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Date: 07/08/10 08:04 AM

72 Responses to Want To Be Good At Starcraft? Here`s How

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 7:03 am
    Link: Want To Be Good At Starcraft? Here`s How - You have to be able to do between 200 and 300 actions per minute to even stand a chance.
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    themightybox Male 13-17
    76 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:17 am
    FIRST xD
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:18 am
    I can`t believe that all those keystrokes are actually doing something useful in the game... I just can`t :P
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:27 am
    This is... real time?

    wow.
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    davisboy Male 30-39
    587 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:30 am
    I never got into starcraft, but I became addicted to Warcraft 3. Often when I would play online a teammate would drop out and I would get control of all their stuff. Therefore you would be playing with over 100 different units. And knowing all the keystrokes was essential to being good in that game. I would often beat 3 or 4 people by myself.

    I finally was able to pull myself away from Warcraft 3 after playing around 1500 online games. I also got sick of everyone cheating in warcraft 3, it ruined the game.
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    Hedanito Male 18-29
    397 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:33 am
    cant even type something meaningful that fast.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:38 am
    so bascially you dont really enjoy the game because you are too busy jacking off the keyborad at 300 APM..?

    oh and someone tell "themightybox" he is quickly wroking his way into a BAN HAMMER beating with that "first" crap.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:39 am
    Thats just to much to be having any kind of fun.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:39 am
    @davisboy

    so in other words there is a couch in your mom`s basment with your assprint permantly etched into it and a whole lot of women that never knew you existed...that`s what you`re saying isn`t it?

    ;-D
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    FLCL_Reaper Female 18-29
    92 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:40 am
    he types fast but writes slow XD
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    Golkar Male 18-29
    391 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:42 am
    It comes from knowing the game pretty well, knowing what you need to accomplish what you want before you even start, and being able to execute it as quickly as possible. I wouldn`t call it fun, but if you`re playing for money, I guess it`s necessary.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:44 am
    RTS = who can click the quickest some strategy.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 9:03 am
    he put sandbags on his wrists to increase his motion, speed, and endurance.

    wonder if that would work for masturbation... I`ll let you know.
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    missPWNAGE Female 18-29
    298 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 9:15 am
    noobs... i will pwn u all >:D
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    sed8908 Male 18-29
    62 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 9:20 am
    no wonder it`s a sport overseas. That looks intense
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    Chojiro Male 18-29
    247 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 9:22 am
    RTS is also about fast decision making, although once you get the experience it`s easy to do this. It`s too boring trying to get better.
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    ghoststop Male 18-29
    53 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 9:26 am
    APM is not a direct measure of skill; a portion of that in higher leagues would be spam. As your knowledge of the game increases and you know what you need to do, your APM should gradually increase
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 9:48 am
    what the hell... he just spammed like 50 buttons and all he did was make his guys kill some other guys... i could have done that with 2 clicks, 1. select soldiers 2. right click enemy, watch...
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    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 9:54 am
    I can`t believe that all those keystrokes are actually doing something useful in the game... I just can`t :P
    They don`t. Most of them were to check up on his units and buildings, which isn`t very useful to do every half second.

    what the hell... he just spammed like 50 buttons and all he did was make his guys kill some other guys... i could have done that with 2 clicks, 1. select soldiers 2. right click enemy, watch...
    When you kill other units, you can put some strategy in it. For example, moving your damaged units to the back make it so they aren`t targeted, but they still do as much damage as units that have full health.
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    ILikeApples Male 18-29
    503 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 9:55 am
    @gerry it does.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2010 at 10:05 am
    Retardation! I`ll stick with my slow, noobish, fun-having tbh.
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    iLoveChoo Female 18-29
    120 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 10:20 am
    I developed carpal tunnel syndrome from watching this
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 10:30 am
    I am glad Asian have heir own Starcraft servers
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 10:31 am
    @zhongying

    I doubt those glasses can protect you against the UV rays and much less against the banhammer
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    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 10:34 am
    why the green subtitles?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2010 at 10:49 am
    Brought to you by the advocates of speed reading.


    On another note, why can`t the admins install CAPTCHAs for the comment sections?
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    mmurffs Male 18-29
    46 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 10:57 am
    I bet he gives a really good hand job.
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    hydro99 Male 30-39
    104 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 11:05 am
    I call BS. either they were playing that video at 10x speed or the guy was just smashing buttons. I can`t get a brand new out of the box top of the line PC to follow 1 keystroke a second let alone 200 in a minute. Sure I could put in 200 commands in a minute, but it would take 2 hours for the PC to catch up.
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    Kladdsf Male 13-17
    27 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 11:28 am
    Hydro-

    I`m a casual StarCraft player, but they have the one feature that allows you to see the APM of the players during a replay. There are people that literally do 200-300 actions per minute. Of course, an action isn`t always a keystroke.
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    margot138 Female 18-29
    322 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 11:30 am
    Pro gamers get around 400 apm so not bs hydro99 sorry.
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    Xpekt Male 18-29
    134 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 11:30 am
    its not bs, i watch highly rated sc players all the itme, there are casted replays of games on youtube you can search for. starcraft 2 beta is the big thing right now, there are APM counters in the replays that you can watch. any of the high level players have at least 200 apm for most of the game, this is why i dont play. cant keep up with that poo.
  32. Profile photo of PhantomX9
    PhantomX9 Male 13-17
    78 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 11:31 am
    @hydro99 im guessing u have never played an rts before?
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 11:31 am
    "On another note, why can`t the admins install CAPTCHAs for the comment sections?"

