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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-11-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,740
Posted By GRUNT
Re: Mr Jack has been busy

My GOODNESS those are some frickin' sweet works of art! DAY-YAM!

His Roach is my favourite :]. That guy's my pet unit of SC2 :P.

While I don't have anything against the current Infestor...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-10-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 5,241
Posted By GRUNT
Re: Paris ESL Info from Player who attended

Hey, great find!

That quote is what interested me the most :]. I wonder if Blizzard has more macro-goodness planned besides the fairly-recently announced Big SCV and Dark Pylon. Because...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-18-2008
Replies: 203
Views: 10,120
Posted By GRUNT
Hey, PureWasted - I admittedly just skimmed your...

Hey, PureWasted - I admittedly just skimmed your idea, but anyone who's at least seriously considering adding a third resource gets my attention :P.

I've been doing a lot of brainstorming on that...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-14-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 2,563
Posted By GRUNT
Personally, I don't think that the question of...

Personally, I don't think that the question of how to make base-building fun even needs to be asked. Macro IS fun! That's what the Age of Empires series is largely about, and why I love it so much....
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By GRUNT
Zerg and on-field Mutation wheeee

Something that Dustin Browder said in the latest Blizzcast got my attention :p.

It was basically when he was talking about Zerg and their on-field mutation, such as Hydralisks morphing into...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-11-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 5,707
Posted By GRUNT
On one hand, I'm like: "aw - we might lose...

On one hand, I'm like: "aw - we might lose Glynnis", but on the other hand, I'm like: "YAY! Maybe we can get Robert Clotworthy back!" :p

So yeah - that's pretty much how I feel at the moment :p. ...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-06-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By GRUNT
I've always liked the idea of a kind of...

I've always liked the idea of a kind of area-of-effect spell that increases worker gather rate/speed for a short amount of time. I just like the idea of the Queen having an effect on the efficiency...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-04-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By GRUNT
I was going to say this, but you beat me to it...

I was going to say this, but you beat me to it :p.

I actually think that the 'range upgrade' war in SC1 is actually pretty cool. Early game, I love how a battle can swing back and forth based on...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-03-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,939
Posted By GRUNT
Oh yeah, I guess I wasn't very clear about that...

Oh yeah, I guess I wasn't very clear about that in my initial post. Basically, what I meant to say was that perhaps everyone was getting so caught up with 'hybrid' theories, that they neglected to...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-03-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,939
Posted By GRUNT
EEP! Haven't read Frontline yet because I...

EEP! Haven't read Frontline yet because I haven't been able to acquire a copy :(.

About the gold Protoss guy though - that was kind of why I mentioned that Ulrezaj might have ex-Aiur Protoss in...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-03-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,939
Posted By GRUNT
About that artwork with that Queen in a Stasis Cell

Remember that artwork with the Queen in that stasis cell in a chamber full of eggs?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/GRUNTS/ss84-hires.jpg

I did a search, and apparently, this hasn't been...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-01-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 572
Posted By GRUNT
Diablo Mission Briefings

Purely for "teh lolz", I have taken dialogue said by the Aldaris and Arcturus Mengsk voice actors in Diablo 2 and put it into the StarCraft briefing room, complete with bobbing heads!
...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-29-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,067
Posted By GRUNT
I had so many issues with the multiplayer in the...

I had so many issues with the multiplayer in the beta, it was TERRIBLE. If they sort those out, I might be willing to concede the a '7' or even '8' rating, but my experience in the beta was just...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-28-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 2,982
Posted By GRUNT
I totally agree. I mean seriously - extra larvae...

I totally agree. I mean seriously - extra larvae without the extra hatch AND discounted production rates? How is that NOT good news for Zerg? :P

I'm also quite intrigued by how Hallucination...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-26-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By GRUNT
Do we actually have any official confirmation on...

Do we actually have any official confirmation on how the game's title is going to be worded?

Gamespy and IGN have the first game listed down as: "StarCraft II Terrans: Wings of Liberty", but I...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-23-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,603
Posted By GRUNT
Right. Which is what makes these things better...

Right. Which is what makes these things better than not having rally mining. Without rally mining, you are forced to manually move workers onto to the minerals.[/quote]

I'm kinda lazy to work out...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-22-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By GRUNT
I literally laughed out loud at that :p. ...

