There is an achievement and icon for accomplishing this feat. I have been trying it and its quite difficult. Does anyone have tips for doing this? Does anyone know what maps work (does it have to be blizzard? melee only? custom?)
PowerDes United States. March 05 2011 04:12. Posts 497
Play on Lava Flow. You should be terran and the other 7 opponents should be Zerg. As soon as the game starts, lift off and go to the island closest to you. Send one SCV to the other side and build a CC close to the other island as soon as you can. As soon as the CC is done lift it and go to the other island. After that just macro up and rush to BCs and MAX out your army with BCs. It's actually a pretty easy achievement. I did it in two tries and the first try I spawned too far away from the island so I restarted and got a better spawn position.
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Sveet United States. March 05 2011 04:17. Posts 86
As stated already, lava flow is best because of the 2 expands per island. I had the most success double expanding to the other island (so I was on four base) before getting any units and then massing battlecruisers with 3/3.
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DarkPlasmaBall United States. March 05 2011 10:22. Posts 20107
On March 05 2011 04:12 PowerDes wrote: Lava Flow, lift to island, mass BCs, kill last comp.
Exactly this (make sure you upgrade the BCs too). If you make the AIs Zerg and put up like 5 spread out turrets, they pretty much won't bother you and kill off one another. Then just kill off the last one
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ccou United States. March 05 2011 12:42. Posts 680
I got really lucky when I tried this. I just played standard on some random 8 player map. I didn't even realize how quickly insane computers could build up at the time. I remember having maybe just 2 marines when the first "has surrendered, do you accept" message popped up. The computers wiped each other out. I pretty much only had to kill two zergs at the end. No one attacked me ever. The two zergs pretty much just suicided a bunch of times into my pfort/tank lines.
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godulous United States. March 05 2011 18:29. Posts 337
Personally I did this on toxic slums, standard lift off + expand at the other island, get ~10 3/3 thors and slowly clear the map with scv support. You should be able to do it without losing a single thor.
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Rayansaki Portugal. March 05 2011 19:59. Posts 1241
You don't necessarily have to do this with terran, I did with protoss forge first, 2 cannons on ramp into gate cyber robo, dropship, expand to island, mass carriers with mothership. Main did get killed after a while but I had lifted all the probes to the islands by then.
Should be easy with zerg too because the AI doesn't defend buildings in base trade situations so you can snipe everything with mutas
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You can also do this on abyss as toss just go forge first block off you nat with a few cannons take your expo and go mass vrs best to do this against all toss though as mass voids kinda rule vs the ai's who all try going colossus and things and if any go air then doesnt matter as you should have a pure air army to deal with them
dmasterding United States. March 06 2011 03:20. Posts 203
The toss chooses a random strategy and goes with it. In your case you were unfortunate and the toss chose templar. However, choosing zerg as your opponent is a more consistent choice because the zerg AI will most of the time go mass roach and a couple hydras, and the zerg AI never goes mass corruptor.
i found it quite easy to set up loads of cannons at my natural then massed up voidrays, and the above post about zerg opponents is correct, mostly roach and a few hydra, not making them very effective against voids