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Old 07-29-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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Best race for those of us with poor micro

Subject line pretty much says it all I guess. I only have limited online multiplayer experience, much of mine was played against local guys who were as bad as I was. This time around I'll be trying to play more online just for the convenience. So not really an SC noob, just know that my micro isnt the greatest but maybe I just need to practice the micro more?
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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Re: Best race for those of us with poor micro

zerg is the easiest in that aspect but you need to have really good macro since zerg relies on map control/out-resourcing their opponents.

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zerg - macro++
protoss - micro++
terran - mix of both and the hardest race to play well (again IMO)
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:51 PM   #3
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Re: Best race for those of us with poor micro

zerg definitely. just make sure to keep spawning larva with your queen everytime its up, and then everything else after that gets easier... (and also dont stop building workers+fighters).
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:56 PM   #4
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I agree with Stake Monster but I'd say Protoss is harder to play well than Terran (turtling in and slowly expanding outwards is never horrible for a Terran imo and not that hard to pull off)
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:20 PM   #5
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Re: Best race for those of us with poor micro

I think terran is the easiest to play with poor micro, but I think you could make a solid argument that its zerg.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:37 AM   #6
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Re: Best race for those of us with poor micro

In my opinion it is easier to play terran when you are new. Yes zerg micro might be easier (not really though, zergling + spine defense against early pushes is always hairy) but you end up with the larvae system which just adds another layer of complexity that i think might be too much unless you have a lot of RTS gamesense.
I play zerg and struggle so much because i will have too little army versus some push or way too much and a weak economy. You need insight in most push strategies to be able to balance your economy / army size as zerg.
If you play terran on the other hand you can wall-off and turtle, you can build economy and army size at the same time and you have less area to think about (1 base is easier to manage then zerg 3 base obv).
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:28 PM   #7
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If you are new and bad at micro, I seriously recommend playing T and using bio. 1 base, Barracks x3 (marine marauders) + medivacs is pretty all-in style, but it's still really potent and the only stuff you have to do is attack-move and stim.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:55 PM   #8
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i think it really depends on the person. i play with a group of friends, and we have different opinions on which races are the most intuitive. i would play a few games with each race, rotating to the next until I got a good sense of which feels like the best fit.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:05 PM   #9
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As someone new to the RTS scene, Terran seemed like the most accessible for me. That said, I chose Toss. I've tried Zerg a few times and the Larvae system has me baffled.
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Re: Best race for those of us with poor micro

having poor micro isn't reason enough to play zerg

You have to figure out what your player type is and if it's not zerg, work on your micro. It's kind of like asking "i'm not good at using pistols, which rifle should i use in an fps". You have to develop some skill : )

zerg is for the aggro imo who likes to just mobrape the other guy, cover the whole map, and enjoy the agi/speed that comes w/the race
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Re: Best race for those of us with poor micro

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having poor micro isn't reason enough to play zerg

You have to figure out what your player type is and if it's not zerg, work on your micro. It's kind of like asking "i'm not good at using pistols, which rifle should i use in an fps". You have to develop some skill : )

zerg is for the aggro imo who likes to just mobrape the other guy, cover the whole map, and enjoy the agi/speed that comes w/the race
I think this is actually the right answer, although I do appreciate all the input, even from those of you that didnt actually read my OP. SO I just have to figure out how to improve my micro. FWIW, my recollection from SC is that Zerg is probably the toughest to use if you arent that skilled. But I could be remembering wrong or SC2 might be different.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:28 AM   #12
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my micro's pretty bad but I'm decentish at macro and I've gotten to Platinum fairly easily. I tried protoss/terran but it feels to slow/clumsy for me to enjoy it, even though protoss is a bad ass race and terran has a pretty sweet track lol
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:13 AM   #13
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Re: Best race for those of us with poor micro

Whenever I play terran, I have a hard time building SCVs, building an army, upgrading, and expanding. Sometimes I end up with too much money.

When I play zerg, I can do everything really easy.

Haven't played toss at all during beta/release.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:26 PM   #14
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Whenever I play terran, I have a hard time building SCVs, building an army, upgrading, and expanding. Sometimes I end up with too much money.
Yeah Terran definitely have the biggest hurdle with Macro. Which is why I recommend 1 base 3rax play for noobs
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Yeah Terran definitely have the biggest hurdle with Macro. Which is why I recommend 1 base 3rax play for noobs
Even in SC1 terran was the hardest race to play very well. Some opinions differ on this but to me it's definitely the case again in Sc2.

In the end no race is "easy" to play, the game is so deep and complex that you should really just pick the race you enjoy playing with the most.. the learning will come more naturally and faster then.
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