I literally laughed out loud at that :p.

Not because I think your statement is foolish, far from it, but because I was also mulling about the idea of adding a third resources to StarCraft 2 and...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-22-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,603
Posted By GRUNT
I would consider a better (but I realise not...

I would consider a better (but I realise not perfect) example being:

Whether or not to go back to base and macro that warp-in, or focusing on the battle

OR

Going back to base and putting...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-22-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,603
Posted By GRUNT
Bingo! PureWasted gets it. I honestly thought...

Bingo! PureWasted gets it. I honestly thought that my explanation was pretty darn clear, but ah well.

Nicol - you are really confusing me now! First you say that you dislike things which...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-22-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 4,616
Posted By GRUNT
I think I'll wait until I see replays :P. ...

I think I'll wait until I see replays :P.

I'm a big pussy and as much as I love BW, I don't think I'm good enough to be much more than a punching bag for the folks here :p.

Go kill 'em,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-21-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,603
Posted By GRUNT
I suggest you read what I've been saying about...

I suggest you read what I've been saying about Warp Gates and macro. It's only really a choice if you're not GOOD enough to keep that Warp Gate constantly busy. I don't have to teleport a unit to...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-21-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,603
Posted By GRUNT
Nicol was quoting SuperKiller. ...

Nicol was quoting SuperKiller. http://blizzforums.com/showpost.php?p=475048&postcount=49

There's also a big difference between what you refer to as 'busywork' and single-unit-selection which...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-21-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By GRUNT
I agree that the Immortals' guns look strangely...

I agree that the Immortals' guns look strangely weedy at the moment, but personally, I'd be perfectly happy with Blizzard sticking with the Immortal model as it was when the game was first revealed -...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-21-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,603
Posted By GRUNT
I believe SuperKiller's point was this: imagine...

I believe SuperKiller's point was this: imagine if Warp Gates had a build queue and rally point which can be enabled/disabled - once your Zealot (for example) finishes training, he automatically...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-21-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 4,282
Posted By GRUNT
How many times do I need to say this - your...

How many times do I need to say this - your definition of macro ("Interesting decision making macro") ISN'T what macro is! Macro IS what you'd consider to be "tedious busywork", but you better...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-21-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 4,282
Posted By GRUNT
I'm sorry but if you've read what I've said, and...

I'm sorry but if you've read what I've said, and checked out some of those Team Liquid people's comments, you'd know that we actually take pride in our ability to do these 'tedious' or 'thoughtless'...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-20-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 4,282
Posted By GRUNT
The problem with your whole argument is a...

The problem with your whole argument is a misconception that many people have and that is that the 'larger' meaning of macro, as you put it, is just what I'd call 'good game sense'.

Actual macro,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-20-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 4,282
Posted By GRUNT
See, this is what made macro in SC1 so strong. ...

See, this is what made macro in SC1 so strong. Even pro gamers simply can't be everywhere at once.

In SC1, even though you're given a prompt when stuff finishes building, it is often the case...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-19-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 3,208
Posted By GRUNT
You're missing my point - my point is this: ...

You're missing my point - my point is this:

-At BlizzCon, they said that they had always planned to do 2 expansions for StarCraft 2.

-Then they decided to split SC2 into a trilogy

-So,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-19-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 4,282
Posted By GRUNT
While I appreciate the reply, I'm well aware of...

While I appreciate the reply, I'm well aware of how the gas mechanic works, and I really want to hear Gradius' or LoA's thoughts on the matter. :p

My point is not about choice, but whether or not...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-19-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 13,442
Posted By GRUNT
Or c) including just as much content as...

Or

c) including just as much content as they'd include in the trilogy, but delaying the game even further.

I wouldn't mind waiting, personally. :p

Like Masterboo, I'm a lore fan, and they...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-19-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 4,282
Posted By GRUNT
Contextualising statement (:p): I thought that...

Contextualising statement (:p):
I thought that the new gas mechanic (which I realise underwent a new iteration in BlizzCon) was a step in the right direction to making macro more important and...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-19-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 3,208
Posted By GRUNT
If LoA says it's positive, then that's more or...

If LoA says it's positive, then that's more or less, good enough for me :p.

But I can't help but voice some of my concerns with this decision.

