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Mar 1, 2018 Community Groups, Events, and Tournaments Although it may not be apparent to forum newcomers, the forum community is very well connected. There are a number of groups we communicate in, a bunch of fun events, and variety of forum tournaments. This is a thread for those who may not be forum regulars who want to learn more about the various forum groups and activities. It is meant to be continuously updated, so if you are an event organizer please post about your group, event, or tournament here and I will add it to the thread! If you run one of the listed events, post here if your thread is nearing the post cap (500 posts, 25 pages) and needs the thread limit increased and we'll see if we can get that fixed for you. Social Groups Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/aC6yV9 Forum Poster In-game Chat Group: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/7924143830 ... Forum Poster Skype Group: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/7924143830 ... Adopt-a-newb: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/7592800176#1 ... Obs Gaming: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/8569307014?page=1 ... Events Ladder Challenge: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/18194755354#14 ... Current Tournaments [None] Miscellaneous [ul]Community Streams: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/9499700426#1 ...TheSkunk46 Mar 1, 2018
May 7 The Newbies guide to StarCraft II Hello all StarCraft forum goers!!! I decided to make this thread to help out those are new to StarCraft or anybody who is struggling with ladder and looking to improve as a player. Below is a compilation of some things that I thought could assist the average newcomer looking for help. You don’t have to visit all of these links to improve or even any of them, but this is here for anybody who needs it. I included so many links because no one thing will work for everyone so I have gathered all this here so you may decide what will work best for you as an individual and as a StarCraft gamer :D! I will continue to update this thread and add new things as I find them. If you are a StarCraft veteran or newbie and you have anything to add to the list simply post it in the comments and I will add it to the list. Any feedback you have to help better the thread will be greatly appreciated!! Whether you have anything to add to the list, would like to see something edited, or even think I added something that should be removed, all feedback is welcome and will be taken into consideration. For those of you just joining StarCraft II or wanting to get more involved in StarCraft II I strongly suggest you check out Day9 daily #269 and the other Day9 dailies in the Beginner Day9 section. If you have never played an RTS game I would also recommend checking out the beginners guide under the TeamLiquids website section. It explains some of the basics concepts a bit and should give you a good starting point to choose where you want to go with the knowledge. Magnet also has been creating a great guide series for those new to the game that can help those who are beginners and up to the intermediates. Videos, Tutorials, and streams Watching videos and streams of StarCraft is one of the greatest ways to learn. You can watch pro players play so you can copy builds, learn timings, and to help you understand the game better. Many people also post videos online to help give you tips and tricks to “Be a better gamer” – Day9 Starcraft II: World Championship portal (For all things WCS and to watch pro players play) http://wcs.battle.net/sc2/en#schedule WCS season’s 1 and 2 replays http://media.blizzard.com/sc2/replays/WCS-Season1-and-2-Replays.zip WCS Season 1 of 2014 http://wcs.battle.net/sc2/en/articles/wcs-2013-global-finals-and-2014-season-1-replays Blizzard released all of the pro level replays from WCS seasons 1 and 2. If you ever wanted to copy your favorite pros builds and get every little detail that even the casters miss, well then this is the place to do it. “The foreigner scene benefited tremendously from seeing the Korean well-honed builds in all their replay intricacies. Every SC2 notebook opened up after that news.” Streams to watch • Twitch streams http://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/StarCraft%20II%3A%20Heart%20of%20the%20Swarm • Community Streams http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/9499700426#1 RootCatZ http://www.twitch.tv/rootcatz Artosis (A well-known StarCraft caster) http://www.twitch.tv/artosis Day9 (A well-known StarCraft