However, i finished one of my last uni assignments yesterday, and got a spur of motivation, so i sat down and laddered. No streaming, just playing to win in optimal conditions. After 13 games i did it! I achieved my first C+ ranking on iccup!
At first i wasn't going to blog this, but i figured that attempting to brag on IRC was getting tacky, so i figured, why not do a battle report. Take heed tho, this isn't like my normal battle reports. The games that i've reported on in the past have been standard ladder games that i thought were entertaining or challenged me.
This one is different. This game was played a few hours after i'd gotten my C+ ranking. I was streaming and playing some games on fish, and well, i dont want to spoil the battle report, but the game was pretty hillarious. To add to my normal battle report format, i'll also include the vod of the game from my stream in a youtube clip so you can watch my reaction in real time (many laughs were had).
Here is a link to my iccup profile that is C+
And here is hard proof in case i lose it by accident D:
Anyways, enough silly writing, here's the battle report!
+ Show Spoiler [the battle report!] +
The game opens up as a PvT on the popular map Fighting Spirit
My opponent, mmh0729, spawns in the bottom right as the orange terran, while i spawn in the bottom left at the white protoss.
Before the game had started, SnowFantasy had informed me in my chat that this player was "garbage", so i opened up the floor to build order suggestions. The first one that wasn't "5 hatch" was 1 base carrier, so i lept straight into it, with an early scout to check for cheese. However, because of my opponents curious barracks placement, i completely miss-scout him, with my probe walking into and out of his base without spotting anything, meaning my early scout was useless The probe ended up going to each base twice D:
Unawares of my shenanigans, i opponent does a fairly traditional factory first build with the intention of an FD push...i assume
Meanwhile my carrier tech is coming along nicely!
Its at this point things start to get a little weird. my opponent kills his own gas :O:O
whats this, where have all his scv's gone??
Oh, they're stacked up killing my nexus. Turns out the having 24 glitch-stacked scv's in an fd push makes it a little bit more scary (note: stacked attacking with workers is a bannable offense on most servers and proleague etc)
However, i get one carrier out! but i cant afford another nexus
some marines sneak past my carrier on the way to his base
And although my carrier is mighty...
This is a base race i cannot win
And here is the vod for people who wanna check it out Hope you enjoy.