Hey guys, this is a pretty good thing to be frustrated about in the scheme of things.
I cannot for the life of me get into masters. I have been #2 and #1 diamond moer than a couple times, but every time I reach that peak I get busted back down to like thirtieth in my division, like today. I went like 2-5, and lost to things that didn’t make sense. I expanded before somebody, got 4 rax, and then got stomped by like 4 gate robo. How the heck does that work… A lot of it must just be poor execution, and me not being used to the builds I’m doing, but my macro keeps on slipping, and I get absolutely ripped apart by drops whereas mine don’t’ do any damage. I’m not sure entirely why I keep on fluctuating like this. I go through periods in which I go like 6-0 and then go 0-6. At first I thought it might be my builds were generally weak against what I was playing against.
But today I figured out that definitely wasn’t it. Painuser on the next 12 weeks recommended one rax gasless FE vs terran, and one rax marauder FE vs Protoss. He also recommended a hellion expand vs zerg (well, I already do that.)
In one sense, when he did the build it worked out, and I’m sure he could hold against what I’m going against. But then again, most of the stuff I’m going against is all in. Basically standard protoss is late expo into 6 gate + robo. Just ridiculous stuff like that. I should be able to stop it but can’t.
It also seems like I actually have less stuff pretty far into the game in comparison to my earlier less greedy builds, so I wonder if there is a macro problem at play.
It just bugs me that I managed D+ on iccup and I can’t seem to break Diamond in SC2. My macro is so bad as are my mechanics atm…
I’m not sure if I should do a more aggressive build to stand up to the all in stuff, or if I should try to continue my old builds (2 rax Fe vs toss, 1-1-1 tank marine medivac vs Terran, and reactor hellion banshee cloak vs zerg. Or stick with the new painuser stuff?
I’m not sure what I”ve said in this long rant exactly, but I really have hit a wall on ladder. Do you guys have any advice. Would anybody be willing to look any of my replays and tell me what I’m doing wrong. I’ve gone over it, and there are underlying macro issues, but how should I address it? :/
I don’t know, I’m just generally discouraged about SC2 (haha, good thing to be discouraged about) right now, primarily due to the fact I keep on getting to #3, falling to 30, etc etc. Cyclically. Win hard, lose hard.
Also, my marine tank micro is still bad, but it is improving :DD
Here are some replays, if anybody wants to look at any of them and say what I'm doing entirely wrong lol.