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You can't lose because of a tiny mistake. If you lost because of it that means it was a big mistake and your opponent used it to his advantage therefore outplaying you to win a game. You can't outplay someone and lose. Also the the severity of mistakes changes as you move higher in ladder ranks, for example getting supply blocked or mismicroing in a silver league is a tiny mistake while in masters it can cost you the game.

you're right, but I also kind of agree with him, all he really needed to do was rephrasing "tiny mistake" with "stupid mistake" tongue.gif
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The differences between the two are too great to compare really. Broodwar requires alot more skill and such. SC2 is alot more beginner friendly, but gets very challenging when competing at high levels.


I downloaded the SC2 free trial and I love the game. I am still playing with some of the single player elements and like many of you have said SC2 really makes looking at the original a challenge biggrin.gif. I will add my battlenet tag later this afternoon in case any of you want to beat up on a noob tongue.gif.

Thanks to all who contributed/replied to my post ... +1 for all!
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Only thing I dont like in SC1 is the 12-unit selection.
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I noticed something depending on the time of day the skill level of players varies

Also posting on these forums is like a gambling half the time my post will not go through cause it gets stuck at submitting content what a joke do the mods know about this?
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You can't lose because of a tiny mistake. If you lost because of it that means it was a big mistake and your opponent used it to his advantage therefore outplaying you to win a game. You can't outplay someone and lose. Also the the severity of mistakes changes as you move higher in ladder ranks, for example getting supply blocked or mismicroing in a silver league is a tiny mistake while in masters it can cost you the game.

maybe phrasing it "tiny" was a mistake, I mean for example I once lost a game because I hit the wrong hot key mid battle and focus fired my banelings on a thor when I thought i had my mutas selected and in magic box position meaning I ended up really struggling (and ultimately failing) to deal with his bio ball. At that stage of the game I was ahead on bases, workers, army and tech I had better scouting info and by any reasonable definition of how well each of us were playing I had him beat coming and going I made 1 error and he was in a position to capitalise on that. He didn't beat me I beat myself if i had simply A-moved my army into his I would have won trying to play properly and secure the win as surely as possible cost me the game.

Was that a tiny mistake? a single key-press and a split second decision failure mid battle while trying to macro and micro all at the same time. The cost of the mistake was by far disproportionate to the mistake itself. These things happen even to the best of the best Accidentally Destroy your own CC with splash damage destroying a rock? have your troops on move command instead of A-move? to mention just a few things i've seen Code S players do in tournament matches.

I'm not saying that you dont deserve to loose games where you make mistakes but it does always hurt much more when you know that you "should" have won.
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There is nothing better than playing zerg and you want to make some more banelings but forget to press tab and since the explode and create banelings are the same key you end up popping 20 banes by accident
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You can't lose because of a tiny mistake. If you lost because of it that means it was a big mistake and your opponent used it to his advantage therefore outplaying you to win a game. You can't outplay someone and lose. Also the the severity of mistakes changes as you move higher in ladder ranks, for example getting supply blocked or mismicroing in a silver league is a tiny mistake while in masters it can cost you the game.

maybe phrasing it "tiny" was a mistake, I mean for example I once lost a game because I hit the wrong hot key mid battle and focus fired my banelings on a thor when I thought i had my mutas selected and in magic box position meaning I ended up really struggling (and ultimately failing) to deal with his bio ball. At that stage of the game I was ahead on bases, workers, army and tech I had better scouting info and by any reasonable definition of how well each of us were playing I had him beat coming and going I made 1 error and he was in a position to capitalise on that. He didn't beat me I beat myself if i had simply A-moved my army into his I would have won trying to play properly and secure the win as surely as possible cost me the game.

Was that a tiny mistake? a single key-press and a split second decision failure mid battle while trying to macro and micro all at the same time. The cost of the mistake was by far disproportionate to the mistake itself. These things happen even to the best of the best Accidentally Destroy your own CC with splash damage destroying a rock? have your troops on move command instead of A-move? to mention just a few things i've seen Code S players do in tournament matches.

I'm not saying that you dont deserve to loose games where you make mistakes but it does always hurt much more when you know that you "should" have won.

To add to that, I have lost a game because I bymistake pressed G instead of F (sentries). Ergo I did a gaurdian shield instead of a forcefeild and lost the game :I
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boxer vs ganzi game one just blew my mind!!! has anyone watched it???
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boxer vs ganzi game one just blew my mind!!! has anyone watched it???

NO!!! and i cant. dont have gsl coverage.
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Hello Everybody,

I purchased Starcraft II last fall and I have yet to touch a real game as of now.. I've played a few bot games and some custom games with my friends..

I REALLY want to start playing this game seriously, I just don't know where to start. It's so hard to know the basics of this game, to know that you can't build this unless you build this or that.. or recommended to have this and that. Main problem is I have no idea what to do when I'm in game.. All I do is build offensive stuff and not the defense... Is there a link which guides you to every single thing step by step from the beginning..


Like an ultimate Starcraft II noob guide? Haha...

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