August 31, 2010
If you plan to live in Korea, especially if you want to teach in Korea, you will inevitably, somehow or someway, come across Starcraft 2 in Korea. It’s inescapable. Starcraft is big in Korea. So big that there are professional Starcraft leagues, where people make a living off of playing Starcraft. So big that there are studies being done to treat Starcraft addiction. So, we decided – in our attempt to be more Korean – to start getting into Starcraft.
For those of you who don’t know what Starcraft is, it’s a real-time strategy game. You’re supposed to gather resources and buy an army big enough to beat your opponent into submission. The premise is simple, but, boyyyy, the execution is hard. Simon’s been playing it now for something like a week steady, and he’s still just as bad as when he started. To play well, or at least to play to the point of not getting obliterated instantly, you have to know at least a few Starcraft Strategies, and hopefully have a decent Actions Per Minute. In other words, Starcraft is almost inaccessible to newbies, unless you’re dedicated enough to practice it for a long time and hopefully, HOPEFULLY not lose within the first five minutes from a Zerg rush.
Unfortunately, we can’t play on the Korean servers. When you play Starcraft 2, you need to have an account with Battle.net, which is how you play Starcraft 2 online. Since we got our version of the game in Canada, we’re playing on the North American servers, and can’t log in to the Korean Battle.net servers with our existing accounts. Bummer! So we haven’t actually played Starcraft in Korea against someone Korean, but we’re hoping that we can do so through friend code. So, if you’re mean enough to want to whoop us at Starcraft, or kind enough to offer some pointers (we really need help!), leave us a comment below, or send us an email over at our Contact Page and we’ll add you to our Starcraft friends list. Huzzah!
And thanks to [ë‹‰ì‘¤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for the Korean subtitle translations!