The Race Down To Silver, Ep. 1

Posted by Donos (1195 posts) -

What is it?

You tell me an attack or general build. I do it and post the replays plus a small writeup if time/interest allows. I want to emphasize that it does not have to be good or even reasonable.

Why?

The story is, I've been off Starcraft for a while and I'd like to get properly into 1v1. Before that, I'd like to stretch my muscles a bit and destroy my (platinum) ladder rank, such that I stop wimping out and playing 4v4s instead.

Details

I'll generally pick entries in the order they're received, with a preference for Zerg (since they're my favourite race).

Replays

Test Game - Just played this game to check that my replay and linking works. Turns out, newbie tuesday attacks are effective. I'll add the rest of today's replays here, once there are some responses.

Planetary Fortress game for Pazy - Wait, you can build an engineering bay without a barracks?

Double Expand and 40 Pool - You know, I think this could actually work.

Mothership - Well, I got a mothership. Problem is, I don't know how to play protoss.

#1 Edited by Donos (1195 posts) -

What is it?

You tell me an attack or general build. I do it and post the replays plus a small writeup if time/interest allows. I want to emphasize that it does not have to be good or even reasonable.

Why?

The story is, I've been off Starcraft for a while and I'd like to get properly into 1v1. Before that, I'd like to stretch my muscles a bit and destroy my (platinum) ladder rank, such that I stop wimping out and playing 4v4s instead.

Details

I'll generally pick entries in the order they're received, with a preference for Zerg (since they're my favourite race).

Replays

Test Game - Just played this game to check that my replay and linking works. Turns out, newbie tuesday attacks are effective. I'll add the rest of today's replays here, once there are some responses.

Planetary Fortress game for Pazy - Wait, you can build an engineering bay without a barracks?

Double Expand and 40 Pool - You know, I think this could actually work.

Mothership - Well, I got a mothership. Problem is, I don't know how to play protoss.

#2 Edited by Pazy (2580 posts) -

I dont know how to form it like a build but my favourite strategy, but not the best, is to rush to engineering bay (as Terran) while mining enough gas for Planetary Fortress (I cant remember, now played in a while) and then float your command center (with SCV's) over and build the planetery fortress. You probably wont win but if you do you will laugh for days.

EDIT: Oh, fast expand to their natural. I dont have real strategies, I just confuse and destabalise friends.

#3 Posted by drevilbones (89 posts) -

I don't know enough about starcraft to suggest anything, but I support this endeavor. Could be really entertaining if you posted to youtube with commentary. Good luck!

#4 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

Double fast expand 40 pool.

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#5 Posted by Donos (1195 posts) -

Sorry Pazy, missed the edit. I'll try an expo -> PF a little later.

I don't think I'll be doing any commentary/youtube for these as that would require knowledge and charisma that I don't have right this second. I'll see how it goes though.

Planetary Fortress game for Pazy

#6 Edited by Pazy (2580 posts) -

@Donos said:

Sorry Pazy, missed the edit. I'll try an expo -> PF a little later.

I don't think I'll be doing any commentary/youtube for these as that would require knowledge and charisma that I don't have right this second. I'll see how it goes though.

Planetary Fortress game for Pazy

The edit wasent really to do it at the same time (though if you want, its still as stupid). It was more an alternate suggestion if you wanted one.

EDIT: I dont normally edit this much but it just occured to me that I havent re-installed Starcraft 2 since my laptop's DVD drive dosent work and I have an awful download speed (it can be 100kb's sometimes). Ill store it and watch it when I get it reinstalled!

#7 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

24 pool

#8 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -

Mothership rush baby!!!

#9 Posted by Donos (1195 posts) -

40 pool is done, I think 24 could actually work. It's similar though, so I'll do that later. Mothership rush is next, which will probably be terrible because I've never spent any time with Protoss.

Double Expand and 40 Pool

#10 Edited by Donos (1195 posts) -

Took a couple tries, but I actually managed to make a mothership. Also, I need meals and stuff, so I'll be back later. Keep the ideas coming.

Mothership

#11 Posted by RespectTheNerd (17 posts) -

fast expand to opponents exp and just build spine crawlers? and maybe tech to muta? 
if you can win with that then you are my new hero :)

#12 Posted by baldgye (756 posts) -

6pool

#13 Posted by DG991 (1344 posts) -

This is a good idea. I wish I thought of it.

Try an immortal/phoenix build.

#14 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

As Zerg, see if you can claim all the expansions. Winning the game is not a requirement.

EDIT: You must build at least a hatchery and extractor for an expansion to count as "claimed." Actually harvesting minerals/gas will count for bonus points but again are not required.

#15 Posted by Ben_H (3358 posts) -

6pool someone ZvP on Tal'Darim Altar and watch as they crap themselves because they have nothing ready for it since everyone goes Nexus before forge. It's a legitimate strategy on that map and Shakuras. I won an absolutely bonkers game the other day after doing that.

Also, do the new hotness, the PvZ Mothership/Zealot/Archon. It nullifies roach/hydra/corruptor armies and is insanely fun. Here's a replay of me doing it:

http://www.gamereplays.org/starcraft2/replays.php?game=33&show=details&id=235476&st=0#/replay_overview

#16 Posted by groin (847 posts) -

Play as Zerg with the requirement that you're not allowed to step off the creep.

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