Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

For example, does "13-pool" mean "spawn 13 drones, and turn the 13th into a pool" (so that now you are at 12 supply)? Or does it mean "spawn 13 drones, then turn the 14th into a pool" (so that now you are at 13 supply)?

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers

up vote 3 down vote accepted

It means the former. You build the spawning pool while you're at 13 supply. Going down to 12 supply is a side-effect but replacing the drone as soon as possible is important to any build.

share|improve this answer
add comment

A 13 pool build means you build the pool at exactly 13 supply. A 13 pool starts at 6 supply, so you should build 4 drones, an overlord and then 3 more drones before you drop your pool.

share|improve this answer
    
Just being pedantic here, but many players prefer to spawn the overlord at 9 supply, rather than 10. There's some math that goes into it, but the difference is slight, so it shouldn't matter too much. –  Matthew Aug 19 '10 at 17:08
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.