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"christ, Scarab, this isn't fat guy goes nutzoid, we can't just airlift you out of every troublesome situation you get yourself into. and especially not when you're just scared, because I'm not going to risk my ass and my chopper piloting you out of the city every time you see a soya product." - CynicalMagician
Report Rating: 8.3, # of Ratings: 3, Max: 9, Min: 7 Lifetime Rating for SCV~007: 8.1389
hosted a 16 man 1vs1 tourney on the 14 september, and after all the
rounds and semi-finals had been played, 2 players remained. The two
finalsts were Silent-Strike and SpaceFoo.
was asked to report the finals, which was a best of 3 games. I gladly
accepted (it was around midnight and I was tired :])
first game was played on Rivalry, and both players elected random.
Silent-Strike warped in a teal Nexus at the bottom right corner, and
SpaceFoo morphed a brown Hatchery at the bottom left corner.
build order was: Pylon (scout), Gateway, Pylon, Gas, Cyber Core,
Robotics. SpaceFoo's build order was: Hatchery at natural, Spawning
Pool, Hatchery, Hatchery.
was obviously teching hard and SpaceFoo was powering. The little beeping
Probe (called Sam by his friends) made it's way to the top right corner,
then zoomed off to the left and later found SpaceFoo at it's last
checkpoint. At that time, the Hatchery at the natural was just
completing, and a good looking line of Drones showed up just in time to
start mining. The annoying little Probe danced around for quite a while
before getting popped by some brand new Zerglings.
warped a Robotics Supportbay, and SpaceFoo got a Hydralisk Den. Another
Hatchery was built, thus there were 4 Hatcheries pumping Zerglings and
Hydras, and 1 Gateway and 1 Robotics making Protoss units. A second
Robotics was constructed by Silent-Strike, about the same time as a
Shuttle flew off into the west.
Reaver was dropped near the Zerg mineral line, but most of the Drones
ran away before the Reaver landed. Thus, the Reaver only managed to kill
a few Drones and some Hydras before entering the "out of
order" status. It still was a good trade for Silent-Strike, since
SpaceFoo lost some valuable mining time, because as you can see in the
image below, the defending forces were placed at the natural, and it
took some time to move them to the right place. The Shuttle survived to fly
again another day...
then sent an army of mostly Zerglings, mixed with some Hydras to Silent-Strike's narural, while also expanding to the 9 o'clock location.
The Protoss troops that was guarding the ramp walked down to the natural
just before the Zerg arrived, but they hastily retreated up the ramp
when they saw the incoming threat, losing a Zealot. The defenders drew
back a bit from the ramp, and Reavers were unloaded from their Shuttles.
The Reavers did an excellent job blasting the Zerglings as they charged
the Zealots and Dragoons, and SpaceFoo wisely retreated his remaining
performed another Reaver drop, this time including two Reavers. They
engage a pack of Hydras that hurry to intercept them, and kill a good
number. One Reaver died, and the other was microed furiously by Silent-Strike. He fired a shot, then loaded it up in the Shuttle, then
dropped it farther away. After a couple of good Scarab ejections the
Reaver died, as did the Shuttle, making this a far less cost effective
drop than the last one. (600 minerals and 200 gas gone. Ouch.)
this SpaceFoo expanded once again, this time to the top left plateau. He
has put a Zergling to patrol between the top right plateau and the 3
o'clock location. Silent-Strike expanded to the 3 o'clock location, and
(surprise) the Zergling saw it. A Zealot swiftly killed the Ling, but
the damage had been done, SpaceFoo was aware of the base.
also expanded to his natural.
then decided to march out, and moved Reavers /Zealots / Goons towards
SpaceFoo. However already at the bridge to Silent-Strike's natural the
army is intercepted by 12 Lings, and those 12 Power Rangers manage to
kill two Reavers due to the fact that the Reavers was in front of the
other troops. This Protoss army then continued into the west and pushed
their way to SpaceFoo's natural before being halted. Another seven Goons
arrive though and the push is continued.
a note, at this point there was 10 Hatcheries working for SpaceFoo, and
4 Gateways and 2 Robotics for Silent-Strike.
sent Zerglings on a detour to the 3 o'clock Protoss expansion, which was
guarded by one very zealous Zealot. He wasn't zealous enough though.
