classes or a job which relies on them sleeping properly. Just a mini rant after having to take a personal day because my fat, lazy roommate has sleep apnea they didnt disclose when moving in which is now costing me my sanity and sleep. It would have been taken care of if her fat, lazy !@#$ would have dealt with the issue and just gotten a CPAP machine since she had a sleep study done and knew about the sleep apnea.DankTemplar77 Jun 5
May 20 Will my old maphacks still work with SC:R? I see the community whining about 12 unit selection and what not. The reason I quit playing SC1 was because maphax/multicommand became the norm on bnet. I hope blizz does more than just give hd makeover.StarCheese3 May 20
May 18 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Who's excited for it? Honestly, I am now tempted to get it since the CoD developers finally seemed to get their head straight as they removed wall-jumping and jet-packs. Also, it's coming the Battle.net, it's gonna have Prop Hunt, and the graphics are sooo smexy.SeaWhole0 May 18
May 16 Can’t change my avatar here. Is there a fix for this? It isn’t the avatar displayed in game, and login screens from my profile here don’t seem to let me change it.Galgus2 May 16
May 9 How to cook Butternut Squash? So normally my family eats a lot of yellow, white, or zuccinni squash. The other day there were some butternut squash at the grocery, and I bought them. I figured wtf, dieticians say you should eat some of them. So we didn't know how to cook them. I looked online and some people bake them, some people boil them. I didn't know what to do, so I cut them in half length-wise and put them in a pan with water in the glass casserole pan so they wouldn't dry out, and microwaved them for about 15 minutes on high. They came out with the soft texture of a baked potato. They taste alright, but not great. I don't know how to season them, and the taste is a tad more "Pumpkinny" than I expected.Wade6 May 9
May 5 Starcraft Ghost Cinematic Remastered? Hopefully this is the right place to post this question. To my knowledge, the best quality that the Starcraft Ghost Cinematic Trailer can be seen is in 480p on youtube. Does anyone know of a higher quality version? I wonder if somewhere in the blizzard archives, if they have a higher resolution version, or maybe the original files that could be rendered again in 1080p. I know it's a long shot, but that dang cinematic is so good, it's a damn shame we haven't been able to see it in better quality.CxZwei0 May 5
May 1 Laptop for sc2 So I’m looking for a cheap laptop that will run Starcraft smoothly but I have no idea what to look for besides the minimum system requirements. And one have a suggestion of a decent laptop under 300 that I can play sc2 on? Doesn’t have to be amazing just wanna be able to play while I’m away without burning a hole in my pocket -thanksXDeathwishX3 May 1
Apr 24 Anyone have a Runescape Account? Hi, I hope this doesn't violate any of the forum rules. I've been looking to get back into Runescape, as its a nostalgic game from my childhood. Unfortunately, I don't have my account anymore, being 7 or 8ish years since I've last played. If anyone has an mid/high level account they no long use and would be willing to give up to help a fellow gamer out, I would be extraordinarily grateful! Being a student my time is limited. I've started on a new account, however I simply can't put in the hours to grind away and really want to experience some of the mid/end game content again! I'll be sure to pass the favour on :) Anyways, hope everyone is enjoying Starcraft! Happy gaming, MikeMikewait4 Apr 24
Apr 22 it sad to pay over 150$ for a free to play it sad to pay over 150$ for a free to playMiow6 Apr 22
Apr 20 Outcome: TRAIN GO BOOM!!!SeaWhole0 Apr 20
Apr 10 Right... What the hell kind of name is Soap, eh? How'd a muppet like you pass selection?SeaWhole0 Apr 10
Apr 9 Old School FMP starcraft1 players Hey, whats up? Don't know if I'll find anyone from there on here but why not try? Any old school fastest players from starcraft1 still playing this game? I'm from VGT and SCD. Anyways, there's a new league for fastest in starcraft that's going on. Decent amount of activity. OP UGL US. WestDeWSePH4 Apr 9