caster) http://day9.tv/archives/ Magnet's Video Tutorials (For every race!) A great collection of "tutorials that are aimed at beginners and intermediate players, but advanced players could pick up a thing or two from watching. They are all contained in a playlist, so you can get started here!" Magnets thread: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/12162856313 Direct link to youtube guides: Protoss: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1A8B75D9D089AE92 Terran: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4D757697403A0519 Zerg: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3C4D68C33BED8B17 Day9 beginner videos • Daily #132 - Mental Checklist http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-132-back-to-basics-the-mental-checklist/ • Daily #252 - Secrets of hotkeys, APM and mouse movement http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-252-secrets-of-hotkeys-apm-and-mouse-movement/ • Daily #269 – How to get into sc2 http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-269-newbie-tuesday-how-to-get-into-sc2/ • Daily #312 - How to learn and improve http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-312-newbie-tuesday-how-to-learn-and-improve/ • Daily #419 - Fixing 1 problem at a time http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-419-newbie-tuesday-fixing-1-problem-at-a-time/ Day9 beginner/Intermediate videos These are videos I would like to have put in the beginner section but I wanted to keep that section small and I couldn’t decide one way or another so I put them here. • Daily #184 – Newbie Tuesday #1 http://youtu.be/epMo2fLDU1Q • Daily #480 – Finding Leaks in your play http://day9.tv/d/Day9/newbie-tuesday-finding-leaks-your-play/ • Daily #481 – Zerg Leak finder http://day9.tv/d/Day9/newbie-tuesday-zerg-leak-finder/ • Daily #434 – Simplifying problems http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-434-newbie-tuesday-simplifying-problems/ Day9 intermediate videos • Daily -#257 Refining Mechanics http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-257-newbie-tuesday-refining-mechanics/ • Daily - #261 Mechanics #2 http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-261-newbie-tuesday-mechanics-2/ • Daily - #285 Stealing a Build http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-285-newbie-tuesday-stealing-a-build/ • Daily - #289 Refining a stolen build http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-289-newbie-tuesday-refining-a-stolen-build/ • Daily - #340 Gold level analysis http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-340-newbie-tuesday-gold-level-analysis/ • Daily - #341 Reprioritizing your to do list http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-341-newbie-tuesday-reprioritizing-your-to-do-list/ • Daily - #360 Mental Checklist: Exercises http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-360-mental-checklist-exercises/ Apollo (Yet another well-known StarCraft caster) ApolloSC2 Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/dignitasApollo/featured Starcraft II tutorials for all races (Warning: This was made for Wings of Liberty but it should still be helpful) http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPW1oxf-pY2z_TlIpqbP5QU_R940oevX9 Terran HotS tutorial part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQo2NIM_Ayw Quick Tips from Apollo • A hotkey setup for terran http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvoainJ_U_c&feature=c4-overview&list=UU_pdrFR2cNTk8IPpdwMFmdQ • How to correctly reinforce your Zerg army http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSQJGpalufo&list=PLPW1oxf-pY2xl4bAxglkCGOMiivDhNzuj FilterSC (Starcraft streamer and well known for his bronze to master’s series) FilterSC YouTube Profile http://www.youtube.com/user/filtersc/featured General Bronze to Masters HotS http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyRd56uoh38q4rBlQzYrkSUYogfsLV98B Terran Bronze to Masters HotS http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyRd56uoh38pWI3hITzzf3Btm36QD3ATi FilterSC: HoTS Bronze to Masters - Protoss http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3CmL64w6TRMWRP2l2mru717TyMxokVUn Combating Ladder Anxiety http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKIbExelPwk FilterSC Twitch Stream http://www.twitch.tv/filtersc HTOMario (A grandmaster meching player on NA) HTOMario’s YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/Sc2Yosho/videos HTOMario: How to Mech TvP http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3CmL64w6TRMSmLo4FnHZK87vb-VP386P HTOMario a TvP video guide compilation! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7dmJpss_DxACl3C6oaA7Rzvh16OZ-sUC HTOMario a TvZ video guide Compilation! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7dmJpss_DxB4zmmJFFwR555v8B2gpuGf How to Mech TvZ Part 1 - The build order http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjGgD8PhMJEKillerofGods152 May 7
