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What exactly is macroing?
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What exactly is macroing?
Building stuff. Lots of stuff, upgraded stuff.

In my eyes, it's learning how to build your economy whilst being safe. But this is very defensively. The reason that macro is so important in the lower levels is that if you build enough stuff faster than your opponent, no attack of his should be able to hurt you.

When you get better/bored of defending, it is better to learn a (series of) timings so that you attack your opponent at a certain time (with good macro!!). This is to prevent greed/eco-cheese. Also learning how to punish opponents becomes vital skills.

For example if your opponent gets supply blocked and you do not punish him for this, he might be able to greed himself into the lead. You shouldn't allow him to do that.
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Only played like 3 campaign missions lol, too busy ><<br /> widow mines are great especially with their radius and splash. They even work really well against protoss lol(aren't used much in TvP). I dunno about battle hellions, boring unit >.>

They're used quite a lot in TvP by Koreans. Reactored rax FE into widow mines is kind of a standard opening at the moment. Widow mines keep you safe from gateway all-ins and allow you to harass with drops early. Battle hellions used to be good in the beta, don't see them now too often.
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cant even be bothered to get back into diamond
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They're used quite a lot in TvP by Koreans. Reactored rax FE into widow mines is kind of a standard opening at the moment. Widow mines keep you safe from gateway all-ins and allow you to harass with drops early. Battle hellions used to be good in the beta, don't see them now too often.

They are still crazy good.
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Floating on TvZ much?
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Floating on TvZ much?


Grrrr...


You still diamond?
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Yes for now. I think once I figure out the holes in my mech vs T and P I will be in masters soon after.
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Yes for now. I think once I figure out the holes in my mech vs T and P I will be in masters soon after.

I need more time... It is really hampering my progress. I had got to top diamond last season but here I am.
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Building stuff. Lots of stuff, upgraded stuff.

In my eyes, it's learning how to build your economy whilst being safe. But this is very defensively. The reason that macro is so important in the lower levels is that if you build enough stuff faster than your opponent, no attack of his should be able to hurt you.

When you get better/bored of defending, it is better to learn a (series of) timings so that you attack your opponent at a certain time (with good macro!!). This is to prevent greed/eco-cheese. Also learning how to punish opponents becomes vital skills.

For example if your opponent gets supply blocked and you do not punish him for this, he might be able to greed himself into the lead. You shouldn't allow him to do that.
Ooh thanks for all that insight.
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