Micromanagement [big]Sucks[/big]

Discussion in 'StarCraft Strategy Guides' started by Lwek, Feb 26, 2005.

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Which do you prefer?

  1. Micromanagement

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  2. Macromanagement

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  1. Lwek

    Lwek Member!

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    Micromanagement sucks IMO. Playing Lost Temple or other maps like that requires too much thinking and planning. I play SC to get rid of the 'shits' in my mind. I play SC for fun, not for tournaments or anything. I think having mass blood battles is more fun than little whimpy ones.
     
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    I prefer Macro, because if you suck at Macroing, you won't even have the units to Micro properly.
     
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    Micro with Protoss, macro with Zerg.
     
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    ^^ I'm always Zerg so I guess that would explain my choice.
     
  5. Phoenix2003

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    I find micromanagement easier than macro since it just comes naturally to me. I find myself almost always trying to control my units so they don't die. Whether I'm toss or zerg. As for the poll, I prefer micro, but I rather do both.
     
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    I prefer micro, and as for macro, I hotkey my buildings so that I can constantly pump out units even when I'm micro'ing.
    And since TvZ depends on marines' actions, I find myself putting more effort into micro than macro, but both of em are important, really.
     
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    Well it's not that I don't Micro, it's impossible to win against anyone who's any good if you don't. It's more like.. I worry about Macroing more, a lot more, but I wouldn't run my lings at someone's base in a straight line (omg that happens so often :p).
     
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    I'm a macro person. I used to be big on the whole micromanagement thing (especially when I played both WC3 and SC... WC3 refines your micro skills a lot), but since I started playing again, I've been strictly macro for all three races. It's been working pretty well for me, so I think I'll stick with it.
     
  9. Wing Zero

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    i still dont get the diff between macro and mic
     
  10. exobyte

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    Micro: Moving marines so they dodge lurker spikes. Running Hydralisks away from Zealots right after the hydras fire.
    Macro: Building stuff. Taking resource nodes.

    If you can do both, you are cool.
     
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    Wing Zero lol just as planned

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    i raly do both :(
    i gusse im more of a macro
     
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    Also, using any special abilities is part of Microing.
     
  13. TrongaMonga

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    I'm better off at micro than at macro, I'm afraid :-/
     
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    hah I'm trying to learn how to micro and macro at the same time. Reallyyy hard. I keep forgetting my hot keyed buildings.
     
  15. Renzokuken

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    I voted micro.

    Zerg NEEDS to micro when vsing Protoss, otherwise their units get slaughtered. The Hydras need to be microed in order to harass the Zealots/Dragoons, otherwise you are merely feeding a growing fire.
     
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    The only units I ever really micro with are big ground/air units (Carriers, Dragoons, Goliaths) and sometimes Zealots. I also arrange my hordes of Zerg units before I attack, but that could be considered macromanagement at best; I rarely attack without tons of units.
     
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    speedlots easily catch up to hydras.
     
  18. Phoenix2003

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    Except hydras outrange zealots by a country mile. Just press 'a' , click on the zealot than retreat a bit. I do this with goons vs zealots/marines/firebats all the time. Carriers vs golitahs with the help of terrain sometimes. I don't do this much with zerg since I'm strictly zvt and zvz with zerg.

    Dodging storms with hydras is also micro, but I don't play zvp.
     
  19. Renzokuken

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    Maelstrom + Zealots > Hydralisks ;)

    You can't micro when you can't move :D
     
  20. betaalpha5

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    macro i guess

    nothing strikes more fear into an enemy's heart than seeing 100 cracklings coming your way :)

    and most of the games i play, you have so many units or such powerful units that it wouldn't matter for me (UMS).