Starcraft...A video game epiphany!

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by RollTide, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. The Hammer

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    Anyone play the Total War games?

    Shogun Total War, Medieval Total War, Rome Total War, Empire Total War.

    For those not aware they mix RTS with a turn based system. The latter games have a pretty advanced economic element to them. Really good games.

    The battles are about as close to real warfare as you can get. Also, each game is made to be easily modded by people so there are an endless number of variants to each game made by internet geeks.

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  2. RollTide

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    The total war games are very popular. Rome 2 is on my list of game purchases for the future though i would probably buy Homeworld 2 next.
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  3. RollTide

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    Note to gunny and those who are stuck to the console.

    The most popular games in the world today are MOBA games. Multiplayer online battle arena games that are usually played 5 v 5. They are pc only. It simply is not viable to play RTs games on the console either. So in short you are missing the best games on earth.

    World of warcraft-Dota 2-League of legends are insanely popular Moba games. People love the 5v5 team aspect for esports. Blizzard has added another Heroes of the storm that came from a Starcraft 2 mod.

    Also you can't mod console games. DOTA, defense of the ancients was started as a mod map for Starcraft 1 and when Blizzard released Warcraft 3 so they made a mod for it and that was the name. Defense of the ancients. Dota might have just been a mod but it became a world wide hit and valve licensed it and released Dota 2. Today it is one of the most popular games on earth.

    A popular mod in the Starcraft 2 arcade was called "Starcraft-Dota. Blizzard used that for Heroes of the storm.

    In the Starcraft 2 arcade you get hundreds, i mean hundreds of games built off the Starcraft 2 game engine. Tower defense games are especially popular and Starcraft 2 maps with tower defense type features are popular. So for the $20 purchase of the game you basically get a hundred games! RPG, some shooters. RTS games with different concepts. People like to take an older game they like and mod it.
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  4. Wildwar

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    Man i play way to much World of Warcraft i don't even do anything other than fish on there these days. 8 years of my life is in that damn game and i just can't quit.
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  5. RollTide

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    A big shakeup occurring in pro StarCraft yesterday. 3 of the 4 top players in the recent premier league season 3 tournament were European! Lilbow a French kid won it all over Mana a kid from Poland. The tournament was in Poland.

    I'm a protoss player and I have to say that those 2 guys played protoss about as well as you can play it. Lilbow with his victory has now moved into the top 16 in the rankings and will be at blizzcon. He will likely be the only non Korean player there but he is good enough to win. He beat Hydra a top 10 player on his way to the title.

    Also during the tournament they had a "Legacy of the void" cinematic and at the end gave the release date for it as November 10th. It's not just an expansion and if you buy it you don't need to purchase the Wings of Liberty-Heart of the swarm. It's a stand alone game.
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  6. RollTide

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    That's the magic of blizzard.
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  7. Dee

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    I use to play Empire Total War. Started off as India and would eventually take over America.

    I would cheat and get the unlimited Gold
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  8. The Hammer

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    India is fun, onc you get going with them you make amazing money. I did the same, taking over America with them, England after that. They had some cool units too like the war elephants.
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    Dee high fives this.
  9. Titans Eternal

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    Because tons of broke people play f2p moba's mean they are the best games in the world? LoL and Dota both have insanely toxic communities to boot, and you're acting like they are world beaters.
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  10. rekirts

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    As I kid I can't tell you how much time I spent on Brood war. It was mostly the custom games online though. Those maps were awesome

    Thats why I was incredibly disappointed by Starcraft 2. The way custom games were set up there was just awful. And there was no sense of community at all. Awful.

    Although I did get into Star Strikers for a bit on it. But theres no real community for it anymore.

    I am more of a moba guy now but I still tune into some of the starcraft 2 tournies. Easy and fun game to watch.
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