Everyone goes nuts over these TLO matches but I didn't think they were that great. "ZOMG HE USED BCS" seems to be a common rallying cry, but really it isn't anything special- he suicides Hellions, sits on Tanks, and drags the game out, then goes BCs because they are extremely hard for Toss to deal with. He didn't make sensor towers on Steppes, which would have told him basically everything. I'll give him some credit, though, tricking the Protoss land army into his tank's range in game 2 was a sweet play. He also had some great harass in game 3, but even with his MASSIVE food advantage he was going to pretty much sit until BCs again (he caught HuK moving out just as the first BCs were being built).
HuK messed up by building so many Archons... Really, I guess it is a mistake to build so many HTs vs a Terran who isn't bioballing. Huge quantities of blink Stalker backed by Immortals and Chargelots may have done better. But really, who knows- there is no good unit composition against Marauders + Tanks (between the two of them they counter everything but air), and you can never really be sure how Terran is going to play.
Terran is really dominant so far, and I see no reason for that to change. Game 3 of TLO vs HuK was a disgusting example of just how many obnoxious harassment units Terran players have at their disposal, let alone the extremely strong ground bioball and mech compositions. I mean, just THINK about Banshees... They're basically flying DTs that aren't on a dead-end tech structure.
I am saddened to see that Idra and Tester are matched against each other, since I think they pose the best chance of beating a Terran in the finals.
On July 19 2010 19:58 Salvarias wrote: Honestly I would say this tournament is gonna be a final with terran vs terran, these two first matches have been terran winning without contest, only lose was a 4 gate push, which is the most powerfull protoss can do...
Oh and on a sidenote do you wanna freaking stop calling TLO a random player ? he picked terran for god sake... even if he don't wanna admit it, all tournaments that means anything his terran.
I think TLO will be playing zerg on maps like DO, SS and metropolopolis.
Regarding Dimaga. I think his build is based on the terran player to: 1) Get hellions early instead of tanks and mauraders, and 2) Not being quick enough to take scvs to repair the SD.
If the terran player fail on either 1 and 2 or both, Dimaga will have a very good chance of winning. And it is pretty likely that he would have won if he did this build against some1 like me. Because I would have seen the early gas taken, but no lair research, and assumed a baneling bust, and got 5-6 hellions + a super strong wall. And no immediately tech lab on my factory.
So IMO Dimagas build will work against most diamond terran ladder players, but against very skilled terran players, this is just another of the cheesy allin builds that can easily get countered.
Turn down the gain on your microphone slightly when doing your dailies and quite a bit when doing your casts (your voice is a bit louder). Right now, you're blowing the mic the hell out and clipping. It's extremely annoying to listen to.
Pretty much every caster has this issue, though. Get your gain-settings right, people!
On July 19 2010 19:58 Salvarias wrote: Honestly I would say this tournament is gonna be a final with terran vs terran.
I'm not so sure. I think Terran is the strongest race right now, but Idra and Tester are both ridiculous non-Terran players...sadly they face each other in the first round, so only one can advance. I'm also shocked that Sen wasn't included in this torney as he's easily a top five player right now.
Also worth adding...it feels like White-Ra has been one of the most dominant torney players this Beta, so couting him out is nuts as well.
hemoptysis United States. July 20 2010 06:42. Posts 13
Anyone having trouble loading videos from blip.tv? they'll either hang trying to load the ad or they'll play the ad and then it'll just say "buffering..." indefinitely. Only way I can watch them consistently is to download the entire video.
dyren United States. July 20 2010 06:43. Posts 260
IntoTheRainbow just steamrolled Dimaga. And TLO was a great showcase of worker harass. Day, you could do a daily about worker harass and only use TLO as a text book example of worker harass perfection.
Tech231 United States. July 20 2010 09:11. Posts 90
On July 20 2010 06:42 hemoptysis wrote: Anyone having trouble loading videos from blip.tv? they'll either hang trying to load the ad or they'll play the ad and then it'll just say "buffering..." indefinitely. Only way I can watch them consistently is to download the entire video.
Very rarely only if I move to somewhere where the wireless connection is weak. Refreshing seems to fix it. Also, I don't seem to get those ads with ABP and no script?
"But looking at player’s responses, I think they are correct in calling it “Terrancraft.”- Coach Park
Barnabas United States. July 20 2010 11:09. Posts 74
Tear stained american saints and dirty guitar dreams across a universe of desert and blue sky , gas station coffee love letters and two dollar pistol kisses from thirty five dollar hotel room stationary .