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Why are you here?
Apr 4 2019, 5:33 am
By: Oh_Man  

Apr 13 2019, 5:00 am Tassaar930 Post #21



I'm not really a regular SEN member (and actually only joined in 2011), so I guess I'll comment briefly instead on why I've stuck beside this damn game for so long.

It's just... something I grew up on. The sprite art, and the sound effects – it almost sounds silly to say this – in fact it might actually be some modicum of silly but – they were very alluring. They were real. They were atmospheric. They just sort of drew you to the game. This combined with the fact that I had a lot of people growing up that were willing to play this game with me – it ended up becoming a part of my childhood. When I wasn't playing with my friends on LAN, I was on Battle.net (once I found out what that was anyways), and to me, I think at the time, it was something of some degree of being a kid in a candy shop. I could find a lobby or a map of just about anything – LotR, historical diplo, RPGs, minigames, you name it, SC had it. I, in fact, will admit with some form of sheepishness that I didn't even know what LotR was at first when I first started playing those maps and only knew that I really liked the maps, only later finding out that the map was based off actual movies and books. SC was like that for me. I learned and discovered a lot of things through it. Something as ordinary and mundane as typing; I wanted to learn how to type really fast because (no joke, lol) as a kid, I wanted to be able to type the cheat codes into the game really quickly in single player. The end result as far as I can make of it was that I always seemed to type faster than the others at my age.

Fast forward a couple years and there was SC2, and I briefly hopped ship for that over 1. SC2 taught me some lessons too, ones that I connected broadly to life, but I don't think I'll go into too much detail there about that now. Fast forward another couple of years and I hear that SC1 is getting remastered. Not surprisingly I get a little bit hyped about it. It releases. And then I make the thought that I could start trying my hand at making SC maps now. I did before but not seriously (and was never really particularly any good at it).

I always had a thing for StarEdit. Something about the spinning globe in the main menu and the tile that gets zoomed in on the HUD that it displays you. I always liked building and making stuff and so for a long time actually SC maps were always something sort of special to me: The notion that you could create a custom level, on a distant world, almost like you were painting your own world in your head, but you get to see it come to life in front of you. And then others got to play it with you too if they wanted. It was so cool, and to this day in some way shape or form I still harbour that notion or thought.

So basically what ended up happening was I started working with trigger preprocessors and text-based trigger editing and, well, I'll cut it short as this also happens to be the last part of my (somewhat long?) post: I learned some programming. I don't know when and if this would have happened if there weren't SC maps to work on, so I suppose in a way the final thing (so far) that SC has gifted me is a basic know-how of how to program. So I guess that's that. I guess that that's me and my little story about why I've stuck around this game for so long and what it actually means to me.

My life for Aiur
Tassaar930



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Apr 13 2019, 6:24 am MasterJohnny Post #22



Because I have nothing else better to do.



Philosophy deals with unanswered questions. Religion deals with unquestioned answers. I am a Mathematician

Apr 14 2019, 12:47 am O)FaRTy1billion[MM] Post #23

👻 👾 👽 💪

Because, even after all this time, it's still fun to poke and play with and find new little quirks and tricks, even if I don't ever actually make any maps or mods. Mainly, though, I would say it is the community. Everyone here is people I have talked to and gotten to know since I was like 14, so it's hard to break that connection.

Also:
Quote from lil-Inferno
Because 15 year old habits are hard to kick.

but mostly:
Quote from Voyager7456
Magic boxes.




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Apr 28 2019, 1:57 pm Zycorax Post #24

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Quote from lil-Inferno
Because 15 year old habits are hard to kick.
This.

And maybe one day I'll be able to afford something cool in the store. *Checks mineral count.* Or maybe not.




Apr 30 2019, 9:16 am TF- Post #25

🤙🏾

Well, other than a general inability to stop updating my old map from 2011, I've also got a general fascination with old gaming communities that just keep on trucking.

I don't know if you've ever realised but just about every single decent game out there has its own strong community of content creators, reviewers, mappers, modders, engine source code hackers and funky personalities, and they all work and share and stick together on forums much like this one, and for many the forum is actually their main internet hangout.
The thought that you could have been attached to any one of those communities as your "main internet thing" is quite mind boggling.

I've never been attached to just a single one as my absolute primary thing but the concept is interesting enough to me that I can't help but regularly check out how things are going in the several couple of spots I'm interested in, including staredit.net, and sometimes poke out my antennae out of the comfort zone to amuse myself with observing how even obscure games like Descent or Creatures have their own bustling communities of modders and players.



🤙🏾

Feb 11 2021, 5:59 am poison_us Post #26

Back* from the grave

Nostalgia, at this point.




Feb 12 2021, 3:57 pm Fruitdispenser Post #27



Because you guys are all awesome.



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Feb 12 2021, 4:39 pm NudeRaider Post #28

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

you remind me of me when I joined SEN. I too was like :w00t:




Feb 12 2021, 5:17 pm IlyaSnopchenko Post #29

The Curious

Everything that's been possible with regards to modding at this point, I owe to this site. The people are good, too (if a little too few and therefore not all questions are answered within reasonable time, but at this point in SC's history, I'm glad to have as much as I have).



Who am I, and why should I care?

Feb 12 2021, 10:33 pm DeltaCadimus Post #30



I can say I'm here because practically I've got nowhere else to go. Not just real life, but virtual and gaming life, outside of a few snippets, doesn't much offer anywhere else. I can safely declare I've virtually grown with StarCraft in my heart, as it was released when I was 8. Back when life was a helluva lot simpler. Sure, a lot has happened, much stuff in my life changed, but this is the one thing I can always hold to. Just shows how strong it was.

Also, the assets here are great, the company is interesting and the food is good. LMAO



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Feb 13 2021, 12:48 am MasterJohnny Post #31



Quote from MasterJohnny
Because I have nothing else better to do.

I still have nothing else better to do.



Philosophy deals with unanswered questions. Religion deals with unquestioned answers. I am a Mathematician

Feb 13 2021, 1:32 am NudeRaider Post #32

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

Quote from DeltaCadimus
Also, the asses here are great, the company is interesting and the food is good. LMAO
remove the t and it sounds like a strip club review :teehee:




Feb 13 2021, 3:47 am Heinermann Post #33

SDE, BWAPI owner, hacker.

Nostalgia and practice programming memes.




Feb 13 2021, 4:07 pm Cynon Post #34



Nostalgia, looking for some new maps to play with after basically not doing anything with SC1 in a decade. I was pleasantly surprised with how much my old portraits have been used/remastered.



Hero SCV.

Hero SCV.

Feb 14 2021, 4:15 pm Andrea Rosa Post #35



Why am I here? Just to suffer, like everyone else.
Thanks mother, thanks father.




Feb 14 2021, 10:10 pm Wing Zero Post #36

Magic box god; Suck it Corbo

Why am I here? Because I am hopelessly addicted to the Magic Boxes




Feb 15 2021, 11:19 am NudeRaider Post #37

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

actually just the one box :P




Feb 17 2021, 12:54 am Corbo Post #38

ALL PRAISE YOUR SUPREME LORD CORBO

Quote from NudeRaider
Quote from DeltaCadimus
Also, the asses here are great, the company is interesting and the food is good. LMAO
remove the t and it sounds like a strip club review :teehee:
Have you ever actually been to a strip club?

They never have food, and if they do it's never good :flamer:



fuck you all

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