Anyways while laddering i went to liquipedia and picked up the 4 gate build order. I never knew how cause i'm a rockin silver player. I played 2 gold players back to back and won both times. I've played about 8 games this season and i think 4 have been vs gold players or rank 1-8 silver players. Gold here i comeee
First game was a PvP on Abyssal Caverns. The spawn positions were top right and bottom right(me). He held xel'naga tower and only saw my wall off. He went nexus after core and had 3 stalkers at his expo when i had 6 stalkers and 4 zealots. Pretty one sided affair.
Second game was a PvT on Abyssal Caverns with the exact same spawns accept i was top this time. He scouted my 4 gate right after i got the 3 extra gates down. My first stalker came out as this happened, finished off his scv and i moved out with my zealot, stalker and a probe. Setup my proxy at the gold between our bases, making sure to avoid the xel'naga. Warped in a round of 3 stalkers and 1 zealot there. Moved to right out side his natural and setup another proxy and warped in 2 sentires 1 stalker and 1 zealot. Moved into to see 3 bunkers at his natural with the orbital just starting to land.
He had quite a bit. All the bunkers looked full with marauders plus a few outside of bunkers with 5 or 6 marines and a couple scv's to repair. I took out the first bunker only losing couple zealots and he got his scv's in time to repair the 2nd so i backed out. Warped in 3 zealots and a stalker. Chrono'd all 4 gates and moved all my stalkers into his natural mineral line to stop any mining. He moved the CC back to his base. He pretty much donated 6 marines and 2 marauders at this point because he didn't empty his bunkers and pull all his units to kill my 8 stalkers.
I kill that force of his. Warp in 2 more zealots and 2 stalkers. Push from both out side his natural and his mineral line. Crush him at that point.
So basically i found out that 4gate is kinda oppppppppppppppppp in lower leagues. Not hard to do really at all. Little micro helps but thats not to much of a problem. I'm wondering if it's good to use 4gate as your "base" strategy? I usually rely on 3 gate robo into expand as my standard build which works good assuming i read my opponent decently correct. But ya just wondering if 4gate is ok for a standard build.
tl;dr Is 4 gate ok for a standard build in silver?