Does anyone have any good mnemonics or memory conventions for remembering the Starcraft 2 hotkeys?
For example the unit circle and which trig function is positive: All signs that count = all sin(), tan(), cos()
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
I switched to the Grid keyboard layout (through the game settings) and now simply use positioning instead of memorising letters. Since that's what I used to use for my WoW UI (back in the day :D), it came more naturally to me than predefined key-letters, even though I've played my fair share of StarCraft 1.
So, Build Hatchery is
"MOAR HYDRAS NAO OMG" is
1 Q S S S S S S S S S S S S (hatchery on control group 1)
and so on..
There's a simple one thanks to Blizzard:
Farms and* production buildings are always the first letter in their name.
The more important the building/unit, the more likely it is to be the first letter in the name. Because of how often those buildings are built, Blizzard gave them more priority when resolving first letter conflicts.
So you can be sure of:
(I don't know what's up with Zerg in SC2 yet, so I don't know what happened to creep colonies? All of these hotkeys were recycled from SC1, which I have plenty of experience with.:) )
If you're after a building that's not important, its still worth trying the first letter, and probably the second, but a few are just going to come down to rote memorization.
*Farms currently disputed. See comments.
I don't think the use of mnemonic devices is optimal here. Mostly because it is hard to associate letters with buildings. You could try imagining some crazy command center with big C in the construction etc. My suggestion for you will be to just play a few skirmishes with no click on UI policy. It get memorized very fast this way. It is also the best way to be non-clicker/keyboard turner in wow.