LOL I never thought I would actually laugh through a game
Anyway, I think P probably decided that goon range would be helpful (because a dragoon with range is about 10 times as good as a dragoon without range).
tell the guy that interplanatar interaction is pivotal to terrans variety of optionitudals in the pre-midgame preperatories as well as the protosstinal deterriggation of elite zergling strikes - Stimey n Formerly FrozenArbiter
iNcontroL USA. December 06 2005 02:27. Posts 28420
of course there was a bunch of mistakes these guys arent great, but the ending and the way the game developed is why i love bw so much. Was really cool, there was one part where the zerg started to mine than moved the drone with what had to have been like .000001 of a second before he mined, i found myself saying "ooooh" out loud in a room bymyself. So i turned the cpu off and went outside hehe.
Still, nice game!
PS: Ekii catch a clue >_<
iNsaNe- Finland. December 06 2005 07:12. Posts 5043
but then again - what was once called "pimpest play" has gotten a kinda stretched definition. As soon as you see some super weird game that involves equally weird moves and finishes with some cool ending, you almost automatically call it a pimpest play, even if it doesn't fit the original and proper definition.
I think Twisted is mistaken in defining the PP. There are many examples in the feature of games which do not include a great move which won someone the game. Like firebat or marine micro ones. Or the good, long PvZ dweb game. Or Boxer's Blind Spot. Or "Divine Wind". Or Grrr..'s Maelstrom game. And I'm sure that list goes on.
The point is I'm not sure the people who demand that PP nominations require a new move unseen as yet and which won the game have actually seen the PP feature. It has a showcase of unusual strats, well placed tactics, and good GAMES overall. Starcraft is not changing in what its units can do at a rate that allows 10 new uses of units for PP and every single PP year has games which do not fit Twisted's definition.
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CuddlyCuteKitten Sweden. December 06 2005 17:41. Posts 1197
I think what twisted is trying to get at is that anyone who found themselves in that position would have done the same thing. Mining minerals to build units to kill your opponent isn't really an innovative new strat in starcraft, nor is it one that requires great skill to execute well. It's still a great rep but that's because it is a mindblowingly close one. It's not everyday you see a 1 hp drone being the key to either victory or defeat and that's amazing in itself, but it doesn't make it a pimp play.
Grrr...'s maelstrom game was pimp because it was an innovative tactic at that level of play and it took considerable skill to execute. A pimp play doesn't have to be centered around new strategies or unique moves, it can be old existing strategies that are used in situations where it should really be impossible to succed, but they win anyway with skill and because they have the balls to do it. (The hallu/arbiter game would be a good example, who the fuck pulls that shit off in a proleauge anyway?) Or it could just be absolutly incredible micro used to win a figth which should be impossible. (Firebat rep)