Starcraft 2 is awesome! And you are awesome for being on this page! This is my SC2 gaming blog. Pour yourself a tropical drink and imbibe it along with some nerd life skills.
Heyo! I’m back from the rigors of uni… and a break…! I’m gonna put some time and effort into this here zergy blog! :) Probably starting with strats and builds I’m working on now.
… After 3 (thats right, 3) 3 pylon blocks at the bottom of my ramp games in row. I’m 14pooling…
If you play protoss and you aren’t currently punching yourself in the face I urge you to seriously consider it!
Phew, it’s nice to have changed this blog around and made it my own, without it being totally horrible on the eyes anymore. CSS was a lot easier to work with than I was expecting! Changing Tumblrs divs has given me some trouble though.
Would have to be the funny Whitera poster from MLG Columbus, haha the sc2 community loves White-ra and it was from an ongoing event, streamed over the internet.
There’s no way to get only that post in a link atmo so http://nozerglingleftbehind.tumblr.com/page/4 the photo near the top.
Overall traffic has been really slow, since I removed my theme I haven’t focused on content as much as changing the css, I’m confident I can put out some interesting content soon now though. I’m really happy with the sc2 community I find here in tumblr, everyone’s so positive about the game. Depressing posts wouldn’t make it very far, I have a few followers, and I’m following several other sc2 sources, it’s a keen community and a great place to blog an make friends.
Would be the coaching one! I was surprised, but a lot of folks contacted me and took me up on it. Seems like a great way to make a name for myself with the blog that people are interested in. If I was a huge site, it definitely wouldn’t be feasible to offer free coaching, but I think it’d be a great way to start making a name for myself if I manage to give some more popular bloggers or just friendly folks some help with their gameplay!
This one got me a fair bit of respect and interest from a few folks! I think there’s a popular niche for a decent player trying to go pro on tumblr if said decent player can write well about what they’re experiencing. Everyone wants to play like a pro! It’s an awesome game! But you have to work soooooo hard for it. The struggles and the viewpoints are interesting!
Very low but with a small spike around the White-ra post. 32% of my 111 page hits (since the 21st of April) have been kind enough to return! Understandable since the blog was under construction for a long while.
The technical side of making the blog has been a surprising amount of fun. Some of the tumblr specific css has stopped me from easily making it how I want it to be, but it’s now pretty close. The community is awesome, and it’s fun to think of things in terms of what’ll interest people, and how can I write this to make it more interesting, what I can link in, the interesting posts others have done, compiling awesome starcraft tutorials.
I really haven’t had any great success with numbers yet, but I’ve made several friends. I’m gonna get more regular with this blogging thing and turn it into a popular slickly designed site!
Additional info can be found here. TL:DR version is it’s an Australian qualifier for an international tournament created by Blizzard! (If I were to get top 2 in a statewide and top 2 again in a national tourney I would be flown somewhere in South Asia to compete in the oceanic tournament… and then if I do well there… flown somewhere else for the full international tournament).
But first things first… I have to get top 2 in a tournament in Sydney to get into the Australian qualifiers. The competition compared to my current skill level, is way better than me.
There have been a few comparatively small tournaments in Australia, I never really got into the scene till now so I don’t know a whole lot.
What I do know though is that this man:
Generally turns up to these Aussie tournaments, picks up the cheque and/or prizes and then goes back to wrestling wombats and meditating on top of an Australian mountain (the rest of the world knows of our mountains as smallish hills).
This is Moonglade! From team Invidia. He’s the only Aussie I know of who has made serious waves in sc2 tourneys overseas. Definitely a nerding god.
… So I just have to get better than this guy! Till I get to the oceania tourney at least! ^^
I feel excited and frenzied thinking of this competition. I love this game and seeing a serious competition happening like this in my country… FUCK MY LIFE I WANT THIS!!!
I’ll crush this tournament and take top spot plz! Brb practicing 8+ hours a day! ^^
(Though, I’m stupidly below the skill I’ll need to win even the Aussie tournament at the moment, can’t claim otherwise. FUUUUUUUUUUUUU SOMEONE GET ME A MONTAGE!!!!!)
Ironsquid ran online as a league for months with the top talent from all over the world. Its main production crew was french, and it finished recently with a finals in Paris that had a really unique style. (apparently live music and crazy french casters, Euro timezone didn’t let me watch this one XP)
Here are some insane photos nabbed from reddit (and where before that, I don’t know, if there’s any infringement lemme know! :) )
The line up outside of spectators XP holy crap
Crowd… Yep. Crowd.
well, being in Australia, maybe I should just stick to the SEA server
nvm, I’ll just play custom games
Hahahaha the pain of being an Australian or New zealand gamer XP
From now on, anyone filled with impotent rage and despair shall be compared to a person that holds off a cannon rush but loses the game 45 minutes later, and then gets matched against the same cannon rusher again and loses a 20 minute game after being cannon rushed two more times.
I’m contacting my peeps at Oxford and Macquarie to let them know
Blargh! I really do intend to make this a friendly informative site for people who are total newbies to Starcraft. Hehe though it might shoot this blogs ever rising popularity in the foot somewhat (Hiya my epic 15 followers! >:D).
I really want to teach new people about the game at a basic level. I guess I’ll go for some basic stuff after I’m done with the site design.
In the meantime… there are some TRULY epic Beginner Starcraft tutorials that not many have seen that focus on going from bronze to master, and the strategic struggles you face pulling that off.
They aren’t from day9 (as cool and friendly as he is) they aren’t from Artosis or Mr.Bitter or from some of those terrible sites that charge you for subscriptions to game guides they’ve created.
Nope. These tutorials, (there is one for each race). Come packed with a sexy British accent from the vastly under-appreciated yet very loved Dignitas_Apollo.
(image sourced from liquipedia)
Game analyst and caster extraordinaire!
For the Zerg tutorial!
For the Protoss!
For the Terran!
The tutorials are really quite long, 1 hour per part, 4 parts per race. Not just for newbies aswell imo. There is solid info in here.
He works his way up through the ladder from bronze while talking about specific game knowledge you’ll really want to know and be thinking about as he gets into different situations. He explains things in depth about all the weird plays you may face, and a few solid builds you’ll want to use for each race.
If you really want to get better fast and can spare the time, (I watch so much starcraft while I eat or am otherwise messing around, it just never gets old for me lol) Then I really recommend checking those tutorials out! Those and this!
(Day9’s episode 252 on hotkeys and mouse movement an awesome thing to learn about that almost never gets talked about).
But! If you’re a newbie (and maybe for everyone else too) the thing that has to be at the top of your priorities is having fun with the game! Mess around! Kick that single player with the cheesy storyline’s ass. Cannon up and getting 200supply of voidrays vs 7 insane computers. This game is obviously made first and foremost for fun!
If that fun does translate into an ambition and passion to play the game at a higher level, then watching these videos will tell you pretty much everything you need to know to get to a high level. They really are that good. (and they make me question the value of any other site that attempts to teach people the game, hehehe but I’m gonna try anyways!)
Oh and the only thing they won’t teach you is the topnotch mouse control and micro these guys have, that you have to practice for! And it takes a long time.