I've been 1v1ing more often and I've been disliking losing more and more. Is losing that bad? I've been on the search for the great mysteries of the feeling behind losing in the blogs section of Teamliquid. It's hard to make losing feel fun for some reason, especially when you lose so much. If I didn't care so much about losing, I feel as though progress would go by much faster. The taste of defeat has not only become present, but grows stronger and stronger kind of like snake poison that flows through your body faster the faster your heart beats. I think too much about losing, just have fun! I've kind of lost my taste for UMS maps, 'specially for Team Micro Legendz.
What's that about Team Micro Legendz? It's probably one of the most high skill UMS maps available for Brood War right now that involves using heavy micro skills and teamwork with a combination of complimentary units and heroes. It was truly a game of wit, and maybe some brawn. You had to be lightning quick, make split second decisions, get unit counters, and make overall smart plays that would be considered close to Boxer worthy. Some of that glory has faded, but I'll always remember the fun of Team Micro Legendz. There's just a grace and beauty to the map that has been refined over the years to create one of the most balanced, fun games yet.
There's always that bad manner getting passed around. There are some things that bother me on iccup which may or may not bother others or isn't a big deal at all, but I it becomes bothersome over time.Sometimes the iccupers right as you start a game leave at a precise point at 3 seconds so you are unable to leave the game yourself until the countdown finishes. It's a crafty maneuver, and either the players are playing some pranks, or maybe I'm pressing start too fast. When someone enters your game they say go repeatedly. I feel simply too rushed when that happens, and they expect you to start fast, and then they leave? What is this! I've had some instances where people type go and then leave. Not like it makes me upset or anything, but slightly tedious.
More generally, people type something like gg at the beginning of the game. Supposedly they mean to say let's have a good game or something. I can accept that, but when someone tosses out the offensive gg preemptively thinking they're going to win? No way! It hurts, but sometimes when you make someone eat back their offensive gg, it feels good, and that is why you need to be 100 percent sure you're going to win when you toss out that offensive gg.
I always tell myself I'm going to Fish server, but not so fun when you can't even speak to them half the time. I plan on taking the casual sit back, just observing 1v1 play/ob games, maybe UMSing. At the same time the BW life span is about to be cut short. It is just a game after all, and no game is immortal from an eventual decrease in popularity.
Sooner or later, just like how iloveoov was a part of the macro revolution, or how Bisu popularized FFE, there's gonna be some major change in Sc2. Sc2 is fun to watch sometimes, just like BW, but has an overall different feel to it. What on earth have they done to the poor Lurker and Defiler.
I'm thinking about the times of going on original Starcraft and how much of a ghost town the east server is. If you go on there, you'll most likely meet some completely new players, which is always fun seeing how they play. (clears throat)
On a completely random note I'd like to put in something about the 16th Kitchen Nightmares episode from season 16 which aired just very recently featuring the one and only Amy's Baking Company owned by owners Amy and Samy respectively. Now, this episode by far is the most ridiculously best episode in the history of Hell's Kitchen. I cannot emphasize how stubborn the owners were, how atrociously they treated the customers, and just....Amy's attitude towards everything. She is unable to accept criticism from Gordon Ramsay. The episode itself has received a large amount of attention from several people across the media not just because of how astounding the owners were, but how this was the 1st time in the history of Kitchen Nightmares that The Gordon Ramsay walked out on a restaurant completely fed up with their inability to change or accept the facts. It was just too funny, and they kind of deserve to go under just from the way they treat their customers and how awful they treat their employees. Let me give you an example: Samy, the very gangster one of the Samy&Amy couple thinks that people who studied at culinary academies don't know how to cook. How outrageous is that? Worst of all one of the employees who had graduated from a culinary academy was only refilling glasses of water for the 1st month of employment. Samy to top it all off steals tips from the waitresses....Just....The horror of it all! The editors this time didn't even have to do any fancy editing to up the drama in Kitchen Nightmares, the restaurant owners' fanatics was more than enough drama for the show. A little too much. The first 5 minutes of the 1st part basically sums up the whole episode which if you want to watch is posted down below. I mean, if you have watched previous episodes of Kitchen Nightmares this episode will be even more amusing seeing how Gordon Ramsay and Samy&Amy butt heads. It's just....unspeakable. Also, they've mentioned the whole episode on their official Facebook page. Needless to say, they've gone through over 100 employees in under 1 year alone.
This blog entry has gone on longer than I had expected. Sometimes I think I need to shorten these blog posts up, make a separate blog entry for each individual paragraph or something. I'm just thinking about how overwhelming this wall of text is. Bite sized portions I tell myself. Bite sized portions. Again, Amy's Baking Company is terrible. Thank you very much for reading if you have managed this onslaught of paragraph after paragraph.