It’s been a while since I’ve played any real-time strategy (RTS) games. They once were the only games I ever played. From Warcraft through Warcraft 2, Starcraft, Warcraft 3 and even the first installment of Starcraft 2. There’s plenty of others mixed in there as well such as Command and Conquer, Warzone 2100 along with Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and Dune 2.
Being a full time computer geek is extremely handy while also being a gamer. One of the nifty things with many modern games is the ability to setup a dedicated server so anyone (or just friends) can play, regardless of who’s online. I don’t only use this for multiplayer though. If a game has the ability to be hosted on a dedicated server, I do it, even if I’m playing alone.
Why? Pretty simple really. Most games have 2 basic things: