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Protoss is so predictable and has no huge APM sink unit. This is more reason for the Reaver. Look at most of those matches and all of the Protoss players did nothing actually creative. Protoss just encourages big balls.. just a terrible race design. HotS will fix it is my guess.
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Protoss is so predictable and has no huge APM sink unit. This is more reason for the Reaver. Look at most of those matches and all of the Protoss players did nothing actually creative. Protoss just encourages big balls.. just a terrible race design. HotS will fix it is my guess.
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I really enjoyed the MC-Idra series. It was just absolutely hilarious. Loved it when MC asked Idra if he was "angry". Completely humiliated. I really have to ask what Idra was thinking those games. Not playing to his strengths except for game 6. Two all-ins, hatch first, seemed to be extremetly flustered. Game 3 I understand, as he was already ahead and could afford to play risk, and potentially could've really caught MC offguard, but MC's crisis management is second to none. I was esp impressed by MC vs Losira in Meta. Te following games, you could see idra just mentally fall apart. So close, yet so far.

MMA vs Losira on meta and temple were also very entertaining. I would've punched mma in the face if he was playing right next to me. Just from watching the game let alone playing, while rooting for zerg, the dropship play was so infuriating. I could understand Lorisa's decision to stupidly make so many banes and go attack, as the frustration from all those multi location harass was just building and building till he imploded.

Overall just fantastic level of play shown by these guys that foreigners just can't play at, yet. Esp in TvZ where micro/apm/multitasking rules supreme. Another tournament after IEM where koreans take 1,2 and 3, with only koreans knocking out other koreans.

The good thing is all the replays are out, and we get a chance to analyse them in depth. This week, I'm going to try to watch a lot of the replays from the Korean's and steal their build's and styles.
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MC and Idra have personalities unlike some of the other players. For the sake of entertainment I would like to see more players like them.
Can't argue that haha. I enjoyed the drama as well. It's interesting to see who will perform better under such conditions.

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Protoss is so predictable and has no huge APM sink unit. This is more reason for the Reaver. Look at most of those matches and all of the Protoss players did nothing actually creative. Protoss just encourages big balls.. just a terrible race design. HotS will fix it is my guess.
I think blizzard ****ed up with unit design, not just with colossi. The interaction with gateway units and mm/speedlings + roach early to mid-game is just messed up. It promotes extremely defensive play by protoss, short of any dumb canon rush. Most games are the same. Protoss turtles up, techs to colossus and THEN can compete food for food. There's no reason for protoss to go aggressive early on, as this means dealing with superior firepower.

I also think that the marauder is a poorly designed unit. Essentially circumvents any early pressure from toss AND counters both zealot/stalker.

Edit: As as addendum I'd like to say that I do have big balls.
    
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Can't argue that haha. I enjoyed the drama as well. It's interesting to see who will perform better under such conditions.



I think blizzard ****ed up with unit design, not just with colossi. The interaction with gateway units and mm/speedlings + roach early to mid-game is just messed up. It promotes extremely defensive play by protoss, short of any dumb canon rush. Most games are the same. Protoss turtles up, techs to colossus and THEN can compete food for food. There's no reason for protoss to go aggressive early on, as this means dealing with superior firepower.

I also think that the marauder is a poorly designed unit. Essentially circumvents any early pressure from toss AND counters both zealot/stalker.

Edit: As as addendum I'd like to say that I do have big balls.
Marauders are pretty dumb but I don't really feel any huge favoritism in TvP early like I used to with all these changes. Defensively they do grant Terran some nice early expansions especially on big maps.

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I really enjoyed the MC-Idra series. It was just absolutely hilarious. Loved it when MC asked Idra if he was "angry". Completely humiliated. I really have to ask what Idra was thinking those games. Not playing to his strengths except for game 6. Two all-ins, hatch first, seemed to be extremetly flustered. Game 3 I understand, as he was already ahead and could afford to play risk, and potentially could've really caught MC offguard, but MC's crisis management is second to none. I was esp impressed by MC vs Losira in Meta. Te following games, you could see idra just mentally fall apart. So close, yet so far.

MMA vs Losira on meta and temple were also very entertaining. I would've punched mma in the face if he was playing right next to me. Just from watching the game let alone playing, while rooting for zerg, the dropship play was so infuriating. I could understand Lorisa's decision to stupidly make so many banes and go attack, as the frustration from all those multi location harass was just building and building till he imploded.

