Real patch 1.1, upcoming patch 1.2

So the unofficial patch was fake! The notes given by Blizzard were true, but there was nothing more than that. Things like Overlord speed and cooldowns on the Orbital Command/Nexus were made up. The crazy “psi cliff vision” thing? Gone too unfortunately. Not much changed, and therefore, I feel like I’m still waiting for Zerg to become less demanding. Thankfully the next patch is supposed to help that.

The new patch notes (here) for what’s coming up include an increase to the Roach’s range attack. Fungal Growth will also prevent Stalker’s from blinking, and their buildings are going to get noticeably meatier, health points-wise. Bizarrely, the Barracks are also going to require a Supply Depot before they can be built (which will only effect the construction of an early Barracks, since after that Terran will need to have a Supply Depot anyway) and the Reaper’s speed upgrade is going to require a Factory, making it impossible to “Reaper rush” with the speed upgrade.

Looks like the Spine Crawler will not receive more health points, only research and tech buildings. However, while this will slightly punish two cheese strategies (Reaper rush and Stalker blink madness) it doesn’t change much overall. If we assume that the range upgrade to the Roach is only +1, and not suddenly +2 or so, then it will be a significant but not drastic shift for Zerg.

Also to be included are custom hot keys, which is an excellent feature, even if I’m not sure how I will use it yet.

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