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Global Finals for Starcraft 2 Opening Day

The opening day of the #WCS Global finals for #SC2 has come to an end. Man there was some awesome games played today. To witness Jaedong, Zest and so0 get knocked out was totally surprising. These little upsets leave us with some exciting brackets for Terran players out there. No matter the out comes of the Quarter Finals we will have two Terran players moving to the Semi-Finals. How awesome would a TvT Final be!
interested in the brackets?
Interested in any replays?

I am secretly hoping for a Bomber vs Taeja Final.

 Who are you hoping make it to the finals in the #WCS? Leave a comment!

KABOOM, Baby! Mid Week Silver League Ascension

HA! So my catch up this week in SC2 has been overly awesome! After losing all of last week due to the patch and then the Australia Day long weekend (I was out partying instead of laddering) I thought It would be another boring week of sucking. However, lo and behold, it has turned into a mid-week explosion of excitement! I have shifted into the Silver League… and omg Protoss are even worst to play against now.

My awesome SCV and Drone picture from last weeks’ post might have been better held off for this one… Maybe a Viper about to be hit by missiles will suffice.


Game client version mismatch with selected region

The release of a new patch is meant to be a wonderful occasion, filled with joy and excitement. What I am faced with is my inability to play the only “paid” part of SC2 now, My regions ladder games. My Game Client saw it fit to update my SC2 to the latest version, which isn’t normally a bad thing but with all their wisdom Blizzard decided that this patch would be slowly released over 4 days to all the regions. This has left me with an up to date but locked out of the SEA region because the SEA region patch rollout isn’t until Thursday, Jan 23. Since I am in Australia this means it will be Thursday night when the patch will roll out.

This is stupid Blizzard, how can a company as large as you, who pay people to organise this stuff, screw it up? This is something which could of been easily looked at and addressed by releasing all the patches at once or combining the SEA and Americas release. I find it hard to get in some good game time with SC2 as it is (Due to life commitments and my family) but now I have lost 3 days of ladder play. It doesn’t sound like much and I might suck and be in Bronze, but that doesn’t mean this sort of stuff is acceptable. Unforseen consequences sure, but this is just a mistake on someone’s great plan.

Have you ever been screwed over by a game? Mine is little and I will be over it soon enough, but do you still hold a grudge regardless?

Still Climbing the Bronze Ladder

I was hoping I would be able to write an extremely cool post about moving up the ladder and leaving the Bronze league for Silver but it never quite happened (So much for my cinematic posts of awesomeness each week). I even felt I might have had a chance because I actuality got to face off against a few actual silver leaguers. These matches however quickly demonstrated to me the difference between the both leagues and I was destroyed.
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My Journey Up The Starcraft 2 Ladder

Every journey starts with a single step, or in this case a single league placement game, but as usual I have been placed into Bronze with the rest of the retar….. future bright shining stars. This shouldn’t be a surprise through, I might have had the game for years but I can’t say I have ever really sat down and “learned” how to actually play or looked at trying to be competitive.

However last year I was enthralled (more then usual) during the Starcraft2 Tournament series held at Blizzcon and it just got me so excited for the game. To add to my excitement, a local group called E-tek will be holding a small Starcraft 2 tournament after their eight team League of Legends tournament was such a success last year (Good job, guys!). All of this has got me really eager to get competitive and learn the metagame of Starcraft 2.

So with a twinkle in my eye and a strange amount of misplaced confidence I fired up the game in time and joined the first Season of 2014 (SEA Region). I played 10 games this evening, with a win loss ratio of 6 to 4. I feel it was a good start, considering I’m still learning a lot of aspects about the game and I feel that coming in within the top 25 on the ladder was a good entry point… even if it will all have changed when I log in next!

I’m not going to go in any deep thoughts or explanations of the games I have won or lost  this evening because it’s getting quite late and I need my beauty sleep. Don’t despair though! Anyone who is interested in watching the matches can download the SC2 replays from my Dropbox. Please don’t hold back if you know why I sucked in any of my replays. I understand that I have a long way to go to reach my goals and that constructive criticism is a great tool for improving performance.

I have a goal of reaching Gold League by the end of the first season of 2014. Not unreasonable at all is it….. is it???

Next time, I’ll actually talk about my Starcraft 2 games in a post about Starcraft 2! Stay tuned…

Some Journey information

  • Race of Choice : Terran
  • SEA Region – Bronze League – Raszagal Dixie Division
  • Starcraft2 Replays (.SC2Replay Files)
  • Starcraft2 Group: Join the Gravity Gaming Online community (another one of my 2014 Projects I am working). Currently a small online community I am trying to grow.