Well, Legacy of the Void is here!

29th December 2015

Dear Chibi,

AH, Starcraft 2. It’s been months (years?) since I last played Heart of the Swarm, and I wasn’t sure if I would end up getting the new Legacy of the Void protoss expansion~ but it’s Christmas time, and my bro is awesome so… NOW I’VE GOT THE GAME 8D

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Oh these note pads :’D. This is gonna sound silly but I’m slightly disappointed by the fact this notepad design is not Protoss/Starcraft exclusive. Where’s the consistency? I don’t want a generic Blizzard image, XP.

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I spent some time checking out the new features, game modes (archon mode, CO-OP, vs AI) and had a glimpse of the new units. Most of the game feels about the same, except I’ll probably have to learn new build order/openings since the timing is all crazy off with additional starting workers, and less mineral patches. Interesting to see how I can incorporate the new Terran units too. They’re kinda weird at the moment, haha.

Well, I guess it’s time to Find Match! :D

 

[cBsM] hit Masters League in 4v4

7th April 2013

Dear Chibi,

Last night my Starcraft 2 clan finally hit masters league in 4v4! This is the first time we’ve achieved this as a group so we’re pretty happy about it :D Now that we’ve reached the highest league on SEA, we’ve migrated to the Korean/Taiwanese server for more challenges. Surprisingly, there’s a lot less lag playing over there than on AUS/NZ  @_@. Not that I’m complaining XD

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We had 27 wins and 9 losses for the HoTS season

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Battlecruiser Operational

17th March 2013

Dear Chibi,

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Look what I received today!! Jacky made me a model of the Terran Battlecruiser. Doesn’t it look so AWESOMELY EPIC? :D It’s just like the real thing…except it’s made out of paper! Yes..paper! When I first saw it I wasn’t even sure what it was made of until I touched it, eheheee.

In total it took him about 40 hours to put it altogether, aww…so much effort <3

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Heart of the Swarm is out!

12th March 2013

Dear Chibi,

Today is the official launch of Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm~ and I can barely contain my excitement!! I dropped by JB during my lunch break and grabbed it for $44 :) Now it’s just sitting here on my desk, waiting to be taken home :3 It’s funny how things feel different when it actually happens :D I wasn’t even that excited about it 2 weeks ago XD

I still haven’t completed the “Wings of Liberty” Campaign, but I don’t mind going back to that at a later date. For now, I just want to check out all the new features in “Heart of the Swarm”, play some ladder and gain some EXP!

Is it home time yet? :3

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Because all Starcraft 2 lovers need to see it…

13th November 2012

Dear Chibi,

I don’t have many friends who are into Starcraft 2.. let alone ones who read this blog, but whatever~ it’s going on this blog! :D :D

StarCrafts” is an adorable series of short Starcraft 2 themed animations created by the awesome folks at CarbotAnimations (I believe it’s run by 1 person) A new episode is released every Saturday and it always brings me a smile when I check on Mondays during work :)

This is the latest episode that’s been released at the time of writing. Gosh I love that Queen >.< I hope these never stop being made!

I wonder if people feel the same way about MoonSticks, as I feel about StarCrafts?

Let’s talk Starcraft 2

24th May 2012

Dear Chibi,

As some of you may know, I love Starcraft 2, a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. I’ve previously posted several blog entries related to my experiences on the ladder. I don’t consider myself a “gamer”, as I don’t play video games all that much. However, Starcraft 2 is a bit of an exception. I know, that sounds weird considering it’s one of the most difficult and competitive video games out there. Many players feel frustrated and their fear of losing deters them from the game entirely. If you lose, you have no one to blame but yourself. It can make you feel pretty bad, and why play a stressful game that makes you feel horrible when games are supposed to be fun? The match-making system also pits you against other players of similar skill level, so you will lose about 50% of the games. It is inevitable.

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Chibi’s gaming gear

21st May 2012

Dear Chibi,

Jacky got me this amazing Razor BlackWidow Ultimate mechanical gaming keyboard for my birthday :D yaaaay. It’s such a beauty and I love the sound of the clicks ^^ It will take some time to adjust though since there are extra macro keys on the side. Hopefully it won’t be a problem :) I also got a  Razer Goliathus gaming mouse pad. Now with these new gear along with my Razer Carcharias headset and  Razer Abyssus gaming mouse – I am all set for masters league ;D

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Starcraft 2 Season 6

15th February 2012

Dear Chibi,

I’m finally in Diamond league on SEA! :) For some reason screen-grab didn’t work so I took a photo instead XD

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A snapshot of last season:

End of Season 5

Next stop… Masters league ;)

Diamond League on NA

21st December 2011

Dear Chibi,

This morning while being sick at home, I played my placement match for Starcraft 2 Season 5, and was promoted to Diamond league in 1v1 :D yay! But..I forgot to make a screen shot of this wonderful little occasion so, I have nothing to post here :P It’s okay though, since it happened on my NA account and I’ll still get a chance to get promoted on SEA where I’m still in Platinum league.

I’ve been playing better on the NA account (beating Platinum/Diamonds) compared to SEA (losing to Golds/Platinum) It’s a little strange. Maybe the play-style is different, or I’m focused more on mechanics since I’m training there, or because I’m more relaxed since I don’t take NA as seriously, or maybe there’s so little players on SEA that the skill difference isn’t as huge. Too many factors XD

Nevertheless, it is a nice little encouragement :) I want to keep getting better and hopefully be in Diamond on SEA as well! Then one day..just maybe, I’ll start to hot-key my army ^^;

1000 league wins

5th December 2011

Dear Chibi,

Yesterday I realised I hit 1000 league wins in Starcraft 2; here’s a little screeny:

Starcraft 2 1000 wins

It means I’m really awesome, right? Well, not really :] It just means I’ve played about 2000 games in total of solo and team games (assuming a 50% win rate). I really like this game~ I could have played a lot more than 2000 by now if it wasn’t for anxiety. For many people, this game is a stressful, exhausting, rage-worthy experience. We don’t like the idea of losing, or being “reclassified” to a lower league. Clicking on the “Find match” button can be pretty daunting and it’s something I was very hesitant about too. But that’s mostly in the past (I’m still a little scared XD). What I’ve tried to come in terms with over these months is that it doesn’t really matter. It’s just a game. You’ll win some, you’ll lose some. Just focus on getting better and you’ll improve over time.

For me, it’s nice to look at this number and think ‘Oh hey, I’ve played so many games myself! Oh chibi you’re so brave’ 8D

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hehee :)