Pretty sure the next time someone comes into this forum and is like "gahhh I suck what do I do", we just point them to this vid:
I just did this guy's build against a gold zerg (first gold I've ever been matched up with a gold) and crushed him. It was hilarious.
The build, for those too lazy to watch the video:
10 supply, 12 rax, 15 marine/orbital, 16 expand, from then on...build marines and SCVs. If you have extra money build more rax. Keep building marines. Keep building SCVs. No gas. No upgrades. No attachments. No third. MARINES. SCVS. RAX.
Then you march out and crush.
And yeah, that series is super good for new players imo. I played a TvT a couple nights ago where at the start of the game my opponent was like "i'm such a noob you're gonna crush me" (and I did) and I recommended he look up those vids to get started afterwards.
MAKE SURE YOU KEEP MACROING PERFECTLY DEFEND EVERY BASE DON'T CLUMP YOUR BLS YOU NEED TO HIT THE TIMING PROPERLY MAKE SURE YOUR SPINES ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE KEEP THE BLS SPACED DUDE PSACED! POP OUT SOME IFNESTED TERRANS TRY TO LAND THE NEURAL PARASITE MAKE SURE YOU REPOSITION THOSE SPINES YOU NEED TO GET GOOD FUNGALS DOWN MAKE SURE THE OVERSEER IS IN POSITION EVERY BASE NEEDS AN OVERSEER AND WELL PLACED SPINES ALSO MAKE SURE YOUR GREATER SPIRE IS SURROUNDED IN THE MAIN HAVE GOOD OVERLORD SPREAD KEEP SPREADING CREEP YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU REPLACE ENOUGH DRONES INJECT INJECT INJECT NEVER TAKE YOUR EYE OFF YOUR ARMY MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT # OF BLS/CORRUPTORS BASED ON PROTOSS AIR INJECT
protoss gets way ahead:
zerg gets far behind:
protoss gets far behind:
make DTs, turtle to mothership, prob still win 20% of the time
however, in defense of balance, i do think perfectly play from zerg is always > perfect play from protoss in the late game. if they go in even, the zerg SHOULD win.
im not sure if that qualifies as solid game design, but over the long run i think that sort of balances it. obviously on the pro level where lots of guys play very, very well it's not good for protoss players. i do think protoss is a 2 base aggro race tho.
do note my zvp is my best match-up, and i dont think toss is imba or anything. if anything in the grand scheme of things, the odds slightly tip in Z's favor. i just find late game zvp incredibly frustrating.
Karak, game 1 of FXO vs Complexity in today's IPL TAC3 might inspire you - lategame ZvP, Whale recovers from a position where he looked to be in bad shape to take out the Toss mothership and win with BLs + infestors