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


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
awarded  Commentator
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?
Apr
22
answered Is there a reliable source for APM distribution in leagues?
Apr
22
comment Is there a reliable source for APM distribution in leagues?
This got too big for a comment, see my answer below.
Apr
22
comment Is there a reliable source for APM distribution in leagues?
Seriously, APM is just a lolstat. It's not about how fast your fingers are, but about how fast your brain can sort your gargantuan todo list out to tell your fingers what to do next.
Apr
21
awarded  Critic
Apr
15
comment Is it possible to see the other players races once I am in the game in Starcraft 2?
It will also show "random" if that's what the player went for. If you're wondering what his random ended up as, your only option is to scout his base, or ask him.
Apr
11
comment When is an appropriate time to transition into Ghosts?
Snipe is far from useless against Ultras, even after the nerf. You need more snipes, alright, but a bunch of Ghosts can thin the Ultra pack quite a bit before they engage. As for BC, you generally want to avoid your opponent getting that far.
Apr
10
comment When is an appropriate time to transition into Ghosts?
Actually, you will also want Ghosts when your Zerg opponent gets Ultralisks. Also, Void Rays aren't very effective against Battlecruisers. Battlecruisers are good, but only once you get them to 3-3 and have a critical mass of them, which takes a long time. PvT, the Protoss won't get "a significant number of Immortals" unless you go hard Tank.
Apr
3
answered ZvP How to Defeat FFE?