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No. 1 in my Division! (Bronze league) w00T! Here is the game that did it:



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No. 1 in my Division! (Bronze league) w00T! Here is the game that did it:

[simg]http://www.gamereplays.org/community/uploads/repimgs/repimg-33-186752.jpg[/img]

Please critique...so i may get better. And please check out my replays that i have in my sig...i'm uploading a ton!

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Make probes 24/7 until you have about 70 or 80 of them.

Don't build things in the middle of the map, stick to main base, as well as natural and expansions if you're afraid of losing everything to drops.

Don't build cannons unless you're expecting drops or mutalisks or banshees. Or if you have lots of far away expansions.

Get a more balanced army composition, instead of 100% zealots at the beginning. Sentries and robo units are cool.

If you spend your money well, you should only be able to support 4 gateways/robos/stargates per base.

Use hotkeys and macro groups better. Use 1-3 for units, 1 for nexus and 1 for robo/stargate.
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Zealots vs Terran in the beginning? Sounds bad.
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Zealots vs Terran in the beginning? Sounds bad.
Terran didn't kite with his 100% marauders xD so it actually worked out fine. But that doesn't work at all very quickly later in the ladder.
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Thanks! I'll try...although using hotkeys is not big on me until like mid game when im traversing between 2 bases.

Yeah, the Zealots v. Marauders worked because i dont think he upgraded....i had at least lvl 1 weaps, and i hid behind the cannons. Once those were destroyed i had time to add some stalkers before i pounced on him. Then all i had to do was keep adding units.

The reason i put it in the middle is because it was easier to reach out to anyone on the map in about the same timeframe on anywhere in the map..that way if i wanted to do a multifronted attack, like on 2 bases, then i could without having to wait for units to catch up.

I know probably some well protected pylons may have done the trick, but the gateways served as a nice wall for the pylons, while i warped in more units.

U guys rock, i will try to incorporate your thoughts into my strats. Thanks!

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Thanks! I'll try...although using hotkeys is not big on me until like mid game when im traversing between 2 bases.

Yeah, the Zealots v. Marauders worked because i dont think he upgraded....i had at least lvl 1 weaps, and i hid behind the cannons. Once those were destroyed i had time to add some stalkers before i pounced on him. Then all i had to do was keep adding units.

The reason i put it in the middle is because it was easier to reach out to anyone on the map in about the same timeframe on anywhere in the map..that way if i wanted to do a multifronted attack, like on 2 bases, then i could without having to wait for units to catch up.

I know probably some well protected pylons may have done the trick, but the gateways served as a nice wall for the pylons, while i warped in more units.

U guys rock, i will try to incorporate your thoughts into my strats. Thanks!

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No, the only reason your pure zealot army worked against his marauders is because he didn't bother kiting your units and didn't stim. Kiting is when you alternate quickly between attacking and moving away so that other units can't shoot/strike them effectively. It works especially well with marines and marauders because they have stim, which makes them move faster (and attack faster) than most units temporarily. And marauders have concussion shells which slows units.

If you put all those buildings in the middle and lose a battle, he can destroy all those gates and there's nothing you can do about it. If they were in your base, you could protect them just by having one sentry cast forcefield on the ramp (also attacking up a ramp is hard) while you mass more units.
So just put a pylon in a not too obvious place to warp in units, no need to protect them.

Also putting your army in the middle means that you're very susceptible to drops or harassing.

Also don't build near the ramp against terran or protoss, it's very easy to lose those buildings.
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You don't even need stim depending on numbers.
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Bad day was bad.... last game was a crash at 1 min into the game vs someone I was favored against.

http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/...es#filter=solo

-98 points, and 1 % w/l ratio drop in one day, on a day I wouldn't even say I was playing bad.
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Been playing 4v4 Randoms the past couple days, got to Diamond. It's so frustrating playing with randoms, the things they do.....

For instance, in one game a teammate had 10 marines with 2 tanks and a hellion, 14 minutes into the game. Don't know how we won that one
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