I thought I had gotten to a stable point vs zerg, where wins where based on my proper playing and most losses where my fault but turns out it only worked vs careless ones.
I cannot touch a zerg playing the safe game.
Every. Single. Zerg. I have played in the past two days has done the exact same thing.
(cross locations) three base into muta harass behind a spine forest into gglord/winfestor.
Its not the muta that's important here but the fact that I *really* do not see a way I can stop their stupid auto 3base without a dumb all-in or the chances of a gimmick move working.
Spine forest doesnt seem to be delaying them in any way, they own the map mid game and they moment the infestors pop out they seem to be able to trade with ridiculous efficciency to slow me down just enough to mass the BLs.
I have gone games where I take down their whole BL/festor army but then get owned by their remax.
The closest I seem to get to not giving them an auto win is starting every tech from the moment my nat is done, and not losing nearly any units until I've the ideal late game comp.
This is counting on him deciding to try and deny my third and having an unsuccessful trade at one of my ramps.
Their 3 base is 90% guaranteed no sweat, they own the map midgame and their late game arrives way earlier than mine while being almost unbeatable. If a zerg plays its game safe, I do not see a way to beat them without them doing a major screw up.
How are you guys doing it?