Warcraft 2 Bio
|Main WC2 Username||blid|
|Began Playing||when it came out|
|Quit Playing||a lot of times|
|Map / Speed / Resource Preference||puzzle puds|
|Favorite Unit||demo squad!|
|Clans You've Belonged To||nothing significant, the NO clan on Heat (NOtalent or NOskillz I forget) and the brief DT Dream Team on East)|
#1 on Heat ladder, does that mean anything? no?
|Favorite Allies||jordan4385, ning19, its_hot. wb maybe.|
|Contact Info||AIM: blid|
Long Form Answers
If you could change one thing about War2 what would it be?
Use the IGL formula as a built-in ladder
I don't know, all saps on a water map?
Most memorable games/times?
I played a game against xaMMax on Heat, and at the time, I would never beat him. We both went broke on POS and had no way to get more gold. For some reason he had a dragon, one hurt dragon, and I had an axer and ogre or two. The axer and the dragon went into battle, but I decided to retreat with the axer, and it got mowed down as it ran. His dragon had like 10 hp left.
Describe your “career” from start to finish.
Staying at a friend's house, they had the Warcraft I demo, and even though I didn't know what I was doing I liked it. So I got that game, and then when War2 came out, I got that game too. Everyone played over modem at school. I lived in Hong Kong and it was really popular there. I had three friends I played with the most, one I could never beat and two who could never beat me. Sometimes people would even tell me, oh, this 9th grader or whoever is pretty good, here's his phone number, dial in and play him. So I played several people I didn't even know from school that way. I could easily beat everyone except for that one friend of mine. One time someone set up an 8 player network game at the computer lab and I had grand visions of ogres lusting knights and knights healing ogres, but it lagged horribly.
I found out one friend of mine, who I never played, had Kali, he must have been one of the earliest people. That summer I got Kali too, a serial number in the 30ks. For a little while I used the name WaTCHiTDiE and would try to kill my opponents, then put them on ally, fill their town up with towers, and then unally so they could "watch it die" but they would usually just leave. I pretty much played alone on there and most of my wins came cheap, like playing on IGL on friends.pud, and walling in a cannon and hiding my grunts, waiting for the double kill. Or I joined a team in a Warcraft league once by doing a 2 farm rush on POS and killing the guy I was trying out with before he got a grunt. I put together a lot of cheap build orders playing single player. I learned the tommyng owi/owo strat from playing and losing to him. I remember losing to $word or $hield who hit me with a fast lust so then I added that to my repetroire as well (even though, really, that's not that good a strategy).
I moved back from Hong Kong to Ohio, and played on Kali a bit with a couple friends I had in Ohio who turned out to also play. One used the name LoX. Then two other friends of mine from Hong Kong told me I should be playing on Heat, because it was free. MRwizard and Coolfish were their Heat names. I went over there and found I was one of the better players. All the best players were part of some clan headed by Gecko, but I was already better than most of them. W446 was one of the first guys I met that knew what he was doing. A few of the players there like Mastodont from Sweden and some guy called fuzzybals were very good though. Eventually I started playing with Ning and Flukeboy (Ekulf), I trained Banichi and he became pretty good. Other noteable people I liked playing with were xaMMax, WildWind aka Al00ShoeBundy, and RedAngel. I remember another real old school guy called TheGamer who was pretty good and had a friend he'd play with.
I beat Ekulf on AGL even though I didn't usually beat him, then beat Ning to take #1. I did a gimmick 4 rax repair rush on Friends.pud I believe. Gokun was another great Heat player, he was pretty much a genius and he actually used formuals to find maximum efficiencies of when to build and do certain things. I remember a bunch of other people from Heat too, like ACiDMiB, jordan4385, ghostnuke, wrath81, chayliss, blueshadowz, etc. Playing on Heat was really fun. Ning and I would extensively 2v2 against Jonboy and Mexican from Zone. Later on, FWCanica showed up, and he could beat me with humans. I remember some people gave ning and Ekulf a Kali account so they could play on a team ladder there, they started playing with a guy called like ion7 or skeletor or something I forget. But I wasn't really invited, heh. I quit playing a little bit after Valkrie started, he was starting to get well-known, although at that time I'd played with him in teams and hadn't really lost to him yet. I was falling behind the elite Heat players, though. I played a little bit of SC with ning and some guys, we would always zealot/zergling/marine rush like we were grunt rushing. That was probably like 98 when I quit.
I came back once or twice and a lot of people didn't know me anymore. I lost to Valkrie about 5 or 10 times in a row. I got battle.net when it came out, but didn't play much. I don't think anyone remembers when I played a lot in like 2002 or so, I remember clan [24-7]. I lost a lot. Then came my modern stage which began a couple years ago when I actually started catching up with how people play. :]