May 28 In Memory of John “TotalBiscuit” Bain We here at Blizzard Entertainment are devastated to learn of the passing of John “TotalBiscuit” Bain, one of our most valued personalities and creators. John’s contributions to the StarCraft II community have been both immense and enduring over the years; these include serving as a team owner alongside Genna Bain, professional commentator, and tournament operator. Most of all, John was always unabashedly himself – his passion and honest feedback helped us make better games and better decisions for all players. Our deepest condolences go out to Genna and all those whose lives he touched. John, thank you for everything. We will miss you.Traysent35 May 28
May 23 Community Update - March 12, 2019 Greetings! After an epic final and an emotional championship ceremony at IEM Katowice, we got to witness soO take home a championship win! It was an uphill battle as he started the series being down 0–2, but in the end, he pulled it off and came through with a victory. Congratulations to soO! Speaking of IEM, we saw a lot of cool strategies employed throughout the tournament, including Gumiho’s Battle Mech, as well as the subject of our first discussion topic: Nydus Worms. Nydus Network/Nydus Worm Nydus Worms will now have 3 armor instead of 5 armor when emerging. While we love seeing some of the new strategies involving the Nydus Worm in action, we feel it can sometimes take too much of a commitment to stop a Worm from emerging even if the defender spots it right away. To help remedy this, we’re reducing the Nydus Worms’ armor while they emerge to give small groups of basic units—like Zerglings, Zealots, and Marines—an easier time taking them out, provided they discover them within a reasonable time frame. At the same time, we’d still like to keep some of its bonus armor intact to preserve its resilience against worker pulls. Forge/Cybernetics Core Level 1 upgrade times increased by 15 seconds. Level 2 upgrade times increased by 18 seconds. Level 3 upgrade times increased by 22 seconds. Over the past few months, we’ve been following discussions within the community surrounding the TvP matchup, much of it centered around Protoss’s ability to build an upgrade advantage over Terran. To address this, we’d like to reduce the windows in which Protoss are able to gain that advantage over Terran by increasing the Protoss upgrade durations. As upgrades have historically been particularly impactful, we’ll be keeping a close eye on this change. Our current plan is to release these changes to live servers on Monday, March 25. However, in order to give players ample practice time, these changes will be available for testing on the Testing tab and the Balance Test mod starting today. As always, let us know your thoughts!Balance Team200 May 23
May 12 "Help a Noob" for players new or returning! New or returning to StarCraft and have a question? Lower league player looking for advice? Anyone of any level of skill can ask any questions relating to SC2. If you answer, make sure you're correct! Be as helpful and specific as you can in your reply, help each other out, and ignore/report trolling. Even if nobody else contributes, I'll try to answer every question to the best of my ability. Resources: Check out the "Adopt A Newb" channel in-game: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/7592800176 reddit.com/r/allthingsprotoss/ (or zerg/terran -- be sure to check out their discords) http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/9882048889 - The Newbies guide to StarCraft II - collection of links to good learning resources /r/starcraft does this and it's fairly successful, so I thought I'd see how it goes here.TheSkunk309 May 12
