Thanks for the help!
[Q] Overlord Timings
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Thanks for the help!
On January 28 2011 02:47 Overpowered wrote:
Exactly. When I have 2 base up and running, I do 2 overlords simultaneously in early game. You should have many larvae so thats not throwing out minerals too early and it is useful. Defending as Zerg is not easy and getting supplyblocked while defending is the worst thing ever
It's not just the worst thing ever. It's pretty much just GG. :-P
It's pretty obvious you dont' want to get supply blocked. You can plan to lose an overlord that you sacrifice for scouting etc, but it's much harder to account fo the OL lost to enemy harrass.
Others have hit it on the head, double up on overlords at a certain point. I've heard somewhere that mid game it's important to have about 20 supply cussion for zerg. Also as zerg you will/should be mineral heavy, and be needing more gas. So it's easy to make extra overlords.. Imo it's ok to be 60/100 and much better than being 60/59 or whatever the numbers are..
Zerg isn't like other races they don't build as linearly. It's more like drone drone drone oh shit his army is coming, heres 20 roaches. Now.. if you don't have overlords for 20 roaches, or you don't have larvae, you're screwed. You said you're not looking for timings on when to drone vs get army, but keep in mind you need overlords for BOTH! One little trick I do is every time I make a round of units or drones, I throw in an overlord or 2 instead of using all the larvae on units/drones.
Larvae is a zerg resource just like minerals and gas.
Watch your own replays you'll probably find there is a certain point in the game where you forget overlords and things fall apart. It's very apparent in game "need more overlords" but if you watch many replays you'll probably find it's always the same overlord you're forgetting, or that it's always when you get harassed, or when you move out to attack/expand. The point is I'm willing to bet there is a pattern. And if you conciously make an effort to make that overlord instead of forgetting.. :-) GOOD LUCK!