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Signed On May 23, 2007, 03:50
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
53. Re: Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Mar 12, 2013, 16:47 MattyC
 
Darks wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 16:33:
They purposely give you limited resources and force you to expand. They also made defense practically useless. Most of the time when being rushed, your defense fall faster than units. Most defenses felt like they were made of paper. They get ripped through so fast.

This is what turned me off about SC and why I will never go back to it.

Blizzards track record recently is 0 - 2

Wait you view these as negatives? One base, unlimited resource, turtle play sounds really unappealing to me, though others may disagree. I just see zero excitement there with nothing to force you to do anything but sit in your base until you are maxed out. Deciding when to take an expansion and where to keep your units for defense is a core element of the game.

As for the defenses they always seemed to do what they were designed to do for me. People use bunkers, spines, cannons all the time. They aren't designed to replace your units though.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
44. Re: Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Mar 12, 2013, 15:15 MattyC
 
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 14:31:
Fati wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 14:24:
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 13:20:
There's a difference between sending a scout or 2, and sending 15 starter troops all aimed directly at your resource gatherers. Sure sometimes I micro quick enough to counter it, but every game is just about the same unless playing with friends. It's the mentality of SC players apparently that every game needs to hurry up and end. At least that's been my experience with SC2.
I don't think RTS is for you. You need to learn how to defend early pressure. Once you realize that the players who pressure early put themselves at a significant economic disadvantage, you'll see that all you need to do is successfully defend, counter-attack and it's gg.

Right, but what if I want to enjoy the game I paid for? What if I'd like to go up the tech tree and not have the game end in 10 minutes? I can do this just fine in every other RTS that is MP. Blizzard titles? Hell you're lucky if you don't have shit in your base 2 and a half minutes in.

I dunno, maybe it is just a luck thing, but I prefer macro games and I generally play macro games. I just don't see a lot of rushes. Were you playing 1v1 or team games? I do remember playing a lot vs people who would all in rush in low level 2v2s with a friend of mine who never really got past the lower tiers. That can be particularly frustrating on maps where you are in 2 separate bases. Mid range 1v1 I generally play longer games.

If you are playing on the ladder you have to deal with all styles of play, it is a competitive thing and people want to win. I am interested to see if the non-ranked ladder ends up being much more casual.

That said, if you want to make sure there is no rushing, try to find people in some of the lobbies and do a 'No rush <time limit> game. Stuff like that has been going around since BW, I am sure there would be some takers. I prefer long games, but don't mind the rushes all that much. If every game was a fully upgraded 200/200 army bash it would be just as boring as every game being a rush.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
24. Re: Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Mar 12, 2013, 13:06 MattyC
 
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 12:42:
No I have, and every mp game boils down to who can base rush quickest. Hardly what I would call fun for a strategy game.

Most people are going to give you a poke pretty early but calling that 'base rush' is silly. They are just just getting a look at what you are doing and making sure you aren't getting away with risky play. If they can break you there, sure, they will, but there is no reason the game can't continue to a long macro game.

Most of my games are around 30-40 'Blizzard minutes' (they really need to change that - terrible idea). What level were you playing at?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
21. Re: Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Mar 12, 2013, 12:30 MattyC
 
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 12:13:
m00t wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 11:54:
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 11:20:
Sempai wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 11:03:
Sure wish they'd allow me to move that damned camera out a little..

Adjustable camera in an RTS? That's so 2004 on! How dare you expect Blizzard to innovate rather than rehash the same 10 year+ old starcraft with a new subtag line? Heresy!

Or pulling the camera out in multiplayer gives you a huge advantage, but hey why let balance get in the way of your bashing.

lol balance in a blizzard RTS where 99.9% of the games played are over in under 10 minutes. Balance is the last thing I'd worry about in their RTS'es.

Based on your comments I am pretty sure you never actually played SC2.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
13. Re: Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Mar 12, 2013, 11:18 MattyC
 
Creston wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 10:39
uick! RUSH to give Blizzard more of your money!

Creston [/quote:


I will. I loved Wings of Liberty multiplayer, both spectating and playing. The campaign was also enjoyable. D3 didn't really live up to expected levels of Blizzardy goodness, but StarCraft is still solid in my book.

EDIT: I have no idea what is broken or how I ended up with 2 posts.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
12. Re: Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Mar 12, 2013, 11:18 MattyC
 
Creston wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 10:39
uick! RUSH to give Blizzard more of your money!

Creston [/quote:


I will. I loved Wings of Liberty multiplayer, both spectating and playing. The campaign was also enjoyable. D3 didn't really live up to expected levels of Blizzardy goodness, but StarCraft is still solid in my book.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Beta Patch
25. Re: Skyrim Beta Patch Mar 4, 2013, 16:36 MattyC
 
Good to see they are still working on bugs. I had a really good time with Skyrim, but I started playing it again recently and found I had forgotten how buggy it was.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm 24 Hour Launch Party
8. Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm 24 Hour Launch Party Feb 28, 2013, 13:13 MattyC
 
Zadig wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 08:03:
Another game that I forgot existed because it isn't on Steam or Amazon downloads.

You are aware that Blizzard has digital downloads right?
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Movie Details
30. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 20:07 MattyC
 
Verno wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 08:55:
There's also a really awful looking COH movie coming out that's direct to dvd starring Tom Sizemore and Vinnie Jones.

