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I've told you guys before but I always do 14 pool, 15 hatch. Like clockwork.
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I've told you guys before but I always do 14 pool, 15 hatch. Like clockwork.
Yes, I know you mentioned it before, but, the problem I see with this is that if you are rushed, you pretty much lost. I mean no zerglings until pool and even then, with a hatch, you lose 300 minerals which could go towards a queen and some zerglings/colonies. Do you get rushed in many games?
    
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No, because people know better in Diamond. . It's not that the build is strong vs rushes, it's that a smart player can pull through with little losses even being rushed.

I've watched my friends try and deal with rushes, they are bronze all the way to platinum, and their control makes them lose so many spots I would not. You have to play smart ( stalling rushes till your units are out, not losing too many drones or many at all by proper micro / running, knowing when to run or when to attack, knowing how to use your drones for support ect ), and micro well. Most of this comes with watching good players deal with it, and practice.
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No, because people know better in Diamond. . It's not that the build is strong vs rushes, it's that a smart player can pull through with little losses even being rushed.

I've watched my friends try and deal with rushes, they are bronze all the way to platinum, and their control makes them lose so many spots I would not. You have to play smart ( stalling rushes till your units are out, not losing too many drones or many at all by proper micro / running, knowing when to run or when to attack, knowing how to use your drones for support ect ), and micro well. Most of this comes with watching good players deal with it, and practice.
True, stalling is one of the best ways to defend against a rush and likely your own chance of survival. We should have a friendly match once I've played some more. I'll be fun to play against an opponent such as yourself
    
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Sure my friend info is on my sc2 card in sig.

I still need improvements as well . I should play more.
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Looking for practice partners. Any/all races, preferably in the 950+ Diamond range.
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If you don't intend to rush you should 14-15 pool if you feel comfortable, 13 if you have suspicion of cheese. You can also expand before getting your spawning pool, but not recommended unless your plat/diamond.
I'm a dedicated zerg player and I always 10 pool because I feel it's the most flexible. 13-15 pool might give you an economic advantage but I think it's mostly trivial. Depending on the map I'll 10 pool, 9 overlord, 9-11 drone then 12-14 ling to harass or if I want to tech to muta ill do 9-13 drone then 14 ling to scout/harass. I think you should always 10 pool facing another zerg because it seems like they always do the same or similar to get those 6 lings out fast. I always mass lings slowly into muta's (usually doesn't get that far) because it seems like they try either go to tier 2 or expo before they can defend too much. ZvZ is easily my best match up.
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I'm a dedicated zerg player and I always 10 pool because I feel it's the most flexible. 13-15 pool might give you an economic advantage but I think it's mostly trivial. Depending on the map I'll 10 pool, 9 overlord, 9-11 drone then 12-14 ling to harass or if I want to tech to muta ill do 9-13 drone then 14 ling to scout/harass.
Nice to find someone who sides with me on the 10 pool thing I also find that 10 pool is great for getting defense and just feels right.
    
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