You're glorifying RA2 like it is the better game, when infact it just happens to be a matter of preference. RA2 doesn't take more skill play, it takes less. If you don't believe me, ask Tomi; he's said the same thing in the past in a discussion on the forum. RA2 Units build faster, you can easily rebuild what you have lost. In YR you can't rebuild units as fast as you can in ra2, so micro is more important, buildorders are different, there are more maps, and you have to know how to counter Yuri and play all 3 sides fairly well to be considered a completely thorough player.
What gives the impression that RA2 takes more skill is the abundance of skilled players as opposed to YR; the activity level. Not the game itself. YR has always been the harder game to play in terms of gameplay. Thats where you're wrong. Caseybob, under what nicks did you play yr? So I can know if you were actually any good.
The units building faster also means less room for error with your economy(more skill). The units building slower means base defenses are easier to spam relative to tanks which means camping is easier. Camping takes very little micro. The one thing yuris takes more skill in is the controlling of many different units. Because teching happens more you will have to use and counter multiple different types of units and attacks.
So I guess we ultimately agree then; If you think the faster style of play, quick thinking and playing on pure instinct takes more skill, you think ra2 takes more skill. If you think more units, more camping and more tactical thinking takes more skill then you think yr takes more skill. You also make a good point saying all of the good players are on ra2. In the end a good player on ra2 is also going to be a good player on yr; they are basically the same game
And I used dualdials in quickmatch last month for yr. I very rarely play yuris for a whole month because every time I try to I just get too frustrated by all of the camping and laming and bailing and mapping that goes on in YR quickmatch. And yes, I don't really know how to use yuri because I've never really tried that hard to figure him out. Once again, its really annoying to deal with all of the bailing. On RA2, I am just your typical 700-800 point rhino noob
Edited by caseybob, 15 December 2009 - 07:29 PM.