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Korea is still locked not on Season 7, and I haven't had a chance to play on NA yet. Will tonight new maps look cool.
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Originally Posted by DoomDash View Post

Korea is still locked not on Season 7, and I haven't had a chance to play on NA yet. Will tonight new maps look cool.

I <3 Daybreak. I'm also interested to see if the wider skill margins Blizzard put in for S7 makes a big difference on the ladder.
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How do you Zergs deal with your ramp being forcefielded if the toss 3 gate robos, and uses a warp prism to get into your main? I usually just make 1 spine at my front and mass speedlings vs these all ins, but in this case I may as well have no army, as they can just infinitely forcefield.
    
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Why did Blizz make the computer so not human like? All they do is rush at the 6-9min mark, they take the most direct parth, never a drop, blink up hill or anything like that.

I'm primarily working on my build orders trying to get them down, but Very Hard computer is just way too easy and Insane is seemingly impossible. Any recommendations on how I can become a better player without playing on ladder? The lag here is too much, I just want to get better before I get home in a few weeks back to my good desktop and connection.

Try Green Tea AI - http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=235523 - search for "GTAI" in game. It's a custom AI that is roughly plat/diamond level and is a bit more interesting than the standard SC2 AI. Every once in a while it'll do something completely idiotic (one base ultras, worker rush, etc), but the majority of the time it's a pretty decent practice bot. There's some basic in-game options that let you choose build orders to play against (I usually just random) as well as some commands - you can use "-qr" to immediately restart the game, etc.
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Another option is to actually play against players. Go to the public chat "Looking for Custom Games". It is usually busy (40 peeps), you ask for a game against some one your level ("Toss looking for 1v1 Silver-Gold"). If you get lucky you find someone with almost 'exactly' your skill level and boom, pratice partner.
If people don't react, filter through the inhabitants of the chat till you find someone at your level and ask them for a game.

When I switched hotkeys, I first played games against AI but felt the AI lacking, by playing games against players slightly lower than my level (so I could get used to the hotkey layout) I managed to learn them fast. Once I felt like I knew the layout I went back to laddering.
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Another option is to actually play against players. Go to the public chat "Looking for Custom Games". It is usually busy (40 peeps), you ask for a game against some one your level ("Toss looking for 1v1 Silver-Gold"). If you get lucky you find someone with almost 'exactly' your skill level and boom, pratice partner.
If people don't react, filter through the inhabitants of the chat till you find someone at your level and ask them for a game.
When I switched hotkeys, I first played games against AI but felt the AI lacking, by playing games against players slightly lower than my level (so I could get used to the hotkey layout) I managed to learn them fast. Once I felt like I knew the layout I went back to laddering.


He is having an issue with lag being stationed over seas.
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ewww, lost my placement and put in Gold rofl mad.gif

oh well haven't lost a single game yet with my weakest race as Random (Protoss) hopefully i'll be back to Plat and beyond in no time. I'm liking Ohana, Metro not so much.
Edited by Sainesk - 4/10/12 at 5:22pm
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ewww, lost my placement and put in Gold rofl mad.gif
oh well haven't lost a single game yet with my weakest race as Random (Protoss) hopefully i'll be back to Plat and beyond in no time. I'm liking Ohana, Metro not so much.

Yeah, i dont like metro much either. I can stand it i suppose.
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I've only got Ohana of the new maps so far, and I still don't know how I like it yet. Usually takes me awhile to make up my mind, especially if I find nice tank spots or terrible pylon spots.

I decided to check off 3 maps that are all old now to higher my chances, last being Alter. Sick of playing TvZ on this map especially now that they removed my gully/tank abuse spot.
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My quest to get 1v1 2v2 3v3 4v4 Master is about to begin.
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