You keep saying that word . . .

I do not think it means, what you think it means. At...

I do not think it means, what you think it means.

At the beginning of every random team game I play, I can almost guarantee one of my teammates will say, “rush?”, “RUSH!”, or other versions of the same with various typos. “rush/” “rish/”, “tidj?” (if they are one key to the right on their keyboard) etc.

I am probably straining at gnats here, but I don’t think 90% of these people know what a rush is – there is a difference between a rush and concentrating on tier one units.  As I understand it, a rush is when you sacrifice your econ to get units out onto the field before your opponent.  Six pooling, or a six raxx would be examples of this.  I very rarely see anyone actually rushing in the games I play, as it significantly hinders your econ.  If you fail at rushing, your opponent is going to have more resources and wipe you out quite handily.

Most of the games I play have a lot of early aggression; usually with zealots, zerglings, marines, marauders, etc.  These games often depend on who wins the early conflicts, but it is, in my opinion, definitely not a rush.  I don’t remember the last time I actually “rushed”.

Even today, about 15 minutes into a 3v3, I noticed an opponent’s pylon in my teammates base.  I pinged and warned him about it, then my other teammate replied, “he wants to rush you later.”  It seems, then, that this word can mean anything from what I consider a rush to sneaking units into a base.

I am probably expecting too much from the battle.net community :-)

Am I completely wrong here?  What do you consider a rush?

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A recovering WoW addict, krutoypotsan now occupies his free time with Starcraft 2.