Luna

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This article refers to the map Luna. For the For the Protoss player Luna, see Luna_(Player)

[e][h]Luna
Creator:
채정용 (Drunken Bird), i_terran
Tileset:
Twilight
Size:
128x128
Spawn Positions:
4 at 11,2,5,8
Competition Span:
Jan 2004 – Apr 2006


Description[edit]

A very standard four player map, Luna is known for its uninspired gameplay. The map has the infamous title of being the map that destroyed micro oriented gameplay. In particular the TvP match-up where Terran commonly turtled up to 200/200 before attacking became the standard strategy on this map. Although it may display lackluster gameplay, the map is one of the most used in progaming matches of all time.

However despite its boring layout, due to its sheer length in pro-gaming, it has produced many memorable games that worked around a player's mechanics and creativity instead of the map itself. Luna is also known for being one of the first truly popular maps that used rotational instead of bilateral symmetry.

Notable Features[edit]

  • Non-buildable center- The whole center area cannot be built on.
  • Positional imbalances- The 11 o'clock main has inferior resource placement compared to the other mains. A building is required to correct pathing on the leftmost mineral patches.

Notable Games[edit]

Notable Game
Luna South Korea  GoRush League: 2004-2005 YATGK MSL
South Korea  NaDa
Date: 2005-02-06
Patch: VOD


Notable Game
Luna South Korea  Boxer 2004 KT-KTF Premier League (2nd)
South Korea  NaDa
Date: 2004-10-31
Patch: VOD


Replays[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. Zerg Zerg vs. Protoss Protoss vs. Terran Mirrors
Map # Σ Terran Zerg Terran % Σ Zerg Protoss Zerg % Σ Protoss Terran Protoss % Terran Zerg Protoss
LunaLuna    385 133 68 65 51% 67 42 25 63% 74 43 31 58% 45 34 28