Recently I've been thinking about making a battle report for TL. I've never made one but I've seen how other people make battle reports, so I think this will be ok for a first try.
Image heavy post coming up! With terrible quality!
PvP Cross Positions on Condemned Ridge:
My opponent, the evil xopain, started in the bottom right as the blue protoss. And the valiant and noble TheTemplar started in the top left as the red protoss.
After a glgl hf from me and a gl from him, he expresses a profound dislike for the architecture of the map.
Yes, this map definitely has the sux required.
My opponent does the most standard PvP build in platinum league while I do an "unorthodox" 13 gateway 14 gas.
But mom, all the cool kids cannon rush!
My opponent's evil plan is uncovered when he plants 2 pylons behind my mineral line. Probes are promptly pulled to kill the probe and any possible cannons.
"When I grow up, I want to be just like gaulzi!" -xopain as a child
I kill the first probe, but he sends two more to try to break my
Ok, cannon defense is over, let's play a 1v1.
Unfortunately, I am experienced with the forge expand from playing ZvP with various people, so I take a page from the entire zerg race's book and take a fast third.
TheTemplar, the only person to have 2 nexii in production at some point every PvP.
I deny his scouting of any expansions by killing all scouts with stalkers.
Full economy, heck yeah! There's one problem though. I was playing zerg so much that I forgot something vital.
Fortunately, no warp gate was only a minor setback. After a while, I finally scout his forge blocking his third, which leads to a short conversation.
I checked the replay and was absolutely positive he wasn't hacking. But how did he know about my expansions? Puzzled about how he knew I had a third, I continued to macro. Meanwhile, he took a hidden third in the top left and massed immortals.
Knowing I was ahead in economy, I decided to do a blink into his base to take out tech in his main.
Not pictured: My face as I realized I had 2500 resources and he had 300.
Then, in a split second of
At least I unpowered his gateways!
Before you freak out about how terrible my attack was, about half the stalkers survived (big blob moving towards my base), but the ones pictured above were the ones that actually made it into the main.
I was really scared about an attack, but I breathe a sigh of total relief as I see he's sitting back and expanding.
fourth third base you have there, mister.
Then, we meet in the
After a bit of macroing where I get more zealots due to his immortal count, we clash in exactly the same spot again.
"Zealots, you shall refer to me as your master." -Lucky immortal
Somehow, we both tech to mothership and void rays at nearly the same time, leading to a very interesting production tab.
Having scouted expansions to the north, I go for his
Towards the end of the battle, I am reminded of a bit of wisdom Day gave us during one of his funday mondays.
Funday monday in question:
Since I have only ever had one game with a mothership from both sides at the same time, I was relatively confident he didn't have a mothership, so I didn't bother with an observer.
This is the equivalent of winning $1000 in a lottery and then having to split it with your worst enemy.
And then both of you loan all your prize money to a total stranger.
And then he actually pays both of you back the next day.
And then your opponent wins a battle involving two motherships.
I believed I was ahead, so I broke one of the fundamental rules of Day and used DTs for something besides archons.
They did their work well.
The second DT later dies to a single photon cannon.
My mothership decides to take a journey
Her purpose in life is realized with a battle cry and two clicks.
My opponent, seeing my army is larger than his and invisible, goes for the base trade.
Oh yeah, the game started with a hidden forge at his third…
I pick up some stray archons at his
I thought I had killed every base, so I went back to kill his army.
I think that I won the battle.
Wildly confused about him not having any bases, I sent patrols around a map, including an observer.
This happens every time I win a base trade against a protoss. Sometimes they make a mothership so they can have cloaked cannons.
I charge into his base.
Dancing zealots are crucial in most battles.
The game was won by none other than myself.
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See you on ladder!