The balance discussion recently has placed the focus on TvP and PvZ for good reasons, but little attention has been given to the good state of TvZ. I will discuss the healthy metagame of the TvZ match up in this article (mainly from the perspective of Terran).
The new 15/16 Reaper expand Cyclone opening is the new standard macro opening in the Terran mirror match up. I will discuss how the metagame shapes this opening, and why it goes against the conventional knowledge of TvT.
There has been discussion about the TvP match up being in Terran favor recently. I am not going to discuss about the balance itself, but I want to highlight some signs that we are on the verge of a metagame shift.
The double Refinery Reaper Cyclone opening is arguably the most common opening in TvT now. I have seen different follow up build orders, and I came up with a Auto Turret Tank drop before 6:00.