A Year of Starcraft II
I received a lot of responses and offers of games after yesterday’s request and I want to say thanks. The first response I got was from a guy who had given me a lot of info on Zerg a couple nights ago, offering to go more in depth on macro and micro of Zerg. I thought this would be a big help and accepted. In hindsight, I should have posted here that I was set for tonight, but I didn’t think about it. So sorry to those of you who I didn’t get to play. I know one of you was at least annoyed, and I am sorry. I am still going to log on tomorrow around 4 or 5pm, and I will play probably all night.
The Zerg bootcamp was great. Another reader wanted to observe and he helped out a lot too, giving counterpoints from a Protoss player’s point of view and playing opposite me as I was taught. I think he had a little too much fun destroying me with his Thors and marines, though.
We started with some warmup games, and a bit of instruction on keeping my macro up. There’s a lot going on with Zerg that I’m still not quick enough with yet. Injects, expands, and not getting supply blocked are the three BIG ones I will need to work on. The tapping to different structures is not as intuitive for Zerg as it is for Terran for some reason, expanding so quickly is strange, and Zerg’s way of mixed supply and units throws me off. I was also struggling to keep my bases fully saturated with workers. I will be working on it, though. If I can get one of these things right in a game, I will be happy.
The rest of the night we went over a lot different things. I’ve got around five pages of notes. Some of what we went over included: choosing expansion placement, surrounding with melee, choke points, concaves, going after the “tank” classes, and then generalities for the different match ups.
Learning micro was interesting. Apparently, the last time I had played him, I did a perfect “magic box” with my mutalisks on his Thor without realizing it. I can now at least do that on purpose. And use the mutas bunched to take out the missile turrets. That took a bit to get, but I finally got it right.
There was a lot more that we went over, and I know I won’t remember everything in every game, but at least I will know some of it when I need to. I’m looking forward to trying out some of it tomorrow.