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Monday, October 4, 2010

StarCraft II: Funday Monday with Day[9]

First off, if you're a StarCraft 2 player and you've missed Day[9], go check his videos out here (teamliquid.net), but unless you have been totally off the grid since the release of SC2, you should know who he is. And he is awesome.

He does some of the best SC2-videos out there with detailed guides, tutorials and replays where his expertise is staggered only by his extremely good looks. Something that he has recently started to do is these weekly things called Funday Monday and Newbie Tuesday which are just brilliant.
Funday Monday is where after a show the viewers get a restriction in their game play and must do something out of the ordinary in order to win, for example the first week of Funday Monday he aimed his restriction at the zerg players: No queens were allowed to be made. We got to see some amazing games with Spine Crawlers, creep highways and whatnot. The second week, the Protoss players had to make a Carrier before their first expansion; alot of interesting games there as well but the most interesting were probably the replays where no other than HuK himself participated, he faced off versus no other than the players Tarson and Brat_OK; the VOD of those games is available here (blip.tv), if you haven't you should definitely check it out.

This week, Terrans got an interesting restriction: No marines, marauders or siege tanks. Going to be interesting for sure, I don't know his exact air times (it's streamed live, VODs available 24 hours later) but I'm definitely going to check them out once they get up.


Edit: Here's the latest Funday Monday with the terran restrictions: http://blip.tv/file/4205104

17 comments:

  1. thanks for the link dude, had it earlier but lost it.

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  2. I'm thinking about trying SC2, but should I have prior knowledge/have played the first SC, or can I just jump in and start playing?

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  3. @JR: I did not ever play SC1 or SC:BW, and I do believe I've caught up decently. I know lots of builds, counters and the like; both my macro and micro is decent. If you don't know what that means, you can check sites like http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft2/Main_Page or use google :P And the absolutely best way to learn is to watch people like Day[9] (there are many others though; check youtube or teamliquid.net)

    It might take time though, depending on your psyche.

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  4. That's cool about the restrictions. It forces players to come up with new strategies.

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  5. Never played starcraft, this makes me want to try it, following.

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  6. yeah like the new idea, i'm glad fruit dealer won, zerg players need to improve

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  7. No man you need to get a better win face. Just go batshit crazy man. It'll freak friends out and get the ladies. Lol like the blog.

    http://quarterqwerty.blogspot.com/

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  8. day 9 is awesome ive watched so many of his games, and HD too.

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  9. Sunday bloody su.. wait.. yeah mondays arent great! I want SC2 too.. C=

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  10. Ha! Day9 is a genius. Great post.

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  11. SC2 is an amazing game, and day 9 shows how to get shit done!!

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  12. if i hadnt sucked so bad at SC1 (even though I liked the game) I might would get SC2. oi kill the captcha m8. set all comments to approval and approve them at eod. just my 2c

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  13. Thanks for the comments guys, I also turned off the captcha kkazzamm, I didn't even know it was on :)

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  14. Dammit, i definitely have to follow this guy. Thanks for sharing

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