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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-11-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 3,242
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Re: Regrowing Purple Minerals

Frankly, if you're playing as the Terran, all you need is some base of limitless minerals and you can last the entire game. And that doesn't mean they can't go get expansions either, and they could...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-09-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 3,205
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Re: I've decided

I know right? And I mean, who has that guy who said he wanted a real live ZERGLING in his box set? I mean, that can't possibly happen! Its almost like they were joking or something...
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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-09-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 3,205
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Re: I've decided

Who said a scale model? I meant an actual Zergling.

-Dread_Reaper
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-08-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 3,205
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Re: I've decided

The only way I'll buy the $700 one is if it comes with all three games so I don't have to bloody wait.

-Dread_Reaper

EDIT: Or if it comes with a Zergling.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-08-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 6,698
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Re: Goodbye from AFXFTW

If this was a thread like, "hey guys, I'm going to Africa to fight AIDS and I won't have the interwebz there, so ttyl", I would be sympathetic, and wholeheartedly shake his hand as wish him well. ...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-07-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 6,698
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Re: Goodbye from AFXFTW

What bloody difference would it make how old he is? Or how long he's been on this forum? Its a cry for attention at best.

-Dread_Reaper
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-05-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,956
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Re: Unit Suggestion: Terran Cicada!

This would be a really interesting idea if not for the Marauder. In fact, its actually more interesting than the Marauder, but Blizzard has no intention of giving up their unfeasibly-huge-shouldered...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Re: SC2 Site Problems

I think its pretty obvious that we DO.

-Dread_Reaper
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-05-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 6,698
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Re: Goodbye from AFXFTW

What an utterly ridiculous thread. The fact that you even took time to explain your logic is mind boggling because its so incredibly asinine.

Whatever. This forum, this game, and this world will...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-02-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,961
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
The inherent difference is that a fan community...

The inherent difference is that a fan community is going to react differently to a game that has yet to be announced and a game that has been announced and worked on for several years. The nature of...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-14-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 6,163
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
*Spoilers from Shadow Hunters* I am actually...

*Spoilers from Shadow Hunters*

I am actually thinking its going to be Ulrezaj. I mean, he is technically like seven times the strength of a Dark Archon. In Shadow Hunters, he takes on an entire...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-14-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Lol dude, you may be a bit out of the loop here,...

Lol dude, you may be a bit out of the loop here, but there WAS a tactical third person shooter set in the StarCraft universe. It was called StarCraft: Ghost, and it was canceled by Blizzard in Fall...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-12-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,468
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
This is not a game that we "could live with". ...

This is not a game that we "could live with". This is the sequel to StarCraft, the golden standard by which all other RTS are judged. We know what Blizzard can do, and they can do better than...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-11-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,468
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Honestly, the coloration issue is just ONE of the...

Honestly, the coloration issue is just ONE of the things absolutely killing the Zerg right now.

One of the things that I have always wondered is this: when the Terran and Protoss were announced,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-09-2009
Replies: 86
Views: 3,872
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Couple things I noticed from this... Well...

Couple things I noticed from this...

Well first of all, the new Phoenix model is an improvement. They removed some of that blue garbage and replaced it with metal, and altered the blue hue from...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-28-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 4,090
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
I know that you lout. I was just saying that...

I know that you lout. I was just saying that your topic might have been more useful to the community if it had been originally formatted as a poll (not to say that it couldn't be formatted into one...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-26-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 4,090
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
So first of all, let me start out by saying that...

So first of all, let me start out by saying that I HATE the Phoenix. I hated the name, I hated the model, I hated the attack animation, everything. However, amazing as it may seem, I despise the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-23-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
That's exactly the kind of attitude that stifles...

That's exactly the kind of attitude that stifles creativity. For shame.

This idea actually does have some merit, although the whole Factory bit seems like it would be unnecessarily complicated. ...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-11-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,259
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Look at games like the Dawn of the War series,...

Look at games like the Dawn of the War series, which did this extensively with some races. The units were still easily distinguishable enough that the game didn't become too cluttered, and that's...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-11-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,259
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
It seems to me that the Terran alternate models...

It seems to me that the Terran alternate models would mostly be in the form of dirt caking the vehicles, and various insignias and badges, like of a company, or just for the purpose of decorating...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-10-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,022
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
See, that's exactly the kind of thinking that is...

See, that's exactly the kind of thinking that is turning the Zerg into a freak show. Nature loves symmetry. In almost all cases in nature, things come in pairs, because its more efficient. If the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-09-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,022
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
If we're going this route, I would point out that...

If we're going this route, I would point out that the Shock Trooper looks like the Dragoon.

See where this is leading? Nowhere.

The GPOD can't kibosh this thread fast enough.

-Dread_Reaper
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-09-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Last I played at Blizzcon 08 the psi was still...

Last I played at Blizzcon 08 the psi was still team colored and the Creep looked really cool. The best part of the Creep is that it actually moves and flows, so it actually looks alive. Its...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-08-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,250
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
You'll notice a trend with the units that are...

You'll notice a trend with the units that are having trouble fitting into the game are the ones that began as art projects and got shoehorned into the design document, ala Thor. I am constantly...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-07-2008
Replies: 128
Views: 5,595
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
See this is why I play Zerg: I don't have to feel...

See this is why I play Zerg: I don't have to feel sad when I send hordes of units into a suicidal death trap.

As for the Protoss... well, let's just say that's part of the reason I don't play as...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-05-2008
Replies: 128
Views: 5,595
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Well I could have brought up all the human...

