Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ask Gauss

Sunday the end of the weekend is drawing near. Always a depressing time, but Sunday always means pancakes for breakfast and when is that not awesome? I know you're jealous something you will just have to live with. Sunday also means though it is time for Ask Gauss the post of the week where I choose questions sent to me throughout the week and answer them here. How do you send in a question you ask? Well that is simple. There is a little button near the top right of the page which lists all of the ways to get a hold of me. Pick one and you are off to the races. So let's see what we got this week.

Have you finished the Last of Us? If so how is the difficulty? I have been watching some streams and maybe they were just bad, but it seems difficult.

Whenever I play games I always start on the hardest difficutly. Why you ask? Well because ain't nobody got time for easy mode. So what that means is I started playing on hard. Survivor mode is not unlocked till you have completed hard mode. Now I beat the game and there where parts, which were pretty nuts and I died quite a few times. The sewers, the restaurant, the subway,  and the hospital come to mind as the most difficult spots in the game. That was on hard mode. By comparison I just started survivor mode and everything is at the difficulty of the sewers was on hard mode. The sewers was on a new level of insanity but not impossible to the point it was impossible. Basically if you make a mistake you are dead simple as that. Now I am only speaking of playing on the 2 hardest difficulties but the game isn't easy at all.

What do you feel is the best way to learn to play SC2 better?

The best way to learn to play better is to understand how all 3 races play. You do this by playing random. This way you have the understanding of what someone is capable of doing. If they have early gas if they built such and such a building you would understand why they would be getting those things. This also let's you understand counters much better because you have to deal with them. Also take your time and work on one build for each race until you master the timings. Not a cheese build but one you can build off of and modify easily once you get used to it. Works best if these are timing attacks. Then once you are confident with the build try another till you have 3-5 go to builds for each race you can do. Even if you play one race horribly worse then the others that is fine at least you are learning the mechanics of the race and you now know what is hard to play against and hard to hold off when you play vs that race.

So you going to take back all the Xbox hate because of the changes?

There you have it questions answered for the week. I know shouldn't have gone there with the Game of Thrones with it going to be forever till the next season, but I couldn't resist. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Did I miss something?

  2. just play sc2 and you will get better