INTRODUCING, WITH CAPSLOCK TURNED ON, [DOx]Xzar!!! A good friend from when I was with DarkOnyx, today I've decided to use a replay of his for my daily because the games I played today were boring! By the way, Xzar plays protoss! How fabulous. He also can play Terran and Zerg pretty well, which is pretty damn impressive to me since I can barely make workers when I'm off racing.
So to spice up today's game, I also decided to change my replay spectating interface. Got this through some old link in the TL forums or something, and I must say that I need to start using this more. PREPARE YOUR ANUSES!!!
AW SHIT INTERFACEACEACE!!!
Ok so now that I'm a little bit more turned on than usual while writing, I'll start getting into this daily!
replay : http://drop.sc/339513
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The game is a PvZ, on the map Akilon Wastes. Xzar has this very original strat that he opens with in PvZ called the forge fast expand. He's very hipster because no one else ever uses this build to open up. Starting up the game, Xzar decides to use a pylon block on the Zerg's natural. I personally don't like this very much, but some people do it. So he does.
Mmm, hawt pylon.
Seeing a lack of overlord-spotting over the 3rd, Xzar also looks into getting in some healthy cannon rushing. Sadly a drone and a couple of lings spot it in time to force a cancel on 1 cannon while weakening the other... and sadly, the cannon rush is shut down ezpz.
But I thought I get could to GM with cannon rushes...
Then both players start going into macro move This part is always so easy to analyze because NOTHING HAPPENS AT ALL. While Xzar's cannon rush didn't do any physical damage, he did damage indirectly by forcing out zerglings instead of drones. As a result, by the time his MSC comes out, Xzar has a lead in worker count.
I don't know what Xzar would want to name his MSC... let's call her "Julie".
The zerg's tech is pretty slow going, and by 8:30 the most tech he has is the starts of a roachwarren.
The creep blends in with zerg buildings so well... it looks pretty until you remember that zergs are ugly.
All the resources that ought to be going to drones at this point are being wasted on more lings to try to attack Xzar's base, but all of the aggression is whipped away easily.
Ragdolls, ragdolls everywhere.
Now looking back into Xzar's base... Ooooh, what's this!?
DTs and a warp prism!? I'm smelling some dt drop pizza coming in. Xzar, you sick little bastard.
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The first use of the DTs come in the form of a DT walk-in. Splitting his DTs up to attack multiple locations at once, Xzar also luckily catches his enemy overseerless in his main base.
Overlord, did you see that!? I think I just saw some ghosts... or something even worse!
Multipronged attacked can deal some good damage! Not nearly as much as it potentially could have been, but the 3 dts get some pretty good damage in none the less.
I'd hate to be facing dts splitting like this... I'd react so badly.
Xzar now goes and kills off those pesky rocks, looking to throw down a rather late 3rd.
Those zealots are an accurate representation of how group projects in school go... 1 work, 3 watch.
At the same time, Xzar works up a warp prism drop! Aw yiss, how fabulous! Sadly, the drop didn't go very well. Still, it's forcing units, indirectly denying the zerg from making those precious drones.
Xzar continues his attempted at DT dropping... but it doesn't go as well as planned.
Aaaaand nothing is accomplished.
While Xzar's drops seem to be being denied fairly easily, the biggest reason for that is because the zerg committed to making so many roaches. The lack of tech was actually slightly disgusting, at 14 minutes the only buildings zerg had were a pool, roachwarren, hatcheries, and 1 lair. The only tech he had was burrow. Finally we also get some movement from the zerg.
Burrow like a bitch!
Force fields are amazing utility against zergs, my people! Keep them out or in, and once a colossus is out you can kite them to hell. That's why the zerg is in desperate need of tech... I must admit that this didn't look like a diamond level game to me.
Go roaches, attack round 2... OHSHIT LASERS!
While DT dropping yet again, Xzar now goes in for a frontal assult.
But what's this!? The colossi are at the back! And so are the enemy units!? Oh no!!!! A COLOSSUS IS PICKED OFF!!! BUT Xzar with the nice force fields!!!
Aw shit OPFields!
In the end Xzar's +3 attack prevails over the completely unupgraded roaches. Seriously what's up with this guy and his tech!? Just as a bonus, Xzar also recalls this army back in a tizzy.
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The zergy enemy of Xzar continues to be pretty afraid of an upfront confrontation... which is a good idea, since his army is far inferior in upgrades and composition. He also FINALLY BUILDS AN INFESTATION PIT!!! I'm so proud.
Oooor a drop will catch it AFAP.
The perfectly timed zealot drop at the infestation pit was followed up by harassment by DTs at the zerg's other 2 bases.
Damnit Xzar there's too much going on for me to follow.
As DTs continue to tear apart the drone lines, the roaches go in for an attempt to kill off Xzar's bitch @$$.
We come with a vengence!
Xzar's superior army crushed those bugs like nothing.
ForceFields are super effective! (OP)
So the fight was cleaned up easy peasy. I must say, maybe there's a reason why people don't just mass roaches all game long. Also, I decided to check up on one of those DT from during the zerg's attack.
Yeye Executor DT!!!
Xzar goes for another little poke, after which he recalled again. And Xzar continues his drops.
Aw yiss even Mohr drops.
Xzar's so far ahead that he probably could have won a while ago, but now he finally goes for the final move out, roasting the straggling remains of the zerg army.
Just to add as a little gift to Xzar, he even got a very rare GG message from the enemy. "Too much skill for me". Don't you just wish all the enemies you roflstomped would say that to you!? I sure wish that happened to me. Then again whenever I say that I'm always being sarcastic to the enemy BMing me.
Whew, that was a rather long write up! I must say that I actually had enough interesting things going on to be able to write about so it was nice. In fact, I had so many pictures that I passed my upload limit xD Most of my games are pretty boring to watch in my opinoin anyways, other than those ones where I win with mass carrier
Anyways, thanks to Xzar for the replay submission, and I hope you guys enjoyed the read! GL HF in your laddering endeavors, and have a great day!
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