The old season is over, and season 4 2013 has started! I think you have noticed by now that Blizzard is alligning the season duration with the WCS, so we now have somewhat shorter seasons.
New changes brought by season 4:
New map pool
and a shitty commercial moveÂ to force noobs to buy HOTS by removing GM league in WOL and take away their chance of getting that desired shinny portrait outline. Pfff, good thing i got it last season, but i don’t see how it is fair to take away the joy from others wanting to do so. This is a subtle martketing move, not in the sense that WOL players will all rush out and get HOTS in order to get the GM achievment, as they are aware of how hard it will be to get in, but while the GM league was there, HOTS owners would have come over to still play the game in order to get it and so the ladder was more populated. As it will be from now on most likely only the WOL owners will remain, and finding a game would take ages there, so they will be forced to buy HOTS if they want to have a pleasant gaming experience…
Anyway, $ still rules the world, nothing that can be done about that…
My season 3 global 1v1 Starcraft 2 career finish for my EU and NA accounts, no 20 and 23 world random player in WOL and 77 and 90 world random player in HOTS:
So yeah, i can fucking rule even without the shinny GM badge that made me look as a saint 😛
For those of you wondering what is “barcraft”, i think the urban dictionary describes it best:
Originally spawned from a post in the reddit sub-community r/starcraft (user o_Oskar) as well as a post on TeamLiquid by primadog. Barcraft is the term for the new movement of showing professional Starcraft 2 matches in bars. This phenomenon popped up in the spring of 2011 in the US, with the start of the NASL. The first barcraft event was held at Chao Bistro in Seattle. There have subsequently been barcraft events in most major US cities as well as abroad in countries such as Canada and the UK. The Starcraft 2 events that are covered are typically MLG, GSL, NASL, or IPL. With its new found popularity bar owners have also started showing other games such as Marvel vs. Capcom, League of Legends, Heros of Newerth and Dota 2.
In Romania there have been few barcrafts, but as of late, the movement is growing. To keep track of the following events, you can see these pages:
Here are some photos from the EU WCS Finals barcraft held in Cluj, at Old Sheperd’s Pub, that Generalul and his beloved fiancee attended 😛
What can be more fun that watching amazing Starcraft 2 action, drinking a beer or a negus in my case (the classic romanian “vin fiert”) and talking with other players/fans of this game?