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What difficulty setting should I play HotS on if I want a challenge that's not impossible? I am a platinum solo player. I think I played WoL on normal and it was incredibly easy.
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I've seen people pass the WoL campaign in brutal, while in gold league. I'd say start on brutal, and reduce difficulty if you spend more than a couple days trying to clear one level.
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I never got a chance to play the HOTS BETA but I'm a very aggressive Terran player. I use Terran to it's full advantage and open with builds like 1/1/1 vs P & T and vs Zerg go for 2 base pressure/borderline all ins and do other aggressive builds.

Are there a lot of aggressive possibility's for Terran in the early/mid game in HOTS?
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I would say there are a lot more options with the likes of widow mines and auto heal reapers.
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I would say there are a lot more options with the likes of widow mines and auto heal reapers.

Nice! I loved reapers in WoL until they got nerfed to death. I can see myself trying out and hopefully using some reactor reaper harrass builds tvt and possibly in TvZ.

To make widow mines you only need hellions correct? Also, do reapers come with the speed upgrade by default now?
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I would say there are a lot more options with the likes of widow mines and auto heal reapers.

Nice! I loved reapers in WoL until they got nerfed to death. I can see myself trying out and hopefully using some reactor reaper harrass builds tvt and possibly in TvZ.

To make widow mines you only need hellions correct? Also, do reapers come with the speed upgrade by default now?

I checked, the original reaper speed was 2.9 something which has been buffed to 3.5. The upgrade to 4.2 has been removed.

Widow mines build out of a factory. No techlab required.
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I checked, the original reaper speed was 2.9 something which has been buffed to 3.5. The upgrade to 4.2 has been removed.

Widow mines build out of a factory. No techlab required.

Damn! No TL for reaper or widow mine? We're going to see some crazy early-mid game builds from Terran.
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The only problem with reapers is that they do no damage now. I think 1 SCV can kill like 5 unmicroed reapers. But widow mines, widow mine drops and hellbat drops (got nerfed but still good) are really nice, especially with medivac boost. Shame terran still has no lategame army that doesn't die to P or Z 1a.

Edit: Oh and siege tech doesn't require research smile.gif
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The only problem with reapers is that they do no damage now. I think 1 SCV can kill like 5 unmicroed reapers. But widow mines, widow mine drops and hellbat drops (got nerfed but still good) are really nice, especially with medivac boost. Shame terran still has no lategame army that doesn't die to P or Z 1a.

Edit: Oh and siege tech doesn't require research smile.gif

Wow thats pretty huge. So 1/1/1 is going to be even stronger than it is now.......I'm going to have to devise a few strategy's for release date.

Right now 1/1/1 got a buff because you can use seeker missile or PDD and seeker is nice if they got a good amount of zealots. Without a need to research siege tech I can go right for 1/1/1 vs Toss and possibly against Zerg as well and come up with some interesting builds.

I can see 2 base contains being viable using widow mines, siege tanks, and hellbats. Maybe 2 base triple/quadruple fact contain vs zerg/toss. But this is all theory talk for now.

Terran's strengths has always been in it's early to mid game so I'll continue to exploit that and them still being weak in the late game is no surprise.
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