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  • KhazeKhaze Join Date: 2006-12-12 Member: 59031Posts: 267Members
    Dear god. I had already lost hope, then I see Gmail notifying I've got mail. "Can't be anything notewor -- STARCRAFT 2 BETA WTF NO WAY"

    Can I have your babies, Panigg?
  • PaniggPanigg Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58212Posts: 580Members
    edited February 2010
    QUOTE (Khaze @ Feb 26 2010, 01:00 PM) »
    Dear god. I had already lost hope, then I see Gmail notifying I've got mail. "Can't be anything notewor -- STARCRAFT 2 BETA WTF NO WAY"

    Can I have your babies, Panigg?


    Not sure... CAN you?

    I enjoy giving these keys out far more than I should. ^^
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    QUOTE (Khaze @ Feb 26 2010, 01:00 PM) »
    Can I have your babies, Panigg?

    QUOTE (Quaunaut @ Feb 26 2010, 11:38 AM) »
    OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CULTIST CONFIRMED

  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,006Members
    QUOTE (puzl @ Feb 26 2010, 11:49 AM) »
    Oh look at my inbox, looking all splendid and satisfied with that "Starcraft 2 Beta" subject line at the top of it.

    Much appreciated Pannig! Someone give this man a custom title!

    Hate to break it to you, but now that anyone can set their own custom title, they're about as special as having an avatar or a signature.
    Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed, dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side.
    - George Carlin
  • puzlpuzl The Old Firm Join Date: 2003-02-26 Member: 14029Posts: 4,111Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation mod
    Oh yeah, I forgot about that.

    Retired NS1 Developer, currently making myself useful as a forum moderator - message me for any mod related requests.
  • Cereal_KillRCereal_KillR Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1837Posts: 4,943Members
    Panigg is the epitome of awesomeness and I would gladly carry on his genetic material for the generations to come D:
    -signed-
  • zimzumzimzum Join Date: 2004-09-02 Member: 31200Posts: 218Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Unbelievable. I figured I had a snowballs chance but begged anyways... Pannig is THE man.
    The new posts that pop up daily by some guy with 3 hours playtime who knows how to perfectly balance this game already make me want to vomit - PaLaGi
  • PaniggPanigg Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58212Posts: 580Members
    QUOTE (lolfighter @ Feb 26 2010, 02:53 PM) »
    Hate to break it to you, but now that anyone can set their own custom title, they're about as special as having an avatar or a signature.



    How do you do that?

    I was thinking about "Aweomsesauce"...
    QUOTE (Khaze @ Feb 26 2010, 01:00 PM) »
    Can I have your babies, Panigg?

    QUOTE (Quaunaut @ Feb 26 2010, 11:38 AM) »
    OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CULTIST CONFIRMED

  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Join Date: 2003-08-05 Member: 18951Posts: 4,521Members
    It's under Edit Profile Information under your user control panel. I've kept mine the default because now I feel like non-custom titles are the rarity =p

    Hey, if you get your hands on any more keys you don't know what to do with, I certainly wouldn't mind one - but make me a last priority because I'm not a Starcraft freak like a lot of people. I have only a moderate interest in the game but would enjoy a chance to test it out. :)
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  • QuaunautQuaunaut The longest seven days in history... Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Posts: 7,221Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    QUOTE (puzl @ Feb 26 2010, 05:56 AM) »
    Oh yeah, I forgot about that.


    I require(REQUIRE) you and Panigg's ID information so I can somehow play a game with you perhaps in the future.
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  • KhazeKhaze Join Date: 2006-12-12 Member: 59031Posts: 267Members
    edited February 2010
    QUOTE (Panigg @ Feb 26 2010, 02:04 PM) »
    Not sure... CAN you?


    I could try! I mean... how hard could it be?
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  • PaniggPanigg Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58212Posts: 580Members
    QUOTE (Quaunaut @ Feb 26 2010, 05:18 PM) »
    I require(REQUIRE) you and Panigg's ID information so I can somehow play a game with you perhaps in the future.


    I have only played one game and am not really in to it that much. Which has nothing to do with the game, I'm more of a turn based or fps* kinda guy.

    I enjoy watching other people play tho.

    *I've never been commander in NS ever.
    QUOTE (Khaze @ Feb 26 2010, 01:00 PM) »
    Can I have your babies, Panigg?

    QUOTE (Quaunaut @ Feb 26 2010, 11:38 AM) »
    OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CULTIST CONFIRMED

  • Rico1Rico1 NS Oldtimer Join Date: 2002-05-24 Member: 664Posts: 371Members
    Sadface :-(

    Congrats to all the folks who got keys, and many thanks to Panigg for being such a pal and giving these keys out in the first place.

    I will now resume my wait for an email from Blizzard of some sort... and I will look longingly through your windows and miserably paw at them at night, forever envious of the warmth that only an SC2 beta key could hope to provide.
  • QuaunautQuaunaut The longest seven days in history... Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Posts: 7,221Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    QUOTE (Panigg @ Feb 26 2010, 08:49 AM) »
    I have only played one game and am not really in to it that much. Which has nothing to do with the game, I'm more of a turn based or fps* kinda guy.

