Starcraft 2 Official Discussion Thread

February 20, 2011 @ 11:38:10 AM
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I'm so addicted those day's with sc2, can't stop playing.
I find it very hard to win against T who makes M&M (I play Z) never know what to do
February 21, 2011 @ 18:41:59 PM
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I'm so addicted those day's with sc2, can't stop playing.
I find it very hard to win against T who makes M&M (I play Z) never know what to do


ZvT is an interesting match up and it can go both ways depending on skill of both players. I play terran myself. You'll find yourself in several situations. You can take different stance on the match up and say there are map imbalances and positions that favor one race over the other, but generally there are key aspects to ZvT that you should probably practice and be patient about.

The ZvT standard match up is currently:

Zerg (zergling, baneling, mutalisk) early-mid game. Mid to late you would obviously have your power units; infestor, ultralisk and broodlords.

Terran (marines, tanks, medivac) early-late game. Tech switch into viking or thors depending on what zergs do.

Several tactics regarding match up:

Early game ZvT

If a terran does two rax pressure on you *(marine + bunker rush with scv) you will have a hard time holding this off no matter what. Its a ridiculously powerful build and it doesnt put the terran behind if it fails as he can still expand behind it while you saturate your own natural and he can also call down mules + salvage bunkers. If an overlord gets sniped during this attack its almost guaranteed that you lost as you cannot afford to be making overlords during this pressure.

If you're experiences are trouble with hellion drops, you're not positioning overlords correctly around the map or actively scouting his ramp with your zerglings and controlling Xel'naga watch towers. 50 minerals, two lings can give you a lot of information.

If you're experiencing banshee aggression, this means you didnt have an overlord placed to see it coming or if you couldnt get enough info with your zergling/early drone scout (double gas is dead giveaway) you can always suicide a nearby overlord to make sure. Obviously this timing almost always coincides with Lair tech, in which case you have time to morph in an overseer before too much damage has been done.

There isn't much else terran can really do to you nowadays. Maybe some thors drops, maybe some weird rush to battlecruisers? Who knows, but all those I mentioned above is currently the meta-game versus zerg.

What to remember:

Obviously rule of thumb, try to be one up bases on terran, if you see him taking a gold like on XelNaga Caverns, that means hes going to set that up as a point of contention. Generally when a terran gets a gold you as zerg are in trouble and a planetary makes it much harder to engage with his entire army now situated there.

What you should do?:

One of the greatest down falls of terran is having to unsiege. Like the colossus (protoss) theyre slow and need to be constantly near an army that can fire at air(marines).

Your best bet is to catch them out of position with tanks before they get in siege mode and kill them. Other than that, marines and siege tanks are extremely cost effective for terran.

I am not sure what I am missing but if youre interested in more you can watch live streams @
Teamliquid.net or you can pay for some korean tournaments VOD (video on demands) @ gomtv.net which include english commentary.

Some people pay for coaching, I am not sure if its that serious.

Again, this all is for people who can micro, macro and have a real handle on the game. If you enjoy it at a lower level you should work on getting all the basics down and practice a strategy you can pull off time and time again.

Anyways,
enjoy
February 22, 2011 @ 07:48:41 AM
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i just got the hybrid reaver portrait. yeah mothafuckaaa


european players holla @ me
February 24, 2011 @ 06:10:21 AM
March 07, 2011 @ 02:48:28 AM
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Is anyone following the GSL?
March 09, 2011 @ 05:47:34 AM
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i watch it a little
March 11, 2011 @ 15:59:39 PM
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HB add me : SOLIDbaSed
# 755

I just started playing again after months, I need a noob practice partner to play with
March 14, 2011 @ 07:10:53 AM
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Duncan / #921 for the EU players.
March 19, 2011 @ 17:57:43 PM
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Fuck.. ladder is locking next week. i need my promotion..
March 20, 2011 @ 13:37:36 PM
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Anyone care to look at my replay? It's a bronze 1v1 tongueface

http://www.sc2replayed.com/replays/152387-1v1-terran-protoss-scrap-station#rd:dna

If anyone wants to run some 1v1 practice bronze or silver league, add me Juicebox.502
March 20, 2011 @ 18:49:55 PM
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Lovez.491


I am silver ranked 1v1 but platnium 2v2.... anyone wanna play/practice, holla. Noobs need not apply.
March 21, 2011 @ 09:12:10 AM
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March 23, 2011 @ 01:51:23 AM
jaded
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Fuck.. ladder is locking next week. i need my promotion..


