Friday, July 30, 2010

Solid Gold Challenge

Finally finished getting all of the gold level achievements for the challenge missions in single player. Most of them were pretty easy except around two or three of them. The ones that were giving me the biggest trouble were "Opening Gambit" and "Psionic Assault". You had to be really good at conserving as much energy as possible and doing nearly perfect micromanagement in order to have anything left at the end. It awarded me the spectre portrait.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Starcraft II released

I got my copy of Starcraft II at midnight of July 27th yesterday night. I was originally going to get it at Walmart, but I ended up getting it at gamestop. It was pretty simple and everything went very smooth. I walked in at around 11:00 pm and paid for the game and then got in line with my receipt for the midnight release. I was first in line so I walked out at around 12:02 and drove home and started playing campaign. The game is more amazing then I would have expected. The multiplayer is the same as beta so already knew how that was going to be. Multiplayer is still great though, I am just having fun with campaign right now.

I am away from home so I have to play on my laptop for now. It runs pretty good with everything on high, so I'm not complaining. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

End of Phase 2

It looks like phase 2 is over now. It has been fun while it lasted but every good thing must come to an end. the game comes out in a week so it isn't very long now until there will be millions of people playing. The 8,000 or so that were in beta will probably be the top players at release, at least for awhile they will be.

A random video of an awesome comeback in a 2v2 game.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Promoted to Platinum

Somehow after losing a bunch of games I got promoted to platinum league. I don't feel like I am ready yet to play against better players, but I guess it can't do anything but push me to get better myself. I've only played less then 30 games so far. I see other people in my division that have played 80-100 games yet they have about the same amount of points as I do. Honestly I think I would rather have 40 wins and 40 losses then 15 wins and 15 losses even if I had more points and a higher rank. I will probably play a lot more once retail comes out because it is the driving force of actually accomplishing something that will stay there that keeps me going. I know everything I do in beta will be erased so it is hard to get motivated.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


So my teammate decided to get owned and say that I suck before rage quitting this game. I managed to win the rest of the game 1v2 though. I am not great but at least I don't suck.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Blizzard added a great number of achievements to the game. It's unsure whether or not these will be the achievements in the retail version but I'm sure most of them will be. The hardest to get ones being the 1000 win achievements could takes months or even years to obtain. Then there are really simple achievements like playing a replay or winning 1 game. I think there might be around 200 or so achievements to get at the moment, which is rather impossible to accomplish within the next couple weeks before the beta goes down.You wouldn't want to do that anyway since everything is going to be wiped.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Phase 2 started

Phase 2 should start within the next few days and I can't wait. I can feel myself getting rusty at this game and I'm pretty sure I'll be terrible. Think I'll have to start playing against some cpu's to at least get the game mechanics fresh in my mind again.

Edit: So I suck pretty bad now. I got placed into gold for my 2v2's and I only have a 50% win ratio.