So it was another summer night. I had spent the whole day doing nothing. At all. I ate and slept and watched housewife shows and millionaire matchmaker(i didnt have control of the TV, mind you.)
So, I walked my dog. at 11pm. that was nice. I was still bored. So, i went to go maybe watch some sc2 streams. IPL is on! hurray! I was lulled into a false sense of being entertained for the night. However, IPL's stream times work out so that whenever i start to watch, they are on the last game and probably halfway through. So....what to do.....let's fire up starcraft 2 and play team games!
Let me let you into my mind. I'm a diamond protoss. a DIAMOND protoss. A few months ago, I had choreographed builds for protoss vs every race that i practiced a lot. Then one day i mass laddered and got to diamond, triumphantly. I don't play 1v1 to preserve my shiny badge of honor.
So I'm playing me some team games. I go zerg. I have 6 pool figured out perfectly, down to the double extractor trick. So this round of games I figure I'll 7 pool to see what all the rage is about. Turns out 7 pool is the shit. enough time to make a drone and overlord before endless waves of lings? yes please kerrigan<3. So I win about 7 games, lose one. I keep on getting matched with random people and winning straight up with my 7 pool. So I started musing
What If i randomed 1v1? I have basic mechanics for every race. I could be a gold and figure out the game without build orders! Genius!
So I begin my trek for 1v1 random glory! First Match: Zerg vs Protoss. I use my 7 pool magical powers and win! Next Match: Protoss vs Zerg! I cringe
Protoss vs Zerg is a matchup I have no understanding of, probably because of the lack of scouting i always have. Well, they completely F***ed up protoss with the patch, so I decided to just wing a 3 gate expand. The match was on some map with a terrible wall off point, so i walled with a pylon and a gateway, and expanded at about 33 supply and added a forge. I was getting denied scouting of his third, so i decided to do a 5 gate+1 attack timing attack and deny that expobitch. As I rolled out, to my dismay, appeared the Roach ling push of death! I ff'd to my skill level and broke eve, with my gates kicking in at the end. So then i went through a period of just probing up and getting collosus and blink and more upgrades, when i saw it was 14 minutes and remembered how everyone tells me 14 mins is late for 3rd! I must get 3rd! SO i take my third and it is immediately blocked by roaches. So i go to kill him and he pulls out 10 infestors and tons of roaches! he should of fucked me up completely with fungals and neurals but i blinked and killed them all. i proceeded to take my 3rd and just army push my way to victory. IT FELT GREAT. Andrenaline was pumping through my veins. I remembered how much I love starcraft 2 and the micro intensive protoss.
Cleverly disguised whine about zerg being easymode and protoss needing much more "skill".
I myself feel on top of the world when i win a lot, but losing can really get me angry and make me lose confidense in myself.
I suppose it's a matter of how much you care, i mean, i've tried to play it cool and say "It's just a loss, it means nothing" but it's impossible, i really want to be good at starcraft, i want to win, i feel much worse after a 5-game losing streak than i get after failing an exam, i really care about this.
Keep winning like that, but remember, the more you win, the tougher opponents you face, and eventually you will lose as much as you win, unless you ascend to top grandmaster player.