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Nov
12
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
22
comment What exactly is a “cheese” in Starcraft 2?
I disagree that scholar's mate is cheese. white doesn't really risk anything by doing it, and black has to practically cooperate for it to work.
Oct
17
comment When exactly do players move between leagues?
I then switched my play style from a 5RR early aggression style to a more macro defensive style, and have been losing often enough (hopefully only until i adapt) that I now face some silver opponents again, despite still being in gold. Try to notice what league you opponents are in. if they are all in a higher league, or 2 leagues higher, then you will be promoted eventually...
Oct
17
comment When exactly do players move between leagues?
This doesn't answer your literal question, but it may address your underlying eagerness to move up to the next league. It doesn't matter what league you are in, unless you care about the bragging rights. You will play opponents that are roughly equal to your skill no matter what league your are in. I started in bronze, and was playing silver and the occasional gold player before i was promoted. Then eventually I was playing mostly gold and a few platinum players, though still in silver. I have since been promoted to gold.
Oct
17
comment 10-pylon vs 8-pylon
in patch 1.1 zealots' build time was increased by 5 seconds.
Oct
17
comment How to counter a proxy zealot rush on Blistering Sands
"basic ranged to harass them while they try to break through the rocks" dammit one thing i really want to know right now is whether roaches can shoot through rocks now. Not that I rememember if they could before :) why do i always think of these things when i am not at home?
Oct
15
revised What's the best counter for Protoss Carriers?
added 222 characters in body
Oct
15
comment What's the best counter for Protoss Carriers?
"don't let them get that far" could be said about any unit though. If I let my opponent get mass seige tank and I have all anti air, i'm just as screwed. If I let them get mass marine and all i have is immortals or corrupters or phoenix i am just as screwed. There is nothing special about carriers that makes 2000 minerals worth of them any scarier than 2000 minerals worth of something else, other than the stupidity of the AI that thinks attacking interceptors is smart. I just killed 10 carriers in a unit tester with less mineral/gas's worth of corrupters. (i did it with 24 corrupters)
Oct
15
comment Stuck in StarCraft II improvement
"If he saw a Probe get hit by a bus in the middle of the street, he'd run over to it and start kicking it in that one big eye Probes have" brilliant!
Oct
15
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
14
comment Strong Protoss Anti-Air?
My toss buddy pointed out to me that phoenix build really slow compared to other units. this may make them seem weak as well, since in practice it is hard to match the numbers of them that the opponent has.
Oct
12
answered Strong Protoss Anti-Air?
Oct
12
comment Strong Protoss Anti-Air?
phoenix do not get slapped around by mutas. phoenix get bonus damage against mutas, can move faster, shoot while moving, and have a higher range. if you are facing 30 muta with 5 phoenix they will get slapped around. But with equal resource armies phoenix are fine.
Oct
11
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
7
answered What are some nice strategies, match-ups, build orders and resource sharing tactics for teams?
Oct
5
comment Is there enough synergy in different race combinations to justify a race switch when playing 2v2?
also please tell me the secret code i have to enter to build wraiths!! :)
Oct
5
comment Is it possible to determine someones league while playing against them?
hah! that must have been frustrating...
Oct
5
comment Is it possible to determine someones league while playing against them?
also, back when i was in silver, several people lied to me about what league they were in, so certainly don't adjust your strategy/paranoia level based on what they say!
Oct
5
comment Is it possible to determine someones league while playing against them?
has that "minimum number of losses" thing been confirmed? I moved up to gold at the end of a 10 game winning streak.
Oct
5
awarded  Enlightened