In 2008, the greatest thing about watching professional Brood War was the feeling that you got when pro players seemed to make something happen in the game via sheer force of will. Players like Flash, Jaedong, and Bisu seemed to go beyond what was possible with their respective races, making things happen that simply shouldn't have happened.
That feeling got lost in SC2, somewhat. When players play really well, it feels as if they've reached the absolute limit of what each race can do. When Stephano plays his style to perfection, it feels really refined and it's enjoyable to watch, but that visceral feeling of awe just isn't there for me, or at least hasn't been since the beta.
But tonight that changed. I saw the players introduce themselves on stage and my heart started pumping. I saw Flash impose his will on Stork with the SCV rush in game 1. I saw Jaedong will himself to victory vs Leta in game 3, playing Zerg the way it was meant to be played: constant attacks, some of them failing, most of them crushing.
That old familiar feeling came back as if it had never left.
Maybe this'll be short-lived. Maybe there's just a huge skill difference between Jaedong and Leta, or maybe the SCV rush Flash did just isn't viable against a competently defending player. But right now, I'm on top of the world.
Last edit: 2012-06-10 15:20:14
<marttorn> lucky I don't live in a culturally diverse place
Whiplash Korea (South). June 10 2012 15:23. Posts 2601
With their limited amount of first hand expierence with the game they have came so far. Given that they are eventually doing a full on complete transition to sc2 get ready for the changes that they will bring! New life/Energy is about to enter the SC2 scene for sure.
We all want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
The spectator cam is always moving due to the action; kinda back like Brood War, I think. Jaedong's creep spread is already FREAKIN AMAZING though. The games have been the best I've seen in a long time.
I've followed sc1 more during the boxer era and a bit during oov's era, so i didn't get to know jd, bisu or flash's playstyle a lot. I've mainly followed sc2 for the past year, but I've never been this hyped after seeing bw players playing sc2. Can't believe that they are this good after only a few months of practice. These games are just amazing!
when it's fire against ice, fire always win.
Probe1 United States. June 10 2012 16:20. Posts 16445
Ultimate KT Rolster Fanboy!| Afrotoss Fan #3|Neo.G_Soulkey – I was a better child than ZerO| Woo Jung Ho, never forget.| I want to make a game that will surpass Brood War!!! That is my dream.|"My body is not ready"-Soulkey
Hibzy United Kingdom. June 10 2012 17:48. Posts 364
Yeah, watching SC2 being played by the KeSPA pros is far more exciting than I ever thought watching SC2 could be. I had lost 99.99% interest in SC2 a couple months ago but the new SPL season has reinvigorated SC2 for me.
Iplaythings Denmark. June 10 2012 18:03. Posts 7206
I have succesfully brainwashed myself to be able to enjoy SC2, side effect: you might loose some flare for BW. Whats the recipe you ask? Start playing SC2 instead of BW, find sc2 streams and follow them and in a month or two you will succesfuilly have brainwashed urself
In the woods, there lurks..
Recognizable Netherlands. June 10 2012 18:41. Posts 1398