A Year of Starcraft II
I’m really not in the mood to be writing this, but figured I should at least put down a few thoughts on the last two days.
I can finally feel a little more of a progression in my game the last couple of days, today especially. With some help, and a lot of play, I have really worked on Spending and Scouting. It is not as often as before that I hit over 1000 minerals unless the game drags on and I hit 200/200. As a result of this, and the scouting, I have been steadily winning more games. Supply is still an issue. I can’t keep my focus on it for whatever reason. I end up supply blocked, make 6 overlords, then get supply blocked in five more minutes. I keep yelling at myself to do them in time with inject cycles, and it works for the beginning (for the most part), but goes downhill after about 85 supply or so. I’m not going to add or subtract anything from my focus, the 3 S’s remain. I want to get it all down well before I move on.
I started a new build I have been playing with and am liking. I didn’t get it from anywhere, but I’m sure it’s been used before. I do 13 gas, 14 pool, 15 hatch on all of the match-ups (usually). It works surprisingly well. I can’t tell you why it works, but I started doing it to have ling speed earlier, and still get my hatch up relatively quick. Also, on a lot of the games, there is a point early on where I throw down a macro-hatch. I don’t have a set supply point that I’m shooting for, but generally, before an evo or roach warren, I will throw down the hatch when I get to 300-400 minerals. It comes with some hassles, like I have to be sure and drone enough after doing this, but I think it is helping me deal with early aggression. Writing it out like this, I’m wondering if it really is helping. I mean, the pros go through so many builds and have them down to a science. I do something, it works, and I keep doing it. It could, conceivably, be not helping me at all and I’m just getting lucky. How does one know when a build actually works? If I had a set supply for everything up to 50 and did that over and over again, and it still worked? I guess that is the thing to do. Write out exactly what I’m doing, and when, and keep trying it and adjusting. I’ll have to analyze a few replays and see when and how I’m actually doing all that I’m doing.
Okay, now my head hurts.
Goodnight and GLHF.