Getting to you

August 2, 2010
Getting to you

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After a while, it’s all you an see anymore!

37 Responses to Getting to you

  1. Jack says:

    Haha thanks for that, great start to my day! Although now SC2 is in the brain…

  2. MXC says:

    I. Hate. Zerg.

  3. This happened to me before….Someone starts nagging at me “She can’t attack me, she hasn’t even built a barracks yet…”

  4. BobDobbs says:

    Hahaha.. Awesome Scott.. the third frame adequately shows the amount of frustration I feel just before I reset and run it again… 🙂

  5. dethmunky says:

    I’m not an RTS guy, so I’ve got the campaign on Casual and I still get panic attacks. WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO? I’m used to getting a gun and going to shoot stuff, not deciding which unit I’m going to need in fifteen minutes, while filling my barracks, scouting the enemy base, building a forward base, picking up stranded mercs, AND DESTROYING THE LAB FACILITIES BEFORE KARRIGAN USES THEM TO LEARN THE LOCATIONS OF THE LAST ARTIFACTS!

    serenitynow serenitynow serenitynow serenitynow serenitynow

  6. Geckomayhem says:

    Not a fan of RTSes so I won’t touch Starcraft II. Hype be damned. But I totally understand his frustration. After all, we use the verb “to zerg” so frequently these days, not stopping to consider its origins. 😉

    • Dramble says:

      1) Not being a fan of RTS’s does not make Starcraft II any less of a must play.
      2) I don’t know if you can understand the frustration until you move out your first force only to find that your cheesing protoss opponent has built a wall of photon cannons advancing on your base and you are unable to stop it, and you know its your fault because you didn’t scout out your whole base after you say he hadn’t built his Gateway yet, but that still doesn’t make his strategy any less cheap *GAHHHH!*

      • Agree, Dramble. SC2 should be played even by people who hate RTS’s.

      • Dramble says:

        Although I am honored to have Mr. Johnson himself reply to my comment, the OCD part of my brain can’t help but be appalled at that first “sentence.”

      • The Real Scott says:

        I hate RTS’s but picked up Starcraft because of the hype and I’m loving the crap out of it. It actually made me start playing other RTS games like Company of Heroes, totally digging that game too

    • Will says:

      I\’d love to have this. Some comments:* Please be clear about the corecrnuncy guarantees in your API. For example, I wouldn\’t expect to see a consistent set of stats if I had to call multiple readIORefs in a row, while I would expect to see something consistent if I called readIORef once and got a record.* Make the API general enough to handle the possibility of changing the number of generations via the command line. E.g. does lastMajor GC make sense with 4 generations?* Does GHC already keep these counter around and it\’s only a matter of reading them? I would start out by offering an API that surfaces whatever GHC stores at the moment and thinking about aggregation (per task, etc) in v2, when we have a better understanding of the use cases.* I find numGenerations clearer than just generations.

  7. Joel says:

    GREAT comic!

    I’m with Dramble too. Definitely worth playing even if you’re not an RTS gamer, or like me you ARE an RTS gamer but you’re not very good. It’s pretty polished. If SC2 was my first foray into an RTS I think I’d be won over — Provided I didn’t have a Mac with a Nvidia 9400M in it. (grr)

    The only good Zerg, is a barbecued Zerg. Bunkers are awesome. Bunkers and Hellions is a recipe for charbroilin’ fun.

    Burn baby burn.

    • Aenar says:

      Try the ATI X1600. Yep, that is *the* minimum graphics card required to “play” the game…

      5+ units on the screen at one time? No, thanks 🙁

  8. Zacko says:

    Haha! So great!

  9. Foxlore says:

    I was really looking forward to SCII, but I am really off put by the fact that we can only play with an online connection. I understand Blizzard’s need for DRM, but I like to play RTS games while I travel out and about and there are often no free WiFi connections to hook up with. And my office firewall does not like such connections (as I learned while trying to play WoW during lunch a few years back).

