SC2 podcasts and personal skill

  • #21
    I really like the newbie tuesdays and funday mondays, but I don't really play enough to really train on any of it, so it ends with me sort of knowing what I'm supposed to do but not actually managing to do it :P


    What got me better personally was remembering constant Supply production, constant unit production and expanding as and when it is safe.
    Probes and Pylons, Probes and Pylons!
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  • #22
    Day9 is definitely my favorite, used to watch him in photography class when shit got boring.

    Should definitely post up some of the replays of games me and Sixen have played, we've beasted the fuck out of some of these dudes, lemme see if I can upload some....
    "One in every 10 million people can potentially have a headache from this pill." God forbid she is the 0.000000001% of having a headache.
  • #23

    ...we've beasted the fuck out of some of these dudes,...

    PD: What?
    Zhar: Yeah you know, me and Sixen went up against Idra and WhiteRa this one time. It was kind of close in the beginning, but eventually we got our macro going and they didn't stand a chance after that.

    Is that how I should interpret you statement? :sorcerer:
    DiabloWiki.com - PlugY PlugY for Diablo II allows you to reset skills and stats, transfer items between characters in singleplayer, obtain all ladder runewords and do all Uberquests while offline. It is the only way to do all of the above. Please use it.

    Supporting big shoulderpads and flashy armor since 2004.
  • #24
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMj9N9MAfb0&feature=channel

    really nice macro PvZ! It's not me that's playing so the praise goes to the ones mentioned in the video!

    Many thanks to Caniroth for the awesome sig!
  • #25

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMj9N9MAfb0&feature=channel

    really nice macro PvT! It's not me that's playing so the praise goes to the ones mentioned in the video!

    PvT? o.O
  • #26


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMj9N9MAfb0&feature=channel

    really nice macro PvT! It's not me that's playing so the praise goes to the ones mentioned in the video!

    PvT? o.O


    i guess i said my worst matchup and you're right! PvZ! (editing the original post to reduce my shame).

    Many thanks to Caniroth for the awesome sig!
  • #27
    Sigh....I retract my previous statements....Day9 has officially grown on me lol.
    "I want to say something but I'll keep it to myself I guess and leave this useless post behind to make you aware that there WAS something... "
    -Equinox

    "We're like the downtown of the Diablo related internet lol"
    -Winged
  • #28
    This is a really helpful cast by Day9.

    http://blip.tv/file/4152891
    "I want to say something but I'll keep it to myself I guess and leave this useless post behind to make you aware that there WAS something... "
    -Equinox

    "We're like the downtown of the Diablo related internet lol"
    -Winged
  • #29

    Sigh....I retract my previous statements....Day9 has officially grown on me lol.

    Damn right Umpa! There's no escaping it ;)
    DiabloWiki.com - PlugY PlugY for Diablo II allows you to reset skills and stats, transfer items between characters in singleplayer, obtain all ladder runewords and do all Uberquests while offline. It is the only way to do all of the above. Please use it.

    Supporting big shoulderpads and flashy armor since 2004.
  • #30
    Damn, it feels bad when you realise that day9 dailies are no longer usefull for you :
  • #31
    I think the most helpful thing for a diamond or master league player would be to have good micro. Macro can be learned by anyone, but the X factor in these games will always be innovative strategy/ decision making and MICRO. When in higher leagues if you're doing those cookie cutter builds, you better have top notch micro because you can bet that their macro is just as solid. Or have a strat that owns face. :P
    "I want to say something but I'll keep it to myself I guess and leave this useless post behind to make you aware that there WAS something... "
    -Equinox

    "We're like the downtown of the Diablo related internet lol"
    -Winged
  • #32

    I think the most helpful thing for a diamond or master league player would be to have good micro. Macro can be learned by anyone, but the X factor in these games will always be innovative strategy/ decision making and MICRO. When in higher leagues if you're doing those cookie cutter builds, you better have top notch micro because you can bet that their macro is just as solid. Or have a strat that owns face. :P


    Honestly in Diamond simply having better mechanics and planned build orders will win you games, you don't need good micro at all. I can't personally comment on the Masters level as I haven't been there, but I imagine the tiny edges that good micro give you still can't shine through as the skill gaps are still quite large in comparison to the tip top players amongst themselves.

    Also, as for watching Starcraft and learning, in my experience the two best ways to learn the game are:

    • User Streams
    Watching in first person gets you to learn where your focus should be on games, how you should be managing resources, and what amount of your concentration you should be putting towards different parts of the game. One of my favorite streams to watch would be that of WhiteRa, a top level Ukranian Protoss player who has good enough English to explain his motives and strategies in his gameplay. If you want to watch streams, you can head over to teamliquid where they have featured (all of the pros aee featured) streams on the right side.

    • Day9's Daily
    Day9 is a huge figure in the Starcraft community. He was one of the best American players for a time in Brood War and is now a professional commentator in Starcraft 2 who knows what he's talking about. He hosts a daily show in which he analyzes replays (the correct way) and also has guests where he discusses build orders, strategy, and overall gameplay. He even has a very important daily, here, which goes over the mechanics of your game and how you should be playing. He's also a really funny guy.

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    As for entertainment, I started off watching HDStarcraft and HuskyStarcraft like most people, but they don't compare to the real deal at all, in terms of entertainment, production quality, and game knowledge. I really recommend watching the large StarCraft 2 events to really get into watching StarCraft, for example:

    GSL (Global Starcraft 2 League)
    TSL (TeamLiquid StarLeague)
    NASL (North American Starleague)

    All three of these are much better than HD's and Husky's solo YouTube casts. However, you might like HD and Husky. Don't fear! Husky often commentates the TSL along with DjWheat, Day9, Chill, and Artosis. And if you're into HD, you might want to check out the IPL (IGN Pro League) which is kicking off soon and features him as a caster!

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