Swivelguy wrote:el_loco_avs wrote:also, a question. That dude "stole" my second gas. ie, half-built an extractor on it. I just ignored it and my first two lings + queens took it out (waited to build blingnest till afterwards). What is the value of stealing that? I never get my second gas early enough to be really bothered?
The value of stealing that is delaying or forbidding anything gas-heavy like a muta rush or cloaked roaches. Sounds like it even delayed your baneling nest construction because you didn't want it scouted (although the vision range of an unfinished building is quite small, so if you killed his SCV, you could have just built the bane nest a bit away from that refinery and it wouldn't have been seen).
Gas stealing against a zerg is not that useful, it's almost never done in high-level games. It's much more common to see zerg stealing the gas of a terran (no banshees for you) or protoss (delays the sentry or colossus count). Based on the non-A-move, it sounds like you aren't playing high level games.
At that point the not-having my second gas had no impact. Sometimes I stop mining my first gas, now with the blings i had enough before expanding on just 1 gas.
But I guess it can be mildly annoying, and terrible if you reaaaally need both gas quickly. but half-built it goes down quickly enough I guess.
Thanks for the explanation.