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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-09-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 5,835
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: Dawn of War 2 Not the Holy Grail REVIEW

It is generally accepted fact that Starcraft is heavily influenced by 40k. Some basic googling will validate this.



It's not that I dislike it because it's different. I dislike it because...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-08-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 5,835
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: Dawn of War 2 Not the Holy Grail REVIEW

DoW2 really isn't really similar to WC3. Take the resource system for a good example. In WC3, economic superiority is critical to victory. In DoW2, victory is only dependent on victory points,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-08-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 5,835
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: Dawn of War 2 Not the Holy Grail REVIEW

I agree that a versed SC player will not like the absence of macro. But it's not only SC players that will not appreciate this. People who are familiar with the RTS genre will recognize this as...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-08-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 5,835
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: Dawn of War 2 Not the Holy Grail REVIEW

The game lacks depth. Removal of base building mostly eliminates build orders. You chose your hero then either build a range unit, heavy weapon, range unit, heavy weapon, tech.

The teching is...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-03-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 2,403
Posted By givemeafingname
I can't believe people are complaining about its...

I can't believe people are complaining about its attack animation. There's nothing wrong with it.

Get a pair of eyes and take a look at the Colossus' death animation. It just poofs into a blue...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-20-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,481
Posted By givemeafingname
Calling things dumb, stupid, and retarded without...

Calling things dumb, stupid, and retarded without backing up ANY of what you're saying makes you look like the idiot.

Soulstorm is actually quite balanced as it stands right now, disregarding...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-20-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,481
Posted By givemeafingname
12 galaxies? I don't remember reading...

12 galaxies? I don't remember reading that...where did you get that info?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-19-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,481
Posted By givemeafingname
Zerg? ha!

Sorry to rain on everybody's parade. I'm just a 40k fanboy who wants to bring this to everybody's attention:

http://community.dawnofwar2.com/blogs/?attachment_id=362

So the question is: who...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 07-24-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,842
Posted By givemeafingname
Making a mothership fast would be a mistake,...

Making a mothership fast would be a mistake, fluff wise and gameplay wise.

Anybody familiar with Dawn of War will be able to juxtapose the mothership with the necron Monolith. The mono will wreck...
Forum: Diablo Discussion 07-01-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 3,256
Posted By givemeafingname
Sure blizzard has the right to copy themselves...

Sure blizzard has the right to copy themselves and make sequels to their old games. I never said they didn't.

My beef comes with the fact that this is all they are doing. Each game they pop out...
Forum: Diablo Discussion 07-01-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 3,256
Posted By givemeafingname
blizzard's downhill spiral

I encourage any civilized discussion in this thread, but I know there will be lots of fanboys that will flame me for this post. I just want to clarify that before I state my opinion.

When I saw...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-10-2008
Replies: 94
Views: 3,213
Posted By givemeafingname
QFT

QFT
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 04-08-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By givemeafingname
I disagree. When you are at the point of 300...

I disagree. When you are at the point of 300 lings, micro would still help if you could do it. But at this point in the game no human can micro and produce units on that scale at the same time. It...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 04-08-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By givemeafingname
I never said that SC2 should use squads. I just...

I never said that SC2 should use squads. I just used squads as an example on how DoW handles massed infantry.



Your argument is closed minded McCrank, as you state your opinions as a matter of...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 04-08-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By givemeafingname
Right. I foresee this problem only getting worse...

Right. I foresee this problem only getting worse with the significant unit cap increase. Unlimited unit selection will help, but will it be enough?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 04-08-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By givemeafingname
Micro Issues in StarCraft II

One thing that I have been discussing with friends recently is whether the micromanagement in SC2 will be too overbearing.

I am one of the top players in the Dawn of War community. DoW implements...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 04-04-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By givemeafingname
P2P eh? That makes sense for transferring files...

P2P eh? That makes sense for transferring files between clients in WoW, because the software is included in the game package.

But here, I just want to watch a video. The last thing I want to do...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 04-04-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By givemeafingname
"Blizzard installing malware?" - "NO!"

I wanted to watch the zerg trailer so I stopped by starcraft2.com. When I clicked download, I noticed the file that I was getting wasn't in video format, but was an executable.

WTF?

Why would...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 03-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By givemeafingname
And then there could be another upgrade:...

And then there could be another upgrade: Increased Menstrual Cycle. Overlords will gain a rechargeable attack that damages all male units within a certain radius.

Medics will have the option to...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 03-09-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 2,609
Posted By givemeafingname
Not worth it to me. I'm not that motivated to go...

Not worth it to me. I'm not that motivated to go out of my way to discuss aesthetics with raging nerds like yourself :P
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 03-09-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 2,609
Posted By givemeafingname
This would be a good poll if the OP placed...