Apr 17 New Forum Platform and Features! We are now ready for our forums to transition to the new platform! Blizzard games such as Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Warcraft III Reforged have already transitioned over if you’d like to explore what’s to come. New forums allow you to more easily navigate current topics, encourage more constructive discussions, and reward positive contributions to the community. Here’s a few of the new features we’re excited about: Tracking and Updates The Blizz Tracker has returned to help you quickly find official posts. You can now easily find threads that you’ve previously viewed. Better text formatting. Threads now update in real time without needing to refresh. Threads now infinitely scroll – no more navigating page by page. The forums will also remember what you’ve read and where you left off! Sorting and Search A new “Advanced Search” feature will make looking for older posts easier. You can now sort posts by “Top” or “Latest” with configurable timeframes. Notifications You can now enable notifications for when you are tagged in posts and replies. Flagging The “report post” feature has been upgraded to a flagging system with multiple options. You can also check the new forums syntax guide and details about trust levels, written by one of our forum MVPs. The transition is expected to happen later this month, and please keep in mind that the current forums will be available in a read-only state for a short period of time. As such, be sure to save your favorite conversations elsewhere if you plan to revisit old memories in the future. New posts will automatically be directed to the new platform.Cydra0 Apr 17
May 2, 2018 Community Feedback Archive – 2018 Below you will find all of the Community updates that have been posted this year. Community Update – January 12, 2018 Community Update – January 22, 2018 Community Update – February 5, 2018 Community Update – March 6, 2018 Community Update – March 13, 2018 Community Update – April 19, 2018 Community Update – May 8, 2018 Community Update – May 24, 2018Traysent2 May 2, 2018
Feb 9, 2012 MVPs: Most Valuable Forum Posters If you frequent Blizzard forums you’ve no doubt seen jade text stamped across threads here and there. Those with the power to wield green words are regular players -- just like you -- who’ve been recognized for their contributions to the forums in one way or another. And since we want to provide these player advocates with the resources they need to continue being awesome posters, MVPs have direct lines of contact with Blizzard community managers. Our goal is to find frequent posters who are a positive influence on the gaming community in some form, whether it be through posting strategy guides or tips on various aspects of gameplay, or even just bringing a positive and constructive tone to the forums when socializing with their peers. If you or someone you know fits the description of a Most Valuable Poster as laid out in the MVP FAQ, email us at MVPs@Blizzard.com. We select MVPs based on a large set of criteria, so don’t be discouraged from putting your name out there if you only post on, say, the Protoss Discussion or DPS Class Role forums. MVPs are welcome to post wherever they’re comfortable, including across the Diablo III, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft forums. But remember! The key to being a strong candidate is having a solid posting history. We’re always on the lookout for the next shining beacon of good within the community to join the illustrious ranks of our MVPs. Want to know more about how a Blizzard MVP operates? World of Warcraft MVP Eldacar recently spoke with WoW Insider in this behind-the-scenes interview: http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/02/09/behind-the-scenes-with-a-blizzard-forums-mvp-green/Zarhym1 Feb 9, 2012
May 29 Makin Bio stim AI Suggestion: Making an AI for bio stim that can be manually turned on by rightclickin the stim icon. How it will work: Whenever a biounit with stim gets in attacking range of an opposing unit or structure it will automaticly stim a nonstimed unit. Can not restim until stim runs out. Goal of change: Giving terran more fredom to micro other things during battle like. Targetfire with tanks split bio siege liberators use ravens. Targetfire with mines use vikings or emp with ghosts.Letsgo0 May 29
May 29 GSPL Global Starcraft Protoss League so exciting;) which protoss player do you think is going to succeed?Soma22 May 29
May 29 Making bios Stim an AI Makin bio micro a bit easier for terran to let them focus more on other aspects of the game. My suggestion is create an auto function on stim that can be manually turned on by rightclicking stim. Briefly how it would work, The AI would automaticly stim a bio unit whenever its in attacking range of an opposing unit or building. The Ai cant restim a unit before the stim runs out. What is the goal of this change: To take of a small micro move away, that would let terran focus more on other aspects of the micro like splitting targetfiering with tanks moving vikings and using emps ravens siege libs or just multitask or macro. Thoughts?Letsgo0 May 29
