Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Star Battle

It's been a long time since I've written in this blog. Mainly because I lost interest in Starcraft II. I started playing again but I'm having a hard time finding motivation to play ladder. I reached my 1400 points quite easily and way ahead of schedule. However since the ladder has being going on for quite some time now my points are quite low compared to the rest. I'm currently around 1500'ish points and I'm in 27th in my division. I plan to play ladder again eventually so I'll post more updates when that happens. As for now though...


I've been playing a custom map called Star Battle, some of you may be familiar with it. It's quite simple it feels like a watered down version of DotA for Wc3. It's still fun to play though. You only get 1 life as well so it's unforgiving for people who are half-retarded.

It's based heavily on teamwork and map/spatial awareness. It's probably why I like it the most, but also hate it just as much. Public games are plagued with bad players and my friends are not on that much so I can get a team going. I still play it though and just hope for the best.


My favourite ship to use right now is the Raven. I think if used properly it's the most powerful ship in the game. It's not very noob friendly though and dies quite easily if you don't know what you're doing; Due to it having low health and average speed.

I typically like to open with 2 speed upgrades and 4 laser upgrades to start. 4 lasers allows you to 1 shot NPC ships so you can farm up a lot easier and make money. I then get more speed 2 more levels if possible, hunter seeker missile, and start buying energy upgrades. The no shield recharge time upgrade is helpful too so get that when you can. Hunter seeker missile is a very good ability. It's sort of sucks against void rays though since they can accelerate and turn so easily. I'd avoid getting the railgun on the raven. It takes too long to upgrade to do decent damage and the other abilities are much better to have.

Noobs are really annoying on this game. Not only because it's based on teamwork but because they have no map awareness and they never buy speed upgrades. With default speed levels your ship travels very slowly. It means you can't keep up with your team and if you get chased you can't run away. Meaning you die. I don't think noobs are aware you don't respawn either.

Anyway if anyone plays this feel free to leave me a message. I'm always looking for partners who are not completely horrible.

31 comments:

Shelby Fox said...

There's an ad for Shogun II below your post....I'm way more excited for that then I ever was for SCII

Lost.in.Idaho said...

I'm still getting used to the new strats. I was an ace at SC1, but SC2 is a little tougher.

TheKindredOne said...

yea starcraft one iwas great at cant always get rushed so hard in sc2. but i still lik the switch up has to evolve

Ramsay said...

I just started playing Starcraft II a few days ago, its a great game and I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. If you could post a blog with any strategies you may have for a beginner that would be awesome.

Naulty said...

I really wish i could be good at SC
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mmmpieohyeah said...

yah man noobs ruin everything :(

BuzzAldron said...

Huzzah! SC2 rules the school.

Giulzz said...

Thanks for the post mate - currently play League of Legends, but may consider making a switch to SC. Any package you'd recommend to buy?

Shmanariasama said...

I once enjoyed playing SC, but that is only because I played with noobs. My reaction and APS are horrible.

Teal said...

i just got starcraft not to long ago and look forward to reading your posts followed

BaxStar said...

I've got the game but have tended to just play single player...maybe it's too late to jump in now as everyone's getting better? Not sure, maybe I should stick with MMO or FPS but I just love the single player campaign.

Life With Grandpa said...

i was immersed in starcraft one, i'm afraid i'll get sucked back in!

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PekkaK said...

I hate it when my girlfriend kicks my ass in SC2 MP... shouldn't have never bought her the game as a present.

Atreties said...

I'm still playing Sc2 like a crazy mofo!

Bilbo said...

I enjoyed SC1 much more the SC2 I hardly play SC2

Byakuya said...

It's a shame you don't publish as often anymore, I'd be eager to read more of your content.

SC2 is a great game, but Blizzard just didn't break any ground with it.

I'd give you my friends SC2 users so you could play with them, but they all suck.

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Cartz said...

nice blog! Love starcraft!!! Add you to my follow list!

Feirny said...

is it an actual good game?

Jondel said...

I thought starbattle was fun.

PekkaK said...

Finally won my GF for the first time in MP!

bbmike15 said...

i wish i had a computer good enough to play this game

thatinsidejoke said...

awesome blog! definitely following! love SCII

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FIAIN said...

SC1>SC2

Bulk Up Baba said...

I used to be very good at Stacraft 1
when I was way younger .
I am pretty rusty nowadays .

gekomaster said...

nice blog! sc2 fan here :) following

D.B. said...

sc2 is a amazing game, u cant get tired of it, but ye if u play it alot u bound to get tired of something

Alex said...

I've been looking into getting into SC and this looks pretty sweet..

Dj DeKu said...

SC2 is the best, THE BEST.

fabio_2007 said...

SC2 is great

ankmanpro said...

Sweet i like starcraft =) Followed!
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The Laughing man said...

SC2 is awasome, I wanna fight you some time bro.