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That One Team
That Other Team
We started out with an 8 player game of Starcraft which had to turn to 6 player.. (Sorry Gerrit and Rex - hope you guys still got to play together!)
Going counter-clockwise from middle-left of the map, was Jeff. Jarin was right below, with Brock in the bottom middle of the map. Peter was straight across the map from Jeff on the middle-right. Rebecca was just above Peter, with Alex up in the top-middle.
That One Team decided to try the "Meet at the Middle" strategy at first, quickly getting SCV's and probes to the middle with a few units backup to explore the perimeter. We quickly found out that Jarin was between Brock and I, and performed what is now known as the "Oreo Maneuver".
After that, we focused on the ever elusive Zerg Queen of Blades, Alex, who had surrounded the proximity of her base with the lurkers I loathe so much. Luckily, Rebecca flew in with her Carrier Brigade to easily move past the outer defenses... Brock backed her up with some Wraiths.. and I sent in some BattleCruisers by the time it was too late.
That One Team then moved in to finish Peter's main base off with a concerted attack of varying units from each of the team member's troops.
It quite easily was, in my humble opinion, the best team-worked Starcraft game I've ever been involved in. Looking at the stats at the end confirms this point, as all members of That One Team had very similar scores. Our communication was good, which rarely has happened in the team games I've played previous... because we all seem to get too focused on playing that we forget to talk to one another. That was probably what won it for us.
Everyone played superb. Even poor Jarin, who was the first victim of operation "That One Crunch" did an excellent job and had great stats. And quite frankly, if it hadn't been for Brock reminding me to get a bunch of my SCVs gathering resources (both on a new base, and on a depleted one,) I may have been in some serious trouble!!! Anyway, you're only hearing my biased view of how the game went... download the replay and watch for yourself. And to supplement, go hear all the smack-talk on the forums!! http://wintermute.mayfam.com