Well I could have brought up all the human characters that died, but DuGalle, Stukov, and Duke were all antagonists, so of course you weren't going to feel sad when they died. And as for the Zerg,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-05-2008
Replies: 128
Views: 5,595
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
No no no bloody fucking NO! While I have nothing...

No no no bloody fucking NO! While I have nothing against love stories, and agree that they can indeed add a whole different kind of drama to a piece, nothing ruins a game faster than shoehorning in...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-05-2008
Replies: 128
Views: 5,595
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Dumbledore dies? -Dread_Reaper

Dumbledore dies?

-Dread_Reaper
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-04-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Don't lecture me Bolas. I have also played...

Don't lecture me Bolas. I have also played StarCraft II and know from experience that it is a fast-paced game, and of course recognize that there were multiple aspects besides turn rates that made...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-04-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
This is going to sound so bizarre that you might...

This is going to sound so bizarre that you might do not a single-take, not a double-take, but a triple-take, but I actually agree with you Bolas. I do think that the turning rates are actually a...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-28-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Especially considering StarCraft II will now be...

Especially considering StarCraft II will now be three separate games to buy.

ZING!

-Dread_Reaper
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-26-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,403
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
I never get tired of hearing I'm right. ...

I never get tired of hearing I'm right.



Pardon me, but what the hell is that thing??

-Dread_Reaper
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-26-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,573
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Hmm... You know, when snipe was originally...

Hmm...

You know, when snipe was originally announced everyone thought it was pretty IMBA, and to a certain degree I agreed with that. I mean, the ability to basically auto-kill any small infantry...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,890
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
You know, while I will agree that the Hellion...

You know, while I will agree that the Hellion doesn't have any of the character of the Vulture, that may be because it doesn't have a unit portrait or voice or anything yet, which admittedly was...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,062
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Not necessarily. I assume you're saying it would...

Not necessarily. I assume you're saying it would look terrible from an in-game perspective because it is dark, but wait, I hear the logic train coming! The Marauder is also a very dark unit with...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 2,660
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
As someone who has played the game at both...

As someone who has played the game at both Blizzcons, I will admit that it is certainly easier to read what is going on when everything is moving around and talking. And I will also admit the game...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 2,660
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Yes, actually, it is entirely possible. Here's a...

Yes, actually, it is entirely possible. Here's a few steps quick steps to make it happen, and simultaneously draw the look of SC2 back to SC1...

1. Darker all the terrain. Light things...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,062
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
I dare you to make a poll to that effect. I...

I dare you to make a poll to that effect. I believe you will find that many find the current art direction of StarCraft 2 to heavily reflect WarCraft aesthetic principles.

-Dread_Reaper
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Concerning the eyes on the thing: yeah I get it,...

Concerning the eyes on the thing: yeah I get it, I know insects have extra eyes and compound eyes. I know about ocelli.

My point is I don't think it visually works with the Zerg. In SC1 no Zerg...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,062
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
I disagree. I mean, the title of the thread...

I disagree. I mean, the title of the thread doesn't imply any bias, so if this thread becomes populated entirely by people who hate this iteration of the unit... well, then I guess everyone hates it...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,069
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Auf Wiedersehen, до свидания, adios, au revoir,...

Auf Wiedersehen, до свидания, adios, au revoir, and goodbye Drake Clawfang. Best of luck to you, and thanks for keeping the forum clear of necromancers with your GPOD.

-Dread_Reaper
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-20-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
I think this is a problem with a lot of the Zerg,...

I think this is a problem with a lot of the Zerg, in that they have too many eyes. But then again, the new Zerg are designed to look like monsters, not like actual living organisms, so fuck you to...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-19-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
I have always said that the Zerg need two forms...

I have always said that the Zerg need two forms of transport, one for raiding, and one for basic transport. The Protoss have the Phase Prism for raiding and regular transport, the Terrans have the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-19-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,403
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
All of the reasons listed here of why the...

All of the reasons listed here of why the Infestor is hideous are completely valid (the OP better be going an about-face on his opinion about now), but I feel that they may have missed on one crucial...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-19-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 1,904
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Well yeah, but if you rotate the camera you see...

Well yeah, but if you rotate the camera you see that the Marine is about the same height as a Bunker, so I mean, height is all relative in the game.



Fire is not plasma. As viperjo stated,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-18-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 1,904
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Oh HO, I see what you're trying to do. No, I'm...

Oh HO, I see what you're trying to do. No, I'm not some guy who hates rashly hates Blizzard's art direction. I just think that they have difficulty distinguishing between franchises, most of which...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-18-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 1,904
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Don't kid yourself, his art style isn't "rubbing...

Don't kid yourself, his art style isn't "rubbing off". They are deliberately trying to shoehorn that bullshit into the game whether the fans or the other artists like it or not. Talent like Peter...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-18-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 3,330
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
The sheer staggering amount of time and effort...

The sheer staggering amount of time and effort required to produce and accurately maintain such a list simply for the benefit of a bunch of fanboys bickering on the internet would be a colossal waste...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-18-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 1,904
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Exactly what I was thinking. If you look in some...

Exactly what I was thinking. If you look in some of the concept art to see the size comparison, the Marauder is fucking HUGE, considering the Marine is already like 8 feet tall.
...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-17-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 3,330
Posted By ArchDreadReaper
Hmm.... HMMM..... Okay, so the whole...

Hmm....

HMMM.....

Okay, so the whole Hardened Shield exception is bogus. That sort of nonsense never existed in SC, and frankly I don't see why they added it in. I mean, where people actually...
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