I only learned of StarCraft when I saw some Starcraft 2 commercials 2 years ago. My computer couldn't run the graphics of Sc2, but I was confident that since there was a StarCraft 2, there had to be a StarCraft 1 with graphics so bad my computer could run it with ease. When it first arrived by UPS I had no idea what the graphics looked like until I popped it into the disc drive. Surprisingly, the opening Brood War cinematic was really good, intense, suspenseful, gloomy, dramatic, it was everything state of the art for 1998.
I was a new one back then trying to navigate my way through trying to make bunkers, defend against the computer, trying to figure out how to unload units from a dropship, alot of things. It brought a feeling of "enlightenment" that I don't think I'll ever get. When I first got online one of the most misconceived moments of my time was when I thought I was pretty good. Then I got defeated by a 1 gate as the Terran on the first day of going online. One of the players asked me if I'm good and i responded with something like "Yah, but this is my 1st time playing Brood War." Flabbergasted, the opposing team then sent 1 zealot to test me. I failed the test. I remember the early days of playing on BW when Fighting Spirit was unknown to me. I used to have my heart racing literally just from moments where I thought I was going to win because winning was extremely rare. No other thing has made me as nervous or as excited enough to have my heart pumping 100 beats per minute. I long for those days. Now that I feel like I know lots of strategies, I know what it means to macro/micro, and just the basics of worker counts, expanding, hot keys, that enlightenment feeling has disappeared. It was a strange state of mind that exceeded all of my past feelings and it bundled together discovery, strategic thinking, entertainment, and excitement all in one.
My current dreams are to learn Korean so I can sing K-pop, to learn Japanese, move to Japan and make a living as an animator. I dream a dream time gone by. More like "imaginary" fun dreaming since I'm not so serious about them. StarCraft is the best! Thank you for reading.