My Plunge into the World of Warhammer 40,000 Part Two

  My plunge into the World of Warhammer 40,000 is a series of blogs telling the tale of how I, a complete Warhammer 40,000 newb try and get deeper into the fiction by reading the books, playing the games and doing what ever else I can to try and make sense of these deep and rich fiction.

Day Two

 This will be a bit shorter than yesterdays entry as I haven't done much Warcraft related today, I did manage to get to play Dawn of War II for a bit and in doing so found out about the Steam Verify Game Cache Files because my copy of the game was supposedly corrupt, anyway that only took a few minutes but now I don't have any of the voice acting in the game which sucks because its some pretty good voice acting. Hopefully that will fix itself after my computer has restarted. 
 
So anyway, Dawn of War II, I played some of the single player, have now been introduced to the Tyranids faction and they seem like Zerglins from Starcraft so far, I mean they even Zerg rushed me during our first encounter. I only played one mission of single player as I wanted to jump back into multiplayer. 
 
First I decided try my hand at a 1v1 match, dive right into the deep end, I went with the Orks this time, I like their offensive powers and atyle, think I could get use to them. Anyway, I won this match by some twist of fate, I think my opponent disconnected or surrendered but a wins a win in my book. 
I went back to some 3v3 matches after that, this time I went back to Space Marines, specifically the Techmarine, this guy can build Tarantula turrets and some sort of dispenser, so basically he's the Engineer from TF2
The first match didn't last very long, it started off with a lot of lag and 2 players getting kicked due to it right at the start, I tried getting used to the Techmarine, seeing how his abilities worked, he seems simple to use and very useful, placing turrets to defend the nodes and dispensers to have a place for troops to fall back to seems vital, so I might stick with this guy for a while. Like I said, this first match didn't last long before we got steam rolled by the enemy team, although I did learn some more useful stuff like expanding the generators in the map to give you more resources. 
 
I jumped right back into another 3v3 match, this one was more evenly sided, I had another Techmarine and Eldar on my team, so there were plenty of turret placements. I learnt the importance of defending the nodes, usually I just select all my units and charge to the front lines. This time I kept some marines by the nodes we controlled and placed turrets and dispensers in strategic places, and it worked, we managed to hold one the nodes until the end of the match and never gave it up. Unfortunately we never caught the other two and lost, but it was definitely an improvement over past matches. 
 
That was enough multiplayer for one day, but I did want to try out that Last Stand mode and this time I found other players to join me, I played as a Chaos Space Marine, he has a cool ability that allows you to make duplicates of the enemy units who fight for you. Also each of the 5 characters in Last Stand levels up separately, so will probably be sticking with my Chaos Space Marine for that who is now level 3. 
 
That's all for today, all I got to do was play DoW2, felt like I made some improvements and have been exposed to some new WH:40K factions. 
 

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  My plunge into the World of Warhammer 40,000 is a series of blogs telling the tale of how I, a complete Warhammer 40,000 newb try and get deeper into the fiction by reading the books, playing the games and doing what ever else I can to try and make sense of these deep and rich fiction.

Day Two

 This will be a bit shorter than yesterdays entry as I haven't done much Warcraft related today, I did manage to get to play Dawn of War II for a bit and in doing so found out about the Steam Verify Game Cache Files because my copy of the game was supposedly corrupt, anyway that only took a few minutes but now I don't have any of the voice acting in the game which sucks because its some pretty good voice acting. Hopefully that will fix itself after my computer has restarted. 
 
So anyway, Dawn of War II, I played some of the single player, have now been introduced to the Tyranids faction and they seem like Zerglins from Starcraft so far, I mean they even Zerg rushed me during our first encounter. I only played one mission of single player as I wanted to jump back into multiplayer. 
 
First I decided try my hand at a 1v1 match, dive right into the deep end, I went with the Orks this time, I like their offensive powers and atyle, think I could get use to them. Anyway, I won this match by some twist of fate, I think my opponent disconnected or surrendered but a wins a win in my book. 
I went back to some 3v3 matches after that, this time I went back to Space Marines, specifically the Techmarine, this guy can build Tarantula turrets and some sort of dispenser, so basically he's the Engineer from TF2
The first match didn't last very long, it started off with a lot of lag and 2 players getting kicked due to it right at the start, I tried getting used to the Techmarine, seeing how his abilities worked, he seems simple to use and very useful, placing turrets to defend the nodes and dispensers to have a place for troops to fall back to seems vital, so I might stick with this guy for a while. Like I said, this first match didn't last long before we got steam rolled by the enemy team, although I did learn some more useful stuff like expanding the generators in the map to give you more resources. 
 
I jumped right back into another 3v3 match, this one was more evenly sided, I had another Techmarine and Eldar on my team, so there were plenty of turret placements. I learnt the importance of defending the nodes, usually I just select all my units and charge to the front lines. This time I kept some marines by the nodes we controlled and placed turrets and dispensers in strategic places, and it worked, we managed to hold one the nodes until the end of the match and never gave it up. Unfortunately we never caught the other two and lost, but it was definitely an improvement over past matches. 
 
That was enough multiplayer for one day, but I did want to try out that Last Stand mode and this time I found other players to join me, I played as a Chaos Space Marine, he has a cool ability that allows you to make duplicates of the enemy units who fight for you. Also each of the 5 characters in Last Stand levels up separately, so will probably be sticking with my Chaos Space Marine for that who is now level 3. 
 
That's all for today, all I got to do was play DoW2, felt like I made some improvements and have been exposed to some new WH:40K factions. 
 

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