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My quest to get 1v1 2v2 3v3 4v4 Master is about to begin.

what have you been in 1v1?
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He is having an issue with lag being stationed over seas.

Not for too much longer! YAY!

So I played a couple 1v1 matches against my 2v2 partner. He whopped me pretty good. Then we went over some game mechanics and I learned a few things.

A: I completely underestimate and underuse sentries. 1 Immortal gets owned by 3 Rauders, throw in a Guardian sheild, it changes drastically. Also I now understand a little better that the MM ball tries to kite so my zealots dont get on them. A few Force Fields will stop them from running away. I've always seen this in replays and Husky/HD videos but never really done it myself.

B: Micro. I'm dumb. I always thought to do micro you right click (move), then A Click (attack), repeat. Apparently its right click (move), s (stop), repeat. I couldn't practice it too well last night. I kid you not the lag is so bad I click to move a stalker and count 1 one thousand, 2 one thousand, then he finally moves.

So heres a generic question. Each season obviously has certain maps that are played on ladder? How do I find the list so I can look at them in single player?
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Not for too much longer! YAY!
So I played a couple 1v1 matches against my 2v2 partner. He whopped me pretty good. Then we went over some game mechanics and I learned a few things.
A: I completely underestimate and underuse sentries. 1 Immortal gets owned by 3 Rauders, throw in a Guardian sheild, it changes drastically. Also I now understand a little better that the MM ball tries to kite so my zealots dont get on them. A few Force Fields will stop them from running away. I've always seen this in replays and Husky/HD videos but never really done it myself.
B: Micro. I'm dumb. I always thought to do micro you right click (move), then A Click (attack), repeat. Apparently its right click (move), s (stop), repeat. I couldn't practice it too well last night. I kid you not the lag is so bad I click to move a stalker and count 1 one thousand, 2 one thousand, then he finally moves.
So heres a generic question. Each season obviously has certain maps that are played on ladder? How do I find the list so I can look at them in single player?

I do use the former even though I know the correct move is the latter, because I can never get the range right

there were times when I try to do move-S, (at least half of )they stop before they actually get in range redface.gif

the move-A-move is 1 more click per cycle, but eliminates this problem.
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the move-A-move is 1 more click per cycle, but eliminates this problem.

I'd say its considerably more difficult. Especially if you are chasing down units, easy to click a unit instead of the ground.
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I still use a-move micro too. I just get more response. lol

Doesnt mean its right though.
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I'd say its considerably more difficult. Especially if you are chasing down units, easy to click a unit instead of the ground.

more difficult than what?

if you're comparing it to stutter step + focus firing I'll have to disagree. It's way easier to click on the ground than to click on a specific unit. The unit is the size of what, a dime? while the ground is as big as your screen minus UI and buildings. I found it much easier to Move-A-move for stutter steps. Will make sure they hit something instead of just standing there because it's out of range to hit anything at all.

Just me microing bad thats all tongue.gif
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Will make sure they hit something instead of just standing there because it's out of range to hit anything at all.

Good point.

I still have to understand unit counters better, so I can understand which units I focus. It's a pain playing the Protoss ball, mixing your units and trying to kill different types of units.
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I'd say its considerably more difficult. Especially if you are chasing down units, easy to click a unit instead of the ground.

more difficult than what?

if you're comparing it to stutter step + focus firing I'll have to disagree. It's way easier to click on the ground than to click on a specific unit. The unit is the size of what, a dime? while the ground is as big as your screen minus UI and buildings. I found it much easier to Move-A-move for stutter steps. Will make sure they hit something instead of just standing there because it's out of range to hit anything at all.

Just me microing bad thats all tongue.gif

Loads of people just right click, s, right click, s, etc. It's not good. Better to right click on the thing you wanna kill, then right click beyond it to move there. Or you can do the SC1 move, a, move, a.

I love the terran units micro, it's much easier IMO than most other races. I am slowly learning terran again, but I find to be SO much more aggro with terran than zerg or protoss.
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The pros way is to kite and focus fire at the same time. For example when kiting marines with stalkers you should focus fire marines one by one and kite at the same time: click away, right click or a-click marine, click away, repeat. I find a-click safer, because if you misclick your stalkers will just attack something rather then walk into the marines.
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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.

Oeps missed that, still a good tip for others though.

also wheee.gif

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