May 29 Nerf fast Prism warp-in, maybe? Right now there is no such thing in midgame PvX as "defenders advantage". Talking from a Zerg's perspective: my opponent has a faster rallying point in front of my natural, then me moving roaches from 3 bases. Maybe it is time to at least make that warp-in longer?MisterAL33 May 29
May 29 When units counter their counter When units counter their counter, it's time for a nerf. https://streamable.com/m5vwg Maxed corruptors vs maxed battlecruiser. Corruptors are supposed to be the hard counter to armored flying units. He kills all the corruptors while losing 4 of his 17 BCs. If 30 corruptors only kill 4 bcs, it means it would take 256 supply of corruptors to win that fight. That's a total of FOUR remaxes on corruptors. That's assuming no SCV repair, no missile turret support, etc. It isn't possible to get enough army supply to win that fight, meaning you need spores (which don't cost supply) in order to win. That transforms the game into an hour-long turtlefest and that is BAD GAME DESIGN. Blizzard, you've made the terran race a meme in your quest to make it easier for foreign terran professionals to play it. Never before has a race had this low-skilled, low-effort free wins before. The battlecruiser is proxy-3-rax-reaper levels of broken but without the micro requirements. At least 3 rax reaper had a skill barrier to using it. Furthermore, the meta should encourage trying to actively win the game. Metas like this encourage turtling and stalling and dragging the game out and it is very bad game design. Time to go back to playing terran until the balance team stops doing hard drugs.tEhbAtZ222 May 29
May 29 let us change the main screen why are we forced to watch Stetmann dancing on a stupid songCoin6 May 29
May 29 GSL Code S Season 2 Group 3 Welcome, everyone! This is the GSL Code S Season 2 Group 3! That's the only reason why I'm up at bloody 4.30am today. I'm going to root for Special! Impact looks good too. From what Artosis says, it seems like Trap is a clear favorite. Let's go, everybody!AdMech39 May 29
May 29 Twitch Prime MAY 23/2019 PDT - Vorazun Its May 23/2019 and Vorazun is not available as part of Twitch Prime. What is going on? On StarCraft 2's 4.9.0 match notes it reads "Vorazun: Nerazim Bundle is going to be available as a part of Twitch Prime offer starting May 23, PDT." I have been waiting since 00:01 PDT and Vorazun is not playable past level 5. I have received no gift notifications. NothingTallgeese26 May 29
May 29 give 21:9 a proper fullscreen windowed mode! okay i get that you don't want to give 21:9 users an advantage by having more FOV. perfectly fair argument. but when i run fullscreen windowed, the game is UNUSABLE. instead of black bars on the sides, my mouse is just free to leave the gameplay area and click on my desktop like i was in Windowed mode. the game also falls below the desktop taskbar. changing 21:9 full screen windowed to have blackbars on the side, and not getting overlapped by the desktop taskbar DOES NOT change any gameplay. we would still be playing with a FOV the same as 16:9 users. MAKE IT HAPPEN TL;DR; Add black bars to 21:9 full screen windowed, it does not affect gameplay and fixes a critical bug.Test2 May 29
May 29 WHEN WILL ZELOTS REQUIRE MICRO? THE F'n THINGS RUN OVER EVERYTHING TERRAN.ToastBunny15 May 29
May 29 Will it be all Protoss GSL? Casters asking real questions.Platys51 May 29
May 29 Why do people see Protoss as the 'Good Guys'? I had originally had a post about why people always saw the Zerg as the bad guys, but I realized as the thread progressed, my question was more towards why people saw the Protoss as the Good Guys. In many of the custom maps, including some of my favorites like Special Forces, it always seems that the Terrans and Protoss are always buddies, fighting against the Swarm. The weird thing is Protoss and Terran are supposed to be as much as enemies with each other as they are with the Zerg. The only real alliance is between Raynor and several Protoss factions but even that was fragile (Raynor breaks it when he decides to help Haven). So, why are the Protoss viewed as the Good guys and the Zerg viewed as the only bad guys? is it because Raynor helped the Protoss kill the first Overmind? Does everyone just hate the Zerg? What are your thoughts?Aradan56 May 29
May 29 The ads in this game is getting out of hand. The title. It would be okay if it was just once in a while, but now it's something ugly every single time. I get that you want to make $ and I would be okay with it if it was like a few days or something, but we get these for entire months! Come on blizzard.SuperJoule8 May 29
