Hello everyone and welcome to my first
attempt at a battlereport. The game started shortly after I met Psy on ICCUP.
He just kicked my butt pretty hard in a ZvP I had with him, though I like to
think I did a great job with only 2 bases vs his 5-6 while still doing enought
damage to keep him from just running me over. He should really focus on his
macro a bit more.
Anyway, I had just finished playing
that game and I figured I could get atleast one more game in before I went to
bed. So I opened up the join game menu and clicked on a random 1v1 motw game.
MOTW is short for map of the week and games played on these maps will net you
30% more points if you win and 30% less points will be lost if you lose. I saw
my opponent had selected Protoss and I chose to use Zerg.
brown Zerg @ 11:00
blue Protoss @ 6:00
As we split our workers and began mining, Khab asked me where I was from. I told him
California, and he said he was from Russia. Then he said something about a
hotel or hotels but I had already lost interest in chatting and was trying to
focus on getting a decent apm going. My build was a simple 13 hatch 12 pool
while Khab opted to go for a classic 10/12 gate for zealot harassment and
pressure. His first zealot arrived at my base to assist his probe in running
away from 4 newly hatched zerglings. They meet up with 2 more zeals and run into my base, in order to avoid a morphing
sunken. They fight admirably and make it all the way to my mineral line before
being overwhelmed by zerglings.
Then, fearing a mass ling retaliation
he walls off the choke to his natural with zealots while getting gas, a
cybercore and a third gate. Once his cybercore is online he get
a dragoon to shoot at my overlord and a forge for +1 weapons. Meanwhile I
decide to add gas and 2 more hatcheries bringing my total to 4. I also get a
total of 3 sunken colonies at my natural after seeing his large number of
zealots. He gets a couple of cannons at his natural in preperation of an
expansion while creating a stargate and a cosair for scouting and ovie hunting
while pumping zealots and getting a citadel. I add a hydralisk den and take the
12:00 expo while pumping drones and upgrading to lair tech.
I feel worried about what he might be
doing so I send a group of speedlings down to his base, they meet 15 zealots
and a dragoon just leaving his base and I retreat them back to my natural while
making a fourth sunken. His forces sweep aside my lings as if they werent even
there and destroy 2 sunkens before reinforcements are able to help finally fight
them off. He then builds a nexus at his expasion while upgrading zeal speed and
constructing an archives while I plant down 3 evolution chambers and research
wasn't about to stop pressuring me just yet though, and a quick robo and
shuttle later he dropped a DT into my base that proceeded to rape nearly all of
my drones before I realized what was happening. He also sent a DT to take out
the 12:00 base I had, and I didnt so much as lift a
finger to save it. In fact, I countered with a lurker drop at his natural,
killing a large number of probes before he could get a DT to stop it. I also
began getting a hive and ultralisk cavern while loading up four ovies with crax
to drop into his natural. They were met with an archon and a few goons and due
to an initial misclick, only one ovie was able to unload and the entire drop
failed to do anything but take half the shields off a pylon.
Soon Khab had an impressive army of
zealots, archons, and dragoons while I had just started ultralisk production
and had more cracklings than you could shake a stick at, as well as about 10
lurkers. My upgrades were 3/3/3 he only had +2 weapons and +1 armor.
I knew the only way I would be able to
take him would be to dictate the battlefield, so to that end I started an
expansion at my mineral only and surrounded it with my force of lurkers. I also
started an expansion at the 9:00 expo hoping he didnt see it so I could use it
as a failsafe if my plan didnt work. However he took the bait and before long
his entire army had charged up and destroyed my morphing base and its lurker
defenses, but the lurkers did a good job taking many zeals down to around half
health. He then decided to attempt to end the game by attacking my natural head
on but fell right into my trap. He was stonewalled by nearly a full group of
ultralisks and flanked by around five groups of crax. His force was crushed and
I swarmed right into his base. He held off for a good couple minutes until I
dropped more ultraling into his natural and finally broke him.
program do you use?
So as I was finishing off the last
vestiges of his base, Khab starts asking me what program I was using. I ask him
what he means and he says I must of been using a program to cheat because there
was no way that after so many drone kills I would be able to get such a large
force of 3/3 ultraling. I told him I dont cheat and he should watch the replay,
but he insisted I cheated in some way and said he was gonna report me and that
I would be banned from ICCUP. I laughed and he decided to be annoying by
planting pylons all over the map but I was soon able to eliminate him from the
When Khabs last pylon was destroyed, I
noticed I had gotten 227 points for winning. My jaw dropped and I was confused
at how I could have gotten so many points. So I did a quick /stats on khab and
saw that he was a C- rank. I was really surprised at this, because I thought
that players of his rank would be better, or atleast not be bm
about losing. Looking at the replay, his economy was pretty anemic and he
hardly even expod at all. My plan had been to use ultraling to gain some map
control and mass expo everywhere, but I didnt quite need to do that after he
made the mistake of running straight for my natural and getting destroyed by
ultraling. Hey, atleast he didn't disc.