It's funny cause ZvP is the one match up I know the least about, but the unit comps seem pretty straightforward.
ZvT will be tough for the obvious reasons, but I do have a super solid understanding of (but perhaps not proficiency of) Terran mechanics, counters and everything in that match up. I might lose to masters zerg all the time, but I crushed anyone mid diamond or lower Z pretty thoroughly as T. I have a tendency to do every build ever, so if I see a terran unit comp/base setup I'm going to intuitively know what he's doing. I also know Terran strength/weaknesses well from playing the race for the last 6 months. I'm also of the belief that T is going to be nerfed within the next month or two and that the new map pool is really going to open things up for Zerg.
ZvZ seems appealing to me. Those are always my favorite matches to watch. IT seems like wonky builds work there (which I like), or the play is straightforward. Pwncakery's zvz build is something unique I haven't seen elsewhere, so if I master that it should help me on ladder I would think?
And going back to ZvT for a second, let's be honest: I can a-move with the best of them. Amirite? Amirite?
Big thanks to pwncakery for his coaching tonight. Very good and thorough. Well done.
Karak good choice with the switch to Z from T. I made it about 2-3 weeks ago with some help from pwny and I'm having a lot of fun. Feel free to hit me up any time if you want to practice. My tag on bnet is mothergoose.
ZvT is the most fun and will probably be the easiest for you since you'll understand that match up the most.
ZvP is hard at first. You kind of have to learn it in stages. You'll first get crushed by 4gates and DT rushes. Then you'll start getting crushed by 2base timing pushes. Then you'll start getting crushed by end game collo death ball pushes. Eventually you'll learn how to deal with all of those moderately well and the match up becomes pretty fun.
ZvZ is generally pretty gay. I still sometimes insta quit or 6 pool if its a ZvZ on a small map. This match up on large maps is actually a lot of fun if you get an opponent that decides they want to go past the early game.
Sounds like me trying to switch to Terran on the ladder at the diamond nosebleeds.
I feel your pain.
Especially since Z is so insanely fragile at that level to begin with, you're always going to have to be flirting with defeat if you want to win. Makes it hard for someone who isn't familiar with the timings.
Custom 1v1s are always like plat/diamond players. I'll play them when I don't feel having my play affect my ladder W/L record (where I'm gold), but the level of play is wayy higher and I usually get smashed and feel bad about it.