Is there a Macro oriented strategy that transitions into either Mech or Bio (basically a variation of 1/1/1) without being behind of the protoss ?
I analysed a lot of replays and and stats and every build that isn't a 2base 5rax all in seems to put me behind of the protoss in both economy, tech and army supply.
The only builds that put me on even economy with protoss are 3CC builds like for example a classic reaper 3CC.
BUT: Those builds are very greedy in the current meta and often times lead to straight up build order losses.
You may end up with even worker count, but you're behind in everything else and you lack the units to even get your 3rd on location and secure it.
So basically the better option is still to play standard macro build, but as i said, it seems like you end up behind by default. The only option left is harassing your opponent, which is honestly pretty difficult on the current patch.
Hellion openings can get scouted and a wall off is enough to hold such attacks
Widow mines can get countered by map awareness alone, so you won't be able to get the dmg in against high level protoss players
Banshees can get countered by both SG and Robo builds and if protoss goes for twilight he can place batteries or cannons to defend them.
So this is my experience as a M1 terran on EU.
Please share your opinions and thoughts on the current matchup, because i really dont know what to do anymore.
Is Macro 1/1/1 just a dead build in the current meta ? Is some sort of 3rax variation your best bet if you wanna play macro ?
Let's have a discussion !