Thursday, April 26, 2018

SC2 - 1v1 Platinum Tournament Champion!

After playing and winning several 1v1 gold/silver automated tournaments, I finally won my first 1v1 Platinum Tournament! Current lifetime tournament trophy count: 1 Platinum, 3 Gold, 2 Silver

Monday, April 23, 2018

SC2 - My first Starcraft 2 automated tournament win!

Woot! Just won my first automated tournament! 3-rounds with 8 players, single elimination bracket play, 25 min games with 5 min breaks. No time limit for final round.

Friday, April 20, 2018

SC2 - First serious 1v1 ranked game since 2016

Tried a 1v1 game today as Zerg. In my 1st placement game, my opponent was a random race gold player. Turned out he was protoss. I won this game by massing ultras. Checked out the score screen later and found out that my apm was 172. Wow. If I recall correctly, I had never achieved such a high apm before. Probably due to my panicky larvae injections I think, haha!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SC2 - Ascension 1000 icon

Managed to extract the Ascension 1000 icon from the SC2 data files. Here it is!
Next goal for SC2: Aim for Ascension 1000 in the next 2.5 years (assuming completion of 5 Brutal missions each day to gain 1 mastery level daily)

Edit (07-05-18): Managed to dig out what the Ascension 1000 achievement icon looks like (see below)

Friday, April 13, 2018

SC2 - Finally Completed All Artanis, Vorazun, Kerrigan & Karax Co-Op Commander Achievements!

Started working on my Co-Op Commander achievements which I had last finished back in Dec 2015. Finished up the achievements for Artanis, Vorazun, Kerrigan and Karax and finally got their corresponding co-op commander portraits.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

SC2 - All Nova Covert Ops Achievements Completed!

Spent yesterday and today finishing up the mastery achievements for Nova Covert Ops.

Finally nailed the last achievement "Bringing Down The Big Guns", which required me to learn how to hold shift and Y, then spam left mouse click in succession, to get all my Battlecruisers to fire their Yamato Cannons on the Xanthos at the same time. The thing I had to take note of was to fire on the Exposed weakness of the Xanthos, which is basically the small pilot cockpit which is its head. It took me several reloads to realise this.

Another key factor to nailing this achievement was making use of the Battlecruiser's Tactical Jump ability, which warps the Battlecruiser to the target location without the need for map vision. Basically take a 2nd base fast, max gas asap, and mass Battlecruisers out of two reactored Starports. I got a fleet of 17 Battlecruisers before taking out the Xanthos at the end of its 2nd activation at around the 15 min mark.

Other tips:
1. Equip internalized tech module on BCs. Then you can churn out two from a single Starport, saving both gas for the starport and construction time.
2. Get +3 armor upgrades on your BCs. Barely costs you money and your BCs will not die like flies after the initial yamato barrage post warp.

Monday, April 2, 2018

SC2 - All LOTV Achievements Completed!

Finally finished all the achievements for LOTV! This rounds up all the achievements for all 3 Starcraft 2 campaigns: Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void.