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03-19-2012 , 09:41 PM
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03-19-2012 , 09:42 PM
@gospy

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03-19-2012 , 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Gospy
I have a bs in math/econ from UCLA. I currently work as an analyst of sorts for an aerospace company.
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03-19-2012 , 09:58 PM
Do you still have to wake up at ungodly hours to work?
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03-19-2012 , 09:59 PM
Hopefully not. We'll see. Next 2 weeks are gonna be hectic but after that I think my awake life should be more pleasant.
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03-19-2012 , 10:00 PM
since we're on the subject of brags i won 26k today on a bad beat jackpot

t('o't)

guess who's gonna have some spare time this month learning protoss
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03-19-2012 , 10:04 PM
That's awesome man, very nice.
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03-19-2012 , 10:05 PM
Congrats, what were the hands? Good luck with EZtoss, I got to rank 2 diamond and thought I was hot ****, then went back down to rank 7 with a loss streak ._.
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03-19-2012 , 11:24 PM
"it's okay. one queen on hold position blocks hellions from coming up a ramp."

if i could count how many games ive lost to a 400 mineral investment from the terran based on thinking the above, im pretty sure it would crack triple digits.

i mean... 1 queen does block hellions, right? ive heard this in casts? it's never actually worked for me. what am i doing wrong? i put a Q on the middle of the ramp and hit H. he then just rams his hellions up it and i leave the game shortly thereafter. ???? am i missing something?
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03-19-2012 , 11:36 PM
I think you have to angle it exactly right for it to work. I think it's the same thing as zealots in walls. If the zealot isn't facing outward, you can force lings through.
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03-19-2012 , 11:48 PM
so the queen has to be standing with her side facing out?
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03-20-2012 , 12:39 AM
I guess so. I mean, I'm pretty much in the same camp as you (going off of what I've heard in casts, etc), but I do recall hearing that there's more to it than just throwing a queen on the ramp and hitting hold position. Tbh, I can't actually recall how (or even if) I do it in-game.
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03-20-2012 , 01:52 AM
big losing streak.

why?

zvt cloud
zvt cloud
zvt close position antiga
zvt shakuras
zvt shakuras
zvp close position entombed (ROFL @ that btw WOW check out this replay: http://drop.sc/136563) there is just NOTHING you can do. go to BL tech? they are like 4 seconds away from your base so LOL at that. punish their 3rd? hahahaha. deny their 4th? yeah colossus are pretty good in tha choke. base trade? lolol they can blink back in one screen.

tell me that's even remotely fair ^. god i cant wait until they finally get rid of all the crap in the map pool. next season w/ metro & daybreak i can finally veto every single map that has an unbalanced spawn.
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03-20-2012 , 02:12 AM
i veto entombed, i also veto cloud too but apparently im in the minority here.

Last edited by costanza_g; 03-20-2012 at 02:18 AM.
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03-20-2012 , 02:12 AM


i lost the above game within 3 minutes game time. i had a 1/1 upgrade advantage and he had no infestors.

Spoiler:
RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE

Last edited by Karak; 03-20-2012 at 04:05 AM.
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03-20-2012 , 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by costanza_g
i veto entombed, i also veto cloud but apparently im in the minority here.
so you can play lovely maps like shattered temple and TDA where rocks are blocking your 3rd?
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03-20-2012 , 02:25 AM
CORRECT!


Actually, i veto tal darim too , but for some reason i like shattered, i know everyone else hates it. But i dont care, I am a 2base all in fish.
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03-20-2012 , 02:43 AM
yeah unvetoing shattered lasted one game. i have no clue what to do when i cant take a 3rd vs toss. that's like.. not really fair. it's not like TDA where you can harass their 3rd and deny it.

of course when you design a game that one race needs 3 bases to be equal to another race that needs 2 bases, putting rocks to block the 3rd just logically follows so i cant blame them too much
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03-20-2012 , 04:19 AM
i mad sadarrrrra RARRR

roar
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03-20-2012 , 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Karak


i lost the above game within 3 minutes game time. i had a 1/1 upgrade advantage and he had no infestors.

Spoiler:
RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE
Obviously you had more food, you were on 3 base with probably 80 drones while he had like 40. :P
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03-20-2012 , 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Karak
zvp close position entombed (ROFL @ that btw WOW check out this replay: http://drop.sc/136563) there is just NOTHING you can do. go to BL tech? they are like 4 seconds away from your base so LOL at that. punish their 3rd? hahahaha. deny their 4th? yeah colossus are pretty good in tha choke. base trade? lolol they can blink back in one screen.
It's the map, that's it. I have to say that toss was kinda bad, scouting out spire w/ hallu and not starting blink until your first muta harass (Like, that's utterly horrid, he could have had it during your first harass). I liked a lot of your mid game stuff, like assassinating those colossi and immortal when you were harassing the nat. You also had no way to manage massive amounts of blink stalkers (If they're supported at all, that is) with your composition, take it for what it's worth.
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03-20-2012 , 11:44 AM
Nice! When do you start? I start a new job in about a month's time and I have to move to a different country. Might not be able to play for a few weeks whilst moving lol. So weird that that has ended up being one of the main things on my mind about moving.
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03-20-2012 , 01:49 PM
I don't veto any maps. Which ones should I as P? The ones without ramps near my expansions? Also, at the end of that game, Karak's gonna Karak.
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03-20-2012 , 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Thamel18
I don't veto any maps. Which ones should I as P? The ones without ramps near my expansions? Also, at the end of that game, Karak's gonna Karak.
As much as I love metal, as a protoss its a veto.
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03-20-2012 , 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Thamel18
It's the map, that's it. I have to say that toss was kinda bad, scouting out spire w/ hallu and not starting blink until your first muta harass (Like, that's utterly horrid, he could have had it during your first harass). I liked a lot of your mid game stuff, like assassinating those colossi and immortal when you were harassing the nat. You also had no way to manage massive amounts of blink stalkers (If they're supported at all, that is) with your composition, take it for what it's worth.
the usual transition there is into infestor/BL/corruptor w/ mass spine cutting mutas a lot earlier than i did.

however due to his base being 1 screen away, it's not a viable transition. he can hit exactly when im morphing my broods (or even earlier while im waiting for my infestors to build and am quite vulnerable) and there's nothing i can do but roll over and die. if it's long spawn, i can take the map, harass his 4th with dual pronged attacks and go into BL/infestor.

but because his 4th was 1/2 a screen from my 3rd, harassing his 4th and countering on his main just = him walking into my **** and killing everything + i have to fight in all those chokes.

the only thing i can think of was to go speed banes, but even then if he was scouting he coulda made lots of archons and/or just killed me while i was transitioning.

again, it's just the 4 seconds that it takes him to walk into my base that's the issue... and the main attack path is a choke set up perfectly for colossus to engage. any counter-attacks are dealt with by literally 1 blink. if it's long spawn, by time he gets to my base he's quite a distance from his and has to commit to the attack. here there's no committal necessary. the whole point of mid to late game zerg is to counter-attack, force small engagements and split up the protoss army. the only way to engage a toss army straight up is with bl/infestor, which i already discussed above.

vibe was raging about the same spawn positions the other day. i dunno what to do. he didnt either.
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