How does the ladder system work? I'm ranked 1st in my gold division but I wasn't sure when I could be promoted to platinum.

New patch removed the losses column from your stats if you are silver-diamond. Only master's league players will be able to see their wins and losses now.

i'm the best mayne, i deed it

March 29, 2011 @ 03:44:41 AM
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How does the ladder system work? I'm ranked 1st in my gold division but I wasn't sure when I could be promoted to platinum.

New patch removed the losses column from your stats if you are silver-diamond. Only master's league players will be able to see their wins and losses now.


Loss ratio is not shown unless masters, because below masters the stat means nothing.

Promotion comes when you keep beating players from a higher league. Tomorrow you can get promoted again because then the ladder resets.
March 29, 2011 @ 14:19:17 PM
jaded
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Loss ratio is not shown unless masters, because below masters the stat means nothing.

Promotion comes when you keep beating players from a higher league. Tomorrow you can get promoted again because then the ladder resets.


I know that promotion comes from beating players from a higher league, but I kept hearing that it's only during a certain time period where those wins will get you promoted before the ladder is "locked" again for a while. I was wondering if that was true or not.

i'm the best mayne, i deed it

April 02, 2011 @ 15:43:39 PM
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Anyone watching MLG Dallas?
April 15, 2011 @ 18:02:06 PM
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I know that promotion comes from beating players from a higher league, but I kept hearing that it's only during a certain time period where those wins will get you promoted before the ladder is "locked" again for a while. I was wondering if that was true or not.


it was locked for a week. like i said in my post. i also said when ladder unlocks.
May 05, 2011 @ 17:58:23 PM
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May 10, 2011 @ 09:28:08 AM
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i played for the first time in a five months last night, boy am I bad. I forgot all the hot keys, but its funny that I'm still better than a lot of ppl even without playing for that long.
May 11, 2011 @ 13:04:50 PM
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sc2 2 ez
May 16, 2011 @ 17:52:33 PM
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i have been stuck at rank 1 platinum since season 2 started. but i keep beating diamond players and i still dont rank up. its kinda gay
May 22, 2011 @ 03:49:57 AM
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Dassit, I like dis game hit me up ya'll I play on NA and SEA leave your info under here.
May 28, 2011 @ 03:12:25 AM
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May 28, 2011 @ 13:00:35 PM
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just started playing Sc2 recently. wondering if anyone has any tips on getting better? (been using zerg) is it just a matter of playing against other people and learning the right builds?
May 29, 2011 @ 07:53:56 AM
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anyone still play broodwar here?
May 30, 2011 @ 22:19:58 PM
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just started playing Sc2 recently. wondering if anyone has any tips on getting better? (been using zerg) is it just a matter of playing against other people and learning the right builds?


It's about countering their units/strat properly. Even the best build can/will get decimated given the proper counter.
August 10, 2011 @ 23:19:41 PM
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lol Destiny's my ♥♥♥♥♥. I watch his stream all the time. Plays dope music also.
August 12, 2011 @ 09:26:15 AM
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Haven't played this one yet, mostly stayed on WC3 and SC
I honestly don't know what im waiting for, I think a bit of me keeps hoping for an impossible WC4
October 23, 2011 @ 06:22:04 AM
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October 23, 2011 @ 06:52:20 AM
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I only have the starter edition, ima buy the game soon.

I got the basics, but whats holding me down is that I can't pay attention to every buildings and units to make it fully efficient, hence ending up with 3k Minerals at the end. smh

Protoss - holy fuck, they spawn units instantly, how the hell does a Terran counter that?and Cloaked units? Shiit
Zerg - I could handle. but burrowed units, fuck that.

I need a coach guys :/
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