Credit to HawaiianPig for the sickly cool banner
So i've been streaming a fair bit of broodwar recently. So i figured it was time to do another battle report!
not much to talk about here soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, here goes!
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The game opens up as a PvT on Fighting spirit!
I spawn in the 5 oclock position as the purple protoss, and my opponent spawns in the 1 oclock as the teal terran
Just to give some backstory, i was tilting pretty hard on stream when i started playing this game, so while i was whining about random stuff, i forgot my first pylon until 9 supply. Whats the correct response to such a mistake?
RAGE 12 NEX
Meanwhile my opponent, Battlepig, (C+ ranked terran, was B ranked 2 seasons ago) opens up with a 1 rax CC, a build I dont face often (most C-/C ranked terrans FD or 2 fac).
Battlepig scouts me first, so he attempts a half hearted bunker rush to force me to pull my probes to defend, as i'd skipped an initial zealot in favour of a faster second gateway and goon. He loses a couple of scv's an marines, but forces my probes to be off mining for a significant period of time, meaning that he wasn't set behind by the attempt.
Hillariously, i follow up by getting supply blocked on 26/26 supply, then lose a goon attempting to harass his bunker
Knowing my opponent had 1 rax CC'd, i took a risk and dropped a third nexus. The idea being that once my observer scouted his base, if i saw a 5-6 fac timing push, i would cut probes and drop a bunch of gates, however if i saw a quick third nexus I could tech aggressively to arbiters off not many units knowing that he wouldn't be too agressive in the mid game
Meanwhile he opts for a 2 fac 1 port build designed to be safe from goon agression while being able to counter harass my probe lines with vulture drops. Lucky for me my observer scouts this before the port is complete!
The drop gets scouted by one of my observers out of the corner of my eye, and I manage to position goons to defect the vultures before they can lay mines or kill many probes. However in the confusion i maynarded all the probes from my natural to my main, then maynarded the main probes back to my natural, kind of like a probe switcheroo
Seeing only 2 factories for such a long time, i assume that he is taking a third base and tech up to arbiters while increasing my gateway count. Note that i've been working recently on improving my gateway positioning and they're all nicely lined up in this game ^_^
Meanwhile my opponent does a push down through the middle area, in an attempt to protect his third base and pressure my third. This comes out well before my arbiter is close to finishing so i decide to try and clean it up with my goons...but...
I macro out some more units and finally clean the push up and decide to go and counter attack his third with my arbiter that is now out, but it turns out he'd been macroing too, and my counter attack does very little damage
Meanwhile, my opponent had snuck out of a fourth base which finished before my fourth had finished, and at this point we were even on bases and i was slightly behind on supply, not looking good
My observer scouts his fourth, and i decide to go and pressure it, because most of his defences were centred around his third base and natural expansion. I spot his army coming to cut me off, and i know that if i push into the top left main where his fourth base is, my army would never be able to get out, so i turn around and run into a mass of tanks coming to cut me off. Much death and destruction was had, but my goons managed to clean up the majority of his tanks!
Battlepig then decides its time to do another push, hoping that I wouldn't have enough reinforcements to take out another army. His push comes through the middle, but i get off some good stasis's and even though i dont kill all the tanks, i manage to stall his push for long enough to macro out some more army.
Finally its time to go pay his fourth base a visit, though at this time he'd taken the 9 oclock base but i was woefully unaware of. I attack up the ramp to his fourth, and he greets me with some SCV as presents!
He was mined out in his main and natural, so this was the majority of his scv's
He manages to clean up my army, but my macro is in full swing off 13 gateways(approx) by this point, and my arbiter count is ever increasing!
He attempts a final push at my fourth base, but i clean it up easily and then go and take out his fourth. At this point Battlepig is barely mining
He attempts one final push through the middle...but i have arbiitterrrsss!
Hope you guys enjoy the battle report!
Edit: Forgot the replay. here it is
And i cut out the game from my stream recording. Unfortunately the vod was split DURING this game, so its in 2 parts. here they are if you're interested to see me tilt in realtime XD