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May 18, 2010 5:45 PM   Subscribe

Hey there Starcraft fans! Unbeatable Protoss 1v1 Strategy for Starcraft 2. To be honest I don't know much about Activision games or RTSes in general, but this works 100% of the time. You should totally check this out!! xxx
posted by litleozy (42 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
thxkekekek ^___^ xxx !!!
posted by Electrius at 5:49 PM on May 18, 2010


\o/ wooooo
posted by davejay at 5:52 PM on May 18, 2010


Okay, that was fucking hilarious. I've been watching far too many sc2 videos.
posted by empath at 5:53 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


That was weird. Is this something I'd need Starcraft 2 beta access to understand, because I'll gladly take any Beta key even though I've never played a Blizzard game before.
posted by mccarty.tim at 5:53 PM on May 18, 2010


I thought it was pretty funny, but, truth be told, I wish it was funny *and* an exploit that worked for the added nerd rage.
posted by graventy at 5:54 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


mccarty.tim: Oooh you don't want to know what you need to do to get a beta key... you have to work at appleby's for a start...

To be honest, I don't even think I'll buy the game, just watch awesome tournament matches like this one or this one.
posted by litleozy at 5:57 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of Something Awful's TruthMedia.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:02 PM on May 18, 2010


All right, that was pretty good.
posted by Errant at 6:06 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm not ashamed to say this made me laugh.
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:34 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


That was weird. Is this something I'd need Starcraft 2 beta access to understand, because I'll gladly take any Beta key even though I've never played a Blizzard game before.

It's nothing you couldn't have done in SC1, mixed with some crazy religious silliness and random wrongness.
posted by delmoi at 6:43 PM on May 18, 2010


"What?! God damn it!"

Also, those are totally Terrans.
posted by valkyryn at 7:26 PM on May 18, 2010


Yeah....those were Terrans...and that was kinda stupid.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 8:02 PM on May 18, 2010


That was just filled with carefully noted little asides that made it funnier than I expected.
posted by zarq at 8:08 PM on May 18, 2010


This is pretty much note-perfect.
posted by kafziel at 8:25 PM on May 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


Also, those are totally Terrans.
Yeah....those were Terrans...


I'm not a Starcraft 2 expert, but I'm also pretty sure that the strategy isn't actually unbeatable. Maybe.
posted by 0xFCAF at 8:32 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well that depends on your goal. If you're trying to win within the confines of the game, no, it's obviously counterproductive and useless. If you're just trolling the game, watching someone spend ten minutes slaving over their build order and frantically searching for your base to launch their assault, and then they find out you're just hovering in a corner and chatting about disney movies or something? Then it's fantastic.

Basically, it's a matter of who you're trying to beat: the terrans attacking you, or the player controlling them.
posted by kafziel at 8:35 PM on May 18, 2010 [7 favorites]


Basically, it's a matter of who you're trying to beat: the terrans attacking you, or the player controlling them.

Well, in SC1, a win was a win. I'd much rather someone do that then the dreaded disconnect.
posted by delmoi at 8:57 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


That was stupid, but funny. Furthermore she has a very, very sexy voice.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 9:04 PM on May 18, 2010


"Where you going silly?" was the aside that had me loling
posted by Windopaene at 9:14 PM on May 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


"Furthermore she has a very, very sexy voice."

I don't think it's wise to say that about Sarah Palin, for any number of reasons.
posted by sneebler at 9:29 PM on May 18, 2010


I wish that I would have found that funny. All it did was awaken my Palin rage.
posted by psycho-alchemy at 10:02 PM on May 18, 2010


I certainly hope I wasn't the only one reading the in-game chatter because it was easily the best part.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:12 PM on May 18, 2010


Not crap. As someone who occasionally delights in video games but sometimes feels like they're mostly just distracting little time vacuums designed to give me a feeling accomplishment while wasting my life tackling pretend challenges with next to no real-world application or reward (I played A LOT of SC1, btw), I applaud the author of this video for defining video game success not as the meaningless defeat of an opponent in a virtual environment, but in wholly rejecting that and instead reveling in oddball nonsense. Very Calvinball. Then she took the replay and goofs over the whole thing, droll and deadpan all the way through, makes it into something fun that can entertain a lot of us miserable keyboard jockeys for a short while. That's something, considering I can watch only watch about 10 seconds of someone else playing video games before I am very honestly suffering and full of spite.

