is there a 4 gate youtube tutorial that is considered to be the best?
(cb 11/12 probes)
(cb 13/14 probes)
-22 cut probes
-When core finishes, start wg immediately and follow with a queued up stalker
(all cb on wg research)
-At 350 minerals pull probe off mining and make 3 more gates
-Queue up a second stalker and rally to your group
-Proxy a pylon to finish around when your wg finishes and defend it with first z/s
This is my 4 gate. Some people 15 pylon, not sure off the top of my head if it matters that much. Also I try to gate scout whenever possible.
Yea it's bad. The most important timing for the whole build is the core timing. If you do that build I listed properly you will always have just enough to exactly build everything in order up to your first warp in.
Favorite moment from my Zerg experiment last night: I built a ****ton of roaches, saw opponent coming at me bro with an army of hydras. I retreated to my natural, and this is on Ohana so while I'm on the high ground my creep tumors see him go around the ramp to my nat and towards those rocks that go to your 3rd - so, as he starts to try to knock down the rocks to catch me off guard (lol silly rabbit), I take my roaches behind the rocks and burrow. He finishes off the rocks, comes up and starts shooting at my gas prob like "wtf where's his army", and then BAM ROACH DEATHBALL EMERGES FROM THE GROUND AND DESTROYS HIM
So, wrt 4gate timings - I pulled one off against the AI (playing on normal speed lol, until I internalize it better) where my 4 warp gates were ready at 5:50. My proxy pylon wasn't, but lol me. Anyway, I got a 16 core but it delayed my 17th probe slightly cause I juuuuust didn't quite have 50 minerals after placing the core. Is that normal? That's been the difference between 16/17 core for me (and even though 17 sounds so late compared to 16, it's just a difference of a few seconds because it's always either really late on 16 probes or really early in 17 probes that I get it down).
I'm obviously limited by when my gateway finishes - I'm throwing that down as soon as I hit 150 minerals on 12 supply, and it simply does not finish until I'm right about to start probe #17.
anyone interested in organising an invitational? i'm tempted some time next month to find a caster, chuck down fifty bucks and get some middling euro players that i find entertaining to play for an evening's entertainment anyway, but if a few people here wanted to throw in some cash we could easily get a much higher level of players than what i was intending