Still a 40 second nerf if you include rush distance which nerfs any attack you could do PvT completely out of the water, its not like they were even effective unless Terran was cheating on tech or economy.
figure out new timings. not saying it isn't a nerf, as it obviously is to current strategies, but it is not as big as you are claiming to be.
the reason stim was nerfed according to blizz was to fix stim timing pushes, but in reality it affected defense a lot more than offense. the extra time it took to research made void + gateway rushes incredibly hard to defend on many maps without blindly overpreparing and getting behind one way or another.
i think we might see more stargate timings, since the zealot reduction time will popularize chrono'ing zealots and forcing terran to wall much more
G1 was that TvT.
G2 ZvP, guy sent all of his probes to my mineral line so I attacked with my drones and he quit.
G3 TvR, 5 sec in he quit
G4 ZvT, I have no idea how to play Zerg and I lost pretty badly
G5 ZvP, I still have no idea how to play Zerg and lost even worse.
Got placed into Gold. hahaha
Time to go piss around some more. Maybe I'll go throw a ton of games and try to get demoted to Bronze.
I'm averaging around 1min per game. I think you said you were 9-0? Most people probably throw their games and have a low MMR on the PTR so you're probably searching through a very small pool of players who are actually playing for real.
I was just screwing around on the PTR because it doesn't matter. Points don't matter and I don't have to put any weight into caring about the results. I know I shouldn't care now, but I'm too competitive, blah blah blah. With the PTR I don't have any expectations.
Since getting into Gold I think I'm 0-4. 2 Zergs and 2 Terrans. 0 Protoss. Oh well.
I probably will go back to regular ladder, but I have a hard time grinding it out.
In the one game in particular on Shakuras tonight(PvZ) he took a 16 min third and went mass charge zealot with a few immortals/colossi. That and he appeared to have a pretty low apm, he was moving slowly. I dunno.
watched it. really disappointed he didn't show the last engagement in the game 2. the game can be downloaded on that comprehensive strategy thread i posted a bit ago. oh well, taking up half of a day 9 show is cool
I looked you up in the name thread and figured out which one you were, cool stuff.
I just played a 2v2, PTvPT. My teammate and I expanded fast and often and easily got to 4 bases without being harassed whatsoever (this is the nicest feeling ever btw). Instead of pushing when I was maxed, I started killing my stalkers and replacing them with carriers to build an unstoppable colossus/void ray/carrier ball. And then once I had that insane deathball and my opponent had set up with his siege tanks in the center of the map, instead of attacking I used all the minerals I'd pooled to build a bunch of pylons and cannons at the front of the contain, which the enemy then attacked into and... died very fast.