It was that very day I was convinced by someone by the name of KimJongSung to play on the Fish server. He said how on Fish you will learn more and faster than you ever will on iCCup and how large the skill gap is between the two servers. Listening to his advice I decided to venture into the land of Fish welcomed by several walls of korean text, empty rooms, and lots of ranked games. I still have yet to be able to go into ladder since I have to be on Fish for 36 hours minimum to be able to ladder. I've also been hoping for a 1v1 ob game on Fish but to no avail! Very few UMS on Fish, but surprisingly there are 3 times more games than there are games on iCCup or east.
I'm already looking up recommended threads in the BW strategy section on trying to become a better Protoss player. I enjoy the threads that have a sense of humor to them, it makes the thread enjoyable to read and it's informative on how to improve your Protoss skills.
Thinking about being a better Protoss also reminds me of an astonishing game played by Nal_ra against Flash in his TV show "Nal_ra Oldboy" where after a 3 year break from professional pro gaming he decides to pursue a pro gaming career once again in hopes of being able to qualify for a tournament. I won't spoil the ending, but I will tell you that Nal_ra beat no one else other than Flash on the KT Rolster team. This was also the first time I heard what Flash's voice sounded like, which was strange because I pictured him with a very different voice.Here's the link of the game:
Yesterday came another epiphany from us east player, Nachal. He told me how Starcraft was a game people get mad over, and it was true. Lately as I got into competitive gaming I had a feeling of wanting to win. Before I didn't really care about winning as I played mostly UMS which was plenty of fun. I began to feel these new feelings of not wanting to lose. Slowly I began to realize how "competitive" I was becoming. Why was this? Is it for the better or for the worse that I grow more concerned about winning? Sometimes I think my ego gets in the way. Some people aren't afraid of playing much more better players, but sometimes I have this mindset that I'm going to lose. There comes a new thought of becoming competitive, and does it wash away the fun I think to myself and so ends this blog entry.
To be continued...with replays of myself for sure!