Critical Miss: #23

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#23

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Top score, my man. Top score.

I always found it ridiculous how overglorified the cannon fodder was.

Is it weird that I get 3 Zealot rushed more often then I get Zerg rushed?

Dammit, the image is borked for me...

I'll assume that the comic is as funny as always anyway.

EDIT: Okay, now it's working, and yes it is.

I haven't played Starcraft 2, but this type of joke could be applied to a lot of RTSes.

*thumbs up*

That was most amusing.

What? Iīm sorry, but i donīt get it. Could someone explain to me, please?

Hilarious...like to see him get outta that one!

awesomeClaw:
What? Iīm sorry, but i donīt get it. Could someone explain to me, please?

Not a StarCraft player here, but I think it refers to how the Terran gets zerg-rushed. I assume "hell, it's about time" is a 'trademark line' so to say, of this particular Terran character, the guy with the cigar..

LOL! 11/10!

It's so true though...

It's referencing the opening cinematic, which laboriously shows the main character getting a Marine suit put on (which he then stays in for the rest of the game), the cutscene ending with him saying 'it's about time'. But of course, as anyone who has played multiplayer will testify, one marine will be killed pretty quickly by a swarm of Zerglings.

For the swarm!

I still get shivers at that video. But yeah, with all that armor one marine is just goo inside a can waiting for a Zerg can opener to come along. At least now we have a class that can hop out of the way.

DynamicPenguin:
Is it weird that I get 3 Zealot rushed more often then I get Zerg rushed?

No, it has happened to me before. With the cost of zealots I have to think the player manages to warp time and harvest what they need before the game actually begins. :) But then again the Protoss are all about warping things.

I won more Zerg missions with the Zerg rush than I care to count...

Tomtitan:
LOL! 11/10!

It's so true though...

It's referencing the opening cinematic, which laboriously shows the main character getting a Marine suit put on (which he then stays in for the rest of the game), the cutscene ending with him saying 'it's about time'. But of course, as anyone who has played multiplayer will testify, one marine will be killed pretty quickly by a swarm of Zerglings.

For the swarm!

Wall off, problem solved.

awesomeClaw:
What? Iīm sorry, but i donīt get it. Could someone explain to me, please?

It's a parody of this:

I didnt get the joke, but thats probably because Ive never played Starcraft.

It is true that you can fly with the Terran units. But the truth be told you need to address your choke points quickly or almost any player who has had the game longer than 2 days will rush you. Rushing is incredibly easy to stop and counter. Create a large defensive force at your bases choke point behind a barrier. The funny thing about Zerg is the fact that they cant create an affective barrier to prevent you from entering their base for at least 7 minutes. good Zerg players stick with quick defensive units along with air as soon as possible. Being Zerg rushed when your Terran means you need to learn about choke points and learn how to get the "training day" achievement. The comic was funny though, very true. That's my two cents.

Tomtitan:
LOL! 11/10!

It's so true though...

It's referencing the opening cinematic, which laboriously shows the main character getting a Marine suit put on (which he then stays in for the rest of the game), the cutscene ending with him saying 'it's about time'. But of course, as anyone who has played multiplayer will testify, one marine will be killed pretty quickly by a swarm of Zerglings.

For the swarm!

Oh, so it's one of those things that's only funny if you're familiar with the series.

*polite chuckle for the effort*

it just looks like the whole RTS-with-cinematics doesn't make any kind of sense.

Well I dont see my post some im going to try again. I enjoyed the comic its very true. Easy fix though, especially if your terran. Build the barracks at your initial choke point then 1 sup depot and then start cranking out marines to shoot them will they hack at the depot your repairing with your scv. After they are defeated with that, research shield and train 4 marauders. At this point your be maybe 11 minutes into the game or more and they still will not have air if they rushed you at the beginning. take all your units with a single weapons upgrade most likely still in progress and send them to the base and for get about them. Pay attention to your base while you create air defense and start pumping out thors :). If your initial counter group doesn't destroy him a second counter group of thors and maruaders should do it. I wish medics were so quickly available in multiplayer. I hate waiting for my starport to heal my damn marines.

McMarbles:

Tomtitan:
LOL! 11/10!

It's so true though...

It's referencing the opening cinematic, which laboriously shows the main character getting a Marine suit put on (which he then stays in for the rest of the game), the cutscene ending with him saying 'it's about time'. But of course, as anyone who has played multiplayer will testify, one marine will be killed pretty quickly by a swarm of Zerglings.

For the swarm!

Oh, so it's one of those things that's only funny if you're familiar with the series.

