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Starcraft 2 Guide – What You Must Know About SC2

Posted by on September 18, 2011

If you have played Starcraft 2 before, you know just how hard it can be. In this Starcraft 2 guide, I will be explaining the most important basics that you must understand if you are going to have success in SC2.

The first concept you must understand is time. This is heavily discussed at the great Starcraft 2 guide over at Starcraft 2 boils down to one thing: timing. You need to turn on the game clock option in order to see what the exact time is in the game at every second of the day. The reason you do this is because there are certain speeds at which events can happen.

For example, you know a 4-Gate can’t possible come at the 5 minute mark, so there is no point in getting up defense against a Protoss player opening with a 4-Gate until you’ve not only scouted it but it is around the 6 minute mark when units for the 4-Gate will start getting here.

Why is that important? Because by getting the bare minimum amount of units needed to survive, you can squeeze out more workers, which means you will have more money all game, which will lead to more units down the road when it comes time for you to attack your opponent.

You can even invest your resources into more workers, which can give you even more resources which will have a compounding effect. This refers to your economy, and your economy is everything in Starcraft 2. When it comes down to it, whoever has the better economy has a bigger advantage the longer the game goes on. A big economy lets you build more and more units the longer you keep that advantage.

That again comes down to time. If a player has 5 more workers than you for just 60 seconds of time, he has no advantage. If he has had 5 more workers than you for 10 minutes, he has potentially thousands of points of extra resources and ultimately get an extra 20 supply or so of units when you actually do engage.

Do everything you can to maximize your own economy as well as everything you can to hurt your opponent’s economy. If you can take out a few workers early in the game, that can often cause your opponent to lose the game right then and there.

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