Tag Archives: Zerg

D Bags Weekly 9/15/12 – On Contests, Bagging, and Botany

  What did we learn this week? We learned that you should never send a stripper to do a prostitute’s job. Corporate espionage is so complicated! We learned that G4 probably could’ve been a lot better if the people in charge had any clue about gaming and nerd culture. It’s not like any of the people arrested on the channel’s endless Cops marathons understood the intricacies of a proper Zerg rush. We learned that video games aren’t like people: you can’t just put a paper bag over their heads and enjoy the rest of them. Even going Chinese-food-style by putting a plastic bag over the top of the paper one and stapling it shut won’t help. Ugly games are bad. We learned that depressed sports fans can take refuge in franchise mode. Someone please alert Red Sox ownership that my years of sports gaming triumphs...

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Fantasy Starcraft Draft Results

With the NFL Draft last weekend, my friend Ryan and I decided it would be fun to draft professional Starcraft playerers. The rules are as follows: Each of us selects 5 players. One must be a non-Korean player. Only one can be a Brood War player who is transitioning this year. As I do with all drafts, I gave away the first pick. Team Ryan – Pick 1 Marine King Prime 1. He is Terran. 2. He is adorable. Team Phegan – Pick 1 MVP.DongRueGu Not only has he surpassed NesTea as the best Zerg player in the world, but he’s arguably the best player in the world–right up there with your pick of MKP. I am sure we will see many epic matches between those two in the years to come, so it is only fitting that I select him next. Team Ryan –...

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Top 10 Posts of 2011

It’s that time of year again. Another year of video game douchebaggery, and we have another collection of 10 posts that performed well over the course of the year. This list is purely based on traffic, no other things were taken into consideration, like social media, comments, or any sort of subjective opinion. 2011 was a very successful year for us here at D Pad D Bags, we got our podcast up to 72 episodes, we added a new writer to the blog(YachtCaptianColby), started broadcasting our podcast and gaming content via TwitchTV, and we were nominated for a Most Valuable Blogger award. In 2012, we are looking to grow more, add more writers, produce more content, continue our podcast and entertain you as we find possible. Now on to the list! 10. It’s Not the Size of the Weapon That Counts but the Fury of...

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Recap of the Z33k Daily from December 13th, 2011

As many of you may know by now, I am currently casting the z33k Tuesdaily Starcraft tournaments. These tournaments consist of Master level players, as well as some Grandmaster players. I have been doing it for three weeks, so I thought I would start a recap post. Here are the game that I was able to cast, in order. This is game two between MessyMonster(Protoss) and cSo.Stang(Protoss). We were unable to cast game 1, since another game was being cast at the time This is the first Semi-final match that we were able to cast. This was cSo.Stang(Protoss) Vs. NrG.Listal(Zerg). Listal has won the last two tournaments and is looking for a third straight week in a row. This was game two between cSo.Stang and NrG.Listal. At this point, we were almost able to cast the other semi-final match, due to Listal’s 2-0 victory in...

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Heart of the Swarm – Terran Changes, New Units and My Take

Recently, at Blizzcon, Blizzard announced the new units for Heart of the Swarm, as well as, some of the changes that are happening to the races. As an avid Starcraft player, and Amateur Caster, I thought I would share my opinions and insight on the Terran changes. Warhhound The Warhound is a mechanical unit, created from the Factory that has bonus damage to Mech as well as an AoE air attack. As I noted in a prior post, Terran needed a tank buster unit, most TvT would devolve into a Tank/Viking war, this changes everything. Since the Warhound has bonus damage to mechanical, it makes it perfect for attacking right into siege lines, and with it’s size, it isn’t nearly as suseptable to siege damage as Marines and Marauders are. The Warhound is also going to be very strong in TvP, with bonus damage to...

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Starcraft 2 – Terran Vs Terran – Siege Tanks and Vikings – TvT is broken

Terran vs. Terran is broken, there is no denying that. If you do not have a ton of tanks and a ton of vikings, the game is over. Any game from Silver to Master more or less require siege tanks and vikings. I will admit, that is not my play style, I am not very good at that style of play, but unfortunately, that is the only way to win a Terran Vs. Terran game that goes more than 20 minutes, provided your opponent uses that strategy. I am currently winning at a 90% rate against Zerg, I am winning at an 80% rate against Protoss, but my Terran vs. Terran is embarrassingly bad. Much of the reason is, I do not like the siege, slow burn method, I will be the first to admit it,  but I am not very good at it, I...

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