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KeyleK_uk   United Kingdom. Aug 16 2016 20:48. Posts 1678
Does anyone play Brood war at all anymore on Iccup? (or at all?) I was thinking of playing some starcraft 2 but then realised brood war is such a better game, so I downloaded and installed brood war but the Nostalgia (map pun intended) got the better of me and I couldn't play knowing that all the friends and things that made it fun wouldn't be around, or at least I wouldn't see them.

Does anyone still play brood war at all as I would be interested in getting into it again, if people don't play brood war (or starcraft 2) what games, if any do you guys recommend. I've played plenty of hearthstone and things but its not really competitive like brood war or even starcraft 2 (or at least not in the way I am looking for)

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Liquid`Drone   Norway. Aug 16 2016 21:52. Posts 2950

I play every now and then. shieldbattery is the future though, not iccup.

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/brood...ery-bw-revitalized-for-modern-mortals for information. It'll probably take you 'some time' (and I genuinely have no idea whether this means 1-2 weeks or 1-2 months) before you're approved as it's still in closed beta and I dunno when open beta/ full release is, but man, for nostalgia, it's awesome. lots of people who haven't played the game for a ~decade have started playing again, no issues with port forwarding or windowed screen or anything..

I also play on iccup though because shieldbattery doesn't have the same population yet, if I'm online I'm using 'hockland' and i'll probably be up for whatever type of game.

lol POKER 

Fayth    Canada. Aug 16 2016 22:23. Posts 10085

I just got shieldbattery too, not many people but could be fun starting again

Im not sure what to do tomorrow when I see her, should I shake her hand?? -Floofy 

whamm!   Albania. Aug 17 2016 01:04. Posts 11625

*afreeca starleague with decent prizes
*shieldbattery instead of ICCUP
*blizzards latest HD version coming up soon
*koreans going back to BW from SC2
*Jaedong rumor going back

interesting couple of months for BW


lucky331   . Aug 18 2016 04:08. Posts 1124

can old people join? i miss playing. whamm wanna 1v1?


KeyleK_uk   United Kingdom. Aug 18 2016 13:42. Posts 1678

hehe yes, infact being old is encouraged.

Thank you for your replies, drone I will apply for shieldbattery, im not in a hurry have poker to play too ^^ :D

poker is soooo much easier when you flop sets 

ToT)MidiaN(    United Kingdom. Aug 20 2016 11:49. Posts 5045

I've tried to get back into it a couple of times in the past 2-3 years, but I never stick around for longer than a week or so. It doesn't work very well with Windows 10 and the traffic is so much lower than it used to be, you can wait an age for a game. Suppose that issue is taken away if you play with friends though. I do miss those times and reminisce about BW a lot


Liquid`Drone   Norway. Aug 20 2016 12:55. Posts 2950

then you also have to get shieldbattery jamie, all the windows 10 issues are fixed. waiting for game is an even bigger problem there - but seeing as how it's browser based,you can just have it in the background.

lol POKER 

failsafe   United States. Aug 20 2016 18:26. Posts 1032

I'd recommend an Omen 900 if you're looking to install shieldbattery, 64, or iccup, you're still under 5k with professional, SLI acrobat standard and shop. the raw cube is around 3.7k but the cooling solution is liquid. I'd consider dropping 50 downgrading to air cooling and custom work on the interior

so you can show me some cards 

failsafe   United States. Aug 20 2016 18:27. Posts 1032

drone do you still have the randominator USeast?

so you can show me some cards 

EvilSky    Czech Republic. Aug 20 2016 21:04. Posts 8915

To this day its my favorite game ever, but Iccup is pretty dead the last few times I checked, it took way too long to find a game even at D ranks. I cant be bothered to learn how to use Fish or whatever server the koreans are playing either


KeyleK_uk   United Kingdom. Aug 20 2016 21:31. Posts 1678


  On August 20 2016 10:49 ToT)MidiaN( wrote:
I've tried to get back into it a couple of times in the past 2-3 years, but I never stick around for longer than a week or so. It doesn't work very well with Windows 10 and the traffic is so much lower than it used to be, you can wait an age for a game. Suppose that issue is taken away if you play with friends though. I do miss those times and reminisce about BW a lot



Hey Jamie

I've been playing some starcraft 2 but the game quality is so much lower, it's literally all about one or two fights which is fine but it is alot less interesting/stimulating for me.

If you were intested in playing when shieldbattery comes out or before (unless it is that bad in windows 10) pm me for skype or something, sure I could get Tom playing again seeing that we're living together atm.

poker is soooo much easier when you flop setsLast edit: 20/08/2016 21:32

Liquid`Drone   Norway. Aug 21 2016 16:28. Posts 2950


  On August 20 2016 17:27 failsafe wrote:
drone do you still have the randominator USeast?



nope not for ~a decade.

lol POKER 

PolarFox   United States. Aug 22 2016 01:26. Posts 103

would you believe me if i told you i made a build for BW in TvP where terran couldn't lose if half way decently executed?


