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Sheliek
08-17-2015, 12:35 AM
Figured you guys might get a kick out of these. First 15 seconds of Vanilla's tells you everything you need to know, really.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5SHFy6NBIo

Can't embed two videos for arbitrary reasons, so here's a direct link to Brood War's speedrun. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__qstrvzBKA)

Commentary from the record-holders of each mission for Vanilla. (http://speeddemosarchive.com/Starcraft.html)

And for Brood War. (http://speeddemosarchive.com/StarcraftBroodWar.html)

I should point out that skipping T3 in Vanilla might be prudent given this is almost 6 hours of video. Nothing exciting happens, other than cutting four seconds from the countdown through trigger abuse.

I'm kinda disappointed no one's sped-run the two cut Terran missions, or even the cut Protoss tutorial. Zerg tutorial's unwinnable, though. Enslavers, though? I can see why no one's attempted those.

I especially like Norad II's exotic means of completion. Not to mention every zerg mission that lets you build drones being... incredibly easy with cheese strategies. I'm sure all the oldest of the old players here know what I'm talking about.

KaiserStratosTygo
08-23-2015, 01:53 AM
"I should point out that skipping T3 in Vanilla might be prudent given this is almost 6 hours of video. Nothing exciting happens, other than cutting four seconds from the countdown through trigger abuse."

It's a shame blizzard disabled the optional (destroy the Hatchery) condition in the PC version of the game, you can destroy the Hatchery on the N64 and win the level, makes the level a lot more fun.

Sheliek
08-23-2015, 02:51 AM
"I should point out that skipping T3 in Vanilla might be prudent given this is almost 6 hours of video. Nothing exciting happens, other than cutting four seconds from the countdown through trigger abuse."

It's a shame blizzard disabled the optional (destroy the Hatchery) condition in the PC version of the game, you can destroy the Hatchery on the N64 and win the level, makes the level a lot more fun.

Someone should tell the Mass Recall guys that, because that'd be a definite quality-of-life improvement for the remake. I mean, some people wouldn't like it, but they added weaker medics to Vanilla, and that's toggleable, so problem preempted and solved? lol

I didn't know that, though. That's really cool.

TheEconomist
08-23-2015, 02:55 PM
I remember before YouTube, I was feeling pretty confident that after 8927349723948729847293 playthroughs of the campaign, and getting my timings and strategy down perfectly, that I would be able to compare to the world records.

Then I actually watched speed runs ....

KaiserStratosTygo
08-24-2015, 03:40 PM
I remember before YouTube, I was feeling pretty confident that after 8927349723948729847293 playthroughs of the campaign, and getting my timings and strategy down perfectly, that I would be able to compare to the world records.

Then I actually watched speed runs ....

Gotta use them glitches, mang