A Year of Starcraft II
Still At It
After my day off and cooling off, I jumped into this weekend both watching a lot of MLG (great once again) and playing some more SC2. I didn’t stream it all, I was trying to take some of the pressure, I guess, off. It seems to have worked, at least I’m not getting pissed off anymore. I have also been thinking a lot about where I’m going in Starcraft 2 specifically, and what I need to do to get there.
It was suggested that practice solely by laddering may be at the point of diminishing returns for me. I guess I can see that. I mean, solely playing random people and never knowing what I’ll face, is that a way to improve? But I am sort of stuck on how I would actually practice. Getting practice partners was suggested, and I can see that this would help, if they were around my level and moved up as I did. But what would I be practicing? Learning every build order perfectly? Responding to every P, T, & Z build order perfectly? Is this how to do it? Do I need to know every single build order out there? Or do I stick to my general build orders and just learn to defeat each of their build orders?
Like I said at the beginning of all this, I’ve never really stuck with anything long enough to get where I’m at now. I don’t know how to go further, or what going further would even look like. I can see the holes in my game, usually. When I lose, I know I did something wrong. When I get supply blocked, I know I’ve screwed up. But fixing the small things is a lot harder, because I don’t always know what it is I’m looking for. Like when I would watch replays to figure out what I did wrong at the earliest point, I generally don’t know. There are so many variables, it’s hard to figure out what the best option is.
I’m going to keep ruminating on all of this, and try to figure out what my best next move is. As it is right now, I’m going to keep laddering.
Goodnight and GLHF.