Apr 6 MiSi SC2 Dev Group Hi, I'm starting an SC2 Dev Group called MiSi; MiSi will be ran on Discord, and will ideally, be working on several Map and/or Mod Projects at a time, Members will be able to choose what Projects they wish to work on, and will be separated by their Roles; which detail the Types of Work they can contribute. With several Roles, Members will be diverse in Skills and will be better able to co-operate with others. Members will be able to propose their own Projects and proposed Projects have their own Channels, which Members who join the Projects can use to help them Develop and Communicate. Proposed Projects each have 3 Role-Tiers, Entry-Tier, Development-Tier, and Moderation-Tier; leaders of the Project enter with Moderation-Tier, while Coders and File-Editors enter as Development-Tier; Idea-Makers and Balancers enter as Entry-Tier. Tiers are selected based on the Skill-Type Roles of the Member. All Finished or Ready Maps and Mods will be Officially Uploaded to BNet under the MiSi Account and all Map Descriptions and Loading Screens will host Links to the Discord as well as an Explanation that MiSi is a Group and not one person. All Credits to Participants in a Project will be compiled into the Project List on the Discord. Do you want to join MiSi or learn more? Join https://discord.gg/tsEBkY6 to join as a Fan; if you wish to join as a Member, fill out an Application in the 'role-application' Text Channel, and visit the FAQ to find how to Propose or Join a Project's Team, or wait until the Group has grown large enough to actually finish a Project. Currently, MiSi hosts 1 Potential Project, intended as a Starter-Project to help us figure out if this form of Map Making is feasible, as well as it being a relatively Small Project, however if completed will ensure that we as a Team can create many diverse Features, and Accomplishments in the future. This does not mean that Project-Proposals are off the table right now, everything is open ^~^ Hope to see you there!~keenan1 Apr 6
Apr 1 Salute to StarCraft WoW - Solved - Hello, I'm looking for someone that has one of the StarCraft pets on WoW, and I wanted to get the “Salute to StarCraft” Feat of Strength, it would be a great help to me, as I spend a good hour going server to server, looking for people on a limited account due to not having an active subscription. I can't post in the WoW forum due to not having an active subscription, which I don't want to spend $19 just to get it, if I can do it for free, which I don't plan on coming back to WoW for awhile.Shadowds1 Apr 1
Mar 30 Remastered Starcraft Been playing the Remastered Starcraft more, not sure why but it is good and clear again. Starcraft 2 is for tons of memory so systems may not find it overly advantageous to switch.Hadrian4 Mar 30
Mar 29 test testing!iILuZioN1 Mar 29
Mar 28 Legend of Zelda: Whats your favorite game? Mine is The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. My second favorite is The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Soooo. Discuss.Zizzlfied39 Mar 28
Mar 19 WarCraft II Remastered? What about it? And what about War3 on battle.net 2.0 with leagues and achievements.Shafun23 Mar 19
Mar 12 Browse the game forums without playing game Who else has done this in games that they don't play anymore but browse and post in the forums very often like frequently?DuvalierRock5 Mar 12
Mar 11 Protoss and Zerg in Pathfinder/D&D 3.5 One of my favorite hobbies aside from my investment into the Blizzard series was playing D&D...and eventually moving to Pathfinder when I discovered how much simpler it made the game. I'm currently running a quest right now that I called "Hybrid Initiative" which is basically an story in between when Aiur was retaken, but before Into the Void. NOTE: Unless you're actually interested in the D&D campaign I'm running, you can skip this next paragraph as it's just an overview of the campaign and not what this post is about It occurs with the StarCraft Universe being placed as if it was in the Pathfinder Golarion campaign setting universe with an altered timeline of events (Aiur being retaken and Into the Void occur with a 12 year difference instead of a 2 year difference). The big story is that a Hybrid Moebius Facility was detected on Golarion, and a Daelaam and Tal'Dairm ship went to investigate. One of the Daelaam ships exploded and the Tal'Dairm and Daelaam after a skirmish believing they were shot upon crashed on Golarion. Our current group is a Human Cavalier, a Half-Orc Paladin, a Tal'Dairm Bloodhunter, and a Daelaam Gunslinger. Explanation ends here One of the big things that I made for this campaign (considering it's theme) was a playable Protoss race that I wanted to share with all the people of the Blizzard community. I don't think know how many people play Pathfinder/D&D 3.5 on the forums, but if there is, I hope you would all enjoy these stat sheets. I tried to pay attention to the in game lore as strictly as I could when I was making these. You can feel free to comment on them if you are knowledgeable in Pathfinder. Protoss Racial Sheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_I55Z6j86HCdkJIZ1B3YW0zRXc Zerg Creature stat sheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_I55Z6j86HCcENLbG9jVXdQTncRampage2 Mar 11
Mar 7 Old games you loved Title says it all. What were the games you loved when you were a kid back in 1980s and 1990s? Me? Well, I remember: 1. Doom 2. Quake 3. Syndicate Wars 4. Theme Hospital 5. Rise of the Triad 6. Duke Nukem 3D 7. Mario Kart 64 8. Red Alert 9. Jazz Jackrabbit 2 And obvioulsy SC1 but I played it in 2001.Linkark36 Mar 7