    I enjoy watching other people play tho.

    *I've never been commander in NS ever.


    You seem to think I care. This is a requirement, Panigg. (<3)

    Also, my ingame name is quaunaut.israia
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  • PaniggPanigg Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58212Posts: 580Members
    edited February 2010
    QUOTE (Quaunaut @ Feb 26 2010, 07:10 PM) »
    You seem to think I care. This is a requirement, Panigg. (<3)

    Also, my ingame name is quaunaut.israia


    Aww, come on. DAMN requirements... will add you tomorrow. Gotta go, play some DND. :)

    ---

    edit: I'm in EU, btw... so we can't really play together. At least I couldn't find you.
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    QUOTE (Khaze @ Feb 26 2010, 01:00 PM) »
    Can I have your babies, Panigg?

    QUOTE (Quaunaut @ Feb 26 2010, 11:38 AM) »
    OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CULTIST CONFIRMED

  • ScytheScythe Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 46Posts: 4,371NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation, Reinforced - Silver mod
    QUOTE (Quaunaut @ Feb 27 2010, 04:10 AM) »
    You seem to think I care. This is a requirement, Panigg. (<3)

    Also, my ingame name is quaunaut.israia


    I added you. I'm usually on from 0700 'till 1200 GMT weekdays. Get in IRC and yell if you want a game.

    --Scythe--
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  • MulletMullet Join Date: 2003-04-28 Member: 15910Posts: 3,291Members, Constellation
    Just watched some youtube videos of the beta, looks damn good.


    //still more excited for NS2
  • QuaunautQuaunaut The longest seven days in history... Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Posts: 7,221Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    Holy ######.

    So, I just had my best game yet and I won. 41 minutes long, and crazy telling.

    Lessons learned:

    #1: Scouting works. I sent 6 skulks over to explore, noticed the enemy had an extra base, went to get rid of his probes there... and a Carrier came to kill my skulks.

    Hmmm.

    So, I made 3 corruptors, as the tooltip said they only attacked other air units and were Anti-Air in general. I knew they could disable buildings, but that seemed really 'meh', till later.

    I sent those 3 corruptors with a bunch more skulks and roaches, only to be attacked by 5 or 6 Carriers and a MOTHERSHIP. Oh hell.

    Better make more Corruptors, because

    #2: MOTHERSHIPS ARE NOT INVINCIBLE. In fact, 7 or 8 corruptors make short work of the ######. Brought him down /good/, in a hell of a fight. He even came back and destroyed half my base... till I spawned 11 Corruptors from the Hive he just explodered and slaughtered his attacking force mid-attack.

    I rebuilt, and found out, just for good measure

    #3: CORRUPTORS ARE BADASS. Send them with some Mutilisks, and they'll protect the Mutis as they tear apart the enemy base. Then when you inevitably find some turrets shooting at you, THE CORRUPTORS CAN DISABLE THEM.

    (Tip: Select all your Corruptors and just keep disabling buildings- don't worry about selecting the right one or even waiting for some 'cooldown'- it'll send whoever can do it first to do it immediately)


    In short: Corruptors are amazing. Hot damn.
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  • SentrySteveSentrySteve .txt Join Date: 2002-03-09 Member: 290Posts: 2,817Members, Constellation
    If you're playing the zerg and are going against terrans try out the Infestor. Terrans have a few strats but the one I see the most is MM&M (Marine, Marauder, and Medivac). The Infestors can take over the medivacs and while under your control you have 10 seconds to fly them to random corners of the map. Most zerg make 'lings (both zerglings and banelings) as they're the most effective counter to terrans as of now and the Infestors fits in well as it can also root the enemy making them easy targets for your 'lings.
    sentrysteve.txt
  • ScytheScythe Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 46Posts: 4,371NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation, Reinforced - Silver mod
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    --Scythe--
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  • PaniggPanigg Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58212Posts: 580Members
    I approve.
    QUOTE (Khaze @ Feb 26 2010, 01:00 PM) »
    Can I have your babies, Panigg?

    QUOTE (Quaunaut @ Feb 26 2010, 11:38 AM) »
    OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CULTIST CONFIRMED

  • spellman23spellman23 NS1 Theorycraft Expert Join Date: 2007-05-17 Member: 60920Posts: 3,365Members
    QUOTE (Quaunaut @ Feb 27 2010, 04:45 PM) »
    In short: Corruptors are amazing. Hot damn.


    They sound a lot like the SC1 Protoss Corsair unit.
    helping bring perspective and learning since the olde days

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    <jenny> What's the plural of 'Onos'?
    <Mexican> For a while, I thought it was 'Oh ######'!


    Vote on your Ideas/Suggestions!
    http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/index....howtopic=125347
  • QuaunautQuaunaut The longest seven days in history... Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Posts: 7,221Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    QUOTE (spellman23 @ Feb 27 2010, 05:45 PM) »
    They sound a lot like the SC1 Protoss Corsair unit.


    Apparently, from what others have told me! I played a bunch of SC, but my game was 90% based around Carriers, 'cause I was a nubletpaicaeks.