After the Zerglings had scratched the paint of the Nexus to a level
Silent-Strike could not tolerate, he sent a Shuttle with Reavers that
dealt with the problem.
expanded to the top right plateau and natural. The Dragoons that was
attacking SpaceFoo's natural killed the Hatchery there, but they were
killed by newly hatched Hydras and Lings. A big force of Hydralisks was
sent to the 3 o'clock base, and killed the Nexus before it could be
after wave of Zerg attackers then wear Silent-Strike down, not even his
Rambo Reaver could save him, and he
concedes the game.
winner of Game One is SpaceFoo
game SpaceFoo chose Zerg and spawned in the lower left corner, and
Silent-Strike went random and got Protoss again. He warped his Nexus in
the upper right corner of this desert map.
initial Overlord scout was sent north and the Protoss beeper was sent
south. The Probe found the Zerg first, and attacked the Spawning Pool a
bit before running away from the creepy thing. SpaceFoo then took his
natural (if it can be called that on this map) and Silent-Strike built a
Citadel and a Stargate. A Zealot and a Dragoon marched out to guard the
inverted ramp, and soon a Corsair popped out of the Stargate.
warped in another Gateway and a Templar Archives, while his Corsair was
on a mission to hunt Overlords. It managed to kill two of them before
any anti-air was built in the Zerg infestation in the form of a Hydra
Den and an Evo Chamber for Spores.
sent a batch of Zerglings to the Protoss base, and as they arrived they
ran into, guess what, two Dark Templar! Ouchie for the Lings. Six of them
were killed before SpaceFoo realized what was going on and retreated the
Lings to a safer position.
then evolved a Lair, and Silent-Strike took control of his natural
expansion, guarding it with his growing army. Some Probes were maynarded
(Maynard must be so happy) to the expansion when the Nexus came online.
SpaceFoo seemed to be heading for Lurkers now (What? Just because he has
a Lair and a Hydra den and ...oh never mind...).
Probe was sent to the 3 o'clock expansion, where a watchful Zergling was
burrowed, and soon a few buildings was being warped in from Aiur.
if the text here is a bit f*cked up, but I have this annoying Adams
Family screensaver on a computer 3 feet away from me..grr..and I'm too
lazy to get rid of it.)
army consisting of Hydras and Zerglings were then sent to the expansion
to try and take it out. Silent-Strike must have known this somehow (or
just guessed it), and he also sent his army there, and with the help of
some Storms his Zealots and DT's are victorious (even though his own
troops get their share of the bad weather).
knew that he also needed to expand in order to stay alive, and he did so
at the bottom right location, under the watchful eye of my floating
Command Center. (Soon to be the heart of my new
base...oh, I'm afraid the Deathstar will be FULLY operational)
kept sending troops to take out the Protoss expansion at 3, but the
Protoss warriors won every fight, even though they took losses.
large Zerg army was later sent to Silent-Strike's middle right expansion
(yes, if you take a look at your wristwatch you see that the 3 is to the
right and not to the left as you have thought for the entire report so
Zerg managed to push their way through the..air.. to the 3 o'clock
expansion and killed the Nexus, but soon the new Protoss army showed up
and swiftly took them out. Silent-Strike at this time had nine Gateways,
facing the production capabilities of five Hatcheries.
kept sending Hydras and Zerglings to attack Silent-Strike, but even
though he had upgraded to Cracklings they died. Silent-Strike focused on
making Zealots and Templar, and that combination won him most battles.