*polite chuckle for the effort*

Better than last week's where you had to have watched Blade Runner and remember a specific quote to get the joke. Hell, I on'y got introduced to blade runner cause of my dadm abnd I forgot the quote cause it was how many years ago?

I just didn't understand this one at first becuase it almost looks like the monsters are dead, so by the time he appears the war is over

McMarbles:

Tomtitan:
LOL! 11/10!

It's so true though...

It's referencing the opening cinematic, which laboriously shows the main character getting a Marine suit put on (which he then stays in for the rest of the game), the cutscene ending with him saying 'it's about time'. But of course, as anyone who has played multiplayer will testify, one marine will be killed pretty quickly by a swarm of Zerglings.

For the swarm!

Oh, so it's one of those things that's only funny if you're familiar with the series.

*polite chuckle for the effort*

Oh come on, I've never played a starcraft game in my life, but I got it perfectly fine. It works if you've just about ever played a game with cutscenes in it.

What is this, Stolen Pixels?

I kid, I kid.

DriveByLawsuit:
What is this, Stolen Pixels?

I kid, I kid.

I don't get it. Am I meant to have read Stolen Pixels to get the joke?

(lol, jking)

KEKEKE!
I always hated those damn zerlings

Galad:

awesomeClaw:
What? Iīm sorry, but i donīt get it. Could someone explain to me, please?

Not a StarCraft player here, but I think it refers to how the Terran gets zerg-rushed. I assume "hell, it's about time" is a 'trademark line' so to say, of this particular Terran character, the guy with the cigar..

It's based off the trailer (shown several time in this thread already), which shows a Marine getting ready for battle. It makes him look incredibly bad ass and powerful and the 'hell, it's about time' line is an inside joke related to the fact that it took 12 years for the sequal to come around.

However, in the game itself, Marines are extremely fragile units which die off in matters of seconds in any serious fight. They aren't Warhammer 40k's Marine. They aren't uber bad asses... unlike what the trailer seems to tell us.

So when 'Mr. Badass' come out of the base, he gets killed by a bunch of Zerg before he even finishes his line. It's making fun of the difference between the promotional material and the actual gameplay.

Picture a movie trailer where we see Jason Statham (or another hollywood tough guy) looking incredibly bad ass and doing some crazy stunts... and than in the movie, he dies like a bitch in the first 5 minutes...

Nice comic, humorous as usual, not hilarious, but I'm going to assume having played Starcraft 2 was a requirement for this to have full effect.

Delusibeta:

awesomeClaw:
What? Iīm sorry, but i donīt get it. Could someone explain to me, please?

It's a parody of this:

I still don't get it. But that's because I have no affiliation with Starcraft at all.

Straying Bullet:

Delusibeta:
[quote="awesomeClaw" post="6.221465.7508086"]What? Iīm sorry, but i donīt get it. Could someone explain to me, please?

It's a parody of this:

image

Forgive them father, they know not what a Zerg rush is.

Dhatz:
it just looks like the whole RTS-with-cinematics doesn't make any kind of sense.

indeed, it only does when they are acted. IRL.

BANELING BUST

Straying Bullet:
I still don't get it. But that's because I have no affiliation with Starcraft at all.

That video is the building of a terran marine (The most basic unit of the humans), which are made from the barracks. The comic shows one being suited up ready to kick ass, followed by him 'in game' coming out of the barracks in the middle of a zerg rush. Zergling rushes are an infamous tactic (Which I'm amazed if you don't know about them) which consist of loads of little critter aliens called zerglings just rushing at the enemy base and overwhelming them at the start of the game.

Basically it's showing how that over the top looking trailer of kick ass clashes with the actual power level of the in-game unit. The jokes a pretty good one but obviously, not knowing starcraft, it'll have been utterly lost on you and this explanation has totally killed the funny in it. Sorry about that.

XD O the truth hurts, in a gruesome flesh rending kinda hurt!

yes but remember your typical marine is a resocialized criminal earmarked for death anyways :D

Delusibeta:

awesomeClaw:
What? Iīm sorry, but i donīt get it. Could someone explain to me, please?

It's a parody of this: Snip.

You know, I knew there was a terran marine cinematic, and I guessed the comic was a parody of that. So I went on youtube to do some research, and all I could find was this: A video with the exact same joke...

Huh..maybe I should have played StarCraft before I read the comic.

A single barracks? That player is insane! You need at least 4 to keep a steady flow a Gauss Rifle rounds flowing. This was very funny, I like the obvious moment of "Oh crap" he has after exiting the barracks. I'd say keep it up, but you'll do that regardless.

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