Star Craft II Newb
by Brian Dean
When I was around 13 or so the original Star Craft was released. It was the first RTS I’ve ever played, and went to become about the only one I’d ever play. While I played WC3 when it was released with friends, I never really excelled at it…mostly because I didn’t like fooling with grinding heroes to win…and because I didn’t have the patience for that.
Star Craft is another matter though. The game is a pure struggle between economics and battle tactics…and clicking. Lots and lots of clicking. Clicking all over the place. Clicking (in some cases) many hundred times a minute. This is where I struggle. Enter another area where I lack patience and concentration. How am I supposed to click on all of these units, tell them where to go, what to do, and keep up with it my economy all the while trying to form some kind of strategy of attack (or in most cases defense) against the opponent. I played the original SC enough to beat the computer opponents 70%-80% of the time. But playing online, especially in SC2….most especially 4 years after it release…it’s impossible as a newb. The barrier to success is too much. I have so far played 15 games online, and I have won…1. Newb in the purest sense.