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FOSS advocate and hobby coder. Currently trying to understand Haskell and get a grip on ANSI C.


Jun
20
comment What happens if you skip the practice games?
You skip the practice games. That's what happens. Nothing else. The 5 games you're referring too are called Placement Matches.
Jun
10
comment Chronoboost all gateways simultaneously
Progamers have mad mouse skill. Try to search for videos where you can actually see them sitting at the computer, you'll be amazed.
Jun
10
comment How to Defend against the Stefano build?
Maybe you'd like to upload a replay of you loosing to this strategy. Then, people could point out your shortcomings. It really just boils down to sentries, immortals, and mad micro skills. I suggest you make it to gold in the Psionic Assault challenge if you have trouble with your sentry control.
Jun
9
comment How to Defend against the Stefano build?
There is no "exactly" to any strategy.
Jun
9
answered How to Defend against the Stefano build?
Jun
8
comment Does the Blizzard downloader download cross platform files?
Maybe in the states an ISP "doing it wrong" is a big deal, but down here we have two ISP, and none of them gets anything right. Choking the uplink will hurt any connection, by the way. There needs to be some leeway for packet reporting and negotiation.
Jun
8
comment Why AI doesn't vary his strategy?
You might want to look into Green Tea AI, which is included in YABOT, but not part of it. You can usually find maps with Green Tea in bnet by searching for "+GTAI +18b", where 18b is for the latest version 1.18b.
Jun
8
comment Is there a Custom Map to practice defending against specific cheeses?
Yeah, it's called Bronze League. You'll be cheesed 5 out of 10 games. Green Tea AI does have a bunch of cheesing commanders, but you still want to practice on ladder. Knowing a cheese is coming goes a long way to defending it.
Jun
8
comment Can Changelings be detected?
There are mainly two ways Zerg will try to get a Changeling into your lines: Dropping them in the back of your base, or during an engagement. Both are easy to spot. In the first case, you should know that there was not <unit> of yours up there, and in the second, the Changeling will be set to follow one of your units, in which case moving the army around will quickly reveal him.
Jun
3
comment Is it possible to burrow units to avoid damage from Psionic Storm?
Burrowed and cloaked units are visible to the player on the map. If you are looking carefully, they are easy to spot. Storms and Fungals are a pretty usual response. EMPs also reveal cloaked units temporarily, by the way.
May
31
comment Do master-level players use build orders frequently?
Day9 recently did a daily about simplifying build orders. You should watch it. Long story short, you create groups of things that need to get done, and you complete one group before moving to the next. Progamers more or less do it like this, creating "groups" on the fly in their head, based on the state of the match.
May
30
comment How often should I cheese my low-level opponents?
Cheese equates to a kick in the nuts when fighting another human being by physical means. It will win you most fights, especially against unprepared opponents, but you will learn nothing, and you will never improve your proper fighting. And your opponents will not only feel defeated, but also humiliated. Whether this is important to you is a matter of personal ethics.
May
26
comment Worker or set troops to mine first?
Worker splitting is proven to not improve your gathering rate whatsoever.
May
18
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May
18
comment Does the Blizzard downloader download cross platform files?
I don't know what kind of internet setup you might have, but the p2p thing simply kills my line. So much for the benefits. But I didn't bother checking the added size, so please accept my apologies.
May
18
comment Does the Blizzard downloader download cross platform files?
Now if their peer2peer download system actually worked properly, we might even get to see some benefits from the twice-as-big download.
May
15
comment Can I control which nuke will be launched?
Cancelling a launched nuke won't put it back in the silo. It won't land either, so I guess it just floats around space for all time.
May
14
comment What happens if you force field but there's no more room?
Yeah they will warp a short distance if trapped, or simply be stuck in place until the forcefields expire, if the distance is too great.
May
13
answered What happens if you force field but there's no more room?
May
3
answered How does the game decide which building to center on when double-tapping a hotkey bound to multiple separate buildings?