Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My last SC 2 game.

Okay, Terran vs Terran.  This means I should go for mech, since that's the defactor TvT strategy.  I build up my base and start to pump out Siege Tanks and Thors.  Before those go out though, I send out a scout to my opponent's base.

It's not there.

Okay, he's Terran, so he probably lifted off the Command Center in the beginning and is building up somewhere else.

Scout around the map...

I find him.  And his base is REALLY close to mine.  By now I've got some Siege Tanks and Thors, and he couldn't have teched (verb check on aisle 3) very high since he would be so delayed from having to move his base all the way over there.  ATTACK!

I wipe up that base pretty bad, but then some air units start to attack my base so I have to retreat to deal with them.

And here's where I screwed up.  I never went back to finish off that base.  I went everywhere else in the map but there.  But I never finished off his first base with the 3 Starports for air units.

Guess what I lost to.  A massive air attack with Battlecruisers.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

MMO-champion Thrall humor

What follows are my favorite posts from a MMO-Champion thread with Chuck Norris-esque Thrall jokes.  Some have been edited to make them flow in a more humorous way.

  1. Thrall's Fire Nova caused the Cataclysm
  2. Thrall's Sentry Totem can be used offensively
  3. Thrall's Spirit Wolves doesn't summon 2 wolves, it kill two BM Hunters and steals their pets.
  4. When Thrall uses Fire Elemental Totem, Ragnaros comes out. And it's never too soon.
  5. When Thrall casts Earth Shock, he throws a boulder at you.
  6. Thrall's Ancestral Spirit also resurrects the target's father and grandfather.
  7. Thrall's Water Shield drowns his attackers.
  8. Thrall doesn't use Far Sight.  He just knows...
  9. Thrall is the father of the Worgen.  He had sex with a human while still in Ghost Wolf form.
  10. Before Lava Burst was a spell, Thrall threw molten rock at his targets.
  11. Thrall's Earth Elemental is Blackrock Mountain.
  12. Thrall's Searing Totem summons Jaina.
  13. If Thrall heals you and procs Earthliving, it sends you underground, where you are doomed to live the rest of your life.
  14. Thrall's totems are actually Resto Druids he jammed in the ground and fingerpainted.
  15. Thrall uses Riptide as an offensive spell instead of as a healing spell.  It floods his targets lungs until they suffocate and die.
  16. Thrall's Sentry Totem watches you masturbate.  (Need to edit the ceiling cat image to reflect this)
  17. Thrall used a dark portal to travel to ancient Egypt, where he was known as Moses.
  18. Thrall proc'd Windfury once, he's still waiting for the Maelstrom to die down.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Long Time no Blog

Many things have happened recently.   Hmmm....

I'm getting a pay raise at Sylvan.  I'll be finding out tomorrow how much it will be worth.  I went into my supervisor's office and just asked for it.  S seemed somewhat astonished when she learned what I was being paid now, and she commented that both she and the owner have noticed how awesome I am (paraphrasing, of course).  So she was going to talk to the owner about how much my raise should be.  I can't wait to find out.

WoW.  I haven't played much recently.  Gryllz is only missing Consumption Junction and riding an Emerald Drake as part of Glory of the Hero.  So I'll be getting my Red Proto Drake very soon.  Too bad he's a druid and I won't be seeing it as often as I should.  Tauf is the character that I tend to collect vanity things on, so hopefully I can get him one soon.  Jainne (priest) got several upgrades today, and is turning into quite the healer.  Tauf (shaman) still needs several actual resto pieces.  Mostly, I'd say that he's lacking crit and MP5.  Spear (DK) is halfway through 79 and I'm lookin forward to getting him to 80 and experiencing Death Knight tanking.  I've been tanking the last half of the 70s so I'm very accustomed to how Death Knight tanking work, which means that I won't have that awkward, "What am I doing?" phase.  Four 80s, I disgust myself.

Stacraft 2 is still very fun.  I've been spending my time as Terran.  I still haven't figured out how to counter late-game Protoss heavy air.  Mothership+Carriers is ridiculously annoying to deal with.  It's bad enough to be assaulted by one Mothership, but after you survive the first attack and another one comes, it's hell.  I think that the Protoss should only be allowed one Mothership throughout the course of the game, and they need to use it wisely.

The fish are doing rather well.  Sometime this month we'll get a couple more for our tank.  It's only a 10 gallon tank so we can't get too many.