    Nooo those are annoying as hell. To be honest there is very little spam in IAB, it`s easier to just ban the bots and delete the comments.
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    nobody404 Male 13-17
    247 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 11:32 am
    "I can`t get a brand new out of the box top of the line PC to follow 1 keystroke a second let alone 200 in a minute. Sure I could put in 200 commands in a minute, but it would take 2 hours for the PC to catch up."

    o.o I have no words. This is ... no. "Brand new top of the line PCs" can process 200 commands without even straining the processor when playing Starcraft.
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    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 11:33 am
    200 APM isn`t that outrageous.

    You can easily do 4 actions in a second in Starcraft.
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    Crabcakes Male 30-39
    226 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 11:45 am
    @Hydro:

    If you can`t get a brand-new out of the box comp to follow at least 5 keystrokes a second, bring it back for a refund. I typed the word "Starcraft" in one second, including quotes and caps. That`s 13 keystrokes, and not all actions are keystrokes.

    I`m in the SCII beta, and I played against a guy last night that racked up an incredible 600apm. Utterly smoked my team before his team even got halfway to where he was.

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    Simcoe Male 30-39
    126 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Two things I know: German`s love David Hasselhoff and Korean`s love Starcraft.
  38. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1184 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    Obviously hydro uses MS-DOS on his brand-new top of the line PC.
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    trudenter Male 18-29
    69 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    I call BS. either they were playing that video at "10x speed or the guy was just smashing buttons. I can`t get a brand new out of the box top of the line PC to follow 1 keystroke a second let alone 200 in a minute. Sure I could put in 200 commands in a minute, but it would take 2 hours for the PC to catch up."

    so one keystroke a second means it took you 5 minutes and 15 seconds to type that message?
  40. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    I just find it more annoying that their "comments" stretch the page.
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    mynamecandi Female 18-29
    209 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    At what point does it go from being a fun game and turn into a chore?
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    pizzaroll Male 18-29
    232 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    @Hydro, congratulations, you have just won today`s "speaking out of your ass" award!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    wow, no wonder i dont win!
  44. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    But is he having fun?
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    I can sum up this video in one, no-longer-funny line:

    Starcraft: Serious business.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    "Brought to you by the advocates of speed reading"

    More like "Brought to you by your local Carpal Tunnel clinic!"
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    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    @mynamecandi

    Well, at the point you start earning some serious, serious money for playing a game I imagine. I say serious money, he`s probably on about 100k a year looking at the tournys available to him and the prize money you get for coming placed. Not to mention sponsorship deals (starcraft is HUGE in asia, seriously).
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    moscoworbust Male 18-29
    159 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    impressive, i wonder what his IQ is.
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    msimmons Male 18-29
    244 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    @gorgack2000

    Gaming is very serious business in Korea.
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    Blaackhalo Male 30-39
    90 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    What a poser, hes mostly spamming the same keys over and over to make it look like hes doing a lot. The game only spits out new units every X seconds no amount of click spam will hurry that up.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    Feak that! My head just hurt watching.
  52. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    I wonder if he ever stops and asks himself "is this fun?".
  53. Profile photo of Raisin_Hell
    Raisin_Hell Male 18-29
    277 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    @Blaackhalo,

    It`s not all about spitting out units though.
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    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
    741 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    Of course he is having fun!! Just looking at him makes me want to play, and I hate strategy games like Warcraft and Starcraft
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    turbotong Male 18-29
    600 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    DUDE LETS ALL PLAY SC TOGETHER!!
    We should all get on SC:BW, pick a realm, and go to channel IAB or something. if someone wants to coordinate a time...
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    OK I watched this video in hopes that maybe he would show me something....He didnt. As a WC tourney player myself I find that easily over half his taken actions are completly unessesary. Clicks like 80 times to move to one spot. The Vultures he was moving he just moved them back and forth before attacking the nexus. I understand the need to micromanage...But clicking the same spot 80 times does not make u move faster and his APM could have been spent elsewhere on the map. Not impressive.
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    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    DOTA IS BETTER
  58. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    Why?
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    sleepyjoey Male 18-29
    122 posts
    July 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    yea, after watching I agree with @steelgrid, most of the actions were pointless and only worked toward having a higher APM as opposed to actually playing better. In the W3 example he almost lost his Demon hunter creeping ...
  60. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    July 9, 2010 at 6:28 am
    can you say `repetative strain injury`...
  61. Profile photo of psychrow
    psychrow Male 40-49
    19 posts
    July 9, 2010 at 7:24 am
    No, but I can spell "repetitive."
  62. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    July 9, 2010 at 9:03 am
    The funny thing is that it really isn`t this hard. Trust me after about 5 years playing this game you learn that a lot of those actions per minute don`t matter too much if they`re sloppy.
    Also while I`m here BOUNDS and Tests of Survival are the best map styles PERIOD!
  63. Profile photo of elbat
    elbat Female 18-29
    188 posts
    July 9, 2010 at 10:21 am
    boring game
  64. Profile photo of syke22
    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    July 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    Why would I play this if I could play a game where you shoot sh*t with massive ass guns?
  65. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    July 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    Oh man, I enjoy my games too much to play like that.
  66. Profile photo of AlfishKK
    AlfishKK Female 18-29
    782 posts
    July 10, 2010 at 9:01 am
    I hear with SC2 it`s less about APM and micro than it was with SC. The game has changed.
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    tuxman4 Male 13-17
    368 posts
    July 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Pssh its all about build order now.
  68. Profile photo of AlANeptune
    AlANeptune Female 18-29
    264 posts
    July 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    : O More proof that Asians are awesome.
  69. Profile photo of samidoll
    samidoll Female 18-29
    615 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    bet he`s a hit with the ladies. hands that adept? why not! well, i guess that if theyre too concerned with upping their APMs it wouldnt work.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    August 1, 2010 at 8:14 am
    @Samidoll,
    Yeah, but this noob totally needs to build additional pylons.

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