I switched to Zerg for a few days and went 2-24. It tanked my MMR, but once I switched back to Protoss, I realized just how bad those players are in Gold and Silver. You won't realize it now, but someday you will.
I think the real problem is that you're coming in at kind of a funky time, during the ladder lock. People do weird things where they tank their MMR just so they can beat up on the less-skilled players. I've had a few games where people leave right away.
I had a game the other night where 20 seconds into the game the guy said, "Sorry I have to go to a Christmas party" and then left the game. Like..you didn't know before you clicked Find Match that you had to go to a Christmas party in 30 seconds?
My point is (and this is just a theory) that while you did your placement matches, you may have been playing against people who didn't care to win. So you actually won games that you probably wouldn't have won otherwise. This makes the system think you are better than you actually are.
I watched your replays and you're really not that bad. You are probably better at zerg than I am. haha
And to just put it into perspective, as you didn't know how to use hatchery rally points, when I first started playing this game during the beta I didn't know you could use the right-click to move. I kept hitting M-Left Click.
Just continue to learn and use one build order over and over until you get the hang of it. Macro is really the biggest thing in the lower levels. As you play and lose, or even if you win, think about something that you could have done better. For example, in the ZvP on TalDarim you should have sniped his pylon to shut down his 2gates and 1 stargate. That is just something to think about for the next time you see it. And then you learned about rally points. etc. etc.
Heck, I'm in Platinum and I'm still learning new things all the time.
Thanks man. Yeah I remember Pylon sniping from BW but it just left my memory or something, also I wasn't exactly microing my army at all lol. What about getting an overseer vs protoss as soon as Lair is done? Or an overseer at each base? I hate cloaked units they always crush me.
i present: my very 2nd game played in sc2 in 6 weeks. literally have done nothing else outside of 3 mins on the multi-tasking trainer and playing gogetit for a game.
maybe i wont get demoted to diamond after all? altho trump told me pregame exactly what build he was doing (at least the 2 base push) and i meta gamed him pretty hard so it was sort of unfair. after that my mechanics just went all AIDS.
but really after not playing for 6 weeks... it feels like im playing for the first time again. all my mechanics aren't just slow... they really don't exist. i dont remember how to do things like hotkey queens and stuff. i forgot a lot of build orders too (i mean not that Z has build orders, but like the general time to make things).
Im sooo streaky on ladder. Last week I got really hot and was playing mostly mid/high diamond players and even played my first game against a masters player on ladder. But now I am back to losing to terrible plat players.
I've been getting some really bad latency at home. Protoss is pretty impossible to play when you can't micro your units properly, especially FFs. I had a couple games where I got matched with masters players and got stomped frankly because the latency made the game nearly unplayable, and then closed off the night with a 5 gate nexus cancel all-in that I managed to make narrowly work.
for some dumb reason the zerg went pure infestor instead of having a chunk of broodlords... and he had 60k saved up then massed starports/battle cruisers, but did suiciced almost all the scvs inot base and did a bunch of damage then the zerg left after the bcs came out...
Against a zerg the strategy actually seems pretty strong but the problem is ridic long games
I think I saw a game where he just went CC/SCVs and killed his opponent with his max SCV army. Lol
Yeah, it was on Xelnaga. He mass expanded to every location on the map except for the Zerg spawn and their natural. Then he massed up Planetarys and went mass SCV. He was able to hold off a few zergling/roach attacks, but then eventually the guy just ran out of money. His opponent tried to expand to the Gold, but he wasn't able to defend it.
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Originally Posted by JStunna
Need an Xmas gift idea for an uncle who works a lot. What you got Fx?
I don't give gifts to my uncles. haha My family has never done anything like that. I don't know anything about your uncle though. Nothing is hitting me for someone "who works a lot."
I'm blank right now. Any information about him?
EDIT: HOLY ****, Kim Jong Il is dead. WTF? Ironic.....