Today's daily might become a very long one, in which case I might actually be forced to continue it tomorrow (both to actually be able to sleep tonight and just in case I can't upload all the images through Imgur). The game of the day was a PvT, and oh MAN it was intense. A bit of mismicro and mismacro lead to an extremely close fight, and throughout the game I was just fighting for dear life. I got so much adrenaline from this match (ok maybe it was a lot of mismicro).
As for dat PvZ build I'm working on; Don't hate. So far I'm thinking it might just be more logical to go for 3 bases instead, although for what I'm doing 4 might still be possible to reliably hold (depending on what the zerg's doing of course). SO far I've won 1 game against a zerg (He suicided a ton of lings to get my 3rd base down but it was quickly rebuilt) and lost 2 games (1 where I lost to a surprise butt-fuck mutalisks, in which my 4th was perfectly saturated and my econ was amazing, and 1 where I got my 4th up but he just used mass speedling/ultra runbys). Both games that I lost were more because of my general play rather than the build, if anything the build helped me greatly. I swear I'll get to masters and use the shit out of that build.
So anyways; Into the game! Before it's too too late!
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All great adventures start somewhere; this adventure took place on Derelict Watchtower. Both players open fairly standard, me with my 2 fast gas into MSC/stalker/Warpgate, while my enemy uses a reaper expand.
His reaper is picked off easily.
Look mommy, I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm fly-FAAAAAAAAAARUARAHGAUGGHHHHH!!!
Since I've been starting to have an identity crisis for my PvT recently (much like my recent one for PvZ), I decide to go oracle expand like I used to. Oracles felt like they became so useless as soon as I got to the level where people just put widowmines in their mineral line... until I realized that now I'm at a level where people are smart enough not to just waste money and preemptively place mines in their mineral line. Guess who came in for some cake.
Mmmm, oracle soup with some scv sprinkled in. Saucy.
My harass goes AMAZINGLY. Seriously this guy just wasn't ready for it at all. He was being pretty greedy I guess, and I caught him at a good time when my oracle hit (just before his reactor rax kicked in). Heck, my oracle even gets an opening and goes in for second helpings.
I'mma firin' mah lazaaaaaaaaa
At this point in time my worker lead is pretty significant. I start to try my best to macro up like any good, young Protoss player would. The big guns to aim for of course is dat colossus, and since I felt like I was in a pretty good spot I even got a bit greedy and threw down myself a 3rd base.
Behold, the mighty protoss army!
Meanwhile, an army's just about the only thing the terran has going for him... I spot his lack of units just as they move out, but my forces still are actually pretty inferior to his.
Behold, the "scrappy" terrans!
I harass a tiny bit again as his units are out of position, but at my natural ramp the heat is coming in... By the way that oracle got at least 22 kills. RIght before his attack resources lost were 1225 vs 0. That woulda been pretty damn good if I actually build up an army to defend form his.
Nooo, the colossus if focused down! You mean terran players actually MICRO!?
I end up coming out of the fight with still a bit of a lead from economy, but I actually realize that I lack the production to support my 3base income. The terran player brings along some widow mines and makes any more engagements extremely tricky.
Wha... where'd my army go? Did they cloaking field away?
I lose my colossi and my natural base... and am left with only a handful of units to defend. Heck at this point many players may have GG'ed out (and my enemy may have very well been able to kill me if he controlled right). But neigh, I stayed strong! I FOUGHT HARD!!! I REMAINED IN THE GAME!!!
Y tu third!? Y tu!?
So yeah my third base is also sniped, basically for free since the terran healbusses just buss them out. Pretty bummed out at all the mis micro that went down during this early game segment. I could have saved 1 or 2 of the colossi that I lost and I could have done a lot more with force fields too. If I had defended well this would have been a breeze due to my 22 kill oracle.
Sorry for the inconvenience people, but this game's analysis will have to be continued tomorrow. Writing it up might take a while since there's actually a lot going on in the game, and more than anything I just started writing too late today so I'm out of time (Tomorrow's an early day! Dx ).
TO BE CONTINUED!
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