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Old 02-04-2019, 09:12 AM   #22726
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Re: Starcraft 2 (GAME IS NOW FREE!)

There is a not so easly googable video made by Mana about his experience and views from playing AlphaStar and that brings a lot of cool insight.

watch?v=zgIFoepzhIo

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- The first five games he was surprised and had to play without warmup, made some minor mistakes and games were actually a bit closer than they looked.
- For the exhibition game he and TLO came up with counter strategy to what they thought were weaknesses of AlphaStar. And he claims that gave him victory and not the bad response to Immortal drop. You can't outmicro Alphastar, you can't outmacro it, but you can outsmart it with better unit composition.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:48 AM   #22727
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all these gsl groups and no talk... rip
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:35 AM   #22728
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rip

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Old 02-10-2019, 02:37 AM   #22729
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yep, i cant wait to see what maru has cooked up

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:28 AM   #22730
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Group C:

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Group D:

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Can't wait to see the Group E games, they ought to be great and you could talk me into any of them getting through

...Except maybe Ragnarok, tough draw for him
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:25 AM   #22731
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Hearing that today's ASL was really good, will have to find the vod when I'm back from work
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:33 AM   #22732
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there you go
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:37 AM   #22733
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:11 PM   #22734
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Really stoked for GSL group E. Just wish it wasn't in the middle of the night in the U.S.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:17 PM   #22735
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Really stoked for GSL group E. Just wish it wasn't in the middle of the night in the U.S.
right.... and whats suuuuper annoying watching youtube vods, is the random ass order they put them in, or going to afreeca channel and they start with the last. you have to be a wizard to not get spoils
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:45 PM   #22736
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For group D they stopped having spoilers in the vods by titling the games Winners' Match, Losers' Match and Final Match instead of including the player names and also have a generic thumbnail. I assume they'll keep doing that for the rest of the groups now.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:52 PM   #22737
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aaaaand the thumbnail told me who came through, damnit
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:21 AM   #22738
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www.sc2links.com

Always used this if worried about spoilers
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:25 PM   #22739
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GROUP E!

The Final Match (Match 5) was INSANE

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Match 5:

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Old 02-13-2019, 12:47 PM   #22740
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aaaaand the thumbnail told me who came through, damnit
I hate hate HATE when I'm like "Oh, I wonder when the next GSL matches are!" so I google the GSL schedule, and it links me to the liquipedia page that shows the tournament bracket, and who advanced, at up to the moment recency.

I've been using www.sc2casts.com, and they don't spoil, but they update that day's games at the following midnight eastern, so I have to go to youtube when I'm craving that time-sensitive action
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:01 PM   #22741
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aaaaand the thumbnail told me who came through, damnit
Yeah it turns out ASL hasn't made the same changes and still has a spoiler in the thumbnail. GSL groups D and E have been fine to get from youtube without spoilers though so I assume that will be fine going forward, not sure what the best way to watch ASL vods is though.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:03 PM   #22742
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Whoa, those ASL games were great.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:00 PM   #22743
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You can also watch the vod on GSL's Twitch channel. They're pretty good about keeping spoilers out of the title.
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Old 02-16-2019, 01:44 PM   #22744
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Group F:

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Old 02-16-2019, 03:11 PM   #22745
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lol whoops, I watched group E on Wednesday and G live last night with no idea that F was sandwiched in the middle this week for some reason
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:43 PM   #22746
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Am I the only one watching these games?

Well, I'm watching all the groups, and even if nobody else is watching them, I have thoughts on all the matchups:

Group G:

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Old 02-16-2019, 06:19 PM   #22747
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Rapid is there because Tasteless isn't available though, not because he's replacing him. You wouldn't want Artosis just talking to himself for 3 hours.
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:14 PM   #22748
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artosis would be better by himself. rapid is like the little dog nipping at the heels of tastosis. hes not funny and he tries to get into their jokes every time he comes on. its not funny and neither is he. happy birthday rapid! now go back home.
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:15 AM   #22749
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Rapid is great with Artosis, garbage with everyone else. With Artosis, Rapid doesn't have to actually do any analysis (if you thought this was bad, his BW is even worse) and can just do play-by-play and/or meme. And tbh, the only difference between him and Tasteless is that Tasteless has like 15 years or more of rapport with Artosis to draw on. Tasteless is very mediocre with anyone else.
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:53 AM   #22750
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so if you will admit both are great with artosis, and garbage with anyone else, thats just saying artosis is great. which is true. his "meme" is terrible because thats all he goes for for jokes. how many times in the past has he tried to do a "finish eachothers sandwiches at the exact same time" thing and just airballed it? tasteless has gotten at least less bad than before, where you could bet against anything he ever said. and sometimes ive been surprised at how hes done when he's in charge of the cast.

rapid is the new mousetrap(molerat?), which is terrible imo
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