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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-08-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 6,340
Posted By AFXFTW
Re: Goodbye from AFXFTW

I took a moment to come back and see what you guys had been saying about me - more or less out of nostalgia, and it wasn't nice!

I don't see how my personal decisions are in any way threatening or...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-26-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 6,340
Posted By AFXFTW
1. I did not post this to be emo dramatic - I...

1. I did not post this to be emo dramatic - I used to post a lot here, and I thought a proper goodbye was a good thing for the people who used to engage in discussions with me.

2. This is not an...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-24-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 6,340
Posted By AFXFTW
Goodbye from AFXFTW

I've canceled my pre-order for SC2, and I don't intend to buy the game. SC was great when I was a kid/teenager, but SC2 has simply come too late. I don't intend to waste 10 more years of my life tied...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-19-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 2,722
Posted By AFXFTW
I don't want it because I don't want people...

I don't want it because I don't want people accidentally deleting their units in a game and whining about it, and I don't want someone to come up while I'm playing and think they're funny for...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-19-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 2,722
Posted By AFXFTW
If you need a lore reason for this, you equally...

If you need a lore reason for this, you equally need a lore reason for why you can arbitrarily order your own units to kill each other, even your whole base . . .If you can accomplish that in an...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-12-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 2,566
Posted By AFXFTW
I find the timing, geometry, and economics of...

I find the timing, geometry, and economics of building a base and picking tech/upgrades very satisfying in SC1, it's one of the reasons why maps like Fastest are so boring, since there's no reason to...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By AFXFTW
The cool thing is that we have pretty much enough...

The cool thing is that we have pretty much enough info from each stage of development to do some recreations with the map editor and do our own testing to see what we like the best. Using the models...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-24-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 3,897
Posted By AFXFTW
1. The turret is manned 2. It is manned as a...

1. The turret is manned
2. It is manned as a joke, and yes, the fact that it spins makes it funnier.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-22-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,807
Posted By AFXFTW
That's true, nicol, and it is an important point...

That's true, nicol, and it is an important point at least insofar as ghosts and hellions should be better against marines than reapers because of range, but I doubt the nullifier's ranged attack is...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-22-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,807
Posted By AFXFTW
The hellion is one of my favorite terran units...

The hellion is one of my favorite terran units right now. You obviously haven't seen the video of them being microed. They can fire and then move, and the stream will still be being fired when they...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-17-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 3,205
Posted By AFXFTW
Beefy PF is a great idea, as long as using it...

Beefy PF is a great idea, as long as using it offensively doesn't turn out to be imba. This gives terran the help in expanding that it really needed after the latest nerf to the siege tank. Now...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-17-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 2,485
Posted By AFXFTW
I would be happy if all three were made single...

I would be happy if all three were made single player only and replaced with several smaller mechanics and a normal unit each.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-15-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By AFXFTW
nullifiers with hallucination and force field...

nullifiers with hallucination and force field would of course be the perfect support unit in my phoenix anti-terran build, since they can help block up infantry in the case of a frontal attack/cannon...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-14-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By AFXFTW
Strategies you haven't seen tried yet but want to

I want to see someone try cannon expand + fast phoenixes/anti-grav vs TERRAN, the idea being that tanks can be antigravved and taken out if the terran does a quick push, and medivacs can be taken out...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-14-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 4,770
Posted By AFXFTW
The problem is that the people who are...

The problem is that the people who are complaining haven't played the game enough to know where to spend their extra actions - they don't understand the mechanics or the metagame, and their plans and...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-23-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By AFXFTW
Don't forget the overseer. It is now a major...

Don't forget the overseer. It is now a major caster in the lineup.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-18-2008
Replies: 169
Views: 6,511
Posted By AFXFTW
I want the old thermal lance attack from the...

I want the old thermal lance attack from the initial reveal last year.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-13-2008
Replies: 169
Views: 6,511
Posted By AFXFTW
I want it to go back to the focused beam attack...

I want it to go back to the focused beam attack from the original reveal. I'm okay with it being somewhat fragile like we saw, but the damage really needs to be a lot more considerable.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-12-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 13,452
Posted By AFXFTW
You guys are ridiculous. You act as if we should...

You guys are ridiculous. You act as if we should be pissed that Blizzard charges for their games at all. How dare they expect you to pay for the massive amounts of work they put into the game? When...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-12-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 13,452
Posted By AFXFTW
I am fine with this decision and I take Blizz at...

I am fine with this decision and I take Blizz at their word as far as the motivations. I also don't think it's such a big sin for a company to want to make money off of doing really good work. If you...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-09-2008
Replies: 99
Views: 4,888
Posted By AFXFTW
Solution to the Carrier and Archon problem -...

Solution to the Carrier and Archon problem - COMBINE THEM!!!

call it the "Carrion". It will seriously just be a big hunk of meat, presumably a pile of all the zerg killed by protoss during the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-08-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By AFXFTW
Release Plan: Getting your hands on a copy.

For those of us who are newbs at trying to get something as soon as its released, what are some strategies, or things you should know/think about/remember when SC2 is released?

For instance, I...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-06-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,566
Posted By AFXFTW
I'm not convinced. They said they wrote a whole...

I'm not convinced. They said they wrote a whole new enginge from SC2, and in my eyes, it looks completely different (and better) than WC3 . . .care to point out why you think SC2 is based off of wc3...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-05-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By AFXFTW
Omg i hate my computer! It lies!!!!!!

Omg i hate my computer! It lies!!!!!!
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-05-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By AFXFTW
The OP is sound and fury signifying nothing....

The OP is sound and fury signifying nothing. There's absolutely no risk of any of the campaigns not giving you enough opportunities to build and fight with the units on the multiplayer tech tree.
...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-02-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,373
Posted By AFXFTW
I still think yamato will be great against...

