A Year of Starcraft II
Back At It
So, I’m back after a bit of a break. It was a good two days off, not playing any games at all. I did keep reading, mainly Screddit, and was constantly curious like a lot of people about EG’s big announcement. It’s pretty cool that two of my favorite players are on the same team now, but I don’t know how much I really care. Perhaps if there were team tournaments like I’ve seen they have in Korea. That would be cool, probably have me pulling for a particular team and actually giving a crap about stuff like this. But it’s not like I’m going to buy a t-shirt or anything. Although getting them to sign one at MLG Orlando would be cool. Damn, I just realized Idra might not be there now if he’s going to Korea. That kind of blows.
I was playing pretty good today (I started early so sorry to any who missed it). I didn’t lose anything (I am always worried about stopping for a few days and sucking when I return) but it was a bit harder. It feels like I’m going up against harder opponents, but it could just be my imagination. And, really, I shouldn’t care about that, only getting better. Spending is still not in my control. When I’m floating 1200 minerals at the 12 minute mark, something’s wrong. I need to spend, spend, spend. Macro hatches if I hit 500. Drone hard and upgrade until I need an army. My problem with this is how bad my scouting is. I don’t know what’s coming, most of the time, or when it’s coming. So, how do I do this? Overlord’s sacrificed into the enemy’s base more than just once. Perhaps make an extra every 4 minutes and send it on in immediately. Throw a few lings at their front to see what’s coming and how close they are to pushing. I have been keeping the Xel’naga towers, usually, so I’m doing okay on that. And I’ve almost gotten a broad idea of what they could be doing based on what I’m seeing.
I like my early hatch vs. Terran and Protoss and feel it suits me well in almost all situations. I can hold a 4 gate probably 50% of the time and am good with working on that and seeing what will hold it vs what won’t. Vs. Zerg I’m still a bit behind. I don’t know when to throw down the extra hatch or pretty much anything else. I may just try the 15 hatch on every match-up and see how it holds. It could probably work on everything but six-pools and the like. I will go ahead and give it a go tomorrow.
I am doing better on the early parts of my build, in keeping with what I’ve been working on. Like I said, it’s still a struggle if I try to micro at the same time. I can end up with a very late pool or filling the gas if I’m not paying constant attention. So, I’m not going to say I’m done with it yet. It is still what I’m working on right now specifically.
Goodnight and GLHR.