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Thanks, It's alot to keep in mind. I'm struggling to incorporate everything here, I feel limited. It's probably just hotkeys that I need to get used to more.

And yeah, I know the practice league is not the same as the real thing, I wouldn't call it a bad idea to try and understand the game a bit before diving straight in.
I play alot of games so I have alot of practice. The practice league will not help you get used to terran any more then the single player did.

I would recommend skipping practice league, and if you want to practice do 1v1 AI. Start off with Very Easy and work your way up. I would think Medium AI is a decent Bronze player, Hard should be around silver, Very Hard is a Gold player IMHO, Insane is a cheating bastige lol

Hot keys are very important, I need to learn to use camera hot keys also


I always use the following configuration (i'm sure its not the best and there are alot easier/smarter setups)

5 Nexus/Command Center/Hatchery
3 Gateway/Barracks
4 Robotics/Facotry
6 Starport

1- main army
2- special units (HTs etc...)
0- Obs over their army (I try to keep an observer over their army and in front of mine)
Edited by CravinR1 - 11/8/11 at 9:58am
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Zerg has it easy when it comes to keybindings. Personally I have it like this:

Early game:
1 scouting drone/zerglings
2 overlord
3 overlord
4 all hatcheries
5-0 queens assigned to a hatch to spawn larva

Later:
1 lings/roaches depending on comp
2 banelings or long range (muta/hydra)
3 long range if I don't have lings and overseer if they have invis.
rest same
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Thanks, It's alot to keep in mind. I'm struggling to incorporate everything here, I feel limited. It's probably just hotkeys that I need to get used to more.

And yeah, I know the practice league is not the same as the real thing, I wouldn't call it a bad idea to try and understand the game a bit before diving straight in.
As Terran, I use:

1- CC's
2- all productions facilities and I use Tab to cycle through rax, fact, and sp
3- main army
4- special units/drops
5- special units/drops
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Thanks that helps.

I have been scanning alot, I don't bother with mules too much, maybe 1 or 2 here or there but I scan for my scouting info, don't think this is a bad thing. I've played 2 games where I do a fast Reaper or two for scouting to take out some drones.

Here's my first game, I've been playing like this (pretty much) most of the time. Now I'm incorporating Medivacs into my marine/marauder though. Trying to use hotkeys on my buildings but not really doing so well with that. Always find myself resorting to mouse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caTtizqNNYo

Crit away! Also, 1080p so fullscreen is good.
You said previously that u never really drop mules. If math is correct. One mule can mine two hundred minerals in its time span. It is a must do if want to stay on income par with better opponents. Trust me lol.

Below you can see my in game name. Feel free to add me. Before I took a break I was beating low masters people. Life is just to hectic. I would be more than happy to help.


Edit: by the way. What are you all using to record your videos that you uploaded to you tube? Fraps?
Edited by Anti!! - 11/8/11 at 1:48pm
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You said previously that u never really drop mules. If math is correct. One mule can mine two hundred minerals in its time span. It is a must do if want to stay on income par with better opponents. Trust me lol.

Below you can see my in game name. Feel free to add me. Before I took a break I was beating low masters people. Life is just to hectic. I would be more than happy to help.


Edit: by the way. What are you all using to record your videos that you uploaded to you tube? Fraps?
Fraps + VirtualDub
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Thanks that helps.

I have been scanning alot, I don't bother with mules too much, maybe 1 or 2 here or there but I scan for my scouting info, don't think this is a bad thing. I've played 2 games where I do a fast Reaper or two for scouting to take out some drones.

Here's my first game, I've been playing like this (pretty much) most of the time. Now I'm incorporating Medivacs into my marine/marauder though. Trying to use hotkeys on my buildings but not really doing so well with that. Always find myself resorting to mouse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caTtizqNNYo

Crit away! Also, 1080p so fullscreen is good.
I know this is a big step but when you see your minerals getting around 1000 without any plans on using it try to expand and keep it lower. Try and aim for 24 SCV's on minerals and 3 on each gas (maximum without oversaturating).
Hot keys can be annoying to start using, just play and look at what you need then make sure you press the hotkey even if it takes a few extra seconds.
It's a good idea to also watch the pros go at it try http://www.teamliquid.net/sc2/ (Just pros playing on ladder/for fun) or http://www.gomtv.net/ (Global Starcraft Leauge).
If you want a friendly game or help (I am a Gold Zerg US server and SG server) PM me I'll be happy to help in any way I can.

Good luck, Have fun.


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I would recommend skipping the practice league entirely. It gives you a false sense of "time" and you don't experience the pressure from a real game.
Best idea I did 3 games of practice then quit it, makes you get better faster.
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You said previously that u never really drop mules. If math is correct. One mule can mine two hundred minerals in its time span. It is a must do if want to stay on income par with better opponents. Trust me lol.

Below you can see my in game name. Feel free to add me. Before I took a break I was beating low masters people. Life is just to hectic. I would be more than happy to help.


Edit: by the way. What are you all using to record your videos that you uploaded to you tube? Fraps?
I remember hearing it was 180 minerals for mules. Anyway, it's spending I'm having problems with rather than money. Not really sure where to go after my opener, I'm trying to get more barracks into my play because I seem to get stuck on 2 or 3 when I should have 6 or 8.

Not sure if I should delve straight into training with someone good. I still don't have the basics down really.

I was playing some 2's earlier with a guy on here it was pretty fun. Won a couple, lost a couple. Sorry I can't remember your name, it was something like RldnT or something along those lines.

I record with Fraps, merge with Sony Vegas, render to uncompressed avi with Sony Vegas and compress with Easy h264 (Youtube ready setting cuts about 400MB off file size on a 10min 1080p video as compared to the Brassemmence HD). Takes longer but optimum quality and file size is worth it. I can upload 200MB in 20mins whereas 600MB takes an hour!
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Mules provide 270 minerals.
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Since the site is moving and will be down tomorrow, no one should have an excuse not to ladder tomorrow.
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Here's my first game, I've been playing like this (pretty much) most of the time. Now I'm incorporating Medivacs into my marine/marauder though. Trying to use hotkeys on my buildings but not really doing so well with that. Always find myself resorting to mouse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caTtizqNNYo
I'm trying to figure out his opponent's build here....

As far as I can tell:
6 overlord
7 extractor
6 evo chamber
Put 3 guys on gas
9 pool

lol.


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Anyway, it's spending I'm having problems with rather than money.
My god, your macro is SOOOOO bad.

Here's what you need to do:

Practice maxing out against very easy AI - just build scvs, units and depots on 2 or 3 bases until you hit 200 food. Try to hit 200 food as quickly as possible without getting supply blocked or letting your minerals get over 300. Don't worry about microing your army, just work on building units and depots.


You say you "don't know where to go" after your opening build. Fact is that at your level it doesn't really matter where you go as long as you spend all your money. I suggest going bio in every matchup for a long time because it's easier - just build an MMM ball and A-move it around while you work on your macro.

If your money is getting high, throw down more barracks and depots, or maybe an expo.

When you see your minerals or gas getting over like 300, you should feel panicky and like you need to get rid of them asap.
Edited by pelirrojo - 11/8/11 at 7:40pm
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