I am sure it will end up being bad, but with Neal McDonough, Vinnie Jones, and Tom Sizemore I am hoping it will at least have some campy enjoyability.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup Feb 19, 2013, 21:10 MattyC
 
DangerDog wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 19:42:
I watched some twitch.tv of the single player and while it looks impressive the gameplay just seems a bit flat

really good looking demo for CryEngine 3 though.

That sort of sums up how I felt about every Crysis title. That and this.
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched
53. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched Feb 13, 2013, 17:52 MattyC
 
netnerd85 wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 17:38:
nin wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 16:23:
Honestly, after seeing the difference in quality between the "demo" and the "final" I will never order a gearbox product until there's a clear consensus on what the final game looks like.


that is extremely shocking, absolutely disgusting.

Does it ever show anything 'shocking'? I moved on after they talked about minor lighting changes for 2 minutes. I thought the well lit glass tunnel looked better than the one from the demo anyway.

From reviews I have seen there doesn't seem to be any reason to get the game either way.
 
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News Comments > Bungie's Destiny Details Soon
13. Re: Bungie's Destiny Details Soon Feb 12, 2013, 20:13 MattyC
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 19:33:
Sure Bungie has made other games:

Myth - A mediocre and forgettable RTS series

I see we differ greatly in opinion. I have fond memories of Myth (well at least the first 2) and found Crysis useful only as a benchmarking tool.

 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Today
9. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Today Feb 12, 2013, 16:51 MattyC
 
Elessar wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 11:59:
Theo wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 09:29:
Ahhhh EA's cross country sci-fi running simulator. didnt realise it was still going.
While playing, I often referred to it as Star Wars Jogging Simulator, but I like this one too.

When did the walking get bad? I rarely found it much of an issue, but then I think I never got past level 10 or so (whatever the free 2 play cap was at the time).
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jan 30, 2013, 21:04 MattyC
 
If you don't have Mafia II I would recommend it at that price. Steam would be better, but either way it is a pretty solid sub $8 pickup.

I got it for free with a video card a while back, I didn't expect much. It ended up being a really fun game.

EDIT: But don't get the DLC. It is all ruined by a terrible 'timer for everything' system..

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News Comments > On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4
3. Re: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 Jan 27, 2013, 15:42 MattyC
 
ViRGE wrote on Jan 26, 2013, 17:46:
not all of us liked Chrono Trigger.

BURN THE HERETIC!

but I did prefer the style of 1 & 2. 3 wasn't without its own charm though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2013, 16:46 MattyC
 
Creston wrote on Jan 24, 2013, 13:11:
Redmask wrote on Jan 24, 2013, 12:47:
I don't know about the Foreman grill specifically but those types of grills have come a long way surprisingly. A friend of mine rents and his town has an ordinance banning BBQs on apartment balconies so he had to get a little Hamilton Beach counter grill press. We had some burgers and they were delicious, no dryness or toughness at all. It had a little drip tray but its only to catch slight run off, the burgers cook in their own juices and taste delicious. I sound like a commercial, I'll stop now. Really though if you have no other option they're not bad at all.


Hmmm, it's been awhile since I used a Foreman (looong ago when my wife and I had no money for an actual decent grill/BBQ), and it made burgers dry as shit. I guess I could have another look at one of those things for use during the winter times.

(During the summer, shit gets cooked to perfection on my 900 kajillion BTU Forge Master Supreme XT Master Chef Edition Alpha!)

Creston

It should be fine for burgers, hot dogs, sausages and the like. I use one when it is raining out and I want something like that. Never tried chicken (if I am inside I would just pan sear that) or much of anything else. The newer ones do a pretty good job for what they are.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Opening Cinematic
22. Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Opening Cinematic Jan 22, 2013, 13:47 MattyC
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 10:47:
Well I really liked Starcraft II, warts and all. It felt like Starcraft 1.5 and to me that is a good thing....

Cant say the same for the new Battle.net 2.0 or Diablo3 though. Fucking up a good thing is basically an understatement in those two cases....

They are changing quite a bit, will have to see how it turns out though. B.net 2.0 really didn't bother me that much overall (SC2 here, not D3).


I never had trouble playing games by myself or with others. The chat was fine for me (other than the obvious spam invite issues and things of that nature) and default channels are almost always spam, trolls, and idle people. What I felt was off was the custom game interface. Wow was it bad. No idea if they have made meaningful improvements there.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 20, 2013, 22:52 MattyC
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 15:38:
the 80's feel like an era of computers that didn't really happen.


Not sure what you mean by what
 
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News Comments > Age of Conan Expands
8. Re: Age of Conan Expands Jan 15, 2013, 20:05 MattyC
 
Linksil wrote on Jan 15, 2013, 15:06:
First 20 levels were the best I have ever had in an MMO. The starting island was just wonderful. After you get out into the world it went downhill faster then I ever thought possible. Haven't gone back in years. I'd still recommend doing it free just for the starting.

When did you play? I got it right at launch and I saw plenty of potential fun, but it was all covered by one of the buggiest messiest games I have ever played. MMO launches are never great, but that one was
 
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News Comments > Age of Conan Expands
5. Re: Age of Conan Expands Jan 15, 2013, 14:03 MattyC
 
Ant wrote on Jan 15, 2013, 09:32:
Is it still worth checking out as a newbie? I never got to try it and I love 1980s/80s Conan series. I still haven't opened my game box. :/

I have no idea if it got any better, but they send me emails every now and then saying I should come back and see all the new stuff. Not sure if I will ever take them up on that. That game was just so bad and clearly unfinished at launch.
 
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