A Year of Starcraft II
So, who exactly is this guy that’s going to devote a year of his life to Starcraft 2?
To start with, I am a 28 year old living in the US. I work in retail, as a manager of a store in a large chain. It’s a good job, I’m relatively young for a manager and I can make my own schedule (I work nights, so I don’t have to wake up before noon). I’m a college graduate, albeit with a worthless degree in the arts.
Video game wise, I’ve played on almost everything since the original Nintendo, a notable exception being PlayStation 2. However, I’ve never actually beaten a game save for one. Contra. This caused some questions when I mentioned it before, something along the lines of that it was impressive if I did it without the code. Well, I did, but the only reason I did that was because I could never remember the damn code, which is embarrassing considering how prevalent it is today. I tried the damn code, I tried it every way I could think of. But I never got it to work. So I played the game over and over until I beat it. I have never played a strategy game like Starcraft, instead spending much of my time with shooters and rpgs. I also lost a few months to WoW. Lately I’ve been playing on the 360 a bit, mostly RPGs like Dragon Age (made it about half way through) and some Call of Duty when friends are on.
Most of my time, as far back as I can remember, has been spent reading. Since I was a kid I would read anything I could get my hands on. From John Grisham to Paul Auster, I didn’t care what it was, so long as the story was interesting and the writing wasn’t shit. I have just recently discovered the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. It is an excellent read.
On the Starcraft II front, I chose a setup for my computer, with r/buildapc‘s help. The parts are on the way, and I will be building either Monday or Tuesday. Just in time to start the year of Starcraft. I will post pictures of the build and write up the process. It should be interesting. I’ve only done this once before, and it was about 8 years ago.
I have also been watching some of the MLG Starcraft 2 tournament. I was surprised with how much I enjoyed watching the matches. It looks like a lot of fun. June 8th is getting closer and I’m getting excited to start playing some Starcraft II!