A Year of Starcraft II
So it seems that my macro is coming along nicely (Stream split because of internet drop. 1 & 2). Focusing on spending has really improved my game. Also, my mechanics have reached a point where I’m not thinking about what I’m doing as I’m doing it. By that I mean, hotkeys and control groups are so much second nature to me now. I think that this is behind my recent jump in APM. I know it doesn’t really matter when I don’t know to build lings or roaches in a certain situation, but it feels good to have reached a level of competency on something and have concrete evidence. I have, though, lost a bit of my habit of watching the mini-map, so that goes back on the list. It really seems like it will take a while to get everything to work all at the same time.
A kind of weird occurrence happened today/yesterday. An opponent from last night (the guy who I played in the replay I posted yesterday) found both the blog and stream. I guess I knew this was going to happen at some point, what with Reddit’s gargantuan reach, but it’s strange. It makes me wonder if I’m supposed to let other players know I’m streaming. On a pro gamer’s level, it’s pretty much a guarantee that their games will be streamed by one or both of the players and seen by a bunch of people, but someone in bronze or silver is not expecting it. I guess it doesn’t really matter. There’s no real pressure for them if they don’t know it, that’s all on me. I was just wondering if there is some kind of etiquette involved.
Equipment wise, I went ahead and ordered a new monitor. I really wanted a new LED LCD monitor, as my monitor is, I think, 5 years old and doesn’t compare to the newer ones out there. I am planning on keeping it and seeing if I can run them both so I can have the stream and music, and probably Reddit, on an alternate screen while playing. It should be interesting trying to figure that out. I’m hoping for plug and play, but don’t think it’s going to work out like that.
I once again missed my off day this week, so I’m thinking about taking it this weekend to watch MLG. I don’t know that I will, but if I don’t stream a day this weekend, that’s the reason. I could call it research and just not play all weekend, but that’s not cool and I don’t think I could even not play all weekend. I’m addicted and need at least a few games a day.
Goodnight and GLHF.