Hyped as hell, but the real challenge starts now, going to be significantly harder to reach the more solid yellow ranks and the ultimate objective of blue. Let the training continue! This is not the end of the blog however, as something is missing essential to all rank up blogs...
A Battle Report!
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Sitting at 2913pts, only a terran name GlowingSword stands between LMaster and a yellow rank
Terran opens up with a 2 rax academy build
LMaster also opts to play standard with 3 hatchery mutalisks
Lings poke in, but there are too many marines after terran opened up CC in base
In keeping with academy before ebay, Terran opts for 3 rax tech
Spire finishes, but modest build execution problems result in only 6 muta at spire timing
With terran in his base, Muta head up to harass
Harass drastically alters the landscape of the natural
Terran apparently decides "fuck this shit" and rolls out. LMaster fears the tank and instead of fucking up the now empty natural and main, decides to defend
"aww fuck tanks are scary" mode kicks in, and despite have had a Queens Nest for minutes LMaster has made zero progress toward defiler tech
Terran lays siege to the natural but....Muta! One down.
Vessel arrives for the party, but lings and scourge have been scheming for this moment
With no tank left our noble zerg goes to finish the front army but...SUPRISE! Vessel! The irradiate drives the muta away from the muta ling attack
Disaster results (Not pictured: Muta dying from irradiate reclumping
This pic of minerals and third 4 min into it's life tells you everything you need to know about what happened to my focus on other things in light of "OMG TANK".
Mo tanks, mo problems
So long flying warriors
This is not how vessel sniping is supposed to work. But I made it work. Cheyeeaaaa
After what felt like half a lifetime....safety!
Fuck off terran :D
Terran doesn't notice
Terran, you're drunk. Go home. Or else...
Zerg dinner party!
Notice the lack of defilers. Swarming the natural is highly ineffective without defilers.
Did he forget where the f key is? Hey, at least I can spend my gas. But I could be expanding everywhere and throwing down mad hatches with dat offshore Caymen mineral account
s is for "I'm getting really tired of these damn vessels"
Terran's machinations are not complete
2 min later, a lone hero slowly crawls across the map
Just shy of a metric shitton of lurkers
Under duress, GlowingSword's mind cracks. He attacks the orange.
Nope. It doesn't work.
That joyous feeling of swarm in the natural
And another one gone, another one gone, another one gone, another one gone, another one gone, another one bites the dust. Bye bye 6 vessels
The face of panic and despair
Because no game is complete with BM. Defiler, muta, and lurk, as easy as protoss 1a2a3a! He has a point though, I am pretty bad...and he got my worst game of the night too