The past few weeks I've discovered Day9's Brood War dailies, in depth analysis of pro games and the like giving simple yet helpful advice about things that many overlook, think wrongly about, or can't clearly define. It applies more to me since I'm playing Brood War and not Sc2 now anymore.
For Sc2 I managed to get promoted to diamond league just by defeating a diamond ranked player in the 1st game of the day. I managed to increase my FPS by fiddling with the Variables txt file and looking up Duke's Optimization Thread on the Sc2 forums. It's almost doubled my FPS in Sc2. Beyond that, I haven't played sc2 anymore.
For Brood War I developed a rivalry with this g3nocid_ guy on bnet who plays Terran. So far I'm losing sadly 4-10 in our past few ZvT's. I also feel like my Muta micro is slowing down, or maybe my mouse movements are just getting poorer each day. My clicks don't seem accurate either, like when I have a group of lings I may target a worker but my mouse pointer might miss by something like the width of your pinky finger. Pretty frustrating. I just keep on unstacking and making my Mutas not attacking in unison, it's frustrating some times. G3nocid_ is also the first guy to bunker rush me so consistently, and the sad part is I've lost to all of them. He's pretty snarky about it too rubbing it in my face just cause I won our first 2 games by 4-5 pooling.
This other Protoss called TrueCallawayX16 beats my Z. I managed to make quite a few mistakes like letting him get his 3rd up...Also he keeps on using Arbiters and you'd think with how mobile the zerg army is it'd be no problem, but it is anyway. I've been trying to go with scourge and spreading my overlords which I haven't been able to do anyway.
It is a sad state of affairs so far for one lonesome Zerg in a vast sea of harassers. I really try my best, I do, but I have trouble accepting defeat and the fact there are some I'll never be better at the game. In fact, there's at least 1 guy who's better at the thing you do. Oh yes.
I can't forget about my schoolwork either though. Heaven forbid I forget to do my homework. It's a balancing act and trying to keep the humbleness of moderation and pursuing StarCraft endeavors. Sometimes I like to think it's fun, but there are so many things I have to pursue still to perfecting my zerg control.
There's a certain grace and perfection that can be achieved with the Zerg. It also happens to feel like the race that depends so much on massing. I feel like so many times I'm trying to overcome obstacles, rather than the other way around. I feel like the Terran spellcasters and Protoss spellcasters have such a stronghold on Zerg, so ideally I feel like versing myself with the spellcasters Zerg has to offer which limits itself to the Queen and Defiler.
With Defilers I try to do a hit and run plague which sometimes works, but whenever units start pursuing my defiler it feels like I'm prompted to engage the pursuing units with my army. problem is though I feel like I'm coming at an awkward angle when things like that happen. With Queens there's potential, but I can't handle them that well anyway.
There's just 1 Zerg player I'm a complete suck up to, and that's sandman. Now, let me tell you about sandman. He's an amazing FFA player, the definition of the ultimate defense, the definition of cost effective, he'd wreck you at Blood Bath and Fighting Spirit FFA games. His 1v1 was also quite fair. Being cost effective is tough, but sandman? He pulls it off flawlessly. He'd know things like all it takes to kill a Carrier is 2 hits from a scourge after they've been plagued just once. He'd kill plagued tanks using drones! Don't forget his infamous 12 Queen Broodlings, a devastating tactic once it hits you. He'd hotkey his scourge and spellcasters to the 1,2,3 hotkeys and using this playstyle he'd effectively create "the ultimate defense." A Zerg creating a defense better than the turtle Terran. I didn't think it was possible. Anyhow, Sandman is just the guy I'd like to be, problem is, I find myself getting trampled by Arbiters in ZvP......
Some other day, some other time I'll be a good Zerg, a Zerg who can be the ultimate defense. Oh yes. Pipe dreams...but oh do I try
Edit: The snow day came.