Sorry for the delay with KNF! With the TeamLiquid vs YGOSU showmatch and finals season it has been really hectic! I hope you enjoy this issue
In This Issue!
Which Way Does the Mutalisk Glave Wurm Attack?
Hong Jin Ho in the Air Force
WeMade Coach Won Jong Wook Retires
Liquid`NonY in Korea!
Which Way Does the Mutalisk Glave Wurm Attack?
Translated by LosingID8
This analysis was done by the wonderful people over at YGOSU. If you are interested in more strategy-related translations like this one, let me know!
You can tell if you look at the above images closely, but it is confirmed that the 3 bounces of the glave wurm attack move in an organized manner. This means that contrary to popular belief, the attack does not bounce randomly.
If you put a medic or different building above the pylon, when you attack it has the same effect. Even when you stack the mutalisks, their attack all go in the same direction.
Hypothesis: The glave wurm attack follows a definite pattern about which direction they will attack.
Then what pattern is this?
I tested this A LOT. Using a mutalisk, I would attack various things such a bunch of medics or buildings. I could tell there was some pattern, but it was difficult to see exactly what it was.
Then suddenly I realized what it was!
Rule 1: The glave wurm attack has a tendency to bounce left.
The attack goes to the left
It doesn’t matter if the mutalisk is attacking from the top or bottom, it will still go left. Assuming the units getting hit aren’t moving, the attack will bounce in this direction.
Attacking pylons gives this same effect; it bounces to the bottom left.
Then that means it always goes to the bottom-left right?
What is this? It was going to the left but then suddenly to the right? When there are no remaining targets to the left, it will turn to the right.
So I moved one medic to the left. Sure enough, the mutalisk attack bounced to the left.
In this case, this is the right-most the glave wurm will attack. The first medic being attacked is the left-most one. In this case the attack will move downwards.
Rule2: The glave wurm travels further when you attack from the right side.
To clarify, take a look at these images:
There are medics between the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hits that are not damaged. It doesn’t matter if they are in the line of fire.
It appears that the furthest the glave wurm will travel is around on matrix. This means that if you attack from the right side, you will have the longest range of attack.
Rule 3: If there is nothing to the left, it will move to the right.
If you attack from the left side, then only the closest units will be damaged. This gives the shortest range of attack.
How to apply this in a game!
Based on my findings, it is advantageous for the zerg to attack units such as marines from the left side.
What happens when you attack from the right:
If you attack with 11 stacked mutalisks, this is what happens. Marine #9 and #5 will die, and #1 will be damaged but not killed. However Marines #7 and #8 will continue to attack the mutalisks.
What happens when you attack from the left:
Marines #1 and #2 will be killed, and #3 will be damaged. In this case, only Marine #3 will be in range of the mutalisks to attack. With proper control you can decrease the damage from marine fire.
Of course, this is alone will not give you automatic success with mutalisk harass, but with this knowledge it may make it more effective than before.
Hong Jin Ho is currently receiving basic training in the Air Force. He sent a letter to the KTF MagicNs players, giving his regards to them.
KTF MagicNs coach Lee JiHoon revealed that on the 11th, a letter from Hong Jin Ho had arrived in the mail.
Hong Jin Ho revealed that “it feels like time is going slower, and training is tough” and also said that “they say that starting from the second week training is supposed to get harder, so I will need to prepare myself.”
He said to his juniors on KTF “As training continues it will be tough on my body so I hope I will remain healthy all throughout training,” and said “this hard training will continue in the future, but I think if I receive letters of sympathy it will give me strength!”
Judging from the content and length of the letter, he probably hurriedly wrote it during his brief breaks from training sessions.
Coach Lee Ji Hoon said “I was worried because he entered military service later than many of his peers, and the conditions are much different than when you are on a proteam. I hope he will stay healthy and finish training well.”
This translation is dedicated to the #1 YellOw fanboy, RastLomantic!
WeMade Fox coach Won JongWook retired on the 11th of December.
He was one of the founding members of WeMade FOX, starting back in March of 2003 back when they were known as Toona SG. (Toona SG -> Pantech & Curitel -> Pantech EX -> WeMade FOX)
In particular, when due to the negative impact of the management in a certain company (unnamed in this article), Pantech EX almost dissolved in 2007. After WeMade FOX was established, he became head coach, and was in charge of scouting new talent and nurturing their rookies, along with being in charge of team expenses.
Won said “I couldn’t come to agreement with coach Kim Yang Joong about the direction this team was heading. I wanted to lead this team successfully with him, but I felt that I wasn’t the person for the job so I resigned myself.”
“I now want to try working somewhere other than e-sports. Even though I am not physically with WeMade now, I will always be cheering for them.”
A representative from WeMade FOX said that “we tried to negotiate with him several times but he was very stubborn so no progress was made. It is a shame that one of the team’s original members had to leave this way.”
At the moment, Coaches Kim Yang Joon and Kim Gwang Bok will be responsible for leading WeMade FOX through the 08-09 season. They have revealed that they are dividing up the responsibilities, but if needed they will hire a new coach.
Tyler (ID: Liquid`NonY) achieved 1st place in the Scforall Spirit Tournament, held by IEG. If you placed 1st in that tournament, you had a chance to join eSTRO. After the tournament, he continued to show good results by winning WCG USA 2008, and at the WCG Grandfinals he reached the Round of 8 where many acknowledged his skill.
After WCG was over, Tyler was put through a 2-week entrance exam where he played against the eSTRO B-team. After reviewing his play, the coaching staff was convinced of his potential and decided to put him on the team.
Tyler was born in 1986 in the state of Florida, and majored in philosophy at Duke University. In a showmatch versus STX’s Park Sung Joon (July), he garnered a lot of interest due to his unique playstyle.
After hearing that he was accepted into the team, Tyler said that he was extremely happy, and that the staff and fellow players are very kind to him, so he doesn’t think he will have any problems adjusting. He wants to quickly raise his skill level so he can play a proleague match. He revealed this is his first major goal.
Coach Kim Hyun Jin said that “there are still many things that need to be improved, but he definitely has the potential and ability to play at the Korean level.”
With Greg Fields (CJ, T) and now Tyler, many people are looking forward to seeing what these foreigners can accomplish in Korea.
Tyler’s Profile: Name: Tyler Wasieleski ID: Liquid`NonY Race: Protoss Birthday: March 15, 1986 Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA Hometown: San Antonio, Texas, USA Siblings: 1 older brother Education: DUKE UNIVERSITY, philosophy major. Experience: WCG USA 2008 1st WCG Grand Final 2008 Quarterfinalist TeamLiquid StarLeague Semifinalist Scforall Spirit Tournament 1st WCG US Open 2007 1st Has played Starcrat since: March of 2000 Reason why he plays Starcraft: Starcraft has the biggest e-sports scene and it is the best game. Average Practice Time in the US: 6 hours per day Favorite Korean progamer: Kim Taek Yong (Bisu, SKT) Reason for choosing protoss: He is attracted to the charm of the reaver. Goal in Korea: Appearing in a Proleague match. Difference between Korean and Foreigners: There is a vast difference in all aspects of practice, and their knowledge of the game is on a different level. Thoughts about eSTRO : I thought I would be alienated due to being a foreigner, but I was able to get close to them rather quickly. The other players are very good to me in both helping me practice and in real life situations.
That Mutalisk article is fucking mindblowing, I didn't even think about whether the Glaive is random or not. Sucks about the WeMade coach though, NaDa :< Good article and good job translating, thanks LID8 ~
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