Sunday, September 26, 2010

Personal Progress and Strategies

Current Stats





I haven't been playing as much as I would like to this past week. I've been pretty sick and my brain just couldn't cut it. I took a pretty big loss dive when I did try to play. (I believe I lost about 10 games almost consecutively.)

I'm just barely hanging past 1100, however I'm ranked pretty high among random users which I think is great.

My new goal is to reach 1400+ by my birthday (December 9th). I'm sure this is very reasonable. We'll see if I can do it though.


Favourite Race

Zerg



Although Zerg feels underpowered even with the new Zerg favoured patch. I still very much enjoy playing them. Terran is a very close 2nd though, with Protoss being far behind. Not that I don't like Protoss, I just can't PvZ for the life of me.

I like the Zerg play style mainly and how it's more macro focused. I like their harassment capabilities without risking an "all-in", and their easy tech switching methods. It really throws your opponent off when you suddenly start producing different units. Zerg is easily the best race for doing so since all you need is a single tech building. Unlike Terran or Protoss where you have to make multiple buildings all at once, which is quite slow and risky.

Taking over the map by spreading creep all over just looks cool too.



Favourite Build Order


This is more of a ZvT/P build I enjoy using. It doesn't work so well against another Zerg because of Banelings.

Muta/Ling

10 Overlord
14 Hatch (At Natural Expansion. This depends on the map though.)
14 Pool
14 Extractor
16 Extractor
18 Queen (Once your 2nd hatchery finishes. It gives you two supply for your queen.)

Lair once you have collected around 200 gas, and make sure to throw down your spire as soon as it finishes. It's also important to try to not let your opponent scout your spire tech. mutalisks are easily countered so sometimes suddenly going hydras instead might be the better choice.

Depending on the pressure my opponent tries to play, I will make a few zerglings and Spine Crawlers. 4 is usually the magic number, it can take out quite a large attack force. When you have zerglings as well you can fight off almost any attack unless they do an all-in build then you might need to add more crawlers, and more zerglings. Scouting is very important at this stage in the game, so you can compensate your defenses for his unit count.

Once you get a small amount of mutas like 6-8 I'd recommend you go and harass your opponent as much as you can. Ideally you'll want to focus on disrupting his economy. Adding in a few more mutas while the gas comes in. Don't fear stalkers, mutalisks eat them for breakfast.

It's also very important to expand again in a secret location while your opponent is busy defending himself. You should also be teching and making different units. I usually like to go with zerglings/banelings/infestors. Against a Terran he'll start making more marines or thors to compensate for your mutalisks. This leaves him extremely weak to zerglings/banelings. Same thing can be said about Protoss, he'll most likely make cannons and more stalkers. Leaving himself weak to zerglings.

If the game drags on you should have enough bases and income to support Ultralisks. They're really solid units and a lot of bad players really over look them. A few ultralisks easily turn the tide in a battle.


Favourite Unit



I absolutely love mutalisks. I really liked them in BW as well. Hydralisks were my favourite though due to the fact they were so bad ass; their sounds, looks, and attack. They lost all of it in Sc2.

Mutalisks are such great harassment units. With just a small number of them I can keep my opponent in disarray for a very long time. They're very mobile and can grant you easy early-mid game map control in most cases. If you plan on playing Zerg I would really recommend working towards having great mutalisk control.

Here is a good video which shows the effectiveness of mutalisks.


Credit to: TheUENtv @ Youtube.




In closing I still enjoy using all the races. I still plan to stay a random user. Maybe I'll finally pick a race in the coming months. We'll see though.

I also plan to write up more strategies for Terran and Protoss.

50 comments:

Z said...

whoah, i don't know much about this game but it looks like you're good, man,! keep up

http://timryvers.blogspot.com/ said...

i havent played starcraft in about three years, when i have time again i think ill start back up

DDX said...

I usually play as Protoss but I'm going to try out this strat.

Executive said...

Great post!

Starcraft 2 said...

This is from THEUEN. Nice record and a very good blog!

Starcraft 2 said...
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MVTM said...

*hug*

Car Enthusiast said...

Awesome

Michele said...

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ShredGuitar said...

I like this, awaiting your next update!

loloriz0r said...

Nice poll, by the way.

(Zerg ftw!) :>

Randy Weezner said...

impressive i suppose.

c-dawg said...

i wish i could run starcraft 2. my laptop suckssssss. :(

good blog, bro. following ;)

la comédie said...

nice post

Alex DeLarge said...

thanks for the tips

daniel. said...

nice strategies.

Potato Skinz said...

I was touching myself

deviants0ul said...

Great post man. Keep in touch... Look forward to more.

Snickelsox said...

I am monitoring this blog, cause I need to be better.

Lemmiwinks said...

Great post, bra!

Fuuuuuuuu said...

Thanks for the insightful comments on my last blog post!

la comédie said...

nice post

J.Name said...

starcraft is nutty but addicting!!

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D-FENS said...

i love this game but its really imbalanced terran is so overpowered

lovebloggin said...

This is an awesome game to say the least. You're good, keep it up

ferfe said...

nice sc2 fighting! I'm a zerg player myself

Donkote said...

wish i had scII so i could follow your strategy :(. maybe one day

loloriz0r said...

I always liked Zerg the most :D

Lemmiwinks said...

Great post!

looking forward to reading the next one

KillerKun said...

My personal fav unit will always be the Terran Marine <3

3milelimit said...

I haven't been able to play as much as I'd like to either. I'd like to try some of those build ideas though.

JR said...

I never played the first one and I'm not sure if I'll play this one.

Xsi said...

Jesus I wish I wasnt wood league lol

la comédie said...

great post

RaisinCrunch said...

I'm not really a fan of the Zerg, I'm more of a terran guy. Hope to see some guides up for terran! I'm really just a silver player :(

Beño said...

thinking on purchasing the new starcraft...

likethat? said...

much props, seems like you put tons of time into this

Toom said...

Wow with the way this post looks, I think it's safe to say that blizzard added a lot to SC2, still playing the shit out of SC1 but I almost want to get 2 just cause of this blog.

Erroneous Maximus said...

Well done on your personal stats!

Come At Me Bro said...

Love it!

gMusic said...

Hey, no update in a while! Why's that?

Michael Lawson said...

I remember being so good at counterstrike back in the day, that I literally could have gone pro by now if I hadn't gotten a real job... Life sucks.

mrbabylon said...

holy crap, this is great for a starcraft noob like me

Aaron said...

great strategy gonna practice this next time i play with my friend

Kaluxos said...

I wanna play this game SOOOOOO BADDDDD

psizzler said...

starcraaaaaaaaaaaaft is the bomb

Jay Cockson said...

Pretty sweet demo of muta harrassment. I usually play 'toss but it's always good to understand enemy strategy ^^.

foot-equivalence-ratio said...

never played starcraft. i'm a WoWhead. :b