Tanks in siege mode are really great against banelings. So is not being on creep. Marauders as the border of your bio army to protect to soft marines is nice against em too.
When you're older you can just spread your bio like crazy and kite them but for now just try that.
If you can just run all your bio and get 2 volleys off with like 3 tanks you can basically kill an infinite number of banelings with those 6 shots, assuming you're target firing with them so they dont hit just zerglings.
Re: liquid rising im sad that it's bad, hopefully Sons of Starcraft will actually be good.
yeah have all your bio in one group and your marines in another one also. So you 1a your army around, banelings come, 2->move marines back a bit so banes hit marauders. If they're good this won't work as well (but still better than nothing) but they're probably not good
edit: I'm watching liquid rising now...I don't understand why it took so long. It's just an interview with each guy and a few comments from other guys about him...it's sort of interesting I guess but as a "documentary" or whatever it's pretty weak
Siege tanks are kind of an awkward transition in my build - I go for medivacs asap, so if I need siege tanks I have to throw a tech lab on my factory, research siege mode, build 3 of them, all of which costs...600 minerals/500 gas? That's expensive.
Might be just be me but Terran seems like a really tough race to play while working on your macro, effing brutally unforgiving. Zerg/Toss you could like pull a lot of wins just making a ball of muta or collosi.
ever since coming back, ive been losing most of my games due to a lack of larva. much of the time it's struggling with injects, but in a few games (zvzs especially), even when hitting injects i just dont have enough larva. very sad.
again, goofy, it's having more units, not unit composition or micro you need to be worrying about.
Well, let's see. In this game:
Originally Posted by goofyballer
Keep losing to silver zerg because I'm powerless against banelings
I was up 166-104 in food until 50 banelings took out 3x their weight in food (19 marauders, 49 marines); that took us to even, and I eventually opened up a 115-85 lead again until 15 marauders and 48 marines (78 food) had the misfortune of encountering 60 banelings (30 food) and they all died, leaving me down 60-35 in food. I did not win.
In a later game against a Protoss, I was up 72-57 in food when I marched on his base and took out his expo. After that, I'm up 80-44 and have two bases to his one. When I march on his base again I'm up 102-72 and my entire army is wiped out by 11 void rays. I knew he had some and I brought a few vikings with me thinking they'd help, but no, they melted. I managed to kill 2 void rays, and the remaining 9 just flew straight to my base and melted everything in sight. I was frantically trying to build more troops, but I only killed like 4 of the 9 before I had nothing left and had to quit.
Later TvT game, I almost take out my opponent's expo when attacking up 73-40 but my army is whittled down enough that I can't quite take out his last bunker while he repairs it with like 6 SCVs so I retreat. Then he gets up LOLsiegetanks defending and my bio army is whittled down to about even on the next attack, and the abortion of a game goes on like 30 minutes longer but again I fail to capitalize on having a large supply advantage because I lost.
There is a theme here: I have more **** than my opponent, and I still lose.
Lol just lost a game vs a diamond toss because I missed one inject cycle. Now I know why Nestea said if you let your queen get over 50 energy, you lose. I think he was talking about ZvT, but it still applies to ZvP I guess.
and yes scanning and killing creep is very important, but thankfully you are terran so everything is free for you.
Are you referring to scans? Sure, it's "free", but that's opportunity cost in the form of MULEs I could be dropping, or even if I were to use scans it feels like there's opportunity cost in not using those same scans for seeing what my opponent is doing.
I feel like I need a raven. Which means I need a tech lab starport. Which means less medivacs.
goofy think about how much money you normally end up stockpiling (I'm somewhere between high gold and mid plat and I almost always have a stockpile from the midgame). Now think about if you really need every last mule, or if using a scan or two to clear up creep is worth it. Also make sure to use the full extent of the scan's range when you're clearing creep too, remember there won't be tumors at the edge of the creep, they'll only start a short distance into it.
btw, what's a good way to practice a new race? I'm speaking purely hypothetically, but if I want to **** around with Z or P and play against actual people, doing it with a silver-level MMR seems bad as I'd just get wafflecrushed while figuring **** out.
Karak mentioned having a smurf account, do you need to basically buy the game again on a separate bnet account to do that?