Admit it, you first learned about micro and macro whilst playing Starcraft

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Alright, so I've gone through the battlefield bullshitting my roots for interest in finance to imply my dedicated qualities but in all truth Starcraft first got me. I'd consider myself a practical and sociable person but my geek comes out when I'm playing the game. I recall my first exposure to management under pressure and a balanced method of business; weighing value vs intangible utility of a unit. Anyways I sound like a fucktard now but somehow it transformed into a path in investment banking. THERE, I said it... whatever... fuck you too.

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Oct 29, 2011

so you decided to create a brand new account just for this?

Oct 29, 2011

My macro was spot on, but I never got my apm above 120, so my micro was lagging.

Oct 29, 2011

yeah one thing i dont like about sc is the fact that its not nec about the strategy but more about the micro and kiting :P which is gayish but whatever part of the game. i am high plat in sc2

Oct 29, 2011

warcraft 3

Oct 29, 2011

i was diamond before i quit

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Oct 30, 2011

Age of Empire.

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Oct 30, 2011

Couchy knows wassup. Dota is where it's at.

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Oct 30, 2011

Dota 3, swtor :/ i can't decide!

Oct 30, 2011

dota all day boys

get at me

Oct 29, 2011

dota 2 will be sex. business school better be easy so i can DOTA and d3 nonstop

Oct 31, 2011

Starcraft was the first online RTS game that I played seriously. At age 12 or 13, I was ranked the 9th best player in the world on Blizzard's ladder system. I was invited to California to compete live, but I was too young to really understand what I had won so I just accepted my free t-shirt and let the opportunity pass. However, I do attribute a lot of my multi-tasking capabilities and high-level competitive strategic thinking to Starcraft and later Everquest. Video games don't get as much credit for positively developing our youth as they deserve.

Oct 30, 2011
CompBanker:

Starcraft was the first online RTS game that I played seriously. At age 12 or 13, I was ranked the 9th best player in the world on Blizzard's ladder system. I was invited to California to compete live, but I was too young to really understand what I had won so I just accepted my free t-shirt and let the opportunity pass. However, I do attribute a lot of my multi-tasking capabilities and high-level competitive strategic thinking to Starcraft and later Everquest. Video games don't get as much credit for positively developing our youth as they deserve.

Depends on the game...

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Apr 3, 2012
CompBanker:

Starcraft was the first online RTS game that I played seriously. At age 12 or 13, I was ranked the 9th best player in the world on Blizzard's ladder system. I was invited to California to compete live, but I was too young to really understand what I had won so I just accepted my free t-shirt and let the opportunity pass. However, I do attribute a lot of my multi-tasking capabilities and high-level competitive strategic thinking to Starcraft and later Everquest. Video games don't get as much credit for positively developing our youth as they deserve.

well said.

Oct 29, 2011

qft^^^

Nov 2, 2011

World of Warcraft = working long hours, teamwork? XD

Oct 29, 2011

there was a guy at yahoo who got a high up managerial position since he had extensive WOW planning.

maybe not so much now but when u had to schedule the massive raids (20 or 40 i forgot) and make sure certain people got loot from DKP it was a mess lol

Nov 2, 2011
shorttheworld:

there was a guy at yahoo who got a high up managerial position since he had extensive WOW planning.

maybe not so much now but when u had to schedule the massive raids (20 or 40 i forgot) and make sure certain people got loot from DKP it was a mess lol

i would totally hire a hardcore wow player -- particularly one that was a GM, had highly-ranked raid performance/arena or RBG rating, wrote his/her own addons, etc -- provided they show up to work on time and do their job, of course.

Oct 29, 2011

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Nov 6, 2011
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