Overall just fantastic level of play shown by these guys that foreigners just can't play at, yet. Esp in TvZ where micro/apm/multitasking rules supreme. Another tournament after IEM where koreans take 1,2 and 3, with only koreans knocking out other koreans.

The good thing is all the replays are out, and we get a chance to analyse them in depth. This week, I'm going to try to watch a lot of the replays from the Korean's and steal their build's and styles.
How could you cheer for a Zerg? Boo.

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Idra realy needs to get himself into a mindset whereby he keeps fighting even when he thinks he has lost, He is very good at predicting how a game will turn out but he is not infallable and the sooner he realises that the better. Tbh that goes for allot of players imo.

How many times do you see a player "loose" the game and then despite being massively behind manage through some intense and or scrappy play win the game? not always for sure but certainly often enough that it shocks me to see such a talanted player just GG out whenever things seem a little tough. Realy dont think his mind is in the right place.
Considering he has GG'd out of games where he would've won shows otherwise. He has to fix this mindset that if he's at a disadvantage, he can't win and that his opponents are perfect which they aren't like MMA demonstrated by destroying his OC

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MC and Idra have personalities unlike some of the other players. For the sake of entertainment I would like to see more players like them.
Agree, I hope that there are more players with similar personalities

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I really enjoyed the MC-Idra series. It was just absolutely hilarious. Loved it when MC asked Idra if he was "angry". Completely humiliated. I really have to ask what Idra was thinking those games. Not playing to his strengths except for game 6. Two all-ins, hatch first, seemed to be extremetly flustered. Game 3 I understand, as he was already ahead and could afford to play risk, and potentially could've really caught MC offguard, but MC's crisis management is second to none. I was esp impressed by MC vs Losira in Meta. Te following games, you could see idra just mentally fall apart. So close, yet so far.

MMA vs Losira on meta and temple were also very entertaining. I would've punched mma in the face if he was playing right next to me. Just from watching the game let alone playing, while rooting for zerg, the dropship play was so infuriating. I could understand Lorisa's decision to stupidly make so many banes and go attack, as the frustration from all those multi location harass was just building and building till he imploded.

Overall just fantastic level of play shown by these guys that foreigners just can't play at, yet. Esp in TvZ where micro/apm/multitasking rules supreme. Another tournament after IEM where koreans take 1,2 and 3, with only koreans knocking out other koreans.

The good thing is all the replays are out, and we get a chance to analyse them in depth. This week, I'm going to try to watch a lot of the replays from the Korean's and steal their build's and styles.
MMA's dropship harass was fantastic, but, it didn't do as much damage as it could've, so, while it was annoying, it didn't put Losira back. That and he eventually went mutas so he could've went around, harassed him taking out dropships while building a 200/200 army and then just attacking.
If anything, I would say he was dominating MMA(aside from drops) especially considering the early reaper harass and how he got him to give up his exp. How he lost that match is still beyond me. At least it isn't as bad as Idra vs. MC game 4 XD

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Protoss is so predictable and has no huge APM sink unit. This is more reason for the Reaver. Look at most of those matches and all of the Protoss players did nothing actually creative. Protoss just encourages big balls.. just a terrible race design. HotS will fix it is my guess.
Yes, they are somewhat predictable but so are the other races. I do hope that they buff gateway units, nerf colossi a bit but then with ff, gateways units would dominate MM early on because otherwise it's not too bad until stim and cs come into play. Anyways, they mentioned the possibility of adding the reaver in an older interview and I'm sure with a couple of new units/abilities, there will be a lot more strats in HoTS
    
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I wonder if Day9 rolls with security. Because I'd be quite tempted to give him a bro hug.
   
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MLG Going to be in Columbus this weekend. I'm so there. Rooting for QXC, RootCatz, KawaiiRice, and MrBitters as a stand in for my favorite . . . Spanishiwa!

I wonder if Day9 rolls with security. Because I'd be quite tempted to give him a bro hug.
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MLG Going to be in Columbus this weekend. I'm so there. Rooting for QXC, RootCatz, KawaiiRice, and MrBitters as a stand in for my favorite . . . Spanishiwa!

I wonder if Day9 rolls with security. Because I'd be quite tempted to give him a bro hug.
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