Back then, I didnt really play melee maps that much. I quickly found UMS maps (which Ive been playing since), and went into a mapmaking phase for a year or two. I probably stopped playing melee about 5-6 years ago. And I stopped playing for nearly two years sometime during that stage. But before I went on that long hiatus, I was playing heavily on Snipers Bald.
I remember the first version of Snipers that I played. High ground for each base, ramps on either side and a teleport on the middle. If you were on the bottom base, you could camp from your base the spot to the left of the teleport and cover both the left ramp and the teleport.
The next Snipers map after that became the template for future versions. Level terrain, lots of trees, (I forgot if they had anti-camp yet), upgrades at the middle left, cliff walls in the middle, high ground at top right and bottom right. Snipers Ultimate? This or the next one. The next one removed the upgrades, and left you with just the lone Ghost you start with.
Then came Snipers Bald, which removed all the trees. Easily the best one, and I had a blast on that map. Every time I was on battle.net, it was to play Snipers Bald (or Cat and Mouse, whenever things were slow). I had a rl friend to play it with (and we got another to join later). This was surely the Snipers era. We knew members of Sniper clans, and they knew us. Because we were good, see. I used to take screenshots of my scores after games, since I liked seeing the numbers.
It was fun, and it was intense sometimes. You had to play off each others' visions, vision yourself, lure them in, find blind spots, attack from the right angle, figure out where they are and where theyre going. Experimenting to find the blind spots in the newer versions was always fun.
And school rolled around and we just stopped playing. That was around the time Locks came out and gayed up the game.
Anyway, one of the terms youll occasionally hear in these games is "noob lock", which is when you get vision of the enemy and simply right click on him for a kill (usually from a long distance). They called it "noob" because you didnt lure, blind, or angle him.
I forgot how I was going to lead into this, so heres a bunch of pictures on Starcraft spells and splash:
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