Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Terrible Starcraft 2 Tips #1

So for my first post I'm going to put forward a idea which I have been playing around with on Starcraft 2.

This is to help and improve your opening timings, which is something I struggle with as a non-serious and not very frequent Starcraft player. I find that if I haven't played Starcraft for a few days then I tend to mess up my opening builds, mainly forgetting and completely missing out a vital unit or structure. To combat this I used to have a little post it note on my monitor with the order of the build and on what food each building/unit should be constructed. This is all well and fine helping me remember in which order to build things, however I found that I was getting distracted by constantly looking over to my note and reading through it. Meaning that I would sometimes lose a couple of seconds on defending an attack because I wasn't even looking at the screen.

Now the solution...A SONG!

Yes, when I play a game of starcraft at the very beginning after I've set my workers to start mining and got another one in production I press play on a song. So as I am playing I'm listening to the song but also never taking my eyes of the screen, with each action that I need to do linked with a particular part of the song (yes I'm finding this hard to explain). Let me give you an example.

I use Battery by Metallica as my song as choice because it transits between different sections. The opening is an acoustic section and while this is playing I know that I need to be getting my workers out. And by the time the drums and heavy guitar kick in I know that I need to have had put down my first production building....and so on as the game and the song continue.

Yes it isn't perfect but it allows you to keep full attention on the game whilst reminding you of anything you've forgotten. But hey maybe that's why I'm such a Terrible Gamer............. BA DUM TSSCH

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good plan to me. I have a friend that's a very serious and very good player. He has every build on a different post it note around his screen. Also has how to combat them incase he scouts his opponents using them.

    Are you a PC only gamer?

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  2. I play xbox360 as well, but mostly just Bad Company 2 (bought it before I built my new pc) fifa and racing games on it. So mostly PC only. I wish I had the time and motivation to put the effort into becoming a top Starcraft player.

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  3. Pretty sure Starcraft is like massive amounts of cocaine. My boyfriend can't seem to put it down.

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  4. Im really tempted to start playing Starcraft. But that sounds like its a bit more serious game.
    I'll still give it a try though.

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  5. Thats quite a clever idea, I wonder if it'll work with the first DoW series.

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  6. Really good information, follow this and you'll be pro in no time.

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  7. i'm terrible at SC2, mostly play it for the custom maps. But some of my friends are diamond league and they still can't teach me how to play =(

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  8. This is a really good idea. Also I'd recommend turning on the clock in the settings, you'll find most big pushes come at the 7 minute mark.

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