“Damn proxy pylons! Protoss are so damn cheezy, takes no skill to play with them.GG and go die!!”
That what my opponent said yesterday after I stopped his zergling rush and destroyed his base by warping in units using a proxy pylon (building a pylon close to the enemy to warp in units closer). He was mad his master plan got foiled by a simple strategy. Maybe it’s because I used some cheese or maybe it’s because I’ve lost to zerglings rush 20 times before and that zerg always try to do it on that particular map. Maybe I used my brain…
You know why I love Starcraft 2 multiplayer so much? Because it’s a challenge. Because there’s no gear or xp or anything else that rewards time. Every game, I start on an equal footing with my opponent and who wins comes to down to skill and good tactics. You know what else I’m being remembered of? Lots of people out there who don’t want any kind of challenge. They want to find that perfect combination that will make them win every time and stick to that. In a game like Starcraft that attitude will get them only frustration.
But do you know where else I’ve seen those people? The ones who want the easy win all the time? They’re shouting in trade, asking for 5800gs to do ToC10. Sure they will tell you it’s because they don’t want to waste their time but playing WoW or any kind of game for that matter is pretty much the definition of a waste of time if you get down to it. In fact I remember reading a philosopher in class who was arguing that the only activities worth doing were sleeping, eating and having sex. The rest is a waste of time.
What they really want in fact is a game telling them that they are great, that they are invincible and that we should all bow down at their feet, content to bask in their glory and obeying their every command. I’ve seen them and you’ve seen them too. The last ones out of the fire but the first ones when it comes to getting the rare loot.
And do you know why they hate challenges so much? It’s because it forces them to look at themselves in the mirror and not see the glorious conqueror but rather what they really are.