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EU doesn't interest me. If I'm gonna go anything outside of NA it will be korea.
European servers are harder than NA. Just look at Huk's record in EU, and then in NA. There is a pretty big difference in win %.

@Doomdash: Idra and TheLittleOne didn't make it too far in the GSL. You would need to devote your life to to the game to even have a slight chance of ever making decent money off this lol.

Btw half way to 1400 in 1v1, and I just passed 1500 in 2v2 randoms. About to break the top 10 in North America.
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European servers are harder than NA. Just look at Huk's record in EU, and then in NA. There is a pretty big difference in win %.

@Doomdash: Idra and TheLittleOne didn't make it too far in the GSL. You would need to devote your life to to the game to even have a slight chance of ever making decent money off this lol.

Btw half way to 1400 in 1v1, and I just passed 1500 in 2v2 randoms. About to break the top 10 in North America.
I'm not expecting to make money... but I just wanna wreck everyone on every forum I post on besides maybe teamliquid . I think Korea would give me some good different experience that might help me on NA while my bonus pool builds.

You're being a hard person to catch in ladder but I think I might be gaining on you.
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i took a look and i'll give any advice i can. Even thought i dont play protoss i'll give you any advice i can.

#1- it looks like you stopped producing probes at about 16 for a little while.
Keep pumping probes as you make units to keep up a really good economy.
At the point you had 16 probes, terran had 23 scvs and was getting a little ahead of you resource wise.

#2- good job with the fast expansion, but you still needed to make more probes. At 18:00 you were at 3 bases while the terran was at 2, but you only had 37 units gathering resources while he had 34.

#3- do more scouting. Luckily the terran was as focused on expansion as you were. If he had gone for a fast push, you probably would have lost one or both expansions. Send a probe/ zealot/ observer around to see where the enemy is moving, if they are massing an army for a push etc. Losing the small amount of resources it takes to make that unit is more than worth it to know what is coming. Park a unit at the xel'naga towers and keep an eye on the minimap.

The terran didnt really produce any troops, just a lot of missile turrets. But you definitely massed a nice army and crushed your opponent so good job. Just work on a couple things and i think you'll probably do well!
Maybe some of the protoss players here can give you advice on build orders etc.
Thanks for the tips , but I have a question if you don't mind...

Should I keep producing probes by maxing out the queue, or 1 at a time? Also, should I produce them in more than one base, or just my main base?
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Thanks for the tips , but I have a question if you don't mind...

Should I keep producing probes by maxing out the queue, or 1 at a time? Also, should I produce them in more than one base, or just my main base?
Both bases, 1-2 at a time. Never max out a queue, you could spend that money else where at that very second.
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Like Dash said, NEVER max the queue, for ANYTHING, not just workers. Zerg dont have to worry about this except maybe queueing upgrades or queens.

Once you get a lot of expos (3 to 4) or if you are pushing and you are on 2 expos, you can queue 2 workers per expo, that way you dont really let your macro slip too much.

At some point I had four expos with terran and i didnt even bother queue ANY cause at that point, 1 and 2 were saturated so I made them send their workers produced to 3 and 4.
At the begining, that extra 100-200 minerals is VERY VERY VERY important. Lategame, saturation of expos is more improtant, so slipping in an extra 100 on halfway produced probes to build another is okay, especially if you chronoboost. I never stop chronoboosting my probes (or using mules. I probably should be more careful with this for invisible units)
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www.gosugamers.net/starcraft2 got lots of good replays... just my 2cents!
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www.gosugamers.net/starcraft2 got lots of good replays... just my 2cents!
I watched 2-3 games of the EG vs ROOT tourney last night:

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/view...opic_id=158151

I couldn't help but be disappointed and thinking that I was as good if not better than some of the people playing.

Nothing compares to the GSL in terms of skill: www.gomtv.net.

I can't believe MLG is going to charge people to watch the tournament. Along with MLG and GSL it would cost someone $30-40 a month just to watch pro Starcraft! What bs. I will never pay for these, no one pays to watch another sport so why should we have to pay to watch SC.
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Do any of you use custom maps/ etc for training APM etc?
I found a REALLY good custom map here:

http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/multi...rainer-v0-941/

You have to work on multitasking while building/ fighting etc by:

#1- Constantly move a probe that is being chased by a Zergling. Only allows two or three queued actions on the probe

#2- Manage your base while never letting your mineral count get too high

#3- Rescue a stranded unit with a dropship etc

#4- Attack an enemy base, and at higher difficulty settings, fend off constant harassment at your base

I can only do it on the easier settings right now, but I can tell that it is definitely improving my multitasking/ APM.

I also use the Unit Tester map I found here:

http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/unit-...ated-5-october

Allows you to make as many buildings/ units of any race you want and test them in combat.
Great for testing unit composition.

Hopefully these will help someone out and please let me know if any of you have found similar useful tools for improving SC2 play!
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There's YABOT for testing or practicing build orders. 1v1 or solo/computer.
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