Liquid`Drone   Norway. Aug 22 2016 02:27. Posts 2950

nope I would not believe you at all.

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PolarFox   United States. Aug 22 2016 03:47. Posts 103

one barracks
double gas (2 scvs until you get a few medics, then fully saturate)
eng bay and tech lab
+1 attack and stim
second barracks

constant marines, after 5 build two medics, keep this pattern up until you've got 6-10 medics
rush with 5 marines and two scvs
usually p goes early goons so you'll most often see two goons, but even if you see three, just use scv to draw the first volley, stim, and focus fire. you should have each goon dead by their third volley. at this point, you've literally won the game, but you can expand with a third barracks, and double bunk at the nat choke

even if p tries to turtle, you just run up the ramp with the scv and get dat vision and pick off the first goon and the rest will be cake.
if they try to get sneaky and know that you will do this build and go early zlots, thank them for the extremely easy win. they wouldn't be able to effectively build a shield battery, either, as that will limit their unit range.

you should be at the base around 5:30 iirc. never came close to losing with this build.

try it yourself.


ToT)MidiaN(    United Kingdom. Aug 23 2016 19:47. Posts 5045


  On August 20 2016 20:31 KeyleK_uk wrote:
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Hey Jamie

I've been playing some starcraft 2 but the game quality is so much lower, it's literally all about one or two fights which is fine but it is alot less interesting/stimulating for me.

If you were intested in playing when shieldbattery comes out or before (unless it is that bad in windows 10) pm me for skype or something, sure I could get Tom playing again seeing that we're living together atm.


Didn't know you two were living together. What you both up to these days and where abouts you living? I'll think about it, but currently getting re-hooked on WoW and with the new expansion out in a week I doubt I'll bother with BW for quite a while


  On August 20 2016 11:55 Liquid`Drone wrote:
then you also have to get shieldbattery jamie, all the windows 10 issues are fixed. waiting for game is an even bigger problem there - but seeing as how it's browser based,you can just have it in the background.



Hey Eivind, how's things? Like I said to Luke, I'll consider it when it comes out if it's any good and I'm bored of WoW/Whatever other fix I have at that point


DragOn_   Canada. Aug 25 2016 18:44. Posts 214

I play bw fairly regularly, although I am not super oldschool like most of you here. Its just such a deep game, I always end up coming back for more :D Some stuff that may help you:

Iccup is a good place to play on if you have people on your f list, if not it can be a bit slow to find ladder games but there are always some, if youre willing to play a rank or two above or below. There is a practice partner thread on TL thats updated regularly and 500+ pages long, you can find many ppl to f add there depending on your current level. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/brood-war/427026-practice-partners-official. Iccup has been going through a ddos attack though in the past couple days and im not sure if its back up yet.

Sheildbattery is still under development but you can play there if you get a beta invite. People who previously had hosting/latency/compatibility issues are most benefited here. Im not sure how easy it is to get a game there these days, ive only logged on a couple times but since there is only one main channel atm the process should be streamlined significantly. Afaik there are some old names playing again there as well.

Fish server is where all the top koreans play and its very active still, maybe 100x more active than iccup. Unfortunately theyve recently forced users to register with a korean phone # in order to use the ladder (3 accounts per #), on top of the previous 20+ melee wins and this makes it pretty hard to get your foot in the door as a foreigner. There is also a thread on TL for people who need a phone # I believe, but the best way is to contact any korean friends you have and ask for a favor. You can still create an account and play melee and ums though without a cell #, there are always many games available. Most top level foreigners these days will be playing on fish.

There is usually at least one league going on for foreign users as well, atm we have the iccup nation league http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/bw-to...sbp-iccup-nation-league-quarterfinals and a few months ago the teamliquid legacy starleague finished. As well there are lower rank capped tournaments like D/C leagues

If you want to watch korean bw, the ASL is currently underway http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/bw-tournaments/513057-asl-ro8-flash-vs-last and many progamers stream their practice matches and are featured in the sidebar on TL. ALso you can access previous tournament vods here http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/bw-tournaments/402419-small-vod-thread-20 and recommended games from pro streams here http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/brood...9855-recommended-fpv-games-post-kespa and here https://www.youtube.com/user/vhvvx555

hope that helps, GLHF

edit: get mca launcher too if you want to play iccup or fish, its a multipurpose launcher for both servers and also has twitch integration for streaming and useful features like obsmode, colorfix, autoreplay, port forwarding, window mode, etc. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/brood-war/465487-mca64launcher-20

 Last edit: 25/08/2016 19:04

 



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