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Just played a few games this season, think i did pretty good biggrin.gif

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Showing me up lol.
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Originally Posted by riflepwnage View Post

Just played a few games this season, think i did pretty good biggrin.gif

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Dang. What race you playing? You playing macro games?



Mine wasn't as deserving as you guys, but i did make it this high. smile.gif


Edited by Anti!! - 5/19/13 at 4:36pm
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I'm guessing he is Zerg judging by his level 30.
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On the state of the game interview David Kim mentions that it seems to be a bit difficult for a Terran to beat a Protoss. My guess is that he means so much more effort is needed. I hope this is really looked into cause i'm so sick of all these protoss matches where i can at least say for myself i've seriously out played him. I've done so much more and invested so much and yet i still lose, kinda getting sick of this.


@24:15 mark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfyolVb8tmo
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TvP has always been like a pendulum. It seems like based on the time of the game the power is clearly in the other races court. If you make it to the end game I think TvP still has a clear Protoss advantage late game, but that was not any different than BW in reality. In BW there came a point where if Protoss got enough carriers Terran couldn't win, so the entire goal of Terran was to beat them before that point. I feel like in SCII it's a similar concept, except honestly a well played Terran can overcome any disadvantages by a more powerful unit comp with its high skill cap bio units. Is it harder at the end game stage of the game for Terran? Yes probably, however Terran's do have the tools to do it, where I think Protoss is actually much less limited in terms of tools. ( What I mean by this is if Terran is playing godly / perfect Terran will win regardless that they are not as good on paper )

Personally one of the reasons I go mech is because I struggled TvP late game. Basically every time I got to the late game in WoL I'd get crushed because I just didn't have the skill to over come the better unit comp and replaceablity of Protoss units. In TvP now, I don't feel scared in the late game, in fact its usually when I'm near maxed that I feel strongest in that MU. There comes a point where you reach a critical mass of tanks ect that basically any unit comp he has is almost irrelevant. Mech is more dependent on position, strategy, and scouting information. Bio play is more about picking someone apart and having really good micro and multitasking.


Well that's all my opinion anyway, but if you are struggling maybe try mech you might like it more.
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In HoTS, what's the name of the custom map that allows you and friend to build any unit super fast to test unit comps of any race? Also, what's the map's name for practicing macro against no opponent? Are there any with the current blizzard map pool?

On the topic of TvP, I feel a terran has to be proactive in being aggressive against Protoss. That's the biggest weakness of protoss, it's a giant slow death ball. So to be in a lot of locations at once is almost impossible. So drops, expos scouting, and scouting of the unit comp is a must for Terran. I feel this is very similar in ZvT, if the terran is aggressive enough, I feel there's very little I can do about it. I, as being a Zerg of course.
 
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Hey guys, can someone give me a list of CPUs and GPUs that can max SC2 on 1080p? Do Nvidia/Intel have strong advantage?
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Hey guys, can someone give me a list of CPUs and GPUs that can max SC2 on 1080p? Do Nvidia/Intel have strong advantage?

Most newish gpu's should be able to max sc2 on 1080p. My old 4870 could run it on ultra @ 1200.
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Most newish gpu's should be able to max sc2 on 1080p. My old 4870 could run it on ultra @ 1200.

So a 7750 could suffice?
The more serious choice is the CPU, I've heard. Can AMD pull its weight in SC2? I've only played it on mid-low end Intel so far.
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So a 7750 could suffice?
The more serious choice is the CPU, I've heard. Can AMD pull its weight in SC2? I've only played it on mid-low end Intel so far.

As an AMD user, I'm sorry to say that just about any modern Intel i5/i7 will run SC2 better than, and i3 on par with, the best AMD CPU: http://anandtech.com/bench/CPU/129
     
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