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Don't know about NA, but it seems that mech play is getting really popular in higher level TvP at the moment on EU. Especially all kinds of hellion openings, which can be quite devastating if protoss is not prepared.
I'm still trying mech, but I can't say I'm too impressed yet.
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Go back about 500 pages, I've been preaching Mech in TvP for ages. Even Doom is still trying mech.
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I'm still trying mech, but I can't say I'm too impressed yet.
From my perspective it's quite good mainly because, unlike bio, it requires very specific unit composition from protoss to deal with. MMM is just super easy to counter.

There's a number of hellion openings that are rather hard to deal with, like blue hellion drop which can end the game immediately if not scouted in time.

I keep seeing more tanks, thors and banshees in late game as well.

Here are two games I played today against quite good terrans. I lost both stupidly, but they kinda show the potential of mech play.



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I will watch. I will def try to include mech in my late game play at the very least. I don't think bio is easy to counter though... and a lot of the hellion drop is like you said dependent on the surprise of it. I really really don't like builds that are based on surprises, because to me that's not a good build. I think if I can get bio to work early where its stronger than Protoss, but transition into mech later, that would be ideal.
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There's a number of hellion openings that are rather hard to deal with, like blue hellion drop which can end the game immediately if not scouted in time.
Early hellion drop is super popular in TvZ right now. Do hellions fry probes as efficiently as they do drones?

Edit: Just watched some of the replays. This is the type of stuff I've been QQing about in TvZ. Seems like every terran in the world just figured out that hellion balls are cheap enough to send on suicide runs to kill workers. It's worst against zerg because zerg really doesn't recover well at all when a bunch of drones are killed early.
Edited by Lucas Lamer - 2/12/11 at 12:58pm
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Looking for someone to play against.

List your bnet ID and name and I'll contact you!
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Early hellion drop is super popular in TvZ right now. Do hellions fry probes as efficiently as they do drones?
yes...

@idra: region/race/league?
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Holy crap...THE Idra?

Sorry i'm in bronze, but i would love to try my skills against you, and maybe pick your brain about some things.

Please add me; check my sig for my bnet credentials. I'm Deployed to a Sandy location, so im roughly on the same time schedule as the east coast -4.5 hours because i work nights.

Would love to hear from you...thanks for stopping by!

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holy crap...the idra?

Sorry i'm in bronze, but i would love to try my skills against you, and maybe pick your brain about some things.

Please add me; check my sig for my bnet credentials. I'm deployed to a sandy location, so im roughly on the same time schedule as the east coast -4.5 hours because i work nights.

Would love to hear from you...thanks for stopping by!

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Hey guys, we should get a list of SC2 IDs for people to play.

Add me please. Would like some people to play any game with I'm on NA

jSN.152

We should get an OCN KotH going
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