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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-05-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 5,226
Posted By Ultimas
Re: Dawn of War 2 Not the Holy Grail REVIEW

80-89% in PCG is "EXCELLENT - These are excellent games. They're well worth buying, and each one is likely a great example of its genre". That's exactly how I would describe the DoW series myself....
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-26-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 5,730
Posted By Ultimas
bye If you post again Ima tease you though

bye

If you post again Ima tease you though
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-07-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 5,372
Posted By Ultimas
I totally hope they pull a Dragon Ball Z and have...

I totally hope they pull a Dragon Ball Z and have Kerri 'blow da planet'.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-20-2008
Replies: 184
Views: 7,941
Posted By Ultimas
Yea, but Dustin needs to learn to breath in...

Yea, but Dustin needs to learn to breath in between being enthusiastic, lol!

Also, I don't like how a lot of people try to commentate e-sports like traditional sports. I prefer the commentary...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-11-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,742
Posted By Ultimas
The C&C shock trooper is more organic looking,...

The C&C shock trooper is more organic looking, it's body is not rigid (fluid) like the protoss stalker.


EDIT: LOL! Maybe the REAL starcraft hybrids are when C&C meets SC. You know, like when...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Ultimas
I thought the 'time-queuing' idea was pretty...

I thought the 'time-queuing' idea was pretty cool. Probably more useful for WC3 than SC2 though. You could also simulate that timed attack by ordering units to an intermediate location as a time...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-24-2008
Replies: 203
Views: 9,168
Posted By Ultimas
Okay, but I don't see how that changes the point...

Okay, but I don't see how that changes the point I was making. They are a new option for macro decisions. You can:
- Decide to scout different destructible barriers on the map
- Choose to...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-24-2008
Replies: 203
Views: 9,168
Posted By Ultimas
Blizzard added the following in SC2 to your list:...

Blizzard added the following in SC2 to your list:
4) Destroyable terrain
5) Visibility blockers (tall grass / jungle)
6) Xel Watch Towers

They also modified high ground behavior...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-24-2008
Replies: 203
Views: 9,168
Posted By Ultimas
Not necessarily; I've always felt the entire...

Not necessarily; I've always felt the entire purpose of computer software was to avoid as much drudgery as possible. Also, getting a college degree improves the odds of doing work that is *hopefully*...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-23-2008
Replies: 203
Views: 9,168
Posted By Ultimas
The first two are dictionary words and I'm...

The first two are dictionary words and I'm referring to their most command usage, the second is an acronym for 'user interface'.

I'm attempting to communicate my opinion which is:
-Discard...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-23-2008
Replies: 203
Views: 9,168
Posted By Ultimas
Macro is a euphemism for redundancy. Embrace a...

Macro is a euphemism for redundancy. Embrace a superior UI.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,659
Posted By Ultimas
I agree, mix it up as much as possible.

I agree, mix it up as much as possible.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-21-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,659
Posted By Ultimas
Other than mines: Vultures played a huge role...

Other than mines:
Vultures played a huge role in SC TvP by soaking up damage for tanks, reducing enemy shields quickly, and killing workers.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By Ultimas
Charge would be a lot more interesting if: ...

Charge would be a lot more interesting if:

it was autocasted for casual players

you could turn off auto cast, pros could charge to a location to avoid damage or trick people out
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-18-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Ultimas
Have you heard the audio interview with Chris...

Have you heard the audio interview with Chris Sigaty and Dustin Browder following BlizzCon? I can't remember if it was in there or somewhere else.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-18-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Ultimas
You thought correctly

You thought correctly
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-16-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 5,267
Posted By Ultimas
if it fails out, she can always reprise her role...

if it fails out, she can always reprise her role as "new wave lover"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm6pUksYvKg

for the pin ups
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 11-13-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 4,352
Posted By Ultimas
TL opinions on SC2 are trash in my opinion. Their...

TL opinions on SC2 are trash in my opinion. Their ability to reason about game-play balance and potential solutions is awful. I feel they get way more attention in the community than they should on...
Forum: Serious Discussion 10-28-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 4,936
Posted By Ultimas
Somewhere in early 2k Blizzard decided to do an...

Somewhere in early 2k Blizzard decided to do an 'around-the-world' with all its games. Imitating Europe, Africa, and the Amazon doesn't always make your game as colorful as you think, sometimes it...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-27-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 4,609
Posted By Ultimas
Man, a lot of good guesses. I think I'll be...

Man, a lot of good guesses.

I think I'll be happy with the story as long as the following doesn't happen:



The giant-sized-Duran attacks a heavily fortified protoss base, as the race makes...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-22-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ultimas
What the OP said on APM makes sense. I also agree...

What the OP said on APM makes sense. I also agree with purewasted that random events make the game interesting.

I think randomness is an effective tool for keeping games interesting over a long...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-20-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 3,083
Posted By Ultimas
I posted this in trinity thread too ^_^

I posted this in trinity thread too ^_^
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-20-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 12,384
Posted By Ultimas
clarification

A lot of the basic arguments have already been made earlier in the thread, so I won't repeat those. Let me see if there's anything new I can bring to the table.

Out of all the interviews on the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-03-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 2,785
Posted By Ultimas
re

First time I've seen upgraded spire personally.

http://sc2p.com/html/Image_21_726F2.jpg.html
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-15-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By Ultimas
heh, a beta lasting only 3 months?

heh, a beta lasting only 3 months?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-24-2008
Replies: 548
Views: 24,508
Posted By Ultimas
I figured the slash screens had something to do...