I mean, I was really keen on getting two...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-19-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 1,972
Posted By GRUNT
I've gotta say, I'm quite mesmerised by Tychus'...

I've gotta say, I'm quite mesmerised by Tychus' deep, drawling, perma-growl voice :p.

But I agree that the new Jimmy isn't really doing it for me, either. I thought maybe after I heard more that...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-18-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,467
Posted By GRUNT
I for one am happy to wait for many more months,...

I for one am happy to wait for many more months, if need be. Judging from what reactions I have heard to SC2's BlizzCon 2008 build, Blizzard still needs time to find ways to improve the depth and...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-18-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By GRUNT
I kinda like the mechanic for that very reason. ...

I kinda like the mechanic for that very reason. Although I suppose it DOES feel a little contrived as a way of adding macro to the game, at least it's something that actually requires your...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-10-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 2,522
Posted By GRUNT
See, you say 'emotionless', but don't you think...

See, you say 'emotionless', but don't you think that she has a fair amount of it in StarCraft? I mean, like I said - she's fairly headstrong.

Remember the third Mummy flick? :p. At the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-10-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 2,522
Posted By GRUNT
Anyone else for a change of personality in Kerrigan?

To me, the Overmind basically makes the Zerg. From the moment I heard: "Awaken my child, and embrace the glory that is your birthright..." I knew Zerg were going to be my favourite race :P.

The...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-08-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By GRUNT
Blades of justice!

Blades of justice!
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-03-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 2,935
Posted By GRUNT
Ugh, I've been angry at the community for...

Ugh, I've been angry at the community for bitching so much about Terrans being colourful, or that there's too much team colour on the units.

It's disappointing, but I'm relieved people are...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-03-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 2,351
Posted By GRUNT
Quoted for being the truest of true statements in...

Quoted for being the truest of true statements in this entire thread.

I definitely prefer my StarCraft with units that are a lot 'livelier', as Zeratul11 put it. Seriously - pre-WWI Terrans were...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-02-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 2,935
Posted By GRUNT
Can I has high-res versions, plz? D: Very...

Can I has high-res versions, plz? D:

Very nice find, regardless - thank you! :]

The lighting on the Ultralisks in that nuke screenshot is very pretty :].
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-01-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 2,103
Posted By GRUNT
Seeing that Changeling running alongside all the...

Seeing that Changeling running alongside all the real marines has got to be the single cutest thing to emerge out of StarCraft 2 so far :P.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-25-2008
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By GRUNT
*raises hand* I've played the RA3 beta :P. ...

*raises hand* I've played the RA3 beta :P.

Like I said in an earlier post, there are INHERENT design problems with RA3.

In a game of StarCraft, if I picked Zerg and you picked Random, I...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-24-2008
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By GRUNT
I also see a lot of informed complaints about the...

I also see a lot of informed complaints about the game, too :p..

I can guarantee you right now that Red Alert 3 isn't going to be a fantastic RTS. However, if you are able to accept the game's...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-24-2008
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By GRUNT
Water still exists, but you tend to think of it...

Water still exists, but you tend to think of it pretty differently in RA3 than previous CnC games.

What made it interesting (at least on paper) was the way it changes the way you think of the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-24-2008
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By GRUNT
I thought that it was cute that EA did this :P. ...

I thought that it was cute that EA did this :P.

I mean, honestly guys - why are some of you so mad over this?

People complain that EA is made up of a bunch of robots, but really, they're...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-15-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 4,704
Posted By GRUNT
I'm in agreement with SpiderBrigade here. :] ...

I'm in agreement with SpiderBrigade here. :]

But that said, I actually like things the way they are right now without creep being this thing that a Zerg player 'should' do when attacking. With...
Forum: Chit Chat 09-10-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 2,088
Posted By GRUNT
No way, man! Kari Wuhrer's acting as a woman who...

No way, man! Kari Wuhrer's acting as a woman who can kick your ass. Gina Carano (who plays Natasha) actually CAN.


Anyway, I've been playing the RA3 beta and I've actually become quickly...
Forum: Chit Chat 09-10-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By GRUNT
Ensemble Studios closes down

This meant enough to me that I actually made a news post about it on the website I post SC2 news at, even though it isn't SC or even Blizzard news.

Here's what I said quoted in full:



There...
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