He moved a strike force to SpaceFoo's base, but it got killed without
doing any permanent damage. The battles were now fought at the bottom
middle area of the map, through which most troop movements were
base at 3 were now back online and Silent-Strike was producing Zealots
at a steady pace. SpaceFoo also focused on low level units, mostly
Cracklings, which gave Silent-Strike an advantake (feel free to tell me
if you think otherwise).
Zealots chewed the Zerglings up pretty much, and a Silent-Strike Whoop
Ass Army(tm) made it's way to SpaceFoo's base, killing the natural
expansion. As another army wipes out his lower right expansion (where my
CC still hasn't made it's move), SpaceFoo conceded the game.
winner of Game Two is Silent-Strike
means there WILL be a game three :P)
winner of this game has won the tournament, and the eternal fame and
glory that comes with winning in one of my reports :P
this game series I have wondered about the "random" choice. I
have concluded that it is an evil devise contructed by Blizzard in
cooperation with governments worldwide. What the purpose of this
might have been I'm not sure of, but what I do know is that their
intentions must have been cruel. Because of the actions taken by world
leaders we have not seen any other matchup than PvZ in this series.
Crush the Governments! Down with the politicians! Long live anarchy!
Long live BGH....err nm.
lets get the final part of this show on the road, shall we?
you can see in the pictures above, both players chose random and the
matchup was once again TvZ, Silent-Strike as Protoss at the 12 location
and SpaceFoo as Zerg at the 9 plateau.
build orders were as follows...
Pylon, Forge(!), Gateway.
Hatchery at the natural, Spawning Pool.
soon sent a Probe to check out SpaceFoo's base, and as he must have
expected, the Probe found a morphing Hatchery. Without hesitation the
Probe started a warp rift to get hold of a Pylon.
the Pylon finnished, two Cannons were constructed right next to SpaceFoo's third Hatchery that he had just started to morph. Soon a
whole army of Drones surfed down the ramp in an attempt to kill the
Cannons before they finnished warping.
Drone charge was highly effective, and soon a Cannon went puff, just as
it had finnished.
more text here when available...kekek]
this time, Silent-Strike offered a GG, since he thought he was done for,
but no quitting is allowed in this report. Sons of Aiur do not run from
battle! A second later the first Zerglings was hatched and they
ran off into the north-east. The Lings were killed by a pimp squad
of Zealots, which then marched towards the Zerg base. Once there,
they ran into more Zerglings, and was forced to retreat...
they didn't retreat HOME as some chicken-shit Terrans would have done,
no, they retreated into the Zerg base :P. There they stood their ground
at the top of the ramp, valiantly fighting for about three seconds
before they died to the numerous Zerglings.
army of Zerglings is then sent to Silent-Strike's base, but they are
chased off at the ramp, and then the Protoss Zealot / Probe combo move
walked all the way to the Zerg mineral only expansion which SpaceFoo had
taken, where they were intercepted by a large amount of Zerglings.
actually won this fight, but don't as me how he did it....
we must face the laws of physics here, and Silent-Strike lost a
Offensive cannon attack in the beginning. SpaceFoo had three operational
mining bases, all pumping Zerglings. The Protoss strikeforce of Zealots
and Probes were soon killed by a new wave of Zerglings, and those Lings
then attacked Silent-Strike, forcing him to concede the game since he
had no troops left.
the winner of game three and this tourney is
to both of you, and better luck next time Silent-Strike :)
those who care, the scores:
wait never mind, I forgot to get screenshots of those, hehe.
cannon will turn on you if you do it in a SCV~007 report, so dont.
bonus points for me.
bonus points to Photoshop
bonus points for Silent-Strike
bonus points to WilliamWC3 for the concept :P
you think the report is finnished? Well yes it is but today I have a
little special for you. A contest of RAP has been performed in the
channel clan ~nohunters :P
has been a while since this contest was held, but I'm still proud to
present to you (in the form of a VERY big image).....