This would be a good poll if the OP placed pictures of the options he had available. As it is now, the post is misleading. I for one don't know what all the carrier models look like, so I don't get...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-08-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 3,530
Posted By givemeafingname
Hardly anybody picked the banshee? It has too...

Hardly anybody picked the banshee? It has too much mass in the front. Helecopters need their propellors positioned above their center of gravity, or else one end will sag lower than the other. The...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-17-2007
Replies: 60
Poll: when ?
Views: 3,569
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: when ?

Consider the fact that they haven't shown any snow maps in any of the previews. This leads me to think that it's not slated for a winter release. Brood War was released in winter, and had snow maps...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-28-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 3,380
Posted By givemeafingname
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-28-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 2,938
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: (Suggestion) Reapers with Flamethrowers

This is simply not true.



Also not true. http://lifehacker.com/software/diy/turn-a-flashlight-into-a-handheld-burning-laser-287252.php

I think this is a bad idea. The reaper would make for...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-26-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: Man vs. Wild / Survivorman

I like both shows, but man vs. wild is deceptively overdramtic. It gets to me when Bear goes off saying "And now I must drink my own piss, then climb straight up this waterfall to survive!!" ...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-22-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 1,486
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: Race Transport Differentiation...

ohh ok. i guess i didn't elaborate. I meant 'hop', like terran reapers. zerglings would still only be able to hit ground units. Personally, i think it would be cool as hell to watch a base get...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-22-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 1,486
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: Race Transport Differentiation...

care to name some kahooli? i already discussed ways to balance the upgrade.

The idea comes from the tyranid race in warhammer40k. in that game, the tyranid race is designed to be customizable,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-22-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 1,486
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: Race Transport Differentiation...

I think a cool upper tier upgrade would to give all zerg units wings so they could jump terrain. Perhaps it could be a global upgrade, enabling an option to buy wings for troops. It could also...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-22-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 5,769
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: Zerg Ultralisk

The idea doesn't make sense. Why would the health of one marine affect the inadvertent damage done to others by the ultralisk swinging its tusks around?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: [Suggestion] Damage Mechanics

If it's as clear as you guys are making it out to be then I retract my suggestion.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-19-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: [Suggestion] Damage Mechanics

I agree. Screen clutter is an issue right now, so the pop up window would have to be as small as possible. Making it optional is another good point. I am a regular in DoW and I know instinctively...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-19-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By givemeafingname
[Suggestion] Damage Mechanics

Starcraft 1 had a damage system that involved a scale of 3 types of armor. The weapon's damage would be given from a range, say 9-12 damage per second. However, this number was only useful as a...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-14-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,550
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: moaning will only postpone sc2's release

Antarus shares my belief on these forums, and I could not have put it better myself with the 'petulant children' remark.

SpiderBrigade is also correct. Trickling information out to the public...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-14-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,550
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: moaning will only postpone sc2's release

Despite the fact that blizz can distinguish between good and bad ideas, the plethora of negative feedback that gets thrown at them by these forums is enough to make anybody second guess decisions.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-14-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,550
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: moaning will only postpone sc2's release

Good point. I think part of my concern is that this forum is a zoo and there are 99 horrible suggestions for every good one.

As for the b/c's, mutas, pylons etc...they all look fine to me. ...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-14-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,550
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: moaning will only postpone sc2's release

Not in the slightest. I believe that all reasonable and intelligent gamers realize that graphics and special effects do not make a good game. They might make it visually appealing, which can be...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-14-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,550
Posted By givemeafingname
moaning will only postpone sc2's release

I wanted to make a public service announcement to all those who think their 'vision' of starcraft 2 would be better than that of the professionals working at blizzard.

Complaining about the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-13-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 3,500
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: New Science Fiction references you want to see in SC2!

My only wish is that the SC2 fanbois learn their roots, and that starcraft is more derived from warhammer 40k than any other sci fi universe (...well, starship troopers could be debated). Go pick up...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 07-14-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 1,975
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: Where are you RTS roots?

gah i did forget about AoE. I looked at the edit post option to try to add it, but i didn't see any way to do so. Can I get a mod's help to add AoE to the ballot?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 07-13-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 1,975
Posted By givemeafingname
Where are you RTS roots?

While starcraft 2 will have features that we have never seen before, much of the game will be derived from other RTS games. Which RTS game have you played the most, and what about it would you like...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 07-07-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 2,079
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: Zerg abilities and ways to abuse them!

How are all of you so sure of what you're saying? It's impossible to speculate what abusive tactics will be because so little is known about the game. Of course there will be tactics, and units...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-13-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 1,791
Posted By givemeafingname
Re: "official" what do you want in SC2?

I'm suprised nobody has mentioned the online interface. I have been playing DoW for about a year now, and the online interface is HORRIBLE.

include everything in SC1, most importantly:
-feature...
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