I cannot wait for this second chapter of StarCraft 2. I really like the story so far, played right through the first game and really looking forward to what happens next with Kerrigan! No release date yet announced but probably looking like early next year at this point. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for an early (Christmas 2011) release!!
Lessons learned this game:
1. Scout: Again as it seems true with most games I play, I don’t scout my opponents base as much as I should be. If I had seen the baneling nest he built I would have realized earlier he was going banelings for this match. Also I didn’t have that much sight over the rest of the map so I didn’t see the banelings coming.
2. Protect against the baneling bust: To protect against a baneling bust I should have moved my stronger structures (factory/starport, etc) over to my front entrance and double wall. This would have provided me enough time to build a counter attack force to strike back.
The whole game he pretty much used speedlings and banelings with no further tech to higher units. Because of this, if I had amassed a larger force and not worried about his banelings as much, I might have been able to get a few medivac drops in his base or something.
Lessons learned from this game:
– Remember to scout often!: I did end up winning this game but I could have ended the game a lot sooner than what I did if I had scouted what he had more often. I scouted his base with my SCV but apart from that initial scout, I had no clue what he was doing.
I am currently ranked 13 in my bronze league division in StarCraft 2. I usually win more games than I loose, but every loss there is a lesson learned and this is partly the idea behind these videos. I have to say I’m not a professional player (obviously) and I’m not a professional StarCraft 2 commentator. These videos are simply a ‘self-help’ idea I came up with and by sharing my learning experiences with others I might find some new and interesting tips along the way.
There aren’t a lot of useful video guides out there to help Bronze/Silver leaguers get out of those leagues but Total Halibut does a great series “I suck at StarCraft 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Rv-s-7rNk. I’m hoping to be able to share my Bronze league experiences with others and maybe I’ll learn a thing or two along the way also!. I’m always looking for great beginner SC2 vids so this is my contribution.
My goal is to record a bunch of my bronze level matchups and review them try to find out what I’m doing right and what I’m doing wrong and to see what my opponents are doing that work well for them. Chances are others have already made the same mistakes I have and if not, maybe my videos will help them out!
There’s always something new to learn with StarCraft 2 – let the learning begin!