Saturday, August 25, 2012

AND I AM FUCKING RETARDED nr3

so i played, good spirits etc, even while sucking......................... AND THEN IT STARTED LAGING

and it all came back to me, why,why the past me stopped giving a shit. The lag, the spikes, they just stop all your motivation once they begin, its just like hands become too weak to hold a sword, everything is wobbly and you just think:  " fuck this, just finish me"

And just to tie some knots..........

You must play paladin the way elfs play DH vs human nowadays. Getting that huntress hall at like 2:50, bit earlier or so, after the first creep camp ( that would be blacksmith ) and then teching while making rifles. Paladin needs rifles to fight a bit later on and if hunts come from this elf bo, he will be ready. You dont let elf jack at all, you always scout him and if he will obviously come to jack you, you dont creep. You just stall the game if he wants to jack you, fake the creep and run back etc etc. If he takes naga 2nd with his DH first, you need naga too, otherwise he will steal your camps and you wont even be able to stop him if you are right next to him. Vs other leading heroes ( warden, beastmaster etc etc ) you just paladin blm mass rifle powerin into expo or t3 depending. vs DH you appropriatly do everything. Copy and mirror him basicaly, but always in defencive. If he expanded, you go expo too, and then defecively creep and scout for his t3 timing. Tech t3 asap if he did so, basicaly mirror the elf just with paladin/naga/blm and rifle/knight into mort+gryphon late game. Footies early on as from a standart bo ofc.

Firelord on TM kicks ass in mirror because, with fast footy bo you scout his position guaranteed, and his timing to creep the merc camp, you can even steal his priest. And then you come in to jack him before the golem is even down, perfect timing. Spawns are really kick ass. Their damage is like 14-27 or whatever. Thats pretty sick potential. Probably stealing his priest is THE ONLY way to jack proper, cuz otherwise he just disps your spawn immediatly. But yeah with this you can even tech real quick or go for a later tech and mass up footy, steal his mercs and militia creep at same time to 2,5 while putting him into his base and making him use mass militia. Cuz of fast rax bo, you get 2 more footies than he does + if you cut on peasants you can SWARM HIM HARDCORE, pick shit off etc etc and then tech safely.

Current update on the strats of bloodmage.
VS human
You basicaly creep and scout with footman all the time, opt for the best possible and safe camp to creep first, fast altar if needed. Flamestrike gives alot of new possibilities to fast altar creep (shop on TM, marketplace on EI etc etc) Later just stay frosty, dont do hardcore shit, keep it down, predict his creeping route and creep the route with which you wont  collide with him, but at the same time gain maximum exp gainzzzzz and item gainzzzzz and have enough time to run back, tp in worst case scenario. With some arcane towers up, its fairly ok defence even vs merc and WE. But if he is going to merc up, banish is really great. He invests alot of gold into mercs and banish totaly nulifies any benefit, even maybe making you on top if you do things right. Its not really worth going banish/flame though, it may only be done if you have plenty of tower, lacks too much on longveility of combat, you run out of mana and thats it, back up or die, thats the BLM WAY. Even rhymes right. Later just scout/adapt. Mirror his expoes and dont forget to tower up if you want to play proto way ( which is very strong if you have good early ) ( the way is to  basicaly creep hard and hit expoes once in a while, while expoing some more) And yeah, abuse mass upgraded knights and 3 aviary gryphon quick pump or quick solid mastercasters + morts combos. These are 3 lethal weapons at your dispossal. Other shit is only transitional, these are the only real killers with BLM as lead in mirror.

VS elf
You can basicaly mirror platoplus-ghost style just with BLM as lead. Works maybe even better. ( tri-hero and t3 unit mix combo ). Only platoplus ghost had a hole in his strat, elf t1 or t2 early expo. Its a harddddddddd thing to deal with. But you can mirror the expo if you do later tech and quicker smith and add rifles before and after teching. Like elf late hunt style, just dont make many rifles. If he expanded, you will be a ble to counter expand with this. If he didnt, you wont. So scout hard. And in any case a rifle or two + fast smith(potential mass upgrades for knights quick!) wont be BAD when going t3. T3 strats often laccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk hardcore t2 mid game power and t3 early, some t2 units fix that or some STRONG HERO FOCUS ( which is what platoplus ghost did, but vs good players it wont work ) or general HERO ABUSE ( which is what ferfe does with his WE propush while teching t3 at good timing ). Blm dont have that so, need some rifs yo. Same principle, scout adapt, bank, and abuse the 3 lethal weapons at your dispossal, now with rifles included !

AKM style still works, if you quick tech or late tech it dont matter, as long as you manage to creep in various safe ways without hurting your tech speed, you are in the clear. Style is pretty shaky, but is actually OKAY. It has pretty high potential and probably even higher than i expect of it. Didnt test the footy opening into standart AKM yet, but it might be very good.

The AKM style variation and more of abuse mode is OK. ( invis knights, mort drops, invis morts, tower in the dark, towers in the trees ) All of these things WORK GOOD if done PROPER with STRENGHT IN MIND not just abusing. Footy opening with this is alot more effective than no footies. You really need footies as decoys there and there and sometimes for a more bold creep camp. ( like shops in t1 without militia or red camps in t2 early or t1 late)

VS Undead
BLm footies into rifles pala and late t3 tech or whatever adapt. Vs fast fiends fast expo at good timing with defend and stable 3rd hero gain. WORK VERY GOOD. On some maps 17 tech is better though with paladin first or so. But it dont matter much. Footies give you more potential gain, once your skill improves, techs become more and more boring, cuz you have all this energy to put into shit and you have no shit to work it with. If undead seems totaly weak sauce, teching quick, not getting units for whatever reasons, skipping rifles is POSSIBLE + going for t3 army composition. But its really not worth it. Its always good, no mistake, to just get good rifle army and creep best camps and steal exp from undead.

VS Orc
BLMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM RIFLESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. BLM POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Potential completely depends on your micro capacity of bloodmage. Rifles dont even matter that much, its all about your bloodmage usage and how quick you can level your paladin. Late game is an option, expo is an option, switch to late game army composition is A VERY GOOD OPTION. You cant really deny orc creeping as i do in my old reps vs noob orcs, you just CANT. What you can do though, is to scout orc posi and creep very good camps and loot very good items using footies and banish. And maybe even doing the t1 expo if orc goes for creeping and you scout it ( just once hero is out ), the way some human pros did it with ARCHMAGEEEEEE. That shit is pretty radical. But really orc matchup is hard to go into detail, rifles are pretty shaky, but at same time they are not. It really depends on how you can micro it, its very strange.

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