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Election time – which sc2 unit would you vote for?

Tuesday the 6th of November is the date of the next US presidential election. All the back and forth on who is most fit to lead the country got me thinking… Which Starcraft 2 unit would be most fit to rule a country, and which unit will be most likely to be voted in?

Let’s have a look at the candidates…

Candidates – Protoss:

Protoss in general are highly intelligent and patriotic making them seem like a race that can produce strong candidates. Protoss ability to use warp ins also make it easier for the candidates to tour around the country, in what I choose to believe to be an environmental-friendly way.

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High Templar
– I think we could make a successful merger.

Highly educated and with no attack High Templar would generally be regarded as peaceful – until a youtube video of a psi-storm is leaked…
Coming from the highly esteemed Templar archive university people see them as clever and economically sound. They are however not likely to appeal to the working class, with their clear elitist profile.

Sentry
– Tschhssuii woosh woosh rrrrg

The Sentry would be a darkhorse candidate. In general it is extremely versatile but in straight up debates or interviews it will never beat the templar. It looks a bit weird and communication isn’t its strongest side either.

However the ability to force field and use hallucination could give it an upper hand. Using hallucination to make it seem like it has more supporters than it actually has could be good for rallies. Delaying opponents for debates using force fields could also come in handy. Of course if these dirty tricks were discovered it would be game over.

Candidates – The Swarm:

The swarm candidates’ biggest problem in their run for presidency would be televised debates. None of them are exactly good looking and when they speak it tends to sound a bit guttural and disturbing. Televised debates would be a concern. Publicity stunts like taking part in eating contests, rodeos or the like should however secure some votes.

Overlord
– Brarrg haauuh!

The most obvious candidate would be the overlord, due to its general leadership ability to control and coordinate other units. It also has a good strong name, a name fit for a leader.

Being huge flying gas filled creatures, with very little capability of speaking, will make public speeches and voter meetings hard. This could be mitigated by researching ventral sacs, which would allow for the overlord to carry a good speaker, that could address the public for him.

This is however a do or die move, as the voters would be sure to flee from the candidate if news broke that the candidate didn’t do any of the talking, but in fact all talking was done by a talented actor living inside the candidate…

Still I think the overlord would be one of the Zerg party’s more valid candidates. It’s not like all US presidents have been good looking or good public speakers anyway…

The Drone
– Bwlaurg bragga-ragk

Drones are blue collar workers, used to mine minerals and gas in harsh conditions. This will appeal to a large part of the demographic especially in economically trying times.

The drone also show ability to adapt, if needed they can morph into a spine crawler or spore crawler to help defend. Again public appearances is the greatest knock on the zerg candidate. The communication will be hard and a good campaign is needed to bring forth the message.

Candidates – Terran:

The terran candidates have a lot of appeal to the general public. However they do not have as strong an elitist profile as the Protoss, nor do they have the powerful and a bit scary profile of the Zerg.

Thor
What is best? To crush the Zerg, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the Protoss.

The Thor has a good strong presence when out in public. It also shows a lot of bravado and doesn’t seem frightened by anyone. Intellectuals would frown upon the notion that Thor doesn’t seem too bright, and probably isn’t the unit to turn around the economy.

The accent could either work in its favor or as a disadvantage depending on how the media decides to spin it. California once voted in the closest to the Thor on earth, proving the Thor is a viable candidate.

Battle Cruiser
– It’s a trap!

The Battlecruiser is an old war veteran having seen plenty of fights, appealing to the large veteran group of voters. His experience and leading role in the army is his greatest merits. The beard and his general presence could appeal to some.

His biggest problem is the rumors of him having a drinking problem, as well as accusations of him sometimes being a bit too “friendly” to some of his staff members. As long as that goes unnoticed he should be a strong candidate.

A few more thoughts…. worst candidates:
– Marine, extensive history of repeated drug use
– Dark Templar, invisibility makes it hard to believe what you are voting for
– Banelings, the risk of suicide, and who wants to through another election so soon…. really they are quite tiresome

Now there is only one question left: Which unit would you vote for?

This marine at least has made up his mind.

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The Heroic Zealot

When you play Protoss remember to thank your zealots and treat them with respect – in return they will give you their very best.

Don’t believe us? Then have a look at this video…

And a tribute to the Heroic Zealot Danny http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOdMg4iLnqo


If sc2 were WWII…

What race would represent the Americans and British forces? What race would represent the Russians? What race would represent the Axis? Questions that you, just as we, have probably thought about. But trouble your minds no more as we bring you the answers and the reasons behind them, so that at some barcraft you might be able to pose as the guy who knows all the important answers.

Let’s start out with 5 reasons pr race.

We’ll start with the easiest one – the Russians.
The Russian forces during WWII would be represented by “The Swarm”, and here’s why:
1) They fought in overwhelming numbers, just as Zerg do with lings and blings.
2) They fought best when the Axis pushed onto Russian ‘soil’.
3) They had huge reserves and massive production behind the Ural mountains, meaning plenty of expansions and the ability to re-max quickly.
4) They lost by far the most troops during the war, which usually is the case for Zerg.
5) A lot of the Russians most decisive victories were due to their ability to quickly setup flanks attacking from multiple directions.

The next we’ll take is the American and British forces.
These are obviously represented by the Protoss and here’s why:
1) Before D-day they faked a landing in Denmark, obviously using illusions to trick the Axis
2) Scrambling units and defending Great Britain required warp-ins of stalkers to handle the Axis air units, they just held, probably due to regenerating shields
3) Blue is Protoss main colour and is mostly the colour related with the American/British troops
4) As the only major power in the European battle Protoss used carriers… not that they played that big a role in the European war, but hey
5) Warping in units resemble paratroopers dropping behind enemy lines, being in danger as they walk in, we’ve all seen Band of Brothers, right?

And the least honorable role of the Axis goes to the Terran race – here’s why:
1) While having less map and thus less minerals they were able to keep up production until they ran out of resources = minerals – this could only happen because of the heavy use of mules
2) Their (siege)tanks were the core of the army along with other fast armored vehicles (hellions)
3) At the end of the war they deployed V1 and V2 rockets, just like seeker missile tech…
4) They had a fascination of Nordic Mythology – Vikings and Thors
5) The Axis built a lot of bunkers to protect against invaders, they should probably have salvaged them… now we just have a lot bunkers at some otherwise nice beaches