Tips, Tricks and Strategies

Old Monkei

EGO Is My Life!
I still have my copy of the original StarCraft all nice and boxed up and put away, but SCII, although similar is an entirely different beast.

There are always (insert subject line here) that are not found anywhere but from fellow players. I am learning this game once again from the ground floor up and have always appreciated those willing to share their (insert subject line here) just as I have shared with others. This post should serve to help all in the eGO SCII community to become better players or at the very least, more confident in their playing styles.
 

FaTtY-mIc-FaTFaT

Website Brigadier
well, i remember a good tip back from the days.

always spend your resources. never try to let it go add up to a crazy number until near end game.

always keep an eye on the minimap and at the warnings.

save and look over replays. see what you did during game, if you won, see what you did and see if you can improve or go faster. if you loss, see what you did wrong and look at what your opponent did and see if you can implant his strategy's into yours.
 

Dutchoper72

EGO Is My Life!
For multiplayer just spam crap thats what everone does but i turtle and some how always win i think because when people rush they dont have any defense so make sure you have atleast one bunker full of marines and a rocket tower plus sensor and REALLY make sure you have a Scv doing repairs.
 

Cut Chem!st

EGO Is My Life!
For multiplayer just spam crap thats what everone does but i turtle and some how always win i think because when people rush they dont have any defense so make sure you have atleast one bunker full of marines and a rocket tower plus sensor and REALLY make sure you have a Scv doing repairs.
Yeah, that's definitely not how you want to play. Every race has build orders, instead of spamming crap. You go off them for the base of a build, and build come up with new build orders. Mid game you have to adapt to what your player is doing, from adding more stuff, or teching further. People are coming up with new build orders every day, so you can make your own as well as long as they work. The game is a lot deeper than just spamming stuff.

Example for a terran build order for the early game.

Reactor/Helion expand vs Zerg

* 10 Supply Depot
* 12 Barracks
* 13 Refinery
* 14 Scout
* 15 Orbital Command
* 15 Marine
* 16 Supply Depot
* 16 Marine (2)
* 18 Factory
* 20 Reactor on the Barracks
* 21 Command Center
* @100% Factory
o Switch Factory to Reactor
o 2 Hellions (and continue production)
 

Dutchoper72

EGO Is My Life!
just wait it out seems to work build up a good defense and counter every attack seems to work. They call it Turtle but it always works for me in every RTS i play. Just find your game play everyone has it different and also different tactics. Always keep em guessing on what your next move is.
 

Cut Chem!st

EGO Is My Life!
just wait it out seems to work build up a good defense and counter every attack seems to work. They call it Turtle but it always works for me in every RTS i play. Just find your game play everyone has it different and also different tactics. Always keep em guessing on what your next move is.
Yeah, but you still need to have a gameplan. Turtling works in the lower divisions, like bronze. After that its constant drop harass, nydus worms, etc. If you don't expand and harass your self you lose. While you sit in the base the other player could be grabbing multiple expansions and out macro the hell out of you.
 

Dutchoper72

EGO Is My Life!
or you could have the big guns like the thors and battlecruisers guard your base and use any air units and fast moving ground units like hellions and vikings and make them do raids on workers going outside of there base to forward there base more. Thats what i like doing ^^ always works
 
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Cut Chem!st

EGO Is My Life!
or you could have the big guns like the thors and battlecruisers guard your base and use any air units and fast moving ground units like hellions and vikings and make them do raids on workers going outside of there base to forward there base more. Thats what i like doing ^^ always works
1 base battlecruiser, lolwut

If your sitting in a base for a while, the other player is going to have a much larger army to stop any harass coming out. Big guns don't matter, every unit has a counter, and even then you can outmicro them.
 

Dutchoper72

EGO Is My Life!
well it depends on the escort the enemy workers have because if they have a small ground force like normally one thor will get em if they have a larger force use fast vehicles to hit and run just the scv or other worker. There cheap to build and move fast to get away.
 

D.T.S.

Active Poster
well it depends on the escort the enemy workers have because if they have a small ground force like normally one thor will get em if they have a larger force use fast vehicles to hit and run just the scv or other worker. There cheap to build and move fast to get away.
I hear what you're saying, but the truth of the matter is that turtling only remains effective against AI and newer players. More advanced players will notice that you're turtling and take advantage of it. If you broadcast what you're doing like that, they'd probably focus on aggressive expansion that you wouldn't be able to stem or combat because you're spending a lot of resources on immobile defenses.

Every resource spent on a tower/bunker is one that isn't spend on a mobile unit, so if a player sees you turtling he can pour tons of resources into units and easily defend against anything you might purchase with your leftover resources.
 

Dutchoper72

EGO Is My Life!
thats why i can get some resources back by salvaging structures and build up a force so he would see im turtling . I would change tactics on him so then when he knows i turtle i go with plain B.
 

ronpaul

Website Zealot
thats why i can get some resources back by salvaging structures and build up a force so he would see im turtling . I would change tactics on him so then when he knows i turtle i go with plain B.
what league are you in? how many matches have you won? I get the feeling that you either A) have not played SC2 or B) get rolled lol
 

Geno

Website Zealot
thats why i can get some resources back by salvaging structures and build up a force so he would see im turtling . I would change tactics on him so then when he knows i turtle i go with plain B.
You can't salvage in multiplayer *facepalm*
 

Dutchoper72

EGO Is My Life!
what league are you in? how many matches have you won? I get the feeling that you either A) have not played SC2 or B) get rolled lol
1) I have played Sc2 multiplayer for 7 hours and beat the Singleplayer but in offline mode due to i have a guest pass only. 2) i know tactics and have one to get out of ever situation. 3) i Never get rolled i put up a fight and if i do go down i go down guns blazing 4) i won a round in 5 mins due to Scv rushing another guy and won 5) never been in a league and never will be. If you think you need more proof go ahead and buy me Sc2 and i will show you.
Does that answer most ron or do you need more?
 

Cut Chem!st

EGO Is My Life!
1) I have played Sc2 multiplayer for 7 hours and beat the Singleplayer but in offline mode due to i have a guest pass only. 2) i know tactics and have one to get out of ever situation. 3) i Never get rolled i put up a fight and if i do go down i go down guns blazing 4) i won a round in 5 mins due to Scv rushing another guy and won 5) never been in a league and never will be. If you think you need more proof go ahead and buy me Sc2 and i will show you.
Does that answer most ron or do you need more?
Uh, no one has tactics to get out of every situation in this game. The sheer amount of builds someone can pull off is impossible to comprehend.

Leagues as in, your 1v1 league. Bronze, Silver, Gold, Plat, or Diamond. Everyone is in one.


Guessing by the SCV rush, its Bronze, or you played practice league, or Ai.
 
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Dutchoper72

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Uh, no one has tactics to get out of every situation in this game. The sheer amount of builds someone can pull off is impossible to comprehend.
believe me i do have a way to get out of every situation

Guessing by the SCV rush, its Bronze.
no that was Star craft not Star craft 2
You can't salvage in multiplayer *facepalm*
Facepalm yourself because you can. So eat it Mr. I think i know everything. Also most of my defenses are bunkers.
 

Cut Chem!st

EGO Is My Life!
believe me i do have a way to get out of every situation


no that was Star craft not Star craft 2

Facepalm yourself because you can. So eat it Mr. I think i know everything. Also most of my defenses are bunkers.
Can we get a link to your battle net profile? Go to the link on my sig and you can link it to us. You didn't answer what league you are in.

You can't salvage anything but bunkers. No one playing the game can get out of any situation, if they could they would never lose.
 
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