    I had planned on getting it day one, but I think I will wait till some expansions come out or it goes down in price enough to where the mandatory online aspect does not grate on me so much.

    • You can play without a connection. Totally lets you play offline.

      • Foxlore says:

        Really? That’s sweet then. I was under the impression you had to be connected to play the offline campaign. Guess I am not clear on the whole DRM / authentication system. Thanks for clarifying….now where’s my wallet. 😀

    • Luminary says:

      Yeah, you only need to connect to once when you first get the game and then once every 30 days. It

  10. Cody Shiranai says:

    Personally, I wonder how the people who are new to RTS’s or Starcraft Universe and are hating Zerg will feel about them AFTER they play as them.

    The same should be asked of the “cheap” Protoss.

    Also… MY LIFE FOR AIUR!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Steve@holland says:

    I totaly never played SC 1 or 2, but i understand his frustration cause i do play other RTS for the past 15 years 🙂 underestamating ur neighboor killed a lot of people their hobby allready. including mine and that of my neighboor that attacked me 😀

    • Kaemon says:

      I can’t believe you have been playing RTS for the past 15 years and you have totally never played SC… :-s
      That sentence doesn’t sound right, at all…

      • Steve@holland says:

        🙂 well im more into medievel RTS like AoE, AoM and the like. never been much into lasers and neutron thingies. You wouldnt believe it probably, but i dont like starwars either :p

      • Gianmario says:

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  12. digisam says:

    I totally agree, I can’t stop seeing swarms of little marines and SCVs whenever I close my eyes.

    • Joel says:

      I find I’m day dreaming about my next Siege Tank strategy. I like the ka-boom.

    • Tais says:

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  13. BryanDavidWilliams says:

    I really want to play this but my wife bought me a Xbox 360 for my B-day (I used to only have a PS3). Now I’m hooked to ME and I still have MEII to play and Fable II. I haven’t even been playing WOW lately. ME is bad for me as Dragon Age was I”m completely hooked until I beat it. I didn’t know how much Xbox Live blows the PSN out of the water. Even if you have to pay for it you get what you pay for I guess.

  14. Me says:

    HAHAHahhahahhaha. Exactly. Genus.

    +1 for the lid sliding up the bendy straw

  15. Joe says:

    Great comic. I’m going to show my friend it. He hates zerg rushes almost more than the dude in the comic. By the way Scott, what league are you in? I always imagined you being very good for some reason, but maybe I’m wrong, maybe you are a bronze/silver league guy like me 😀


  16. dethmunky says:

    I think I’ve mellowed out since I posted. Even though I’m not good at RTS games, I still play them. My first one was Warhamer 40,000: Dawn of War, which also introduced me to the Warhammer 40,000 fiction of which I’m still a huge fan.

    Even though I’m constantly in a state of stressed panic when I play Starcraft 2, I still love it, and I recommend it to anyone who likes games at all. I’m enthralled by the story, and especially the cut-scenes. Best barroom brawl EVER!

    • Aenar says:

      I’d like to try out Dawn of War at some point… The Warhammer 40K universe is probably my favorite science fiction world out there. I got into it through the tabletop games (miniatures and RPG), and I read all of Dan Abnett’s 40K novels. If you haven’t read those, I highly recommend them — they’re great reads.

      Also, I agree about SCII 🙂 I totally know what you mean by “constant state of stressed panic!”

  17. Guillermo Hernandez says:

    I have many restless nights thinking of new strategies to kick the zergs ass. Beat the game. Now going through a little withdraw. 🙁

  18. Joel says:

    Is there a Warhammer 40k client for the Mac? I have but one computer at the moment, 2009 MBPro.

  19. Nate says:

    Just noticed that it looks like the guy is drinking a ground beef shake. I would crush it too.

  20. Vogerl says:

    wall off the choke with ‘racks and depots(there’s a reason you can walk over them!) and forget the bunkers. resources for bunkers= 2 more ‘Rines -> moar guns on the field!
    who wants to survive when you can slaughter dem bugs?!

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