May 29 Revert the observer Protoss have so damn many ways to scout already. they can even make a Hallucination phoenix which scouts pretty much everything. I dont have a problem with that but Observer is just too OP now, with the static ability and the recent speed-boost which made them so fast they can even avoid scans before they can be killed now.. (which we saw in the Gumiho vs Parting in GSL for instance). And with the static ability its enough to build 3 of them in order to basically have vision over every flank, which now makes it impossible for terran to surprise drop anymore.. And they can even use F2 whenever they want because the static ability allows them to stay in place no matter what. Those two changes to the observer has made them seriously OP and they need to be revertedChillty7 May 29
May 29 Supernova structures remaining There are ALWAYS structures remaining it seems. I have been revisiting the campaigns and this always bothered me. To explain, in the end of mission stats screen you are shown protoss structures destroyed by the firewall and protoss structures remaining. I've massed air - banshees and wraiths for the dual cloaky goodness, and swept the map top to bottom, ensuring no structures remained before hitting the vault. 12 structures remain. I've hit the base in the upper left, before the firewall reaches it. I've even tried the fog of war cheat to see the whole map and I'm not seeing any structures, but always there are 12 remaining on the stat screen. Is this intentional? Is this a left over from a time there were more or less buildings pre patch #X? Is there some sort of hidden, inaccessible area with these buildings, that they use to train and warp in via prism on the rest of the map or something? Am I missing an obvious cluster of buildings? Its driving me mad, lol.Stormtempter0 May 29
May 29 Avilo's gone Probably perm'd this time. Press F to pay respects.ToServeZerg143 May 29
May 29 Request: disable cmd grp set (rght clk) Request: disable on screen right click ability to set a group of units I really should verify this, but I believe one can set a unit group by right clicking on the unit group icons that are just above the center of the hud. I think it would be nice to have the ability to disable that use of the right click to create an group (if we don't have it already) so that in the heat of the moment we don't accidentally set it to a different set of units.Soulske0 May 29
May 29 SLAMMED https://clips.twitch.tv/AgreeableDignifiedQuailMikeHogu SLAMEMR ALLIN TOO SWIFTSLAMMER1 May 29
May 29 RootCatz should cast more He has so much game knowledge and analysis capabilities, he has interest in working with blizzard, and he has name recognition from his long long time in the scene. Having Catz provide insight into the game during a WCS event, or any large scale event would be a fresh change from the caster pool that hasn't changed since zombiegrub.InuitAdams0 May 29
May 29 StarCraft 2 is a Cancer and ruined my life! Tell us your Story!Brutality1 May 29
May 29 They say this zerg has no brain Recently I've been getting a lot of games with a zerg apologist very well known amongst these forums. I've tried a a plethora of TvZ strats including both mech and bio, and just couldn't lose to him. I was beginning to wonder how can someone be so bad, when he finally told me himself. https://imgur.com/a/xamYtUu I proceeded to smash his a55 with starports only https://imgur.com/a/qgguDigDingFingEing2 May 29
May 29 If you could have perfect, micro or macro to our human limits which would you choose. you gained these skills today and also win a FerrariYeti11 May 29
May 29 Starcrat MMO 10 years of Warcraft and we get WOW, We're over 20 years on Starcraft, its time.Zero4 May 29
May 28 Petition: Would you pay for a HUD pack? I would definitely love some new zerg designs to use for my hud!Soulske0 May 28
May 28 Ads and Schizophrenia -- thanks Starcraft? <3 So, I don't drive often but when I have in the last week or so I've had Pandora running to which I've noticed I've heard an advertisement for 'schizophrenia something.' I definitely heard the ad twice on the last single trip to the grocery store but think I heard it once last week too. I laughed about it at first but it wasn't till I was on the way home that I heard it again! I tried to think about it for a solid minute and couldn't imagine what I would searched for that would have pushed that ad into my 'cloud data store'.... till I sat at my computer. *face palm* I have the WCS 2018 loader in Starcraft and my Amazon Echo sits right next to the speaker. It hears that 'omg the insanity line' probably 7 times a day during the week - let's not talk about weekends. I do own a Google Pixel Phone too. *shrug*Soulske4 May 28
