Hotkeys

Discussion in 'StarCraft Strategy Guides' started by -Azrael666-, Feb 27, 2005.

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What are your two favorite hotkey options in melee?

  1. Basic hotkeys (Attack, Special abilities, etc) are my favorite

    90.9%
  2. Basic hotkeys are my second favorite

    9.1%
  3. Ctrl hotkeys (Unit selecting, groups, etc) are my favorite

    45.5%
  4. Ctrl hotkeys are my second favorite

    36.4%
  5. Shift hotkeys (Saving locations) are my favorite

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Shift hotkeys are my second favorite

    9.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. -Azrael666-

    -Azrael666- BattleForums Senior Member

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    Select your favorite melee hotkey option above, and select your second favorite hotkey option as well. Then explain your choices.

    I find groups are the best hotkey in the world. I'd rather have to click "Attack" every time than not have groups.

    My second favorite hotkey is the basic ones, because it cuts corners everywhere.

    My third favorite hotkey is the location ones, because I find very few times I can use them outside of UMS maps. Selecting a group twice fast has the same effect :p
     
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    i like the basic best.. and ctrl hotkeys second best.

    i ****ed up my vote, but whatever. the "a" hotkey has got to be the most important one in the game... without it your soldiers are retarded and wont attack on the move. and control lets you select groups of specialized units quickly.
     
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    -Azrael666- BattleForums Senior Member

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    lol, if anyone else wants their vote to be "Ctrl keys are my favorite", vote for second favorite instead.. that way it fixes what was messed up :D
     
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    Basic hotkeys are essential, so I chose them as my favorite. Group hotkeys are important. You forgot about the alt+click hotkey for recalling previously-selected groups...
     
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    I like basic the best then shift(it's also used for waypoints) tied with ctrl.(although I sometimes forget to actually USE those hotkeys)
     
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    I didn't forget the alt hotkey, it just doesn't come up as much and I only had room for 3 choices :D
     
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    I mostly used keyboard hotkey, such as c, m, p, etc, for units and I also use shift ones for numbers 1-9 as well as o for unit groups or hatcheries. But mostly, I just use the basic ones. Rally point for R, etc. Since it makes sense and I am a fairly well typist, those just seem to work best for me.
     
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    mosly use basic gotta love pressing H 500 times when it lags

    ctrl ones i use but very little... i need more training :(
     
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    I couldn't storm an army without basic hotkeyes.
     
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    Yeah, I couldn't either. But some pro zerg players opt to hotkey hatches instead of units and still have wicked control. They're really, really fast though so it's not recomended for newer players.
     
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    I hotkey hatches. Great for macro and excellent for assigning rally points. :p
     
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    Nono, I mean hotkey all hatches and don't hotkey units. Then they still have wicked control of several unit groups, seemlingly at once. It's very impressive.
     
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    I do that until I max out my supply and can make no more units.. then I use 1-7 for units, and keep 8-0 on hatcheries, to replace my fallen units. It works out fairly well for early-mid game, but I can't imagine anyone would do it as a late game strategy :p
     
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    Well what else did you mean?

    I'm working on unit control. I don't use the group hotkeys much with Zerg anymore (except for the occasional Overlord that I need to keep track of).
     
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    sometimes its harder for me to remember what numbers i assigned to units than to just find and control them on the field.... i dont fill up my number hotkeys ever, but i use them with spellcasters and such.
     
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    Hotkeys are what takes an average player and turns him into a good player.

    Using them to instantly go from battles to economy will win you games. I'm working hard trying to remember to use them. :/

    I mean, in the middle of a battle, just hit 1zz2dd3t4k5z and BAM, your reinforcements are being created -- you don't even have to take your eyes of your attacking units. ^^;

    gg
     
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    That's impressive. You're definitely heading in the right direction to become good. However, alot of pro zergs do the normal hybrid hotkey binding so you don't neccesarily have to play one way or the other to improve.
     
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    The only reason I fill up mine is because I make a fully-upgraded 200 supply muta/guardian attack force :p
     
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    I always fill them up. 0&9 Nexus.3-8 Gateway. 1-2 Units groups and when I have more men I just override the gateway hotkeys with units.
     
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    Are we talking about money maps? =/