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MVP is not a creative player either and he's been doing pretty well. I'm not saying Happy is up there with code S Terrans, but he's play is great to watch. He just picked BabyKnight apart with similar style.
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1 beer or two should change all that much , but depends on the person i guess. Point is we all got bad days drinkin we or not.

On side note - why the heck matchmaking did put me against master while i'm still in plat biggrin.gif Actually did win the game , i guess he wasn't expecting 2 base roach nydus but muta play with all them queens , he seemed to be stockpiling resources while massing queens and waiting to build spire, when i killed his 3 hatches he had 1k+ resources

Here's the replay

http://drop.sc/334963 he fought till the end



Plus it's been a rather decent week comparing to last one


Edited by jellybeans69 - 5/15/13 at 1:18pm
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Happy is never going to win major tournaments, he is not creative at all and he does not adopt. He plays 1 build order and he sticks with it no matter what and because of that he will never become as good as he could.

What build you guys are using in TvT? I am having problem in TVT this season and I dont know why, I used to have 80% win ratio last season and now I have 20%. I used to play mech and when I switched to Bio everything started to fall apart in my TVT. But my problem with mech in TvT is that you die to heavy reaper builds frown.gif

now my best matchup is TvZ I have 80% and 50% TvP, just need to figure out what to do in TvT now

In TvP and TvT I basically have the same opener.

- 13 gas
- 1 marine
- reactor
- CC right before reactor finishes
- Constant marines
- Factory
- StarPort

and from there you transition into mech. Really good opener and very versatile. I have a good example where a guy is basically confused by how I held off his reapers so well. ( masters league )

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In TvP and TvT I basically have the same opener.

- 13 gas
- 1 marine
- reactor
- CC right before reactor finishes
- Constant marines
- Factory
- StarPort

and from there you transition into mech. Really good opener and very versatile. I have a good example where a guy is basically confused by how I held off his reapers so well. ( masters league )


You don't die to reapers with that build?
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You don't die to reapers with that build?

Why would he die to Reapers? Pull an SCV or 2. Once the reactor kicks in you're safe. That said the build is still terribly sub-optimal.
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Why would he die to Reapers? Pull an SCV or 2. Once the reactor kicks in you're safe. That said the build is still terribly sub-optimal.

It's one of the most common openings. The only thing that can be "optimised" is getting gas at 15 for a faster CC.
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It's one of the most common openings. The only thing that can be "optimised" is getting gas at 15 for a faster CC.

15 gas for a faster CC? You ALWAYS 15 gas unless you are going for an,

A. 1-1-1 Offensive or Defensive Expand play
B. Reaper harass.

Have you watched his replay? His intention from the start is to start a macro mech game. You don't 13 gas for that. Currently the HotS meta is about Reaper expand play, ballsy gasless expo/CC FIrst, or 13 gas Harass play.

There is zero reason to go 13 gas unless you are going for heavy early aggression. If you want to go for a safe mech game you don't 13 gas. You are just delaying your CC for zero reason.
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I have my build timed out very nicely. I end up being at the same point near every game and I assure you that 13 gas works wonders for me. You have to realize if you delay that gas you are short gas when your port is up, which doesn't give you the ability to get out a Raven if you need. I've timed this out with banshees and DT's many times. I've played around with lots of different timings for my entire opening and this is what I currently think is best.

Also I'm not about playing the meta game, and my results are good so far. As far as your example A) I can still put on aggression with this build early depending on what I scout, but when playing against him or repears specifically that's not an option.
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Why would he die to Reapers? Pull an SCV or 2. Once the reactor kicks in you're safe. That said the build is still terribly sub-optimal.

I said reaperS not a single reaper. Just by looking at the build on paper it looks very dangerous vs 2 rax reaper fe build.

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Also I'm not about playing the meta game, and my results are good so far. As far as your example A) I can still put on aggression with this build early depending on what I scout, but when playing against him or repears specifically that's not an option.

I understand you are master and im diamond but aggressive reaper openings are very common for me in tvt to the point where I ALWAYS open reapers now, even when I match against master league players. So just wondering how that works out for you against 2 or more rax reaper builds. Is it very safe?

*derp* I just read the bottom of that original post but I cant figure out how to d/l that replay.
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http://www.gamereplays.org/starcraft2/replays.php?game=33&show=member_replays&member_id=167079

just dl the last one


and I havent had a single loss to reapers since I've done this opener. I used to, I spent time testing different ones and this is my favorite. Just read the text between us at the end of the match.
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