May 28 Is Co-op really non-canon? (Story Spoilers) I was introduced to Starcraft through the co-op gamemode. It's what I fell in love with that made me fall for the game as a whole. I have always adored co-op missions in RTS games MUCH more than skirmish gamemodes, almost on-par with the main campaign. So it was sad to hear that co-op was labelled as widely non-canon. I, however, have a theory for that. I believe that from what we see in the campaign, we can ascertain that co-op is indeed non-canon to the story we see in the three campaigns of Starcraft 2. However, we saw that this is not the only timeline. That there is no fate. The overmind saw the future, yet it's not the future we experienced in the campaign. This is a hint by the devs that there isn't just one singular timeline. Also, see the discussion between Artanis and Karax about Talandar when they discovered his 99% accuracy to Fenix. They began talking about alternate histories. Just, well, think about it. Why would the developers write a story about how Tychus survived the fight with Jim if they didn't care about the story and labelled it as 100% non-canon? I speculate that the co-op missions are part of an alternate history. One where the war against Amon spanned years instead of what appears to be only a few weeks or months. They repelled him, yet could not pin him down. He then retreated, continuing to lay siege to the allied armies of Zerg, Terran, and Protoss from beyond the veil. In this timeline, Tychus was recovered by Valerian and Zeratul was merely wounded by Artanis during their fight (or perhaps they never fought at all), as well as much more that would be too much for this start to the topic. This also explains why things like Stetman's solitude happened, where they are not verified in the main story. Anyway, I just really want to discuss this with other fans, as this is something quite meaningful to me!BorisMikhail9 May 28
May 28 Bonus pool: Why I hate it. I have 800+ bonus pool. I am in bronze. I win three games in a row and suddenly the game puts me against diamonds. I lose, rinse, repeat. How is this teaching me anything? Please give us away to purge bonus pool. PS: Losing games does nothing, because when I lose I don't lose ranking because bonus pool pitchs in. So I have to lose 30+ games to get rid of my pool. JUST so I can play on even footing against people of my skill level. Otherwise, the games says Oh you have 600+ bonus pool, heres a high platinum to play. How do learn anything from this when I don't even understand mechanics. Edit : The best part is, winning games is the best way to lose bonus pool. If I lose a game, I only lose 6 - 10 but a victory you lose about 50... which then puts you in another rank. This is stupid. I won 3 freaking games after 12 straight losses and the game said - You should be in silver!Imzadi11 May 28
May 28 They say zerg has no micro BUT with good micro you can beat grandmaster Protoss with slow lings. Observe: https://streamable.com/jesf6 Keep in mind proxy hatch isn't a thing. It's one of the absolute worst build orders in the game.tEhbAtZ41 May 28
May 28 Strawpoll: Strongest race atm Vote here: http://www.strawpoll.me/18045804TheElite75 May 28
May 28 How can I disable ingame ad? I appreciate the new coop items, but I don't care for it. Give us option to disable ads and to keep our background image as we wish. Thanks.aeligos8 May 28
May 28 Dear Stetmann Commanders... Billy17 May 28
May 28 Stetmann Lag 99% of teammates I get are Stetmann and he lags me out hard. Never had a lag issue with any other comm that a teammate plays. My system is above the min + recommended specs too and I don't seem to be the only person reporting this quality of life issue. Not sure what exactly is causing it, but I believe his pylon field/satellites are a main factor that are always on; unlike protoss pylons that only light up the area when you click them.PhoenixForce2 May 28
May 28 What happened to Husky?? His channel is dead for an year... Anyone knows what happened to him??Terran40 May 28
May 28 starcraft card game would like to create a starcraft card game. would be willing to submit royalties from any money i make.DESICATOR4 May 28
May 28 Let community design maps The new maps by dev that work at Bliz always suck. Let us design and vote on new maps instead.Trend2 May 28
May 27 Increase block list size Too many spammers/toxic people in general chat filled up my block list now I can't block people in game.. removing ppl from blocklist is like taking a slice out of ur soul..DEVIN16 May 27
