That's more difficult but entirely pointless and actually a negative. The ling didn't even have speed, the probe would have been able to walk back to the main without dying and the second could have put the nexus down without wasting the 25 minerals on the pylon cancel.
I mean, killing the ling =25 mins lost for opponent. Plus keeping the worker alive is worth something.
And really could have just left the pylon there unless they were ~75 short for a nexus or something.
first time posting in the thread. Just started playing the game when HOTS came out and absolutely fell in love with it. I used to play the early Halo's competitively so this game really drew me in with the huge skill gap, out-smarting etc.
Was in bronze for like a month, but since then have got a promotion about every week and now stand in Diamond.
I really just love this game so much. The best players in the world streaming everyday, how often there are tournaments, and how hyped the commentators are at the events is really special.
Thats pretty insane tbh. It took me like 700 games to get Diamond or something. Did you play BW or WC3?
Soo hydra-swarm host-ultra is really good. Used it to great effect in one of my WNF games tonight against a masters Toss. I stayed on 4 bases the whole way in a 30 minute game (I'm so bad ) but traded really well with it and pulled through.
I lost to a 4gate robo forge off 1 base yesterday. I assumed the guy was just terrible for having so many buildings without expanding and stopped making army, when in fact he was making loads of +1 zealots that were too much for spines and the lings I had to hold. NEVER AGAIN
Since I post lots of replays where I get owned, here's a hydra-swarm host-ultra replay on ladder: http://drop.sc/329906
This composition is seriously amazing. Against all the stuff I usually struggle with lategame - storm, colossi, archons - doesn't matter, just a-move, IT KILLS EVERYTHING. This guy has SO MANY STORMS in this game and the ultras are just like "LOL"
eta: resources lost after first big fight are toss 11k, me 3k LOL WHAT
So after not playing 1 year 1on1 I decided its time(Not really but I was just really ridiculously bored and couldn`t play poker).
First game Placementmatch:
I missed a widowminedrop by like 0.5 seconds ... gg.
Opponent is Random, I open Gate scout him go into his base don`t see a pool and tought I counted a lot of drones so I was greedy ... obviously he was on an early pool. Should`ve known literally every Random is awful and a cheeser.
Next 3 Games I win easily ---> Platin srsly?
Yeah whatever lets do this I can get back where I belong.
First Game I smash my opponent, second game I smash my opponent . Third game PvP:
I go a Stargateopening scout him properly and build my Nexus before him. I see he is on 2 Stargates and kill his first phoenix with my 2 and I`m feeling really good now as I thought I got a slight edge. So I try to outphoenix him.
Gotta say my third base was a bit to late but nothing big. Anyways I manage to outmacro him and win the first battle with phoenix convincingly so I got airdominance. I kill quite a lot of probes but it`s not to significant as we both had a lot of bases.
Anyways I build a lot of vrs I sack my phoenix and he instanly attacks afterwards with a maxed out stalker/Archon/Immortal. Somehow my army gets smashed(Apparently VRs aren`t as good as I tought). I saw he only had one obs and managed to snipe it and warped in a bunch of dts(that was 5 base vs 5base PvP). But I lost 3-4 minutes later as a result of that battle where I just lost too much.
I felt pretty dumb as I`m quite sure I would`ve won that game if I would`ve gone for like 2-3 collosi/more immortals/storm(How the **** did I not have storm) or would`ve enagaged 30 seconds later(5 Tempest were on the way).
Mabye I shouldn`t have gone to the desktop and put the winningsong on.
Next game, I use Naniwas PvZbuild, the poor Platinzerg didn`t even know what hit him.
Now lol, I literally have no Idea how I could lose that game. Literally, it was not possible to lose that game. Seriously it was impossible to lose.
So the game starts and the guy is like "Leave plz don`t waste my time", I`m flaming him and scout that he goes gasless. So I decide to blinkstalkerallin as the map is perfect for it. Anyways I got a pylon near his base near some bushes, I warpin 4 stalkers and suddenly out of the bushes:
A lot of marines, one stalker goes down and I manage to save the other three. So I kite a bit and then from the side I see scvs, I`m getting cornered. No ****in problem I got blink.
I blink myself into an SCV surround. He didn`t surround me, no , I did blink myself into a surround. I lose 2 more stalkers. Now my mothershipcore with 150 energy is on the other side of the map and this guy is nearly in my base. So I have 150 gas, hey just enough for 3 stalkers --> Warp. I`m like ohh wait, sentry. ****. He gets in.
Then no idea what happened but I didn`t blink my stalkers away I always blinked them in front of his marines.
if it actually were based on apm/scores/etc, then it would make a lot more sense. played eu v high so i wouldnt be mad at all when i lose. add in not knowing hotkeys, i was probably like 80-100 apm lolol. it was kinda nice til my mmr went up more and i end up playing high plat kids as a silver; then i just went back to na.
also, no offense, but that was prob the worst blink ive ever seen lol. kudos for giffing it for us all. even showed a friend who instantly just started laughing.