This isn't the only strategy I've tried, I've tried so many, but I've ALWAYS lost to carriers. I'm honestly not sure if in all my years (since the game came out) I've ever won against carriers, and it's really starting to get under my skin. I've tried coruptors, base racing, infestors, etc. I made a lot of mistakes:
-My spending was not on point, especially early on.
-I upgraded to hive but didn't make 3rd tier units.
-After the initial attack on his 4th, I could have droned up more rather than attacking with so many units.
-Creep spread could be better. Queens could be used more in engagements if I get so many.
-I didn't dodge storms well enough and didn't have enough to support my hydras. Better usage of banelings would have helped me deal with HTs.
The thing is, I still don't see how to win even doing these things better. As in, if I had done a better job with most of these things I think the result would have been unchanged. I know I make a lot of mistakes, but I still play at my level (diamond 2 or 3 depending) and have a chance against other strats. I feel like my approach must be wrong.
I understand in theory how to fight against it using massive spore crawlers, vipers, infestors, hydras, corruptors, maybe ultras, etc. when I see the pros use it, but I don't think I'm realistically anywhere able to being able to pull off the required amount of sophistication and unit control that that requires, and I shouldn't have to be able to multitask that much better than the P to win. Can someone help me out?
Also, if I was close to victory at some point, please tell me exactly where.
Thank you to anyone who can give me support.