Then it dawned on me: I don't want StarCraft 2 to come out.
Surprisingly enough, StarCraft 2 isn't the reason I don't want it to come out (if you get what I mean). It's not because I am going to dislike the game, because I can't pass that judgment yet. I'm excited about the new Battle.net features. I really want to see the new storyline. I have every reason to be excited about StarCraft 2.
The real reason, I have come to realize, is that I don't want Brood War to die. I love Brood War. For the past 4 or 5 years of my life, it has been the passion of my gaming life. No other game has managed to absorb me in as wholly as StarCraft. I have spent countless hours watching VODs, playing ladders, writing and reading articles and running events in the past, all because I love Brood War. I love nothing more than sitting down and watching an intense TvZ between players like Flash and Jaedong. I like the way that the game is still evolving, 11 years after it's release. And I don't want that to go yet.
I don't want StarCraft 2 to kill Brood War. I don't want StarCraft 2 to come out yet.