I still think yamato will be great against carriers, and BC armor will still make carriers somewhat ineffective against them. Don't forget ghosts, either. They have EMP which will combine great with...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-01-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 2,105
Posted By AFXFTW
dude, the first time I get my hands on the game,...

dude, the first time I get my hands on the game, I won't give a single thought to tactics or strategy. I'll just want to absorb all the new graphics and cool details and think about how long I'll...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-01-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 2,105
Posted By AFXFTW
This game is way over its awkward cartoony phase....

This game is way over its awkward cartoony phase. It's absolutely beautiful. I am entirely sold on the changeling ability of only for the nifty visual factor alone.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-01-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,373
Posted By AFXFTW
Nicol, what I'm pointing out here is that the...

Nicol, what I'm pointing out here is that the other races have units which also, once reaching critical mass, do damage that is out of proportion with their cost. Things like spells and splash damage...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-30-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,373
Posted By AFXFTW
I don't think there's any problem with an air...

I don't think there's any problem with an air unit having an effective ATG critical mass. The only time you'd be able to use huge amounts of bombardments from a huge amount of carriers is in...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-30-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,373
Posted By AFXFTW
How about this idea: 1. Interceptors...

How about this idea:

1. Interceptors unchanged, just as in SC1.
2. Carrier has "Prepare Bombardment" button next to build interceptor button, costs 100 minerals
3. When bombardment is prepared,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-23-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 3,343
Posted By AFXFTW
I liked the name Jackal much better.

I liked the name Jackal much better.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-22-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By AFXFTW
I've been waiting for this moment for all my...

I've been waiting for this moment for all my life. Oh lord. Oh lord.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-21-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By AFXFTW
I can feel it coming in the air of the night. Oh...

I can feel it coming in the air of the night. Oh lord.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-19-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,583
Posted By AFXFTW
Well, if you have faith in the idea, then call me...

Well, if you have faith in the idea, then call me on my bet, and we'll let Blizz decide. I have no problem handing over my first born child (with a mother of your choice) to you (assuming she agrees...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-19-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,017
Posted By AFXFTW
The solution is of course to include support for...

The solution is of course to include support for a variety of commands being "scroll" bindable, and letting players choose their own hotkeys.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-17-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,017
Posted By AFXFTW
The fact that laptops and some really poor people...

The fact that laptops and some really poor people don't have 4 buttons doesn't mean that 4 buttons isn't (or shouldn't be) the recognized standard. I think it would be good for gameplay to implement...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-17-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,583
Posted By AFXFTW
I'm sorry, the only feedback I'm going to offer...

I'm sorry, the only feedback I'm going to offer is that I have never found any really useful suggestions in this whole series of essays, which is a real shame considering the sprawling format they...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-15-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 4,712
Posted By AFXFTW
I support the idea of spreading creep being a...

I support the idea of spreading creep being a major goal of the Zerg for both flavor reasons and game reasons. I think improving the performance of attacking units on creep is a great way to do that,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-08-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 3,739
Posted By AFXFTW
I don't like the idea of interfering with the...

I don't like the idea of interfering with the Observer's detection or cloaking abilities. That's not what we know an observer to be from Starcraft, and I don't think it adds much strategically to the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-08-2008
Replies: 128
Views: 5,628
Posted By AFXFTW
I'm thinking of another word that starts with V....

I'm thinking of another word that starts with V. Seriously, I hate the name, and I wish they would have left the Nomad alone - I loved the concept of a new workhorse unit like the SCV and I just...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-08-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,946
Posted By AFXFTW
Sorry Reaper, you're really showing your...

Sorry Reaper, you're really showing your inexperience on this issue. As nicol has pointed out, what you're bringing up are pretty simple tactical issues and don't make the medivac imba - they just...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-07-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,946
Posted By AFXFTW
I disagree entirely with the Reaper. 1. The...

I disagree entirely with the Reaper.

1. The medic did NOT make terran unstoppable - it was only usable against zerg, and although it was pretty broken, the matchup stayed fun and zerg managed to...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-07-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,946
Posted By AFXFTW
maybe this is irrelevant, but the interview reads...

maybe this is irrelevant, but the interview reads like it was transcribed by some german with crappy english grammar.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-05-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 3,739
Posted By AFXFTW
On the subject of the observer spotting solution...

On the subject of the observer spotting solution - remember also that getting an early robotics facility helps not just in terms of getting a fast scout/detector on to the battlefield (although that...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-01-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 1,757
Posted By AFXFTW
In the situation I to which I was referring, the...

In the situation I to which I was referring, the only way the mineral-patch solution would work is if the island was only big enough to accomodate one command center position - that would be really...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-29-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 1,757
Posted By AFXFTW
Where I can see this being a problem is actually...

Where I can see this being a problem is actually on island maps, where a terran can prob\ably afford to immediately build an extra CC and float it to the next expansion - zerg will have to wait on...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-29-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 1,970
Posted By AFXFTW
the easiest way (an upgrade are you kidding me?)...

the easiest way (an upgrade are you kidding me?) would be to just put a destructable doodad or neutral building in the place where you would normally put a CC. If it's a plateau where there is only...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-28-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 1,970
Posted By AFXFTW
I think it should be pretty easy to stop -...

I think it should be pretty easy to stop - potentially, you should be able to scout it very early, and just rush the terran with everything very quickly - miners included.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-28-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By AFXFTW
A spectre hero would be great for the campaign...

A spectre hero would be great for the campaign mode, I think. I like the melee gimmick, hopefully along with an appropriately synergizing activated ability/spell. Having trouble thinking of one...
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