All, I’ve been really struggling with ZvT match-ups, particularly against BC openers. I lose 9 out of 10 of them.
I’ve been following ViBE’s B2GM series since last year and they helped me move from bronze to low gold after 50 or so games. I generally have a fairly high win rate against macro players. But early rushes, and especially air are almost always a death sentence.
If any of you follow ViBE, he teaches a solid macro style with limited scouting/ no micro in early leagues. I.e. until low plat you only send your overloard, and if you see no natural - build a spine, otherwise build a 3rd. Then you saturate the natural, build 4 queens in total and build 8 safety roaches. That’s it. Continue macroing after. All that is cool and dandy until I get 2 BCs in my base at around 6 minutes. My 4 queens are fried one by one without micro (dang, even with my micro, which sucks anyway), my drones scatter in panic, those few that are still alive that is, and my roaches shiver helplessly in fear waiting for the inevitable.
I guess my main question is what the …? And also - I don’t question ViBE’s strategy at all, I’m nearly convinced macro is the way to go, but can anybody explain this low-gold noob how I am supposed to defend against 2 BCs with limited scouting, 4 queens, and 8 roaches? In other words, I’m just trying to fill the missing piece in my head between ViBE’s mostly ground early defense strategy and BC/Void one-basing.
Much obliged for any tips!