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The "Lag and Chat Zerg" is a very aggressive opening, which can be used in all Zerg match ups. It can only performed online and tries to quickly eliminate the opponent with a greater mass of Zerglings.
There is no standard Build Order, but a multitude of viable openings. The exemplary Build Order is the strongest variation.
The execution is straight forward. The performing player should start to mass Zerglings as soon as possible, while neglecting to build up a greater mass of Drones. Mining minerals is purely optional after four minutes.
Once the attack starts, the internet connection should be as laggy as possible, to deny proper micro management of the opponent. A standard move to increase lags is to arbitrarily download things while in game.
Once the first wave of Zerglings move out, a chat should start. Usually, the opponent is asked for his age, gender, sexual orientation or other small talk related questions. The goal is to make him answer, thus keeping him from microing his units.
If the attack fails, the game is over. In this case the player transitions out of the game by shutting down the internet connection. This can be achieved by
- Pulling the internet cable
- Shutting down the router
- Shutting down Brood War in the Task Manager
The strategy works best if performed multiple times against the same opponent in a Best of Series. While the best of series progresses, the chatting can change from friendly, to ridiculing the opponent; the underlying goal of the changed conversation tone is to make him angry, thus making it harder for him to concentrate.
Maps with complicated pathing and long rush distances, as well as narrow choke points do not support this strategy.
|JaeDong||Only time in Brood War history a pro-gamer pulled the Lag-Chat Zerg with a disconnect follow-up in an offline tournament.|