I bet whoever did this is a reliably fun and funny person. Here's to not taking games too seriously!
posted by millions at 10:41 PM on May 18, 2010 [8 favorites]


God DAMNIT. There is now beer on my keyboard. That seriously caught me off guard. Bravo.
posted by Stunt at 12:10 AM on May 19, 2010


wait. how was she able to tell that her opponent's characters didn't believe in god? can you really tell that about a video game character just by looking at them?
posted by mexican at 12:54 AM on May 19, 2010


how was she able to tell that her opponent's characters didn't believe in god? can you really tell that about a video game character just by looking at them?

Yes.
posted by empath at 1:01 AM on May 19, 2010 [6 favorites]


Very cute and funny, would watch again.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:13 AM on May 19, 2010


I liked the part where the X-wings found the Christ-ship.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 3:40 AM on May 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


*makes orange t-shirt that says I don't believe in God*
posted by obiwanwasabi at 4:59 AM on May 19, 2010


Also, those are totally Terrans.

Yeah....those were Terrans...and that was kinda stupid.


YHBT. YHL. HAND.
posted by Talez at 4:59 AM on May 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


That was good - was in danger of veering into LOL GIRLS CAN'T PLAY VIDGAEMES!!! and LOLXIANS! a few times, but saved itself by also being really pretty funny. The little asides were particularly excellent, my personal favourite being "Oh, this is my base. All these places look the same. Like minorities."
posted by ZsigE at 5:18 AM on May 19, 2010


Holy crap, Talez, I haven't seen that since alt.religion.kibology. Thank you. You made my day.
posted by The Bellman at 7:45 AM on May 19, 2010


I had no idea Sarah Palin was part South Korean!
posted by srboisvert at 7:53 AM on May 19, 2010


mccarty.tim: "That was weird. Is this something I'd need Starcraft 2 beta access to understand, because I'll gladly take any Beta key even though I've never played a Blizzard game before."

If you pre-order on Amazon, you'll get a Beta key within a couple of days. I got mine on Saturday.
posted by Plutor at 7:54 AM on May 19, 2010


That video was hilarious.

"That was weird. Is this something I'd need Starcraft 2 beta access to understand, because I'll gladly take any Beta key even though I've never played a Blizzard game before."

If you pre-order on Amazon, you'll get a Beta key within a couple of days. I got mine on Saturday.


Similarly if you pre-order online from Best Buy (it must be online, though), you'll get a beta key. Got mine probably within 10 minutes from when I ordered.

Note, though: the beta is ending on the 31st, as per this post. It might be coming back before the game launches, but not necessarily.
posted by malthas at 8:43 AM on May 19, 2010


Some friends of mine used to play Warcraft 2 with each other. One player was clearly the best at it, and people got tired of playing with, except to play "Farmquest" where they would send out as many orc peons as possible and hide them all over the map, building farms where possible.
posted by codacorolla at 9:24 AM on May 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


HA! Nice way to waste 10 minutes of someone's life in Bnet.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 10:16 AM on May 19, 2010


This was funny.

The narrator sounds a little like Laura Silverman. Maybe that's why I liked it.
posted by chemoboy at 2:20 PM on May 19, 2010


SC2 beta key to the best on-topic haiku... GO!
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 5:33 PM on May 19, 2010


The beta does end on the 31st, but it is 99% likely there will be a open beta stress test to make sure the Battle.net 2.0 system is up to snuff for launch day. So, you will all get a chance to taste the glory that is Starcraft 2 sometime in late June, I would imagine.
posted by mek at 6:32 PM on May 19, 2010


I'm serious about the beta key, by the way. I'd feel like a jerk if I just kept it. Help me not be a jerk.
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 9:57 PM on May 19, 2010


How strange the sun beats;
The deep red sands of Korhal.
Spawn more Overlords.
posted by Faux Real at 6:41 AM on May 20, 2010


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