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Ever since the game was unleashed players were searching for a Starcraft 2 Guide so they can eventually end up in the Diamond League where all the best of the best are playing. There are usually two ways on how to improve your game, one is the long road which means that you have to do a constant trial and error. Learn from the mistakes and slowly but surely develop a strategy which is unique to you.
The second road is the faster one where you follow an already proven path for success. The end result is the same the only difference is the time you invest into the learning curve. If you want to be an exceptional player within 6 months or so go down on the first road and I have no doubt in my mind that with perseverance and sheer willpower you will get into the Diamond league. But if you’re a person who values his time then you surely want to throw out the guesswork. There are countless guides on the market like: Shokz, Joana, Star2pros. Every guide has a unique approach to the game. There’s no better or worse from these three.
Before you opt for a guide chose your path, this means you have to decide on which race you want to play. Blizzard tried really hard to even the playing field so you do not have to worry that you have chosen a weak race, because there is not one amongst the Terran Protoss and Zerg. If you’re a beginner you can simply just toss a coin and see on which race it lands. Every race has its own strengths and weaknesses. The more you play with one the more you understand it and the more the Starcraft 2 Guide will help you.
After you have decided on a race then you have to learn the basic game mechanics and the tactics which work well with lower level leagues. Like for a Terran player it is a must to block all base entrances so he can fend of rushes. Also for the Zerg it is essential to create fighting units in early game because they don’t have any good defense building at their disposal. And the Protoss are a slow race so they have to compensate by building a strong economy.
The next lesson for you should be macro and micro management. Most Starcraft 2 Guides have this very well covered. Macro management is essentially building bases and getting troops ready. Micro management on the other hand is the way you control you deployed units so they live longer and cause more damage to your enemy. Professional players manage both at the same time, talk about multitasking. And if you want to get into the Diamond league then micro and macro managing should be second nature to you.
To get better in SC2 you have to play, the more you play the more experience you gain. Defeat is also part of the equation, watch replays and learn where have you made a wrong move and make sure that you don’t commit the same mistake twice. Oh yeah it almost slipped my mind always try to play against better gamers because you will learn faster.
Another important lesson would be learning the perfect build orders. Note: the build orders change so always adapt your build to the current situation or you will suffer from a disadvantage. One golden rule springs into my mind SCOUT! This rule not only applies to early game when you want to know head of time if there’s a rush in progress or not, but throughout the game keep on scouting. By doing it regularly you can assess your opponent’s strength, see and attack coming a mile away and you can prepare for defense in mater of seconds.
When you are deciding on which Starcraft 2 Guide you opt in make sure that these basic strategies are covered, or you most likely are wasting your time and money.
write by Kiera