I have played about 120 Starcraft matches in the last week
of which I have won just over 50.That may not seem like a lot but, for me, that is a lot of time to spend with a single game. In the last few days I have spent my time either playing 2v2 with LlamaNL or watching live streams of Starcraft 2 tournaments from Korea and America. Yesterday we played almost 7 hours straight, finishing at about 4am in a mild state of delirium. I can feel myself physically wasting away. I haven't been out shopping for food, I have simply been eating through the stores of junk I had in my cupboard, so for the past 2 days I have eaten nothing but toast and yoghurt. I just ran out of bread, so for my next meal i'm going to have to get creative with some feta cheese and an onion.
There's no escape. My housemates are both playing Starcraft as well, so even when I manage to tear myself away from the screen it's to enter discussions based on the optimal opener for Terran, or the best way to counter a Proxy Cannon Rush. I can't escape it.
However, on the plus side, we just hit rank 2 in our Bronze league. Seeing as I have only been playing the game for a week, that's not bad, right?
I haven't been addicted to a game for a long timeBut Starcraft 2 is a game worth being addicted to. I'm naturally a very competitive person, and there was a point a few months ago where I felt completely worthless. Every game I played I seemed to suck at. I wanted to be good at something, I had all this energy, but I couldn't find any game through which to channel it. The closest I got was Street Fighter 4 but trying to force myself into playing that game when I was clearly terrible almost destroyed it for me. I like Super Street Fighter 4 but I'm slowly coming to understand that Super Street Fighter 4 doesn't like me. So it's nice to find a competitive game like Starcraft 2 where I can actually see results, actually feel like i'm slowly getting better as my understanding increases, and don't have to force myself to keep playing when I get completely fucked by stupid zerglings. It's also awesome that there are so many people I know playing the game. There is nothing more disheartening than offering to play your friends at Company Of Heroes and for them to turn you down because they are all playing Heroes Of Newerth.
I think this is probably down to some smart Matchmaking on Blizzards part, though any credit I send them is done so begrudgingly.
And now for something completely different:
My university begins anew on thursday which is... holy fuck, that's tomorrow isn't it. I feel slightly guilty for having done predominantly fuck all over the past few months and I know it's going to sting when I return to work. This in turn makes me not want to go back to work. It's a catch 22. I fucking love those.
My Student Loan arrives on Thursday also and so, coincidentally, does a copy of Dead Rising 2. It's weird that those two things should coincide so conveniently isn't it?!? I look forward to playing through it on Co-Op with my co-op buddies (Oni and Rowr, you guys own this game, right?)
Ok, enough typing!Back to work/space I go...
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