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I can not stand getting cannon rushed, i always hold it off. But then i go to leave my base and this guys got all his upgrades and cannons all over the place, i tried getting collusus with range but his immortals just raped me. God it makes me so angry.
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Cannons are definitely pretty powerful, but they have two weaknesses. One, they have a maximum range. Two, they are immobile.

The basic idea is that a Protoss cannot blanket the ENTIRE map in cannons, and even when they make decent coverage, that costs them a LOT of resources. They have to expand, and can't possibly cover all directions at every base. Find their expo, destroy it with just a few guys (flying and fast units, preferably). If they send something out at you, run away and destroy something elsewhere. Having gone so deep in minerals, they need to expand but CAN'T with you harassing them with your mobile army, and can't counterattack because they're so far down. Specifically, I'm thinking of Mutalisks, which I'm pretty sure are the fastest air unit in the game.

If you're being cannon-rushed, one main issue may be scouting. The plan is to have a basic idea of your opponent's strategy very quickly into the game, just by sending a worker and wandering around to see what buildings he has. An off-ramp siege would take some time to set up, but if you spend enough time wandering around outside and/or reach a Xelnaga tower, you could nip it in the bud before it's too late.

Also, certain units can attack cannons with no risk of damage: Siege tanks and Brood Lords. If you like wasting resources, Ghosts with nukes. (Possibly some others, but I dunno)
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I'm not good enough to be in diamond.
I'm too good for my silver

Edit: Funny TvsT I had: http://www.sc2replayed.com/replays/1...an-metalopolis
He had the better macro, since, he was continually making SCVs but I had the drop among other things
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Anybody watching day9 while vile something today?

TvT Blueflame Hellion double port. Pretty interesting.
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I can not stand getting cannon rushed, i always hold it off. But then i go to leave my base and this guys got all his upgrades and cannons all over the place, i tried getting collusus with range but his immortals just raped me. God it makes me so angry.
When I get cannon rushed, I just proxy gate.
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Practice makes perfect!
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Nonsense!
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lol, nah, he just needs to stop his self doubt and get into masters already!
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I'm not good enough to be in diamond.
I had my chance this morning and I blew it. 4 or 5 Masters in a row, I beat the first one and lost to the other 3 or 4 after. And then, I started losing and losing and losing, and eventually lost to a Gold person, granted, he was probably a smurf, but still.

Went -5 or -6 this morning. ughhhhh
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I had my chance this morning and I blew it. 4 or 5 Masters in a row, I beat the first one and lost to the other 3 or 4 after. And then, I started losing and losing and losing, and eventually lost to a Gold person, granted, he was probably a smurf, but still.

Went -5 or -6 this morning. ughhhhh
That's ok, you're right there, just keep playing!
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I had my chance this morning and I blew it. 4 or 5 Masters in a row, I beat the first one and lost to the other 3 or 4 after. And then, I started losing and losing and losing, and eventually lost to a Gold person, granted, he was probably a smurf, but still.

Went -5 or -6 this morning. ughhhhh
That means you were close. Wouldn't worry too much brah.
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I had my chance this morning and I blew it. 4 or 5 Masters in a row, I beat the first one and lost to the other 3 or 4 after. And then, I started losing and losing and losing, and eventually lost to a Gold person, granted, he was probably a smurf, but still.

Went -5 or -6 this morning. ughhhhh
Good thing I don't think like you do, because, I've been in similar situations. I'll get some players from gold+ then go on a losing streak after that followed by a winning streak, rinse and repeat XD
Either way, you were close. STOP thinking you can't make it and work towards it. You're putting in the time unlike me so you WILL make it!
    
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