Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To attack an opponent with a large swarm of units before they have been able to build sufficient defences.

Etymologies

From the game StarCraft (1998), in which the easily mass-produced Zerg units encourage such a strategy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So when you fight 3 or more other 'average' size alliances, you get outnumbered pretty quickly and the label zerg comes into play, mostly because the lack of organization that can exist in large battles when you have multiple teams playing a single side using different voice channels for communication, etc.

    The Zergling Rush (of your dreams)

  • “Rule number one for running an empire, son: When the zerg are a topic of conversation, the niceties go out the airlock.”

    Shadow Hunters

  • The critical feature underlying the difference seems to me is: "PvP for the sake of PvP" - the assumption here is then the zerg is a convenient vehicle by which to further an activity which most players want to engage and *can*.

    The Zergling Rush (of your dreams)

  • Feel betrayed by the rushed Digital Economy Bill, undebatedly voted for in what seasoned gamers would call a zerg attack?

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Galrahn Ya they were disorganized, had no tactical plan, and tactically "zerg" describes exactly the tactic they deployed, but the most important element of the battle wasn't the tactical aspect of the fight from their perspective, it was strategical value holding that castle had for the zerg.

    The Zergling Rush (of your dreams)

  • When a zerg is labeled to a large PvP guild, often the element overlooked by a smacktalking PvP group making the accusation is that supposed 'zerg' PvP guild is extreamly organized and often structured to fit more playstyles than typical PvP 'hardcore' style guilds, which allows the 'zerg' to outgrow other PvP guilds.

    The Zergling Rush (of your dreams)

  • I personally have found that the 'zerg' tactic is more common in defense than in attack, pretty much everywhere except in Starcraft where the term came from.

    The Zergling Rush (of your dreams)

  • A zerg defense is simply putting the 'zerg' between the attacker and the fixed objective, and constantly throwing the people in front of the attacker like you would throw women and children in front of a spear charge.

    The Zergling Rush (of your dreams)

  • A body of players or army involved in a zerg is collectively referred to as a "zerg", while a player who participates in zerging is part of the zerg is often called a Zergling…

    The Zergling Rush (of your dreams)

  • Ya they were disorganized, had no tactical plan, and tactically "zerg" describes exactly the tactic they deployed, but the most important element of the battle wasn't the tactical aspect of the fight from their perspective, it was strategical value holding that castle had for the zerg.

    The Zergling Rush (of your dreams)

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