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18. Re: StarCraft II Beta Access with Preorders Apr 22, 2010, 08:28 Yifes
InBlack wrote on Apr 22, 2010, 07:49:
Prez wrote on Apr 22, 2010, 02:55:
While I do admire the "professional" gamers for their skill, I would rather be my sucky self. I can't see how someone who boils a game down to a mathematical equation can be having any fun. It's kind of the opposite of the "Find a job you love and never work another day in your life" principle in my view; more like "Take a a fun hobby, suck all the fun out of it, and make it a job for the rest of your life." Or something.

Some people enjoy playing in that way, and IF they have good opponents who play in exactly the same way thats when it becomes MORE than just a mathematical equation. Others enjoy watching these uber/pro/gosu players since its one thing to understand the mechanics behind the gameplay, its quite another to implement them.

If I had TV broadcasts of Starcraft(1 or 2) matches in my country I think I would probably be an avid viewer.

Who says math can't be fun Seriously though, you can't compare pro gaming to doing math (well, maybe wow raiding). It's more like chess, with the additional requirement of lightning fast reflexes and dexterity. And just like chess, just because you have set openings memorized and perfected doesn't mean that the mid game or endgame will evolve the same.

Anyways, I've been watching some SC match commentaries by Day[9], winner of WCG Pan Am 2007 and best zerg in america. Most of his stuff is way beyond my level, but this video where he talks about his life playing high level Starcraft is quite amazing, and shows how much passion these people have for the game. ~2hrs.

This comment was edited on Apr 22, 2010, 08:37.
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