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It's a weird thing to try to test per the stated goal, as even the most macro-oriented race's (Zerg) macro tasking has a lot of micro involved. It's fairly difficult to show why the AI is better than the human without that micro advantage. StarCraft has always been an elaborate rock-paper-scissors game strapped onto a halfarsed economics simulator. Going from BW to WoL and only continuing with HotS and LotV, micro became much more rewarding relative to macro and the macro became more micro-oriented. Programmed well, the computer should recognise the right macro decisions to make with proper scouting without much more than a couple of hierarchy plots, so the place to demonstrate the actual advantage lies in combining it all with the micro - all of which sort of invalidates the experiment as designed.

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