the best game of all time until six months ago or so was starcraft. it was finally replaced by warcraft 3 with the help of many, many patches. the only thing that warcraft 3 needs some improvement in is the ladder. the level for players is either completely meaningless or the matchmaking system in completely worthless. for example, 90% of the games i play the teams are something like this: levels 19, 5, 4, vs levels 30, 27, 21. i'm the 19 and i either have total newbs playing with me and we get owned, or the level 4 and 5 dudes are actually really high level on another account and we slaughter. mostly they're newbs.