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From D to A, practice partners would be cool
Apr 5 2012, 4:01 am
By: Jack  

Apr 5 2012, 4:01 am Jack Post #1

>be faceless void >mfw I have no face

Hey guys, I've decided to get good at melee, as it's a part of SC I've neglected until now. I'm currently a D on iccup and will soon drop to D- if I'm as bad as I think I am, which I am. What I'd like is someone of a similar skill level who's trying to get good as well, to practice regularly with. Is anyone here interested in practicing with me?



Red classic.

"In short, their absurdities are so extreme that it is painful even to quote them."

Apr 6 2012, 12:14 am Biophysicist Post #2



I'll do it! You'll win a lot of the times though. Though time zones might be a problem...

Actually MSN me when you can.



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Apr 6 2012, 12:24 am Tharuk Zhal Omaenha Post #3



I will as well when I'm around. I'd prefer sc2, but in some ways the mechanics are similar and I could learn something from the original. Message me on bnet and I'll give you my AIM.



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Apr 9 2012, 12:11 am Jack Post #4

>be faceless void >mfw I have no face

Had my first practice session with ganthrithor, went pretty well. I managed to win a couple of games! I also established that I suck :3



Red classic.

"In short, their absurdities are so extreme that it is painful even to quote them."

Apr 9 2012, 3:13 am ClansAreForGays Post #5



Was going to, then realized this wasn't in sc2 :(




Apr 20 2012, 2:45 am Sacrieur Post #6

Still Napping

LETS DO IT.



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Apr 20 2012, 3:09 am MadZombie Post #7



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Was going to, then realized this wasn't in sc2




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Apr 20 2012, 3:21 am CecilSunkure Post #8



Tip: Nobody but people on SEN call 1v1 melee. They all call it 1v1 :P



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Apr 20 2012, 10:17 am Jack Post #9

>be faceless void >mfw I have no face

Quote from Sacrieur
LETS DO IT.
Add me on msn, zanyinnz AT hotmail DOT com, when I see you on we can practice. I suggest you get an iccup account too. Guys, considering there's now myself, ganthrithor, biophysicist and sacrieur, I suggest we don't all just practice with me >.> practice with each other too, find out each others emails and such.

Cecil, lul, most SENners haven't exactly had a proud history of 1v1.



Red classic.

"In short, their absurdities are so extreme that it is painful even to quote them."

Jun 22 2012, 3:46 am Pr0nogo Post #10



Shot you an add. Let's game sometime.
Example of my shitty play here.




Jun 22 2012, 4:13 am Jack Post #11

>be faceless void >mfw I have no face

Not gonna lie, you're pretty bad. I'll give you some tips now. I should be on iccup in...18-19 hours from now. Oh, have you got skype? I generally use that to coordinate for practicing. I'm sB.Birdie on iCCup.

Tip 1: Don't screen scroll. Use camera hotkeys and the minimap. You should almost never screen scroll, as it is inefficient and slow. Camera hotkeys are F2, F3, and F4. By default they all go to your start location; you can reassign them by hitting Shift+F2/3/4 whichever number it is.

Tip 2: Build a probe before you send your workers to mine. Also as far as I know it is quicker to select your workers to split them on the main screen rather than using the wireframes.

Tip 3: Don't click buttons. Ever. From now on you will only use the keyboard hotkeys to build units, set rally points, attack move, patrol, and build buildings. If you don't remember what hotkey something is, hover over it with your mouse to check but DON'T click it, use the keyboard hotkey to build memory.

Tip 4: Choose one build from the Teamliquid.net wiki, with one race, and practice it over and over on one map till you can pull it off fairly well. It's much quicker and will build better awareness than if you use different races on different maps with different builds. I've played over 100 matches using nothing but overpool into speedlings, and only recently added another build to my options.

Lots of other things I could say about floating minerals, precise timings etc. but those will come later when your mechanics are a bit better.



Red classic.

"In short, their absurdities are so extreme that it is painful even to quote them."

Jun 22 2012, 4:29 am Pr0nogo Post #12



Skype's in my profile. Pr0nogo.

I don't necessarily actively want to get better, but I suppose giving what you said a try couldn't hurt.
/e Tried the "Three Gate Rush" build from this thread at GosuGamers.

Three Gate Rush


Works out pretty well for me so far, though I'm just testing it to improve muscle memory and I'm getting better at using hotkeys for units (damn P and L keys are so far away from the left side of the keyboard...). I keep hotkeying the camera but never actually using them after the initial 'ooh boy a new hotkey' time period. Instead I'm always clicking on the minimap. With time, I suppose.

I'll post a replay or something if I get a good matchup using this build.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Jun 22 2012, 5:08 am by Pr0nogo.




Jun 22 2012, 2:59 pm ClansAreForGays Post #13



Quote from Pr0nogo
Shot you an add. Let's game sometime.
Example of my shitty play here.
I hate everything about jimthefox




Jun 25 2012, 4:29 am Jim_Raynor Post #14

My name is Church.

Quote from ClansAreForGays
Quote from Pr0nogo
Shot you an add. Let's game sometime.
Example of my shitty play here.
I hate everything about jimthefox
dats me



Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

Jun 25 2012, 4:30 am Pr0nogo Post #15




Available in 720p.

Pr0nogo vs. Jack, at Fighting Spirit. PvZ. I originally start out with the three gate rush and pull back for a more tech-based, gas-based build. I also expand late and I guess Jack says he played horribly but we both did so that's okay.




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