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Originally Posted by gonX View Post
They're similar to Thor's, so yeah they beat Muta's fairly hard - less now that magic boxing mutas has become popular, but they're still pretty good.
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AoE damage, extra damage to biological, they're great against mutas.
Sorry, I don't think the sarcasm was noticed.

Cause Archons are garbage against Mutas.
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Any tips? Probably gonna play my first 1v1 game pretty soon. I need to learn hotkeys for sure.
definitely hotkeys,

PROBE, PYLON, PROBE, PYLON or in other words never get supply blocked and always be making workers to be ahead in economy. Once you never miss making a worker then you can learn builds which cut workers at a point in time.

NEVER QUEUE up units, those minerals/gas could currently be being spent elsewhere, so if you see your minerals/gas piling up - more buildings!

I know that was me and BigFan's biggest mistake back when we were in silver, we'd be hovering over 1000 Minerals + Gas late game + queued up units.

don't be afraid to expand, I know I personally 1 based a lot in Season 1, but now with experience (a lotta losing ) I learnt how to be greedy and safe with SCOUTING, this can be in the form of scanning your opponent's base, to sacrificing an overlord, to running zergling up their ramp etc. to get information about what your opponent is up to.

and watch Day9's vids, they personally got me from newb to slightly-less-of-a-newb.
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definitely hotkeys,

probe, pylon, probe, pylon or in other words never get supply blocked and always be making workers to be ahead in economy. Once you never miss making a worker then you can learn builds which cut workers at a point in time.

NEVER queue up units, those minerals/gas could currently be being spent elsewhere, so if you see your minerals/gas piling up - more buildings!

I know that was me and BigFan's biggest mistake back when we were in silver, we'd be hovering over 1000 Minerals + Gas late game if not more.

and watch Day9's vids, they personally got me from newb to slightly-less-of-a-newb.
Those are all really good. To be honest, I would play random for a little bit to know your way around all the races. Getting a feel for the strengths and weaknesses of every unit and knowing the timings for them is really, really useful.
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best advice for a newbie starting now is dont get frustrated and dont give up, your gonna loose a whole lot just make sure you learn from it.

I found it best to set myself win conditions, I "win" if I dont miss a single lavea inject untill the 10 min mark (regardless of how badly i do everything else If i did that right i
"won"). This helps you to focus on the weakenesses in your play without getting too worked up about all the stupid cheeses you lost to etc.
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best advice for a newbie starting now is dont get frustrated and dont give up, your gonna loose a whole lot just make sure you learn from it.

I found it best to set myself win conditions, I "win" if I dont miss a single lavea inject untill the 10 min mark (regardless of how badly i do everything else If i did that right i
"won"). This helps you to focus on the weakenesses in your play without getting too worked up about all the stupid cheeses you lost to etc.
Also watch replays on youtube, to learn builds and strategies

Yeah and everyone has bad "spells"

I used to get killed by terran every time, tank marine or marine rauder I got decimated. I watched Destiny learning protoss series and started 15 nexus vs terran and that helped alot. But just playing in general makes you faster (repetition) and you improve.
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Thanks guys I'll be reporting into this thread regularly hopefully. As I said I have been watching replays and commentaries on youtube for 2 or 3 months already so I do have a good idea of how people typically play.

I'm going to play a few AI games before I go up against a real person I think.
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Its crazy how hardcore I've gotten in SC2. I've mostly played FPSs like CS and DOD for the longest time. I do enjoy "thinking" in a different way, which is required to get good in SC2.

Finding good players who you love to watch makes a world of difference.
With me it was MarineKing
Here is the highlight video of the game that made me want to play starcraft II
http://youtu.be/Xec_WamfWG8
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Yeah MKP def was above everyone else for marine control back then.
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Anyone else bored with 1v1? I cant even play or get excited playing 1v1 anymore, its the same thing every game pretty much as 1v1 lacks diversity strategy wise and there's no team work involved. I've been having a blast with teams and customs though.
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Just because you lack diversity in your strategies doesn't mean 1v1 does.
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