CALTROPS writes: "I will admit to having joined the StarCraft party a little late. In fact, I wasn't much of an RTS fan at all until I succumbed to groupthink back in 2002 and bought WarCraft III just because everyone else was doing it. I had tried several RTS games previous to this, but the pattern was consistent... I'd fiddle with it for a while, get bored, and never go back. WC3, though, was a game changer. It looked great. It had great humor, a rich, vibrant setting, and an actual, honest-to-goodness storyline that anyone could possibly care about. Other RTSes seemed a chore, but this was a pleasure, and became the first such game that I ever actually completed."