Changing from Protoss to Zerg

#1 Posted by Spectreman (232 posts) -

After a long time playing Protoss I changed for Zerg.

The first thing is that all just fun again. Sliding from Platinum to Silver. Don´t care :)

The second thing is that Zerg seems to have much more options. I can rush zerglings, zerglings with speed, banneling, or crazy expand, or go heavy roaches.

The third thing is that hard learn the timing and when produce drones. I died many games with 1500 minerals in the banking.

The forth thing is that Protoss die a lot if you attack with a bunch of lings in the beginning, even if they wall with 1 or 2 zealots.

The fifth is that I suck a lot in the game and suck even bad against Terran. They wall with siege tanks and bankers, circle the main with turrets and kill my army with a strong push while 2 dropships kill my entire base.

#2 Posted by Skytylz (4031 posts) -

I still play protoss in 1v1, but for custom games and team games I almost always do random anymore.

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#3 Posted by TruthTellah (8723 posts) -

You'll figure out the timings eventually. Just focus on those larva inject timings and make sure you don't underuse great units like roaches and mutas, especially against Terrans.

Keep at it! :)

#4 Posted by MentalDisruption (1621 posts) -

Good luck, I'm making the same switch as well.

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#5 Posted by gamefreak9 (2356 posts) -

The thing with Zerg is looking at the clock, if its been 6 minutes and you don't see a terran expo then your probably facing a 3 rax, get those banes and 2-3 spines. If he hasn't pushed and its been 8 min, then get ur third, if he hasn't pushed and he hasn't expanded, prepare for invisible/air.

#6 Posted by supermike6 (3556 posts) -

I played Protoss for a couple months when I first started playing, then made the same switch as you. I like Zerg a lot more most of the time, but sometimes ZvZ's make me sick, and for a while I would die to any Protoss pressure every time. Zerg can be a very fragile race depending on how you play it, and when someone hits a timing when you have zero units it can be kind of frustrating haha. GLHF! I've always wanted to try switching to Terran, but my Terran is so god-awful that I barely even know where to start.

#7 Posted by CJduke (788 posts) -

I've been thinking about making this switch too. I've played Protoss since the game came out and I have been stuck in Platinum for nearly a year. Protoss just feels really restrictive unless you are great at micro harass with stargate (which I completely suck at).

#8 Posted by baldgye (756 posts) -

@CJduke said:

I've been thinking about making this switch too. I've played Protoss since the game came out and I have been stuck in Platinum for nearly a year. Protoss just feels really restrictive unless you are great at micro harass with stargate (which I completely suck at).

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