Mar 7 Moderator, What did I do wrong this time? Like, this is off topic, isn't it?Wade2 Mar 7
Feb 27 The LOGOS argument for God. First of all, I need to stress that LOGOS and logos are potentially the same thing, but potentially logos is a sub-set of LOGOS. Capitalization is important here. So John's Gospel starts off with this: "IN the begining was the LOGOS and the LOGOS was with GOD and the LOGOS was GOD. He made all things, and without HIM was not anything made that was made." Is there a God? The short answers is "Yes". How can I prove John's claim correct logically? It works like this: 1) LOGOS is defined as the rational principle which governs reality. 2) Logos (lower case) is the set of laws which govern an individual universe, but this set is a sub-set of LOGOS(upper case). 3) The LOGOS is eternal, but we know universes are past finite. Therefore: 4) Universes must be created by a prior eternal reality, because of "From nothing comes Nothing" (Rene Descartes). Is LOGOS God with a mind? Or is LOGOS a mindless set of laws and concepts which randomly banged entre universes into existence? 5) We have a rational mind, which is governed by LOGOS and governed by Logos (lower case) in particular. Therefore Logos and LOGOS have the properties of a mind. If LOGOS did not have the properties of a mind we would not have the properties of a mind ourselves. 6) Since LOGOS is Almighty (creating and destroying? entire universes) and since LOGOS has the properties of a mind, then LOGOS has all the properties of an ALMIGHTY GOD. 7) Therefore, ALMIGHTY eternal GOD exists, and always has existed, because GOD is that eternal reality which is the first cause, the uncaused cause.Wade2 Feb 27
Feb 26 Moderator Question: Spiritual discussions Are we allowed to discuss theology or spirituality in this section? It says discuss anything unrelated to Starcraft, so I'm just wondering. if you say "Yes", I plan on discussing and resolving a paradox in the definition of Monotheism and Polytheism. I believe the nature of God is a bit different than people previously understood.Wade0 Feb 26
Feb 22 StarCraft Meets Command & Conquer? So, here's the scenario. Blizzard decides to acquire a new game to refresh their Strategy game audience. What better choice than the abandoned Command & Conquer (C&C) franchise?! Think about it... the creators of one of the greatest Strategy games of all time (SC) revitalizes and launches some new C&C games (huge already). C&C is arguably the only Strategy game that has had any sort of competition in the genre. The only thing holding back C&C advancement is an experienced Strategy development team. Not to mention, there is already blueprints out there for C&C 2 (since they quit on it while it was in beta). On top of that they could even bring in some new ideas for a future SC release! C&C left off with the new alien race Scrin... what if... Scrin was Zerg?! Imagine the possibilities!! What do you think?Sinista2 Feb 22
Feb 7 Steamed hams but it's a topic in the SC2Forum Well Seymour, I've made it. Despite your directions.HunterBolt1 Feb 7
Feb 4 Recommended book for backstory If I want to know Nova's backstory, Raynor/Tychus relationship, and Stukov's resurrection, which novels or books should I get and where I can get it in Thailand??Grandsalfang1 Feb 4
Jan 31 Is there a way to change hotkeys On Desert Strike ? (the arcade mini game)srav0 Jan 31
Jan 29 The Swarm Hungers! "The Brewed Descends!" https://i.imgur.com/4nhz6l3.gif "The Brewed Arrives!!!"Dauntless0 Jan 29
Jan 17 Character name change Many people can get bored of their name so I got 2 ideas First: if you can put IN-SHOP a character name change option it would be amazing for me Second: maybe if you cant put the character name change, maybe for each new update or each month I don't know maybe with the update you can give the users a new character name change. hope you take this idea in your minds and consider it wish you a good daySilverwolf0 Jan 17
Jan 17 So I just played LoL and I don't get it. Why is this game so popular? What's the appeal? So damn slow passed and repetitive, I was bored to tears.Geo28 Jan 17
Jan 17 So LoL... After playing LoL for such a long time I really feel burned out. Any tips on how to make the game feel good/fresh again?Phreak6 Jan 17
Jan 11 MW3- do you like it? After trying out the multiplayer (thanks for the free weekend, activision) I can say that I don't like mw3 very much. It's fun at times, but five elements of the game ruin it for me. 1. You need to have a ridiculously high rank to get a decent ranged gun. The only gun I found that was usable was the dual machine pistols, but those felt incredibly nooby. 2. Players have ridiculously low health. It feels like the first to shoot wins, all the time. That wouldn't be so bad... except for flaw #1. 3. Teamwork is entirely absent from the game, because of flaw #2 you don't have time to assist an teammate before they're shot down. 4. It's near impossible to distinguish players from the terrain of most maps. Every map has the same cluttered and smoky aesthetic too. 5. Camping is the optimal strategy because of flaws #1, #2, and #3. That said, my FPS of choice is halo, mostly because all weapons have advantages and disadvantages, everyone spawns with the same decent weapon, maps are easy to navigate, and it's not a quick-draw style FPS, which means teamwork is involved. I'm curious as to how the Mw3 fans think.SunTzu15 Jan 11
