+ Show Spoiler [ZvP on Icarus] +
I’m Zerg in yellow at the top and he’s the orange Protoss at the left. I think he was from Sweden. If not, he was definitely from somewhere else.
Anyway, right off the hop he has a colour advantage but I feel like I can overcome it. But it will be difficult, so solely because of my unfortunate colour situation, I open 9 Pool speed.
This Battle Report also serves as a tutorial. Note the importance of the Pool and Extractor to the 9 Pool speed opening.
I find with my Overlord that he has a Forge and Gateway in his main, only making his second pylon out in his natural. Since this isn’t what Protosses do in the replays I watched, I got confused and frightened and began gently weeping.
”But but but … That’s not what Bisu does “
My 6 lings get to his base just as his cannon is finishing. It is accompanied by a Zealot and 4 Probes so I can’t stop crying just yet.
Example of pretty obvious Probe imbalance if you ask me. (oh pretty pretty please ask me, it would mean so much!)
I pull back but its not long before he decides to take his first few zealots along with 4 probes to come attack me.
Because, I mean, why wouldn’t you do that. Right?
I manage to win the battle pretty handily and kill his cannon but only a few lings remain standing, I’m out of things to do. Meanwhile
Oh no! An army composed of actual fighting units!
I didn’t have enough units to kill them at the time so I had to consult my “Handbook for Cheesers Who Accidently Made it Past 5 Minutes.” I know it’s a bit of a long winded title, but hey I’m not the one who wrote it (was Shine, probably). The Handbook told me to counterattack, so I did.
I drew little puppy dog eyes on the cover of the book that I just cant say no to.
I force a cancel on his Nexus and kill the things in the natural but can’t get much done in the main. Likewise, he kills a drone or two and stops some mining time but gets cleaned up eventually. Meanwhile, I’ve gotten a Lair up, researching Overlord speed because Corsairs are out, and have a Hydra Den ready to go. I’m all set to go into the mid game at what I suspect is an advantage.
Nope, that’s not 951 minerals up there. Don’t be silly.
Anyways, as anyone who has read past D Level Adventures might expect, I just totally lied. I’ve made a bunch of Hydras and Lings and started work on bashing down his front. With three cannons up, I dont meet a ton of initial success.
My strategy is to hope he’s squeamish and has to stop to clean up the blood and dead raccoon.
Fortunately, I have studied the games of my idol Shine quite extensively and know that if I keep hitting H, I can win eventually. I do that.
I get up into his main, he types out right away, and I giggle naughtily for a minute.
He was probably just jealous of my over 900 minerals and went to go pawn off his big diamond pylon.
+ Show Spoiler [Conclusion] +
There you have it! My
bullshit brilliance ultimately manages to prevail and the villain hero wins, as he should!