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[Nexus Word Wars] Replays & Strategy

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    #1 Oct 29, 2010 at 05:01 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm opening this thread to listen and share NWW's strategies.

    To start, I would like to share a replay of one of my games, so you can see my strategy. I believe that there's better strategies out there. For those complaining that you can't win a 2x3 game, just watch the replay. :)

    So, what's your strategy?

    Name Description Size MD5
    Nexus_Word_Wars__Victory_2x3_.SC2Replay Nexus Word Wars [Victory 2x3] 88.9 KiB 20cbe2b02e2e...
    Nexus_Word_Wars__Defeat_3x3_.SC2Replay Mass Warpgates Victory [3x3] 182.5 KiB 7b4b40406334...
    Nexus_Word_Wars__Victory_3x3_.SC2Replay Mass Ultralisk Victory [3x3] 108.9 KiB 3f88c4e9e86b...
    Top-Players-Epic-Game.SC2Replay Top players Epic Game 189.4 KiB df9c3325bf06...
    #2 Oct 29, 2010 at 16:26 UTC - 0 likes

    My strategy? I type all the words as fast as I can. Especially the annoyingling. Also, I just pool every single bit of my income into income boosts. I'm essentially the heavy support for the team.

    #3 Oct 29, 2010 at 18:35 UTC - 0 likes
    Quote from DarkRevenantX: Go

    My strategy? I type all the words as fast as I can. Especially the annoyingling. Also, I just pool every single bit of my income into income boosts. I'm essentially the heavy support for the team.

    The other team can get 2 warpgates before you reach the max income. Your strategy is good for long and tied games, but if the other team is paying attention to the size of your team pylon, you might just end up being destroyed by stalkers before having mineral to counter-attack.

    Also, you type as fast as you can against the annoyling, but have you realized that you get some advantage if you upgrade the speed?

    Last edited Oct 29, 2010 by RodrigoAlves
    #4 Oct 29, 2010 at 22:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Strategies? You type words and spam the lowest tier units because you cant read their text if they are swarmed :)

    #5 Oct 30, 2010 at 00:01 UTC - 0 likes
    Quote from RodrigoAlves: Go

    The other team can get 2 warpgates before you reach the max income. Your strategy is good for long and tied games, but if the other team is paying attention to the size of your team pylon, you might just end up being destroyed by stalkers before having mineral to counter-attack.

    Also, you type as fast as you can against the annoyling, but have you realized that you get some advantage if you upgrade the speed?

    True, you can go for a timing attack by picking up early warp gates before 10/2 income, but a timing attack will only work against weak (or shorthanded) opponents. Good opponents will be strong enough in the early game against light pressure to survive. You'll end up behind in the long run by investing in something other than income in the early game.

    Against really good typing opponents, the only way to really pressure them and protect yourself is to have a lot of warp gates. The team with more warpgates has a pretty big advantage, not the least of which being control of the middle (minerals are still nice, but nexus repairs and nexus energy are extremely important late-game), and against good opponents there really isn't much of a timing window to make an early assault. A combination of nukes and psi storms (and good typing) pretty much erases early hopes to win on pressure.

    That said, when minerals (or gas early game) pops up, sending out an attack force to claim it is extremely profitable. It requires a good sense of timing, awareness, and reading, but you can theoretically use as many as 15 or more Zerglings and still turn a nice profit by getting to the middle. And you can obviously gamble a bit more and use fewer Zerglings for more profit.

    Quote from Bounty_98: Go

    Strategies? You type words and spam the lowest tier units because you cant read their text if they are swarmed :)

    Psi Storm kills all the lowest tier units (except zealots). Surviving mass ling pushes with only one Psi Storm is a very important skill for any player (especially any player on mid) to have.

    Last edited Oct 30, 2010 by Forbiddian
    #6 Oct 30, 2010 at 00:49 UTC - 0 likes

    You're right. The people that think they can win with mass zerglings just because you cant read their words.... psi storm for them....

    I got 2 replays. One I was defeated by the Mass Warpgates strategy, and the other I won by mass Ultralisks. The replayers are attached on the first post.

    #7 Nov 05, 2010 at 12:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Oh I thought it was Nexus War.... :P

    Aeon of Chaos.
    Aeon of Chaos - a DotA style map featuring a new mercenary system.
    Path of Vengeance - an ARPG map about the cunning Brood War antagonist Ulrezaj.

    #8 Nov 09, 2010 at 21:12 UTC - 0 likes

    I spam the Anti-noob forcefield, getting the best teammates so i can slack off!

    (Not realy, I just spam words and as EU is quite unpopular with this map, And only had a few games on it. I usually go for three or four big mobs in a row. Never living to see the tale. tough

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