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Tip of the Day!

Post by igoDrMacro on Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:28 pm

Going to attempt a tip of the day for SC2. Not sure that i will get one up EVERY day, but will try to keep it consistent.

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Tip of the Day 2-1-12

Post by igoDrMacro on Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:35 pm

Todays tip is about not focusing on destroying your opponents army.
You should never just try to kill-off your opponents army.
Try to focus on keeping your opponent from expanding(as you continue to expand) and destroying his current expansions.
Try to poke and prod (harass) his mineral lines and upgrade structures.
Never look at an army in the middle of the map and say "I want to destroy that Army"
If you are being attacked, and you must kill his army to defend, thats great.
You also do not want to lose your entire army trying to take his expansion.
Make sure you kill his army for a reason.

these tips from Day 9 Daily #406

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Re: Tip of the Day!

Post by igoZuppnatsi on Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:46 pm

Ah yes of course the 5 P's of Starcraft: Poke, Prod, Pick, Pluck and Pry..
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Build more stuff

Post by igoDrMacro on Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:24 am

Todays tip is "Build more Stuff"

Those of us in the lower leagues often find ourselves in rough situations, we feel as though we are doing a good job, we've kept our money low, we've fully saturated our base possibly an expansion as well, constantly making units, and then we get destroyed by a massive force without understanding where we went wrong. Its simple we aren't building enough stuff. I am only going to briefly touch on this for each race, but often we just dont know how many barracks/gateways we need to make.

Protoss can constantly produce units out of 3 Gateways on 1 Base; if you aren't Constantly producing out of those Gateways you could probably support 4 or 5. Each saturated expansion means you can support more Gateways.

Zerg is its own monster because we don't produce from a separate building. We do however need to constantly expand and consistently inject larva, also you can make a Macro hatch, meaning a hatch that is not positioned on a mineral patch, but is just for making extra units. typically this can be done after your natural is up, or your second expo.

Terran is also a little confusing because you can support 4 or 5 barracks off of 1 base, if those barracks have no add-ons. However the strength for the Terran is in the add-ons, a good rule of thumb is three barracks; first barracks gets tech lab, second and third get reactors. Off of one base you might also be able to get away with 2 barracks 1 factory 1 starport, and constantly push units out of those structures. But again add-ons will change that.

Closing out todays tip, Build more stuff! Keep expanding, and when you make another expansion, its time for more unit producing structures.



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Got it

Post by igoStoozy on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:41 pm

Build more things faster! You need addidtional pylons Not enough minerals Lol.
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Re: Tip of the Day!

Post by igoDrMacro on Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:53 pm

If you wanna attack an SCV that is building something, you will often notice that when he switches sides your units stop attacking him, to fix this hold shift and spamclick the SCV. Then your attackers will follow the SCV when it switches build-position.
more info here: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=206552

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Re: Tip of the Day!

Post by igoZuppnatsi on Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:13 pm

When scouting an opponents base with your worker and your worker becomes trapped, right click on the opponents mineral patch and your worker will hover over any units that are trapping you, allowing you to escape for a little more scouting
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Re: Tip of the Day!

Post by igoDrMacro on Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:08 pm

Here is a Daily that Mottzilla found, I recommend everyone check this video out no matter what level you are at. It covers everything from stretching pre-game, hand position, hot keys, and more. Do yourself a favor and watch this Daily!
http://blip.tv/day9tv/day-9-daily-252-secrets-of-hotkeys-apm-and-mouse-movement-4730506

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Re: Tip of the Day!

Post by igoMOTTZILLA on Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:05 pm

Yeah its a great one, a little long but well worth it.

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