So here we are again. 168 hours later. I am writing another post. Now last week I did a MW3-BF3 comparison/ contrast/ whatever you want to call it. This week I am here to discuss Starcraft 2 because my mind has been on it with the IPL3 that occurred this past weekend and MLG Orlando and IEM NYCC occurring this weekend. I am here to write about the unbalance issues in StarCraft 2. Let us begin.
RACE 1 – TERRAN
Now it seems to me that the people at Blizzard have a thing for the Terran players out there because they continue to help the Terran players (*cough*the Koreans*cough*). Now personally I don’t mind if they help the Koreans but come on…give the BROtoss some slack man. As a Korean, I love seeing them win…but kind of die inside when I see a BROtoss lose. I just have one thing to say now that the Patch 1.4 nerfed the hellion play: NERF THE GHOSTS. I mean come on…4 spells? Snipe, EMP, Cloak, and nuclear missles (is this considered a spell?). Now sniping is somewhat overpowered. Dealing x amount of damage regardless of armor to biological units? I mean come on. In combination with the cloaking, it is almost impossible to stop and focus fire in a huge engagement. The cloaking I see no problem with because all good players have detection late game. Moving on we have the EMP…this is questionable but as a Protoss player I hate it. 3 well placed EMPs wreck a Protoss army because it drops all shields and gets rid of all energy. This means sentry force fields and guardian shields as well as all high templar feedbacks and psionic storms, which are oh so necessary in attacking and being successful in destroying a Terran army, are rendered useless. Another thing that kind of bothers me is mass marauders with ghosts and aerial support (vikings). A few EMPs on the army and vikings sniping out the colossus is game over for a Protoss player. That is the end of my Terran imba rant. Moving on!
RACE 2 – ZERG
Now the swarm was the most underpowered race in the game until recently. The emergence of infestor play and the new “Stephano zergling-infestor-ultra” play has revolutionized the meta game of Zerg. To be honest, I have little to complain about the swarm, but the fact still remains is that, until recently, ZvT has been severely 1 sided. I am sure that will change when the Terran with their vast tech choices will have an answer to the new Zerg meta game. The infestors with their recent nerf of their neural parasite in terms of the range has greatly balanced the game in my opinion. Also, the build time to the ultras has decreased, so that has put more of a balance to the swarm meta game as well. Now I am sure there are plenty of unbalanced issues out there, but in my eyes, the swarm is set. The players are the ones needing to step up now.
RACE 3 – PROTOSS aka BROtoss
Now for my specialty. The BROtoss. They are MASSIVELY UNDERPOWERED. And here is why. TvP = EMP on the BROtoss army with marauder support. gg no re. Yeah you can try to feedback the ghosts but honestly the speed on the high templar vs. the ghosts is just to vast. ZvP = fungal growth on the protoss ball with zergling support to swoop in and take out your army = gg no re. I find it very difficult to blink while fungal growth is on my stalkers. Why can’t I? The world will never know…except for Blizzard, but honesty, it is sad to see the Korean Protoss players depressed about the game because of the unbalanced issues. Now the way I see it is that the Mothership is key in these match ups, but what does it take to get a mothership? Well let’s see: 800 minerals and gas, 8 population, and a Stargate and Fleet Beacon tech. That is a lot to get. Yeah the play styles in each race differ, but man oh man is it hard. My fix you ask? Mothership = 0 minerals and gas and maybe, just maybe allow stalkers to blink away from 5 billion zerglings running at them…and maybe increase high templar speed or even the range of the feedback spell…I mean come on…they are sooooo slow even against infestors.
Well it has been a joy to discuss this and I will see you guys later! This has been LIFE and have a nice day.
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