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Kill off enemy creep? As in creep tumours? I'm still trying to find the best items, but, so far, I find that the weapon and speed items you can buy from the prism/queen are the best to start. Then I aim for the neosteel armor, maybe anaerobic regeneration, along with some weapons one such as the rail gun and not sure what the other is called, has a flame on it. I think once you figured out your preferred character and best weapons, it'll make the game much easier


creep=endlessly spawning units that are crashing into each other. figuring out figuring out the item situation really helps a lot....

my keyboard purchases have had the primary focus of improving my apm :b and honestly? the blacks really didn't feel right for rts type play imo.
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What are your opinions on the brown switches for SC2, thiru?
Tester/Ssks and Cool/Fruitdealer use them with Filco Majestouch w/o NKRO. I saw their keyboards in an Artosis video of GSL. I personally picked this over blacks for that reason.

For mouse I use an Abyssus as many pros use a Salmosa which is basically the predecessor to Abyssus. The Abyssus is a super light small flat finger tip grip gaming mouse. Its fine for other games but if you are dedicated FPS or need macro keys it wont help you for that.

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Actually Tester has a Filco Zero with some alps I believe.
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I'm certainly not a high enough level player to give any real tips, but I'm of the opinion that improving APM means making every action worthwhile. Eventually if you play enough, you'll gain speed and more meaningful APM (vs. something like spamming actions, something I'm guilty of). Having the right keyboard could possibly help too though.
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nearly a whole month without practice, bronze league here I come... (right after I reinstall since my silly windows is acting up)

anyway I hope next time they do teams on GOM they actually have 4v4s or 2v2s or something like that...

BigFan you in masters yet since the last time I saw you?
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Like you, my SCII games have been on the low side this past month, so, I'm still in silver. I also discovered sotis which has taken away from that. Futhermore, I went random, so, I've been trying to work on my T/P and Z has taken a backseat atm. On the bright side, this means that you won't be getting many slings/banes attacking your fragile MMM XD

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creep=endlessly spawning units that are crashing into each other. figuring out figuring out the item situation really helps a lot....

my keyboard purchases have had the primary focus of improving my apm :b and honestly? the blacks really didn't feel right for rts type play imo.
Well, apm is important, but, not in BW sense As for the creep, I guess I see your point
    
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I think it was FruitDealer who had a Filco Zero with clicky alps switches, while Tester had a Filco with quieter brown switches.
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At some point Tester/Cool both had a Filco w/ browns w/o NKRO from Majestouch. YOu can tell by the LED light color and FILCO name color in an ArtosisTV GSL prelim vids.

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/view...&currentpage=1

I dont know if they have changed since then but I doubt they would change a $100+ KB in a few months time. Not that it really matters but I heard browns are good for double tapping, repitition w/o strain (aka blacks are bad for RTS endurance).
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Guys, practice will lead you to improve much faster than a keyboard ever will. Having said that, I'm sure that some keyboards are easier/better for certain genres than others
    
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I'm certainly not a high enough level player to give any real tips, but I'm of the opinion that improving APM means making every action worthwhile. Eventually if you play enough, you'll gain speed and more meaningful APM (vs. something like spamming actions, something I'm guilty of). Having the right keyboard could possibly help too though.
exactly, this daily definitely goes into detail about that exact concept.

http://day9tv.blip.tv/file/4712303/

edit for clarification-in regards to making your actions efficient as opposed to simply spamming (which really does you no good.)
Edited by rather_be_surfin - 2/14/11 at 11:16am
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your fragile MMM XD
actually I was thinking of switching to Zerg mainly because I find them hard to play (confusion about when to make units instead of drones etc.) so it's my turn to baneling rush your Thor/Colossus/Ultralisk
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