Jan 11 MW3 So, post your thoughts on MW3 here, guys. Have a nice day.aGNyghtTyme15 Jan 11
Jan 11 MW3 goes competitive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4IeETXtSXM&feature=g-u-lsb&context=G243ccdcFUAAAAAAADAA So.. yeah. I love how the commentators are trying to explain the ''strategic'' aspect of the game while the players only run and gun. Oh, it's also on the Xbox 360. They must have turned off auto-aim because the players miss a lot of shots.Splinterize10 Jan 11
Jan 11 StarCraft Emblems on Battlefield! http://emblemsbf.com/find/starcraft Here are some StarCraft emblems for those of you who play Battlefield 4, Battlfield: Hardline or Battlefield 1!soUuRrRStEvO0 Jan 11
Jan 11 Wall Calendar Hi, i have an very special question, since 5 years i buyed every year the starcraft wall calendar, but this year it seems there is no edition for the year 2017. Will the edition released in late november?sHoGuN2 Jan 11
Jan 8 List of best RTS games My criteria are: story, balance, multiplayer, continuous content, replayability, music, art. And important, I look from current player perspective - ie. I don't care about the historical context Order by how I like them: Warcraft 3 Starcraft 2 Starcraft 1 Age of Mythology Red Alert 2 Warcraft 2 Netstorm Warhammer Dawn of War 2 Warhammer Dawn Of War Warcraft 1 KKND 2 Red Alert Dune M.A.X. 2 I was never fan of age of empires with exception of mythology. If you forgot some game I played, it's possible, but it's for a good reason then. Blizzard creted RTS, and also RTS dies with blizzard. How can I legally play and buy warcraft 3 ?TyphonVexCZ3 Jan 8
Dec 22 Starcraft Tabletop RPG: Updated Files Hey folks. I announced my Starcraft Tabletop RPG here some time ago, and I wanted to give out links to my updated files. Also, in celebration of the release of Legacy of the Void, I’ve released my newest supplement, Monsters of Koprulu. It’s a bestiary and guide to creating creatures in the RPG. Next up is some touch ups on the protoss supplement. Big shout out to these deviant artists who contributed creature concepts to the newest supplement. phill-art.deviantart.com nicknightshade.deviantart.com Anyways, the updated files (hope you all enjoy them): Main Site: www.leovauntgamedesign.com Core Rulebook: http://www.leovauntgamedesign.com/L.Starcraft%20RPG%20Master%20Ruleset.pdf Supplement 1: The Zerg Swarm http://www.leovauntgamedesign.com/Starcraft%20RPGS1%20The%20Zerg.pdf Supplement 2: The Advanced Terran Training Manual http://www.leovauntgamedesign.com/Starcraft%20RPGS2%20The%20Advanced%20Terran%20Training%20Manual.pdf Supplement 3: The Protoss (alpha) http://www.leovauntgamedesign.com/Starcraft%20RPGS3%20The%20Protoss.pdf Supplement 4: Monsters of Koprulu http://www.leovauntgamedesign.com/Starcraft%20RPGS4%20Monsters%20of%20Koprulu.pdfLeovaunt2 Dec 22
Dec 20 3 Random Questions 1. Who is your favourite band or musician? 2. Chocolate or potato chips? 3. What is your favourite gaming console of all time? For me personally: 1. Linkin Park is my favourite band. 2. This is a hard question. If I say something now, it's likely that I will say the opposite if I get asked this questio again. 3. My favourite gaming console of all time is the Playstation 3. It can run a lot of games that I really enjoy, such as Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.soUuRrRStEvO2 Dec 20
Dec 19 Can Legacy of the Void be bought separately? Ok, So I own Sc2 WoL, and HotS. I was eventually going to buy Void later for single player but never really got around to it. So I decided to look it up, and I found that there wasn't an option to buy it separate from the whole pack. Am I just blind or something, or is there no option?TheOneDragon0 Dec 19
Dec 16 Image rights Hi. I have a website ready to launch, but I have two images of Starcraft 2 from Blizzard Entertainment on it. Do I have the rights to use these images on my website? The website and anything else is not for commercial use. Everything is free. The website is about a Starcraft 2 mod. One picture is used as a background and a transparent selfmade pattern lay over it. The other image is just shown normally. Both pictures I can't find anymore on the offical Starcraft 2 website. It is the usual Tychus image you can see here: http://hero.wikia.com/wiki/Tychus_Findlay and a planet picture which looks similar to this one: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/sC0z7z5G-88/maxresdefault.jpg Can anyone help me to answer these questions? Thanks!Red0 Dec 16