With the beta starting to wrap up, I feel like it’s appropriate to say a few words in parting about the Legacy of the Void beta test. I’m not going to pretend that my thoughts matter. I’m just Diamond league. I played just a few above 500 games in the beta. Not good, not bad, just average. This is an epilogue on the beta from an average player’s point of view. Word of warning, this is going to be a long wall of text! What a long, strange trip it has been!
As moves are played in real-time as opposed to the turn-based in strategy games of old, RTS games require a bit more out of the player in terms of mechanical skill. Decisions are done under pressure, micromanaging units are done in the heat of the battle, and focus is shifted between multiple fronts.
Blitzkrieg is a German word that translates into lightning war. The translation perfectly encapsulates what the term is about. Continue reading