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So I don't know how many people here play sc2 but i recently decided to put a classic sc2 notion to the test....

"I have not enough time to practice my mechanics so I cant get into masters"

This is inspired by a Reddit post that basically said basic macro can get anyone into diamond league. My goal will be masters but I have set some constraints....


RULES

I will play zerg or protoss only (terrans can defend and scout easier with scans and bunkers/tanks)
I cannot exceed 50 apm
I cannot use special strats or tactics such as drops, storms, spellcasters etc
I will be using very minimal unit combinations such as only roach hydra or roach, stalker sentry collosi or stalker chargelot sentry


I will be streaming the games and recording the replays at Justin.tv/eosgreen

To clarify I consider myself a better coach then a player but as a player i am a GM mmr exp zerg (i cant ever get into gm it seems but i fight a ton of them) and a top 8 masters toss/terran . my aim here is to prove that with only game understanding anyone of any speed (50apm is SLOW) can get masters, you just gota learn sc2


My blog is http://www.teamliquid.net/blogs/viewblog.php?id=301134 about this topic and im voting to see the race im picking

hope anyone whos interested in learning sc2 can tune in and get better by watching pure Build orders in action
Edited by eosgreen - 1/6/12 at 7:45pm
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I don't play SC2 but this sounds very interesting. So a little bit over 1second per action. That is really slow when you remember it's an RTS. Sub'd
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post #4 of 11
Since I dont have a team liquid account, I vote zerg.
Zerg is more macro then protoss.

Still when you are used to have 100+ apm, it will be pretty hard to lower and stabilize your apm to 50
nice challenge
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This ought a be good
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post #6 of 11
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most ppl are voting zerg. this is both a sigh of relief to myself since z is by far my best race and also a worrying pick. toss is by far the best a move army and zerg is by far the most mechanically inclined race. z was def the harder pick so its a very adequate contender of the challenge
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When I power level accounts (Usually Bronze players) I use the same builds in every single game and they're all cheesy. I still come out with a 9:1 WLR or better all the way until about mid-masters.

ZvT: Simple early 2base baneling bust (stop droning at about 24)
ZvP: 9pool (If they forge in base I just expand)
ZvZ: Same 2base timing as ZvT without Banelings (Speedling rush)

In my experience I can take literally any account no matter how bad it is and take it to at least mid-masters in less than 4 hours; and I'm not doing anything special. If they want to go high Masters or GM I have to start playing with some skill tongue.gif

I guess my point is... I think what you are trying to accomplish is very doable.
Edited by Heazy - 1/6/12 at 11:09pm
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post #8 of 11
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my goal is to do more macro oriented counters. at least 2 base

but the rules and speed really put a damper on any advantages im used to. aka my multitasking which is why im good at zvp for example.
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No Terran?

I was about to say,

build MM, A-move, game's over LOL.
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streaming and i was convinced that terran is the only race to do 2 base strat oriented wins

for example. as terran you can open marauder helion 1 rax reactor fac and not be all in but counter everything a zerg does. if the z goes muta, thor helion, if he goes infestor, more marauder helion. with low gas units ill expand more since hes more cost effective with infestors while vs large gas units, mutas, ill have thors and be equally cost effective.

just an example
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