Morning Discussion

Every Friday, without fail, I have the best idea in the world ever for a Morning Discussion topic ever in the world. "Oh! That'd be brilliant!" I gush to myself. "Things will never be the same again after I blow the doors off the chatty-posting world with this paradigm shift."

By Monday morning, the idea is lost and I flounder to quickly write something, anything, usually being sidetracked by the idea of trying to rustle up a short story in five minutes. I give up on this after three when I realise I simply cannot justify the presence of the giant talking beetle nor its mockney accent, though the bit with the ticking clock was clever.

By now, time's running low so I dive into my RSS reader hoping to find something I can share with the sophisticated, intelligent and informed Internet reader. Oh, Dance Robot LIVE! - HRP-4C Cybernetic Human? Brilliant! Fantastic. We'll do it live.

From The Chatty

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    October 18, 2010 5:02 AM

    Starcraft 2 GSL Season 3 Thread here.

    Actually some interesting games so far, though the level of play is noticeably worse than the later stages.

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      October 18, 2010 5:05 AM

      ha, should watch me play!
      its hackfest :P

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      October 18, 2010 5:05 AM

      3 2

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        October 18, 2010 5:12 AM

        typing at 8am after no sleep doesn't ever work out quite as intended

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      October 18, 2010 5:14 AM

      Boxer out by R32, same with Nada.

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      October 18, 2010 5:16 AM

      Oh christ that was funny, lol

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      October 18, 2010 5:16 AM

      i think what we are seeing this early in the game is people trying to play a strategy but not being able to play 2 or 3 at the same time. if something doesnt work, they are too invested already.

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      October 18, 2010 5:19 AM

      MakaPrime playing sick

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        October 18, 2010 5:32 AM

        God, it will suck if he gets bumped because he's sick =\

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        October 18, 2010 5:32 AM

        4gate cheese protoss!!!

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      October 18, 2010 5:53 AM

      do you guys think BW pros like flash and jaedong have even touched SC2 yet? i'd bet not, probably dont want to potentially throw their BW game off

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        October 18, 2010 5:54 AM

        I'm genuinely curious how much, if any, impact sc2 has had on the BW scene in SK

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          October 18, 2010 6:26 AM

          i think the GSL in general is a pretty big indication as to where the scene is going. BW wont be around forever

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          October 18, 2010 7:58 AM

          It's pretty raped. 2 teams have been disbanded, and proleague might nor happen. I think the osl is completely fine because they moves to china last year, but I seem to recall hearing the msl was struggling.

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            October 18, 2010 8:01 AM

            GomTV wants to keep this years proleague still. I am hoping the new negotiations that started today finally get all of this crap squared away. Damn KeSPA fucking it all up for everyone.

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        October 18, 2010 6:38 AM

        Flash has said he hasn't even played SC2 once. He is keeping with BW for '5 more years'

        Jaedong has intentions to move to SC2 but is waiting.

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          October 18, 2010 7:25 AM

          5 more years? There won't be anything left.

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      October 18, 2010 5:54 AM

      Man I hope they don't stick with this 7pm shit for too long, that's 9pm here and means midnight finishes every night. I prefer the 6pm starts.

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        October 18, 2010 5:55 AM

        meh, I am stewing away at work

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          October 18, 2010 5:58 AM

          Well the hype is building right now, I can live cast boxer losing for you if you like :)

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            October 18, 2010 6:00 AM

            people would probably prefer less spoilers

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            October 18, 2010 6:00 AM

            I'll watch the VODs at home, gotta teacher my daughter SC2 sooner or later :)

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        October 18, 2010 5:59 AM

        yeah, its pretty late. im hanging in there tho, hahah, so much hype for boxer :)

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          October 18, 2010 6:01 AM

          I wish the guy well but based on what videos have come out so far - I'm not holding much hope for him or nada.

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            October 18, 2010 6:16 AM

            who knows how hard he's been training tho.
            and he's playing easiest race :P

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              October 18, 2010 6:17 AM

              It's TvT so it's balanced- also the patch really fixed things up, I think the balance is a lot better now.,

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      October 18, 2010 5:59 AM

      Who should I pin my protoss hopes on?

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      October 18, 2010 6:01 AM

      solid stream here if anyone's stuck on a shitty one http://www.gomtv.net/gox/flash_live.php?num=HQ&sn=0d7ff80ea35a9bfe213&lid=22

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        October 18, 2010 6:01 AM

        oh yeah you have to open it with GOM player

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      October 18, 2010 6:11 AM

      So good of them to turn off music for TvT

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      October 18, 2010 6:12 AM

      boxer playing tank viking unffffnffnffnf

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      October 18, 2010 6:25 AM

      god I love tasteless's lines happyness is going to need some prozac fucking lols

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      October 18, 2010 6:26 AM

      Ok he's totally playing quite well in these games - awesome and about time

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        October 18, 2010 6:30 AM

        His awareness and micro are just out of control. It was only a matter of time has he familiarized himself with the new mechanics and timings.

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        October 18, 2010 12:18 PM

        I'm not seeing what you're seeing, though I've only seen game 1. He supply blocked himself at least twice, and had at least 1 idle marauder in his base that he simply forgot for a long time. Neither player seemed all that great.

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          October 18, 2010 12:26 PM

          Watching the second game, you can see that Boxer supply blocked himself at least once. The stim'd ambushof Happiness's army is a requirement of that build. I would know, since I experimented with a non fe version of it against terrans. Obviously, boxer is famous, but he definitely needs alot more practice before he can hope to win a GSL. I don't see him reaching the top in this one.

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      October 18, 2010 6:28 AM

      pretty sure theyre both stroking it under that table

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      October 18, 2010 7:33 AM

      Genuine lol http://i.imgur.com/UE8OU.png

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      October 18, 2010 8:08 AM

      Being able to view High Quality VODs is so awesome. Can't wait to catch up on this first round

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      October 18, 2010 8:31 AM

      so this is a pay perview only type stream?

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        October 18, 2010 8:35 AM

        I think, if you register, you can watch game 1 of each matchup, but in order to watch them all you have to buy a subsription. I managed to pick up season 1 (after the fact for VOD viewing) and season 2 for $25 which was a nice deal since otherwise it's $20 (If you're resubscribing - i.e. bought the previous season - it's $15 for the season).

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          October 18, 2010 3:08 PM

          live stream of all games is free in low def, paid for better def, and VODs 1st games are free others require subs

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      October 18, 2010 3:17 PM

      fruitdealer makes me want to go back to zerg, he just seems unstoppable

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        October 18, 2010 3:29 PM

        I have a feeling the late rounds of this tourney will be a lot tougher for him, the style he plays is now exposed and will be met with near perfect counters to that initial BO

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          October 18, 2010 3:47 PM

          i agree he'll have a much harder time winning now, but it seems all openings against zerg have gotten weaker since he won the first title

          reaper harass and zealot rushes have both been slowed down enough to where you can pretty much hatch before pool on most maps without too much worry

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            October 18, 2010 4:58 PM

            cannon zealot rush might give some trouble depending on execution

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              October 18, 2010 5:10 PM

              cannon is easy to pick up on. everyone searches their own base before scouting.

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                October 18, 2010 5:44 PM

                Did you see the game where that happened though?

                Dude didn't even hide the pylon. He just straight up plopped that shit down in the natural with one zealot for support and microed until the cannons popped.

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                  October 19, 2010 5:31 PM

                  against who? why didnt they drag off workers to kill it? and have 1 unit to hit the zealot?