Earlier this week, Blizzard launched patch 1.18 for StarCraft. It counts as the primary patch for the sport in over eight years, and with its launch noticed StarCraft become a free game. Now a South Korean politician is making an attempt to take full benefit by releasing his very personal StarCraft maps free of charge.
The politician in query is Moon Jae-in who, in line with Kotaku, is the front-runner within the race to grow to be the following president of South Korea. One other key truth on this story is simply how common StarCraft is there. South Korea is residence to skilled StarCraft gamers, and enjoys a really wholesome obsession with the sport that draws sponsorship and commonly contains televised matches.
The 64-year-old Moon Jae-in determined to launch two customized maps for StarCraft by way of his official blog. He additionally launched the video you see above exhibiting a time lapse of one in every of his maps being performed.
A presidential candidate managing to even load and play StarCraft could be spectacular sufficient, however making maps? That is positive to garner a number of optimistic consideration and press. Sadly, Jae-in’s achievement is not as nice because it first appears.
The maps he launched are literally an current map he modified so as to add piles of minerals to. The minerals in a single map are laid out to learn “1 Moon Jae-in.” The opposite merely spells out “1” within the higher proper nook.
If he had the data to do that, he actually ought to have gone a step additional and produced one thing a bit extra distinctive. Because it stands, this now appears extra like a rapidly put collectively PR marketing campaign. The very fact we’re speaking about it means it labored, although, proper?