Starcraft 2 Misadventures


So I bought Starcraft 2 recently. I got a bundle including both Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm for about €35. Now the funny thing is, I had been pondering buying SC2 for at least two years, but I always ended up postponing the purchase. But now that I finally got it and have played it a – *ahem* little (okay, I admit I did play it for 2 hours on the first day alone) – I figured now would be a good time to tell you about my experience with the game so far.

Before I start talking about it in detail, I have to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of RTS games, hence why I’m not really good at them. I had played the first Starcraft game briefly before buying SC2, though, so I’m not the most inexperienced Starcrafter either. Anyway, I’ve mainly been playing the Wings of Liberty campaign and skirmish matches against AI, both on the easiest difficulty setting available, of course.

The campaign of Wings of Liberty follows Jim Raynor and his fellow men on the road to… whatever lies at the end of it. So far, I’ve completed 5 missions in the campaign. Truth is, I can’t think of anything interesting to say about it. Other than “NOT ZERG!” Now what I mean by this is not that I have a deep hate for Zerg – on quite the contrary, Zerg is my favorite race in the game, and I hate to see such magnificent creatures getting slaughtered as Jim and the Terran army wipe them out.

As I already mentioned, I also tried my hand at skirmish matches against AI. And since Zerg is my favorite race, I have played exclusively as Zerg. Apart from two out of the three matches that I played in order to be skill-matched, I have wiped out the enemy every time. Of course, playing on Very Easy difficulty, it should not come as a surprise, seeing as I’m not an RTS veteran.

Out of curiosity (and stupidity), I also went ahead and played two unranked matches against human opponents. In contrast to the mostly successful skirmish matches, in the unranked matches I got my ass handed to me – even within only the first 10 minutes of the game. By the time I was only building up my forces, my opponents had already built up a force half the size of an army. This was only to be expected, but seeing as I was already skill-matched by this point, I didn’t expect to be going off against who were evidently veteran players. So yeah, I’m staying the fuck away from that.

Anyway, that’s enough rambling for one post. Bye!

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