    And SentrySteve, thanks for the idea. I never thought of that, and /have/ been having trouble against Terran players. I'll see what I can do with it :3
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  • Corporal_FortierCorporal_Fortier Join Date: 2005-03-22 Member: 46079Posts: 409Members, Constellation
    Gameplay aside, I find the Terran's music a little weak. I was expecting something a little heavier, but sometimes it just sounds like I'm playing SimCity. The music in SC1 was way more awesome.

    Some of the units quotes make up for it though (when you keep clicking on them). I lol'ed quite a bit.
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  • ScytheScythe Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 46Posts: 4,371NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation, Reinforced - Silver mod
    Goddamnit! Quaunaut and I circled eachother for half an hour like a pair of high templars trying to merge until we finally managed to get a game going. I'd got him on the ropes when my computer crashed. Grrr.

    I really need to replace that memory.

    --Scythe--
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,006Members
    QUOTE (Scythe @ Feb 28 2010, 02:14 AM) »
    [religious symbol]

    --Scythe--

    You people worry me.
    Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed, dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side.
    - George Carlin
  • TemphageTemphage Join Date: 2009-10-28 Member: 69158Posts: 1,317Members
    QUOTE (Scythe @ Feb 28 2010, 06:16 AM) »
    Goddamnit! Quaunaut and I circled eachother for half an hour like a pair of high templars trying to merge until we finally managed to get a game going.


    This is just getting pathetic.
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  • SentrySteveSentrySteve .txt Join Date: 2002-03-09 Member: 290Posts: 2,817Members, Constellation
    So a really popular strategy for terran, and some protoss, is to turtle then tech up to a tier 1.5 / 2.0 unit then hit. This is fairly annoying because the choke points into the bases can be easily defending, it can be difficult to scout them, and just about every other player does it. It's also difficult because the traditional counter to a turtle is to expand but if you expand you blow too much income on your economy and aren't able to compete with their military when they move out. As a zerg, I've been trying to come up with ways to break the turtle before they're ready to attack. I've tried banelings into their choke which is very costly and if the choke is defended properly, may not even clear it.

    Most of my successful turtle breaks come from the Nydus Worm. You can use the overlord to reveal just enough of the main, preferably in a random corner somewhere, to plant the worm then stream out zerg/banelings (if Terran). I will then try to tech to Mutas either slightly before or during the attack so kill any buildings they lift up can be killed. A protoss turtle is much more easy to defeat as the protoss don't have a clear counter to Mutas.
    sentrysteve.txt
  • spellman23spellman23 NS1 Theorycraft Expert Join Date: 2007-05-17 Member: 60920Posts: 3,365Members
    QUOTE (SentrySteve @ Feb 28 2010, 10:54 AM) »
    So a really popular strategy for terran, and some protoss, is to turtle then tech up to a tier 1.5 / 2.0 unit then hit. This is fairly annoying because the choke points into the bases can be easily defending, it can be difficult to scout them, and just about every other player does it. It's also difficult because the traditional counter to a turtle is to expand but if you expand you blow too much income on your economy and aren't able to compete with their military when they move out. As a zerg, I've been trying to come up with ways to break the turtle before they're ready to attack. I've tried banelings into their choke which is very costly and if the choke is defended properly, may not even clear it.

    Most of my successful turtle breaks come from the Nydus Worm. You can use the overlord to reveal just enough of the main, preferably in a random corner somewhere, to plant the worm then stream out zerg/banelings (if Terran). I will then try to tech to Mutas either slightly before or during the attack so kill any buildings they lift up can be killed. A protoss turtle is much more easy to defeat as the protoss don't have a clear counter to Mutas.


    I recommend watching the following livecaster of awesome:
    http://www.livestream.com/striderdoom

    It's Day9, and he breaks down the strats and stuff for SC2, especially the ones he's figured out on his own. He's also just awesome.

    He also has many, many episodes stored up that you can watch whenever. So, read up on your strats!
    helping bring perspective and learning since the olde days

    QUOTE
    <jenny> What's the plural of 'Onos'?
    <Mexican> For a while, I thought it was 'Oh ######'!


    Vote on your Ideas/Suggestions!
    http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/index....howtopic=125347
  • SentrySteveSentrySteve .txt Join Date: 2002-03-09 Member: 290Posts: 2,817Members, Constellation
    Plott? I assume he's related to Nick Plott (aka Tasteless) who is a pretty awesome commentator, especially with "SuperDanielMan," who casted a tourney I watched a few months ago ( http://www.gomtv.net/classics3/vod/?page=5...a=&playerb= ). I'm always looking to improve my game, thanks for the link.
    sentrysteve.txt
  • BacillusBacillus Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58241Posts: 2,711Members
    QUOTE (SentrySteve @ Feb 28 2010, 06:00 PM) »
    Plott? I assume he's related to Nick Plott (aka Tasteless) who is a pretty awesome commentator, especially with "SuperDanielMan," who casted a tourney I watched a few months ago ( http://www.gomtv.net/classics3/vod/?page=5...a=&playerb= ). I'm always looking to improve my game, thanks for the link.

    Day9 is Tasteless' younger brother.
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