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I want this game but I don't want to get smashed by everyone D:
I'm EXTREMELY new to the whole genre.
i'm sure even the best players get "smashed" every now and then

I avoided league games for a while and just focused on coop vs ai for that reason, but I look at it this way now - at least i'm not the lowest ranked player in the world (yet)

besides, i'm sure you don't learn as much from winning as from losing...
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Heh, coincidentally I just finished reading that whole thread before I came here
I just 2-0'd 2.3k zerg with it. Oo
Gonna test it on ladder soon.
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I just 2-0'd 2.3k zerg with it. Oo
Gonna test it on ladder soon.
It's good against passive zergs who just try to macro and the win with 300 food armies. However, it's not so good against a zerg player that scouts you and is aggressive. Early game, that build is extremely weak, it only becomes powerful late game IMO.
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Blinker still far away from the finals .

Also let me know how that build works for ya.

I bet my TvZ is like 25%. The only match ups keeping me a afloat are TvP and TvT.
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Just played another two games against other zerg. 2.3k as well but a better player and got owned with 2 base roach hydra. I think it may work but my timings were probably off. If you get colossus on time you may be able to defend. Also I might have not spammed enough cannons.

It doesn't work well on maps like Xel'naga with open natural as well.

Edit: Also the build doesn't really require much skill, so it gets kinda boring after few times. You can probably execute it well with 20 apm.
Edited by poroboszcz - 12/21/10 at 10:46am
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I want this game but I don't want to get smashed by everyone D:
I'm EXTREMELY new to the whole genre.
Dont Worry about it. We have a LOT of players at various levels of play here on the board who would be willing to help you practice, heck, I can help you practice too. I have a few more players getting the game soon and they needed some practice matches to get confortable with the game.

THe way the ladders system works is that it will ALWAYS try to match you with someone of equivelent skill. So if you have NEVER played and rts, odds are, you will be pared against the same kind of player in a quick match
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Next opponent 2000 Diamond Zerg.


Wow SC2 gears is pretty bad ass.
Edited by DoomDash - 12/21/10 at 3:15pm
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Convince me to play with out bonus pool. I feel like caring less about my points would be nice.
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I want this game but I don't want to get smashed by everyone D:
I'm EXTREMELY new to the whole genre.
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Dont Worry about it. We have a LOT of players at various levels of play here on the board who would be willing to help you practice, heck, I can help you practice too. I have a few more players getting the game soon and they needed some practice matches to get confortable with the game.

THe way the ladders system works is that it will ALWAYS try to match you with someone of equivelent skill. So if you have NEVER played and rts, odds are, you will be pared against the same kind of player in a quick match
Pretty much what I would've said

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i'm sure even the best players get "smashed" every now and then

I avoided league games for a while and just focused on coop vs ai for that reason, but I look at it this way now - at least i'm not the lowest ranked player in the world (yet)

besides, i'm sure you don't learn as much from winning as from losing...
I wouldn't say get smashed but they also lose a lot of games. % win is something like 60+ in their case though, where it's around 50% for us
    
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Convince me to play with out bonus pool. I feel like caring less about my points would be nice.
Stop caring about your points, there I said it Seriously though, while, points matter in the diamond level more than the other leagues, it's better to concentrate on getting your game better than losing several games. Losing teaches you more than winning

I'm going on tonight if anyone wants to get a game or two going. Can't wait!
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