Sunday, May 8, 2011

Punishing Others for Taking a Risk

Today I have been laddering a lot. Well, what amounts to a lot for me, as the total number of games were just 14. I lost the vast majority of the games, which of course annoys me a lot. I don’t think I should lose this much when I am not even in Diamond yet.

I’m still learning Terran and there are certain things that I just don’t seem to be able to get right. Today my pet annoyance have been people who have done risky things and when I tried to punish them for taking those risks, I got rolled. Examples includes a protoss that fast expanded on Delta Quadrant and so on. I’m of the firm belief that that should just not be possible to get away with and yet he did.

I have also tried to loosen up my Terran vs Zerg game play which has a tendency to become a little passive while I max out on two bases. But apparently moving out early is something I haven’t mastered yet.

I streamed a lot of the games I played to, but I don’t think my loses are especially interesting to watch as they are not even close games.

Here are a couple of the good games:

Terran vs Terran on Shakuras Plateau

And another which was also kinda okay:

Terran vs Protoss on Scrap Station

If I have to mention anything positive from today, it should be that my Terran vs Terran is still my best matchup and the games I won against Protoss were all due to good use of EMP.

EMP is currently the corner stone of my mid to laIte game vs. Protoss and I wonder why I didn’t see it more back when I played Protoss?


  1. thanks for sharing bro

  2. Hello Fafner,

    It is easy to punish a protoss that fast expand, just upgrade steampack as fast as possible.

    I like to be aggressive vs zerg in the early stages of a game, build two barracks and build a ton of marines.

    Hope this helps.

  3. Nice games but now it is very hard to pressure protoss now that stim takes so long. Liquid Huk fighting

  4. Very interesting games. Good luck on becoming the best Starcraft 2 player!

  5. I think the starcraft2apm guy means "steampack"