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starcraft - 3/21/2013 3:35:56 AM   
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Whenever I mention to friends or co workers that I play wargames and show them some screenshots,they always say they are wargamers as well and play StarCraft,anyone else have this happen?
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RE: starcraft - 3/21/2013 3:41:24 AM   
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Yes. I play Starcraft Broodwars Armageddon almost everyday & it keeps getting funnier as every year goes by!

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RE: starcraft - 3/21/2013 3:54:09 AM   
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Would you consider StarCraft to be a wargame as much as any matrix title?

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RE: starcraft - 3/21/2013 4:36:13 AM   
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Yes, very much so but I only consider about a dozen or so scenarios to be comprehensive enough to be considered real "wargames". There are hundreds (if not thousands) of SC scenarios but these require logistical, diplomatic, strategic & tactical knowledge and experience to win. They arent the beginner 3 vs 3 player melee or arena style battles. The Armageddon battles (3 variants) or the Ambush scenario (2 variants) can last for 6+ hours or more depending upon the skill of the opponents & on more than one occasion my opponents will actually deplete their million point resource pool before throwing in the towel. Many of those have been downright epic & victory pulled out of the jaws of defeat at the last moment!

PS- Also Im only applying this description to Starcraft broodwars, not Starcraft II. Pro Broodwars players dont consider SCII to worth a pile of dog-dung & we wont ever bother with it since we are thoroughly disgusted with Blizzard for abandoning Broowars in place of this loathsome, amateurish excuse for real starcraft.

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RE: starcraft - 3/21/2013 4:52:12 AM   
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I'm sorry if I get off topic here. But Slaakman you amazed me(in a good way) with a coherent and helpful post. I was surprised that you can actually come off as normal.

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RE: starcraft - 3/21/2013 6:25:20 AM   
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Youre welcome Mr Zap. However I must caution you. "Normal" is for the illusionary trap known as the so-called, "real world". I prefer the perpetual comedy of the Net "world" where bosoms bounce freely in great perpetuity & I can get away with the wholesale destruction of empires with barely a snivel.

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RE: starcraft - 3/21/2013 7:59:01 PM   
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I don't really care for to many RTS but I do like SC1 and 2.  Also Red Alert one,two and three.  RA2,3 are a blast.  I do consider them wargames as well.  Nothing like having a city fight in RA2 and 3.

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RE: starcraft - 3/21/2013 9:52:31 PM   
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I liked the original StarCraft and its expansion better than StarCraft II. In addition, the necessity of being online to access the full features of StarCraft II turned me off. Then matters got worse with Diablo III.

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RE: starcraft - 3/22/2013 12:18:30 PM   
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I've always enjoyed Red Alert and Red Alert 2 (I still play the latter when I want to unwind), but I would never consider them wargames.



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