||Fri, 21 December 2007 02:28 |
Registered: May 2007
|In a couple of games recently there has been the opportunity to play an unrestricted JoaT. They have not really leant themselves to slow starts. Despite this. in one of them I was very tempted to try out a JoaT HP and just really go the econ monster.|
This is what I ended up testing, and it went OK but not brilliantly (32K @ 2450 - HW had bad min concs, but a nearby breeder was pretty great). Having said that, it felt like it was only just getting warmed up and I reckon the econ would have gone bananas if I'd bothered to take it to 2470 or 80.
IFE, NRSE, OBRM, NAS, RS
G: 0.15 - 6.32
T: -172 - 172
R: 54 - 84
1 in 4 (about 1 in 2 with W16 - most starting greens become breeders pretty quickly)
Facs: 15/7/21 3G
W cheap; all else expense. Start@4 NOT checked
9 points to min concs.
The 4 things that struck me were:
1) PGR - you really can get away with 17% with HP;
2) Minerals were a bit weak;
3) more points to min concs would be nice;
4) Cost 6 facs would be much more palatable.
No.4 in particular struck me - but to pay for it would mean something like cost 4 facs and 17% PGR. With minerals already tight in the early game that seems like a no go.
So, has anyone had any success with HP JoaT? Any races you care to share?
edit: forgot to put in the LRTs. It's my goal in life to always forget something. Thanks gible
[Updated on: Fri, 21 December 2007 04:35]
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