May 27 Proxy reaper, part 1000 I'm still trying to figure out why Terran wouldn't proxy reaper every game. It's waaaaaaay better than the "maxpax" build I was doing in HotS every game... It's absolutely amazing how broken proxy reaper is. There is no counter play. There is no good response. There's only starting every game off at a big disadvantage. I can't even alter my build to the extreme to negate anything about this build. Just think about this. If I were to 12 pylon and make the FASTEST POSSIBLE ADEPT. We're talking about getting out a ranged unit as fast as theoretically possible, the reaper is still going to be in your base, killing your probes, before it's even done. And we're not just talking proxy reaper next to your base, we're talking about SIMPLY MAKING THE RAX ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BASE. Just make it in the middle of the map'ish, where no one can possibly scout it or do anything about, in time. You know what the counter to proxy reaper is, just like cannon rushing? People being smart enough to make maps to help balance the game for Blizzard. Like the new map where you can make one pylon to stop reapers from jumping into your base. If you're going to have reapers be this absolutely broken, then a reaper shouldn't be able to jump up a cliff until a reasonable time. I don't care what the mechanics/technicalities of it are, that much is obvious. I was starting to wonder if I'm crazy or if everyone is just ignorant... I was watching hupsaiya the other day and he just said everything I've said and more. This is a low 5k player who is beating top pros in the world with cannon rushing and wishes they would do what any reasonable human would do, nerf it.... He also doesn't understand this reaper shenanigans. This isn't rocket science. This is merely a game of where is captain obvious at. P vs T was at 45% last period and every Terran acts like they haven't won a T vs P game in 10 years. It's an absolute fraud job/sham. You can proxy a reaper on nearly every map in a location where the probe can't even kill the scv before the rax completes. Right outside your base. Then there is the proxy 2 rax raper, where the guy goes "oh... you scouted me... I'll just cancel 1 rax to deal with your probe and guarantee I start the game off with a big adv." It's unbelievable.PointsThief35 May 27
May 27 I keep getting rekt : here's a replay. Since the start of the season, I get destroyed left and right by everyone. My MMR plummets. https://www.rankedftw.com/team/1981647/#td=world&ty=c&ra=0&tyz=0&tx=a&tl=1 It's depressing. I'm not a Terran though, so I'm not here to whine about balance. I'm here to ask for advice and improve. https://drop.sc/replay/10737844 Would you be so kind as to point out what I'm doing wrong and what I need to improve on? I'm already aware that my scouting is lackluster, but I'm sure I've missed other things. Thanks.srav4 May 27
May 27 Acropolis LE I like this map. Very nice map.Avalon1 May 27
May 27 Buff protoss Protoss is by far the worst race in the game. Colossus and immortals are too expensive, zealots are useless against air, their air is pretty bad except for carriers, and they lack cheap but cost effective fliers like banshees (maybe make phoenixes damage ground?)Hail15 May 27
May 27 PSA If you go disruptor, stalker in P vs P and win, you didn't outplay anyone if you had fewer workers/eco, way less army supply and fewer upgrades. I thought everyone would know this fact if they played Toss. Ptitdrogo went on a rant about disruptors the other day about how they completely remove strategy from the game and completely negate everything that happened before in the game (advantages, eco, etc). Maybe it's the fluoride in the NA, but players like Disk could have 5 supply to a maxed out guy, with zero economy, and be so proud of themselves if they won a game by killing a guy's entire army for 150/150. It's so obvious you have to be 5x better than a guy who goes disruptor/stalkers to win. You have to be way ahead in the game, and you have to fight off the boredom and frustration of having to continue playing vs a guy who has done nothing all game but get outplayed. All because of 1 unit. Please nerf this unit in P vs P, at the least. It's worse than cannon rushing making everyone 6k MMR. Most cannon rushers understand why they're 6k. But some of these "macro players" legitimately think nuking a guy's entire army is peak sc 2. Connecting on 1 shot out of 1 million = deserve to win game. Outplayed. Outsmarted. It's dumb and completely devoid of strategy and skill. Please make it stop.PointsThief15 May 27