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TvZ Jungle Basin Diamond League Fast Expand

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Uploaded by Fealorin - 10-19-2010
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Hello again everyone,

In this match I am playing Terran and I open with a variation to the Double Command Center opening. I would like to make note that this particular build order may only work on Jungle Basin. I have played against so many zerg opponents that I have come to know that when I fast expand and they see me do this, they try to do an early push, and so I know an early push is coming, so I wall up my ramp and get 1-2 bunkers with marines. This usually stops the early zergling push. So what comes next? Banelings and Mutas! I know they're coming even without scouting, so I prepare for both by baneling hardening my ramp with barracks, engineering lab and i place my bunkers behind the supply depot. This forces zerg to have to make more banelings just to get through my wall that I can easily keep repaired due to its thickness and I don't have to worry about my scvs getting splashed by acid. Behind my wall, I drop an engineering lab around the same time I have 2-3 barracks and I place a few turrets around my mineral lines. Since Jungle Basin has the backdoor rock wall, I also harden this with a couple bunkers and turrets to slow down any push the zerg may try on my back door. I won't spoil the rest, so you can watch on your own! I hope this video helps some of our new folks in this community!

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NightlyNews
10-23-2010 at 05:47 AM
Out econing a zerg is impressive, but this map is terran and toss friendly. Have you tried this strategy versus blink stalkers on a similar map?
smagee
10-23-2010 at 05:50 PM
Interesting strategy. I am somewhat curious how he thought he should've crushed you; I saw some opportunities for him periodically (particularly as you moved out into base #3), but he couldn't have known that without a lot more scouting.

I'm curious: throughout the first 15-20 minutes or so, you had a *ton* of gas. Last I saw, you got up to 1500+ before I saw you spend it (on various upgrades and ghosts, from the look of things). Why the stockpiling? Was it simply that your bioball didn't require it at the time?
Fealorin
10-31-2010 at 06:28 AM
@NightlyNews:
Yes I have faced a stalker blink rush, and I bust it. Here is one example where the protoss tries to stalker rush me. He almost succeeds. I have more if you want me to post.
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@smagee:
I probably could have gotten some ravens, keep upgrading other units and getting a better variety of units in my mix, but if I don't need it, I usually don't do it. Having a gas stockpile doesn't hurt at all! Having a bank of extra resources that you don't really need can make it more flexible to tech switch and mass higher level units much easier.