Before starting, I know there are other topics open on the same subject; however I have read them beforehand and in NONE of them have I found an actual response to this strategy. Also, the topic focuses on low level games, not pro.
I am not a veteran of the game, I have played a lot of BW and now I have been playing sc2 in platinum league for over a year; I have an average apm of 150 and I consistently win more games than I lose, and yet I still find myself losing games against players with 50 apm who don’t do anything but carriers; players that are far below my level and that would not stand a chance against me with any other strategy, and yet they do win games just camping and massing carriers. The obvious question of the topic is: how do you beat this with Zerg?
First off, i do undestard the asymmetrical nature of the game, and the fact that some armies are stronger, but you can just avoid them, snipe bases, backstab and so on. But a skytoss army flies, so can easily and quickly reach areas that a ground army can’t, and snipe bases better than you. Also, a protoss army can recall, so ends up being faster than hydra/infestor, so you can’t just outmanouver it.
A lot of comments i have read state that you should not let the protoss expand and get and endgame army, but they don’t say HOW you do this: if you build units to kill expos before 100 cannons get planted, you sacrifice economy, and as soon as the protoss gets a critical mass of whatever (voids, carriers…) will A move you to death. If you let them finish, they will be unbreakable due to the combination of cannons, shields, and the protoss army that can recall. Also, it is worth noting that most of the maps give you a very easy to defend natural, and some players have beat me with a 2 base army of carriers when i was pumping corruptors from a 4 base economy, True story.
Finally, i have tried to destroy the army when they move. If they use voids i go either hydra/viper or corrputor/viper, depending on the map. If they use carriers it’s hydra/infestor/corruptor, and i make spore colonies all over the map. It doesn’t matter, they wreck me without having to do noting but A move.
Either the game is completely broken at low level play (I know skytoss is weak at pro levels, so just save it) and that strategy is simply unbeatable unless the protoss player really sucks, or there’s something that i am missing (which is strange, considering i don’t feel i miss anything in any other situation or matchup at my level of play), in which case I want you to tell me what it is, or if the same happens to you.
Thanks on behalf of my swarm.