You must make a battle cruiser before you're allowed to expo. I actually scouted the super fast fusion core when it was in production but didn't click it (poked up bunkered ramp with a ling so had no time) so I thought it was something else. Then scouted 2 techlab starports so I prepared for banshees. It threw me off so hard that my game just crumbled and started playing like I was in bronze (am on new account but getting even matched against 2000-2100 diamonds btw). I messed up pretty much every single thing there is to mess up afterwards. Pretty much the most embarrassing game I've played to date...
That's the guy that intermittently stops the video of the game in question and shows him addressing the camera on some tangent, right? I tried 3 videos of the guy and decided I couldn't stand it anymore. Tangents are fine, danzasmack was awesome with knowledge and commentary, but I suspect he'd immediately bug the crap out of me if every tangent involved pausing the hand for a close-up. Say your tangents as the army is running across the battlefield! WTF?!?
/rant. Not that anyone cares about my criticisms, unless they already agree.
I really enjoyed Artosis' commentary during GSL before the feed I was watching was disabled.
Just played a game PvP on Blistering Sands. Just lost 2 games so I figured I'd go zealot rush this guy. He stole both my gas, but that was ok because I didn't need them. I hung around in his base with my probe for awhile. He had his ramp blocked. He killed off my probe. He froze and ended up getting booted. I win. hahaha Serves him right.
He stole them before I ever had a chance to take them, ya know, like, he comes directly to my base and takes both gas. Probably the first thing he did.
Anyways, I lost every game I played tonight except that one where he froze. I decided to try and take a more casual approach to the game and it didn't work. The other night when I had that intense game where I was using blink stalkers, I was so geared up, ready to go, sitting on the edge of my seat, adrenaline pumping. I really don't think I want to keep doing that every game. Haven't made it down to the point where others are taking it casual like me. haha I keep getting my gas stolen, my units decide to go wander off on their own, I get marine rushed with 90 bajillion marines. Nothing I did worked.
If I need a winning streak I just need to roll zerg several times in a row when playing random. Yet to lose one so far after my rating tanking.
Got protoss vs a gold terran. He won convincingly as he destroyed my early expansion with an early push. He then proceeded to call me weak and bad etc. I admitted I was. He still laughed, I challenged him to a rematch where I played zerg. Beat him easily. happyface.
I haven't been 12 drone rushed but I don't see how it would be hard to stop this as your scouting SCV should see them leaving the base and give you time to start building the 2nd supply depot early. Maybe when vs'ing zerg it would be a good idea to have your scouting SCV sit at a xel naga in front of your base until 14-15 supply and then begin scouting.
What is it with people stealing gas? Is that all they know how to do around the Gold level? Seriously!
I played a game on the PTR because I want to see what placement I'll get in to if i just play the game casually, sitting back, without my adrenaline pumping. Of course, the guy stole my gas, but I beat him because he went all zerglings/banelings and I destroyed him with colossi. But come on, it's getting old. I think my last 3-4 matches have all had someone stealing at least one gas.