So I noticed that the past few days have been wins... and although losses may be more informative, I just happened to not actually lose either of the only 2 games that I played today (good for me to keep winning! ). Since both of the games I played today were relatively short games, I decided I'll try to just cram two games into one day's post. This may be a lot more like high lights than usual, but I'm sure you don't like too much boring stuff anyways!
replay1 : http://drop.sc/335321
replay2 : http://drop.sc/335322
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So this is a pretty chill PvP. Starting off in the map Bel'Shire Vestige, which has some pretty shrubbery which even the knights who say "Ni!" would be proud of. No wierd openers at all from either player, with me doing my usual 15 double gas aiming for fast phoenixes. My opponent on the other hand goes for his 2nd gas at 19; as a result getting a much faster cybernetics core.
Nothing suspicious here, sir.
I get a tad afraid of his lack of early gas, and decide to call in my good girl Emily a little bit earlier than usual (before my stargate, in fact). And NOW my enemy shows his true colors; A 1 base colossus build!!! Oh the horror!!!
Wait what? People still go for 1 base colo??
I'd say some interesting commentary up to the only real event in the game, but sadly, this is a PvP. Both of us respected each other's privacy as we built up our armies. I got in a tiny bit of harassment with my phoenixes, as well as confirming exactly what he was doing. Boy do I lose how phoenixes is basically a free map hack in PvP.
Heh heh heh, bullying probes.
And so we build up armies and then engage in glorious battle! So unlike any other PvP. The problem with PvP is that when you do a big battle, it's basically win or lose in the early game due to the lack of defender's advantage (warpgate OP eh?). Only real action was a pick up of 1 colossus as he was walking across the map... poor guy. Halved his colossus count.
Why don't ya fight back, stupid big-head!
As the end-all battle commences, I manage to pick off the only sentry in his army (bad for me if he FFs out my zealots or something!). Meanwhile, I actually FF out half of HIS army, then proceed to focus down his last colossus with my phoenixes. His only potential advantage quickly crumbles, and for bonus points Emily throws down her Photon Overcharge.
Boy PvP is exciting.
My forces clean up his remaining guys, split up and disarrayed. Easy, easy GG. Oh, and fun fact; if you view your opponents vision after they disappear, if you have a phoenix lifting units, they will appear floating.
We must go, our people need us!
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My idea of a short game analysis was still kinda long... oh well, that's what I get for being a bit of a perfectionist. Game 2 is a PvZ on NeoPlanet... Personally I hate the fact that they have gold minerals, just because an opponent that uses them could mess up my game SO bad. Anyways, to the openings. This zerg actually starts out a bit funky, with a fast pool. I feel pretty prepared, however, because I open gateway.
My lone zealot comes out in time, although he get caught way out of position. He falls, but he served his cause perfectly, buying time for gool ol' Emily to pop out again.
Well, this ain't ending well.
Looking back on the game, the fastest and easiest way to have secured my win would have been to chronoboost out warpgate tech and just do a really fast 4gate. His drone count was severely slacking by 5:30 and he didn't even have a roach warren nor a 3rd base down.
But instead I just expand.
His lack of expansions made me seriosly consider an incoming, huge baneling bust, but instead of banelings I get greeted by some roaches. No problem, I just decide to build voidrays out of my stargate instead of phoenixes.
The battle, of course, ends up extremely 1-sided. Voidrays from above, force fields and photon overcharge at the front. I decide that the zerg's just screwed at this point, so I throw down some more gateways and begin heading in for the kill.
Head right into his base, using my skillrays to beat down the lone spine crawler and queen at his natural base while skillfully using forcefields on his ramp. I also made good use of my proxy pylon for some warpins.
Yeah, "Proxy" pylon... and more like douche fields.
Aaaand... that's about it. I just eat out that poor little zerg, Their flesh tastes the best when eviscerated off the face of this earth anyways.
Emily now has a teaching degree. (mentor)
Oh yeah, and he had some hydralisks. GG!
Another games well played! So tomorrow I should have a bunch of games to choose from, I'll make sure to use the one in which I lose the most humiliatingly! ;D Just for you guys! GL, HF with your day, hope to see you again tomorrow (or today, if time zone causes that stuff), and don't trip over your floor while walking around!
Dark Onyx has a blog on TL; can you find it!? Of course you can't, unless you care!
P.S.S. Just some more Corgies on the hill.