Sunday, March 24, 2013

Monobattles with Husky!



Hello everyone, today I wanted to show you a video by HuskyStarcraft of HuskyStarcraft! This is a Monobattles game and for those of you who do not know what that is, its a custom game in which everything is the same except you can only use one offensive unit the WHOLE game.  So basically the strategy and mindset of this game is you can choose a weaker unit where you can use faster but possibly face extinction in the later game, or you can choose a more powerful higher tech unit and possibly get over ran before you can get those units out.  Just a side note to clarify on the games mechanics if you where to choose a unit that morphs or transforms from another unit you CANNOT use the unit that it comes from to attack offensively. Meaning that if I choose broodlords the corruptors would not be able to shoot they would just float in mid air. Anyways enough explanation an on to the game! In this episode of Monobattles Husky has chosen to go 100% all WIDOWMINES!! Enjoy!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Basic Zerg Overlord Scouting Tips



After seeing Terran and Protoss scouting we have to round it out with Zerg's Overlord scouting tips as well. Although it is pretty self-explanatory to float your big grumbling sack of air over your enemy's base and just check out what they are doing, it is also very important to place your overlords to scout around your base giving you any type of early detection of threats. This is super important with zerg because with other races you will be utilizing all the space in your base to build your production builds and what not. However, with Zerg you only build on your creep and other than the tech buildings and maybe a macro hatch theres not really much else that goes into your main! Thus leaving alot of fog around your main for drops, reaper play, or even proxies!

Protoss Scouting Tips



Continuing our scouting marathon here today, the next show up is going to be the Protoss scouting techniques. This video is made by EonShiKeno. In this video I want you to pay attention to more about how he interprets the enemy's build and what he makes of what he sees more than how he actually scouts. Eventually the scouting process will become more second nature but the point of scouting is to see whats coming up and how to prepare for it.

We also see a hint of higher level play in this video as well. He uses the probe to delay the Zerg players expansion. Now at first thought a slightly delayed expansion doesn't seem like a huge deal but more important than just an expansion he is losing time! If you had taken a look at the "opener" guides that I posted up earlier you will understand why the timing of certain buildings are so important.

Scouting, Scouting, and more Scouting



Hello everybody, today I am going to be focusing on the art of scouting. In my previous posts I always mention scouting is one the most important skills you can possibly possess in the world of Starcraft 2.  Myself being a Zerg player and Zerg being a reactive race, scouting in the make it or break it skill. This video is brought to you by MajorLeagueGaming, and will be covering the basic details and must do's of scouting.

Important scouting points:
1. Stay active while scouting
2. Don't be afraid to trade away units
3. Scout important areas

Something to keep in mind while watching this video also is the timing for your scout will vary from map to map.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Increase your gameplay speed, APM, overall awareness



Here is a video by SC2NoobSchool with two tips on how to raise the speed you can play at.  Alot of players hit a glass ceiling in some point of their Starcraft 2 lifetime where your brain will function faster than your fingers are able to punch in the command!  This can be super frustrating because you know what you want and you know what you need to do but your fingers just can't keep up! Well these two tips will help you jump start your efforts to bridge the gap between you strategic mind and your slug-like fingers.  Remember keep practicing and most of all have fun!

MLG FINAL GAME!



Hello everyone! This is this years MLG finals with Life vs Flash. Now I know you all would prefer to watch the whole series but I going to skip all the way to last match game six with Life up with three games and Flash at two. This is a super intense match up between these two great and talented players. To give you a little background information Flash (Blue Terran) has been the Macro Master! I say this because his ability to out macro his opponent is crazy! He has been able to steamroll his opponents all the way to the finals base mostly on his ability to produce raw units. Life (Red Zerg) has been the lowly quiet Zerg that slowly but surely climbed the tournament ladder.  Just some extra info Life is playing these games at 16 years of age! Well enough of my text, enjoy the show! Let me know what kind of games you guys would like me to post or if theres a skill or technique that you want me to cover! Have a great day my fellow Starcraft 2 players!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BOMBER BOMBS HIMSELF!



This is longest and CRAZIEST game I have ever seen! Bomber spawns as the red Terran while Goswser spawns as the blue Zerg.  This is the first time I have seen the WHOLE map absolutely mined out to the point where this is no longer about how many bases each player has or how great a players macro is. This is the true MICRO ARENA! Hilarious commenting throughout the whole game too. I don't know about the rest of you Starcraft 2 players out there but I don't think I would be able to last ONE game like this.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013



Hey everybody!  Today I am going to posting a game that one of my favorite casters is casting and playing! HuskyStarcraft will be spawning as the purple Protoss allied with the teal Zerg, and they will be facing the red Terran and Blue Zerg.  This specific game was casted before HOTS actually came out so you will hear some pre-hots banter going on.  Although I love the 1v1 battles and how intense they get, my true love are the 2v2 come back games.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Starcrafts "The Probelem"




This series is made by CarBotAnimations.  This series is about regular everyday Starcraft 2 problems! Hilarious relatable scenarios in the life of a Starcraft 2 player! Let me know if you guys like this so I can post most episodes of Starcrafts! Enjoy!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

HEART OF THE SWARM!

Hey everyone! I just want to let everybody know I just got HEART OF THE SWARM! I was able to preorder it on newegg.com for $20 dollars off. The only down side is that it took forever to get to me haha!

Also for everyone interested, MLG starcraft 2 HOTS is happening right now! Go check it out! http://www.majorleaguegaming.com/

Have a great day everyone!