I figured the slash screens had something to do with the world stone.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-01-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 2,985
Posted By Ultimas
Actually what you're talking about is perfect for...

Actually what you're talking about is perfect for current AI techniques. Blizzard already has facilities for tracking b.net stats (some of the stats are not exposed). They can run a learning...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-01-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 2,985
Posted By Ultimas
Maybe I could shed some light on machine...

Maybe I could shed some light on machine learning.

Here are some classic AI learning algorithms/articles to give you an idea of what the field is like:...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 05-31-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 2,985
Posted By Ultimas
I saw a book on wow interface mod making at...

I saw a book on wow interface mod making at barnes and noble
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 05-29-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 2,985
Posted By Ultimas
Hmm. What are the custom functions and libraries?...

Hmm. What are the custom functions and libraries? Am I confined to a limited scripting language or something of that sort?

If I could add in my own C code or something... well, its prob some...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 04-27-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By Ultimas
There's a picture of dustin's kids... you could...

There's a picture of dustin's kids... you could hold them for ransom (e.g. beta)

(I'm only kidding FYI, bad joke sorry)
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 04-24-2008
Replies: 120
Views: 4,886
Posted By Ultimas
Immortals: The slow blade penetrates the shield

Immortals: The slow blade penetrates the shield
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 04-06-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ultimas
The queen does not level up. The queen can be...

The queen does not level up. The queen can be upgraded similar to how you would upgrade a mutalisk->guardian. Upgrades are lost when the queen dies. Also, the queen does not upgrade independently...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 03-15-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Ultimas
If you make all the hotkeys into a grid, then...

If you make all the hotkeys into a grid, then your hand is frozen in that position. As stated above, it's also harder to remember.

There are too many hotkeys in an RTS for your hand to be stuck...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 03-12-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 2,065
Posted By Ultimas
plush lurkers imo

plush lurkers imo
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 03-10-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,988
Posted By Ultimas
Nothing like a commander from TA :[

Nothing like a commander from TA :[
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 03-10-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 2,914
Posted By Ultimas
Stop making worthless off-topic comments that...

Stop making worthless off-topic comments that make these new threads hard to read.

The video freezes, but if you leave it sitting for a while, it will start up again with another chunk of media....
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 03-10-2008
Replies: 575
Views: 21,254
Posted By Ultimas
If anything, the overlord attack should be to...

If anything, the overlord attack should be to crush things with its body. IE: falling on things and dying.

After reviewing the screen shots, the lurker looks like a beanie baby toy :D
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 03-10-2008
Replies: 575
Views: 21,254
Posted By Ultimas
Random thoughts: Good video (FMV) I...

Random thoughts:

Good video (FMV)

I thought the burrowing ultralisks were cool.

Lurkers look a bit too fat, need Jenny Craig.

Roaches are lame until blizzard tells us more about them....
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 03-01-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ultimas
Am I the only one who thought that the Kerrigan /...

Am I the only one who thought that the Kerrigan / Tanya joke was funny?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-26-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Ultimas
GDC protoss video

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/181597.html?playlist=featured

supposedly from GDC, posted on blues news yesterday. Nothing new really content-wise, but I believe its a new video.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-21-2008
Replies: 155
Views: 7,982
Posted By Ultimas
I think the ultralisk looks cute. Especially if...

I think the ultralisk looks cute. Especially if it waddles like a little puppy.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-14-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 2,794
Posted By Ultimas
Map Making Questions for Fans: - What...

Map Making Questions for Fans:

- What features would you like to see in the StarCraft II Editor?

I'm not exactly sure how the 'craft' games load their trigger set. However, it would be great if...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-08-2008
Replies: 126
Views: 4,540
Posted By Ultimas
The main thing that bothers me is that the other...

The main thing that bothers me is that the other player was able to get a medic and bunker up in the enemy base when he got his first two zealots :/
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-07-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ultimas
Its good for there to be atleast two ways to...

Its good for there to be atleast two ways to de-cloak enemy units for each faction. For example, in SC1 the zerg had ensnare and overlords. Terrans had com-sat and sci vessals. What did the protoss...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-30-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,336
Posted By Ultimas
*obviously* the marauder will be a centaur unit

*obviously* the marauder will be a centaur unit
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-26-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,863
Posted By Ultimas
The F&F alpha for WoW had about three different...

The F&F alpha for WoW had about three different stages. The first stage was level 1-10 human only. Then it progressed to 1-20 undead with more invitees and 1 or 2 more classes. Finally, I think it...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-26-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,863
Posted By Ultimas
The amount of alpha phases depends on the project...

The amount of alpha phases depends on the project I believe. Friends and Family alpha is one of the final stages before doing the beta that people sign up for. I was lucky enough to get into F&F...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-17-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 2,175
Posted By Ultimas
About an inch and a half or so for the marines....

About an inch and a half or so for the marines. There is about 5-6 marines / terran faction and there are two terran factions.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 01-17-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 2,175
Posted By Ultimas
I took some pictures of the starcraft board...

I took some pictures of the starcraft board game's figurines.

See them here: http://picasaweb.google.com/ultimaswc3/StarcraftBoardGame

It also comes with a lot more cardboard tiles for...
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